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Destination Moon

LP (Item 388998) RCA, 1958 — Condition: Very Good+

Easily the greatest album ever by the Ames Brothers – from the fantastic space age cover, right down to the excellent arrangements from Sid Ramin! The whole thing's done in a swinging hi fi sort of mode – one that really pulls a heck of a lot of range out of the vocals! Tunes dip and turn and soar with all the whimsicality you'd expect from the album's moon scene cover – with a great assortment of space-themed tunes that include "Destination Moon", "No Moon At All", "I'm Shooting High", "East Of The Sun", "Stella By Starlight", "Music From Out Of Space", and "The Starlit Hour".  © 1996-2019, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has a name in pen on back.)

Very Good + (plus)

  • Vinyl should be very clean, but can have less luster than near mint.
  • Should still shine under a light, but one or two marks may show up when tilted.
  • Can have a few small marks that may show up easily, but which do not affect play at all. Most marks of this quality will disappear when the record is tilted, and will not be felt with the back of a fingernail.
  • This is the kind of record that will play "near mint", but which will have some signs of use (although not major ones).
  • May have slight surface noise when played.

Additional Marks & Notes

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