Pink Floyd – The Dark Side of the Moon 1978 German SQ quadraphonic LP


Free U.S. shipping!  A copy of the 1978 limited edition German SQ quadraphonic pressing of The Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd.

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Offered for sale is a  copy of the 1978 limited edition German SQ quadraphonic pressing of The Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd.

Note: This album was not issued in quadraphonic in the United States on vinyl; the only U.S. quad release was on 8 track tape.  This quad LP can play on any turntable and features a distinctly different mix from the stereo pressing.

About this copy: This copy of The Dark Side of the Moon is a 1978 German pressing on the EMI/Harvest label.

The cover is VG , with slight edge and corner wear and a couple of small tears and spots on the back cover.  The original white poly-lined inner sleeve is M-.

This version of the album did not include inserts.

The SQ quadraphonic disc is M- with one or two spindle marks on the labels, but no marks on the vinyl.  Clean disc!

Stamper numbers are:

Side one: 05 249 – Q – A – 1
Side two: 05 249 – Q – B – 1

A nice copy of an album that’s quite hard to find on vinyl as a quadraphonic pressing.

Background:  The Dark Side of the Moon was one of three Pink Floyd albums (along with Atom Heart Mother and Wish You Were Here) to be released in the 4 channel quadraphonic format.

While all three were released on vinyl in quad in various countries worldwide, only Wish You Were Here was issued on vinyl in the U.S. as a quadraphonic pressing.

The Dark Side of the Moon was issued in quad in the UK, Germany, Japan, and Australia on vinyl, but the U.S. issue was only released as an 8 track tape.

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, quadraphonic pressings, and as a picture disc. 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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Country of origin: Germany
Size: 12″
Record Label: Harvest
Catalog Number:
1C 064-05 249 Q D
Year of Release: 1978
Format: Stereo
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Weight 9 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.3 in