Tarantula - Tarantula 1969 LP A&M AMLS 959
  £   36
  $   49


£   36 Sold For
Apr 21, 2013 Sold Date
Apr 14, 2013 Start Date
£   9 Start price
7 Number Of Bids
  Great Britain Country Of Seller
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Tarantula – Tarantula, 1969 LP A&M AMLS 959. This is a decent example of the LP Tarantula by Tarantula. It was released on the A&M label in 1969 – AMLS 959. The record is in VG to VG+ condition. The fully-laminated cover has creasing in a couple of corners (which is only really noticeable on the back) and there is some minor discolouration at the top edge + a bump on the spine, but in all it also still grades as around VG to VG+.

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