Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon UK 1 St Pressung blaues Dreieck Ex+ to Ex++ TOP
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Original & complete 1st UK press of Pink Floyd - The Dark Side if the Moon LP from March, 1973. Solid blue 1st press labels. 1st press sleeve with 1st version 68mm large round purple title sticker on the front. The set is still complete with all inserts - both posters, both postcard stickers and the original black poly-lined inner sleeve. The two postcard stickers are 1st version ‘crackback’ issues and the black die-cut inner has 2 patent numbers and “MADE IN GREAT BRITAIN” printed on as-per 1st press sets. All parts are original.
Serial number: SHVL 804
Matrix numbers: A-2 / B-2
Stamper codes: 4 GGT / 2 PO
Beautiful condition. Vinyl is Ex + to Ex++ Super-glossy, clean with very very light Sign of Play either side, nice and clean, please see Pictures in Detail. Labels 1 and 2 in the middle are absolutely fresh and in mint condition, apart from the slight inscription on the edge. There is a wonderfull quiet and powerfull Heart Pounding at the beginning of Side 1 and play at the end of Side 2 very nice when this Playing on my Clearaudio Turntable with the Ortofon 2 M Black with Wilson Audio Loudspeakers. Nothing too obtrusive. The album plays well throughout with occasional gentle static rustle but no jumps or clicks due to vinyl surface issues whatsoever. In terms of sonics, it is quite outstanding. Compared to my 2nd and 4th pressings, it is in another league. The clock chimes and till register just jump out of the speakers. Stereo Separation and detail are chalk and cheese compared to later pressings. I was genuinely taken aback. On the track 'Money' I heard some backing vocals towards the end that I had never heard before. Quite spectacular!
The 1st sleeve with large purple sticker is also in top condition, nice and sharp with no wear to the edges or spine and no ring wear front, little on the back, see Picture. Both posters have no tears, folds, tape marks or pin holes NEAR MINT! Both postcard stickers are unused NEAR MINT! The black poly-lined inner has no splits and the lining is fully intact Ex + a really wonderful Set !
All items are play graded and carefully checked. All LPs are cleaned on the Gläss Ultrasonic Vinyl Cleaner for optimal sound-quality.
PAYMENT, SHIPPING & MULTIPLE ITEMS
Special German made extra-stiff Cardboard Box designed for multiple LPs are used, even for single LP packages. The boxes are oversized and thus provide extra corner protection as well as great stiffness to the package. Additional protection may also be used when found nessesary, such as stiffeners, extra corner-protection. I do not charge anything for packing materials.
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