CLIFF / VARIOUS The
Harder They Come (Original Soundtrack Recording) EXCELLENT
No’s: ILPS M9202 A5U/B4U
No: ILPS9202 Originally
condition is EXCELLENT
silk-print finish sleeve is clean, bright and glossy, with no tears
isn’t any writing, taping or stickers. NOTE: this is the Island
Life Collection release commemorating 25 years of the Island record
label and there is a small identifying logo on the front right hand
corner – see photo.
minimal edge wear and the spine is firm and totally legible but has
some slight creasing.
stiff card inner sleeve is clean, bright and glossy, with no tears or
splits and there isn’t any writing, taping or stickers. There is
some very slight ring wear but it is hardly noticeable. The special
full colour inner sleeve also celebrates the Island Life Collection
promotional photos of 24other Island albums
will also include the original plastic outer that I bought with it,
although it is starting to split slightly at the top, it still fits
tightly and has successfully kept the dust off for all these years
pressed on heavyweight vinyl The record itself is clean and glossy
and the disc retains its deep, black vinyl sheen.
labels show some minimal signs of use, have no writing and are clean
with minimal spindle marking.
plays really well apart from some of the usual vinyl hiss and crackle
between tracks that unfortunately are noticeable in some of the
quietest passages but vanish
after a few seconds and don’t detract from the overall sound, which
is still amazing. although deep cleaning would probably remove them.
However, I am grading it as EX/VG because I realise how subjective
something like vinyl hiss can be. But,
to quote the Record Collector grading system for the category of
is very little lessening in sound quality.” It
lays flat on the turntable and plays well without the needle sticking
remember even new, factory fresh vinyl is likely to have some clicks
and pops, but the richness of sound will always be better than
digital. OK eventually the robots and aliens will make digital sound
as good, but until then, it’s a compromise, you have to choose;
deep rich tones and a beautiful sleeve (often with lyrics or other
notes) or clinical sterility with nothing to see and a narrow
my records have been played on a Pioneer PL12D with a Shure N75 ED-T2
cartridge and stylus, tracking at 1.5 grams which I continue to use
today – although the stylus has been replaced regularly
Cliff - You Can Get It If You Really Want, A2
–Scotty - Draw Your Brakes, A3–The Melodians - Rivers Of Babylon,
A4–Jimmy Cliff - Many Rivers To Cross. A5–The Maytals - Sweet And
Dandy, A6–Jimmy Cliff - The Harder They Come, B1–The Slickers -
Johnny Too Bad, B2–Desmond Dekker - Shanty Town, B3–The Maytals -
Pressure Drop, B4–Jimmy Cliff - Sitting In Limbo, B5–Jimmy Cliff
- You Can Get It If You Really Want, B6–Jimmy Cliff - The Harder
Masterwork Reggae breakthrough
album together with the film introduced Reggae
into the mainstream with its release in England in summer 1972. The
album captured the soul and sound of Jamaica, and remains a vital
piece of genuine memorabilia from a bygone time that changed the
as well as the way that music is made,
and would grace any collection. If you haven’t heard it on vinyl
this could be for you. It certainly doesn’t sound 49 years old.
you check my feedback you will see many people think my grading is
spot on. I’m
not a dealer of any sort, but am just downsizing and having to clear
things out and trying to survive on a poxy pension. Good
luck with your bidding and feel free to ask any question.
Word About Payment and Postage
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use 12" Vinyl LP Record Cruciform postal mailers and protect
them with an additional layer of bubblewrap. In the UK I use Royal
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Collector grading system used
The record itself is in brand new condition with no surface marks or
deterioration in sound quality. The cover and any extra items such as
the lyric sheet, booklet or poster are in perfect condition. Records
advertised as Sealed or Unplayed should be Mint.
The record shows some signs of having been played, but there is very
little lessening in sound quality. The cover and packaging might have
slight wear and / or creasing.
record has obviously been played many times, but displays no major
deterioration in sound quality, despite noticeable surface marks and
the occasional light scratch. Normal wear and tear on the cover or
extra items, without any major defects, is acceptable.
The record has been played so much that the sound quality has
noticeably deteriorated, perhaps with some distortion and mild
scratches. The cover and contents suffer from folding, scuffing of
edges, spine splits, discolouration, etc.
The record is still just playable but has not been cared for properly
and displays considerable surface noise; it may even jump. The cover
and contents will be torn, stained and / or defaced.
The record will not play properly due to scratches, bad surface
noise, etc. The cover and contents will be badly damaged or partly
well as the above grades, Near Mint is often used as well; this is
really for a record that appears new but is known to have been played
because the label has light spindle marks or because it has come from
a previous owner and is assumed to have been played by
them. For records which appear to fall between the accepted grades, +
and - are also often added to the grading.