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Russian forgeries (made to look identical to this Japanese release) exist.
/ Deviations from the original:
The Japanese words on the frontside of the OBI are thinner /
Matrix run-out: PFDS-5957 /
Poster is doublesided printed (not 2 posters)/
Comes with an innersleeve instead of the 2 round inserts /
Comes with 3 stickers (2 squared plus 1 round black)
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This version released:2001-06-16
Original LP release:1973.03
Obi:Matches the front cover.
Sleeve Design by Hipgnosis. Sleeve Art by George Hardie N.T.A. Photography by Hipgnosis. Stickers Art by George Hardie N.T.A.
Inserts (as per original):
- Two posters
- Two stickers
- A & B side labels, black with blue triangle with track listing (as per original vinyl)
- 2 page foldout - glossy cover - same images as the front and back album cover with a 1972-1974 chronology / biography of events for the band in Japanese (covers the albums "Obscured by Clouds", "The Dark Side of The Moon" and "A Nice Pair"). It also mentions some tracks from "Wish You Were Here" and "Animals" - perhaps references to the writing of these or live performances?
Lyrics:English and Japanese on standard paper insert. English printed inside gatefold cover (as per original LP).
Meticulously recreated packaging, along with the monumental success of the original album, puts this title on the list of any collector of Japanese Mini LPs (other than of course those who refuse to have anything to do with Pink Floyd!).
The only way this release could have been topped was to have included the re-mixed 5.1 Hybrid SACD. But then again perhaps a Quadraphonic mix may be more appropriate.
Page credits and acknowledgments...
sam2095: 2006-Aug (updated 2006-oct-10).
sam2095: Added scans of gatefolds (how did I forget them!) and promo obis 2007-mar-23 - Thanks to Lucilio Batini for the additional Pink Floyd Promo Obis used on our site.
Full contents image courtesy of Hans' Pink Floyd Discography on pdf
(Created : 2006 Aug 27 by System; Last mod: 2013 Sep 19 by happymaikl)
(Modified 2006-Oct-10 by sam2095 | Modified 2010 Nov 04 sam2095)
(Artist Oricon: 136844)