Pink Floyd – The Dark Side of the Moon complete German white vinyl LP

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

Offered for sale is a complete copy of the 1978 limited edition German white vinyl pressing of The Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd, including both posters and inserts.

Though this album was issued on white vinyl in both Germany and the Netherlands, the German issue is far harder to find and the only one of the two that included inserts.

About this copy: This copy of The Dark Side of the Moon is a 1978 German pressing on the EMI/Harvest label.

The cover is VG+, with slight wear at the four corners and with a small saw mark in the upper left hand corner.  This one’s nice; this pressing usually has significant issues with cover damage.

There is a printed white circle on the cover that says, “Farbige Pressung Limitierte Sonderauflage” (Colored Pressing Limited Special Edition.)

The two posters are M- and have no rips, tears, or holes.

This copy was not issued with stickers, as the UK and U.S. issues were. Instead, the graphics used on the stickers were printed on white paper.  Both are M-.

The white vinyl disc is M- and looks unplayed.  Beautiful disc!

An exceptionally nice example of a rare Pink Floyd LP and the only copy we’ve ever seen that was complete.

Background: In the late 1970s, record companies around the world issued a number of albums as limited editions on colored vinyl, including then-new titles as well as older catalog titles.

These albums were issued primarily in the United States, Great Britain, France, Canada, Germany, and the Netherlands, though pressings from Germany and France were rarely imported in to the United States.

Among the titles issued was The Dark Side of the Moon, which was issued in France (on clear vinyl and blue vinyl) and in Germany and the Netherlands, with both of issues on white vinyl.

These colored vinyl pressings were sold at prices that were roughly twice the price of standard black vinyl LPs, and as such, they did not sell particularly well, and the colored vinyl fad was a short-lived one.

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: Germany
Size: 12″
Record Label: Harvest
Catalog Number:
1C 064-05 249
Year of Release: 1978
Format: Stereo
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Pink Floyd – The Dark Side of the Moon complete 1975 U.S. LP

pink floyd - the dark side of the moon u.s. lp

Offered for sale is a complete 1975 U.S. pressing of The Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd, including both posters and both stickers and with the cover still in the original shrink wrap.

We rarely have these for sale, as they’re nearly impossible to find both complete and in acceptable condition.

About this copy: This copy of The Dark Side of the Moon is a 1975 third issue of an album that was originally issued in 1973, pressed on the Harvest label.

This pressing is identified by the perimeter text on the label that says, “Mfd. by Capitol Records, Inc., a subsidiary of Capitol Industries-EMI, Inc., U.S.A. – Capitol Marca Reg. – All rights reserved. Unauthorized duplication is a violation of applicable laws.”

This copy was pressed at Capitol’s Winchester, Virginia pressing plant.

The cover is VG++, with slight wear at the mouth and at the bottom right hand corner, as the wrap has a 4″ (10 cm) split at the bottom edge.

The original hype sticker is still attached to the wrap.  This is the second version of the sticker, with “Printed in U.S.A.”

The disc is M-, with a couple of faint scuffs from being removed from the original paper inner sleeve.  The name “Debbie” is written in ballpoint pen on the side one label, though it’s hard to see.

The posters are VG++, with no holes, rips or tears, but with slight wear at the folds.

One sticker is VG+, with a slight fold.  The other is M-.

A beautiful copy of an album that is surprisingly difficult to find as a clean, complete, early pressing.

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: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Harvest
Catalog Number:
SMAS-11163
Year of Release: 1975
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 1974 Japanese pressing of The Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd, complete with original obi and all inserts.

This copy has a different catalog number, obi, and label than the 1973 release, but includes the same inserts and was pressed from the same stampers.

About this copy: This copy of The Dark Side of the Moon is a 1974 pressing on the EMI label of an album that was originally released in 1973.

This issue was pressed using the same stampers as the original 1973 issue, as the original UK 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 faint general wear and a bit of corner wear.

The obi is VG, with a few wrinkles and a repaired tear at the bottom edge.

The booklet is VG++ with slight foxing.  The posters are M-, with no rips, tears or 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 nice copy of an album that is very difficult to find complete, as the posters and card are usually missing.

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: 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 M-.  The obi is M-.  The lyric insert and photo booklet are M-.

The disc is M- with one or two 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 – 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, including the original “cap” 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 is M- with trace foxing at the top edge of the back cover.   The “cap” obi is VG++, with no tears, but with some wear at the folds.   The lyric insert and custom inner sleeves are M-.

