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 M- and looks like new.  The obi is M-.  The lyric/photo booklet is M-.

The disc is M- with a single spindle mark on the site two label.  Clean disc!

A beautiful 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.

 

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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 – Wish You Were Here sealed U.S. LP in blue shrink

pink floyd - wish you were here U.S. lp

Offered for sale is a still sealed original U.S. pressing of Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd, with the cover still sealed 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.

As the album is still sealed, the record is presumably new and unplayed.  The custom inner sleeve and postcard should be inside.

The wrap has some wear to it.  There is a hype sticker listing the title of the album, which would otherwise not be visible due to the dark wrap.  There’s some adhesive bleeding on the hype sticker.

The wrap is almost completely intact, with a 1″ break at the mouth of the cover and trace breaks at the corners.  We’ve secured this with tape to prevent further splitting.

There’s slight wear to the wrap at the corners and along the spine.  After 40+ years, all copies that still have the shrink wrap show wear to the blue areas.

A beautiful copy of an album that’s hard to find complete.

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 – Delicate Sound of Thunder sealed 1988 U.S. 2 LP set

pink floyd - delicate sound of thunder u.s. lp

Offered for sale is a still sealed U.S. pressing of the double album Delicate Sound of Thunder by Pink Floyd.

About this copy: This copy of Delicate Sound of Thunder is an original 1988 U.S. pressing on the Columbia label.

As the album is sealed, the records are presumably new and unplayed.

The wrap is fully intact with no rips or tears.  There is a clean punch hole in the upper left hand corner; this looks more like a promotional hole than a cutout mark.

A nice copy of an album that is surprisingly hard to find as a U.S. pressing.

Background: Released in 1988, Delicate Sound of Thunder was the first full live album by Pink Floyd.

The album reached #11 on both the U.S. and UK album charts.

Allmusic.com gave Delicate Sound of Thunder a 2 1/2 star review:

In one respect, it’s hard to fault David Gilmour for retooling Pink Floyd as a neo-oldies act with Momentary Lapse of Reason, since Roger Waters took the band over the brink with his obsessive, nonmusical The Final Cut. Fans were eager for an album that sounded like classic Floyd, which is what Momentary Lapse was. But what they really thirsted for was a live spectacle from Floyd, where they could hear the old tunes and see all the old stunts. That’s what they got on the 1987/1988 Pink Floyd world tour, which is documented on the double-disc set The Delicate Sound of Thunder.

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Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Columbia
Catalog Number:
PC 744484
Year of Release: 1988
Format: Stereo
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Pink Floyd – Dark Side of the Moon complete Japan LP with obi

pink floyd - dark side of the moon japan lp

Offered for sale is a Japanese pressing of The Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd, complete with original obi and all inserts.

About this copy: This copy is essentially the second stereo issue released in Japan, issued sometime in the mid-1970s with a different obi from the 1973 release.  Some sources say this issue came out in 1974, though we once had a copy with a 1977 date written on it.

This issue was pressed using the same stampers as the original 1973 issue, as the original catalog number SHVL-804 is stamped in the dead wax.

This copy includes the following inserts:

  • Blue poster of pyramids (different from U.S. issue)
  • Red poster of band members (different from U.S. issue)
  • 32 page booklet with band history, lyrics, photos and more (in both English and Japanese
  • Graphic card (printed on both sides; contains same graphics from stickers in the U.S. issue)
  • Original obi

The cover is VG++, with trace corner wear and some indentations on the back cover that likely came from a ballpoint pen.  There’s no writing; just faint indentations.

The obi is VG++ with light foxing on the back.

The booklet is M-.  The posters are VG++ with trace wear at the folds, but no holes.

The card is M-.

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

A gorgeous copy of an album that has become quite hard to find complete.

Background: 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.

Due to popularity with buyers, the album has been released in multiple limited editions around the world over the years, including several different colored vinyl pressings and as a picture disc.

In Japan, the album was issued multiple times with multiple variations, in 1973, 1974 (twice; stereo and quad), 1977, 1978 and 2016.

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: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: EMI
Catalog Number:
EMS-80324
Year of Release: 1977
Format: Stereo
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Pink Floyd – The Wall Japan 2 LP set with obi

pink floyd - the wall japan lp

Offered for sale is an original 2 LP Japanese issue of Pink Floyd’s The Wall, complete with obi and all inserts.

About this copy: The copy offered for sale is an original Japanese pressing and is complete, including 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 and all inserts are VG++, with slight foxing.; the obi is VG++ with a few minor wrinkles.

The two discs are M- and look unplayed.  Beautiful discs!

A gorgeous copy of a great-sounding rock classic.

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 – Dark Side of the Moon complete Japan LP with obi

pink floyd - dark side of the moon japan lp

Offered for sale is a Japanese pressing of The Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd, complete with original obi and all inserts.

About this copy: This copy is essentially the second stereo issue released in Japan, issued sometime in the mid-1970s with a different obi from the 1973 release.  Some sources say this issue came out in 1974, though we once had a copy with a 1977 date written on it.

This issue was pressed using the same stampers as the original 1973 issue, as the original catalog number SHVL-804 is stamped in the dead wax.

This copy includes the following inserts:

  • Blue poster of pyramids (different from U.S. issue)
  • Red poster of band members (different from U.S. issue)
  • 32 page booklet with band history, lyrics, photos and more (in both English and Japanese
  • Graphic card (printed on both sides; contains same graphics from stickers in the U.S. issue)
  • Original obi

The cover is VG++, with trace corner wear and a tiny corner dent. This is the nicest cover we’ve ever seen on this LP.

