45 = VG. Smooth and glossy with moderate wear. Has marks on a section of side 2 which cause some ticks on intro.
My copy and other copies on Youtube including label owner Darnell Glover's copy have some lateral movement on side 2 due to offcenteredness from the in groove which doesn't seem to affect play. This can also be seen with the other pressings featuring "All I Need" shown on Youtube. Chek out side 1 & 2 on AUDIO player. Rare Chicago soul! (See GRADING KEY).
Play graded: (Audio-Technica AT-PL120 Direct Drive with ORTOFON OM 20 stylus - traks @ 1.5 grams) and visually graded. Plays nice!
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SHIPPING & HANDLING:
M: (MINT): Perfect! No visible or audible deterioration. I rarely use this grade.
M-: (NEAR MINT): Nearly perfect. Handled slightly. Shows no obvious signs of wear.
VG+: (VERY GOOD PLUS): Slight signs of wear and use such as sleeve scuffs, lite marks, very lite scratches, which will have almost no audible or visual defect or deterioation.
VG: (VERY GOOD): Obviously played and noticeably less than perfect. General wear may contain lite scratches that you can feel with your finger, that may produce a short series of lite tics. May also include, marks, scuffing, smudges, groove wear, loss of gloss, and warps which do not affect play.
Also may include minimal surface noise, especially during soft passages and intro, but surface noise that will not be over powering. Should be a very playable, listenable and enjoyable record!
VG-: (VERY GOOD MINUS): Abundant signs of play such as feelable scratches, gray grooves, continuous noise, excessive ticks, pops and wear but still a listenable record. Alot of records with this grade may look bad but still play good.