Pink Floyd – The Wall Japan 2 LP set with obi

pinkf loyd - 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.

This copy still has the original shrink wrap and the nearly-always-missing clear title sticker on the warp.

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 cover is M- and still has the original shrink wrap.   The “cap” obi is M-.   The lyric insert is M-.

One custom sleeve is M-.  The other is VG++ with a couple of minor foxing spots.

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

A nearly perfect copy of a classic LP and the nicest used copy we’ve ever had for sale.

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 – Tour ’75 U.S. promo only LP

Pink Floyd - Tour '75 U.S. LP

Offered for sale is a copy of Pink Floyd Tour ’75, a U.S. LP that was issued to promote the band’s 1975 U.S. tour.

This LP was issued only as a promotional item and was not sold in stores.

About this copy: This copy of Pink Floyd Tour ’75 is an original 1975 pressing on the Capitol label, though it is not labeled as such.

The cover is VG++, with slight ring wear.

This LP was created to look like an unauthorized LP, with rubber stamped song titles on the cover.  As with most copies of this album, the titles are fairly legible, but they’re not very well-defined.

The disc is VG+ with a couple of scuffs from the paper inner sleeve (included).  There only a couple of spindle marks on the labels, suggesting that the LP has only been played a couple of times.

A nice copy of a rare Pink Floyd LP that is usually found in terrible condition.

Background: Released in 1975, Pink Floyd Tour ’75 was released by Capitol Records to promote Pink Floyd’s back catalogue during the band’s tour for the Wish You Were Here LP.

Pink Floyd had left Capitol Records for Columbia after The Dark Side of the Moon LP, so Capitol was taking advantage of the band’s tour to promote the band’s older albums that they could sell.

The album was designed to look like a bootleg, with the title and track listing stamped on the cover with a rubber stamp.

The white label promotional disc did not make any mention of Capitol Records on the label, though “mastered by Capitol” is stamped in the dead wax.

While the title suggests that the album is live, the album actually consists of previously released studio tracks on one side and two live tracks (both taken from Ummagumma) on the other.

Tracks are:

  • The Gold, It’s In the … (from Obscured by Clouds)
  • Wots…Uh the Deal (from Obscured by Clouds)
  • Free Four (from Obscured by Clouds)
  • One of These Days (from Meddle)
  • Fat Old Sun (from Atom Heart Mother)
  • Astronome Domine (from Ummagumma)
  • Careful With That Axe, Eugene (from Ummagumma)

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Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Capitol
Catalog Number:
SPRO-8116/8117
Year of Release: 1975
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 trace corner wear and moderate foxing inside the gatefold cover.

The obi is VG+ with slight foxing, but no tears.  The lyric insert is VG++ with a couple of minor wrinkles.  The booklet is VG++ with very slight wear.

The disc is M- with a number of spindle marks on the labels but no marks on the vinyl.  Side one has clearly been played a lot more than side two.  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 – 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- with trace corner wear.  The obi is M-.  The lyric insert is M-.  The booklet is M-.

The disc is M- with one or two spindle marks on the labels and no marks on the vinyl.  Clean disc!

A nice copy of a terrific LP and the nicest copy we’ve ever had for sale.

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

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 – 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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