MATRIXES ON THE RECORD, ARE THE 'EARLIEST'
1ST PRESS MATRIXES - ENDING IN A2/B2 (LATER ONES DONT!)!!!! SECONDLY
THE LABELS ALSO HAVE THE CORRECT 'EARLIEST' 1ST PRESS 'GRAMOPHONE
COMPANY' LABEL EDGE TEXT (LATER PRESSINGS HAD THIS CHANGED THIS TO 'EMI
RECORDS' TEXT INSTEAD!)!!!! THIRDLY THE RECORD LABELS HAVE THE ULTRA
RARE 'EARLIEST' 1ST PRESS 'SOLID LIGHT BLUE' TRIANGLE ON BOTH SIDES -
WHICH WAS IMMEDIATELY CHANGED TO THE COMMON 'TRANSPARENT' TRIANGLE
(WHICH APPEARS ON ALL LATER PRESSINGS!) AS THE TEXT WAS HARD TO READ
(AND IT DIDNT MATCH THE COVER!)!!!! FOURTHLY THE STICKERS HAVE 'FASSON' & 'FASPRINT (ONE WITH BROWN LINES & ONE WITHOUT - BUT BOTH HAVE THE SAME 1ST PRESS ONLY MANUFACTURER!) ON THE REVERSE OF THE STICKERS (LATER ONES DONT!).
FIFTHLY, THE INNER IS OF
'EARLIEST' 1ST PRESS TYPE - BEING BLACK, 'DIE-CUT', TEXTURED, 'POLY
LINED' AND HAVING 'SILVER' PATENTS PRINT ON ONE SIDE (LATER ONES
DONT!)!!!! AND LASTLY THE COVER IS ALSO A 100% GENIUNE 'EARLIEST' 1ST
PRESS COVER TOO - BEING DARK BLUE (INSTEAD OF THE
LATER BLACK!) & IS 'FLAT FACTORY SEALED' AT ONE END (LATER ONES ARENT!) - WHERE ONE OPENING ON THE COVER WAS GLUED SHUT AT THE FACTORY BACK IN 1973!!!! AND THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT INDEED!!!!
BECAUSE ONLY A TINY HANDFUL OF THE 'EARLIEST POSSIBLE' 1ST PRESS COVERS
ONLY - WERE EVER PRESSED WITH A DARK BLUE COLOURED COVER - BEFORE BEING ALMOST IMMEDIATELY CHANGED TO A JET
BLACK COVER INSTEAD!!!! AND IN FACT - THEY
ARE EVEN RARER THAN THE ACTUAL 'SOLD BLUE TRIANGLE' RECORDS THEMSELVES -
AS THE COLOUR ON THE COVER WAS CHANGED EVEN BEFORE THE 1ST PRESSING RUN
ENDED!!!! SO THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO DOUBT AT ALL - THAT
THIS IS THE 'EARLIEST' & RAREST 1ST PRESSING OF THIS AMAZING LP
THAT YOU CAN POSSIBLY GET!!!!
NOT ONLY THAT BUT THIS LP IS IN ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT CONDITION (WITH AN AWESOME RECORD!) - AND HAS BARELY BEEN PLAYED AT ALL!!!! IT IS ALSO 100% COMPLETE WITH ITS 2 1ST PRESS 'SHINY' POSTERS, 2 1ST PRESS 'FASSON / FASPRINT'STICKERS AND 1ST PRESS 'SILVER TEXT' BLACK 'POLY-LINED' INNER SLEEVE!!!! JUST TAKE A LOOK AT THE PICTURES!!!! THIS IS THE ORIGINAL 1973 UK 'EARLIEST' 1ST PRESSING ON THE ULTRA RARE 'EARLIEST' 1ST PRESS 'SOLID LIGHT BLUE TRIANGLE' HARVEST LABEL, 'EARLIEST' 1ST PRESS BLACK 'TEXTURED' DIE-CUT 'POLY LINED' SILVER TEXT 'PATENTS' INNER SLEEVE, 'EARLIEST' 1ST PRESS A2/B2 MATRIX ENDINGS, 'EARLIEST' 1ST PRESS 'GRAMOPHONE COMPANY' EDGE TEXT, 'EARLIEST' 1ST PRESS 'SHINY' POSTERS & 'FASPRINT' STICKERS, AND 'EARLIEST' 1ST PRESS 'DARK BLUE' GATEFOLD 'GARROD & LOFTHOUSE' COVER!!!! THIS LP IS SERIOUSLY RARE AND VIRTUALLY IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND LIKE THIS - SO DONT MISS OUT ON THIS AMAZING OPPORTUNITY!!!! This is the ORIGINAL Harvest UK 1st Pressing from 1973 and is in BRILLIANT condition!!!! The Cat. No is SHVL 804 on the ORIGINAL 1st Press 'Solid Light Blue Triangle' Harvest label (see picture) and is a UK Stereo 1st Pressing (there were NO Monos)!!!!
