Pink Floyd – The Wall Japan 2 LP set with obi

Pink Floyd - The Wall Japan

Offered for sale is an original 2 LP Japanese issue of Pink Floyd’s The Wall, including the original “cap” obi and all inserts.

About this copy: The copy offered for sale is a 1979 pressing on the CBS/Sony label and includes both custom sleeves, the Japanese lyric insert,  and the hard to find “cap” obi that folds over the cover.

The clear sticker that was originally attached to the shrink wrap is missing.

The cover is VG+ with little wear, but with considerable foxing on the top edge of the cover, both inside and out.  The “cap” obi is M-.   The lyric insert and custom inner sleeves are M-.

The two discs are M-.   There are one or two spindle marks on the labels, but no marks on the vinyl.  Clean discs!

A nice copy of a classic LP that we rarely have in stock for very long.

Background: Pink Floyd’s 1979 double album The Wall alienated a few fans and made the band a bunch of new ones.  Regardless of opinion, the album sold in the millions and is highly regarded by audiophiles as being among the best-sounding albums in the band’s catalog.

The long-out-of-print Japanese pressing is generally regarded as the best, and has been on the Absolute Sound’s recommended list for decades.

Allmusic.com gave The Wall a 4 1/2 star review:

The Wall was Roger Waters’ crowning accomplishment in Pink Floyd. It documented the rise and fall of a rock star (named Pink Floyd), based on Waters’ own experiences and the tendencies he’d observed in people around him. By then, the bassist had firm control of the group’s direction, working mostly alongside David Gilmour and bringing in producer Bob Ezrin as an outside collaborator. Drummer Nick Mason was barely involved, while keyboardist Rick Wright seemed to be completely out of the picture. Still, The Wall was a mighty, sprawling affair, featuring 26 songs with vocals: nearly as many as all previous Floyd albums combined.

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Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: Sony
Catalog Number:
40AP1750~51
Year of Release: 1979
Format: Stereo
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Pink Floyd – The Wall Japan 2 LP set with obi

Pink Floyd - The Wall Japan

Offered for sale is an original 2 LP Japanese issue of Pink Floyd’s The Wall, including the original “cap” obi and all inserts.

About this copy: The copy offered for sale is a 1979 pressing on the CBS/Sony label and includes both custom sleeves, the Japanese lyric insert,  and the hard to find “cap” obi that folds over the cover.

The clear sticker that was originally attached to the shrink wrap is missing.

The cover is VG+, with little wear, but with a small worn spot on the top edge of the cover  The “cap” obi is M-.   The lyric insert and custom inner sleeves are M-.

The two discs are M-.   There are one or two spindle marks on the labels, but no marks on the vinyl.  Clean discs!

A nice copy of a classic LP that we rarely have in stock for very long.

Background: Pink Floyd’s 1979 double album The Wall alienated a few fans and made the band a bunch of new ones.  Regardless of opinion, the album sold in the millions and is highly regarded by audiophiles as being among the best-sounding albums in the band’s catalog.

The long-out-of-print Japanese pressing is generally regarded as the best, and has been on the Absolute Sound’s recommended list for decades.

Allmusic.com gave The Wall a 4 1/2 star review:

The Wall was Roger Waters’ crowning accomplishment in Pink Floyd. It documented the rise and fall of a rock star (named Pink Floyd), based on Waters’ own experiences and the tendencies he’d observed in people around him. By then, the bassist had firm control of the group’s direction, working mostly alongside David Gilmour and bringing in producer Bob Ezrin as an outside collaborator. Drummer Nick Mason was barely involved, while keyboardist Rick Wright seemed to be completely out of the picture. Still, The Wall was a mighty, sprawling affair, featuring 26 songs with vocals: nearly as many as all previous Floyd albums combined.

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Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: Sony
Catalog Number:
40AP1750~51
Year of Release: 1979
Format: Stereo
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Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here complete U.S. issue in blue shrink

pink floyd - wish you were here u.s. lp

Offered for sale is a complete original U.S. pressing of Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd, including the postcard and with the cover still in the original blue shrink wrap.

