Details about PINK FLOYD~DARK SIDE MOON~RARE AUSTRALIAN QUAD AUDIOPHILE LP~PINK WAX w/EXTRASSee original listing
03 Sep, 2012 20:44:02 BST
Approximately £76.86(including postage)
[ 5 bids ]
Rego Park, New York, United States
|Record Size:||12"||Sub-Genre:||Progressive & Art Rock|
|Duration:||LP||Special Attributes:||First Pressing, With nice "hype" sticker on shrink wrap or cover, With two original posters & two stickers included, Audiophile Pressing|
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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 PRESSING
· CLEAN, WEAR-FREE LABELS
· MACHINE-STAMPED MATRIX NUMBER IN TRAIL-OFF VINYL (DEAD WAX) OF THE RECORD
(►PLEASE SEE THE IMAGE OF THE COVER, LABEL OR BOTH, SHOWN BELOW)
(Note: this is a REAL image of the ACTUAL item you are bidding on. This is NOT a "recycled" image from our previous auction. What you see is what you’ll get. GUARANTEED!)
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 experience.
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 see.
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 listing)
For additional historical or discography information on this album, including track listing ►click here
(IMPORTANT NOTE: unless otherwise noted, ALL records are graded visually, and NOT play-graded!; we grade records under the strong, diffuse room light or discrete sunlight)
(a) WE GRADE THE VINYL AS STRONG NEAR MINT. The original luster is very much intact, and the vinyl shines and sparkles almost like new.
(b) The album comes with the original extras (BOTH posters and BOTH decals/stickers) included.
(c) 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!
(d) 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.
(e) 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!
(f) Of course, this is a full-bodied ANALOG recording, and not an inferior, digital recording!!!
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 other covers)
- No wrinkles or creases
- No yellowing from aging
- No writing
- No stamps
- No tearing: no chips, dents or nicks on the seams
- No peel-off marks
- No stains
- No mold or mildew spots
- No stickers or labels
- No water damage
- No razor marks, scratches, pressure marks, lines, streaks, or cuts.
- No warping
- No wax, glue, paint or liquid drops on the cover
- No glue traces or wax residue.
- No bar codes
- No RIAA stamps or stickers.
POSTAGE & SHIPPING:
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