Offered for sale is an original Japanese pressing of Obscured by Clouds by Pink Floyd, including the original obi and lyric booklet.
About this copy: This copy of Obscured by Clouds is an original 1972 pressing on the Odeon label.
The rounded-corner cover is VG++ with slight edge wear and a small corner bend. The obi is VG++ with a couple of minor folds on the “hojyuhyo,” or reorder tag, which is still attached. The booklet is M-. The insert is M_
The disc is VG+ on side one with a couple of light inaudible marks through the last two tracks. Side two is M-. There are a number of spindle marks on the labels.
A nice copy of a scarce Pink Floyd LP that is quite hard to find as a first pressing.
Background: Released in 1972, Obscured by Clouds was the seventh studio album by Pink Floyd.
The album reached #6 on the UK charts and #46 on the U.S. charts which was then the band’s highest-charting album in the U.S.
Obscured by Clouds is the soundtrack to the Barbet Schroeder film La Vallée, and it plays that way. Of course, it’s possible to make the argument that Pink Floyd’s music of the early ’70s usually played as mood music, similar to film music, but it had structure and a progression. Here, the instrumentals float pleasantly, filled with interesting textures, yet they never seem to have much of a purpose. Often, they seem quite tied to their time, either in their spaciness or in the pastoral folkiness, two qualities that are better brought out on the full-fledged songs interspersed throughout the record.
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