PINK FLOYD Dark Side Of The Moon LP (1973) 1st Pressing SOLID BLUE TRIANGLE

Sold Date: January 24, 2023
Start Date: January 14, 2023
Final Price: £555.00 (GBP)
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PINK FLOYD Dark Side Of The Moon on the EMI label from 1973 (SHVL 804).
this is the first U.K. pressing with the solid blue triangle label.
record has been cleaned on an Okki Nokki and play tested in full.
it has a very slight wobble on the turntable - not a warp, it's just not 100% true.
both sides have some light hairlines which are visible under bright light.
no scratches or feelable marks though, just some light handling wear.
there's some surface noise at the start of Side One as Breathe builds up from it's quiet heartbeat intro.
it takes a while to settle down but it's a decent listen after that.
there's also one pop during Side One but it's okay otherwise.
this side is VG audio-wise.
there's one pop during Side Two plus a bit of low surface noise as the last track fades out.
this side is between VG and VG Plus audio-wise.
i would grade the record as VG overall.

the gatefold sleeve has shelf wear and corner wear plus some wear marks along the spine.
there's also ring wear on the front and back.
i would grade it as GOOD.
the black paper inner has some creasing.

the two posters have fared better and both are still brightly coloured.

neither of them has been displayed but they do have some light wear in places.

the band photo has some light tanning marks (spots) on the reverse. this one is on thicker paper than the other, and it has the catalogue number of the album printed on the bottom right hand corner.
the pyramid poster has a tiny nick along the bottom edge which is connected to a crease. this poster is quite thin.
there's a faint mark on the back which may be due to moisture. there is no catalogue number printed on this poster.

there's also a thin patch on the reverse which i've tried to show on the last pic.
one sticker is missing. the remaining one has faded a bit plus it has a crease at one corner.

so, not a perfect copy by any means but it's still an enjoyable listen.

99p listing with no reserve.
record will be carefully packed and posted via Special Delivery.
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