About this copy: This copy of Wish You Were Here is an original 1975 issue on the Columbia label.

The cover is M-, with trace corner wear.  The shrink wrap is complete, with a small tear near the upper right hand cover on the back.  (We have secured the 1″ tear with removable tape to prevent further tearing.)

The wrap has slight wear on the edges, but no ring wear, which is unusual for copies of this LP that still have the shrink wrap..  There is a hype sticker listing the title of the album, which would otherwise not be visible due to the dark wrap.

A portion of the original price sticker is still attached to the wrap.

The custom inner sleeve is M-.  The nearly-always-missing postcard is M-.

The disc is VG++, and very close to M- with just a couple of faint scuffs.   It’s rare to find a truly mint copy of this disc, as the posterboard inner sleeve tends to scuff the disc.  This one is very clean and has obviously had little play.

A nice copy of an album that’s hard to find as a complete original issue..

Background: Released in 1975, Wish You Were Here was the ninth studio album by Pink Floyd.

The album reached #1 on the charts in the U.S. and the UK.

Allmusic.com gave Wish You Were Here a 5 star review:

Pink Floyd followed the commercial breakthrough of Dark Side of the Moon with Wish You Were Here, a loose concept album about and dedicated to their founding member Syd Barrett. The record unfolds gradually, as the jazzy textures of “Shine on You Crazy Diamond” reveal its melodic motif, and in its leisurely pace, the album shows itself to be a warmer record than its predecessor. Musically, it’s arguably even more impressive, showcasing the group’s interplay and David Gilmour’s solos in particular. And while it’s short on actual songs, the long, winding soundscapes are constantly enthralling.

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Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Columbia
Catalog Number:
PC 33453
Year of Release: 1975
Format: Stereo
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Pink Floyd – A Momentary Lapse of Reason Japan LP with obi

pink floyd - a momentary lapse of reason japan lp

Offered for sale is a rare original Japanese pressing of A Momentary Lapse of Reason by Pink Floyd, including the original obi.

This LP was pressed in limited quantities as Japanese buyers were mostly buying compact discs at the time of the album’s release.

About this copy: This copy of A Momentary Lapse of Reason is an original 1987 Japanese pressing on the CBS/Sony label.

The cover is M- with trace corner wear.  The obi, insert, and inner sleeve are M-.

The disc is M- and looks like it may have been played no more than once.  Beautiful disc!

A gorgeous copy of a very rare Pink Floyd LP.

Background: Released in 1987, A Momentary Lapse of Reason was the thirteenth studio album by Pink Floyd, and the first without founder Roger Waters.

The album reached #3 on both the U.S. and UK album charts.

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Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: CBS/Sony
Catalog Number:
28 AP 3405
Year of Release: 1987
Format: Stereo
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Pink Floyd – Money/Another Brick sealed pink vinyl promo 12″ single

pink floyd - money pink vinyl 12" LP

Offered for sale is a still sealed pink vinyl promotional single of “Money” and “Another Brick in the Wall, Part 2” by Pink Floyd.

This single features the newly-recorded version of “Money” that appeared on the “A Collection of Great Dance Songs” LP and was issued only as a promotional item.

About this copy:   This copy of “Money” is an original, still sealed pink vinyl 12″ single, issued in 1981 on the Columbia label.  This single was issued in a plain die-cut cover.

As the disc is still sealed, the record is presumably new and unplayed.

The single is packaged in a thick plastic sleeve that was sealed with a hype sticker.

The sticker has no tears.  The wrap is fully intact.

A nice copy of a scarce Pink Floyd item and the first copy of this that we’ve had in a while.

Background: In 1981, Columbia Records released a Pink Floyd compilation LP called A Collection of Great Dance Songs. While this album contained tracks from the band’s time with Columbia, and not material from their Capitol/Harvest years, the album does include a new recording of “Money,” originally from the Dark Side of the Moon album.

