Pink Floyd – Obscured by Clouds Japan LP with obi

Pink Floyd - Obscured by Clouds Japan LP

Offered for sale is a Japanese pressing of Obscured by Clouds by Pink Floyd, including the original obi and lyric booklet.

About this copy: This copy of Obscured by Clouds is a 1974 pressing of an album that was originally released in 1972.

The cover is M- with slight edge and corner wear.  The obi is M-.  The booklet is M-.

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

This is the version of the LP that says “A Harvest Recording” on the labels below the Harvest logo.

A nice copy of a scarce Pink Floyd LP.

Background: Released in 1972, Obscured by Clouds was the seventh studio album by Pink Floyd.

The album reached #6 on the UK charts and #46 on the U.S. charts which was then the band’s highest-charting album in the U.S.

Allmusic.com gave Obscured by Clouds this review:

Obscured by Clouds is the soundtrack to the Barbet Schroeder film La Vallée, and it plays that way. Of course, it’s possible to make the argument that Pink Floyd’s music of the early ’70s usually played as mood music, similar to film music, but it had structure and a progression. Here, the instrumentals float pleasantly, filled with interesting textures, yet they never seem to have much of a purpose. Often, they seem quite tied to their time, either in their spaciness or in the pastoral folkiness, two qualities that are better brought out on the full-fledged songs interspersed throughout the record.

Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: EMI
Catalog Number:
EMS-80323
Year of Release: 1974
Format: Stereo
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Pink Floyd – Atom Heart Mother U.S. Mobile Fidelity half speed mastered LP

Pink Floyd - Atom Heart Mother U.S. Mobile Fidelity LP

Offered for sale is a numbered, limited edition half speed mastered U.S. pressing of Atom Heart Mother by Pink Floyd, released by Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs.

About this copy: This copy of Atom Heart Mother is a 1994 U.S. pressing on the Mobile Fidelity label of an album that was originally released in 1970.

The cover is M- and indicates that this copy is number 1110 of an unknown number of copies.

The posterboard insert is M-.

The 200 gram half speed mastered disc is M- and looks unplayed.  Clean disc!

A nice copy of a scarce Mobile Fidelity 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.

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: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Mobile Fidelity
Catalog Number:
MFSL 1-202
Year of Release: 1994
Format: Stereo
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Pink Floyd – Meddle original red vinyl Japan LP with obi

pink floyd - meddle japan red vinyl lp

Offered for sale is an original red 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, pressed on “Everclean” red vinyl.

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 red 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 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 – The Piper at the Gates of Dawn 1974 Japan black vinyl LP with obi

Pink Floyd - The Piper at the Gates of Dawn japan lp

Offered for sale is a 1974 Japanese black vinyl pressing of The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, including the original obi and lyric insert.

About this copy: This copy of The Piper at the Gates of Dawn is a 1974 Japanese pressing on the Odeon label of an album that was originally released in 1967.

All copies of this pressing were issued on black vinyl.

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

The obi is VG+, with moderate foxing and some discoloration from age, but no tears.

The disc is VG+, with a couple of light marks on each side and many spindle marks on the labels.  It’s a fairly clean disc that plays well.

A nice copy of a fairly scarce 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.

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: Odeon
Catalog Number:
OP-80281
Year of Release: 1970
Format: Stereo
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Pink Floyd – More 1970 red vinyl Japan LP with obi

Pink Floyd - More 1970 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 cover is VG+ with trace corner and edge wear and a “dent” at the mouth fo the cover.  The obi is VG+ with a few minor wrinkles, but no tears.  The “hojyuhyo” (reorder tag) is still attached.

This LP was issued without an insert.

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

A beautiful 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 – Meddle 1974 Japan LP with obi

Pink Floyd - Meddle 1974 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 M-, but a previous owner has written his name in ballpoint pen in the upper right hand corner.  It’s not very obvious.

The obi is M-.  The insert is M-.  The booklet is M-.

The disc is M- with a single spindle mark on one label and no marks on the vinyl.  Clean disc!

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 – A Saucerful of Secrets 1971 red vinyl Japan LP with obi

Pink Floyd - A Saucerful of Secrets 1971 red vinyl Japan LP

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

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 number of wrinkles and a small tear at the top edge.  The “hojyuhyo” (reorder tag) has been removed.

The insert is VG++ with a couple of minor wrinkles.

The red vinyl 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 – 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, including the original “cap” obi and all inserts.

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 clear title sticker that was originally attached to the shrink wrap is attached to the outer plastic sleeve.

The cover is M-.  The “cap” obi is VG++ with slight wear at the folds.   The lyric insert and custom inner sleeves are M-.

The two discs are M-.   There are one or two spindle marks on the labels, but no marks on the vinyl.  Clean discs!

A nice 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 – Rhapsody in Pink (The Psychedelic Years) U.S live 2 LP set

Pink Floyd - Rhapsody in Pink (The Psychedelic Years) U.S live LP

Offered for sale is a copy of the U.S. double live album Rhapsody in Pink (The Psychedelic Years) by Pink Floyd.

The artist is listed on the cover as “The Screaming Abdabs.”

About this copy:  This copy of Rhapsody in Pink (The Psychedelic Years) is a 1988 U.S. pressing on the Anderson Council Records label.

The cover is M-.  The discs are M- and look unplayed.  Clean discs!

A nice copy of an exceptionally good live album.

Background: Released in 1988, Rhapsody in Pink (The Psychedelic Years) collects live recordings by Pink Floyd, recorded for the BBC between 1968 and 1971.

Tracks are:

  • Let There Be More Light
  • Murderistic Women
  • Point Me at the Sky
  • Embryo
  • Julia Dream
  • Green is the Colour
  • Careful With That Axe, Eugene
  • One of these Days
  • If
  • Atom Heart Mother (14:33 edit)
  • Echoes

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Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Anderson Council
Catalog Number:
LSD-25
Year of Release: 1988
Format: Mono/Stereo
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Pink Floyd – Westwood One in Concert 1988 live 2 LP radio show

Offered for sale is a 2LP live promotional radio show by Pink Floyd in the Westwood One In Concert series, broadcast in 1988.

Note:  This material was originally recorded by the BBC in 1970-1971.  While the material on these discs has been widely bootlegged, this show was the source material for those bootlegs.

About this copy: This copy of Westwood One in Concert is show number 88-10, intended to be broadcast the week of May 23, 1988.

This show features material from a 1970 and 1971 live recordings made in Britain by the BBC, and is complete with commercials as originally broadcast.

The cover is a generic black cover, and is M-.  The cue sheet is a photocopy

Side one is VG++, with a light mark through the first track.  Sides two, three and four are M-.  There is some sticker residue on the side two label.

A nice copy of a very rare Pink Floyd radio show.

Background: Westwood One in Concert was a long running syndicated American radio show that featured popular groups recorded live in concert.

This particular show was recorded in 1970 and 1971, but broadcast in 1988, and featured the following tracks by Pink Floyd:

  • Embryo 14:00 (timings include commercial breaks)
    Green Is The Color / Careful With That Axe, Eugene 13:55
  • Atom Heart Mother 17:56
  • If / One Of These Days 15:49
  • Echoes 26:33This record is eligible for PayPal Credit financing by PayPal. U.S. customers may choose to pay later at checkout, and may receive up to six months financing with no interest. Click the banner below for more information. (opens in a new window)

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Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Westwood One
Catalog Number:
87-13
Year of Release: 1987
Format: Stereo
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