PINK FLOYD WISH YOU WERE HERE 1ST UK SHVL 814 SEALED IMPOSSIBLY RARE
Up for sale is the AMAZINGLY RARE original 1st UK pressing of Pink Floyd's magnum opus Wish You Were Here!!
The record is still sealed in it's original black shrink wrap with its large circular sticker at the center.
A true original unopened 1975 1st UK pressing. This might belong in a museum. There aren't many left of these in the world and the vast majority of them are in private collections at this point. Pink Floyd released their follow-up to 1973's Dark Side Of The Moon on September 13, 1975 (a day later in the US). The very first pressings were sent to stores in the non-transparent black plastic shrink wrap you see in the pictures, without the sticker. After a few days of poor sales, the folks at Harvest Records wised up and sent stickers to be put on the front covers so consumers would know what the album was.
True first pressings of this legendary LP have the following:
- No breathe holes. Later pressings (before they abandoned the black shrink wrap) have rows of breathe holes in it. This has no breathe holes.
- Per Vernon Fitch's Pink Floyd Archives page, there are two variations of the spine. One has pinched ends, the the other is uniformed (like any standard LP spine). This one is uniformed.
- Since shop owners/employees had to place the sticker on the cover themselves, sometimes it is noticeably off-center or tilted. This is both.
This was issued with a postcard and a die-cut inner sleeve, both of which are presumed to be inside.
The shrink has inevitably shrunk over the past 43+ years which has caused some splitting (most visibly at the top of the cover on the back, and a few other small spots mostly only visible on the back) as you can see in the pictures, but is 100% UNOPENED.
The colors of the sticker still look great! These originals have a much softer tone than the more recent reissues.
Free worldwide priority mail shipping and insurance will be included!
Note: The package will be insured and declared for its full value, this is NOT NEGOTIABLE. Please check with your countries customs laws for any possible import charges.