Pink Floyd DARK SIDE OF THE MOON UK LP A-3 / B-3 PLAYS NEAR MINT - LISTEN

Sold Date: October 16, 2020
Start Date: October 9, 2020
Final Price: £77.00 (GBP)
Bid Count: 19
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GG-SUPERSOUNDS HAVE A SECOND RECORD COLLECTION FOR SALE
EVERY DAY AT 6PM WE WILL BE LISTING 2-3 OF THEM
THIS COLLECTION CONSIST OF VINTAGE AND RARE COLLECTABLE LP'S AND SINGLES
UNLIKE THE MAJORITY OF OUR LISTINGS, THESE WILL INCLUDE (WHERE PRACTICAL) THE COMPLETE RECORDING OF THE RECORD, SO THAT YOU ARE ABLE TO HEAR EXACTLY WHAT YOU ARE BIDDING ON Powered by eCommercePlayer.com Powered by eCommercePlayer.com



PINK FLOYD - DARK SIDE OF THE MOON

IN MAGNIFICENT BARELY PLAYED NEAR MINT CONDITION

THE VERY RARE A3/B3 1ST (SECOND) PRESS

NEAR MINT MINUS SLEEVE

COMPLETE WITH ORIGINAL POSTERS 

NO STICKERS

 

  CATALOGUE:HARVEST SHVL 815 MATRIX: SHVL815 A-3U / B-3U  MOTHERS/STAMPERS:1 LA / 1 AGG VERY EARLY FIRST PRESS ONLY A2/B2 INDICATES THIS AS THERE WERE NO RELEASED -1 COPIES

INCREDIBLE FIND THIS ONE

AS I AM SURE YOU ARE ALL AWARE THE VERY VERY FIRST PRESS OF THIS ALBUM HAD THE SOLID BLUE TRIANGLE IN THE CENTRE OF THE LABEL, WHICH WAS VERY QUICKLY WITHDRAWN DUE TO THE FACT THAT THE SILVER TYPEFACE COULD NOT BE READ.

IT WAS REPLACED WITH THE OUTLINE LABEL, BUT OF COURSE THIS WAS ONE ONE THE BEST SELLING ALBUMS OF ALL TIME AND WAS MASS PRODUCED. MATRIX NUMBERS RUN UP TO -15 FOR REALLY LATE REISSUES

THERE WAS NO -1 MATRIX NUMBER UNLESS IT WAS ON A TEST PRESS, AND THEREFORE ALL OF THE SOLID BLUE TRIANGLES CAME WITH THE -2 MATRIX NUMBER. IT THEREFORE FOLLOWS THAT THE VERY FIRST BATCH OFF THE PRESS WITH THE NOW CORRECTED LABEL WOULD HAVE -3 MATRIX NUMBERS, AND ON THIS PARTICULAR COPY IT HAS -3 MATRICES ON BOTH SIDES, MAKING THIS WITHOUT A DOUBT A FIRST PRESS FROM THE SECOND AND CORRECTED BATCH OF DARK SIDE OF THE MOON ALBUMS.

THIS I BELIEVE IS AS SCARCE A RECORD TO COLLECT 

 

THE RECORDS

 

THE LABELS

BOTH LABELS ARE IN PRISTINE CONDITION. THE BLUE BASE COLOUR IS RICH AND VIBRANT AND IS UNMARKED AND FULLY STRETCHES INTO THE UNWORN SPINDLE HOLE. THE BLACK TYPEFACE IS PERFECTLY LEGIBLE, AND A CLOSE EXAMINATION OF THE SPINDLE HOLE REVEALS ABSOLUTELY ZERO VISIBLE SPIDER LINES, SHOWING THAT THIS LP HAS JUST NOT BEEN PLAYED MORE THAN A FEW TIMES

THE VINYL

THIS VINYL GLEAMS LIKE NEW, AND HAS LOST NONE OF ITS ORIGINAL LUSTRE. I HAVE SHOWN A PICTURE WHICH HAS A DULL SCUFF MARK AT THE START OF SIDE ONE. AS YOU WILL HEAR THOUGH IT IS TOTALLY NON SOUNDING. OTHER THAN THIS LIGHT BLEMISH, THERE ARE NO OTHER MARKS WHATSOEVER. NO WISPY HAIRLINES AND NO HANDLING LINES

PLAYING THE RECORD


IT HAS OFTEN BEEN SAID THAT BUYING FROM EBAY IS A RISK DUE TO THE HIGH NUMBER OF SELLERS WHO MISDESCRIBE RECORD CONDITION. A VERY VALID POINT AS WELL. BUT HERE YOU ARE ABLE TO NOT ONLY READ ABOUT THE CONDITION OF THE LP'S THAT WE OFFER FOR SALE, BUT TO ACTUALLY HERE THE COMPLETE DISC IN THE COMFORT OF YOUR OWN HOME. 

