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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Rarest Pink Floyd Single?



THE PINK FLOYD Arnold Layne 1967 UK Columbia white with red 'A' label demonstration vinyl 7" b/w Candy And A Current Bun. The label has 'Demonstration Record Not For Sale' text & the original four prong press out centre is intact with the release date of 10.3.67 printed on it. Complete with the near mythical 'This Is It!' custom picture sleeve. The matrix information of this demonstration copy confirms it to be the very first pressing of their debut single. The 'G' stamper code and '1' mother code indicate this pressing came from the very first stamper, made from the first mother. You can't get closer to the master-tape than this pressing, unless you own the acetate. There's an interesting side-note to this copy...it has remained with its former owner for over 32 years. This record even comes with its last purchase receipt, dated 30 Jan 1975, for the sum of 30 pence...unbelievable!

Matrices: (side 1 / side 2)

7XCA 27877-1 G 1 KT & 7XCA 27878-1 G 1 KT (both stamped)

The sleeve:

Printed in black on light pink paper, the front has :
THIS IS IT!

... THE NEXT PROJECTED SOUND OF `67

In the center is a circle with Columbia, a large A, and the title in it reprsenting the 'A' label inside.

The back reads :
ROGER
NICK
SYD
RICK
THE
PINKFLOYD

'ARNOLD LAYNE'
'CANDY AND THE CURRANT BUN'

With the Columbia / EMI logos and catalogue number at the bottom.

The Labels:
The front is a white Columbia label with black titles & a large red 'A' on side one with an intact 4-prong push out centre with the 'KT' tax code.

The label is printed with :-

DEMONSTRATION
RECORD
and
NOT FOR
SALE

To the left of the center hole, it says:

DUNMO MUSIC
7XCA 27877 45
P 1967

Under the center hole, it says:

Brit.
(10.3.67)

To the right of the center hole, it says:
DB 8156

The text around the top edge of label reads:
The Gramophone Co., Ltd.- All rights of the Manufacturer and of the owner of the recorded work reserved.

The text around the bottom edge of label reads:
Unauthorized public performance, broadcasting and copying of this record prohibited.

Found at and with thanks to: eil.com








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