On offer here is a VERY rare LP (especially in this condition!!!!) by Pink Floyd called "Dark Side Of The Moon" and is an INCREDIBLY rare 1973 UK EARLIEST POSSIBLE 'Standard' Pressing (see full details below) - and is one of the EARLIEST copies EVER made (and certainly the RAREST EVER!)!!! THIS LP IS SERIOUSLY RARE AND VIRTUALLY IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND!!!! THIS IS ONE OF PINK FLOYD'S MOST SOUGHT AFTER LPs EVER - AND VIRTUALLY NEVER TURNS UP FOR SALE (LIKE THIS!)!!!! HOWEVER THIS LP IS MADE REALLY SPECIAL INDEED AS IT IS THE RAREST POSSIBLE VERSION OF THIS LP EVER MADE - AND WAS ONLY PRESSED LIKE THIS FOR AN ABSOLUTELY TINY AMOUNT OF TIME ONLY!!!! I WILL EXPLAIN EXACTLY WHY THIS LP IS SO MASSIVELY RARE!!!!
THIS LP WAS RELEASED IN 1973 - JUST BEFORE THE HARVEST LABEL CHANGE,
FROM THE 'GRAMOPHONE COMPANY' EDGE TEXT, TO THE 'EMI RECORDS' EDGE
TEXT. IN FACT THIS LP IS ONE OF THE LAST LPS EVER TO BE RELEASED WITH
THE 'GRAMOPHONE COMPANY' EDGE TEXT ON THE HARVEST LABEL!!!! AND, AS
MANY PEOPLE WILL ALREADY KNOW - THE 'EARLIEST' 1ST PRESSINGS OF THIS LP
HAD A 'SOLID BLUE TRIANGLE' - AND THIS WAS CHANGED ALMOST IMMEDIATELY
AFTER RELEASE (TO MATCH THE COVER!). NOT ONLY THAT BUT THE 'GRAMOPHONE
COMPANY' EDGE TEXT WAS CHANGED AT ALMOST THE SAME TIME - AND DROPPED IN
FAVOUR OF 'EMI RECORDS' TEXT THAT FOLLOWED ON ALL LATER
PRESSINGS!!!! HOWEVER - JUST BEFORE 'THE GRAMOPHONE COM PANY' EDGE TEXT
CHANGED AND JUST AFTER THE 'SOLID BLUE TRIANGLES' ENDED, ONLY A TINY
HANDFUL WERE PRESSED WITH A TRANSPARENT TRIANGLE AND 'GRAMOPHONE
COMPANY' LABEL EDGE TEXT!!!! AND THIS MAKES THIS LP VERY VERY RARE
INDEED!!!! ONLY AN ABSOLUTELY TINY HANDFUL WERE EVER PRESSED LIKE THIS -
AND IT IS WITHOUT ANY DOUBT THE RAREST POSSIBLE VARIATION OF THIS LP
THIS LP IS ALSO MADE EVEN RARER STILL - AS IT IS UNDOUBTEDLY THE ALL TIME RAREST PRESSING OF THIS LP EVER MADE!!!! AND THIS IS BECAUSE THIS LP INCREDIBLY STILL HAS 1ST PRESS A-2 B-2 MATRIX ENDINGS!!!! 99% OF COPIES WITH 1ST PRESS A-2 B-2 MATRIX ENDINGS OF COURSE, HAVE THE COMMON 'SOLD BLUE TRIANGLE' LABELS. HOWEVER SO FAR, ONLY 3 STAMPERS (OR 900 COPIES!) HAVE EVER BEEN FOUND WITH 'TRANSPARENT' LABELS AND STILL HAVING 1ST PRESS A-2 B-2 MATRIXES (MOST HAVE THE LATER A-3 B-2 MATRIXES INSTEAD!)!!!! AND THIS UNDOUBTEDLY MAKES THIS THE ALL TIME RAREST PRESSING OF THIS LP EVER - AS ONLY AROUND 1000 COPIES WERE EVER MADE!!!!
BUT THERE IS ALSO 1 MASSIVE 'ADDED BONUS' TO THIS LP (WHICH MAKES IT THE 'EARLIEST' STANDARD PRESSING EVER MADE!) - AS THIS LP HAS 1 MORE AMAZING RARITY THAT ALL LATER ONES NEVER HAD!!!! WHEN THE LABELS WERE FIRST CHANGED FROM THE 'SOLID BLUE' TRIANGLE TO THE 'TRANSPARENT TRIANGLE' - THE COLOUR WAS INCORRECT ON THE 'EARLIEST' TRANSPARENT TRIANGLES ONLY!!!! THEY INCORRECTLY USED EXACTLY THE SAME COLOUR AS THE MIDDLE OF THE 'SOLID BLUE' TRIANGLE ON THE 'TRANSPARENT' LABELS - WHICH WAS FAR TOO LIGHT, AND STILL HID SOME OF THE TEXT!!!! THIS WAS CORRECTED ALMOST IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE CHANGE - AND IF YOU COMPARE THIS 'EARLIEST' TRANSPARENT PRESSING - WITH ANY LATER PRESSING, YOU CAN CLEARLY SEE THAT IT IS A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT & WRONG COLOUR (LATER ONES ARE TURQUOISE - ON THIS LABEL THE TRIANGLE IS SIMPLY VERY LIGHT BLUE!) AND ALSO MUCH THICKER AND FAR MORE SOLID LOOKING!!!! AND AS YOU WOULD EXPECT FROM THE 'EARLIEST POSSIBLE' TRANSPARENT PRESSING - THE MATRIXES END WITH A-3/B-2, WHICH IS EXACTLY THE SAME MATRIXES AS THE VERY LAST 'SOILD BLUE' TRIANGLE PRESSINGS WERE MADE ON!!!! ONLY A TINY HANDFUL OF THE 'EARLIEST' TRANSPARENT LABELS (WITH 'GRAMOPHONE' TEXT!) WERE EVER MADE LIKE THIS - AND MAKES THIS THE ALL TIME RAREST VERSION OF THIS LP EVER MADE!!!!
