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    Radio City

    Ranked 403/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Although the original members of the Memphis quartet Big Star recorded only the album, #1 Record together and were dissolving rapidly by the time the second, Radio City, was completed, those records have influenced countless 80s and 90s rockers on both sides of the Atlantic, from the Replacements and R.E.M. to Englands Primal Scream and Scotlands Teenage Fanclub. That Big Stars impact should extend so far afield is less surprising in light of the bands own inspirations. Taking the gritty soul of Memphis rhythm and blues and fusing it with the artful melodies and vocal harmonies of British power pop, and injecting it all with a flailing, pre-punk, garage-band energy, Big Star created a unique sound with a universal appeal.


    Much of the tension that fueled Big Star's wonderful harmonies apparently came from the undercurrents of competition instilled by the medias perception of Alex Chilton as the leader of the band, one which Chris Bell once steered. Near Christmas of 1972, Bell left the band. Chilton, Hummel and Stephens continued as a trio, but Big Star was clearly on the rocks. They pulled themselves together enough, however, to record 1973's Radio City, which has been called one of rocks most seminal albums, and while Bell was not a formal participant, his lingering spirit is evident in several of the albums 12 tracks.

    1. O My Soul
    2. Life Is White
    3. Way Out West
    4. What's Going Ahn
    5. You Get What You Deserve
    6. Mod Lang
    7. Back of a Car
    8. Daisy Glaze
    9. She's a Mover
    10. September Gurls
    11. Morpha Too
    12. I'm in Love With a Girl
    Big Star
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  • The Best Of Big Star The Best Of Big Star Quick View

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    The Best Of Big Star

    Though power-pop forefathers Big Star were active for just a few short years in the early-mid 1970s, the Memphis band has gone on to become one of the most influential artists in modern music, with a cult status that few can compete with. This new compilation celebrates Big Star with 16 tracks spanning all 3 of their LPs (1972's #1 Record, 1974's Radio City and Third, released after the group disbanded, in 1978), and features rare single versions of some of their most popular songs. Includes liner notes from GRAMMY-winning writer and director Robert Gordon, plus an introduction by sole surviving Big Star member, drummer Jody Stephens.
    1. In the Street (single mix)
    2. Don't Lie to Me (single version)
    3. September Gurls (single version)
    4. Thirteen
    5. Jesus Christ (single edit)
    6. I'm In Love With a Girl
    7. O My Soul (single edit)
    8. Feel
    9. When My Baby's Beside Me
    10. Take Care
    11. Life Is White
    12. Watch the Sunrise (single version)
    13. The Ballad of El Goodo
    14. Nightime
    15. Back of a Car
    16. Thank You Friends
    Big Star
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  • #1 Record #1 Record Quick View

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    #1 Record

    Ranked 403/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Although the original members of the Memphis quartet Big Star recorded only the album, #1 Record together and were dissolving rapidly by the time the second, Radio City, was completed, those records have influenced countless 80s and 90s rockers on both sides of the Atlantic, from the Replacements and R.E.M. to Englands Primal Scream and Scotlands Teenage Fanclub. That Big Stars impact should extend so far afield is less surprising in light of the bands own inspirations. Taking the gritty soul of Memphis rhythm and blues and fusing it with the artful melodies and vocal harmonies of British power pop, and injecting it all with a flailing, pre-punk, garage-band energy, Big Star created a unique sound with a universal appeal.


    Originally released in 1972, Big Star's legendary debut, #1 Record was the second release for the newly formed Ardent Records. Their simple, light pop and jangly guitars mixed with sweet harmonies was ahead of its time, garnering a die-hard cult following and receiving widespread critical acclaim. A remarkable document of innovative craft and content!

