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PINK FLOYD - DARK SIDE OF THE MOON – ULTRA-RARE
ORIGINAL 1987 AUSTRALIAN QUADRAPHONIC PRESSING ON
PINK VINYL, RELEASED ONLY IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE GROUP'S 1987 TOUR OF
AUSTRALIA - ORIGINAL AUSTRALIAN PRESSING (AMERICAN QUAD PRESSINGS DO NOT EXIST) - ORIGINAL 1987 HARVEST RECORDS (AU) QUADRAPHONIC LP Q4SHVLA-804
ORIGINAL AUSTRALIAN QUAD PRESSING
ORIGINAL YELLOW HARVEST LABEL
WITH GREEN ROGER DEAN-DESIGNED “AMOEBA” LOGO
THIS IS THE ORIGINAL, AUTHENTIC, FIRST (AND ONLY)
AUSTRALIAN QUAD PRESSING; THIS IS NOT
A REISSUE, AN IMPORT, OR A COUNTERFEIT PRESSING.
INCLUDES BOTH ORIGINAL POSTERS (TWO POSTERS) AND BOTH POSTCARD-SIZED STICKERS (TWO STICKERS)
ORIGINAL GATEFOLD COVER
COVER HAS A NIFTY
'HYPE' (ADVERTISEMENT) STICKER
THICK, HEAVY VINYL
CLEAN, WEAR-FREE LABELS
MACHINE-STAMPED MATRIX NUMBER IN TRAIL-OFF VINYL (DEAD WAX)
OF THE RECORD
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By condensing the sonic
explorations of Meddle to actual songs and adding a lush, immaculate production
to their trippiest instrumental sections, Pink Floyd inadvertently designed
their commercial breakthrough with Dark Side of the Moon. The primary
revelation of Dark Side of the Moon is what a little focus does for the band.
Roger Waters wrote a series of songs about mundane, everyday details which
aren't that impressive by themselves, but when given the sonic backdrop of
Floyd's slow, atmospheric soundscapes and carefully placed sound effects, they
achieve an emotional resonance. But what gives the album true power is the
subtly textured music, which evolves from ponderous, neo-psychedelic art rock
to jazz fusion and blues-rock before turning back to psychedelia. It's dense
with detail, but leisurely paced, creating its own dark, haunting world. Pink
Floyd may have better albums than Dark Side of the Moon, but no other record
defines them quite as well as this one.
(EXCERPT FROM AN ONLINE REVIEW BY STEPHEN THOMAS ERLEWINE, ALL
MUSIC GUIDE /ALLMUSIC.COM/)
Quadraphonic recordings of
the early 70's died a slow and agonizing death because of their hopeless
incompatibility with the existing stereo and mono equipment (they can be played
on stereo equipment, but not to the full effect), but they live on in the
hearts of the collectors, and for good reason: some of the finest audiophile
recordings ever made - whether rock, soul or classical, were released on some
of these, little known and poorly advertised, albums. And, what a gorgeous
presentation these recordings are: with rich audio-textures and stunning
multi-channel separation which is truly a jaw-dropping, head-spinning
This is a rare opportunity
to acquire this great album in its FINEST audio format, no longer in print, and
no longer easily available. Finding the original
AUSTRALIAN QUADRAPHONIC COPY ON PINK VINYL?!?
Forget it – not even a HOPE!!! This may be the last one you will ever
For its extraordinary
contribution to the modern music, superb production, craftsmanship, fine
musicianship, revolutionary significance and influence it exerted on numerous
generations of musicians, writers and general public, or for some other innate
quality, this album was voted one of top-200 albums of all time in one of the
largest poll of critics, music reviewers, professionals and producers ever
organized: the poll, which was conducted by Paul Gambaccini, legendary BBC
Radio A&R man, surveyed more than 50 top music professionals (including Roy
Carr, Jonathan Cott, Robert Christgau, Cameron Crowe, Chet Flippo, Ben
Fong-Torres, Charlie Gillett, Greil Marcus, Murray the K., Lenny Kaye , Bruce
Morrow (a/k/a "Cousin Brucie"), Tim Rice (of "Jesus Christ
Superstar" and "Evita" fame), Lisa Robinson, Robert Shelton (who
wrote liner notes for Bob Dylan's first album), Ed Ward, Joel Whitburn, Pete
Wingfield, etc.). For more details, see: "Critics Choice: Top-200
albums" compiled by Paul Gambaccini, Omnibus Press, Library of Congress
Catalog No.7855565 (or ►click
here for the complete album
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unless otherwise noted, ALL records are graded visually, and NOT play-graded!;
we grade records under the strong,
diffuse room light or discrete sunlight)
WE GRADE THE VINYL AS STRONG NEAR MINT.
The original luster is very much intact, and the vinyl shines and sparkles
almost like new.
The album comes with the original extras (BOTH
posters and BOTH decals/stickers) included.
The record is pressed on a beautiful, thick, inflexible vinyl, which
was usually used for the first or very early pressings. Usually, the sound on
such thick vinyl pressings is full-bodied, vivid, and even dramatic. Do not
expect to obtain such a majestic analog sound from a digital recording!
Quad pressing of this title is much rarer, and by far more preferable to its stereo counterpart. The
mix is more natural, humane, "organic" and in some instances (we
cannot guarantee) the mixes may be somewhat different than on the stereo
version. We estimate that stereo copies of this album outnumber quad by a ratio
of at least 50:1.
The record is STILL in its original inner plastic baggy, which has -
apparently with success - shielded the record from the harmful impact of
elements over many years!
Of course, this is a full-bodied ANALOG recording, and not an inferior,
THE COVER IS NEAR MINT !
The following flaws or
imperfections are noted on the cover:
Cover has JUST A HINT of ring wear (nothing significant); On
the scale from 1 to 10 (1 being the least, and
10 being the most severe), we assess the severity of ring wear as 2.
Minor shelf wear noted on the seams (nothing significant)
NO OTHER IMPERFECTIONS
ON THE COVER:
No split seams
No cut-out (drill) holes.
No cut-out corners
No saw-marks or indents
No dirt/dust rubbing stains (friction marks caused by rubbing against
No wrinkles or creases
No yellowing from aging
No tearing: no chips, dents or nicks on the seams
No peel-off marks
No mold or mildew spots
No stickers or labels
No water damage
No razor marks, scratches, pressure marks, lines, streaks, or cuts.
No wax, glue, paint or liquid drops on the cover
No glue traces or wax residue.
No bar codes
No RIAA stamps or stickers.
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