Pink Floyd – Ivor Wynne U.S. clear vinyl 2 LP live album

pink floyd - ivor wynne u.s. clear vinyl lp

Offered for sale is a limited edition U.S. clear vinyl copy of the double live album Ivor Wynne by Pink Floyd.

About this copy: This copy of Ivor Wynne is a 1985 U.S. pressing on the Amazing Stork label.

The cover is M- with trace corner wear.  The cover still has the original shrink wrap.

The two clear vinyl discs are M- and may be unplayed.  Clean discs!

A nice copy of a very rare Pink Floyd LP, as the colored vinyl pressings were quite limited.

Background: Ivor Wynne was recorded on June 28, 1975 at Ivor Wynne Stadium in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

Track listing:

  • Raving And Drooling (later retitled “Sheep)
  • You’ ve Got Be Crazy (later retitled “Dogs”)
  • Shine On You Crazy Diamond Pts. 1-5
  • Have A Cigar
  • Shine On You Crazy Diamond Pts. 6-9
  • Speak To Me
  • Breathe
  • On The Run
  • Time
  • The Great Gig In The Sky
  • Money
  • Money (continued)
  • Us And Them
  • Any Color You Like
  • Brain Damage
  • Eclipse

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Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Amazing Stork
Catalog Number:
RSR 215
Year of Release: 1985
Format: Mono
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Pink Floyd – A Saucerful of Secrets early UK stereo LP

Pink Floyd - A Saucerful of Secrets uk lp

Offered for sale is an early UK stereo  pressing of A Saucerful of Secrets by Pink Floyd on the black and silver Columbia label.

About this copy: This copy of A Saucerful of Secrets is a 1973 fifth UK stereo pressing of an album that was originally released in 1968.

This version does not have a flipback cover, has EMI logos at the top and the bottom of the label, and has an error on side two, where “Jugband Blues,” the third and final track on the side, is listed as track 4.

The cover is VG+, with slight corner and edge wear.  The original EMI paper inner sleeve is M-.

The disc is VG++ and close to M- with a couple of very faint sleeve scuffs.  There are only one or two spindle marks on the labels; this copy has been rarely played.  Clean disc!

A nice copy of a terrific LP.

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.

 

Country of origin: UK
Size: 12″
Record Label: Columbia
Catalog Number:
SCX-6258
Year of Release: 1973
Format: Stereo
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Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here complete U.S. LP in blue shrink

Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here u.s. lp

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

The cover is M-, with trace corner wear.  The shrink wrap is complete, with a small tear (1″ = 2 cm) near the lower right hand cover on the back.

The wrap has slight wear on the edges, but no ring wear, which is unusual for copies of this LP that still have the shrink wrap..  There is a hype sticker listing the title of the album, which would otherwise not be visible due to the dark wrap.

An original price sticker is still attached to the wrap.

The custom inner sleeve is M-.  The nearly-always-missing postcard is M-.

The disc is VG+ a few scuffs from the posterboard inner sleeve, but no significant marks.   It’s rare to find a truly mint copy of this disc, as the posterboard inner sleeve tends to scuff the disc.  This one is very clean and has obviously had little play.

A nice copy of an album that’s hard to find as a complete original issue..

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 – The Wall Japan 2 LP set with obi

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.

The sticker is attached to the original shrink wrap, which has been removed from the cover but is included.

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-.   The “cap” obi is VG+ with a few minor wrinkles.   The lyric insert is VG++ with slight foxing at the top edge.

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 M- with no foxing.

Disc one is M- and looks unplayed.  Disc two is M- with a couple of spindle marks on the labels, but no marks on the vinyl.  Clean discs!

A beautiful copy of a classic LP and one of the nicest copies 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) Richard Wright – Wet Dream 1978 Japan Mastersound LP with obi

Richard Wright - Wet Dream japan lp

Offered for sale is an original Japanese pressing of Wet Dream, the first solo LP by Richard Wright, the keyboardist for Pink Floyd, including the original obi.

