Pink Floyd ‎– The Dark Side Of The Moon

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Harvest ‎– SHVL 804, Harvest ‎– 1E 064 o 05249
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Vinyl, LP, Album, Gatefold Sleeve
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A1 Speak To Me
A2 Breathe
A3 On The Run
A4 Time
Backing Vocals – Barry St. John, Doris Troy, Lesley Duncan, Liza Strike
A5 The Great Gig In The Sky
Vocals – Clare Torry
B1 Money
Saxophone – Dick Parry
B2 Us And Them
Backing Vocals – Barry St. John, Doris Troy, Lesley Duncan, Liza StrikeSaxophone – Dick Parry
B3 Any Colour You Like
B4 Brain Damage
Backing Vocals – Barry St. John, Doris Troy, Lesley Duncan, Liza Strike
B5 Eclipse
Backing Vocals – Barry St. John, Doris Troy, Lesley Duncan, Liza Strike

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Recorded at Abbey Road Studios, London between June 1972 and January 1973.

℗ 1973 The Gramophone Co. Ltd.
Made in Gt. Britain

E.M.I Records (The Gramophone Co. Ltd.) Hayes · Middlesex · England
File under POPULAR : Pop Groups
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This is the original form of the release, it has solid light blue prism LP picture labels with silver lettering, later forms have an empty prism. It has a gatefold sleeve, and there are three known variations of the original blue-tinged sleeve - see below. Originally delivered with 2 posters and 2 stickers.

There are 2 systems for track numbering on the release. The cover lists the titles A1 to B5 (used in this submission). The labels however number the tracks from (a) to (i) so, for example, "Breathe" is listed as "(a)(II)" on the label but "2" on the cover (see images).

The following is a guide to identifying all of the elements that make up the first pressing:

1. The label has a solid light blue prism. Subsequent pressings have a blue glowing inner edge prism with the centre black.
2. 'The Gramophone Co.' text starts at 10 o'clock on label.
3. A-2/B-2 matrix stamps appear in the runout area.
4. Thick heavyweight vinyl believed by some to be the 'finest' and most true encapsulation of this historical recording as the first pressing was pressed direct from the original masterplate.
5. There is a distinct bluish tint/tinge in the black ink of the cover.
6. There are three known original sleeve variations. 1. The right front opening of the gatefold cover is sealed with the two sides glued together. 2. The right front opening of the gatefold cover is sealed with a fold over flap that is glued inside the opening. 3. The right front opening of the gatefold cover is not sealed. A known 2/2 matrix, 1 mother, G stamper copy came with (3), an unglued and non-'folded in' sleeve at time of release, which hints at the possibility that very first pressings did not come with glued flaps, which is where the poster and stickers were located.
7. Inner sleeve is a distinctive polythene lined die cut black semi matt paper with white printed text stating 2 patent numbers bottom left [1125555/1072844] and 'MADE IN GREAT BRITAIN' bottom right.
8. Posters and stickers were printed on paper stock that has a rough texture (later pressings used paper that was gloss laminated).
9. Stickers have printed backs with diagonal lines across them, and the words 'Fasson' 'FasPrint' and 'Crack-Back'.
10. First copies came with a small round sticker white text on blueish black stating 'Pink Floyd The Dark Side of the Moon' (confirmed for stampers GL/MO).
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This first edition was initially pressed by The Gramophone Co. Ltd., from July 1st, 1973 by its legal successor, EMI Records Ltd. at the same plant.
International E.M.I. catalog number 1E 064 o 05249 appears in small fonts and parentheses on the cover rear.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Label A): SHVL 804A
  • Matrix / Runout (Label B): SHVL 804B
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A, stamped): SHVL 804 A-2
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B, stamped): SHVL 804 B-2
  • Matrix / Runout (Both Runouts: Mother number at 9 o'clock): 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Both Runouts: Stamper at 3 o'clock): G [or higher]
  • Other (Printer date/format code, gatefold inner): Ⓛ 7303 TPS
  • Other (Patent No.s on inner sleeve): 1125555 1072844

