Artist & Title: Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here
IMMACULATE MINT 1975 UK FIRST PRESSING 5-track vinyl LP with A1/B3 matrices and 'EMI
Records Ltd' perimeter text on the labels. The ninth studio album by the
British progressive rock group including Shine On You Crazy Diamond and Wish
You Were Here. Comes inthe originalpinched spine picture sleeve, original heavy card
lyric printed inner sleeve with cropped corners (later pressings have rounded
corners), and the all-important glossy postcard with a serrated edge.The record is in as-new Immaculate Mint
condition and sounds as wonderful as ever. And the sharp cover would be in
Near Mint condition if it were not for a circular yellow tinge on the
front (and to a much lesser extent the back) due to the type of storage unit it
was kept in for 41 years, while the postcard is in Mint condition.
pics. But for the vinyl alone
this is a superb collector’s copy of this definitive 70s Progressive Rock album.
Highly desirable for its rare First Pressing SHVL 814 A-1/SHVL 814 B-3 matrices
and immaculate Mint condition vinyl, and increasingly difficult to
find in this condition. This could be a once in a lifetime opportunity to add
this unbelievable one owner rarity to your collection at an extremely
– SHVL 814
date: 15 Sep 1975 (The day I bought it!)
Overall Grade: Mint/Good/Mint (LP/Cover/Postcard)
Matrix (Runout): Side 1: SHVL 814 A-1 Side 2:
SHVL 814 B-3
Note: These matrices were only
used for the first pressing. Various other matrix numbers appear on latter
pressings of this first issue. This pressing is from the first cut mothers.
Released in black
shrink wrap with a round Wish You Were Here sticker on the outside of the shrink
wrap. Spine is narrow (pinched) at the top and bottom and wide in the middle.
Issued with lyrics on a die cut inner sleeve and a glossy postcard of a diving
Labels: ℗ 1975 Pink Floyd Music
Ltd. Made in Gt Britain
Sleeve: Recorded at Abbey Road
Studios, January to July 1975
Produced by Pink Floyd ℗ 1975
Printed and made in Great Britain
Garrod and Lofthouse Limited
historic LP (Pink Floyd's fastest-selling album ever) is hardly ever offered
for sale in this condition – if ever.
“My favourite Pink Floyd
album has always been Wish You Were Here, and you know why? It has soul, that's
why – it's Roger Waters' lament for Syd…”
the extremely rare real thing: a genuine IMMACULATE MINT CONDITION 1975 UK
FIRST PRESSING FROM THE FIRST CUT. The record is in immaculate as-new condition, as
is the postcard, and the cover and inner sleeve are in excellent condition
except unfortunately for the discolouration mentioned above. If it was not for
that discolouration I would normally rate this cover and sleeve as Near Mint
but in view of this defect I have down-rated it to Good. All items are free
from any other major defects such as tears, dog ears or writing. See pics. All items are the genuine
originals bought together by me in 1975
(one careful owner!) not reprints or
replacements. The LP is the original 1975 UK stereo LP, which was only played once
or twice on top-end audiophile equipment and lovingly cared for.
“If there is a better
album from this era, I'd like to know what it is.”
Pink Floyd followed the commercial breakthrough of Dark Side of the Moon
with Wish You Were Here, a loose concept album about and dedicated to their
founding member Syd Barrett. The record unfolds gradually, as the jazzy
textures of "Shine on You Crazy Diamond" reveal its melodic motif,
and in its leisurely pace, the album shows itself to be a warmer record than
its predecessor. Musically, it's arguably even more impressive, showcasing the
group's interplay and David Gilmour's solos in particular. And while it's short
on actual songs, the long, winding soundscapes are constantly enthralling.
The album was certified Silver and Gold (60,000 and 100,000 sales respectively)
in the UK on 1 August 1975, and Gold in the US on 17 September 1975. It was
certified six times platinum on 16 May 1997, and by 2004 had sold an estimated 13
million copies worldwide. "Have a Cigar" was chosen by Columbia as
their first single, with "Welcome to the Machine" on the B-side in the
This may be your only ONCE IN A LIFETIME chance to own this rare piece
of music history in this condition.
“This is my very favourite music album and
represents the pinnacle of progressive rock for me. If you're a prog fan and
haven't heard this, you need to remedy this immediately.”
A fantastic time warp example of this rarity in amazing condition, a
true investment grade item - get it while you can!
AND IT MUST SELL IN THIS ONCE ONLY
You can read more
about this album and Pink Floyd all over the web.
I pack my records professionally in stiff corrugated
cruciform record boxes leaving the Vinyl (housed in anti-static bags) outside
Postage discounts for multiple orders are
available: £1 per additional LP, up to a maximum of 4, in the UK.
£4 per additional LP, up to a maximum of 4, in the Rest of the World.
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“Superb piece of vinyl - wonderfully packaged”