Offered for sale is a Japanese pressing of The Wall by Pink Floyd including the original “cap” obi and rare title sticker.
The sticker is attached to the original shrink wrap, which has been removed from the cover but is included.
About this copy: The copy offered for sale is a 1979 pressing on the CBS/Sony label and includes both custom sleeves, the Japanese lyric insert, and the hard to find “cap” obi that folds over the cover.
The cover is M-. The “cap” obi is VG+ with a few minor wrinkles. The lyric insert is VG++ with slight foxing at the top edge.
The clear title sticker that was originally attached to the (now-missing) shrink wrap has been attached to the front cover. The sticker is VG+.
The two custom inner sleeves are M- with no foxing.
Disc one is M- and looks unplayed. Disc two is M- with a couple of spindle marks on the labels, but no marks on the vinyl. Clean discs!
A beautiful copy of a classic LP and one of the nicest copies we’ve ever had for sale.
Background: Pink Floyd’s 1979 double album The Wall alienated a few fans and made the band a bunch of new ones. Regardless of opinion, the album sold in the millions and is highly regarded by audiophiles as being among the best-sounding albums in the band’s catalog.
The long-out-of-print Japanese pressing is generally regarded as the best, and has been on the Absolute Sound’s recommended list for decades.
The Wall was Roger Waters’ crowning accomplishment in Pink Floyd. It documented the rise and fall of a rock star (named Pink Floyd), based on Waters’ own experiences and the tendencies he’d observed in people around him. By then, the bassist had firm control of the group’s direction, working mostly alongside David Gilmour and bringing in producer Bob Ezrin as an outside collaborator. Drummer Nick Mason was barely involved, while keyboardist Rick Wright seemed to be completely out of the picture. Still, The Wall was a mighty, sprawling affair, featuring 26 songs with vocals: nearly as many as all previous Floyd albums combined.
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|Country of origin:||Japan|
|Year of Release:||1979|