About this copy: This copy of Wet Dream is a 1976 pressing on the CBS/Sony label.

The cover is VG++ and close to M-, with slight corner and spine wear.  The obi is M-.

The generic Mastersound inner sleeve is VG+ with moderate foxing.  The lyric insert is VG++ with a slight fold.

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

A rather difficult Pink Floyd related item to find and a pretty good record, too.

Background: Pink Floyd took a bit of a break in between 1977’s Animals and 1979’s The Wall and during that break, guitarist David Gilmour and keyboard player Richard Wright took time to release solo albums.

Gilmour’s album got a fair amount of airplay, but Wright’s album more or less disappeared without a trace and soon went out of print, peaking at #203 on the U.S. album chart.

Allmusic.com gave Wet Dream a 3 star review:

Wright assembled some of the backing musicians who had been accompanying Pink Floyd for years, in particular reed player Mel Collins and guitarist Snowy White. So it was no surprise that the resulting record, Wet Dream, sounded like outtakes from Pink Floyd sessions. Wright’s keyboards had always been a major element in the Pink Floyd sound, and his singing and songwriting had also been a big part of the group’s music, despite the increasing domination of Roger Waters.

Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: CBS/Sony
Catalog Number:
25AP 1141
Year of Release: 1978
Format: Stereo
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Pink Floyd – Animals original Japan LP with obi and rare sticker

Pink Floyd - Animals original Japan LP

Offered for sale is a rare complete Japanese pressing of Animals by Pink Floyd, including the original obi and the rare and nearly-always-missing title sticker.

About this copy: This copy of Animals is an original 1977 pressing on the CBS label.

The cover is VG+ with slight edge and corner wear and a bit of foxing on the inside of the cover.  The obi is M-.

The original lyric insert and custom inner sleeve M-.  The insert is M-.  The sleeve has no splits.

The rare 3″x4″ “PINK FLOYD ANIMALS” sticker is included and is 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 record that’s hard to find complete.

Background: Animals was the tenth studio album by Pink Floyd.  The album reached #2 in the UK and #3 on the U.S.album charts.

Allmusic.com gave Animals a 4 star review:

Of all of the classic-era Pink Floyd albums, Animals is the strangest and darkest, a record that’s hard to initially embrace yet winds up yielding as many rewards as its equally nihilistic successor, The Wall. It isn’t that Roger Waters dismisses the human race as either pigs, dogs, or sheep, it’s that he’s constructed an album whose music is as bleak and bitter as that world view. …Through it all, though, the utter blackness of Waters’ spirit holds true, and since there are no vocal hooks or melodies, everything rests on the mood, the near-nihilistic lyrics, and Gilmour’s guitar. These are the kinds of things that satisfy cultists, and it will reward their attention — there’s just no way in for casual listeners.

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Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: CBS/Sony
Catalog Number:
25AP 340
Year of Release: 1977
Format: Stereo
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Pink Floyd – A Saucerful of Secrets U.S. Tower LP

pink floyd - a saucerful of secrets u.s. tower lp

Offered for sale is an early U.S. pressing of A Saucerful of Secrets, the second album by Pink Floyd, on the striped Tower label.

About this copy: This copy of A Saucerful of Secrets is a 1969 second issue of an album that was originally released in 1968.

The cover is M-.  The disc is M- and looks unplayed.  Clean disc!

A beautiful copy of a terrific LP that never turns up in this condition.  This one’s a beauty.

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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Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Tower
Catalog Number:
ST-5131
Year of Release: 1969
Format: Stereo
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Pink Floyd – Dark Side of the Moon sealed U.S. picture disc LP

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

Offered for sale is a still sealed U.S. copy of the picture disc version of The Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd, issued as a limited edition in 1979.

About this copy: This copy of Dark Side of the Moon is a 1979 pressing on the Capitol 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 upper left hand corner is slightly “pushed.”

