Offered for sale is a still sealed originall 1973 U.S. pressing of the double album A Nice Pair by Pink Floyd.
This double album reissues the 1967-1968 LPs The Piper at the Gates of Dawn and A Saucerful of Secrets, with a couple of track substitutions.
About this copy: This copy of A Nice Pair is a 1973 U.S. pressing on the Harvest label.
As the album is still sealed, the records are presumably new and unplayed. The cover has two stickers that say “A Nice Pair” over the photos of a woman’s breasts. A third sticker is attached to the wrap that says “Pink Floyd Special Low Priced Two Record Set.) The spine shows the original $7.98 U.S. list price.
The wrap is fully intact with no rips, tears, or holes, aside from a couple of factory “breathe holes” in the shrink wrap.
A nearly perfect copy of a Pink Floyd set that’s hard to find as a first pressing.
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.
This set features “Flaming” in mono; later pressings used a stereo version.
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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