Pink Floyd Dark Side Of The moon UK Press N.Mint Audio
Pink Floyd (“Dark Side Of The Moon”) Original UK Pressing 1973
Cat No: SHVL 804 (UK Harvest Labels Pressing)
Top Sounding Copy!
-A9 -B8 Matrix Endings Look “1” to “1” Mother Stampers Side 2!
Near Mint Audio Archive (Light Isolated Static Only, No Loud Constant Clicks Or Pops)
Stunning Original UK Issue Garrod & Lofthouse Printed Gatefold Cover!
( Looks and Sounds Barely Played!)
Complete With Original Posters and Stickers!
45 Years Old Like This! Absolutely Astounding Vinyl & Audio Archive Copy!
Very Hard To Find Clean Original UK Pressings Like This!
side 1. “SHVL 804 A-9″ Machine Stamped” (“HTM” Hand Etched)
side 2. “SHVL 804 B-8″ Machine Stamped” (“HTM” Hand Etched)
The Mother Stampers
Side 1 “5” “RLL”
Side 2 “1” “ROR” (LOOK “1”TO “1” Mother Stampers)
The original UK issue Harvest labels variation for this album (These look superb in my opinion)! Amaizingly I can’t see any spider marks/trails around the spindle hole, even when angled to the light and of coarse little if (no) spindle ware the hole is perfectly round. This has only ever been played barely a handful of times only from new when I initially purchased it and one time to play grade for this listing. So rare for an album that is over 45 years old! Impossible to find like this! very very collectable! Early UK pressings very rare in this condition!
The vinyl is absolutely superb! On initial visual inspection this looks like new and still retains its sheen from new! (please note this vinyl has only ever been played a few times by me personally and I originally played this to record to tape! In the last 45 years this has been stored in a case with the vinyl separated from the sleeve and cover to prevent ring ware and damage.
This is how I have always stored my records, and of course I played this again to play grade at very loud volume on a top system! In fact even when I look at the playing surface angled to a strong light I find it hard notice any real surface marks or scratches. Any marks that could possible be seen when angled in strong light would be light whyspy surface sleeve removal type only.
The Audio Quality
I have played this through track for track prior to listing at very very loud volume on a top system! WOW!, the moment the needle hits the playing surface it is obvious this vinyl has barely ever been played at all! The audio quality is as you would expect when purchased new, superbe, TOP, TOP, TOP! cristal clear and extremely vibrant through out in fact this plays truly superb.
Please note: Please allow for isolated static/crackle that may be heard in isolated very quiet places such as intros and outros. (common on this album even when new) Just listen to the bass lines very vibrant and real clarity very nice to hear like this! This played through superb unbelievable audio seperation, Even in between tracks this was generally lovely and quiet with just a hint of background static.
This vinyl has been stored separately from the cover in a poly sleeve for over 40 years! This is the way I always have stores my records! The vibrancy of the audio on this pressing in my opinion is almost as good as it gets for this variation! I would class myself as highly critical and this is a truly exceptional sounding vinyl and so hard to find like this after 45 years! Please check my completed listings of records that I have sold of this quality and you will see that i normally get it right!
I would grade the audio at least excellent plus to near mint for the most part!
It is noted that debrit was seen on the playing surface after play indicating that this need constsant cleaning before each play to reduce any static/ticks that may be heard in isolated places only.
Please note! That I always make this disclaimer! Allowances must be made for these early to mid seventies pressings. Please allow for the odd isolated static/ /tick/pop that may be heard in quiet places or in between tracks, certainly not consistent throughout the audio. This is a genuine, over 40 years old vinyl that would have originally been played on a 40 year old system! Genuinly only ever played a handful of times ever!
Points to note! This has been stored in a case laying dormant for at least 40 years! A build up of dirt and dust in the grooves from laying dormant causes static crackle\ticks! A constant clean before each play is recommended ! This would reduce any static and enhance the audio quality!
The Record Sleeve
This is the original plain white paper record sleeve, No splits or tears, light creasing fading yellowing with age, this is the original.
The original 1st issue un-laminated Garrod & Lofthouse cover. Note These covers very, very difficult to keep in good condition and being primarily black in color, these very prone to creasing and rubbing wear. There are no splits or tears and no nasty handwriting. Note: There are (no) real nasty creases. The spine is generally lovely and square with very slight creasing only. A truly superbe example rarely seen like this.! No nasty rubbing or ring wear, any rubbing is light only in my opinion. The rear is exceptionally clean Any imperfections/fading with age, are not really noticed unless really looked for in my opinion. Light indents noted on the front of the cover but only noticed if looked for in my opinion. Just light wear on the inside but generall very clean. I would grade the cover at excellent in my opinion.
The Posters and stickers
This is complete with the original posters and two original stickers! The posters have never been opened before I took photos and have never been put on a wall. There is some creasing at one edge of one of the stickers (See photos)
In conclusion this vinyl has barely ever been played at all and to find a copy that plays through clear and vibrant is becomimg very hard. This album is complete with the original posters and stickers very collectable and sought after.
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