Pink Floyd ‎– The Dark Side Of The Moon

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Harvest ‎– SHVL 804, Harvest ‎– IE 604 o 05249
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Vinyl, LP, Album, 2nd issue
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A1 Speak To Me
Written-By – Mason*
A2 Breathe
Written-By – Gilmour*, Wright*, Waters*
A3 On The Run
Written-By – Gilmour*, Waters*
A4 Time
Written-By – Gilmour*, Mason*, Wright*, Waters*
A5 The Great Gig In The Sky
Vocals – Clare TorryWritten-By – Wright*
B1 Money
Saxophone – Dick ParryWritten-By – Waters*
B2 Us And Them
Saxophone – Dick ParryWritten-By – Wright*, Waters*
B3 Any Colour You Like
Written-By – Gilmour*, Mason*, Wright*
B4 Brain Damage
Written-By – Waters*
B5 Eclipse
Written-By – Waters*

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Notes

Second Issue.

These copies were produced for a short time only, between first pressing and first repress, featuring earliest use of the new black Harvest "blue outline prism" label design.
These early transitional pressings, still have on labels the rim text starting as "The Gramophone Co. Ltd", and have been found with vinyl matrix A2/B2 or A3/B2 or A3/B3.

Gatefold cover of these copies come with two shade of color: very dark blue or black.
Many copies have been released with a sticker on front, although some do not have it.
The front cover has two different types of front openings:
- The right front opening of the gatefold cover is sealed with the two sides glued together.
- The right front opening of the gatefold cover is not sealed.
Rear top right corner has the text (IE 604 o 05249) between SHVL 804 and "stereo" centered (later copies have it left aligned).

Original set includes two A2-sized posters and 2 stickers.
Stickers have two different types of text on the back:
- "FasPrint Permanent" & "Crack Back Patented".
- "Permanent".

Some copies have a die-cut black polylined inner sleeve with patent number "1125555 1072844" and "Made in Great Britain" in silver at the bottom.

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

Note on Credits:
Though not detailed in the liner notes, Barry St. John, Doris Troy, Lesley Duncan, and Liza Strike perform backing vocals only on tracks A4, B2, B4, and B5.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A label): SHVL804A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B label): SHVL804B
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, Side A, stamped, variant 1): SHVL 804 A-3 1 GLL
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, Side B, stamped, variant 1): SHVL 804 B-2 4 GLH
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, Side A, stamped, variant 2): SHVL 804 A-3 Ƹ RTD
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, Side B, stamped, variant 2): SHVL 804 B-3 2 PH
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, Side A, stamped, variant 3): SHVL 804 A-3 GAM
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, Side B, stamped, variant 3): SHVL 804 B-3 MP
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, Side A, stamped, variant 4): SHVL 804 A-3 GLM 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, Side B, stamped, variant 4): SHVL 804 B-3 GR 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, Side A, stamped, variant 5): SHVL 804 A-3 GPD 3
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, Side B, stamped, variant 5): SHVL 804 B-3 OP 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, Side A, stamped, variant 6): SHVL 804 A-3 GLR
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, Side B, stamped, variant 6): SHVL 804 B-2 GAL
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, Side A, stamped, variant 7): SHVL 804 A-3 GHG
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, Side B, stamped, variant 7): SHVL 804 B-2 DOG
  • Other (Date sleeve printed): L 7303
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, Side A, stamped, variant 8): SHVL 804 A-2
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, Side B, stamped, variant 8): SHVL 804 B-2

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SHVL 804, 1E 064 o 05249 Pink Floyd The Dark Side Of The Moon(LP, Album, Gat) Harvest, Harvest SHVL 804, 1E 064 o 05249 UK 1973 Sell This Version
1C 064-05 249 Pink Floyd The Dark Side Of The Moon(LP, Album, RP, Gat) Harvest, EMI Electrola 1C 064-05 249 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
7243 582136 2 1 Pink Floyd The Dark Side Of The Moon(SACD, Hybrid, Multichannel, Album, RE, RM, Son) Parlophone 7243 582136 2 1 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
TOCP-71163•64 Pink Floyd The Dark Side Of The Moon(CD, Album, RE, RM + CD, Album + Sli) EMI TOCP-71163•64 Japan 2011 Sell This Version
UDCD 517 Pink Floyd Dark Side Of The Moon(CD, Album, RE, RM) Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab UDCD 517 Japan 1988 Sell This Version

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leonthepro

leonthepro

March 29, 2018
edited 3 months ago
The top seller right now claims only 500 copies were pressed of this. Which I find very suspect. Anyone with further info?
Edit: This was proven wrong with all the Stamper variations for that Laqcuer matrix and changed.
But recently I saw a real A-2 B-2 copy on Ebay with this second generation label and that must be extremely rare. Maybe thats the 500 copy variant.
raqim

raqim

October 9, 2016
Is it a gatefold LP? I'm not sure of my version.
artpunk

artpunk

February 20, 2015

My version has all of the details above except the Matrix / Runout Side A & B is stamped A-6 & B-4 respectively. I only had one poster in the pre-owned copy I have - but have two stickers, the printed backs of which have diagonal lines across them, and the words 'Fasson' 'FasPrint' and 'Crack-Back' (as described in the first UK DSOTM pressing discogs entry).
value-vinyl

value-vinyl

January 7, 2015
What use are these kinds of photos of the labels ?