The two discs are M-.   There are a few 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 – Dark Side of the Moon 1978 Dutch white vinyl LP

pink floyd - dark side of the moon white vnyl 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 Dutch issue, pressed on white vinyl as a limited edition.

The cover is VG, with considerable edge wear and a 3″ (8 cm) repaired seam split on the top edge.  Cover wear is common on this title; we’ve never seen an opened one with a mint cover.

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 nice copy of a scarce Pink Floyd LP.

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 – The Final Cut original Japan LP with obi

pink floyd - the final cut japan lp

Offered for sale is an original Japanese pressing of The Final Cut by Pink Floyd, including the original obi.

About this copy: This copy of The Final Cut is a 1983 pressing on the CBS/Sony label.

The cover is M- with trace corner wear.  The obi is M-.  The lyric insert is M-.  The custom inner sleeve is M-.

The disc is M- and may be unplayed.  Beautiful disc!

A nice copy of a scarce Pink Floyd LP.

Background: Released in 1983, The Final Cut was the twelfth studio album by Pink Floyd.

The album reached #1 on the UK charts and #6 in the U.S.

Allmusic.com gave The Final Cut a 3 star review:

The Final Cut extends the autobiography of The Wall, concentrating on Roger Waters’ pain when his father died in World War II. Waters spins this off into a treatise on the futility of war, concentrating on the Falkland Islands, setting his blistering condemnations and scathing anger to impossibly subdued music that demands full attention. This is more like a novel than a record, requiring total concentration since shifts in dynamics, orchestration, and instrumentation are used as effect. …And it’s equally clear that Pink Floyd couldn’t have continued in this direction — Waters had no interest in a group setting anymore, as this record, which is hardly a Floyd album in many respects, illustrates. Distinctive, to be sure, but not easy to love and, depending on your view, not even that easy to admire.

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Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: CBS/Sony
Catalog Number:
25AP2410
Year of Release: 1983
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 VG++ and close to M-,  with slight corner and edge wear.  The obi, insert, and inner sleeve are M-.

The disc is M- with one or two spindle marks on the labels, but no marks on the vinyl.  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 – Dark Side of the Moon complete Japan LP with obi

pink floyd dark side of the moon japan lp

Offered for sale is a 1974 Japanese pressing of The Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd, complete with original obi and all inserts.

This copy has a different catalog number, obi, and label than the 1973 release, but includes the same inserts and was pressed from the same stampers.

About this copy: This copy of The Dark Side of the Moon is a 1974 pressing on the EMI label of an album that was originally released in 1973.

This issue was pressed using the same stampers as the original 1973 issue, as the original UK 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 M-, with trace wear on the two left hand corners.

The obi is M-.

The booklet is M-.  The posters are M-, with no rips, tears or 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 is very difficult to find complete, as the posters and card are usually missing.

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: 1974
Format: Stereo
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Pink Floyd – Ummagumma Japan 2 LP set with obi

pink floyd - ummagumma japan lp

Offered for sale is a Japanese pressing of the double album Ummagumma by Pink Floyd, including the original obi.

About this copy: This copy of Ummagumma is a 1978 pressing on the EMI label of an album that was originally released in 1970 on the Odeon label.

The cover is M-.  The obi is M-.  The insert is M-.

The two discs are M- and look unplayed.

A nearly perfect copy of a classic Pink Floyd LP.

Background: Released in late 1969, Ummagumma was the fourth album by Pink Floyd, consisting of one live disc and one studio disc.

The album reached #5 on the UK charts and #74 on the U.S. charts, though it was later certified Platinum by the RIAA.

Allmusic.com gave Ummagumma a 3 1/2 star review:

For many years, this double-LP was one of the most popular albums in Pink Floyd’s pre-Dark Side of the Moon output, containing a live LP and a studio LP for the price of one. The live set, recorded in Birmingham and Manchester in June 1969, is limited to four numbers…”Astronomy Domine,” “Careful with That Axe Eugene,” “Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun,” and “A Saucerful of Secrets” are all superior here to their studio originals, done longer, louder, and harder, with a real edge to the playing. The studio LP was more experimental, each member getting a certain amount of space on the record to make his own music. ..Roger Waters’ “Grantchester Meadows” was a lyrical folk-like number unlike almost anything else the group ever did.

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Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: EMI
Catalog Number:
EMS-40070~71
Year of Release: 1978
Format: Stereo
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