Soul Direction 1968 Compilation Various Top Artists Direction Records Album


Soul Direction  1968 Compilation  Various Top Artists Direction Records  Album

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Soul Direction 1968 Compilation Various Top Artists Direction Records Album:
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''SOUL DIRECTION''

COMPILATION ALBUM FEATURING

DIRECTION'S TOP ARTISTS

Check photos for full track list

DIRECTION RECORDS

NO SPR 28 issued 1968 in UK


Disc condition side 1 EX

side 2 VG+ bright surface sheen but please check pics to see a visible scuff on last track -it plays through this with one click only on the dead wax with no loss of enjoyment thereafter. Clean labels.

Sleeve condition is VG+



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GRADING GUIDELINES

Althoughrecordgradings can often be a matter of personal opinion, we have to find some common ground, and so my gradingsare essentially basedalong the guidelines laid down by the Record Collector publication. However, I will elaborate here in order that you will understand how my gradings are made.

MINT (M)

A record described as Mint should be absolutely as new, just as it came out of the factory and in truth, never have been played although this is often difficult to prove or disprove. The sound should be crystal clear with no background noise or deterioration in sound quality.

The cover and any additional items such as posters,inner sleeve or lyric sheets should also be as new, with no creases, stains or writing(an acceptable exception would be the shopkeeper's hand-written price on the rear of the sleeve) which was commom-place in the 60's and 70's, before the days of bar-coding and automated pricing machines.

NEAR MINT (NM) or(M-)

This grading means that the record and/or it's cover are just marginally short of qualifying as being Mint. The vinyl may just show signs of having been played once or twice. The area around the spindle hole should be pretty much free of spindle trace marks, or at least only have the minimum ofthese marks.In other words, it is close to being Mint but not quite close enough to describe as such.

There may be the very slightest crease markson the sleeve, or the laminate may have lifted in small areas without detracting too much from it's overall appearance

EXCELLENT (EX)/(EX+)/(EX-)

There will be indications on the vinyl surface that the record has been played, possibly several times but at the same time, it has been well cared for. There should be very little deterioration in the listening experience.

The sleeve/jacket could have minor creasing and/or signs of storage wear/discoloration, particularly on the back. EX- would indicate that the record would qualify for an EX grading apart from perhaps a small initial written on the label or sleeve or a scuff on the label or other very minor defect which does not affect the overall appearance or sound quality of the item.

VERY GOOD (VG)/(VG+)/(VG-)

the record will show significant signs of having been 'well played', it will show surface scratches and/or scuffs but will still play nicely without too much background noise. The cover and extras (lyric sheets etc) will also have creases or normal wear characteristics which are usually acceptable for this grade. VG+ and VG- are simply up and down variations on this grading, depending on the degree of wear and tear.

GOOD

The record has obviously been played or mis-treated so much that the sound quality is not what it used to be, but may be acceptable depending on the criteria of the individual collector. It will have several surface scratches and/or other defects but may still be useful as a 'gap filler' within a collection. The sleeve will probably be creased badly, torn or repaired with sellotape. Album sleeves may have crushed or damaged spines caused by bad storage etc.

FAIR

This grade may be only just about playable, with 'skips and jumps' and not really worth having UNLESS it is exceptionally rare, in which case it could serve as a 'gap filler'. I will not list any item in this condition unless it was mega-rare and this would be shown clearly in the description, so that there is no doubt about it.



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