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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, 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.
One of Flora Purim's last albums for Milestone – and much less of a straight Brazilian fusion session than some of her other records – more in the soul style she'd explore in years to come! Flora's singing in English a bit more than before, and some of the tunes have a nice dose of ... LP, Vinyl record album
An obscure Brazilian indie set from the 80s – with titles that include "Cine Cassino", "Coracao Cometa", "Asa Linda", "Meg Magia", "Estrela Do Mar", "Quando A Pororoca Pegar Fogo", and "Fios Da Light". LP, Vinyl record album
Lots of nice percussion, as you might guess from the title – and tunes include "Amor Selvagem", "A Lua E O Mar", "Eu E Meu Pandeiro", "E Preciso Dar", "paz Em Todo Territorio Nacional", and "O Imperador". LP, Vinyl record album
Features orchestrations from Simonetti and Waldemiro Lemke – and title sinclude "O Amor Nao Tem Juizo", "Chove La Fora", "So Voce", "Tres Marias", "Triste A Recordar", "Minha Oracao", and "Faz Mal Pra Mim". LP, Vinyl record album
A third classic set from the team of Elis Regina and Jair Rodrigues – two artists who hardly worked together in later years, but who were one of the greatest teams going in 60s Brazil! As with previous volumes, the album's recorded live – in a mode that has each artist on their own on ... LP, Vinyl record album
A really unusual album for Dexter Gordon – one that has him working in a quintet with vibes by Bobby Hutcherson! Hutcherson's sound really transforms the session, giving it a shimmering middleground that disperses the dominance that Gordon's tenor usually has – and creating a warm, ... LP, Vinyl record album
Early John Dankworth at his best – from a time when he was really coming into his own, and turning out some excellent arrangements! The set features work from Mike Gibbs and Chris Pyne on trombones, Kenny Wheeler on trumept, Henry Lowther on cornet, Alan Branscombe on piano, and Tony Coe and ... LP, Vinyl record album