Pink Floyd Original Pressings?
Feb 26, 2005 at 6:29 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 12

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Head-Fi'ers --

Where can I find the Pink Floyd albums released under the Harvest label?
The Harvest-released CD's are all black with the Harvest label at the top.

The international releases are arguably better than the United States ones.
Stereophile said that the SACD version was trounced by the Harvest one.

They are all original pressings and were not altered in any way.
Where can I find these beauties? Any Pink Floyd album is fine...
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Feb 26, 2005 at 8:27 PM Post #3 of 12

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tyrion --

Thank you for the link, but...

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PINK FLOYD
- a saucerful of secrets, lp-replica
emi-japan
189

PINK FLOYD
- echoes - best of, 2-cd rem. 26 tr.
emi
239

PINK FLOYD
- relics
harvest
159

PINK FLOYD
- relics, lp-replica
emi-japan
189

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I know that I said any album, but I meant their more popular ones.

There is no Dark Side Of The Moon, Wish Your Were Here, et cetera.
There is neither Animals nor Meddle... The exact ones I am looking for.
I see the Harvest labeling, but is "EMI" and "EMI-JAPAN" Harvest as well?

I am also looking for strictly CD format, vinyl pressings are no good for me.
Does anybody else have an idea as to where I can find copies of these?

I need the Harvest records label and I need them to be in playable condition.

Again, these are rumored to be years ahead in terms of sound quality.

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Feb 28, 2005 at 1:13 AM Post #4 of 12

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Head-Fi'ers --

Sorry to bump up my own thread topic for more exposure.
But I would really like a definitive answer to my question.
There must be a Pink Floyd aficionado who knows this...

Thank you,
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Feb 28, 2005 at 4:12 AM Post #6 of 12

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Feb 28, 2005 at 4:14 AM Post #7 of 12

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Quote:

PINK FLOYD- a collection of great dance songssonyPHI-81VG+100
PINK FLOYD- a collection of great dance songs, inn. soc.emiSPA-81VG++60
PINK FLOYD- dark side of the moon, fo soc.harvestCAN-73VG+100
PINK FLOYD- obscured by cloudsharvestSWE-72VG++150
PINK FLOYD- obscured by cloudsharvestGRE-72VG++150
PINK FLOYD- the final cut, fo. Soc.harvestNL-83VG++50
PINK FLOYD- the wall, 2-lp, inn.harvestSWE-79VG+120
PINK FLOYD- wish you were here, inn. Soc.harvestSWE-75VG++100


They're all there dude...
 
Feb 28, 2005 at 11:30 AM Post #8 of 12

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BANGPOD,

Why do you want them? In fact they are the worst sounding Floyd CDs you can find. I had them all and still have Dark Side, Wish you, Final cut.

Don't waste your money on those. I you want the best try to find the MFSL gold of Dark Side, Meddle, the Wall and Atom Heart (preferably first release for the 3 first --> pressed in Japan). It's not cheap now, maybe you can find some for around $100 each used on Amazon.
There's also "Wish You..." mastersound edition from Sony/Columbia (gold cd 20bits master SBM-ed to 16bits) This one is gonna be extremely hard to find, but it sound sooooo good!

About "Final Cut", that's easy, get the Japanese remaster from last year, it just trounce the Harvest release you can't imagine!

If you don't have the money or you don't want to hunt for the gold MFSL, just buy the latest Japanese edition. Japanese CDs are the best usually.
 
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Feb 28, 2005 at 11:03 PM Post #10 of 12

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Yes, that's it. $50 is a very good deal especially if it's new*! Last copy Music Direct had were sold for $200! So get it right now if you're interested.

To be more precise regarding my last post, MFSL stand for Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab. There's 3 generations of gold CDs meaning 3 different AD converter used. You have the "Ultradisc", "Ultradisc II" and "Ultradisc II the gain system". To my ears the early one "Ultradisc" sound the best, the more analog. Dark Side, Meddle, The Wall, were realised in the late 80's so they are all "Ultradisc", Atom Heart Mother was realised not so long ago so it's an "Ultradisc II the gain system" but it sounds very very good. The last versions of MFSL gold CDs are a little more digital sounding, but still better than regular pressing.

The Harvest CDs i'm talking about are the first European pressing from 83 to 85 maybe IIRC, after Harvest has been bought by EMI.

Harvest seems to have a good reputation for LPs, but these first CDs really suck.

Edit:*Second Spin? So it's not new, still a good price.
 
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yeah Secondspin is a used cd shop, I use them quite often. They get the gold discs in quite often for pink floyd surprisingly.
 

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