Index of PINK FLOYD's "Atom Heart Mother" International releases On Vinyl REcords

In this section of the "Pink Floyd complete vinyl records discography" you will find detailed description and collector's information on PINK FLOYD's vinyl recordings.

  "Atom Heart Mother" is the fifth studio album by English progressive rock band Pink Floyd, released in 1970 by Harvest and EMI Records in the United Kingdom and Harvest and Capitol in the United States. It was recorded at Abbey Road Studios, London, England, and reached number one in the United Kingdom, and number 55] in the United States charts, and went gold in the U.S. in March 1994.

 

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"Atom Heart Mother" Introduction:

In the world of music history, Pink Floyd's "Atom Heart Mother" stands as a timeless classic, released in the pivotal year of 1970. This iconic 12" vinyl LP album not only marked a significant milestone in the band's discography but also contributed to the evolution of progressive rock during that era.

The enigmatic cover art of "Atom Heart Mother" features a distinctive image – a cow. The rationale behind the choice of a cow on the album's front cover has been a subject of much speculation and interpretation. Created by the renowned design group Hipgnosis, the cover art is often regarded as a symbol of pastoral simplicity and, at the same time, a departure from conventional rock album aesthetics. The cow, placidly grazing in a field, embodies a serene and idyllic scene, perhaps alluding to a departure from the urban chaos of the time.

Moreover, the absence of the band name and album title on certain releases adds an intriguing layer of mystique to the album. This variation in cover design has sparked discussions among fans and collectors alike. Some believe that the omission of text enhances the visual impact, allowing the cow to take center stage without distraction. Others speculate that this choice may have been an intentional artistic decision by the band or the designers to create a more abstract and open-ended visual experience for the listeners.

In the context of the early 1970s, a period marked by musical experimentation and cultural shifts, "Atom Heart Mother" made a significant contribution by pushing the boundaries of conventional rock music. The album's titular track, a sprawling and ambitious composition, exemplifies Pink Floyd's willingness to explore new sonic territories, incorporating orchestral arrangements and avant-garde elements.

The production of "Atom Heart Mother" reflected the band's commitment to sonic innovation. Produced by Pink Floyd and Norman Smith, the album showcases a meticulous approach to sound engineering, capturing the nuances of each instrument and creating a rich auditory experience.

The Pink Floyd albums on this page are listed by country and release sequenece

Index of PINK FLOYD's Atom Heart Mother Vinyl Album Discography and Album Cover Gallery
PINK FLOYD - Atom Heart Mother (Canada) 12" Vinyl LP
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 Harvest SKAO-382   , 1970 , Canada

This Canadian 1970 release of Pink Floyd's "Atom Heart Mother" 12" Vinyl LP Album , can be identified with: Album front cover has PINK FLOYD and album title printed in italics. Harvest logo is printed right to it. Catalognr is printed below the album's title. Gatefold album cover.

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PINK FLOYD - Atom Heart Mother (Canada 3rd Release) 12" Vinyl LP
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Harvest SMAS 382  , 1970 , Canada

This page shows the release of Pink Floyd's Atom Heart Mother in its third Canadian Edition. A distinctive feature is the catalog number SMAS 382 imprinted on the record label, setting it apart from the catalog number on the album's front cover. This edition adds a nuanced touch to the timeless album, embodying the evolution and uniqueness within the chronicles of music history during its specific time period.

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PINK FLOYD - Atom Heart Mother (France 1st Pressing) 12" Vinyl LP
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Harvest SHVL 781 U , 1970 , France

In the first French pressing of PINK FLOYD's "Atom Heart Mother," the album's front cover showcases the band's name prominently in the upper center, devoid of the album title. Meanwhile, in the upper left corner, essential catalog information is printed. This presentation encapsulates the unique aesthetic of this pressing, providing collectors and enthusiasts with a distinctive artifact from the time period.

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PINK FLOYD - Atom Heart Mother (France) 12" Vinyl LP
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Harvest SHVL 781 / PM 261 , 1970 , France

The 1970 French release of Pink Floyd's "Atom Heart Mother" on 12" Vinyl LP features distinct design choices, including a catalog number in the top left corner and an absence of the band name and album title on the front cover. The gatefold design enhances the visual appeal. Representing the progressive rock era, this edition reflects artistic experimentation, providing collectors with a noteworthy piece from the evolving music scene of early 1970s Europe.

