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First reissue of this powerful blend of funk, soul, & poetry.
Pressed on color vinyl and packaged in striking new artwork with liner
notes by Camae Ayewa (Moor Mother).
"What does it mean to be a Black woman poet in America writing for
liberation? “I am black alive looking back at you” June Jordan so
masterfully said and it speaks volumes to what so many Black women poets
in the 70’s and 80’s did for the culture of poetry, speaking volumes
to the legacies they built that we can stand on with pride and more
agency to express ourselves and for that we are forever thankful. Nikki
Giovanni would go on to inspire many great poets and would in her work
provide a landscape for future visioning of a better self and world.
Here, she shows us what can be done with words on record. Cultivating
liberation and healing within the world of poetry live on a record that
will stand the test of time." – Camae Ayewa (Moor Mother, Irreversible
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*SEALED* Jacket still sealed in shrink original wrap; disc sold ungraded or "as is."
NM (Near Mint) Appears unplayed and will bear no marks, sleeve scuffs, or scratches.
EX+ (Excellent) May have one or two visible imperfections (i.e. sleeve scuffs, faint scratches, or other superficial marks) that will not affect playback.
VG+ (Very Good+) A few visible imperfections. These may include sleeve scuffs, light scratches, or other superficial marks.
VG (Very Good) Similar imperfections found on VG+ records but in slightly greater numbers. Records graded VG and above will typically not have any scratches that are deep enough to be felt with a fingernail.
VG- (Very Good-) A number of visible imperfections; the presence of a considerable number of light scratches will force a VG- grade, as will the presence of significant isolated defects such as scratches deep enough to be felt with a fingernail.
G (Good) Record can be played without skipping, but will have significant surface noise, scratches, and visible groove wear. G+ and G- are used to indicate stronger and weaker copies within this range.
*SW/DNAP* Slight warp, does not affect playback
*QUAD* Quadraphonic Sound, similar to today’s surround sound
All records are visually graded by our experienced staff, using a bright lamp and an Audio-Technica ATLP-120 turntable.