Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here 1978 Japan LP with postcard and poster

pink floyd wish you were here japan lp

Offered for sale is a Japanese pressing of Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd, including all inserts.

This copy is complete except for the round title sticker that was originally attached to the shrink wrap.

About this copy: This copy of Wish You Were Here is a 1978 Japanese pressing on the CBS/Sony label of an album that was originally released in 1975.

The cover is VG++ with slight foxing.

This LP was issued without an obi.   A sticker that was used instead of the obi is attached to the front cover.  The second round title sticker is missing.

The custom inner sleeve is VG++ with slight foxing.  The lyric insert is M-. The catalog insert is M-  The postcard is M-.  The poster is M- with no rips, tears, or holes.

The disc is visually M- with no marks on the vinyl and no spindle marks on the label.  Clean disc!

A nice copy of a classic LP that is almost never found with all inserts.

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: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: CBS/Sony
Catalog Number:
SOPO 100
Year of Release: 1975
Format: Stereo
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Pink Floyd – The Wall Japan 2 LP set with obi and sticker

pink floyd the wall japan lp

Offered for sale is a Japanese pressing of The Wall by Pink Floyd including the original “cap” obi and rare title sticker.

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.

This copy also has the clear sticker that was originally attached to the shrink wrap when the album was new.

The cover is VG+ with moderate foxing, but no wear.   The “cap” obi is VG++ with very slight wear.   The lyric insert is M-

The clear title sticker that was originally attached to the (now-missing) shrink wrap has been attached to the front cover.  The sticker is VG++.

The two custom inner sleeves are VG+ with moderate foxing.

The two discs are M- with a couple of spindle marks on the labels, but no marks on the vinyl.  Clean discs!

A nice copy of a classic LP that’s hard to find complete, as the obi and sticker are usually missing.

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 Piper at the Gates of Dawn sealed 1967 U.S. stereo LP

pink floyd the piper at the gates of dawn u.s. stereo lp

Offered for sale is a still sealed U.S. stereo pressing of The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, the first album by Pink Floyd.

Note: While the full title appears on the back cover, the spine and label simply list the title as The Pink Floyd.

About this copy: This copy of The Piper at the Gates of Dawn is a U.S.  stereo pressing on the Tower label.

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

Label variation is unknown, but the number “9” appears on the back cover.  This suggests that the album was pressed at Capital Records’ Jacksonville, Illinois pressing plant and the album likely has the second “striped” Tower label.

The wrap is fully intact with no rips or tears.  There are no punch holes in the cover.  There are a couple of breathe holes in the shrink wrap; this is common on 1960s albums pressed by Capitol.

A nice copy of a very rare Pink Floyd LP and the first sealed copy we’ve had for sale in many years.

Background: Released in 1967, The Piper at the Gates of Dawn was the first album by Pink Floyd, which then included Syd Barrett on guitar and vocals.

The album reached #6 on the UK album chart and #131 on the U.S. chart.

The album was released in the U.S., UK, and Canada in both stereo and mono in late 1967.  The U.S. version, issued by Tower Records, went out of print in 1970 when Capitol Records shut down their Tower Records subsidiary label.  The album has not been reissued on vinyl in the U.S. since the original release.

The UK album had 11 tracks, but the U.S. version deleted three of them (“Astronomy Domine,” “Flaming,” and “Bike”) and added “See Emily Play,” which had been recently issued as a single.  The track appears in rechanneled stereo on this LP.

UK version has these eleven tracks:

  • Astronomy Domine
  • Lucifer Sam
  • Matilda Mother
  • Flaming
  • Pow R. Toc H.
  • Take Up They Stethoscope and Walk
  • Interstellar Overdrive
  • The Gnome
  • Chapter 24
  • The Scarecrow
  • Bike

The U.S. copy (this one) has these nine tracks:

  • See Emily Play
  • Pow R. Toc H.
  • Take Up They Stethoscope and Walk
  • Lucifer Sam
  • Matilda Mother
  • The Scarecrow
  • The Gnome
  • Chapter 24
  • Interstellar Overdrive

Allmusic.com gave The Piper at the Gates of Dawn a 5 star review:

 The Piper at the Gates of Dawn successfully captures both sides of psychedelic experimentation — the pleasures of expanding one’s mind and perception, and an underlying threat of mental disorder and even lunacy; this duality makes Piper all the more compelling in light of Barrett’s subsequent breakdown, and ranks it as one of the best psychedelic albums of all time.