The obi is M-.

The booklet and posters are M-

The card is M-.

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

A gorgeous copy of an album that has become quite hard to find complete and the nicest copy we’ve ever had for sale.

Background: 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.

Due to popularity with buyers, the album has been released in multiple limited editions around the world over the years, including several different colored vinyl pressings and as a picture disc.

In Japan, the album was issued multiple times with multiple variations, in 1973, 1974 (twice; stereo and quad), 1977, 1978 and 2016.

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: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: EMI
Catalog Number:
EMS-80324
Year of Release: 1977
Format: Stereo
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Pink Floyd – The Dark Side of the Moon complete French blue vinyl LP

pink floyd - dark side of the moon blue vinyl france lp

Offered for sale is a rare complete 1978 limited edition French blue vinyl pressing of The Dark Side of the Moon, including both posters and both stickers.

It’s very unusual to find this LP with the inserts intact.

About this copy: This copy of The Dark Side of the Moon is a 1978 issue on the EMI label.

The cover is VG, with wear on the edges and corners.  There is a hype sticker attached to the cover that says “SPECIAL DISQUE EN COULEUR.”

The posters appear unused and are VG++, with trace wear at the folds.  There are no holes or tears.

One sticker is M-; the other is VG++ with a fold.

The blue vinyl disc is VG++ with a couple of minor scuffs.  It appears to have been played only a couple of times.

A nice copy of a rare Pink Floyd LP.  It’s only the second copy we’ve ever had for sale and the only complete copy we’ve ever seen.

Background:  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.

Due to popularity with buyers, the album has been released in multiple limited editions around the world over the years, including several different colored vinyl pressings and as a picture disc.

The LP was issued on white vinyl in both the Netherlands and Germany in 1978, and on clear vinyl and blue vinyl in France the same year.   Both French issues are quite rare and are considerably harder to find than the Dutch or German white vinyl pressings.

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: France
Size: 12″
Record Label: EMI
Catalog Number:
DC 13
Year of Release: 1978
Format: Stereo
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Pink Floyd – Dark Side of the Moon 1978 Dutch white vinyl LP

pink floyd - dark side of the moon dutch white vinyl lp

Offered for sale is a limited edition white vinyl pressing of The Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd, issued in the Netherlands in 1978.

About this copy: This copy of The Dark Side of the Moon is an original 1978 white vinyl Dutch issue on the Harvest label.

The cover is VG+, with slight wear at the corners and edges.

The white vinyl disc is M- and appears to have had little, if any play.

This version of the LP was issued without inserts.

A beautiful copy of an album that’s surprisingly hard to find in good condition.

Background:  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.

Due to popularity with buyers, the album has been released in multiple limited editions around the world over the years, including several different colored vinyl pressings and as a picture disc.

The 1978 edition on white vinyl was issued in both the Netherlands and Germany, but not in the U.S., where it was released only as a picture disc.

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: Netherlands
Size: 12″
Record Label: Harvest
Catalog Number:
5c-062-05249
Year of Release: 1978
Format: Stereo
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Pink Floyd – A Momentary Lapse of Reason Japan LP with obi

pink floyd - momentary laps 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 may be unplayed.  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 – Omayyad blue vinyl Trademark of Quality LP

pink floyd - omayyad tmoq LP

Offered for sale is a rare blue vinyl pressing of Omayyad by Pink Floyd, released by the collectible Trademark of Quality label and including the original insert.

About this copy: This copy of Omayyad is an early TMOQ pressing, with “1” and “2” on the labels, rather than the pig logos used on later pressings.  These labels have rings on the edges, which are indicative of a second pressing.

Matrix numbers are PF515A-1/B-2.

The beige-colored cover is VG, with moderate wear and repaired 2″ splits at the mouth of the cover on top and bottom.

The title of the album has been well-stamped on the cover, and there’s an orange sticker that says “Trade Mark of Quality” on the cover.  There is a rubber stamp on the back cover from a record store in Faaborg, Denmark.

The insert is original.

The blue vinyl disc is VG+, with a few sleeve scuffs and a faint inaudible mark through the first track on side two.

This disc has been played fairly often but was well cared for, though it does play with a bit of surface noise, as is common on these TMOQ pressings.

A nice copy of a rare Pink Floyd LP and the first copy of this title that we’ve had for sale in decades.  Really good album, too!

Background: Released in 1972, Omayyad was one of only two Pink Floyd titles (the other was Pink Floyd Live, aka “Cymbaline”) released on the Trademark or Quality label, as the band had not yet become superstars.

Both titles are quite rare today.

Omayyad included a mixture of both studio and live tracks:

  • Oenone (studio outtake from the soundtrack to Zabriskie Point)
  • Fingal’s Cave (studio outtake from the soundtrack to Zabriskie Point)
  • Interstellar Overdrive (live – Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, California, May 1, 1970*)
  • Crumbling Land (long version; studio outtake from the soundtrack to Zabriskie Point)
  • Rain in the Country (studio outtake from the soundtrack to Zabriskie Point)
  • Embryo (live – Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, California, May 1, 1970*)

*The live tracks were long thought to come from an October 27, 1971 show in Chicago, Illinois, but this has turned out to be incorrect.

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Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Trademark of Quality
Catalog Number:
71040
Year of Release: 1972
Format: Mono/Stereo
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