Pink Floyd – The Division Bell original U.S. 1994 blue vinyl LP

Pink Floyd - The Division Bell U.S. 1994 blue vinyl LP

Offered for sale is an original blue vinyl U.S. pressing of The Division Bell by Pink Floyd.

About this copy: This copy of The Division Bell is a 1994 U.S. pressing on the Columbia label.

The cover is M- with a small bend in the upper left hand corner.  The custom inner sleeve is VG++ with a few wrinkles and a very tiny tear on one edge, but no splits.

The blue vinyl disc is M- and looks unplayed.  Clean disc!

A terrific copy of an LP that has become quite hard to find in recent years.

Background: Released in 1994, The Division Bell was Pink Floyd’s first studio album in seven years and the second without founding member Roger Waters.  Despite mixed critical reception, the album reached #1 on the American album charts.

The album was released in LP form in both the U.S. and the UK.  While the UK pressings were issued on standard black vinyl, the American pressings were available on a translucent light blue vinyl.

The LP version of The Division Bell has a playing time of about 8 minutes shorter than the compact disc version, as seven of the eleven songs on the album were shortened for the LP version.

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Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Columbia
Catalog Number:
c64200
Year of Release: 1994
Format: Stereo
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Pink Floyd – The Dark Side of the Moon sealed U.S. Mobile Fidelity LP

pink floyd dark side of the moon mobile fidelity lp

Offered for sale is a still sealed U.S. half speed mastered pressing of The Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd, released by Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs.

This is the 1981 second issue of the LP with the slanted text “Original Master Recording” at the top of the front cover.

About this copy: This copy of The Dark Side of the Moon is a 1981 U.S. pressing on the Mobile Fidelity label of an album that was originally released in 1973.

While technically a U.S. release, the disc was pressed in Japan by JVC using their proprietary “Supervinyl” compound.

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

The loose wrap is fully intact with no rips, tears, or holes.  An original price sticker is attached to the wrap.  A sticker that covered the price sticker that said “Factory Sealed For Your Protection” has been removed but is included.

There is a small break in the cover at the bottom edge under the wrap.  This is common for this title due to the loose wrap.

A beautiful copy of a Pink Floyd LP that is often found with major cover wear and the first sealed copy we’ve seen in decades.

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.

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.

Every title ever issued by Mobile Fidelity is collectible in its own right; their pressings from 1978 through 1989 were pressed in Japan by JVC on their proprietary Super Vinyl, an exceptionally resilient, dead-quiet vinyl compound, with later issues pressed in the U.S. by RTI on 200 gram vinyl. These records were mastered at half speed; both the tape and the cutting lathe were run at half the normal speed, allowing the cutting head to cut a more accurate groove in the acetate. The finished product featured dead-quiet vinyl, with improved dynamics, better imaging, and tighter bass. By their very nature, all of Mobile Fidelity’s titles were limited-edition pressings.

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Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Mobile Fidelity
Catalog Number:
MFSL 1-017
Year of Release: 1981
Format: Stereo
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Pink Floyd – More 1970 red vinyl Japan LP with obi

pink floyd more red vinyl japan lp

Offered for sale is a Japanese red vinyl pressing of More, the third album by Pink Floyd, including the original obi.

About this copy:  This copy of More is a 1970 Japanese pressing on the Odeon label of an album that was originally released in 1969.

This copy was pressed on “Everclean” red vinyl and includes a gatefold cover that was not included on the original 1969 issue.

The gatefold cover is VG+ with slight corner and edge wear.  The obi is VG with a few  wrinkles, but no tears.  The “hojyuhyo” (reorder tag) is still attached.

This LP was issued without an insert.

The red vinyl disc is M- on side one and VG++ on side two with a couple of faint scuffs through the first two tracks.  There are a  few spindle marks on the labels, but no marks on the vinyl.  Clean disc!

A nice copy of a terrific record.

Background: Released in 1969, More was the third album by Pink Floyd and the first without founder Syd Barrett.

The album reached #153 on the U.S. album charts.

Allmusic.com gave More a 3 star review:

Commissioned as a soundtrack to the seldom-seen French hippie movie of the same name, More was a Pink Floyd album in its own right, reaching the Top Ten in Britain… Several of the tracks are pleasantly inconsequential, but this record does include some strong compositions, especially “Cymbaline,” “Green Is the Colour,” and “The Nile Song.” All of these developed into stronger pieces in live performances, and better, high-quality versions are available on numerous bootlegs.

You can listen to “Green is the Colour” here:

As with most albums in Japan, More was released multiple times, with multiple catalog numbers, multiple obis, and on both black and red vinyl.  The first issue was pressed on red vinyl and had a single pocket cover and a now-impossibly-hard-to-find “New Rock” obi; the second issue had a gatefold cover and was pressed on both red and black vinyl with a black obi with orange print.  Later issues were pressed on black vinyl only and had an obi that was unique to that particular reissue.

