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Symphony Of The Birds

LP (Item 967012) MGM, 1968 — Condition: Very Good

A weird little record! The album is a "symphony of Brazilian birds" – and is literally that! The album features assorted bird calls and songs, recorded for the set – backed up by larger orchestrations that range from serious to playful, and which almost stand in contrast to the birds! The whole thing must be heard to be believed – as the two elements are barely tied together, and the bird songs are really high in the mix – so that the whole thing almost sounds like a mistake! Titles include "Luar Do Sertao", "Tico Tico No", "Sukiyaki", and "Emperor Waltz".  © 1996-2020, Dusty Groove, Inc.

Very Good

  • Vinyl can have some dirt, but nothing major.
  • May not shine under light, but should still be pretty clean, and not too dirty.
  • May have a number of marks (5 to 10 at most), and obvious signs of play, but never a big cluster of them, or any major mark that would be very deep. Most marks should still not click under a fingernail.
  • May not look near perfect, but should play fairly well, with slight surface noise, and the occasional click in part of a song, but never throughout a whole song or more.
  • This is clearly a copy that was played by someone a number of times, but which could also be a good "play copy" for someone new.

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