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Strand of Oaks - Miracle Focus (Yellow Vinyl)

Strand of Oaks - Miracle Focus (Yellow Vinyl)

Format: LP

UPC: 843563171721

Release Date: 06/07/24

Condition: N

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Strand of Oaks returns with a vibrant new chapter, Miracle Focus. This album marks a bold departure from Tim's previous introspective work, embracing a sound that's uplifting, diverse, and deeply personal.

Tim spent three years crafting Miracle Focus, a period that saw him explore new creative avenues through painting and acting. This artistic expansion fueled a journey of liberation, and a fresh approach to songwriting. Gone are the days of grappling with trauma, replaced by a desire to "make people feel good." Influences like Ram Dass, yoga, Freddie Mercury, Alice Coltrane, and the Beastie Boys weave through the album, creating a joyful soundscape rich with synth layers and mantra-like lyrics. Miracle Focus is a collaborative effort, with producer Kevin Ratterman (Ray LaMontagne, Heartless Bastards, Joan Shelley) returning as a key partner. Together, they achieved a seamless creative flow in the studio, further invigorated by the presence of Lacey Guthrie on vocals. The album title, Miracle Focus, embodies the collective energy that emerges when individuals come together with purpose and passion. It's a celebration of bliss and the simple beauty of existence. Each song on Miracle Focus offers a unique sonic and lyrical experience: "More You" sets the stage, urging listeners to embrace a spirit of love and letting go. "Communication" invites connection through movement and joyful expression. "Ananda" delves into the sensuality of connection and spiritual practice. "Future Temple" is an uplifting call to build a personal temple of purpose and love. "Party at Monster Lake" welcomes the misfits, celebrating community and acceptance. "Switched On" promotes letting go of the weight of experience and embracing the present moment. "Navigator" encourages meditation and self-discovery. "Ascend You" marks a personal transformation fueled by creative exploration. "Fantasy Wranglers" celebrates the joyful moments that make life special. "Miracle Focus" serves as a reminder to appreciate the beauty and wonder of existence. With every listen, Miracle Focus uplifts, inspires, and invites listeners to embrace the miracles within themselves and the world around them. It's a testament to the power of music to connect, heal, and bring joy. 

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GRADING

Yellow Racket assigns condition based on the Goldmine Standard for grading records.
New (N) (Not typically included in the Goldmine Standard)
New records are purchased directly from the label, distributor, or registered wholesaler. Records are still sealed. Jackets may have slight shelf wear, but media has never been played.
Mint (M)
Still sealed. Never played. No observable flaws.  Items have been purchased secondhand.
Near Mint (NM)
A Near Mint (NM) record will play perfectly, with no imperfections during playback. The record should show no obvious signs of wear.
The cover (and any additional packaging) has no creases, folds, seam splits, cut-out holes, or other noticeable defects.
Very Good Plus (VG+)
A Very Good Plus (VG+) record will show some signs that it was played and otherwise handled by a previous owner who took good care of it.
Defects should be more of a cosmetic nature, not affecting the actual playback as a whole. Record surfaces may show some signs of wear and may have slight scuffs or very light scratches.
The disc and LP cover may have slight signs of wear, and may be gently marred by spindle marks, paper scuffs, wrinkled corners, etc.
Very Good (VG)
Many of the defects found in a VG+ record will be more pronounced in a VG disc. Surface noise will be evident, but will not overpower the music. Disc may have light scratches (deep enough to feel with a fingernail) that will affect the sound.
Labels, jackets, and inserts will have visible cosmetic flaws such as wrinkles, cut-outs, slight splitting, etc. However, it will usually have less than a dozen minor flaws.
Good (G)
A record in Good condition can be played through without skipping. But it will have significant surface noise, scratches, and visible groove wear. A cover or sleeve will have seam splits, especially at the bottom or on the spine. Tape, writing, ring wear, or other defects will be present.
While the record will be playable without skipping, noticeable surface noise and "ticks" will almost certainly accompany the playback. 
Poor (P), Fair (F)
The record may be cracked, badly warped, or won't play through without skipping or repeating. The picture sleeve may be water damaged, split, or heavily marred by wear and writing.
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