Other Versions (5 of 519) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
1C 064-05 249 Pink Floyd The Dark Side Of The Moon(LP, Album, RP, Gat) Harvest, EMI Electrola 1C 064-05 249 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
7243 582136 2 1 Pink Floyd The Dark Side Of The Moon(SACD, Hybrid, Multichannel, Album, RE, RM) Parlophone 7243 582136 2 1 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
3C 268-005.249 Pink Floyd The Dark Side Of The Moon(Cass, Album) Harvest 3C 268-005.249 Italy 1973 Sell This Version
UDCD 517 Pink Floyd Dark Side Of The Moon(CD, Album, RE, RM) Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab UDCD 517 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
5 0999 029431 2 1 Pink Floyd The Dark Side Of The Moon - Immersion Box Set(3xCD + 2xDVD, Quad, Multichannel, NTSC + Blu-ray, ) EMI 5 0999 029431 2 1 USA & Canada 2011 Sell This Version

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hobnob55

hobnob55

July 13, 2016
hey ppl can someone direct me to the 5th issue please as i have one struggling to source it to list ,, well i think this is the 5th i checked the archive and i managed this much thankyou x
A-9 / B-8:
20) SHVL 804 A-9 GLP 2 HTM / SHVL 804 B-8 GHL 1 (both stamped)
ehfmfo5

ehfmfo5

June 26, 2016
When I first heard this album, I was reminded of when I first watched 2001: A Space Odyssey
shieellaaa

shieellaaa

April 30, 2016
I bought this Pink Floyd album at a record market it says MADE IN GT.BRITAIN from 1973, SHVL 804 but it's a brown/purple coloured clear vinyl, it was 22 euros so I guess it's not a rare lp? :D but I can't find anything on the internet about this clear vinyl, only white coloured clear vinyl or bright coloured vinyl, can anyone help me please?
fiom

fiom

February 1, 2016

"The Dark Side of the Moon was
an expression of political,
philosophical and humanitarian who he was
It is communicated. »
(Roger Waters)
twosheds1

twosheds1

January 22, 2016
I have a picture disc LP that I can't find on here. There's no label info, just the prism on the front, with some sort of sparkles across the top, and a vertical black line in each of the colors. The back shows a close-up of the colors and the song titles. It came with a poster that folded out of the stylized pyramids. It's a poster version of the sticker that came with the album in the '70s. I bought it in 2015. Anyone know anything about it? I tried Googling it, and a British site had had one for sale, but no longer, and they had no info on it either. It looks like it might not be in the DB, but I wanted to check first. BTW, in the runout is written DS 001 A1 on side A and DS 001 B1 on side B.
stevefish

stevefish

January 18, 2016
471 different versions? Guess my vinyl copy from college will stay uncatalogued. :(
#aintnobodygottimeforthat
mrbluesurf

mrbluesurf

December 14, 2015
This is a useful site for Pink Floyd and record stamp info.
http://pinkfloydarchives.com/DUKLPPF.htm#Med1
gavin.c

gavin.c

December 13, 2015
The copy I listened to for years had an error in the the tape speed at the end of The Great Gig in the Sky on side one. I was pleased with the Harvest CD release, (I still have both and they are in excellent condition minus the stickers and posters). I don't see any mention of the tape speed error. Can anyone shed light on this and perhaps the value?
josephtdavies

josephtdavies

October 10, 2015
I have a first press solid blue triangle but in run off it says SHVL 804 A SHVL 804 B and there are no mothers or stampers. .everything else is the same

Is this a promo issue?
Wufflizer

Wufflizer

September 17, 2015
I got one from 1973 UK with glowing inner edge prism on the label. But the record has the same label on both sides. Both of them says "SIDE B" but the tracks aren't the same. Anyone who has any knowledge on this pressing?