The first issue is extraordinarily rare and rarely turns up for sale.  The second issue, which came out the same year as the first one, was more successful in the Japanese market, but has become much harder to find in recent years, especially in good condition.

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Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: Odeon
Catalog Number:
OP-80165
Year of Release: 1970
Format: Stereo
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Pink Floyd – The Dark Side of the Moon first issue 1973 Japan LP with obi complete

pink floyd the dark side of the moon japan lp

Offered for sale is a complete 1973 Japanese first pressing of The Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd, including the original obi and all inserts. Like the original UK issue, this pressing has a label with a blue triangle.

Original, day-of-release pressings had a price of ¥2000 printed on both the cover and obi.  Text on the label reads “Mfd. by Toshiba Musical Industries, Ltd. in Japan.”.  Later 1973 pressings had a ¥2200 price and early 1974 pressings had a ¥2200 price and “Mfd. by Toshiba-EMI Ltd. in Japan.” on the label.

About this copy: This copy of The Dark Side of the Moon is an original 1973 pressing on the Harvest label.

This is the true first issue with the ¥2000 price printed on both the cover and obi.

This issue appears to have been pressed using UK stampers, 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 as stickers in the U.S. issue)
  • Original obi

The cover is VG++, with slight corner wear and a small dent in the middle of the back cover.

The obi is VG+ with slight foxing, but no tears.  The “hojyuhyo” (reorder tag) is still attached.

The booklet is VG++ with slight foxing.

The two posters are M , with no rips, tears, or holes.  The card is M-.

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

While the disc is not dead-quiet, it does look as though it has only been played once or twice.

A nice copy of an album that is astonishingly difficult to find as a clean 1973 pressing, and the only first issue 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.

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:
EOP-80778
Year of Release: 1973
Format: Stereo
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Pink Floyd – A Momentary Lapse of Reason French white vinyl LP with poster

pink floyd a momentary lapse of reason french white vinyl lp

Offered for sale is a limited edition white vinyl pressing of A Momentary Lapse of Reason, issued in France in 1988.

About this copy: This copy of A Momentary Lapse of Reason is an original 1988 white vinyl French issue on the EMI label, including a poster with photos from their 1988 Versailles concert and a wraparound color title sheet that was only offered with this pressing.

The cover is M- with a tiny dent in the upper right hand corner.  The wraparound outer cover is M-.

The custom inner sleeve is M- with no splits. The poster is VG++ with slight wear at the folds, but no rips, tears, or holes.

The white vinyl disc is M- and may be unplayed.  Clean disc!

A beautiful copy of a terrific LP and the first copy we’ve had for sale in quite a while.

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: France
Size: 12″
Record Label: EMI
Catalog Number:
748068 0
Year of Release: 1988
Format: Stereo
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Pink Floyd – The Dark Side of the Moon complete 1973 Japan LP with obi

Pink Floyd the dark side of the moon Japan LP

Offered for sale is a complete 1973 Japanese pressing of The Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd, including the original obi and all inserts. Like the original UK issue, this pressing has a label with a blue triangle.

While this is technically a third pressing, it is part of the original 1973 release. The only difference between this version and the original version is the price printed on the obi and cover.  First pressings had a ¥2000 price, the second issue had a ¥2200 sticker over the ¥2000 price.  This version, from late 1973, has ¥2200 printed on the cover and obi.

About this copy: This copy of The Dark Side of the Moon is an original 1973 pressing on the Harvest label.

This issue appears to have been pressed using UK stampers, 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 as stickers in the U.S. issue)
  • Original obi

The cover is M-, with trace wear on two corners.

The obi is VG+, with a couple of minor wrinkles, but no tears.

The booklet is M-.

The two posters are M , with no rips, tears, or holes.  The card is VG++ with a couple of wrinkles and foxing spots.

The record is VG++, with a couple of light scuffs on each side.  There are one or two spindle marks on the labels, and a couple of foxing spots.  It’s a very clean disc that has clearly had little play.

A nice copy of an album that is astonishingly difficult to find as a clean 1973 pressing. This is easily 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:
EOP-80778
Year of Release: 1973
Format: Stereo
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Pink Floyd – The Dark Side of the Moon sealed U.S. Harvest LP

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Offered for sale is a  still sealed early U.S. pressing of The Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd, including both posters and both stickers.

This may be an original 1973 release, or a 1974 or 1975 pressing. As it is still sealed, we have no way of knowing the label or inside cover variation. Post-1975 pressings were on the Capitol label, rather than Harvest, so this is definitely a pressing from no later than 1975.

