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 edge and corner wear.  The obi is M-.  The lyric/photo booklet is M-.

The disc is M- on side one and VG++ on side two, with a single small inaudible mark.

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, complete with obi, all inserts and the rare clear title sticker on the cover.

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.

This copy also includes the clear sticker on the cover, which is usually missing.

The cover is VG++, with no wear, but a bit of foxing.  The “cap” obi is VG, with no tears, but with some wear at the folds and a bit of fading.   The lyric insert and custom inner sleeves are M-.

The two discs are M-.   There are a few spindle marks on the first disc, but no marks on the vinyl.  The second disc only has one or two spindle marks on the label, and no marks on the vinyl.

A nice copy of a classic LP

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 U.S. mono LP

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

Offered for sale is an original U.S. mono pressing of The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, the first album by Pink Floyd.

The U.S. mono release is far harder to find and has a different track lineup than the relatively common (but still expensive) UK release.  The mono version features significantly different mixes from the stereo release.

About this copy: This copy of The Piper at the Gates of Dawn is an original 1967 mono pressing on the Tower label.

The cover is VG, with light general wear, a bit of fraying at the seams, and a worn spot just below the Tower logo on the front where a price sticker has been removed.

This cover has no seam splits and no cutout holes.  The cover has a “6” in the lower right hand corner of the cover, indicating that it was printed at Capitol’s Los Angeles pressing plant.

The disc is VG+, with a few spindle marks and a couple of scuffs from the original paper inner sleeve (included).  It’s quite clean, with no significant marks.   The disc has a triangle with “IAM” in it in the dead wax, indicating that the disc was pressed at Capitol’s Scranton pressing plant.

A nice copy of a very rare Pink Floyd LP.

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 was released in the U.S., UK, and Canada in both stereo and mono in late 1967.  While many UK buyers were still purchasing albums in mono in 1967, most U.S. buyers were choosing stereo releases at that time, and the U.S. mono album was deleted shortly after release, while the UK album stayed in print in mono for several years.

The mono version of the album features significantly different mixes from the stereo version.

While the Canadian pressing had the same track lineup as the UK issue, the U.S. pressing was quite different.

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 Piper at the Gates of Dawn was one of the last albums issued on mono by Tower Records; the label only released four albums in mono after this one.

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:
T5093
Year of Release: 1967
Format: Mono
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Pink Floyd – Atom Heart Mother Japan RM quadraphonic LP with obi

pink floyd - atom heart mother japan quadraphonic 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.

Please note that unlike other Pink Floyd titles from Japan, all quad copies of this album were pressed on black vinyl.

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

The cover is M- with trace corner wear.   The obi is VG+, with a bit of foxing, but no tears.

The 6 page lyric/liner note booklet (with information in both English and Japanese) is M-, as is the single page insert about the RM Quadraphonic process.

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

A gorgeous copy of a rare Pink Floyd LP and easily the nicest copy we’ve ever seen.

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 album was only released in quad in the U.S. on 8 track tape.

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 – Delicate Sound of Thunder sealed 1988 U.S. 2 LP set

pink floyd - delicate sound of thunder u.s. lp

Offered for sale is a still sealed U.S. pressing of the double album Delicate Sound of Thunder by Pink Floyd.

About this copy: This copy of Delicate Sound of Thunder is an original 1988 U.S. pressing on the Columbia label.

As the album is sealed, the records are presumably new and unplayed.

The wrap is fully intact with no rips or tears.  There is a clean punch hole in the upper left hand corner; this looks more like a promotional hole than a cutout mark.

A nice copy of an album that is surprisingly hard to find as a U.S. pressing.

Background: Released in 1988, Delicate Sound of Thunder was the first full live album by Pink Floyd.

The album reached #11 on both the U.S. and UK album charts.

Allmusic.com gave Delicate Sound of Thunder a 2 1/2 star review:

In one respect, it’s hard to fault David Gilmour for retooling Pink Floyd as a neo-oldies act with Momentary Lapse of Reason, since Roger Waters took the band over the brink with his obsessive, nonmusical The Final Cut. Fans were eager for an album that sounded like classic Floyd, which is what Momentary Lapse was. But what they really thirsted for was a live spectacle from Floyd, where they could hear the old tunes and see all the old stunts. That’s what they got on the 1987/1988 Pink Floyd world tour, which is documented on the double-disc set The Delicate Sound of Thunder.

