Offered for sale is a Japanese red vinyl pressing of the band’s 1969 soundtrack album, More, including both the original obi and a second “tour” obi.
About this copy: This copy of More is a 1970 Japanese second issue, pressed on “Everclean” red vinyl, including a Japan-only gatefold cover, and including both the original obi and a second “tour” obi that was added to promote a visit by the band to Japan.
The cover is VG++, with traces of wear at the edges. The obi is M- and includes the “hojyuhyo”, or reorder tag. The tour obi is M-.
The red vinyl disc is M- and clearly has only been played a few times. There are a few spindle marks on the label, but the disc itself is exceptionally clean.
A beautiful copy of a terrific record and the nicest copy we’ve ever offered for sale.
Background: The soundtrack to an obscure film, More isn’t high on the list of most Pink Floyd fans’ favorite albums, as it’s a bit more mellow and disjointed than most of their work. It’s also not as well known as their later work; without a single to help sales, the album only reached #153 on the U.S. album charts.
Of course, soundtracks tend to be a bit disjointed, as the music is written to go along with the film, not to work as a cohesive whole. Still, there’s a good rocker here, The Nile Song, (which was released as a single in Japan) and a couple of great ballads by David Gilmour: Green is the Colour, and Cymbaline. In fact, More is unique in the Pink Floyd catalog as it’s the only album by the band to feature Gilmour as the only vocalist.
You can listen to “Green is the Colour” here:
As with most albums in Japan, More was released multiple times, with multiple catalog numbers, multiple obis, and on both black and red vinyl. The first issue was pressed on red vinyl and had a single pocket cover and a now-impossibly-hard-to-find “New Rock” obi; the second issue had a gatefold cover and was pressed on both red and black vinyl with a black obi with orange print. Later issues were pressed on black vinyl only and had an obi that was unique to that particular reissue.
The first issue is extraordinarily rare and rarely turns up for sale. The second issue, which came out the same year as the first one, was more successful in the Japanese market, but has become much harder to find in recent years, especially in good condition.
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