Pink Floyd DARK SIDE OF THER MOON UK LP 1st Blue Triangle A2/B2 SUPERB - LISTEN

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Auction Details:
Code ID
#365838
Ebay Item #
354294884228
Sold Price
$1550.00
Bids
26
Auction End date
12 Oct 2022
Seller Location
Bognor Regis

Item Description

CUSTOMER UPDATE SEPTEMBER 2022

For the past 2 years GG_Supersounds has been listing records that in the main are in Mint or very close to it condition. We continue to track down and list the very best records that we are able to for our ever growing customer base
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PINK FLOYD - DARK SIDE OF THE MOON

1ST PRESS SOLID BLUE TRIANGLE

WITH A NICE SLEEVE AND THE ORIGINAL HYPE STICKER STILL ATTACHED

FULLY COMPLETE WITH ORIGINAL STICKERS AND POSTER AND BLACK INNER SLEEVE







MATRIX: SHVL804 A-2U / B-2 
MOTHERS/STAMPERS:7 GRA/ 3 GRR
VERY EARLY FIRST PRESS ONLY A2/B2 INDICATES THIS AS THERE WERE NO RELEASED -1 COPIES






FULLY TEST PLAYED AND RECORDED SO YOU CAN HEAR IT PRIOR TO BIDDING

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AS I AM SURE YOU ARE AWARE THE VERY FIRST PRESS OF THIS ALBUM HAD THE SOLID BLUE TRIANGLE IN THE CENTRE OF THE LABEL, WHICH WAS VERY QUICKLY WITHDRAWN DUE TO THE FACT THAT THE SILVER TYPEFACE COULD NOT BE READ.

IT WAS REPLACED WITH THE OUTLINE LABEL, BUT OF COURSE THIS WAS ONE ONE THE BEST SELLING ALBUMS OF ALL TIME AND WAS MASS PRODUCED. MATRIX NUMBERS RUN UP TO -15 FOR REALLY LATE REISUUES

WHAT YOU DO HAVE HERE IS A STUNNING  COPY OF A VARY RARE ALBUM INDEED. PLAYED NO MORE THAN A HANDFUL OF TIMES SINCE 1973

SO THE FACT THAT THIS IS A FIRST ISSUE VINYL IS WITHOUT QUESTION. WHAT BIDDERS NEED TO BE SLIGHTLY MORE CAREFUL ABOUT IS THE SLEEVE THAT GOES WITH IT. IT IS WELL DOCUMENTED THAT THE FIRST ISSUE SLEEVES WERE A SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT COLOUR TO THE MORE COMMON REISSUES. 
THE SURFACE WAS A DELICATE POWDERY MATT BLUE BLACK FINISH AS OPPOSED TO THE SHINY JET BLACK FINISH OF THE REISSUES. AS A RESULT THE FIRST ISSUE SLEEVES WERE VERY EASY TO DAMAGE AND MANY COPIES WILL BE FOUND VERY SHELF WORN. 
ALSO THE FRONT EDGE ON THE ORIGINALS WERE SEALED, EITHER BY GLUE OR A TABBED FLIPBACK. BOTH ARE ORIGINALS. THE MAIN THING IS THE COLOUR HOWEVER
IN PARTICLULAR WHERE THE USUAL LINES APPEAR NEAR THE SPINE, THESE WILL HAVE MOSTLY BE SEEN AS WHITE LINES ON THE SURFACE WHERE THE COLOUR HAS COME OFF. ALSO RING WEAR BLIGHTS THIS SLEEVE USUALLY. SO IT HAS BEEN KNOWN THAT SOME HAVE SWAPPED POOR 1ST ISSUE SLEEVES FOR BETTER REISSUES. THIS ONE HOWEVER IS A GENUINE FIRST ISSUE 
FINALLY THE POSTERS AND STICKERS. THE POSTERS MUST HAVE A MATT SURFACE TO THE PAPER. LATER ISSUES WERE GLOSSY AND AGAIN ONLY A TRUE FIRST ISSUE WILL HAVE THE MATT ONES. THE STICKERS MUST BE STAMPED ON THE BACK WITH THE WORDS 'CRACK BACK' AND THE BROWN LINES MUST RUN DIAGONALLY ACROSS THE PAPER. AGAIN HERE YOU HAVE TWO GENUINE ORIGINALS

 

THE RECORDS

 

THE LABELS

BOTH LABELS ARE IN PRISTINE CONDITION. THE BLUE BASE COLOUR IS RICH AND VIBRANT AND IS UNMARKED AND FULLY STRETCHES INTO THE UNWORN SPINDLE HOLE. THE SILVER TYPEFACE IS AS PERFECTLY LEGIBLE AS IT SHOULD BE ALLOWING FOR THE FACT THAT THIS IS WHY THE FIRST PRESS WAS REPLACED, AND A CLOSE EXAMINATION OF THE SPINDLE HOLE REVEALS JUST 6-7 OR SO REALLY SMALL SPIDER LINES, SHOWING THAT THIS LP HAS HAD LIMITED PLAY IN THE 47 YEARS IT HAS BEEN AROUND
SIDE ONE ALSO DISPLAYS A FACTORY SAMPLE LABEL

THE VINYL

THIS VINYL GLEAMS LIKE NEW, AND HAS LOST NONE OF ITS ORIGINAL LUSTRE. IN DAYLIGHT IT LOOKS TOTALLY FLAWLESS AND EVEN UNDER INTENSE ILLUMINATION ONLY HAS A FEW WISPY HAIRLINES VISIBLE  IT'S A VERY IMPRESSIVE AND BEAUTIFULLY CLEAN ALBUM/ NO SCUFFS OR HANDLING MARKS. NO SKATE LINES AND NO DULLING ANYHWRE

PLAYING THE RECORD
THE LP PLAYS THROUGH BRILLIANTLY ON BOTH SIDES, AND I WOULD ENCOURAGE YOU TO TAKE A GOOD LISTEN TO THE SOUNDBITES WHICH DEMONSTRATE JUST HOW FANTASTIC THIS LP SOUNDS.THE CLARITY OF THE STEREO REPRODUCTION IS PURE FIRST PRESS, AND EVERY NOTE CAN BE HEARD CRISPLY AND CLEANLY. THERE IS NO DISTORTION ANYWHERE AND NO BACKGROUND CRACKLE.

