Pink Floyd SOLID BLUE TRIANGLE 1973 1st UK press A2/B2 Dark Side Moon NEAR MINT
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£ 2533 Sold For
Feb 24, 2023 Sold Date
Feb 14, 2023 Start Date
36   Number Of Bids
  Sweden Country Of Seller
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Item:Original & complete 1st UK pressing of Pink Floyd - The Dark Side if the Moon LP from March, 1973. Solid blue 1st press labels. 1st press 'midnight blue' tint sleeve that seals on the front panel as per 1st press sleeves. This sleeve also has the round purple title sticker on the front which is the 1st version 68mm larger sticker before being reduced in size for later pressings. The set is complete with all inserts - both posters, both postcard stickers and the original black poly-lined inner sleeve. The two postcard stickers are 1st press 'Permanent' on back versions and the black die-cut inner has the 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:  5 GAP / 2 CDO 
Condition:Top condition! The vinyl has zero marks or scratches visible in both good natural daylight and also under strong direct halogen spotlight - stunning! The vinyl is glossy and clean with a deep-sheen throughout. Make no mistake, this is a top condition disc to look at and to listen to! The visual grades NEAR MINT! The playback also grades NEAR MINT! It's a stunning player, the all-important 'Heartbeat' intro plays nice and quietly, and without the crackle that can so often hinder this record. All other soft passages - and there are many! - also play quietly without crackle, throughout the LP and also between tracks. This is a great player and it is rare to find a 1st press DSotM that is not only NM visually but also plays NM. There are no playback issues to report, no pops, no clicks, and no skips. There is also no factory skip on this copy of track B1 'Money'. NEAR MINT! The 1st press 'midnight blue' tinted sleeve with large purple sticker grades EXCELLENT PLUS! with only light signs of handling/storage, very nice indeed! 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, the lining is fully intact, no tears or marks, EXCELLENT PLUS! A superb condition, complete 1st UK press set. A great looker and a great player. There really is nothing to hold this one back!
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