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Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Tower
Catalog Number:
ST5093
Year of Release: 1967
Format: Stereo
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Pink Floyd – The Dark Side of the Moon complete 1974 Japan LP with obi

pink floyd hte dark side of the moon 1974 japan lp

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

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 the same graphics as stickers in the U.S. issue)
  • Original obi

The cover is VG++ with very light edge and corner wear.  The obi is VG+ with moderate foxing on the back, but no tears.

The booklet is VG+ with moderate foxing on the cover.  The posters are VG++, with no rips, tears or holes, but with slight wear at the folds and slight foxing on the back.

The card is VG with several prominent creases.

The record is visually M-, with no marks on the vinyl, but there a few spindle marks and a few foxing spots on the labels.  It’s a clean disc that has had fairly little play.

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 – The Dark Side of the Moon 1978 German SQ quadraphonic LP

pink floyd - the dark side of the moon german sq quadraphonic lp

Offered for sale is a  copy of the 1978 limited edition German SQ quadraphonic pressing of The Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd.

Note: This album was not issued in quadraphonic in the United States on vinyl; the only U.S. quad release was on 8 track tape.  This quad LP can play on any turntable and features a distinctly different mix from the stereo pressing.

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 edge and corner wear and a couple of small tears and spots on the back cover.  The original white poly-lined inner sleeve is M-.

This version of the album did not include inserts.

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

Stamper numbers are:

Side one: 05 249 – Q – A – 1
Side two: 05 249 – Q – B – 1

A nice copy of an album that’s quite hard to find on vinyl as a quadraphonic pressing.

Background:  The Dark Side of the Moon was one of three Pink Floyd albums (along with Atom Heart Mother and Wish You Were Here) to be released in the 4 channel quadraphonic format.

While all three were released on vinyl in quad in various countries worldwide, only Wish You Were Here was issued on vinyl in the U.S. as a quadraphonic pressing.

The Dark Side of the Moon was issued in quad in the UK, Germany, Japan, and Australia on vinyl, but the U.S. issue was only released as an 8 track tape.

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, quadraphonic pressings, and 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: Germany
Size: 12″
Record Label: Harvest
Catalog Number:
1C 064-05 249 Q D
Year of Release: 1978
Format: Stereo
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Pink Floyd – A Nice Pair sealed 1973 U.S. 2 LP set

pink floyd - a nice pair u.s. lp

Offered for sale is a still sealed originall 1973 U.S. pressing of the double album A Nice Pair by Pink Floyd.

This double album reissues the 1967-1968 LPs The Piper at the Gates of Dawn and A Saucerful of Secrets, with a couple of track substitutions.

About this copy: This copy of A Nice Pair is a 1973 U.S. pressing on the Harvest label.

As the album is still sealed, the records are presumably new and unplayed.  The cover has two stickers that say “A Nice Pair” over the photos of a woman’s breasts.  A third sticker is attached to the wrap that says “Pink Floyd Special Low Priced Two Record Set.)   The spine shows the original $7.98 U.S. list price.

The wrap is fully intact with no rips, tears, or holes, aside from a couple of factory “breathe holes” in the shrink wrap.

A nearly perfect copy of a Pink Floyd set that’s hard to find as a first pressing.

Background: Released in 1973, A Nice Pair reissued the band’s first two LPs – The Piper at the Gates of Dawn and A Saucerful of Secrets.  In the U.S., both albums had been out of print for years, but the success of The Dark Side of the Moon inspired a reissue of the band’s earlier material.

The U.S. and UK versions of the album had a couple of minor differences – a cover photo advertising a dentist appeared on the U.S. version; this was replaced with a different photo in the UK.

The first track on the album, “Astronomy Domine,” appeared as a studio track on the UK version (as it had on the original LP) but in the U.S., the live version of the song from the Ummagumma LP was used instead.

This set features “Flaming” in mono; later pressings used a stereo version.

Allmusic.com gave A Nice Pair a 4 star review.

In the wake of the mega-hit status achieved earlier in 1973 by Dark Side of the Moon, executives at Capitol Records, in tandem with their counterparts in other countries, decided to remarket the group’s earlier catalog; in America, this meant reissuing their first two LPs, Piper at the Gates of Dawn (originally issued stateside as Pink Floyd, in edited form) and A Saucerful of Secrets, both of which originally appeared on the Capitol subsidiary label Tower and were, by then, out of print. The result was a double LP called A Nice Pair, which was also put out in England — which was odd, since both original albums were still readily in print on that side of the Atlantic.