To promote the Dance Songs LP, Columbia released a 12″ single containing the newly recorded version “Money” along with “Another Brick in the Wall, Part 2.”  This single was pressed on pink vinyl and was issued only as a promotional item.

 

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Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Columbia
Catalog Number:
AS1334
Year of Release: 1981
Format: Stereo
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Pink Floyd – Dark Side of the Moon sealed 30th anniversary EU LP

pink floyd - dark side of the moon 30th anniversary LP

Offered for sale is a still sealed limited edition 30th anniversary pressing of The Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd, pressed in the EU in 2003.

This LP was pressed on 180 gram vinyl and includes all original inserts – two posters and two stickers, along with a special insert with details about the pressing.

About this copy: This copy of The Dark Side of the Moon is a 2003 issue, pressed in the EU on the EMI/Harvest label.

As the album is still sealed, the record is presumably new and unplayed.

The wrap is fully intact, with no rips, tears, or holes.  There are no bent corners.

A nearly perfect copy of a classic LP and our preferred pressing of the album for listening.

Background: For the 30th anniversary of the release of The Dark Side of the Moon, EMI went back to the original master tapes and mixed a new two track master tape, as the original master tapes had long been worn out from excessive use.

The LP was then pressed on high quality 180 gram vinyl and packaged with all of the original inserts.

The result is, in our opinion, the best sounding version of The Dark Side of the Moon we’ve ever heard.  We have a copy of this in our collection and we prefer it to both the Mobile Fidelity UHQR pressing and the original UK “blue triangle” pressing.

This one sounds terrific.

The Dark Side of the Moon was Pink Floyd’s eighth album and it’s the one that made them superstars. Reaching #1 in the U.S. and #2 in the UK, the album is one of the biggest selling albums in history.

While the album topped the U.S. charts for only one week, it spent 741 weeks in the U.S. top 200 – fifteen years.

Allmusic.com gave The Dark Side of the Moon a rare 5 star review:

By condensing the sonic explorations of Meddle to actual songs and adding a lush, immaculate production to their trippiest instrumental sections, Pink Floyd inadvertently designed their commercial breakthrough with Dark Side of the Moon. …Pink Floyd may have better albums than Dark Side of the Moon, but no other record defines them quite as well as this one.

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Country of origin: EU
Size: 12″
Record Label: EMI/Harvest
Catalog Number:
SHVL 804
Year of Release: 2003
Format: Stereo
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Pink Floyd – Meddle 1974 Japan LP with obi

pink floyd - meddle japan lp

Offered for sale is a Japanese pressing of Meddle by Pink Floyd, complete with original obi.

About this copy:  This copy of Meddle is a 1974 EMI label Japanese pressing of an album that was originally released in 1971.

The cover is VG++, with slight corner wear and a bit of foxing on the inside of the cover.  The obi is M-.  The lyric insert and photo booklet are M-.

The disc is  M-, with a few spindle marks on the labels but no marks on the vinyl.  Clean disc!

A nice copy of a terrific LP.

Background: Meddle is the sixth studio album by Pink Floyd, originally released in October, 1971.  The album was the second one after Atom Heart Mother to include a side-long track, “Echoes.”

The album reached #3 on the UK charts, but only reached #70 in the U.S.  Due to increased sales after the success of Dark Side of the Moon, the album was eventually certified two times platinum in the U.S.

A single, “One of These Days,” failed to reach the U.S. charts.

Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: EMI
Catalog Number:
EMS-80322
Year of Release: 1974
Format: Stereo
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Pink Floyd – Obscured by Clouds Japan LP with obi

pink floyd - obscured by clouds japan lp

Offered for sale is a Japanese pressing of Obscured by Clouds by Pink Floyd, including the original obi and lyric booklet.

About this copy: This copy of Obscured by Clouds is a 1974 pressing of an album that was originally released in 1972.

