â€¢ Artist: James Newton Howard
â€¢ Album Title: James Newton Howard
â€¢ Format: LP
â€¢ Label: Tiger Lily Records
â€¢ Country and Year of Release: USA, 1976
â€¢ Cover/Record Grade: M-/Ex (Still in shrink wrap, small section missing in top right corner)
â€¢ Other Info: Before James Newton Howard was famous as a soundtrack composer, he released this solo instrumental album that is clearly influenced by Keith Emerson in particular and prog rock in general. Some tracks only use piano, others include synthesizer and some include drums. The album was also released on the Kama Sutra, but both have completely different cover art plus the song titles are totally different! Furthermore, each edition has one track that is not on the other album, so in order to get all the music, you need both pressings. For the Kama Sutra pressing, see my other listings.
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With very few exceptions, I play grade the records that I list. (This means that I don't go by the way a record looks, only by how it plays.) Sometimes when I have a group (or a â€œlotâ€) of LPs within a single listing, I will not play all the records, but this is fairly rare.
I use Mint (M), Excellent (Ex), Very Good (VG), Good (G), Fair (F), and (heaven help us) Poor (P), and I take each of these words at their literal meaning. In other words, if I assign an LP a grade of â€œG,â€ that means to me that it really is in good playing condition, not fair or worseâ€”for many dealers, a G (or even VG) grade is often really nothing more than a euphemism for a record that is in fair or poor condition.
I also use up to three plus signs (+) and up to three minus signs (-) to indicate varying degrees within a specific grade. So, a grade letter followed by a â€œ+â€ means the condition is slightly better than the grade letter by itself, and a grade letter followed by â€œ++â€ indicates that the condition is yet another small step higher. For example, a grade of Ex+++ means that the record is very close to being in the Mint range, but still just shy of it.
This may seem like a strange system at first glance but I use it because I feel that the standard grading systems are inadequate, as they simply don't allow for enough grades or degrees within those grades. Many don't use Excellent, for example, which means that there is a jump from Mint down to Very Goodâ€”and there are a whole lot of grading possibilities in between those two, the way I see it.