ERIC CARMEN (LP) Eric Carmen, produced by Jimmy Ienner, on Arista Records AL 4057. From 1975. He
wrote all the songs except for "On Broadway." Eric was well-known in
Cleveland fronting a band called Raspberries back in the early '70s. I
saw them almost every Sunday night at the Agora Ballroom, based in
downtown Cleveland, Ohio. They were so cool. Great voice and great musicians. The Agora was always a crowded place.
Dancers galore. Great place to check out guys and same for guys checking out the chicks! Eric left Raspberries and went on his own and ended up
with the hits All By Myself, Never Gonna Fall In Love Again, and That's
Rock 'N Roll. He is living in Northeast Ohio again.
Side 1: Sunrise; That's Rock 'N Roll; Never Gonna Fall In Love Again; All By Myself; Last Night.
Side 2: My Girl; Great Expectations; Everything; No Hard Feelings; On Broadway.
The front cover actually is a more orange gold cover (my cell photo didn't catch the colors well on this LP) and it does show a ringwear circle. Same with the back cover photo. It's actually a shiny orange-gold color and shows ringwear, too. Corners and left side seam are okay, minor wear. Inside black cover sleeve has the words to the music on one side. The Arista label is actually a more light blue color, not the light whitish-blue showing in these photos (sorry). And the label is in great condition. The vinyl has several light scratches and several light scuff marks on both sides, but this did not affect the playback. You can tell it was played a bit, but not quality problems. No skips or pops. Very minimal crackling I heard with my ears to the speakers, but you don't hear it in general playing it within a room.
I rate the album cover as Very Good Plus (VG+) to VG as there are no tears, but the ringwear is there. The vinyl is in Very Good Plus condition for looks, but the sound is better than the minimal light scratches and some scuffs I saw.
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