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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Pink Floyd More - Japanese Audiophile Vinyl

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Pink Floyd MoreYou might have to resort to selling your sister down the river to get a copy of this. Maybe one of the few hundred collectors that still own copies will let you sniff the disc. Well... maybe you'll just get to sniff the sleeve that the disc came in; it depends upon how well you know the collector. A plastic lined sleeve that houses the vinyl, mmmmmmmmm... But THIS is as close as most of us, mere mortals, will ever get to something like this!

Check out this Pink Floyd More album. This is an ultra-rare original 1969 Japanese thirteen-track white label promo RED VINYL STEREO LP. This was originally pressed in very limited quantities in red vinyl because of improved sound quality. In the sixties Toshiba pioneered these red vinyl pressings using their trademark “Ever Clean” process. This utilized a special ingredient intended to prevent the build-up of static electricity on the vinyl.

The Japanese albums manufactured by Odeon Records before 1971 were printed in Japan in a dark red color edition ("Ever Clean"). These pressings are in the low thousands for each version making these records take up the top of the "most wanted records" list.

At that time the parent EMI Company (and consequently Toshiba, Apple and Odeon) had developed a specific technical patent called "Ever Clean Records". It seems this was a special vinyl paste with a high antistatic property (doesn't attract dust). This special material was used, and at the end of the manufacturing process, the vinyl turned to this ruby-red shade; a color very different from the ordinary red of many European and American records.



Anonymous Bobby said...

I Have 1 Of These 33 "MORE" Red Vinyl Albums In Mint Condition. Make Me An Offer!!

March 8, 2011 at 10:10 PM  

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