THERE IS THE ODD LITTLE BIT OF VINYL NOISE, RIGHT AT THE START OF SIDE ONE, WHICH IS VERY USUAL ON THIS PRESSING . A FEW MORE TINY SPECKS OF VERY LOW LEVEL STATIC LIKE BACKGROUND, PLUS A COUPLE OF TINY LITTLE TICS
SIDE TWO PLAYS TO NEAR PERFECTION
WE WOULD ENCOURAGE YOU TO TAKE A GOOD LISTEN TO THIS INCREDIBLE ALBUM BEFORE YOU BID, AND THEN YOU CAN JUDGE IT FOR YOURSELF

WE ARE PLEASED TO GRADE THE AUDIO EX+ / NEAR MINT
 

THE SLEEVE

 

NON LAMINTED GARROD AND LOFTHOUSE GATEFOLD SLEEVE

THIS IS AN ABSOLUTE NIGHTMARE TO FIND IN ANYTHING LIKE A COLLECTIBLE CONDITION. USUALLY THE COLOURS ARE BADLY RUBBED AND THE CREASE LINES AROUND THE SPINE AND PERIMETER EDGES MAKE THE WHOLE THING LOOK SHABBY

STARTING WITH THE FRONT SURFACE , THE FIRST THING TO SAY IS THAT THE COLOURS HAVE ALL BEEN VERY WELL RETAINED. 
THERE IS NO RUBBING OR LOSS OF COLOUR ANYWHERE. THERE ARE NO HEAVY CREASES OR CREASE LINES, AND NOR ARE THERE ANY BENDS OR FOLDS. 
JUST A LIGHT DUSTING OF GREYING WHEN ANGLED INTO THE LIGHT, BUT THIS IS VERY MINOR
NO RING WEAR OR RECORD SHAPE AND THE FOUR CORNERS  ARE STILL VERY SQUARE WITH JUST A TINY SPECK OF RUB TO THE TIP ENDS
 THERE ARE JUST TWO TINY PRESSURE LINES BY THE SPINE.
NONE ON THE TOP EDGE, NONE ON THE BOTTOM AND NO THUMB LINES NEAR THE OPENING EDGE.
THE SLEEVE IS THE CORRECT BLUE/BLACK ORIGINAL 1ST ISSUE WITH THE SEALED FRONT EDGE. 
THE TOP EDGES ARE STILL DEEPLY COLOURED WITH A SPECK OF RUB TO THE TIP ENDS AND A COUPLE OF WHITE FLECKS ELSEWHERE
THE BOTTOM EDGES ARE IDENTICAL WITH JUST A SMALL BIT MORE RUB TO THE RIGHT CORNER TIPS
THE SPINE IS REALLY CLEAN. AGAIN THIS WOULD USUALLY BE FOUND IN AN AWFUL WORN STATE BUT HERE ON THIS COPY IT IS NEAR MINT. COLOURS UNRUBBED AND A TOTALLY FLAT SURFACE WITH ALL OF THE DELICATE COLOUR PRESERVED WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE VERY TOP AND BOTTOM TIPS WHICH HAS A TINY BIT OF RUBBING, PLUS TWO WHITE LINES OVER THE SURFACE

THE OPENING EDGE IS VERY SHARP AND IT IS OBVIOUS BY LOOKING AT THIS THAT THE LP HAS BARELY BEEN OUT OF THE COVER. JUST A TINY BIT OF FEATHERING

THE REAR SURFACE OF THIS GARROD AND LOFTHOUSE SLEEVE IS ALMOST IN THE SAME SUPERB CONDITION AS THE FRONT, NO PRESSURE LINES ON ANY OF THE EDGES. JUST A LIGHT SHADOW OF RECORD SHAPE

OPENING THE GATEFOLD REVEALS A PAIR OF NEAR PRISTINE BLACK EDGED PANELS.

THE ORIGINAL INNER SLEEVE IS INCLUDED AND IS IN SUPERB CONDITION THE INNER HAS A HISTORY OF SEVERE SEAM SPLITTING. THERE ARE NO SEAM SPLITS AND AMAZINGLY NO CREASES OR RIPS TO THE DIE CUT HOLE . IT IS THE CORRECT INNER FOR THIS SET WITH THE PATENT NUMBERS IN THE BOTTOM LEFT CORENR, AND 'MADE IN GREAT BRITAIN' ON THE BOTTOM RIGHT SIDE

THE POSTERS ARE IN SUPERB CONDITION AND ARE THE ORIGINAL MATT SURFACE ORIGINALS NOT LIKE THE LATER SHINY ONES. THE PINK POSTER HAS SOME FOXING TO THE REAR

THE STICKERS ARE THE CORRECT CRACK BACK ISSUE WITH THE DIAGONAL LINES RUNNING AROSS THE BACK

A SIMPLY SUPERB ORIGINAL SET


HAPPY TO GRADE IT EX+
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