Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon * SOLID BLUE * MINT * UK 1st Press * COMPLETE
Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon.
This exceptional copy of the Pink Floyd's eighth studio album is a UK first pressing with the highly prized solid blue triangle Harvest labels.
The vinyl is housed within the original 'midnight blue' tinged black gatefold sleeve. This copy is extremely rare in that it is without the DSOTM sticker to the front side. Contrary to common belief, this was placed on later copies in response to retailers complaining that customers did not know which album was the new Pink Floyd release that they had come to buy!
The album is complete with all original inners; both posters, both stickers and the original black, die-cut, 'patents pending' inner sleeve.
Serial number: SHVL 804
Matrix number: A 2 / B 2
Stamper codes: 3 HH / 3 LP
Vinyl Weight: 170g
Vinyl: MINT -
The labels are bright and clean. Slight moisture foxing can be seen under bright light. No spindle marks can be seen on either side.
Generally I never grade items mint but there is no other way to grade this record. Immaculate 'factory-fresh' deep-gloss playing surfaces which are unmarked in strong daylight and under a strong halogen bulb. You'd be lucky to buy a brand new album today that looks this good.
Sound Quality: MINT
The audio is fantastic - it is how the band wanted the album to be heard. It has clearly only been played a handful of times on high quality equipment. There is no sign of groove/play wear. There are quiet lead-ins to both sides and no static in between tracks. The guitar solos sound amazing. The vocals sound amazing. The bass is crisp and punchy. You will not find a better listening experience. If you have a high end hi-fi system this record will get the best out of it. It is a difficult one to let go of.
Sleeve: EXCELLENT +
The sleeves looks superb. All four sides are bright and clean. The front and rear have slight storage rubbing. All of the corners are crisp and sharp. The opening edges, top and bottom edges, and square spine are all without any wear. Fantastic.
The inner sleeve has lost the polythene lining. Otherwise, it is perfectly clean with no tears, writing or seam splits. One poster has a name written on the reverse. Otherwise they are MINT. The stickers are MINT.The vinyl is housed inside an audiophile quality, anti-static inner sleeve to help protect and preserve the record and inner sleeve.
The record will be sent via an insured courier in a padded vinyl mailer.
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