THIS LP IS MADE EVEN RARER STILL - AS IT STILL HAS THE 'EARLIEST' 1ST PRESS 'DARK BLUE' COVER (LATER ONES DONT!), THE 'DARK BLUE' COVER IS 'FACTORY FOLDED' AND SEALED AT ONE END, IT HAS 1ST PRESS A-2 B-2 MATRIX ENDINGS, AND IT HAS THE 'EARLIEST' 1ST PRESS 'SILVER TEXT' BLACK DIE-CUT INNER SLEEVE (LATER ONES DONT!)!!!! NOT ONLY THAT BUT THIS LP IS IN ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT CONDITION (WITH AN AWESOME RECORD!) - AND CLEARLY HASNT BEEN PLAYED MUCH AT ALL!!!! AND THE POSTERS & STICKERS DONT EVER LOOK TO HAVE LEFT THE COVER - AND ARE IN FANTASTIC CONDITION!!!! JUST TAKE A LOOK AT THE PICTURES!!!! THIS IS THE ORIGINAL 1973 UK 'EARLIEST' STANDARD 'LIGHT BLUE' TRANSPARENT PRESSING ON THE 'EARLIEST' POSSIBLE 'LIGHTER BLUE' 'TRANSPARENT TRIANGLE' HARVEST LABEL WITH 'GRAMOPHONE COMPANY' EDGE TEXT, 1ST PRESS 'SILVER TEXT' BLACK INNER SLEEVE (LATER ONES DONT!), 1ST PRESS POSTERS & 2 'FASPRINT' CRACK-BACK STICKERS, 1ST PRESS A-2 B-2 MATRIX ENDINGS, AND EARLIEST' 1ST PRESS 'GARROD & LOFTHOUSE' GATEFOLD COVER - WHICH IS 'DARK BLUE' IN COLOUR AND NOT BLACK (AND 'FACTORY FOLDED' & SEALED AT ONE END!)!!!! THIS IS EASILY THE RAREST POSSIBLE VARIATION OF THIS LP EVER PRESSED AND VIRTUALLY IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND LIKE THIS - SO DONT MISS OUT ON THIS AMAZING OPPORTUNITY!!!! This is the ORIGINAL Harvest UK EARLIEST POSSIBLE 'Transparent' Pressing from 1973 and is in absolutely BRILLIANT condition!!!! The record is pressed on THICK quality vinyl. The Cat. No is SHVL 804 on the ORIGINAL Harvest label (see picture) and is a UK Stereo Pressing (there were NO Monos)!!!!
The record labels are in SUPERB condition (see pictures) with NO writing, NO wear, and only a VERY few light spindle marks!!!! IT IS VERY CLEAR THAT THIS RECORD HASNT BEEN PLAYED MUCH AT ALL!!!! 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 absolutely 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 LOOK AMAZING!!!! It is also great to find that the playing of the record is almost as STUNNING as the visual!!!! It plays with NO pops, NO jumps, NO sticks, barely ANY crackle AT ALL, and only some VERY low level background sound in places (though mostly NONE!) as is normal for this LP!!!! The sound quality is simply SUPERB with NO groovewear and NO distortion either!!!! The record must grade 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 'Silver Text' Black Inner sleeve which is in BRILLIANT condition!!!! THE ULTRA RARE 2 POSTERS (& 2 STICKERS!) ARE ALL IN AWESOME CONDITION - AND CLEARLY HAVENT EVER LEFT THE COVER!!!! The ORIGINAL 1st Press Garrod & Lofthouse Gatefold 'Blue Coloured' Cover is in absolutely BRILLIANT condition!!!! The cover has NO edge wear, NO spinal wear, only VERY slight corner wear (NOT through the colour!), NO sticker marks, NO rips, NO tears, barely ANY rubbing AT ALL (apart from a VERY slight touch to the top / bottom, and absolutely MILES better than most!), NO sticker tears, only a few VERY light creases (cover is VERY flat looking indeed!), NO splits, only some VERY minor evidence of 'tipping in' to the corners, NO annotations, and NO writing!!!! The opening edge is beautifully straight with barely ANY feathering AT ALL!!!! Even the inside of the cover is in BRILLIANT condition with NO yellowing, barely ANY rubbing AT ALL, NO ringwear, NO grubbyness, and NO writing!!!! The cover MUST grade Very Good++ if not better!!!! BRILLIANT COVER!!!! THIS LP IS SERIOUSLY RARE AND VIRTUALLY IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND LIKE THIS - 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 POSSIBLE' STANDARD 'TRANSPARENT' PRESSING OF "DARK SIDE OF THE MOON" BY PINK FLOYD, IN 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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