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I often find the opposite situation - gorgeous cover and trashed record, so
go figure!

Dave Weiner

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Sent: Monday, November 30, 2009 8:10 PM
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Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Pressing Haze: Help Needed

I do the "husbandry" thing all the time. I find beautiful covers in the
dollar bins sometimes. What 
I'm amazed by is the number of great-condition records I've bought in
beat-to-hell covers. How does 
that happen? Latest was one of the Virgil Fox direct-to-disc (on the rarer
white vinyl). The record 
has zero ticks and pops and very little surface noise, no groove
distortions. Just beautiful. The 
cover looks like it got dragged behind a Grand Canyon burro. Go figure.

-- Tom Fine