Unlike many copies, this one does not have a cutout hole or saw mark in the cover.

A beautiful copy of a scarce picture disc that is likely to be your final upgrade.

Background:  In the late 1970s, record companies began issuing picture discs of new albums as promotional items. They became quite popular among collectors, so the record companies began releasing limited edition picture disc versions of both then-new titles as well as older popular titles from their back catalog.

One of the older titles released by Capitol Records was Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd, then (and now) one of the best-selling albums in history.

The picture disc fad was a short-lived one, as consumers began to balk at the idea of paying nearly twice as much for a limited edition item that didn’t sound as good as the regular pressing. In time, these limited edition pressings became somewhat scarce, particularly in new, unopened condition.

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: Capitol
Catalog Number:
SEAX-11902
Year of Release: 1979
Format: Stereo
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Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here Japan half speed mastered Mastersound LP with obi

Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here Japan mastersound LP

Offered for sale is a limited edition half speed mastered Japanese pressing of Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd, including the original obi, postcard, and poster.

About this copy: This copy of Wish You Were Here  is a 1980 pressing on the CBS/Sony label.

The cover is VG++ and very close to M-, with trace general wear.  The obi is M-.

Also included:

Poster – The poster is M-.
Record company postcard and Mono Lake postcard.  Both are M-.
Generic Mastersound inner sleeve is M-.
Lyric insert is M-.
Custom inner sleeve is VG+ with no wear or splits, but with moderate foxing.

The generic Mastersound catalog is missing.

The disc is VG+ on side one, with a couple of light marks through “Welcome to the Machine.”  They’re not deep, but the track does play with slight surface noise.  Side two is M-.

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

Background:

Columbia Records had a short-lived series of audiophile pressings in the early 1980s that they called their Mastersound series.

These were high-quality pressings mastered with extra care and pressed on premium quality vinyl, and sold at a premium price.

Probably 90% of the records issued in that series in the United States were half speed mastered, while the remainder were digitally mastered.   Most of the digitally mastered titles were of classical music.

That wasn’t the case with the Japanese Mastersound series, however.  Nearly all of the titles in the CBS Mastersound series from Japan were digitally remastered, and most of them don’t sound as good as their analog Japanese counterparts.

In fact, there were only five pop/rock titles in the Japanese series that were half speed mastered:

  • Billy Joel – The Stranger (first issue only; second issue was digitally remastered)
  • Earth, Wind & Fire – Greatest Hits
  • Electric Light Orchestra – Discovery
  • Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here
  • Boz Scaggs – Silk Degrees

All are quite rare, and all sound great.  The Pink Floyd is easily the rarest of the five titles.

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.

Pink Floyd – Dark Side of the Moon sealed U.S. picture disc LP

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

Offered for sale is a still sealed U.S. copy of the picture disc version of The Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd, issued as a limited edition in 1979.

About this copy: This copy of Dark Side of the Moon is a 1979 pressing on the Capitol label.

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

The wrap is mostly intact, with two large tears – one in the lower right hand corner and another along the lower right hand edge that measures about 5″ (12 cm).   We have secured this with tape in order to prevent further tearing.

Unlike many copies, this one does not have a cutout hole or saw mark in the cover.

A nice copy of a picture disc that is hard to find in good condition.

Background:  In the late 1970s, record companies began issuing picture discs of new albums as promotional items. They became quite popular among collectors, so the record companies began releasing limited edition picture disc versions of both then-new titles as well as older popular titles from their back catalog.

One of the older titles released by Capitol Records was Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd, then (and now) one of the best-selling albums in history.

The picture disc fad was a short-lived one, as consumers began to balk at the idea of paying nearly twice as much for a limited edition item that didn’t sound as good as the regular pressing. In time, these limited edition pressings became somewhat scarce, particularly in new, unopened condition.

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: Capitol
Catalog Number:
SEAX-11902
Year of Release: 1979
Format: Stereo
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