ALBERT KING The Big Blues K-12-852
Albert King "The Big Blues" LP
King Records K-12-852
Vinyl:VG+/ Strong VG
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Records are Original pressings- meaning NOT contemporary reissues or bootlegs- unless otherwise noted.
In the case of multiple pressings of the title over the years, the particular pressing will be indicated.
Records are graded conservatively as follows: SS, NM, VG++, VG+, VG, VG-, G, Poor
Near Mint [NM or M-]: A nearly perfect record. This grade is usually reserved for items that have probably only been played once or twice. Many dealers won't give a grade higher than this implying (perhaps correctly) that no record is ever truly perfect. The record shows no sign of wear whatsoever.
An LP jacket has no creases, folds, seam splits or any other noticeable similar defect. No cut-out holes, either. And of course, the same is true of any other inserts, such as posters, lyric sleeves, and the like. Basically, Near Mint looks as if you just got it home from a new record store and removed the shrink wrap.
Very Good Plus [VG+]: Shows some signs that it was played and otherwise handled by a previous owner who took good care of it. Record surfaces may show some slight signs of wear and may have slight scuffs or very light scratches that don't affect one's listening experience. Slight warps that do not affect the sound are OK.
The label may have some ring wear or discoloration, but is should be barely noticeable. The center hole is not misshapen by repeated play. Picture sleeves and LP inner sleeves will have some slight wear, lightly turn-up corners, or a slight seam-split. An LP jacket my have slight signs of wear also and may be marred by a cut-out hole, indentation or corner indicating it was taken out of print and sold at a discount.
In general, if not for a couple of minor things wrong with it, this would be Near Mint. All but the most mint-crazy collectors will find a Very Good Plus record highly acceptable.
Very Good [VG]: Many of the defects found in a VG+ record are more pronounced in a VG disc. Surface noise is evident upon playing, especially in soft passages and during the song's intro and fade, but will not overpower the music otherwise. Groove wear will start to be noticeable, as will light scratches deep enough to feel with a fingernail) that will affect the sound.
Labels may be marred by writing, or have tape or stickers (or their residue) attached. The same will be true of picture sleeves or LP covers. However, it will not have all of these problems at the same time, only two or three of them.
Very Good Minus [VG-]: Lots of small scratches that may affect sound, however not a terrible copy. In general just a step below a VG grade.
Good [G], Good Plus [G+]: A record in Good or Good Plus condition can be put onto a turntable and will play through without skipping. It will probably look in very poor condition, and play with surface noise. It may still sound good though and still be an enjoyable listen.
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526 (GS 6.6.6 (526))