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PINK FLOYD - Atom Heart Mother (HorZu Limited Edition) 12" Vinyl LP
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Horzu Harvest SHZE 297 , 1970 , Germany

Pink Floyd's "Atom Heart Mother" HorZu Limited Edition, released exclusively for the German HorZu club in 1970, stands out for its minimalist cover, absent band and album details. Featuring the iconic HorZu logo on the inside cover and label, this edition embodies exclusivity. A prized possession for collectors, it encapsulates the transformative era of 1970s progressive rock, making each vinyl a coveted artifact from a bygone musical epoch.

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PINK FLOYD - Atom Heart Mother (Germany HÖR ZU) 12" Vinyl LP
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  Harvest SHZE 297   , 1970 , Germany

The second release of Pink Floyd's "Atom Heart Mother" 12" Vinyl LP Album in Germany by HÖR ZU is marked by the HorZu Logo on the inside cover but lacks it on the record's label. The absence of the logo on the label is a noteworthy detail for collectors. This version, with its distinct features, adds a layer of intrigue to the album's history within the German music scene.

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PINK FLOYD - Atom Heart Mother (Germany 1st Pressing) 12" Vinyl LP
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  EMI Harvest 1C 062-04 550   , 1974 , Germany

The 1974 German release of Pink Floyd's "Atom Heart Mother" on 12" vinyl, identified by the EMI Harvest 1C 062-04 550 catalog number and the year imprinted near 9 o'clock on the yellow label, stands as a noteworthy artifact. The gatefold album cover and production showcase the band's influential contribution to the progressive rock era, making it a sought-after collector's item that reflects the musical zeitgeist of its time.

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PINK FLOYD - Atom Heart Mother (Germany 2nd Release) 12" Vinyl LP
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Harvest 1C 072-04 550  , 1974 , Gernaby

In 1974, Pink Floyd's "Atom Heart Mother" saw its second release in Germany, contributing to the progressive music scene of the era. The 12" vinyl LP format showcased the band's innovative approach, aligning with the prevalent preferences of the time. The album's iconic cover art, featuring a surreal cow image, added to its mystique. This release in Germany marked a pivotal moment in Pink Floyd's journey and left an indelible mark on the global music landscape.

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PINK FLOYD - Atom Heart Mother (UK 1st Pressing) 12" Vinyl LP
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  Harvest SHVL 781 , 1970 , Gt Britain

The first pressing of Pink Floyd's "Atom Heart Mother" 12" Vinyl LP Album, UK 1st Issue, is distinguished by a gatefold cover featuring only a cow. The absence of band and album details on the front adds to its authenticity. Internal markings, including "7010 TPS Printed and made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd," contribute to its historical context. The Yellow/Green Harvest label, sans EMI logo, and matrix/stamper codes like SHVL 781 A2G confirm its original production, making it a sought-after collector's item.

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PINK FLOYD - Atom Heart Mother (UK 3rd Release) 12" Vinyl LP
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Harvest SHVL 781   , 1970 , Gt Britain

Pink Floyd's "Atom Heart Mother" 12" vinyl, 3rd release in Great Britain, is a collector's delight. With a gatefold cover featuring only a cow, it stands out for its minimalist design. The Green Harvest label, EMI logo, and the declaration "Made in GT Britain" on the vinyl add unique identifiers. Matrix codes SHVL 781 A3 / SHVL 781 B3 and catalog number Harvest SHVL 781 authenticate its 1970 release, making it a prized piece in the band's discography.

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PINK FLOYD - Atom Heart Mother (UK 4th Release) 12" Vinyl LP
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  Harvest SHVL 781 , 1970 , Gt Britain

In 1970, Pink Floyd unveiled their iconic "Atom Heart Mother" 12" Vinyl LP Album with the catalog number Harvest SHVL 781 in Great Britain. This 4th release marked a significant contribution to the music scene of the time. The album, showcasing the band's experimental prowess, reflects the cultural and artistic landscape of the era, solidifying its place in the progressive rock movement.