    1. Feel
    2. The Ballad of el Goodo
    3. In the Street
    4. Thirteen
    5. Don't Lie to Me
    6. The India Song
    7. When My Baby's Beside Me
    8. My Life Is Right
    9. Give Me Another Chance
    10. Try Again
    11. Watch the Sunrise
    12. ST 100/6

    Big Star
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    Vinyl LP -Sealed Buy Now
  • Wheedle's Groove: Seattle Funk, Modern Soul & Boogie: Volume II 1972-1987 Wheedle's Groove: Seattle Funk, Modern Soul & Boogie: Volume II 1972-1987 Quick View

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    Wheedle's Groove: Seattle Funk, Modern Soul & Boogie: Volume II 1972-1987

    In 2004, the first volume of Wheedle's Groove shone a light on the formerly unheralded soul scene in 1960s and '70s Seattle, followed by a new album in 2008, and then an award winning feature-length documentary film. The on-going Wheedle's Groove series continues to present a vast chapter of the city's musical heritage that has little to do with long-haired rock dudes with guitars. No - in the world of Wheedle's Groove, platform shoes and pimp hats were the order of the day.


    But unlike Volume I, Seattle's soul scene did not stop in 1975. A new volume, Wheedle's Groove Vol. II, documents the period from 1972 to 1987, when funk was superseded by disco and modern soul. Heading into the '80s, artists in the Emerald City caught wind of the hip-hop and electro scenes that were growing in bigger cities across America, and gave the music their own distinct spin.


    As the years unfurl in the tracks of Wheedle's Groove Volume II, so does the recent history of American music, the songs tracing technological changes and social change, and music's move from the club to disco as live bands moved aside for DJs. Witness Septimus, on the cusp of both, blending a live drummer with a Roland drum machine and cutting 'Here I Go Again' on a disco-friendly 12" single.


    Separated from the major centers of soul music, Seattle was a scene that developed out of the gaze of the mainstream music industry, but one that moved just as fast. As John Studamire of the band Priceless remembers, "A lot of the groups around town would have to incorporate that disco sound or you'd sound totally dated."


    Seattle's size and location had a great effect on its sound. Artists on the scene were accustomed to playing small, discreetly segregated club shows and pressing short runs of 45s for local radio stations. Touring happened mostly on a regional scale and artists popped up in a variety of different bands. Fans of Volume I will recognize some familiar names here: Robbie Hill's Family Affair turn in the soul-jazz gem 'Don't Give Up' and Cold, Bold & Together present the undeniable vocal beauty of 'Let's Backtrack.'


    Compiled and sequenced by Seattle's DJ Supreme La Rock, this 18-track compilation will also introduce you to the long-forgotten blue-eyed soul boy Don Brown ('Don't Lose Your Love') and frustrated talents Push, overlooked for record deals on account of singer "Big Joe" Erickson's larger-than-life heft ('You Turn Me On'). There's Frederick Robinson III and his gospel-funk protest tune 'Love One Another', Tony Benton of Teleclere being Seattle's answer to Prince ('Steal Your Love') and Seattle Mariners baseball star Lenny Randle recording a tribute to their infamous stadium.

    1. Epicentre - Get Off The Phone
    2. Priceless - Love In Your Life
    3. Don Brown - Don't Lose Your Love
    4. Deuce featuring Clevon - Your Love Is Fine (Lovin' Fine)
    5. Push - You Turn Me On (Portland Session)
    6. Seattle Pure Dynamite - I Wonder Love
    7. Septimus - Here I Go Again
    8. Priceless - Look At Me
    9. Lenny Randle & Ballplayers featuring Rashawna - Kingdome
    10. Malik Din - Trouble In Mind
    11. Romel Westwood - I'm Through With You
    12. Teleclere - Steal Your Love
    13. Steppen Stones - Darlin Oh Darlin
    14. Cold, Bold & Together - Let's Backtrack
    15. Unfinished Business - Holding On
    16. Frederick Robinson III - Love One Another
    17. Bernadette Bascom - I Don't Wanna Lose Your Love
    18. Robbie Hill's Family Affair - Don't Give Up
    Various Artists
    $25.99
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  • Ted Nugent (45 RPM) Ted Nugent (45 RPM) Quick View

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    Ted Nugent (45 RPM)

    The Best-Sounding Track - Stranglehold - Has Side 1 All To Itself! Cut At 45 RPM, Spread Over One Whole Side - Unbelievable Sound! Stranglehold Indeed!


