Pink Floyd – Animals original Japan LP with obi and rare sticker

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.  The obi is M-.

The original lyric insert and custom inner sleeve are included.  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 couple of spindle marks on each label but no marks on the vinyl.  A very clean copy that has clearly had little play.

A beautiful 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 – 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, except for a small 3 inch (8 cm) tear along the top of the spine.   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 terrific record, and the first copy of this one that we’ve had in several years.

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 – Atom Heart Mother Japan LP

Pink Floyd - Atom Heart Mother Japan LP

Offered for sale is a Japanese pressing of Atom Heart Mother by Pink Floyd, including the original obi.

About this copy: This copy of Atom Heart Mother is a 1974 pressing of an album that was originally released in 1970.

The cover is VG++, with slight corner and edge wear.  The obi is M-.  The insert is M-.

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

A nice copy of a scarce Pink Floyd LP.  This particular pressing appears to have not sold very well.

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.

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: EMI
Catalog Number:
EMS-80320
Year of Release: 1974
Format: Stereo
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Pink Floyd – The Piper at the Gates of Dawn UK stereo export LP

pink floyd - the piper at the gates of dawn UK export lp

Offered for sale is a UK stereo export pressing of The Piper at the Gates of Dawn by Pink Floyd, with “Odeon” stickers covering the Columbia logos on the labels and cover.

These pressings were exported from the UK to certain South American countries where the band’s albums would ordinarily appear on the Odeon label.

About this copy: This copy of The Piper at the Gates of Dawn is a 1978 pressing on the black and silver Columbia label, with gold Odeon stickers covering the Columbia logos.

The cover is VG, with a record impression and a bit of lamination cracking on the front cover and moderate ring wear on the back cover.

We believe that the paper inner sleeve is not original to this LP.

The disc is VG++ and close to M-, with a couple of light scuffs.  The record has clearly had very little play.

A nice copy of a rare Pink Floyd LP.

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.

The album reached #6 on the UK album charts, but only reached #131 on the U.S. charts.

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: UK
Size: 12″
Record Label: Columbia/Odeon
Catalog Number:
SCX-6157
Year of Release: 1978
Format: Stereo
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Pink Floyd – Dark Side of the Moon sealed 30th anniversary EU LP

pink floyd - the dark side of the moon uk 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 almost completely intact; there are two very tiny breaks near the upper right hand corner.  There is a small split at the top of the cover.  This likely happened in shipping after the album left the factory.

A beautiful 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 – The Final Cut original Japan LP with obi

pink floyd - the final cut japan lp

Offered for sale is an original Japanese pressing of The Final Cut by Pink Floyd, including the original obi.

About this copy: This copy of The Final Cut is a 1983 pressing on the CBS/Sony label.

The cover is M-  The obi is M-.  The lyric insert is M-.  The custom inner sleeve is M-.

The disc is M- and looks like it has been played no more than once.  Beautiful disc!

A nice copy of a scarce Pink Floyd LP.

Background: Released in 1983, The Final Cut was the twelfth studio album by Pink Floyd.

The album reached #1 on the UK charts and #6 in the U.S.

Allmusic.com gave The Final Cut a 3 star review:

The Final Cut extends the autobiography of The Wall, concentrating on Roger Waters’ pain when his father died in World War II. Waters spins this off into a treatise on the futility of war, concentrating on the Falkland Islands, setting his blistering condemnations and scathing anger to impossibly subdued music that demands full attention. This is more like a novel than a record, requiring total concentration since shifts in dynamics, orchestration, and instrumentation are used as effect. …And it’s equally clear that Pink Floyd couldn’t have continued in this direction — Waters had no interest in a group setting anymore, as this record, which is hardly a Floyd album in many respects, illustrates. Distinctive, to be sure, but not easy to love and, depending on your view, not even that easy to admire.

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Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: CBS/Sony
Catalog Number:
25AP2410
Year of Release: 1983
Format: Stereo
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Pink Floyd – A Saucerful of Secrets Japan LP with obi

pink floyd - a saucerful of secrets japan lp

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

About this copy: This copy of A Saucerful of Secrets is a 1974 pressing on the EMI label of an album that was originally issued in 1968.

The cover is M- with trace corner wear.  The obi is VG++ with no tears, but a few minor wrinkles on the back.

The insert 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.  For whatever reason, this particular pressing is elusive.

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: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: EMI
Catalog Number:
EMS-80318
Year of Release: 1974
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.

A hype sticker (not shown) is included.  It says “SERIE LIMITE – INCLUS – DISQUE BLANC et POSTER.”

The cover is M- with a faint crease on the front cover near the words “Pink Floyd.  The wraparound sheet, poster and record are all M-.  The record may be unplayed.

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

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 1975 U.S. LP

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

Offered for sale is a complete 1975 U.S. pressing of The Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd, including both posters and both stickers.

We rarely have these for sale, as they’re nearly impossible to find both complete and in acceptable condition.

About this copy: This copy of The Dark Side of the Moon is a 1975 third issue of an album that was originally issued in 1973, pressed on the Harvest label.

This pressing is identified by the perimeter text on the label that says, “Mfd. by Capitol Records, Inc., a subsidiary of Capitol Industries-EMI, Inc., U.S.A. – Capitol Marca Reg. – All rights reserved. Unauthorized duplication is a violation of applicable laws.”

This copy was pressed at Capitol’s Winchester, Virginia pressing plant.

The cover is VG, with slight ring wear, some edge wear, and a bent corner in the upper left hand side.  There are no splits.

The disc is M-, with a couple of faint scuffs from being removed from the original paper inner sleeve.  The name “Debbie” is written in ballpoint pen on the side one label.  It’s hard to see, but it’s there.

The posters are VG++, with no holes, rips or tears, but with slight wear at the folds.  They appear to have never been used.

The blue sticker is M-.  The yellow sticker is VG++ with a slight crease.

A beautiful copy of an album that is surprisingly difficult to find as a clean, complete, early pressing.

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: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Harvest
Catalog Number:
SMAS-11163
Year of Release: 1975
Format: Stereo
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Pink Floyd – The Dark Side of the Moon complete 1975 U.S. LP

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

Offered for sale is a complete 1975 U.S. pressing of The Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd, including both posters and both stickers and with the cover still in the original shrink wrap.

We rarely have these for sale, as they’re nearly impossible to find both complete and in acceptable condition.

About this copy: This copy of The Dark Side of the Moon is a 1975 third issue of an album that was originally issued in 1973, pressed on the Harvest label.

This pressing is identified by the perimeter text on the label that says, “Mfd. by Capitol Records, Inc., a subsidiary of Capitol Industries-EMI, Inc., U.S.A. – Capitol Marca Reg. – All rights reserved. Unauthorized duplication is a violation of applicable laws.”

This copy was pressed at Capitol’s Winchester, Virginia pressing plant.

The cover is VG++, with slight wear at the mouth and at the bottom right hand corner, as the wrap has a 4″ (10 cm) split at the bottom edge.

The original hype sticker is still attached to the wrap.  This is the second version of the sticker, with “Printed in U.S.A.”

The disc is M-, with a couple of faint scuffs from being removed from the original paper inner sleeve.  It appears to be virtually unplayed.

The posters are VG++, with no holes, rips or tears, but with slight wear at the folds.  They appear to have never been used.

The two stickers are M-.

A beautiful copy of an album that is surprisingly difficult to find as a clean, complete, early pressing.

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: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Harvest
Catalog Number:
SMAS-11163
Year of Release: 1975
Format: Stereo
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