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PINK FLOYD - Atom Heart Mother (Italy 1st Pressing) 12" Vinyl LP
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EMI Harvest 3C 062-04550 , 1970 , Italy

The 1st Italian release of Pink Floyd's "Atom Heart Mother" on 12" vinyl LP, with catalog number EMI Harvest 3C 062-04550, showcases a distinctive gatefold design. Matrix codes "04550-A 26-10-70 I" and "04550-B 26-10-70 I" reveal production details. This 1970 edition embodies the era's vinyl culture, merging music and craftsmanship. A coveted item for collectors, it symbolizes the tangible artistry of a bygone musical epoch.

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PINK FLOYD - Atom Heart Mother (Italy 5th Release) 12" Vinyl LP
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EMI Harvest 3C 062-04550 , 1970 , Italy

The 1970 5th Italian release of Pink Floyd's "Atom Heart Mother" 12" Vinyl LP is a collector's gem. With a cover omitting band and album details, adorned with EMI and Harvest logos, it reflects the era's avant-garde design. The S.I.A.E. stamp on the record label adds a legal dimension. The gatefold design, showcasing artwork and photos, offers a unique, immersive experience, making this version a distinctive cultural artifact within the band's discography.

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PINK FLOYD - Atom Heart Mother (Italy 6th Release) 12" Vinyl LP
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Harvest 3C 064-04550 , 1970 , Italy

The Italian release of Pink Floyd's "Atom Heart Mother" 12" LP Vinyl Album, featuring a minimalist front cover sans band name and album title, stands out in the progressive rock landscape. Distinguished by EMI and Harvest logos, matrix codes revealing production timelines, and a S.I.A.E. copyright stamp, it encapsulates the meticulous craftsmanship of the era. The gatefold design and internal artwork add visual depth, making this release a noteworthy contribution to the musical zeitgeist.

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PINK FLOYD - Atom Heart Mother (Netherlands Horzu Edition) 12" Vinyl LP
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Harvest – 5C 062-04550, HÖR ZU – SHZE 297 , 1970 , Netherlands

Pink Floyd's 1970 "Atom Heart Mother" Netherlands Horzu Edition, distinguished by the HorZu logo on the gatefold cover, reflects the band's innovative spirit in the experimental early '70s music scene. With catalog numbers Harvest – 5C 062-04550 and HÖR ZU – SHZE 297, this vinyl release encapsulates the era's intersection of music and media. Its warm analog tones and meticulous production celebrate a unique chapter in music history, making it a prized collectible for enthusiasts.

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PINK FLOYD - - Atom Heart Mother (Japan Toshiba) 12" Vinyl LP
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Toshiba-EMI EMI EMS 80320 , 1970 , Japan

Pink Floyd's "Atom Heart Mother" Japanese release on Toshiba Records is a unique 12" Vinyl LP with a cover missing the band name and title. Notably, EMI and Harvest logos adorn thelower corners, emphasizing the collaboration with these labels. The catalog number, Toshiba-EMI EMI EMS 80320, distinguishes this version. Deviating from gatefold covers, it reflects the era's vinyl fascination, making it a coveted collector's item, capturing the essence of global music production in its time.

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PINK FLOYD - Atom Heart Mother (Special Edition Switzerland) 12" Vinyl LP
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HARVEST EL 777001 , 1970 , Germany

The Swiss Edition of Pink Floyd's "Atom Heart Mother" presents a unique deviation with its singular cow cover photo, "Special Edition" declaration, and standard album format. Marked by catalog number HARVEST EL 777001, it stands out within the band's discography. Reflecting a meticulous design, this version encapsulates the era's innovative spirit, offering collectors and enthusiasts a distinct glimpse into Pink Floyd's creative evolution during the album's release period.