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Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Harvest
Catalog Number:
SABB-11257
Year of Release: 1973
Format: Stereo
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Pink Floyd – The Dark Side of the Moon complete 1974 Japan LP with obi

pink floyd the dark side of the moon 1974 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 the same graphics as stickers in the U.S. issue)
  • Original obi

The cover is VG++ with very light edge and corner wear.  The obi is VG+ with some creases on the back, but no tears.

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

The card is M-.

The record is visually M-, with no marks on the vinyl, but there are many spindle marks on the labels.  The disc has had a lot of play, but has been well cared for.  It plays with slight surface noise.

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 – Atom Heart Mother 1974 Japan RM quadraphonic LP with obi

pink floyd atom heart mother japan rm quad lp

Offered for sale is an original Japanese quadraphonic copy of Atom Heart Mother by Pink Floyd, including the original obi.

While this copy was mastered in RM quadraphonic (also known as QS), it will play on all stereo turntables and offers a different mix from the regular stereo release.

About this copy: This copy of Atom Heart Mother is an original 1974 pressing on the EMI/Odeon label.

The cover is VG++ and close to M- with a couple of foxing spots inside the gatefold cover and  trace corner wear.   The obi is VG++ with slight foxing, but no tears.

The 6 page lyric/liner note booklet (with information in both English and Japanese) is M-.  The single page insert about the RM Quadraphonic process is VG++ with a couple of minor foxing spots.

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

A nice copy of a rare Pink Floyd LP.

Background:  Released in 1970, Atom Heart Mother was the fifth album by Pink Floyd.

The album reached #1 on the UK charts, but peaked at #55 on the U.S. charts, making it what was then the highest-ever charting album in the U.S.

The album was one of three (along with The Dark Side of the Moon and Wish You Were Here) to be remixed for quadraphonic sound, though the quad mix was not released on vinyl in the U.S.

It was, however, released in SQ quadraphonic in the UK and in RM (aka QS) quad in Japan.

The quad version of the album offers a different mix from the stereo version.

Allmusic.com gave Atom Heart Mother a 3 star review:

Appearing after the sprawling, unfocused double-album set Ummagumma, Atom Heart Mother may boast more focus, even a concept, yet that doesn’t mean it’s more accessible. If anything, this is the most impenetrable album Pink Floyd released while on Harvest, which also makes it one of the most interesting of the era. Still, it may be an acquired taste even for fans, especially since it kicks off with a side-long, 23-minute extended orchestral piece that may not seem to head anywhere, but is often intriguing, more in what it suggests than what it achieves.

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Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: Odeon
Catalog Number:
EOZ-80008
Year of Release: 1974
Format: Stereo
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Pink Floyd – Unused 1977 Houston concert ticket + tour program

pink floyd 1977 concert ticket

Offered for sale is a set consisting of a complete, unused 1977 Pink Floyd U.S. concert ticket and tour program from their April 30, 1977 Houston, Texas show.

Ticket:  The ticket is a complete, unused ticket for the band’s April 30, 1977 outdoor concert at Jeppeson Stadium in Houston, Texas.  This was a football stadium; all seats were general admission.

The ticket is VG++, with two small staple holes and a bit of rust in the lower right hand corner.

Tour program: The 24 page tour program measures 13″ x 9 1/2″ (33 x 24 cm) and is VG, with a few creases at the edges and some edge wear.  The center page is loose.

A nice copy of a rare set, as vintage complete Pink Floyd tickets rarely turn up for sale.

Pink Floyd – Unused 1977 Houston concert ticket + tour program and T-shirt

pink floyd 1977 concert ticket

Offered for sale is a set consisting of a complete, unused 1977 Pink Floyd U.S. concert ticket, tour program, and T-shirt from their April 30, 1977 Houston, Texas show.

Ticket:  The ticket is a complete, unused ticket for the band’s April 30, 1977 outdoor concert at Jeppeson Stadium in Houston, Texas.  This was a football stadium; all seats were general admission.

The ticket is VG++, with two small staple holes in the lower right hand corner.

Tour program: The 24 page tour program measures 13″ x 9 1/2″ (33 x 24 cm) and is VG+, with a few creases at the edges.

T-Shirt: The T-shirt is an adult medium.  It’s VG, with slight fading and a small stain near the lower part of the front.  This shirt is not new; it has been worn.

A nice copy of a rare set, as vintage complete Pink Floyd tickets rarely turn up for sale.