Offered for sale is a rare complete 1978 limited edition French blue vinyl pressing of The Dark Side of the Moon, including both posters and both stickers.
It’s very unusual to find this LP with the inserts intact.
About this copy: This copy of The Dark Side of the Moon is a 1978 issue on the EMI label.
The cover is VG, with wear on the edges and corners. There is a hype sticker attached to the cover that says “SPECIAL DISQUE EN COULEUR.”
The posters appear unused and are VG++, with trace wear at the folds. There are no holes or tears.
One sticker is M-; the other is VG++ with a fold.
The blue vinyl disc is VG++ with a couple of minor scuffs. It appears to have been played only a couple of times.
A nice copy of a rare Pink Floyd LP. It’s only the second copy we’ve ever had for sale and the only complete copy we’ve ever seen.
Background: 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 and as a picture disc.
The LP was issued on white vinyl in both the Netherlands and Germany in 1978, and on clear vinyl and blue vinyl in France the same year. Both French issues are quite rare and are considerably harder to find than the Dutch or German white vinyl pressings.
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:||France|
|Year of Release:||1978|