Offered for sale is a still sealed original Japanese pressing of A Collection of Great Dance Songs by Pink Floyd, including the original obi.
About this copy: This copy of A Collection of Great Dance Songs is a 1981 Japanese pressing on the CBS/Sony 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. The cover and obi are M-.
A nice copy of a rare Pink Floyd LP.
Background: Released in 1981, A Collection of Great Dance Songs is a compilation album containing tracks from Wish You Were Here, Meddle, Animals, and The Wall. A new version of “Money” was recorded for this LP.
The album reached #37 on the UK album charts and #31 on the U.S. charts.
Anyone who knew anything about Pink Floyd knew that a dance band they were not, so this compilation, courtesy of Columbia Records, was intended ironically. Arguably the quintessential album band, Pink Floyd is not well served by compilations, especially one on which four parts of “Shine on You Crazy Diamond” are edited together and there’s a re-recording of “Money.”
In the early 1980s, CBS Records in the U.S. and Japan created a limited edition series of high quality audiophile pressings of then-new and older LPs that were pressed on premium vinyl and sold at a premium price.
In the U.S., most of the titles were half speed mastered. In Japan, most of the titles were digitally remastered pressings. The series did not last long and most titles were quickly discontinued. Escape was one of several Journey albums to be released as part of the series.
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