    Gatefold Jacket!


    Mastered By Ryan Smith At Sterling Sound Using Legendary Mastering Engineer George Marino's Notes From His Original Mastering Sessions With The Original Analog Tapes!


    Remastered By Smith In George's Mixing Room Using Marino's VMS 80 Lathe


    200-Gram Vinyl Plated By Gary Salstrom And Pressed At Quality Record Pressings, The World's Finest Lp Maker!


    Self-Titled Album Made Nugent And His Gonzo Guitar A Rock Icon!


    There was a moment, in 1975 to be exact, when Ted Nugent was taken very seriously. As a musician. Before he decided to become whatever it is that he is now. ... Let's think back to 1975 when Ted was just a sex-crazed rock star who made a killer self-titled debut solo record that has now been remastered and reissued as a gatefold, by Chad Kassem's Analogue Productions and Quality Record Pressings. While his songwriting interests have never really changed, these were the best takes on all those ideas that Nugent would from this point on build his career on. ... on Ted Nugent his guitar riffs were never sharper, his playing never less indulgent. This is a record where even the inner cuts like 'Just What the Doctor Ordered' and 'Queen of the Forest' were good to great. - Robert Baird, Stereophile, May 2014


    We were fortunate with this one. Fortunate you say? How so? Well for starters, the late and lauded mastering engineer George Marino at Sterling Sound mastered and cut the original 1975 release of Ted Nugent. Almost 40 years later, after some digging by George's protege, Ryan Smith, on behalf of this Analogue Productions reissue - lo and behold - George's mastering notes resurfaced as well as the original analog tape masters.


    With the release of Ted Nugent, the self-proclaimed Motor City Madman and god of gonzo guitar became not just a star, but one of rock 'n' roll's icons. The songs Motor City Madhouse and Just What The Doctor Ordered would become two of many of Ted's road anthems. These and the other 10 monster tracks on Ted Nugent were clear evidence that Ted was an artist to be reckoned with.


    Ted Nugent still likes to reflect back on what his critics were saying as he put his band, the Amboy Dukes, to rest and started the next phase of his career-one that would be under his own vision, his own direction and most importantly, his own name.


    I remember some of the more creative writers of the ilk claimed it would be 'the final nail in my coffin' - quote, unquote, Nugent says with a redemptive laugh. I knew better.


    The mention of Ted's name elicits different reactions from rock fans today in different parts of the country. Nods of familiarity on both coasts, and clenched fists and knowing grins in the vast Midwest and South. He's sold millions of albums. Rock radio couldn't play enough of him - and neither could promoters, who made him the hardest-working and top-grossing gunslinger of the mid- and late-'70s. While most other rockers posed with their sleek Stratocasters and Les Pauls, there was Nugent, whipping his mane of hair around his head as he cranked out sound on his big Gibson Birdland, a hog of a guitar with rich, thick and creamy tones - clearly not something to be trusted to amateurs. But in Nugent's hands it screamed, squealed and cried, providing a vivid 3-D voice for the monster crunch of Stranglehold, the menacing stomp of Stormtroopin and the fiery boogie of Hey Baby, Motor City Madhouse and Snakeskin Cowboys.


    We feel this is Ted's finest recording by far. And here, you'll hear this classic more clearly and vividly than ever before. This reissue was remastered by Smith in the late George Marino's mixing room at Sterling Sound using Marino's VMS 80 lathe and an ATR 102 tape machine modified by Mike Spitz-the only one of its kind in the world.. Then this 200-gram vinyl beauty was pressed by Quality Record Pressings, makers of the world's finest LPs, where it was plated for vinyl by Gary Salstrom, QRP's master plating technician and general manager. The power burned into these grooves is difficult to find anywhere else this side of the Atlantic, and indeed it remains a rare commodity anywhere in the world.


