Pink Floyd – Live (aka Cymbaline) 1973 green/purple U.S. Trademark of Quality live 2 LP set

pink floyd live cymbaline tmoq lp

Offered for sale is a green vinyl and purple vinyl copy of the U.S. double live album Pink Floyd Live, also known as Cymbaline, by Pink Floyd, issued by the Trademark of Quality label.

Note: This LP is one of the hardest titles to find from the Trademark of Quality catalog, and this is one of the rarest color variations of this title.

About this copy:  This copy of Pink Floyd Live is a 1973 U.S.  mono pressing on the collectible Trademark of Quality label, issued on the “smoking pig” variation of the label.

The cover is VG- with general wear.  The entire top seam was split; this has been repaired.  We will include a new plain white cover for storing the discs.

The insert is an original; it has been glued to the front cover.  We don’t know if the cover has a stamped title under the insert or not.  A name has been written on both the cover and insert in ballpoint pen.

The purple disc is VG-, with a number of light marks on each side, but no heavy scratches.  The green disc is closer to VG+ with a number of light scuffs, but no significant marks.  All four sides have “Pink Floyd” written on the labels in ballpoint pen.

The discs play well with some surface noise.

A nice, if imperfect, copy of a very rare Pink Floyd LP and the only copy we’ve seen in more than 40 years of looking for one.  A mint copy of this would likely sell for $2000+.

Background: Released in 1973, but before the band became truly famous, Pink Floyd Live was the second Pink Floyd LP to be issued by the Trademark of Quality label.

The album had previously been issued on the small Dittoline label under the title Cymbaline, and it’s known by both titles in collector’s circles.  For some reason, production on this particular title was quite limited; it’s one of the rarest titles by any artist issued by the Trademark of Quality label.

Recorded (in mono) at the Santa Monica Civic Center in Santa Monica, California on October 23, 1970.  This is the same concert from which the live tracks “Embryo” and “Interstellar Overdrive” that appeared on the earlier Trademark of Quality LP Omayyad were sourced.

Tracks are:

  • Atom Heart Mother (Part 1)
  • Atom Heart Mother (Part 2)
  • Fat Old Sun (listed as “Sing to Me” on the insert)
  • Cymbaline
  • A Saucerful of Secrets

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Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Trademark of Quality
Catalog Number:
2804
Year of Release: 1973
Format: Mono
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Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here complete original 1975 Japan LP with shrink and poster

pink floyd wish you were here japan lp

Offered for sale is an original fully complete Japanese pressing of Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd, including all inserts and the original shrink wrap.

Note: This LP was issued without an obi and instead included two stickers on the shrink wrap.

About this copy: This copy of Wish You Were Here is a 1975 Japanese pressing on the CBS/Sony label.

The cover is M-.  The original blue shrink wrap is still attached to the cover, with a small tear at the bottom of the back side.  The two hype stickers, a round one with the title of the album and a rectangular one with the song titles and price, are M-.

The custom inner sleeve is M-.  The insert is M-.  The postcard is M-.  The poster is M- with no rips, tears, or holes.

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

A nice copy of a classic LP that is almost never found complete.

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 – A Momentary Lapse of Reason 1987 Japan LP with obi

pink floyd a momentary lapse of reason japan lp

Offered for sale is an 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 a 1987 Japanese pressing on the CBS/Sony label.

The cover is VG++ and close to M- with slight edge and corner wear.  The obi, insert, and inner sleeve are M-.  The record company postcard is missing.

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.

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 – A Momentary Lapse of Reason complete 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 copy also includes the record company postcard, which is usually missing.

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 postcard is M-.

The disc is M- and looks 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 – A Momentary Lapse of Reason 1988 French white vinyl LP with poster

pink floyd a momentary lapse of reason white vinyl french 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 a 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.

The cover is VG++ with slight wear at the top two corners.  The wraparound outer cover is M-.

The custom inner sleeve is M- with no splits. The poster is M-.

The white vinyl disc is M- and may be unplayed.  Clean disc!

A beautiful copy of a terrific 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: France
Size: 12″
Record Label: EMI
Catalog Number:
748068 0
Year of Release: 1988
Format: Stereo
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Pink Floyd – Animals sealed 1977 French pink vinyl LP

pink floyd animals french pink vinyl lp

Offered for sale is a still sealed limited edition French pressing of  Animals, by Pink Floyd, pressed on pink vinyl.

About this copy:  This copy of Animals is a 1977 French pressing on the Harvest/EMI label.

This copy is the version with the standard cover showing the Battersea power station.

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

The cover is sealed inside of a thick plastic bag that is held shut by a large sticker that says “Disque Rouge – Tirage Limite”

The bag is fully intact with no rips, tears, or holes.  The sticker is slightly dirty but fully intact with no rips, tears, holes, or writing.

A virtually perfect copy of a rare Pink Floyd LP that is almost never found still sealed.

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.

In the late 1970s, collectors began to show interest in colored vinyl and picture discs, and record companies began issuing limited editions of both old and new albums in those formats in order to generate additional revenue.  Most of these titles were available only for a short time, and many of the titles made in Europe were widely exported to the U.S.