THE LP PLAYS THROUGH BRILLIANTLY ON BOTH SIDES, AND I WOULD ENCOURAGE YOU TO TAKE A GOOD LISTEN TO THE SOUNDBITES WHICH DEMONSTRATE JUST HOW FANTASTIC THIS LP SOUNDS.

THE CLARITY OF THE STEREO REPRODUCTION IS PURE FIRST PRESS, AND EVERY NOTE CAN BE HEARD CRISPLY AND CLEANLY. THERE IS NO DISTORTION ANYWHERE AND NO BACKGROUND CRACKLE.

SIE ONE HAS A COUPLE OF TINY TICS JUST AS THE MUSIC STARTS , AND THREE OR FOUR MORE TOWARDS THE END OF THE FINAL TRACK, PLUS A COUPLE OF INSIGNIFICANT STATIC TICS IN THE MIDDLE. SIDE TWO HAS NONE AT ALL THAT I HEARD 

NO EMBEDDED VINYL NOISE NO STATIC HEARD ANYWHERE

NO BACKGROUND CRACKLE AND NO LOUD CLICKS OR POPS

I HEARD JUST A FEW TINY STATIC TICS THROUGH THE WHOLE PLAYTHROUGH AS MENTIONED ABOVE

I AM MORE THAN HAPPY TO GRADE THIS VINYL NEAR MINT FOR SIDE A AND MINT MINUS FOR SIDE B

 

  

THE SLEEVE

 

NON LAMINATED GARROD AND LOFTHOUSE GATEFOLD SLEEVE

THIS IS AN ABSOLUTE NIGHTMARE TO FIND IN ANYTHING LIKE A COLLECTIBLE CONDITION. USUALLY THE COLOURS ARE BADLY RUBBED AND THE CREASE LINES AROUND THE SPINE AND PERIMETER EDGES MAKE THE WHOLE THING LOOK SHABBY

STARTING WITH THE FRONT SURFACE , THE FIRST THING TO SAY IS THAT THE COLOURS HAVE ALL BEEN ALMOST PERFECTLY RETAINED. THERE IS NO RUBBING OR LOSS OF COLOUR ANYWHERE, APART FROM A BIT OF RUB TO THE BOTTOM CORNER TIPS AND A SMALL DOT OF WHITE NEAR THE SPINE

THERE ARE NO HEAVY CREASES OR CREASE LINES, AND NOR ARE THERE ANY BENDS OR FOLDS.

THERE ARE IS JUST ONE TINY PRESSURE LINE BY THE BOTTOM OF THE SPINE, AND THIS IS JUST INCREDIBLE, NONE ALONG THE TOP EDGE, AND NONE ALONG THE BOTTOM EDGE, AND NO THUMB LINES NEAR THE OPENING EDGE.

THE STICKER IS FIRMLY ADHERED TO THE TOP RIGHT CORNER.

THE TOP EDGES ARE FREE FROM ANY COLOUR RUB APART FROM A TINY SPECK ON THE RIGHT CORNER TIP ENDS.

THE BOTTOM EDGES ARE SIMILAR BUT HAVE A LARGER AREA OF RUB ON THE RIGHTR CORNERS

THE SPINE HAS A TOTALLY FLAT SURFACE . A SPECK OF RUB TO THE TOP AND BOTTOM TIPS AND THATS ALL

THE OPENING EDGE IS RAZOR SHARP AND IT IS OBVIOUS BY LOOKING AT THIS THAT THE LP HAS BARELY BEEN OUT OF THE COVER

THE REAR SURFACE OF THIS GARROD AND LOFTHOUSE SLEEVE HAS A PAPER PULL JUST UNDER THE TOP EDGE. ONE PRESSURE LINE BY THE SPINE ANDTWO ALONG THE BOTTOM EDGE

OPENING THE GATEFOLD REVEALS A PAIR OF  PRISTINE BLACK EDGED PANELS.

THE POSTERS ARE ON THE CORRECT HEAVY MATT PAPER, AND NOT THE GLOSSY SURFACE OF THE LATER ISSUES. I HAVE LEFT THEM FOLDED EXACTLY AS THEY WERE.

HAPPY TO GRADE THIS SLEEVE NEAR MINT MINUS

 


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