Pink Floyd ‎– Obscured By Clouds

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Harvest ‎– SHSP 4020, Harvest ‎– 1E 062 ○ 05054
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A1 Obscured By Clouds
Written-By – Gilmour*, Waters*
A2 When You're In
Written-By – Gilmour*, Mason*, Wright*, Waters*
A3 Burning Bridges
Written-By – Wright*, Waters*
A4 The Gold It's In The ...
Written-By – Gilmour*, Waters*
A5 Wot's ... Uh The Deal
Written-By – Gilmour*, Waters*
A6 Mudmen
Written-By – Gilmour*, Wright*
B1 Childhood's End
Written-By – Gilmour*
B2 Free Four
Written-By – Waters*
B3 Stay
Written-By – Wright*, Waters*
B4 Absolutely Curtains
Written-By – Gilmour*, Mason*, Wright*, Waters*

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Notes

1st UK issue.
Harvest labels.
Textured sleeve with rounded corners.

Labels:
Text around top edge :
The Gramophone Co.Ltd. All rights of the manufacturer and of the owner of the recorded work reserved.

Boxed "EMI" logo
℗ 1972 The Gramophone Company Limited
World Copyrights Ltd.

Text around bottom edge :
Made in GT Britain.
Unauthorised public performance, broadcasting, and copying of this record prohibited.

Backcover:
E.M.I Records (The Gramophone Company Ltd)
Hayes • Middlesex • England
Made and printed in Great Britain

Harvest - Regd. Trade Mark of The Gramophone Company Ltd - A Company of The EMI Group

7206 TPS Printed and made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd

Subtitle (backcover):
Music from La Vallée

Note:
First cut (end of runouts A-1 B-1) was quickly rejected because of too much high-end eq (see "Pink Floyd in Pompeii" film).

Some early copies and later re-releases had a pink/flesh colored sticker normally in top right hand corner. "Obscured by Clouds, Music from La Valee - Pink Floyd". Sticker clearly designed by Hipgnosis.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Label side A): (SHSP.4020A)
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side B): (SHSP.4020B)
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1 - Runout side A, stamped): SHSP 4020 A-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1 - Runout side B, stamped): SHSP 4020 B-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2 - Runout side A, stamped): SHSP 4020 A-1 2 AT
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2 - Runout side B, stamped): SHSP 4020 B-1 PM
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3 - Runout side A, stamped): SHSP 4020 A-2 A M 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3 - Runout side B, stamped): SHSP 4020 B-2 M L 3
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 4 - Runout side A, stamped): SHSP 4020 A-2 GR 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 4 - Runout side B, stamped): SHSP 4020 B-2 GR 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 5 - Runout side A, stamped): SHSP 4020 A-2 CT 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 5 - Runout side B, stamped): SHSP 4020 B-2 AH C
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 6 - Runout side A, stamped): SHSP 4020 A-2 PD 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 6 - Runout side B, stamped): SHSP 4020 B-2 TR 3
  • Other (Printing date, back cover): 7206

Other Versions (5 of 248) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
7243 8 35609 2 9 Pink Floyd Obscured By Clouds(CD, Album, RE, RM) EMI United Kingdom 7243 8 35609 2 9 Canada 1995 Sell This Version
PF 111007 Pink Floyd Obscured By Clouds(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Unofficial, Gol) Golden Anniversary Records PF 111007 UK Unknown Sell This Version
5C 062-05 054 Pink Floyd Obscured By Clouds(LP, Album) Harvest 5C 062-05 054 Netherlands 1972 Sell This Version
SHSP 4020 Pink Floyd Obscured By Clouds(LP, Album) Harvest SHSP 4020 India 1972 Sell This Version
ST-11078, SW-11078 Pink Floyd Obscured By Clouds(LP, Album) Harvest, Harvest ST-11078, SW-11078 Canada 1972 Sell This Version

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aj2014

aj2014

May 31, 2017
I just obtained this variation side 1 SHSP 4020 RL...
Side 2 SHSP 4020 UC. Any help what pressing this is appreciated.
totallyvinyl

totallyvinyl

February 11, 2017
Oddball issue was also issued using a USA pressing { see also Meddle UK mad} presumably some supply problem in the UK probably with the vinyl as there was an oil shortage in 73. It is pressed in a similar way to the 'Meddle' USA/UK pressing with the slightly blurred UK style rim printing and the curious 'in the USA' added. Similarly the UK matrix #s are hand-etched.
terrysuki

terrysuki

October 18, 2016
"Obscured By Clouds" is Floyd's best non-Syd album, in my opinion. That and "More". I think it's the fact they were both knocked up really quickly as soundtrack albums so they both have a more spontaneous feel.
Dr_Layne

Dr_Layne

March 12, 2016
I consider this the most underrated Pink Floyd album. Seems to rarely get any recognition by the band along with More. It was recorded as a soundtrack album for the film "La Vallee" but it's got some great songs.
kebomusic

kebomusic

February 17, 2016
My copy has:
Matrix / Runout (Side A, label): SHSP 4020 A - 4 GMR
Matrix / Runout (Side B, label): SHSP.4020 B - 4 CLD
Sleeve with rounded corners and SHSP 4020 (IE 062 - 05054) STEREO
Any help?
Jef.Records

Jef.Records

August 13, 2015
Found this in Love Vinyl, London for £25. Record is in superb condition and playback is almost flawless with the faintest of surface noise during the quieter moments. Really dig this album it is up there with WYWH and Meddle.
honestabe316

honestabe316

July 22, 2014
When I first got into Pink Floyd at the end of the seventies, I was listening to DSOTM, Animals, & WYWH. Eventually i started working my way backwards through thier catalog. Meddle has become my most beloved Floyd album with obscured by clouds and dark side filling the other two top spots. Obscured by clouds is the "newborn" child of the entity that would become known as the "Pink Floyd sound". In my opinion, atom heart mother and back were the experimental stage where the band was still inside of their "creative womb" and that music did nothing for me. It was however, important, as much was learned in these formative years....