The record labels are in SUPERB condition (see pictures) with NO writing, NO wear, and barely ANY spindle marks AT ALL !!!! IT IS VERY CLEAR THAT THIS RECORD HAS BARELY BEEN PLAYED AT ALL!!!! One label even has a faint 'manufacturing' spider line off one of the centre holes (almost impossible to see in the pictures) - which was exactly how the label was made, and common to this LP!!!! The vinyl is in absolutely AWESOME condition!!!! Most of these 60s/70s LPs had been to a lot of wild parties and are usually found totally worn out, and almost unplayable. This one is NOT and has NO scratches, NO hairlines, NO scufflines, only 2 or 3 ULTRA light TINY surface traces, and only a VERY few of the lightest paper scuffs only visible under light!!!! ITS AS SIMPLE AS THAT!!!! THE RECORD STILL RETAINS ITS ORIGINAL 'JUST PRESSED' LOOK - AND LOOKS AMAZING!!!! It is also great to find that the playing of the record is as STUNNING as the visual!!!! It plays with NO pops, NO jumps, NO sticks, barely ANY crackle AT ALL, and common to almost ALL copies of this LP (as manufactured!), only some EXTREMELY low level background sound on the run on grooves & gaps - NOT in the music AT ALL!!!! Importantly there are NO jumps on the track 'Money' (most do!) - with this track (and the rest of the LP!) playing BRILLIANTLY!!!! The sound quality is simply SUPERB, with NO groovewear and NO distortion either!!!! The record must grade Excellent++++ if not MINT(Minus)!!!! AWESOME RECORD!!!! Believe me this record is NOT overgraded in ANY way!!!! I use STRICT RC grading standards - it is not in my interest not to!!!! Brillant!!!! The record also comes in its ORIGINAL 1st Press Black, Textured, Die-Cut, 'Silver Text', Poly Lined Patents inner sleeve which is in absolutely BRILLIANT condition - with NO edge splits, NO repairs, NO centre hole splits, NO fraying, and NO writing!!!! The inside of the inner is also still FULLY 'poly-lined' - and this is an absolutely BRILLIANT inner sleeve!!!! THE ULTRA RARE 'EARLIEST' 1ST PRESS 2 'SHINY' POSTERS AND 2 'FASPRINT' STICKERS ARE IN ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT CONDITION - AND CLEARLY HAVENT EVER LEFT THE COVER!!!! The ULTRA RARE 'Earliest' 1st Press 'Dark Blue' Gatefold 'Stickered' Cover is in BRILLIANT condition!!!! It has NO splits, NO edge wear (apart from some almost INVISIBLE 'touching in' traces!), NO sticker marks, NO spinal wear, only VERY slight corner wear (NOT through the colour!), only 1 almost INVISIBLE 'touched in' crease in the top right corner, NO sticker tears, only some very VERY light rubbing (this is VERY light indeed - and way WAY better than most!), barely ANY ringwear AT ALL (virtually NONE!), NO annotations, only 2 or 3 TINY indentations, NO writing impressions, only a VERY few light creases elsewhere (cover is VERY flat looking!), only some very VERY minor evidence of 'tipping in' to the corners, and NO writing!!!! The opening edges are beautifully straight with barely ANY feathering AT ALL!!!! Even the inside of the cover is in BRILLIANT condition with NO yellowing, only VERY slight rubbing, NO ringwear, NO grubbyness, and NO writing!!!! The cover must grade Very Good++ if not better - and is a very VERY nice looking cover indeed!!!! THIS LP IS SERIOUSLY RARE AND VIRTUALLY IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND AS A 100% GENIUNE 'EARLIEST' 1ST PRESSING WITH 'SOLID BLUE TRIANGLE' (WITH EVERY SINGLE PART BEING CORRECT!) - SO DONT MISS OUT ON THIS INCREDIBLE OPPORTUNITY!!!!
HAVE A LOOK AT MY PICTURES - I DO MY BEST TO SHOW THE RECORD FROM ALL ANGLES AND MAKE THE PICTURES AS CLEAR AS POSSIBLE - THERE IS NOTHING TO HIDE!!!! It really is a GREAT looking LP and it is truly rare to find any copies of this MEGA RARE LP in this sort of condition!!!! THIS WILL BE YOUR ONLY CHANCE TO BUY AN ORIGINAL 1973 UK 'EARLIEST' 1ST PRESSING OF "DARK SIDE OF THE MOON" BY PINK FLOYD, IN ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT CONDITION!!!!! Dont forget to take a look at all my other items including many other TOP LPs and contact me with any queries you may have. Postal discounts for multiple buys are always available - and I guarantee to ALWAYS undercharge on postage! Paypal, Bank Transfers, Cheques, International Money Orders, and Postal Orders accepted. Thanks for looking! Cheers!!!!!
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