Pink Floyd – Dark Side of the Moon complete 1977 Japan LP with obi

$150.00

A 1977 Japanese pressing of Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd, complete with obi, booklet, posters and postcard.

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Description

Offered for sale is a 1977 Japanese pressing of The Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd, complete with original obi and all inserts.

About this copy: This copy is essentially the second stereo issue released in Japan, issued sometime in 1977 with a different obi from the 1973/1974 issues.

This copy includes the following inserts:

  • Blue poster of pyramids (different from U.S. issue)
  • Red poster of band members (different from U.S. issue)
  • 32 page booklet with band history, lyrics, photos and more (in both English and Japanese
  • Graphic card (printed on both sides; contains same graphics from stickers in the U.S. issue)
  • Original obi

The cover is VG++, with trace wear at the corners.  The obi is M- with no tears, though the date “1977-5-8” is written on the front.

The booklet is VG+, with a bit of wear on the back cover.

The blue poster is M-.  The red poster is VG+, with some foxing on the back and a bit of wear on the seams.

The card is M-.

The record is M-.  Aside from a couple of spindle marks, the record looks virtually unplayed.

A gorgeous copy of an album that has become quite hard to find complete.

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.

Due to popularity with buyers, the album has been released in multiple limited editions around the world over the years, including several different colored vinyl pressings and as a picture disc.

In Japan, the album was issued multiple times with multiple variations, in 1973, 1974 (twice; stereo and quad), 1977, 1978 and 2016.

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: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: EMI
Catalog Number:
EMS-80324
Year of Release: 1977
Format: Stereo
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Additional information

Weight 24 oz
Dimensions 15 × 13 × 1 in