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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.
A killer soundtrack from Henry Mancini – a record that's got both the terror promised in the title, and some sweeter moments that are pure Mancini all the way! Instrumentation is relatively jazzy overall – with some tight horn passages that shift between swinging saxes and lighter ... LP, Vinyl record album
An enduring Mancini classic! And although it's probably best remembered for the sleepy theme "Moon River", the score's actually got some pretty fantastic groovy numbers with a very different feel. These include the lovely "Sally's Tomato", one of our fave melodies ever from ... LP, Vinyl record album
Morricone's scores for these two films in the Ringo series – both from Italy, and filled with tunes that are perhaps a bit more comical than some of Morricone's darker scoring for spaghetti westerns. Una Pistola has a number of "old timey" type tracks, and Il Ritorno is a bit ... 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 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
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