    As Ted himself proclaims: If anyone wanted to know what rock 'n' roll was all about, this is the only album they'll need.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    LP 1
    1. Stranglehold
    2. Stormtroopin'
    3. Hey Baby
    4. Just What the Doctor Ordered


    LP 2
    1. Snakeskin Cowboys
    2. Motor City Madhouse
    3. Where Have You Been All My Life
    4. You Make Me Feel Right at Home
    5. Queen of the Forest

    Ted Nugent
    $54.99
    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 45 RPM - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Reworks Reworks Quick View

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    Reworks

    With its distinctive renditions of songs by DJ Shadow, My Bloody
    Valentine, Fleet Foxes, and more, Walt Wagner's Reworks shows how
    three Seattle institutions - Wagner, the city's renowned Canlis
    restaurant, and Sub Pop Records - have evolved over the years. When
    veteran pianist Wagner first landed at Canlis in 1996, he started out
    performing a set heavy on the Great American Songbook and the
    occasional pop tune. As young staff members recommended new
    artists and songs, Wagner's repertoire grew deeper and more varied -
    especially after the next generation of the Canlis family took over in
    2003. Yet whether the source material was Pink Floyd, Prince,
    Metallica, or the Weeknd, the challenge remained the same: "To distill
    the vibe on a record, the very essence of a song, into solo piano
    playing."


    One fateful night a couple years ago, a crew from Sub Pop were dining
    at the restaurant when they recognized melodies by Adele and Daft
    Punk wafting through the restaurant and decided to investigate. Canlis
    co-owner Mark Canlis offered the Sub Pop crew a full tour, and when
    he pulled out a vintage copy of the '60s LP Live At Canlis, an idea was
    born. With Wagner preparing to retire, the time was ripe for a recording
    that captured his inimitable gifts in their natural surroundings.


    In preparation for the big night, Wagner sat down with the Sub Pop
    team for more ideas. "I wanted them to feed me tunes that they loved
    and could imagine hearing me play." Sub Pop alumni Fleet Foxes and
    Band of Horses were already staples of Wagner's sets, but what magic
    could he work with DJ Shadow, Phoenix, or My Bloody Valentine? He
    had three months to find out.


    The album's opening selection, "Building Steam with a Grain of Salt,"
    provides a glimpse into Wagner's modus operandi. "The first time I
    listened to it, I said 'well what can I do with that?'" He recalls. "But
    the more I listened, the more I noticed these signature moments in the
    song, and through messing around with those and improvisation, I
    ended up with my version."


    Recorded before a packed house on October 9, 2016, Reworks is more
    than just a souvenir of a very special evening; it captures decades of
    musicianship that forged Wagner's distinctive style. He studied
    classical piano throughout his youth, yet kept his playing secret until
    he'd reached his teens, when he began playing in rock bands.


    While learning to improvise and play more rhythmically made him a hit
    with his peers, his classical instruction made his band the Exotics
    especially popular with local bookers. "We were one of the only bands
    that could read music, so we accompanied different stars of the time:
    Dick and Dee Dee, Johnny Crawford, all these '50s and early '60s
    artists that came to town." The Exotics even cut a single, a Wagner
    original entitled "Oasis," that made it to #3 on local radio station KJR
    in the summer of 1961.


    In the years that followed, Wagner played at downtown Seattle
    watering holes and eateries and refined his jazz chops. Two decades at
    Canlis taught him to interact with listeners in a whole new way. And
    now, flush with excitement over Reworks, Wagner may not stay retired
    for long.

    1. Building Steam With a Grain of Salt (DJ Shadow)
    2. I Only Said (My Bloody Valentine)
    3. Desiree (The Left Banke)
    4. Mykonos (Fleet Foxes)
    5. 1901 (Phoenix)
    6. Bondye (Goat)
    7. No One's Gonna Love You (Band of Horses)
    8. Purple Rain (Prince)
    9. The Funeral (Band of Horses)
    10. Ever Fallen In Love (Buzzcocks)
    Walt Wagner
    $17.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Never Twice Never Twice Quick View

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    Never Twice

    Brisk, self-contained, a little mysterious, and catchy enough to revisit again and again

