Offered for sale is a still sealed early U.S. pressing of The Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd, including both posters and both stickers.
This copy may or may not be a 1973 issue; see below for more details.
About this copy: This copy of The Dark Side of the Moon is 1973-1975 U.S. pressing on the Harvest label.
As the album is still sealed, the record is presumably new and unplayed. The album should contain two stickers and two posters.
The wrap is fully intact except for a small 1 inch (3 cm) tear near the upper left-hand corner of the back cover.
There is a hype sticker attached to the shrink wrap that says “Pink Floyd The Dark Side of the Moon.” The sticker does say “Made in USA” below the catalog number. An original price sticker is attached to the wrap.
The change in wording on the hype sticker to include “Made in USA” was made shortly after release, so some 1973 pressings had this wording on the sticker. The differences between the 1973, 1974 and 1975 U.S. pressings were on the inside of the cover. On the outside, they look the same.
As this copy is still sealed, we have no way of knowing the label or inside cover variation.
So, keeping all of that in mind, this particular copy may be an original 1973 release, or a 1974 or 1975 pressing.
Post-1975 pressings were on the Capitol label, rather than Harvest, so while this copy may be a 1973 issue, it is definitely a pressing from no later than 1975.
A nearly perfect copy of a classic LP that is rarely found in this condition.
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.
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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