Offered for sale is an original Japanese red vinyl pressing of Relics by Pink Floyd, including the original obi.
This copy features a different cover from the U.S. release and a gatefold cover that was unique to Japan.
About this copy: This copy of Relics is a 1971 Japanese pressing on the Odeon label, pressed on “Everclean” red vinyl.
The gatefold cover is M- with a small corner dent. The pink “Rock Now” obi is VG++,with slight foxing. The “hojyuhyo” (reorder tag,) is still attached.
The booklet is M-.
The red vinyl disc is VG++ and close to M-, with a couple of very light scuffs and a few spindle marks on the label.
A beautiful copy of a terrific record.
Background: Relics is often an afterthought when thinking about Pink Floyd’s catalog, but the compilation, released in 1971, offers some nice tracks from the band’s early career, as well as a couple of songs (“Paint Box” and “Biding My Time”) that aren’t otherwise available on U.S. albums.
Since Relics is a compilation and not a regular studio album, it tends to be overlooked when thought of as one of Pink Floyd’s better releases. It might not be regarded as a classic psychedelic masterpiece in the manner of The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, and it certainly won’t ever achieve the multiple platinum status of Dark Side of the Moon, but it’s a pretty good place to start with the band’s early catalog. A little bit of everything that made early Pink Floyd can be found here. Without a doubt, the disc is an essential part of the band’s discography, not to be disregarded due to its overlap with studio album material.
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