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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|Year of Release:||1973|