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PINK FLOYD - Atom Heart Mother (Swiss Special Editon) 12" Vinyl LP
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EMI-Harvest 777 001 (777001 / SHVL 781A), Special Edition , 1970 , Made in Gt Britain for export to Switzerland only

Pink Floyd's "Atom Heart Mother" 12" Vinyl LP, crafted in Great Britain and solely exported for >, epitomizes the band's 1970 sonic evolution. Breaking from psychedelic norms, the album introduces symphonic elements and a groundbreaking collaboration with the EMI Pops Orchestra. The Swiss edition's exclusive single-cow back cover distinguishes it, coupled with "Special Edition" labeling, enhancing its rarity and allure among collectors, encapsulating the era's musical experimentation.

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PINK FLOYD Main Index
PINK FLOYD Album Covers & Discography (Main Index)

Below is the Index of albums released by the British Acid/Psych band Pink Floyd. As we have a large collection of Pink Floyd albums this index will have entries pointing for each album to the detailed listings. For example: "Animals" clicking the "Show Index" button will bring up listing of this album with information on the various countries it was released and collector's information on how to identify a particular release.

PINK FLOYD - Animals 12" LP
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1977 

"Animals" is the tenth studio album by Pink Floyd, and was released in January 1977. A concept album, it provides a scathing critique of the social-political conditions of 1970s Britain, and presents a marked change in musical style from their earlier work.

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PINK FLOYD - Atom Heart Mother 12" LP
PINK FLOYD - Atom Heart Mother 12" LP

1970 

"Atom Heart Mother" is the fifth studio album by Pink Floyd, released in 1970 by Harvest and EMI Records in the United Kingdom and Harvest and Capitol in the United States. It was recorded at Abbey Road Studios, London, England, and reached number one in the United Kingdom, and number 55] in the United States charts, and went gold in the U.S. in March 1994.

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PINK FLOYD - Collection of Great Dance Songs 12" LP
PINK FLOYD - Collection of Great Dance Songs  12" LP

1981 

"A Collection of Great Dance Songs" is a compilation album by Pink Floyd released on 23 November 1981 on Harvest/EMI in the UK and Columbia Records in the United States.

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PINK FLOYD - Dark Side of the Moon 12" LP
PINK FLOYD - Dark Side of the Moon  12" LP

1973  

"The Dark Side of the Moon" is the eighth studio album by Pink Floyd, released in March 1973. The concept album built on ideas explored by the band in their live shows and earlier recordings, but it lacks the extended instrumental excursions that characterised their work following the departure in 1968 of founding member, principal composer and lyricist Syd Barrett.

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PINK FLOYD - Delicate Sound of Thunder 12" LP
PINK FLOYD - Delicate Sound of Thunder  12" LP

1988

"Delicate Sound of Thunder" is a Pink Floyd live double album from the David Gilmour-led era of the band which was recorded over five nights at the Nassau Coliseum on Long Island, New York in August 1988 and mixed at Abbey Road Studios in September 1988.

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PINK FLOYD - Echoes the Best of Pink Floyd 12" LP
PINK FLOYD - Echoes the Best of Pink Floyd  12" LP

2001  

"Echoes: The Best of Pink Floyd" is a compilation album by Pink Floyd. It was released by EMI Records on 5 November 2001, in the United Kingdom and the following day in the United States through Capitol Records.

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PINK FLOYD - Final Cut 12" LP
PINK FLOYD - Final Cut  12" LP

1983  

"The Final Cut" is the twelfth studio album by Pink Floyd. A concept album, The Final Cut is the last of the band's releases to include founding member and longtime lyricist Roger Waters.

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PINK FLOYD - Masters of Rock (Vol 1) 12" LP
PINK FLOYD - Masters of Rock (Vol 1)  12" LP

1974 

This compilation album of Pink Floyd contains the hard to find tracks

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PINK FLOYD - Meddle 12" LP
PINK FLOYD - Meddle  12" LP

1971  

Meddle is the sixth studio album by Pink Floyd. It was released in October 1971. This album was recorded at Morgan Sound Stusdios, London

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PINK FLOYD - Momentary Lapse of Reason 12" LP
PINK FLOYD - Momentary Lapse of Reason  12" LP

1987 

"A Momentary Lapse of Reason" is the thirteenth studio album by Pink Floyd. It was released in the UK and US in September 1987. In 1985 guitarist David Gilmour began to assemble a group of musicians to work on his third solo album.

