This is a rare UK 1st press of â€˜Animals' by Pink Floyd. This press is rare because it is a contract press and it also has the very first A-2U / B-2U matrix. If you take a look at the label, this is not the standard centre. There are two rings, not the usual single ring. It comes complete with the original card lyric inner sleeve and heavy card wide spine gatefold Garrod & Lofthouse sleeve.
The record is in Excellent condition. The vinyl has a sensational high gloss, every track looks absolutely superb, there are just a couple of the very lightest wispy marks. The label is also Excellent - bold colours, vivid blue and only the very slightest spindle wear.
On playing there is just the occasional light background noise, but this does not spoil the enjoyment of the album. The sound is bold, vibrant and clear, with Excellent clarity and separation throughout. The record is complete with the black lyric inner sleeve, also in Excellent condition. The sleeve has one light edge scuff but the whole sleeve is extremely clean, bold, solid and bright.
The sealed edge Garrod & Lofthouse gatefold sleeve is in stunning Excellent condition. The black is bold and the colours are vivid. The inside still looks superb. There is just the very slightest corner wear. The whole sleeve is very solid and the spine is extremely firm with sharp text.