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Before Singing Lessons 1969 to 1977

LP (Item 976132) Decal (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s — Condition: Sealed
2LP

Hmm . . . We're not sure that Pete Brown ever got much in the way of singing lessons – but it was always that unique voice that made him such a standout in the British scene of the early 70s! This 2LP set brings together rare material – with Battered Ornaments and Piblokto, and other groups too – with help from Jim Mullen and Chris Spedding on guitars, Dick Heckstall Smith and Dave Thompson on saxes, and Graham Bond on keyboards!  © 1996-2021, Dusty Groove, Inc.

Sealed

This is what it says, that the record is still held fast in shrink-wrap. We tend to be pretty suspicious about these things, so if the shrink-wrap doesn't look original, or if the record seems to have undergone some damage over time, we'll probably take it out of the wrapper to ensure that it's in good shape — which is why we don't have more of these. In some cases the shrink-wrap may be torn in spots, but if it's not possible the record has been taken out and played, the record will still qualify as "Sealed".

Additional Marks & Notes

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