The Dark Side Of The Moon
12" Vinyl LP (Album)
Solid Blue Triangle
Matrix Side 1:
SHVL 804 A-2 (3HA)
Matrix Side 2:
SHVL 804 B-2 (3MG)
Garrod & Lofthouse 'Dark Blue' unlaminated non-flipback gatefold with unsealed left hand edge.
Black paper poly-lined die-cut. Silver print Patent Nos 1125555 & 1072844. Made in Great Britain
2 x Posters on semi-gloss paper. 2 x Fasprint Crackback 'permanent' stickers with diagonal brown lines on the back of each
Track listing: Full track listings are available on the record labels in the photo gallery.
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Originally issued on March 24 1973, here we have the record that has become the icon of the seventies. This is a superb copy of the first issue 'solid
blue triangle' label of Pink Floyd's masterwork complete with all its original inserts.
Once again, I'll take this opportunity to lay a myth to rest. The first pressings were NOT only issued in the famous 'Dark Blue' sleeve with the left hand
edge sealed with an internal fold-over. I bought my first copy on the day of release and still have it. It was dark blue and shrinkwrapped in cellophane
with the sticker on the outside of the shrinkwrap. More to the point, the left hand edge was indeed sealed but with no fold-over. The one we have here
is an example of the third type of this sleeve, an original issue dark blue sleeve which has no fold-over and has never been sealed. I can only assume that because of the anticipated demand
G & L had to produce these sleeves on a number of different machines, or even sub-contract production, and so the different variations found their
way to different parts of the UK. This copy again is a 100% genuine original and is complete with the original posters printed on semi-gloss paper and
the original Fasprint Crackback stickers. The glue used on all the early stickers was permanent and this is clearly printed on the back of each sticker.
Later the glue was changed to removable after complaints from the education sector who got fed up finding the stickers permanently attached to every
It goes without saying that the labels have of course got the 'Gramophone Co' rim text, 'World Copyrights' text, and 'Made in Gt Britain' text round the bottom edge.
Anyway, a very rare copy of this epic record and in absolutely superb mint- condition. The audio quality is outstanding.
Unless otherwise stated below the audio quality of records I sell will always be at least excellent.
(one or two very light spindle marks)
Grading (outer sleeve):
Grading (inner sleeve):
(both posters and both stickers are as new)
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An absolutely superb copy. What more can I say.
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