PINK FLOYD - DARK SIDE OF THE MOON! UK 1st Pr SOLID BLUE TRIANGLE A2/B2 COMPLETE

Sold Date: July 10, 2018
Start Date: July 6, 2018
Final Price: £500.00 £450.00 (GBP)
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PINK FLOYD

~ DARK SIDE OF THE MOON ~

(1973 HARVEST RECORDS - VERY RARE UK FIRST PRESSING!)

ON OFFER HERE IS THIS VERY RARE, GENUINE UK FIRST PRESSING OF THE LANDMARK ALBUM THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON BY PINK FLOYD ON THE HARVEST LABEL WITH SOLID BLUE PRISM LABELS. THIS LABEL DESIGN WAS QUICKLY PHASED OUT AND REPLACED WITH THE OUTLINE PRISM TO FACILITATE EASIER READING OF THE TEXT ON THE LABELS. 

THIS LANDMARK PRESSING OF THIS LANDMARK ALBUM HAS THE FOLLOWING ATTRIBUTES:

THE LABELS HAVE SOLID LIGHT BLUE PRISMS 'THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD.' TEXT STARTS AT 10 O'CLOCK ON THE LABELS. A-2/B-2 MATRICES. THICK HEAVYWEIGHT VINYL PRESSED DIRECTLY FROM THE ORIGINAL MASTER PLATE. THERE IS A BLUEISH TINGE TO THE PICTURE SLEEVE. THE GATEFOLD SLEEVE HAS THE LEFT FRONT OPENING SEALED WITH THE TWO SIDES GLUES TOGETHER.  2 POSTERS & 2 “PERMANENT’ STICKERS.

THE CATALOGUE NUMBER IS: HARVEST SHVL 804

MATRIX NUMBERS ARE: SHVL 804 A-2 / SHVL 804 B-2 (STAMPED)

MOTHERS / STAMPERS ARE: OM 2 / RR 3

THE SLEEVE

THE VERY DARK BLUE, GARROD & LOFTHOUSE, GATEFOLD SLEEVE IS IN STRONG EXCELLENT CONDITION AND STILL HAS IT'S TITLE STICKER NEATLY AFFIXED TO THE FRONT. THERE IS JUST SOME VERY SLIGHT WEAR & RUBBING AND A FEW MINOR MARKS. THERE IS A MINOR CREASE TO THE BOTTOM RIGHT-HAND CORNER AREA. THERE IS NO SCUFFING ALONG THE EDGES AND TO THE CORNERS. THERE ARE NO SPLITS TO ANY OF THE EDGES. INSIDE THE GATEFOLD STILL LOOKS GREAT. 

THE INNER SLEEVE

THE BLACK INNER SLEEVE IS NOT ORIGINAL AND IS IN VERY GOOD+ CONDITION. WITH SOME WEAR AND SIGNS OF HANDLING

THE POSTERS

THE TWO POSTERS ARE BOTH IN EXCELLENT+ CONDITION AND HAVE OBVIOUSLY BEEN HANDLED VERY CAREFULLY. THEY HAVE CERTAINLY NEVER BEEN PINNED UP. THEY BOTH HAVE SOME MINOR TANNING TO THE WHITE BACKS.

THE STICKERS

THE TWO STICKERS BOTH HAVE 'PERMANENT' PRINTED MULTIPLE TIMES ON THEIR BACKS. THESE STICKERS ARE BOTH IN NEAR MINT CONDITION.  

THE VINYL

VISUALLY THE HEAVY, GLOSSY BLACK VINYL APPEARS TO BE IN EXCELLENT CONDITION AND UNDER BRIGHT LIGHT I CAN ONLY SEE A FEW TINY MARKS. HAVE CAREFULLY LISTENED TO BOTH SIDES AND CAN REPORT THAT THE SOUND QUALITY IS SUPERB THROUGHOUT. I ONLY NOTED THE SLIGHTEST, OCCASIONAL SURFACE NOISE AND A FEW TINY REPEATING TICKS (ALMOST IMPERCEPTIBLE) AT THE END OF TRACK 2 ON SIDE ONE. THIS IS ONE OF THE NICEST FIRST PRESSINGS I HAVE EVER HAD THE PRIVILEGE TO LISTEN TO. THIS LP SOUNDED AMAZING!