    -Paste Magazine


    His style is all his own

    -NPR


    The second coming of soul, infusing a distinctly California surf-rock spin to the genre

    -Vogue


    Many moons ago Primo Pitino, the DJ of San Francisco's legendary Oldies Night, passed me a copy of his friend Nick Waterhouse's "Some Place." Nick was a local vinyl DJ and the kid working at our Shangri-la, Rooky Ricardo's Records. Though he didn't have a band at the time, Waterhouse assembled some local musicians to cut a one-off 45 in the vein of the electrifying mid-century modern rhythm and blues he loved. I threw "Some Place" on the Technics during sound check a few cities down the line and was blown away from the howling falsetto all the way to the end! I gave it a whirl every night from Texas to Tennessee and all the way back home to New York. Not only were the dancers' feet responding, but they were also asking about the track on a nightly basis. The Nashville Scene was so blown away that they printed a piece on Nick after a single listen. DJs and collectors everywhere wanted it so bad that the little record with the big sound started fetching upwards of $300 on Ebay.


    The immediate and unprecedented underground dance party success of Nick's DIY record resulted in a full band, gigs, and, after a number of obstacles, the widely acclaimed 2012 LP Time's All Gone. Nick's music, vision, and fully formed aesthetic caught on globally and he was instantly a fixture at nearly every major nightclub and festival on both sides of the Atlantic, Australia, Japan, and Russia - hitting stages everywhere from Primavera to Montreux Jazz Festival and charting on college, public, and commercial radio.


    Only a year after self-releasing his first single, Nick Waterhouse was thrust into the chaos of leading a band, touring, and recording in the big leagues! Pummeling high speed down a bumpy hill of lineup changes, economic problems, and general chaos without any breaks, Nick made it through and the challenges made him more focused. 2014's Holly captured a more experienced artist upping the ante in writing, performance, recording, and production, inspiring a new level of critical and commercial success.


    In addition to a jam-packed five years on the road, in the studio, and in the practice space, Waterhouse also produced septuagenarian soul legend Ural Thomas, Los Angeles Latin stars the Boogaloo Assassins, and garage rockers the Allah-las. He's currently collaborating with the likes of young Grammy-nominee Leon Bridges and Steven Colbert bandleader Jon Batiste. The Rolling Stones blast Nick's version of "I Can Only Give You Everything" at stadiums before they go onstage. Vogue hired him to pose with Kendall Jenner. He hipped her to Little Willie John while Anna Wintour complimented his shoes. While a lesser artist would get lost in these distractions, Nick Waterhouse's acclaim only seems to energize him and make him work harder and push his music to the next level.


    Nick's latest Never Twice is a culmination, intensification, and realization of everything he's been developing throughout this prolific frenzy. Catchier and loaded with more hits than its predecessors, Nick's new LP is at the same time harder hitting, more rhythmic, more harmonic, more diverse, and more adventurous than any of the excellent work that already separated him from the pack. A cool and elegant post-post-modern cocktail of 1950s r&b and club jazz, mixed with 1960s soul and boogaloo, and shaken with a minimal contemporary sensibility, Never Twice finds the artist taking his time, refining his vision, and speaking with new authority. In five short years Nick Waterhouse has come a long way and it looks like he may have just painted his masterpiece.


    - Jonathan Toubin

    1. It's Time
    2. I Had Some Money (But I Spent It)
    3. Straight Love Affair
    4. Stanyan Street
    5. The Old Place
    6. Katchi (feat. Leon Bridges)
    7. Baby, I'm In The Mood For You
    8. Tracy
    9. Lucky Once
    10. LA Turnaround
    Nick Waterhouse
    $19.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Ted Nugent (Out Of Stock) Ted Nugent (Out Of Stock) Quick View

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    Ted Nugent (Out Of Stock)

    Mastered By Ryan Smith At Sterling Sound Using Legendary Mastering Engineer George Marino's Notes From His Original Mastering Sessions With The Original Analog Tapes!


