This is a domestic Warner Bros. White Label Promo pressing with incredible sound. The brass is powerful, the bottom end is sturdy, and the vocals sound wonderful throughout. The originals pressings were cut at Kendun, one of my favorite mastering houses, and a good copy like this one serves as a very strong and very funky way to bring your stereo to life. The vinyl is lightly ticky in some quieter spots but plays well overall.
Allmusic 4 1/2 stars: "Tower Of Power followed their self-titled gold album with an even better album... Back To Oakland had tougher, funkier and better-produced cuts."
Vinyl: EX (super clean)
Cover: VG+ (light corner wear, light ringwear)
Play notes: Sounds amazing and plays mostly quietly
We prefer to overdeliver and therefore grade conservatively. Our scale runs Near Mint (NM), Excellent (EX), Very Good Plus (VG+), Very Good (VG), Good Plus (G+), Good (G).