Offered for sale is a still sealed U.S. copy of the picture disc version of The Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd, issued as a limited edition in 1979.
About this copy: This copy of Dark Side of the Moon is a 1979 pressing on the Capitol label.
As the album is still sealed, the record is presumably new and unplayed.
The wrap is mostly intact, with two large tears – one in the lower right hand corner and another along the lower right hand edge that measures about 5″ (12 cm). We have secured this with tape in order to prevent further tearing.
Unlike many copies, this one does not have a cutout hole or saw mark in the cover.
A nice copy of a picture disc that is hard to find in good condition.
Background: In the late 1970s, record companies began issuing picture discs of new albums as promotional items. They became quite popular among collectors, so the record companies began releasing limited edition picture disc versions of both then-new titles as well as older popular titles from their back catalog.
One of the older titles released by Capitol Records was Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd, then (and now) one of the best-selling albums in history.
The picture disc fad was a short-lived one, as consumers began to balk at the idea of paying nearly twice as much for a limited edition item that didn’t sound as good as the regular pressing. In time, these limited edition pressings became somewhat scarce, particularly in new, unopened condition.
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.
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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