    Remastered By Smith In George's Mixing Room Using Marino's VMS 80 Lathe


    200-Gram Vinyl Plated By Gary Salstrom And Pressed At Quality Record Pressings, The World's Finest Lp Maker!


    Self-Titled Album Made Nugent And His Gonzo Guitar A Rock Icon!


    There was a moment, in 1975 to be exact, when Ted Nugent was taken very seriously. As a musician. Before he decided to become whatever it is that he is now. ... Let's think back to 1975 when Ted was just a sex-crazed rock star who made a killer self-titled debut solo record that has now been remastered and reissued as a gatefold, by Chad Kassem's Analogue Productions and Quality Record Pressings. While his songwriting interests have never really changed, these were the best takes on all those ideas that Nugent would from this point on build his career on. ... on Ted Nugent his guitar riffs were never sharper, his playing never less indulgent. This is a record where even the inner cuts like 'Just What the Doctor Ordered' and 'Queen of the Forest' were good to great. - Robert Baird, Stereophile, May 2014


    We were fortunate with this one. Fortunate you say? How so? Well for starters, the late and lauded mastering engineer George Marino at Sterling Sound mastered and cut the original 1975 release of Ted Nugent. Almost 40 years later, after some digging by George's protege, Ryan Smith, on behalf of this Analogue Productions reissue - lo and behold - George's mastering notes resurfaced as well as the original analog tape masters.


    With the release of Ted Nugent, the self-proclaimed Motor City Madman and god of gonzo guitar became not just a star, but one of rock 'n' roll's icons. The songs Motor City Madhouse and Just What The Doctor Ordered would become two of many of Ted's road anthems. These and the other 10 monster tracks on Ted Nugent were clear evidence that Ted was an artist to be reckoned with.


    Ted Nugent still likes to reflect back on what his critics were saying as he put his band, the Amboy Dukes, to rest and started the next phase of his career-one that would be under his own vision, his own direction and most importantly, his own name.


    I remember some of the more creative writers of the ilk claimed it would be 'the final nail in my coffin' - quote, unquote, Nugent says with a redemptive laugh. I knew better.


    The mention of Ted's name elicits different reactions from rock fans today in different parts of the country. Nods of familiarity on both coasts, and clenched fists and knowing grins in the vast Midwest and South. He's sold millions of albums. Rock radio couldn't play enough of him - and neither could promoters, who made him the hardest-working and top-grossing gunslinger of the mid- and late-'70s. While most other rockers posed with their sleek Stratocasters and Les Pauls, there was Nugent, whipping his mane of hair around his head as he cranked out sound on his big Gibson Birdland, a hog of a guitar with rich, thick and creamy tones - clearly not something to be trusted to amateurs. But in Nugent's hands it screamed, squealed and cried, providing a vivid 3-D voice for the monster crunch of Stranglehold, the menacing stomp of Stormtroopin and the fiery boogie of Hey Baby, Motor City Madhouse and Snakeskin Cowboys.


    We feel this is Ted's finest recording by far. And here, you'll hear this classic more clearly and vividly than ever before. This reissue was remastered by Smith in the late George Marino's mixing room at Sterling Sound using Marino's VMS 80 lathe and an ATR 102 tape machine modified by Mike Spitz-the only one of its kind in the world.. Then this 200-gram vinyl beauty was pressed by Quality Record Pressings, makers of the world's finest LPs, where it was plated for vinyl by Gary Salstrom, QRP's master plating technician and general manager. The power burned into these grooves is difficult to find anywhere else this side of the Atlantic, and indeed it remains a rare commodity anywhere in the world.


    As Ted himself proclaims: If anyone wanted to know what rock 'n' roll was all about, this is the only album they'll need.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Stranglehold
    2. Stormtroopin'
    3. Hey Baby
    4. Just What the Doctor Ordered
    5. Snakeskin Cowboys
    6. Motor City Madhouse
    7. Where Have You Been All My Life
    8. You Make Me Feel Right at Home
    9. Queen of the Forest
    Ted Nugent
    $34.99
    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Temporarily out of stock
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