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Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Columbia
Catalog Number:
PC 744484
Year of Release: 1988
Format: Stereo
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Pink Floyd – The Dark Side of the Moon complete French blue vinyl LP

pink floyd - dark side of the moon blue vinyl france lp

Offered for sale is a rare complete 1978 limited edition French blue vinyl pressing of The Dark Side of the Moon, including both posters and both stickers.

It’s very unusual to find this LP with the inserts intact.

About this copy: This copy of The Dark Side of the Moon is a 1978 issue on the EMI label.

The cover is VG, with wear on the edges and corners.  There is a hype sticker attached to the cover that says “SPECIAL DISQUE EN COULEUR.”

The posters appear unused and are VG++, with trace wear at the folds.  There are no holes or tears.

One sticker is M-; the other is VG++ with a fold.

The blue vinyl disc is VG++ with a couple of minor scuffs.  It appears to have been played only a couple of times.

A nice copy of a rare Pink Floyd LP.  It’s only the second copy we’ve ever had for sale and the only complete copy 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.

The LP was issued on white vinyl in both the Netherlands and Germany in 1978, and on clear vinyl and blue vinyl in France the same year.   Both French issues are quite rare and are considerably harder to find than the Dutch or German white vinyl pressings.

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: France
Size: 12″
Record Label: EMI
Catalog Number:
DC 13
Year of Release: 1978
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 dutch white vinyl 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 white vinyl Dutch issue on the Harvest label.

The cover is VG+, with slight wear at the corners and edges.

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 beautiful copy of an album that’s surprisingly hard to find in good 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.

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 – A Momentary Lapse of Reason Japan LP with obi

pink floyd - momentary laps 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 may be unplayed.  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 – Piper at the Gates of Dawn 1975 Japan LP with obi

pink floyd - piper at the gates of dawn japan LP

Offered for sale is a Japanese pressing of The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, complete with original obi and lyric insert.

About this copy: This copy of The Piper at the Gates of Dawn is a 1975 Japanese pressing on the EMI label.

The cover is VG++, and very close to M-, with a bit of foxing on the back cover but no wear.

The obi is M-.  The insert is M-.

The disc is M- and looks unplayed.

Matrix numbers:

Side 1: YAX-3419 2S

Side 2: OP-8229-B 2S

These are the same stamper numbers as used on the earlier (and very rare) 1970 issue.

A beautiful copy of a terrific record.

Background: The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, released in 1967, was the first LP from Pink Floyd and the only album by the band to predominantly feature founding member Syd Barrett.

In Japan, the album was issued on six different occasions, and each was available only for a short period of time:

  • 1967 – Green obi with Odeon catalog number OP-8229
  • 1970 – Pink “Rock Now!” obi with Odeon catalog number OP-80281 and ¥2000  price
  • 1974 – Pink “Rock Now! obi with Odeon catalog number OP-80281 and ¥2200 price
  • 1975 – White obi with EMI catalog number EMS-80317
  • 1983 – Black obi with EMI catalog number EMS-50104
  • 2016 – Green obi resembling the 1967 issue with Sony catalog number SIJP11

The 1967 and 1970 issues were available on red vinyl, though nearly all copies of the 1970 release were black.  The red version is one of the world’s rarest Pink Floyd LPs.

The Japanese pressing of The Piper at the Gates of Dawn features the UK track lineup, including “Flaming,” “Astronomy Domine,” and “Bike,” which were all removed from the LP for the U.S. release.  Unlike the UK and U.S. issues, all Japanese pressings of the album have been in stereo.

The Japanese pressing also includes an extra track, “See Emily Play,” which had previously been released as a single.

Full track list:

  • Astronomy Domine
  • Lucifer Sam
  • Matilda Mother
  • Flaming
  • Pow R. Toc. H
  • Take Up Thy Stethoscope And Walk
  • Interstellar Overdrive
  • The Gnome
  • Chapter 24
  • The Scarecrow
  • Bike
  • See Emily Play

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: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: EMI
Catalog Number:
EMS-80317
Year of Release: 1975
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++, with trace corner and edge wear.  The obi, insert, and inner sleeve are M-.

The disc is M-, with a couple of 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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