Pink Floyd - Obscured by Clouds 12" Vinyl LP Album

USA Release

Pink Floyd's "Obscured by Clouds" USA Release, SW-11078, is a collector's gem from 1972. The vinyl LP's front cover omits essential details, adding mystery. Its alternative back cover features unique band photos. Serving as a soundtrack for "The Valley" film, the album showcases Pink Floyd's sonic innovation. Recorded in England and made in the USA, this release captures the band's impact during the transformative musical landscape of the early '70s.

 

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Album Description:

In the realm of iconic musical creations, Pink Floyd's "Obscured by Clouds" stands as a testament to the band's innovative spirit and enduring impact. Released in the United States in 1972 on the 12" Vinyl LP format with the catalog number SW-11078, this album has become a collector's gem, not only for its musical content but also for the unique features that distinguish certain releases.

One noteworthy aspect of this particular release is the absence of essential information on the front cover. Unlike the standard presentation that includes the record company logos, this variant leaves these elements shrouded in mystery, allowing the music to take center stage without the usual visual cues. It adds an intriguing layer for collectors, making it a distinctive piece within the Pink Floyd discography.

Turning to the back cover, enthusiasts will discover an alternative set of photos, providing a visual feast that complements the auditory journey within. This departure from the norm showcases the band's commitment to pushing artistic boundaries not only in their music but also in the overall presentation of their albums.

"Obscured by Clouds" is not just an album; it's a soundtrack. The music featured in this release served as the sonic backdrop for the film "The Valley." Pink Floyd's prowess in creating atmospheric and immersive soundscapes comes to the forefront, enhancing the cinematic experience for which it was intended.

Produced by Pink Floyd and recorded in England, the album reflects the band's dedication to sonic experimentation and storytelling through music. The year 1972 marked a significant period in the music industry, with bands like Pink Floyd contributing to the evolution of sound and pushing the boundaries of what was deemed possible in the realm of rock and progressive music.

The fact that this particular release was made in the USA further adds to its allure for collectors, showcasing the global reach of Pink Floyd's musical influence. The vinyl format, with its warm analog sound, provides a nostalgic listening experience that transports enthusiasts back to the early '70s, capturing the essence of the era.

Collector Notes:

Album front cover is missing: album-title and band-name, record company logo's
Album back cover has alternative set of photos.
Catalognr: SW-11078

Music Genre:

  Psych, Acid, Prog Rock, Soundtrack
  
Album Production: 

Music from the film: "The Valley" ,

Produced by Pink Floyd, recorded in England

Record Label:  SW-11078 (Sw 1-11078)
Vinyl Record Format: 12" LP Vinyl Gramophone Record 

Year and Country:

  1972 Made in USA
Track Listing of: Pink Floyd - Obscured by Clouds
    Side One:
  1. Obscured by Clouds
  2. When You're In
  3. Burning Bridges
  4. The Gold is in The ...
  5. Wots .. Uh The Deal
  6. Mudmen
    Side Two:
  1. Childhood's End
  2. Free Four
  3. Stay
  4. Absolutely Curtains
Photos of the LP's cover: Pink Floyd - Obscured by Clouds
Photo of Pink Floyd - Obscured by Clouds Album's Front Cover 
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Index of PINK FLOYD's Obscured By Clouds Vinyl Album Discography and Album Cover Gallery
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PINK FLOYD - Obscured by Clouds (France 1st Pressing) 12" Vinyl LP
PINK FLOYD - Obscured by Clouds (France 1st Pressing) album front cover

Harvest 2C 064-05.054 , 1972 , France

Pink Floyd's "Obscured by Clouds" 1st release from France, a coveted 12" Vinyl LP Album, encapsulates the early 1970s era. Serving as the soundtrack for "The Valley," its unique features include rounded corners and the intriguing inscription "STEREO PEUT ETRE UTILISE AVEC UN LECTEUR MONO." Distinguished by exclusive label text, it stands as a genuine collector's gem, embodying the convergence of music and film in a bygone vinyl era.

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PINK FLOYD - Obscured by Clouds (France II) 12" Vinyl LP
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 Harvest 2C 066-05.054 , 1972 , France

Pink Floyd's 1972 "Obscured by Clouds" 12" Vinyl LP Album, a French release with rounded corners, embodies the musical experimentation of the era. Serving as a soundtrack for the film "The Valley," the album, produced by Pink Floyd in England, encompasses Psychedelic, Acid, and Prog Rock genres. Its unique physical features, including the rounded album cover corners and French origin, make it a distinctive and collectible piece from the early 1970s.

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PINK FLOYD - Obscured by Clouds (Greece) 12" Vinyl LP
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  EMI Harvest 2J 062-05054 , 1972 , Greece

Explore the unique allure of Pink Floyd's "Obscured by Clouds" with the rare Greek pressing, diverging from the norm with straight/rectangle corners on the album cover. Released in 1972, this psychedelic gem seamlessly blends Progressive Acid Rock with its role as a soundtrack for "The Valley." Produced by Pink Floyd and manufactured in Greece, the vinyl LP becomes a collector's delight, encapsulating the band's evolution in the dynamic music culture of the early '70s.

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PINK FLOYD - Obscured by Clouds (Gr Britain) 12" Vinyl LP
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EMI Harvest SHSP 4020 , 1972 , Gt Britain

Pink Floyd's "Obscured by Clouds," a genuine UK pressing, holds significance as a 1972 soundtrack for the film "The Valley." Recognizable by the EMI and Harvest logos, its rounded corners denote authenticity. Produced in England with catalognr EMI Harvest SHSP 4020, the album blends progressive rock and OST elements. Reflecting the era's musical innovation, it stands as a testament to Pink Floyd's iconic contribution within the context of the time.

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PINK FLOYD - Obscured by Clouds (Holland) 12" Vinyl LP
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 Harvest 1A 064-05054 / 5C 062-05054 , 1972 , Holland

Pink Floyd's 1972 album "Obscured by Clouds," a 12" Vinyl LP, holds a unique place in music history. Produced by the band and recorded in England, the Dutch edition by BOVEMA/EMI Haarlem is a testament to Pink Floyd's global influence. With its fusion of progressive rock and cinematic elements, the album, associated with the film "The Valley," showcases the band's innovative spirit and enduring impact in the dynamic musical landscape of the early 1970s.

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PINK FLOYD - Obscured by Clouds (Itqly) 12" Vinyl LP
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 Harvest 3C 064-05054 , 1972 , Italy

Pink Floyd's "Obscured By Clouds" first Italian pressing is a coveted vinyl gem. Identified by a Catalognr and EMI/Harvest Logo on the front, this edition lacks album details, enhancing its mystery. The back cover bears "EMI Italiana," affirming its origin. Stamper codes reveal a May 4, 1972 manufacture. S.I.A.E. stamped record labels ensure authenticity. Beyond its collector's appeal, the album, recorded in England for the film "The Valley," encapsulates Pink Floyd's 1972 musical brilliance.

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PINK FLOYD - Obscured by Clouds (USA) 12" Vinyl LP
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SW-11078 , 1972 , USA

Pink Floyd's "Obscured by Clouds" USA Release, SW-11078, is a collector's gem from 1972. The vinyl LP's front cover omits essential details, adding mystery. Its alternative back cover features unique band photos. Serving as a soundtrack for "The Valley" film, the album showcases Pink Floyd's sonic innovation. Recorded in England and made in the USA, this release captures the band's impact during the transformative musical landscape of the early '70s.

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