During this time, there were a number of colored vinyl albums issued around the world by Pink Floyd, but the 1977 pressing of Animals from France on pink vinyl may have been the first.

For some reason, Harvest Records in France released two versions of this colored vinyl LP.  The first issue featured the regular cover depicting the pig flying over the Battersea power station and included the custom lyric sleeve.  There was also a sticker on the bag in which the album was shipped that said “Disque rouge – tirage limite” (“Pink Disk – Limited Edition”.)

The harder-to-find second version came in a cover that was all pink, with no graphics or writing whatsoever.  The inner sleeve was also all pink, again with no writing.  The pink vinyl record had the standard custom label that appeared on other versions of the album issued worldwide.

Little is known about these all pink pressings, or why they were made in addition to those with the regular covers.  We’ve seen them advertised as “promotional copies,” but there is nothing on the record or cover to suggest that they are promos, and we remember these being sold at retail when they were new.  As far as we know, the record company just decided to make two versions.

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Country of origin: France
Size: 12″
Record Label: Harvest
Catalog Number:
2C 068-98434
Year of Release: 1977
Format: Stereo
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Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here complete original 1975 Japan LP with shrink and poster

pink floyd wish you were here japan lp

Offered for sale is an original fully complete Japanese pressing of Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd, including all inserts and the original shrink wrap.

Note: This LP was issued without an obi and instead included two stickers on the shrink wrap.

About this copy: This copy of Wish You Were Here is a 1975 Japanese pressing on the CBS/Sony label.

The cover is VG++ with slight foxing near the mouth.

The original blue shrink wrap is still attached to the cover, but there are two large tears on the back. (see photo) The two hype stickers, a round one with the title of the album and a rectangular one with the song titles and price, are M-.

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

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 classic LP that is almost never found complete.

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

pink floyd the dark side of the moon 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. Unlike many copies of this album, this copy does not have either a cutout hole or a promotional punch hole.

A nice copy of a scarce picture disc and the nicest copy we’ve ever had for sale.

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 – Animals limited edition 1977 French pink vinyl LP

Pink Floyd - Animals 1977 French pink vinyl LP

Offered for sale is a limited edition French pressing of Pink Floyd’s Animals, pressed on pink vinyl.

About this copy:  This copy of Animals is a 1977 French pressing on the Harvest label.  This is the version featuring the standard cover art with the Battersea power station.

The cover is VG++ with slight edge and corner wear.  The original outer plastic sleeve with the “Disque Rouge” sticker is missing.

The inner sleeve is VG++ with slight edge wear.

The pink vinyl disc is M- and may be unplayed.  Clean disc!

A beautiful copy of a scarce Pink Floyd LP.

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.

In the late 1970s, collectors began to show interest in colored vinyl and picture discs, and record companies began issuing limited editions of both old and new albums in those formats in order to generate additional revenue.  Most of these titles were available only for a short time, and many of the titles made in Europe were widely exported to the U.S.

During this time, there were a number of colored vinyl albums issued around the world by Pink Floyd, but the 1977 pressing of Animals from France on pink vinyl may have been the first.

For some reason, Harvest Records in France released two versions of this colored vinyl LP.  The first issue featured the regular cover depicting the pig flying over the Battersea power station and included the custom lyric sleeve.  There was also a sticker on the bag in which the album was shipped that said “Disque rouge – tirage limite” (“Pink Disk – Limited Edition”.)

The harder-to-find second version came in a cover that was all pink, with no graphics or writing whatsoever.  The inner sleeve was also all pink, again with no writing.  The pink vinyl record had the standard custom label that appeared on other versions of the album issued worldwide.

Little is known about these all pink pressings, or why they were made in addition to those with the regular covers.  We’ve seen them advertised as “promotional copies,” but there is nothing on the record or cover to suggest that they are promos, and we remember these being sold at retail when they were new.  As far as we know, the record company just decided to make two versions.

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Country of origin: France
Size: 12″
Record Label: Harvest
Catalog Number:
2C 068-98434
Year of Release: 1977
Format: Stereo
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Pink Floyd – A Nice Pair 1973 Japan 2 LP set with obi

Pink Floyd - A Nice Pair 1973 Japan 2 LP

Offered for sale is an original Japanese pressing of the double album A Nice Pair, including the original obi.

This double album reissues the 1967-1968 LPs The Piper at the Gates of Dawn and A Saucerful of Secrets.

About this copy: This copy of A Nice Pair is a 1973 Japanese pressing on the Odeon/Harvest label.  This version of the LP has the UK cover (without the dentist photo) and track listing (with the 4:07 studio version of “Astronomy Domine.”

The cover is M-.  The obi is VG++, with a small (1.5 cm) tear near the top edge.

The 20 page book and custom inner sleeves are M-.  This LP was issued without a lyric insert.

The two discs are M-; sides 1-3 may be unplayed.  Clean discs!

A nice copy of a scarce Pink Floyd set and the first copy we’ve had for sale in many years.

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.

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: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: Odeon/Harvest
Catalog Number:
EOP-93129B
Year of Release: 1973
Format: Stereo
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