About this copy: This copy of The Dark Side of the Moon is a mid-1970s US pressing on the Harvest label.

As the album is still sealed, the record is presumably new and unplayed. The album should contain two stickers and two posters.

The wrap is fully intact except for a small 1 inch (3 cm) tear near the upper left-hand corner of the back cover.

There is a hype sticker attached to the shrinkwrap that says “Pink Floyd The Dark Side of the Moon.” The sticker does say “Made in USA”; some first pressings had this wording, and some did not.  An original price sticker is attached to the wrap.

A nearly perfect copy of a classic LP that rarely turns up in this 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.

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: 1973-1975
Format: Stereo
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Pink Floyd – A Saucerful of Secrets 1971 Japan LP with obi

Pink Floyd - A Saucerful of Secrets 1971 Japan LP

Offered for sale is a Japanese pressing of A Saucerful of Secrets by Pink Floyd, including the original obi.

This copy is black vinyl.

About this copy: This copy of A Saucerful of Secrets is a 1971 Japanese pressing on the Odeon label of an album that was originally released in 1968.

The cover is VG++ and close to M- , with a bit of wear at the corners.

The obi is VG+, with a few wrinkles.  The “hojyuhyo” (reorder tag) has been removed.

The insert is M- with a couple of minor wrinkles.

The disc is VG++ with a couple of very faint sleeve scuffs.  It’s very close to M-.  There are a few spindle marks on the labels.  Clean disc!

A hard to find pressing of a great album by an iconic band.

Background: Released in 1968, A Saucerful of Secrets was the second album by Pink Floyd, the first to include guitarist/singer David Gilmour, and the last to include founder/guitarist/singer Syd Barrett.

The album reached #9 on the UK charts but only reached #158 on the U.S. charts.

Allmusic.com gave A Saucerful of Secrets a 3 1/2 star review:

A transitional album on which the band moved from Syd Barrett’s relatively concise and vivid songs to spacy, ethereal material with lengthy instrumental passages. Barrett’s influence is still felt (he actually did manage to contribute one track, the jovial “Jugband Blues”), and much of the material retains a gentle, fairy-tale ambience.

 

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Pink Floyd – Meddle original black vinyl Japan LP with obi

pink floyd meddle japan odeon lp

Offered for sale is an original black vinyl Japanese pressing of Meddle by Pink Floyd, including the original obi.

About this copy:  This copy of Meddle is a 1971 Japanese pressing on the Odeon label.

The cover is VG++ on the front, but VG on the back, as there’s quite a bit of ring wear there.

The obi is VG, with a number of wrinkles and two small repaired tears.  The “hojyuhyo” (reorder tag) is still attached.

The insert is M-.  The booklet is VG++ with slight foxing.

The black vinyl disc is M- on side one and VG+ on side two with a couple of faint scuffs.  It’s a clean disc that’s had little play.
A nice copy of a terrific LP that’s hard to find as a complete first pressing.

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: Odeon
Catalog Number:
OP-80375
Year of Release: 1971
Format: Stereo
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Pink Floyd – A Collection of Great Dance Songs sealed Japan LP with obi

pink floyd a collection of great dance songs japan lp

Offered for sale is a still sealed original Japanese pressing of A Collection of Great Dance Songs by Pink Floyd, including the original obi.

About this copy: This copy of A Collection of Great Dance Songs is a 1981 Japanese pressing on the CBS/Sony 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.  The cover and obi are M-.

A nice copy of a rare Pink Floyd LP.

Background: Released in 1981, A Collection of Great Dance Songs is a compilation album containing tracks from Wish You Were Here, Meddle, Animals, and The Wall.  A new version of “Money” was recorded for this LP.

The album reached #37 on the UK album charts and #31 on the U.S. charts.

Allmusic.com gave A Collection of Great Dance Songs this review:

Anyone who knew anything about Pink Floyd knew that a dance band they were not, so this compilation, courtesy of Columbia Records, was intended ironically. Arguably the quintessential album band, Pink Floyd is not well served by compilations, especially one on which four parts of “Shine on You Crazy Diamond” are edited together and there’s a re-recording of “Money.”

In the early 1980s, CBS Records in the U.S. and Japan created a limited edition series of high quality audiophile pressings of then-new and older LPs that were pressed on premium vinyl and sold at a premium price.

In the U.S., most of the titles were half speed mastered.  In Japan, most of the titles were digitally remastered pressings. The series did not last long and most titles were quickly discontinued.   Escape was one of several Journey albums to be released as part of the series.

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Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: CBS/Sony
Catalog Number:
30AP 2265
Year of Release: 1981
Format: Stereo
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