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PINK FLOYD - More, the original motion picture soundtrack 12" LP
PINK FLOYD - More, the original motion picture soundtrack 12" LP

1969  

Pink Floyd's More movie soundtrack is a classic album that remains highly influential to this day. The album's unique blend of progressive rock, psychedelic, and experimental elements helped to establish Pink Floyd as one of the most important bands of the 20th century.

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PINK FLOYD - Nice Pair 12" LP
PINK FLOYD - Nice Pair  12" LP

1973  

The "Nice Pair" was released in December 1973 by Harvest and Capitol in the United States and the following month in the United Kingdom by Harvest and EMI.

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PINK FLOYD - Obscured by Clouds 12" LP
PINK FLOYD - Obscured by Clouds  12" LP

1972  

"Obscured by Clouds" is the seventh studio album by Pink Floyd, based on their soundtrack for the French film "La Vallée", by Barbet Schroeder.

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PINK FLOYD - The Piper at the Gates of Dawn 12" LP
PINK FLOYD - The Piper at the Gates of Dawn  12" LP

1967  

"The Piper at the Gates of Dawn" is the firs album by the Pink Floyd, and the only one made under founding member Syd Barrett's leadership. The album contains whimsical lyrics about space, scarecrows, gnomes, bicycles and fairy tales, along with psychedelic instrumental songs.

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PINK FLOYD - Relics 12" LP
PINK FLOYD - Relics  12" LP

1978 

Relics is a compilation album by Pink Floyd released in 1971. The album was released on 14 May in the UK and 15 July in the United States.

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PINK FLOYD - Saucerful of Secrets 12" LP
PINK FLOYD - Saucerful of Secrets  12" LP

1968 

"A Saucerful of Secrets" is the second studio album by Pink Floyd. It was recorded at EMI's Abbey Road Studios on various dates from August 1967 to April 1968. It is both the last Pink Floyd album on which Syd Barrett would appear and the only studio album in which all 5 band members contributed.

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PINK FLOYD - Tonite lets all make love in London 12" LP
PINK FLOYD - Tonite lets all make love in London  12" LP

1990  

Early Live recordings, complemented with interviews

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PINK FLOYD - Ummagumma 12" LP
PINK FLOYD - Ummagumma  12" LP

1969  

Ummagumma is a double album by Pink Floyd, released in 1969 by Harvest and EMI in the United Kingdom and Harvest and Capitol in the United States. Disc A is a live album of their normal set list of the time, while disc B contains compositions by each member of the band recorded as a studio album.

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PINK FLOYD - Wall, The 12" LP
PINK FLOYD - Wall, The  12" LP

1979

The Wall is the eleventh studio album by Pink Floyd. Released as a double album on 30 November 1979, it was subsequently performed live with elaborate theatrical effects, and adapted into a feature film, Pink Floyd The Wall.

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PINK FLOYD - Wish You Were Here 12" LP
PINK FLOYD - Wish You Were Here  12" LP

1975

"Wish You Were Here" is the ninth studio album by English progressive rock group Pink Floyd, released in September 1975. Inspired by material they composed while performing across Europe, it was recorded over numerous sessions at London's Abbey Road Studios.

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PINK FLOYD - 97 Vinyl Collection Audiophile 8LP Box-Set
PINK FLOYD - 97 Vinyl Collection Audiophile 8LP Box-set

EMI , 1997 , United Kingdom

This is a box-set of 7 albums with in total 8LP. Each album is issued in a ( FOC ) Fold Open Coveraka Gatefold cover.

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PINK FLOYD - Collection 12LP Box-Set
PINK FLOYD - Collection 12LP Box-Set

 

This Pink Floyd box-set includes 10 Pink Floyd albums with in total 13LP's as well as a large poster.

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PINK FLOYD - 7" SIngle Records
PINK FLOYD - 7" SIngle Records

 

A Selection of 7" Records by Pink Floyd

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David Gilmour Solo Projects
David Gilmour Solo Projects 12" LP

 

Here you will find several European releases of David Gilmour's debut solo album.

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Roger Waters Solo Projects
Roger Waters Solo Projects 12" LP

 

Here you will find several European releases of Roger Waters solo albums.

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