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We realize that there are many different interpretations of the standard grades used
for pre-owned vinyl record albums & CD, so we thought we'd offer you the ones that we are working with,
so you have an idea what we mean when we give the grade for a non-new item on our pages.
Used Vinyl Grades
Below are stated conditions for a used vinyl records at Dusty Groove. Grading for
the cover should be assumed to be near (within a "+" or "-")
the grading for the vinyl.
If there is significant divergence from the condition of the vinyl, or specific flaws,
these will be noted in the comments section of the item. However, please be aware that
since the emphasis of this site is towards the music listener, our main concern is with
the vinyl of any used item we sell. Additionally, please note that all of our records
are graded visually; considering the volume of used vinyl we handle, it is impossible
for us to listen to each record. If we spot any significant flaws, we make every attempt
to listen through them and note how they play.
The following grading conditions apply to the vinyl component of an album or single:
Additional Marks & Notes
If something is noteworthy, we try to note it in the comments — especially
if it is an oddity that is the only wrong thing about the record.
This might include, but isn't limited to, warped records, tracks that skip,
cover damage or wear as noted above, or strictly cosmetic flaws.
An excellent album of sweet and lovely piano tunes – composed and performed by Peter Nero, with a swinging jazzy sound that's very much in keeping with mid 60s Mancini! The theme alone is worth the price of admission – performed here with a nice strong lead piano, and jazzy ... LP, Vinyl record album
Wonderful wonderful wonderful – and way more than just the western-themed album you'd imagine from the title! The set features Hugo Montenegro at his finest – working in a swinging mod mix of 60s styles that includes weird chorus vocals, fuzzy guitar licks, and some tripped-out ... LP, Vinyl record album
An unusual project – in that Ennio Morricone not only serves up some of his own famous western themes, but also takes on a few famous western themes – like "High Noon", "Green Leaves Of Summer", and "Shenandoah". Features guest performances by Christy, ... LP, Vinyl record album
A pretty darn cool record if you dig the TV show – as Greene and crew get together, in character, to perform a number of songs in a live "hootenanny" setting! The style of the tracks is more folksy than country – and there's a heck of a log of dialogue on the record. Titles ... LP, Vinyl record album
A very cool collection of soundtrack work from this hip Italian duo – with tracks from the films Porgi L'Altra Guancia, Il Bianco Il Giallo E Il Nero, Arrivano Joe E Margherito, Te Deum, Piedone Lo Sbirro, and more! LP, Vinyl record album
A groovy little soundtrack from Riz Ortolani – a set of tracks written for a colonialist narrative, but with some nice touches that keep with the time in which the music was recorded! One track features some electric harpsichord in a chunky, catchy little melody – and the album ends ... LP, Vinyl record album
Nino Rota's impressive score for the Luchino Visconti film The Leopard – sounds put together with enough of an epic feel to match the sprawling story of the movie! The music is more orchestral and serious than some of Rota's Fellini work from the same period – a masterful bit of ... LP, Vinyl record album