Pink Floyd ‎– The Dark Side Of The Moon

Harvest ‎– SHVL 804, Harvest ‎– 1E 064 o 05249
Vinyl, LP, Album, Gatefold Sleeve

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A1 Speak To Me
A2 Breathe
A3 On The Run
A4 Time
A5 The Great Gig In The Sky
Vocals – Clare Torry
B1 Money
Saxophone – Dick Parry
B2 Us And Them
Saxophone – Dick Parry
B3 Any Colour You Like
B4 Brain Damage
B5 Eclipse

Società, ecc.



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
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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 several known variations - 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 the elements that make up the first pressing, but for a more comprehensive guide it is best to refer to the Pink Floyd Archives website

Huge numbers were pressed to meet advance orders and there are 88 documented run out variations. There are several variations of sleeves, posters and stickers, and as these were produced by different companies and delivered to the pressing plant at different times there are several combinations.

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. There are 2 ink variations used for printing sleeve blue/black and black .
5. There are 3 sleeve opening 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.
6. 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.
7. Posters and stickers were printed on either matte or gloss paper
8. Stickers may have printed backs with diagonal lines across them, and the words 'Fasson' 'FasPrint' and 'Crack-Back', or plain white backs with the word "Permanaent"
9. Some copies came with a small round sticker on the front cover stating "Pink Floyd The Dark Side of the Moon" (confirmed for stampers GL/MO). Early cover stickers are a lighter, faded grey-purple/blueish colour and measure ~67mm diameter, later cover stickers are a darker black and measure ~62mm diameter.
10. Some early copies have a manufacturing defect on the track Money, where the song skips. This only appears to affect some records made with A2/B2 stampers

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.

Note on Credits:
Though credited for the entire album, Barry St John, Doris Troy, Lesley Duncan, and Liza Strike perform backing vocals only on tracks A4, B2, B4, and B5.

Codice a barre e altri identificatori

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A label): (SHVL 804A)
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B label): (SHVL 804B)
  • Other (Printer date/format code, gatefold inner): Ⓛ 7303 TPS
  • Other (Patent No.s on inner sleeve): 1125555 1072844
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, stamped, variant 1): SHVL 804 A-2 G 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, stamped, variant 1): SHVL 804 B-2 G 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, stamped, variant 2): SHVL 804 A-2 ML 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, stamped, variant 2): SHVL 804 B-2 RG 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, stamped, variant 3): SHVL 804 A-2 GGT
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, stamped, variant 3): SHVL 804 B-2 HP
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, stamped, variant 4): SHVL 804 A-2 GG 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, stamped, variant 4): SHVL 804 B-2 RM 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, stamped, variant 5): SHVL 804 A-2 OA 3
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, stamped, variant 5): SHVL 804 B-2 HG 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, stamped, variant 6): SHVL 804-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, stamped, variant 6): SHVL 804-B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, stamped, variant 7): SHVL 804 A-2 PD 3
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, stamped, variant 7): SHVL 804 B-2 GH 3

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N. cat Artista Titolo (Formato) Etichetta N. cat Paese Anno
SHVL 804 Pink Floyd The Dark Side Of The Moon(LP, Album) Harvest SHVL 804 Israel 1973 Vendi questa versione
ES 726 Pink Floyd Dark Side Of The Moon(Cass, Album, RE, Unofficial) Euro Star ES 726 Poland Unknown Vendi questa versione
64 1052494, 3C 264 05249 Pink Floyd The Dark Side Of The Moon(Cass, Album, RE) EMI, EMI 64 1052494, 3C 264 05249 Italy Unknown Vendi questa versione
7243 8 29752 2 9 Pink Floyd The Dark Side Of The Moon(CD, Album, Unofficial) EMI United Kingdom (2) 7243 8 29752 2 9 Bulgaria Unknown Vendi questa versione
3 C064-05249 Pink Floyd The Dark Side Of The Moon(LP, Album, RP) EMI 3 C064-05249 Turkey 1977 Vendi questa versione


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18 novembre 2020
CLASSIC!!!!!!!!........ ALL I HAVE TO SAY TO SAY IS "CLASSIC! worth a listen. 5/5


11 ottobre 2020
Hey so I was wondering if my copy is different because on the vinyl sticker its just the outline of the triangle. Everything else is the exact same though.


17 agosto 2020
One of the best album ever produced!! So much to go deep inside you when you listening to it. it is a history!


14 agosto 2020
2K for a copy of a release that >11.000 people have in their possession? Gnarly...


8 luglio 2020

So much has been written on about this album (on many sites, especially at the Prog Archives), one of the most perfect concept albums of all time, that I won't be writing a critique of it, merely a summary (in my view) of what the concept is all about. Even though the album must be listened to as a whole, it really is a masterwork in two parts, or if you like a 10-part song cycle. You decide.

Side One takes us through the life cycle.

Birth (Speak to Me)
The essential processes of life (Breathe)
Life's trials and tribulations (On the Run)
The passage through the years and ageing (Time - Breathe reprise)
Death and the afterlife (The Great Gig in the Sky) - I want this to be played at my funeral when I get shovelled into the ground!

Side Two deals with the stuff that drives us mad

Consumerism (Money)
Inequalities (Us and Them)
Choices (Any Colour You Like)
The descent into mental Illness (Brain Damage)
And finally we have the summary, and possibly the finest Floydian coda this side of 'Bike' (Eclipse)

For a concept that was supposedly cooked up in Nick Mason's kitchen, with Roger Water's finest lyrics, the splendid musicianship of Rick Wright & Dave Gilmour, and top notch engineering, production, and use of sound effects. we have the band at their creative peak, and the penultimate album before the Waters Domination era. And like any truly great work of art, the whole is much more than the sum of its constituent parts, with that x-factor which sets it apart from the merely 'very good'.

If you don't consider this to be one of the finest prog albums ever, then you are not a prog fan. Simples.


3 giugno 2020
Mine has a promo folder, like a small book, that also announces the "release" shows. It has the blue pyramids on the cover..


15 maggio 2020
Do you guys got it in clear vinyl also ? it doesn't seems. Mine is clear transparent and DC13 C068-05.249


4 maggio 2020
Mine is a first with light blue triangle but has A/3, B/2 Matrix. which
I have not seen listed with A/3 anywhere!


27 aprile 2020
modificato 7 months ago
What's the best sounding vinyl of Dark Side of the Moon that can be had in NM condition for less than $100.00? Would be great if the packaging is close to the original, and the quiet parts have no noise. I've bought many versions of DSOTM and have not been impressed with any. I really need some guidance.

Obviously the cheaper the better, but I'm willing to spend if I absolutely have to.


14 aprile 2020
Can anyone confirm that this is an original pressing/sleeve? Would love to buy it for my dad and would love an original, if possible.