THE LABELS

THE BLACK HARVEST LABELS, WITH THE SOLID POWDER BLUE PRISMS AND THE “GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD” TEXT, ARE BOTH IN EXCELLENT CONDITION, WITH A FEW LIGHT SPINDLE MARKINGS ON EACH SIDE. THERE APPEARS TO BE AN AREA OF FADING ON THE SIDE 2 LABEL.

SIDE ONE 

SPEAK TO ME BREATHE ON THE RUN TIME THE GREAT GIG IN THE SKY

SIDE TWO

MONEY US AND THEM ANY COLOUR YOU LIKE BRAIN DAMAGE ECLIPSE

ALL RECORDS ARE REMOVED FROM ANY PICTURE SLEEVE TO PREVENT KNIFING. I DO NOT USE 'ENVELOPE STYLE' MAILERS. INSTEAD I USE SPECIAL MAILERS DESIGNED TO PROTECT YOUR RECORDS AND ENSURE SAFE ARRIVAL.

I HAVE DESCRIBED THIS RECORD STRICTLY ACCORDING TO RECORD COLLECTOR MAGAZINE GRADING SYSTEMS SO THERE WILL BE NO NASTY SURPRISES FOR THE WINNING BIDDER. THIS RECORD HAS BEEN CAREFULLY VISUALLY & FULLY PLAY-GRADED.

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SHIPPING WILL COST:

UK

EUROPE

WORLD ZONE 1

WORLD ZONE 2

FREE

£15.25

£18.75

£19.25

PROOF OF SHIPPING IS RETAINED FOR ALL POSTINGS AND I WILL PROVIDE TRACKING NUMBERS.

I WILL ACCEPT BIDDERS FROM ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD.

I WILL ACCEPT PAYPAL, CHEQUES AND POSTAL ORDERS FROM UK BIDDERS.

FROM OVERSEAS BIDDERS I CAN ONLY ACCEPT PAYMENT VIA PAYPAL IN £GBP STERLING.

IF PAYMENT IS NOT RECEIVED WITHIN A FEW DAYS I WILL ISSUE A NON-PAYING BIDDER ALERT AND IF PAYMENT IS NOT RECEIVED I WILL RE-LIST THE ITEM.

RECORD COLLECTOR GRADING SYSTEM

MINT (M) THE RECORD ITSELF IS IN BRAND NEW CONDITION WITH NO SURFACE MARKS OR DETERIORATION IN SOUND QUALITY. THE COVER AND ANY EXTRA ITEMS SUCH AS THE LYRIC SHEET, BOOKLET OR POSTER ARE IN PERFECT CONDITION. RECORDS ADVERTISED AS SEALED OR UNPLAYED SHOULD BE MINT.

EXCELLENT (EX) THE RECORD SHOWS SOME SIGNS OF HAVING BEEN PLAYED, BUT THERE IS VERY LITTLE LESSENING IN SOUND QUALITY. THE COVER AND PACKAGING MIGHT HAVE SLIGHT WEAR AND/OR CREASING.

VERY GOOD (VG) THE RECORD HAS OBVIOUSLY BEEN PLAYED MANY TIMES, BUT DISPLAYS NO MAJOR DETERIORATION IN SOUND QUALITY, DESPITE NOTICEABLE SURFACE MARKS AND THE OCCASIONAL LIGHT SCRATCH. NORMAL WEAR AND TEAR ON THE COVER OR EXTRA ITEMS, WITHOUT ANY MAJOR DEFECTS, IS ACCEPTABLE.

GOOD (G) THE RECORD HAS BEEN PLAYED SO MUCH THAT THE SOUND QUALITY HAS NOTICEABLY DETERIORATED, PERHAPS WITH SOME DISTORTION AND MILD SCRATCHES. THE COVER AND CONTENTS SUFFER FROM FOLDING, SCUFFING OF EDGES, SPINE SPLITS, DISCOLOURATION, ETC.

THE USE OF PLUS (+) OR MINUS (-) ALLOWS FOR ITEMS THAT FALL BETWEEN THE ABOVE GRADES.