Pink Floyd – A Momentary Lapse of Reason Japan LP with obi

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- and is still in the original shrink wrap.  The obi, insert, and inner sleeve are 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 – The Dark Side of the Moon original U.S. Mobile Fidelity LP

Offered for sale is an original U.S. half speed mastered pressing of The Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd, released by Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs.

This is the 1979 first issue of the LP with the non-slanted text “Original Master Recording” at the top of the front cover.

About this copy: This copy of The Dark Side of the Moon is a 1979 U.S. pressing on the Mobile Fidelity label of an album that was originally released in 1973.  While technically a U.S. release, the disc was pressed in Japan by JVC using their proprietary “Supervinyl” compound.

The cover is M- with trace corner wear.  There are no splits.    The posterboard stiffener and two inserts are M-.

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

A beautiful copy of a Pink Floyd LP that is often found with major cover wear.

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.

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: Mobile Fidelity
Catalog Number:
MFSL 1-017
Year of Release: 1979
Format: Stereo
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Pink Floyd – Atom Heart Mother red vinyl Japan LP with obi

Pink Floyd - Atom Heart Mother red vinyl Japan LP

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

About this copy:  This copy of Atom Heart Mother is a 1970 Japanese pressing on the Odeon label, pressed on “Everclean” red vinyl.

The cover is  M-.  The obi is VG++ with slight wear at the bottom edge, but no tears.  The “hojyuhyo” (reorder tag) is still attached.

The second “tour” obi is VG++ with a repaired tear at the bottom edge.

The insert booklet is M-.

The red vinyl disc is M- with a couple of spindle marks on the labels, and a very faint hairline on side two.  Clean disc!

A nice copy of an album that’s hard to find complete on red vinyl and the nicest copy we’ve ever had for sale.

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.

In Japan, the first pressing of Atom Heart Mother was pressed on red “Everclean” vinyl and while it’s the most common Pink Floyd title to find on red wax, it’s still quite difficult to find one in playable condition and even harder to find with the original obi.  Most of the copies of Atom Heart Mother we’ve seen from Japan over the years were in poor condition.

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Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: Odeon
Catalog Number:
OP-80102
Year of Release: 1970
Format: Stereo
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Pink Floyd – Relics original red vinyl Japan LP with obi

Pink Floyd - Relics original red vinyl Japan LP

Offered for sale is an original Japanese red vinyl pressing of Relics by Pink Floyd, including the original obi.

This copy features a different cover from the U.S. release and a gatefold cover that was unique to Japan.

About this copy: This copy of Relics is a 1971 Japanese pressing on the Odeon label, pressed on “Everclean” red vinyl.

The gatefold cover is M- with a small corner dent.    The pink “Rock Now” obi is VG++,with slight foxing.  The “hojyuhyo” (reorder tag,) is still attached.

The booklet is M-.

The red vinyl disc is VG++ and close to M-, with a couple of  very light scuffs and a few spindle marks on the label.

A beautiful copy of a terrific record.

Background: Relics is often an afterthought when thinking about Pink Floyd’s catalog, but the compilation, released in 1971, offers some nice tracks from the band’s early career, as well as a couple of songs (“Paint Box” and “Biding My Time”) that aren’t otherwise available on U.S. albums.

Allmusic.com gave Relics 4 1/2 stars:

Since Relics is a compilation and not a regular studio album, it tends to be overlooked when thought of as one of Pink Floyd’s better releases. It might not be regarded as a classic psychedelic masterpiece in the manner of The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, and it certainly won’t ever achieve the multiple platinum status of Dark Side of the Moon, but it’s a pretty good place to start with the band’s early catalog.  A little bit of everything that made early Pink Floyd can be found here. Without a doubt, the disc is an essential part of the band’s discography, not to be disregarded due to its overlap with studio album material.

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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 – 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+, with moderate foxing on the inside and a small corner dent.  The obi is VG++ with slight foxing.  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 – 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 vinyl Japanese 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, pressed on “Everclean” red vinyl.

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 – 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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