Offered for sale is a 1974 Japanese pressing of The Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd, complete with original obi and all inserts.
This copy has a different catalog number, obi, and label than the 1973 release, but includes the same inserts and was pressed from the same stampers.
About this copy: This copy of The Dark Side of the Moon is a 1974 pressing on the EMI label of an album that was originally released in 1973.
This issue was pressed using the same stampers as the original 1973 issue, as the original UK catalog number SHVL-804 is stamped in the dead wax.
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 M-, with trace wear on the two left hand corners.
The obi is M-.
The booklet is M-. The posters are M-, with no rips, tears or holes.
The card is M-.
The record is M- with one spindle mark on the side two label and none on the side one label. It appears that someone played side one once, filed it away, and never played it again. Clean disc!
A gorgeous copy of an album that we rarely find complete or in this condition and perhaps the nicest copy we’ve ever had for sale.
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.
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|
|Year of Release:||1974|