HOLLIE HELLEMS snd the Rhythm Kings
SORRY / Don't Blame it on the Rain
PROMO / WLP
EX+ : Excellent clean copy!
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Our grading system is based on the Goldmine Standard, and is as follows:
SS (Still Sealed) – Unopened, unplayed brand new LPs in their original factory shrink wrap. These records are generally presumed to be mint, but that may not always be the case due to manufacturing defects, sleeve scuffing and minor warping. For these reasons we are unable to guarantee the condition of the record inside and sealed records are non-returnable if opened.
M (Mint) – A perfect and seemingly unplayed record. This is the highest grade we will give a record that is not sealed and we use it rarely.
NM (Near Mint) – A like-new record with only the slightest evidence that it has ever been played or handled.
EX (Excellent) – Close to like-new with only very minor indicators of use that will not affect playback. EX records should satisfy all but the most critically demanding audiophiles. Covers will be very sharp with only slight imperfections.
VG+ (Very Good Plus) – Used but well-taken care-of records that will exhibit only minor defects. VG+ records may show signs of wear including, but not limited to scuffing, minor scratches, slight warps, spindle marks, light ring wear, cutouts or other markings, and minor seam wear on covers and labels. VG+ records are great copies for all but the most discerning listeners.
VG (Very Good) – Average, well-used records that still sound good enough for the majority of listeners to enjoy. These records will usually play with some surface noise from scratches, scuffs, and groove wear. They may lack the gloss of cleaner, factory-fresh records and can have scratches and visible groove wear. Covers will show conisderable signs of handling or storage, and may have writing, tears, seam splits and other wear.
Good -- These records are not trashed, but will play back with considerable noise due to serious wear and scratches. They should not skip, but this may depend on turntable setup. Covers in this condition may show heavy wear but are not trashed. Tape, fully split seams, heavy writing and tears are common.
Fair & Poor -- These are basically "play-at-your-own-risk" which are in very rough condition all around and have been neglected or abused.
We may amend a grade with a plus (+) or minus (-) indicating that the record is slightly better or worse than one of the standard grades but we do not use multiple plus or minus signs.
For example, a record that is somewhere between the two grades could be EX+ or NM- depending on which grade more accurately represents the perceived condition.
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