What is your number one tip for sellers?
Grade Conservatively. Customers love opening up their packages and finding out that the record is in better shape than you listed!

What is your number two tip for sellers?
Use better vinyl packaging.
For instance: LAX oversized with corrugated cardboard and corners protected

I started in the seventies with buying records and cutouts especially, and haven't stopped since! At that time I liked cutouts a lot, because they were new and sealed (untouched, like a virgin...), although unfortunately for me not priced $1.99 or $3.99 over here in Amsterdam! I had to pay slightly more in guldens (Dutch guilders)....

FAVOURITE ALBUMS (DEC2017)
Meters - Rejuvenation (US Reprise)
Lee Dorsey - Yes We Can Can (UK Polydor)
Allen Toussaint - Southern Nights
Andy Pratt - Andy Pratt II (w/ Avenging Annie)
Ben Sidran - Don't Let Go (US Blue Thumb)
Ben Sidran - Puttin’ In Time On Planet Earth (US Blue Thumb)
Ben Sidran - I Lead A Life (US Blue Thumb)
Bonnie Raitt - Takin My Time (US WB TML-mastering)
Todd Rundgren - Something/Anything (US Bearsville STERLING LH-mastering)
Clash - Sandinista (bought on release day, I liked all six sides!)
Clash - London Calling (bought first week, Dutch CBS 1st pressing 'mispress' without 'Train In Vain')
John Hiatt - Bring The Family (UK Demon with great picture sleeve)
Little Feat - Sailin' Shoes (EU Rhino reissue ᶜB-mastering)
Little Feat - Dixie Chicken (US WB green label)
Ry Cooder - Paradise and Lunch (US Reprise)
Ry Cooder - Chicken Skin Music (GER Reprise US LA cut)
Hall & Oates - Abandoned Luncheonette (US Atlantic)
Steely Dan - all first six albums
NRBQ - Peek-A-Boo (cd-only compilation, sadly out of print)
NRBQ - High Noon (in print!)
Tony Joe White - Homemade Ice Cream (AP QRP reissue)
Gregg Allman - Laid Back (AP QRP reissue)
Joe Henry - Shuffletown
4 Seasons - Genuine Imitation Life Gazette (1968 US Philips LP)
Frank Sinatra - Watertown (a love story...) UMe reissue

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Essential show from Gregg and his band in great quality.
The band:
Gregg Allman - Organ, Lead Vocals
"Dangerous" Dan Toler - Guitar
Tim Heding - Keyboards
Bruce Waibel - Bass
David Toler - Drums
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Now please update the entry with the runouts etc for your 'superior' version?
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My copy was perfect, so you had bad luck. Terrific record by the way, recommended!
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Nothing has been done to her powerhouse voice so no autotune whatsoever. Just look upon this as a fresh perspective to Millie Jackson's Spring recordings.
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Please list your (analogue) setup so people know where you are coming from?
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Besides the recording these Lost Highway pressings (pressed @United) are simply not great pressings. I like the packaging however but buyer beware as there is no protective inner sleeve to protect the LP.
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Ok, I wonder whether you are a deadwax detective or perhaps in the near future aspiring to be one but here is some information regarding Sean Magee as lacquers cutter over at Abbey Road:

[i]i…i is how he signs cuts that he has done, it does ... See full review
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JW = Jacksonville pressing for Warner
WW= Winchester pressing for Warner
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Mastered by Chris Bellman - ᶜB in the deadwax both sides.
Please note that Rhino's Januari 2018 version, as part of the Start Your Ear Off Right (SYEOR) campaign is mastered by Ian Sefchick.
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Please state which tracks are mono, stereo or re-processed stereo?
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Boy oh boy, if you review sound quality or a specific pressing always refer to the versions you review!
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Worth it for the brilliant music and the wonderful essay by Colin Escott.
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