The cover is VG+ with slight edge and corner wear.  The obi is M-.  The booklet is M-.

The disc is M- with a couple of spindle marks on the labels but no marks on the vinyl.  Clean disc!

A nice copy of a scarce Pink Floyd LP.

Background: Released in 1972, Obscured by Clouds was the seventh studio album by Pink Floyd.

The album reached #6 on the UK charts and #46 on the U.S. charts which was then the band’s highest-charting album in the U.S.

Allmusic.com gave Obscured by Clouds this review:

Obscured by Clouds is the soundtrack to the Barbet Schroeder film La Vallée, and it plays that way. Of course, it’s possible to make the argument that Pink Floyd’s music of the early ’70s usually played as mood music, similar to film music, but it had structure and a progression. Here, the instrumentals float pleasantly, filled with interesting textures, yet they never seem to have much of a purpose. Often, they seem quite tied to their time, either in their spaciness or in the pastoral folkiness, two qualities that are better brought out on the full-fledged songs interspersed throughout the record.

Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: EMI
Catalog Number:
EMS-80323
Year of Release: 1974
Format: Stereo
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Pink Floyd – Meddle 1974 Japan LP with obi

pink floyd - meddle japan lp

Offered for sale is a Japanese pressing of Meddle by Pink Floyd, complete with original obi.

About this copy:  This copy of Meddle is a 1974 EMI label Japanese pressing of an album that was originally released in 1971.

The cover is VG+, with slight edge and corner wear.  The obi is M-.  The lyric insert and photo booklet are VG++ with a couple of minor wrinkles.

The disc is VG++ and close to M-, with a few spindle marks on the labels and a couple of faint scuffs on the vinyl.

A nice copy of a terrific LP.

Background: Meddle is the sixth studio album by Pink Floyd, originally released in October, 1971.  The album was the second one after Atom Heart Mother to include a side-long track, “Echoes.”

The album reached #3 on the UK charts, but only reached #70 in the U.S.  Due to increased sales after the success of Dark Side of the Moon, the album was eventually certified two times platinum in the U.S.

A single, “One of These Days,” failed to reach the U.S. charts.

Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: EMI
Catalog Number:
EMS-80322
Year of Release: 1974
Format: Stereo
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Pink Floyd – Animals original Japan LP with obi and rare sticker

pink floyd - animals japan lp

Offered for sale is a rare complete Japanese pressing of Animals by Pink Floyd, including the original obi and the rare and nearly-always-missing title sticker.

About this copy: This copy of Animals is an original 1977 pressing on the CBS label.

The cover is VG+ with slight edge and corner wear.  The obi is M-.

The original lyric insert and custom inner sleeve are included.  The insert is M-.  The sleeve has no splits.

The rare 3″x4″ “PINK FLOYD ANIMALS” sticker is included and is M-.

The disc is M-, with a couple of spindle marks on each label but no marks on the vinyl.  A very clean copy that has clearly had little play.

A beautiful copy of a terrific record that’s hard to find complete.

Background: Animals was the tenth studio album by Pink Floyd.  The album reached #2 in the UK and #3 on the U.S.album charts.

Allmusic.com gave Animals a 4 star review:

Of all of the classic-era Pink Floyd albums, Animals is the strangest and darkest, a record that’s hard to initially embrace yet winds up yielding as many rewards as its equally nihilistic successor, The Wall. It isn’t that Roger Waters dismisses the human race as either pigs, dogs, or sheep, it’s that he’s constructed an album whose music is as bleak and bitter as that world view. …Through it all, though, the utter blackness of Waters’ spirit holds true, and since there are no vocal hooks or melodies, everything rests on the mood, the near-nihilistic lyrics, and Gilmour’s guitar. These are the kinds of things that satisfy cultists, and it will reward their attention — there’s just no way in for casual listeners.

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Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: CBS/Sony
Catalog Number:
25AP 340
Year of Release: 1977
Format: Stereo
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