PINK FLOYD DARK SIDE OF THE MOON
Original FIRST PRESS 1973
SOLID BLUE TRIANGLE
FIRST PRESS ULTRA-RARE A-2 B-2 Matrix
TWO PYRAMID “PERMENANT” STICKERS
HARVEST SHVL 804
Matri x: SHVL 804 A-2 SHVL 804 B-2
record Excellent / VG+
The overall the vinyl is fantastic condition, thick and heavy as normally found in first pressings. There is a high gloss surface and under the brightest light a very few slight surface marks and surface scratches are visible that do not affect play. On the last section of side two are two fine scratches about 5mm in length. These at times cause light ticks audible in the quieter section. There are no loud “pops” and definitely no jumps or skips. Audio generally is awesome – near perfect with amazing stereo separation throughout clear and dynamic with an awesome frequency range. There is very little surface noise and similarly virtually no static type “pops and crackles! The record is perfectly flat with clean un-marked SOLID BLUE TRIANGLE Harvest labels. These show “THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD” as only found on first press copies. The vinyl is completely flat with no spindle wear and just a couple of barely visible spider marks. I have owned this record from new and probably played it less than twenty times on top quality equipment.
cover Excellent/Nr Mint
The midnight blue un-laminated gatefold sleeve, printed and made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd., is in quite incredible condition with almost no shelf wear, definitely no half-moons, no marks or creases. The inside of the gatefold is “as new”. Having been stored in the dark for the last 30+ years all the colours are bright and vivid. The two matt finish posters are in near perfect condition – they were uses as posters and strips of clear tape were placed on the back in the corners – the tape has now become detached leaving a yellow mark. This is not visible on the front of the posters. SHVL 804 is on the bottom right hand corner of the six-pane group shot poster, the pyramid poster border is plain. The two pyramid stickers with “PERMENANT” on the rear side are in perfect original condition. The original matt black poly-lined paper inner sleeve is also in excellent condition completely free from marks and creases and bearing the pinted silver patent numbers and Made in Great Britain.
This is a genuine first press version of Dark Side of the Moon in fantastic original condition. The sleeve is the best I have seen, virtually like new, and all of the original inserts are in amazing condition. This original copy of Dark Side of the Moon would make a great addition to any Floyd collection.
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