Category Archives: Prog Rock

PINK FLOYD – A MOMENTARY LAPSE OF REASON 12″ LP ALBUM VINYL

A0666 PINK FLOYD A Momentary Lapse Of Reason
Album front cover
“A Momentary Lapse of Reason” is the thirteenth studio album by English progressive rock group 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.

PINK FLOYD – WISH YOU WERE HERE GERMANY Druckhaus 12″ LP ALBUM VINYL

A0663 PINK FLOYD Wish You Were Here

This album “PINK FLOYD – Wish You Were Here Germany” includes the original custom inner sleeve with album details, and artwork/photos.

“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. The album explores themes of absence, the music business, and former band-mate Syd Barrett’s mental decline. Early sessions were a difficult and arduous process but it was Roger Waters’ idea to split the centrepiece track “Shine On You Crazy Diamond” in two, and join each half with three new compositions. “Shine On” was a tribute to Syd Barrett, who, coincidentally, made an impromptu visit to the studio while it was being recorded. The band failed initially to recognise Syd Barrett,, who had gained weight and changed in appearance.

Collector’s notes for PINK FLOYD – Wish You Were Here Germany ( detailed background information on the persons working on this album)

This PINK FLOYD – Wish You Were Here Germany can be identified / distinguished by the following attributes :

Album Front Cover Details:

Packaging:

This album comes with a custom inner sleeve made from light cardboard
How can the album cover be distinguished from other versions of this album

The album cover shows a photo of two men shaking hands
There is NO band-name and NO album-title on the front cover
There is NO catalog-nr on the front cover
Album Back Cover Details:

In the upper right corner of the album back cover are the catalognr’s for the LP and for the Cassette editions:
1 C 064-96 918
1 C 244-96 918

There is NO barcode on the back cover
Inner Sleeve Details:

On one side of the custom inner sleeve near the center bottom, we can see:

HARVEST (Logo)
EMI Electrola (Logo)
EMI Electrola GMBH – All rights reserved. Printed in Germany by Druckhaus Maack KG, 5880 Lüdenscheid (Note: this line will be different compared to other releases of “Wish You Were Here” from Germany)

There is NO catalognr on the inner sleeve (Note: other versions may have a catalognr in the bottom right corner)

Album Record Label Details:

The label has black and blue color and a YELLOW dot. (Note: other releases of this album can have a white dot)
There is NO label code on the record’s label
The Rights Society “GEMA” (boxed) is printed near the center in the direction of 5 o’clock.
The catalognr is printed near 4 o’clock
1 C 064-96 918

Is the catalognr the same as on the cover`?
The rim-texts on the label run from 1 o’clock to 9 o’clock and 7 o’clock to 3 o’clock. The rim-texts are printed in the German language
Near the bottom of the label, at 6 o’clock is the Harvest company logo
Near the bottom of the label, at 7 o’clock there is:
(P) 1975
EMI Records
Ltd

Album Fact Sheet: PINK FLOYD – Wish You Were Here Germany
Music Genre: British Rock, Acid/Psych, Prog Rock
Album Production information:
The album: “PINK FLOYD – Wish You Were Here Germany” was produced by: Pink Floyd

Sound/Recording Engineer(s): Brian Humphries

Assistent Sound Engineer: Peter James

This album was recorded at: Abbey Road Studios, London

Album cover design: Hipgnosis, Peter James

Design assistants: Howard Bartrop, Jeff Smith , Peter Christopherson, Richard Manning

Album cover photography: Hipgnosis

Record Company / Catalog number / Label: Harvest – 1 C 064-96 918
Record Format12″ Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 280 gram
Year & Country: 1975 Germany

PINK FLOYD WISH YOU WERE HERE GERMANY 12″ VINYL LP

Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here Germany 12" Vinyl LP
Front cover of Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd

Collector’s notes for PINK FLOYD – Wish You Were Here Germany ( detailed background information on the persons working on this album)

Album Front Cover Details:

This album comes with a custom inner sleeve made from light cardboard
The album cover shows a photo of two men shaking hands
There is NO band-name and NO album-title on the front cover
There is NO catalog-nr on the front cover
Album Back Cover Details:

In the upper right corner of the album back cover are the catalognr’s for the LP and for the Cassette editions:
1 C 064-96 918
1 C 244-96 918

There is NO barcode on the back cover
Inner Sleeve Details:

On one side of the custom inner sleeve near the center bottom, we can see:

HARVEST (Logo)
EMI Electrola (Logo)
EMI Electrola GMBH – All rights reserved. Printed in Germany by 4P NIKLAUS GMBH, Köln (Note: this line will be different compared to other releases of “Wish You Were Here” from Germany)

In the bottom right corner of the inner sleeve is the catalognr:

1C 064-96 918

Album Record Label Details:

The label has black and blue color and a YELLOW dot. (Note: other releases of this album can have a white dot)
There is NO label code on the record’s label
The Rights Society “GEMA” (boxed) is printed near the center in the direction of 5 o’clock.
The catalognr is printed near 4 o’clock
1 C 064-96 918

Is the catalognr the same as on the cover`?
The rim-texts on the label run from 1 o’clock to 9 o’clock and 7 o’clock to 3 o’clock. The rim-texts are printed in the German language
Near the bottom of the label, at 6 o’clock is the Harvest company logo
Near the bottom of the label, at 7 o’clock there is:
(P) 1975
EMI Records
Ltd

Album Production: Recorded at Abbey Road Studio
Record Label: EMI Harvest / Electrola 1C 062-96 918 (1C062-96918)
Record Format: 12″ LP
Album weight 280 grams
Year & Country 1975 Made in Germany

PINK FLOYD ANIMALS NETHERLANDS 12″ LP ALBUM VINYL

A0643 PINK FLOYD Animals (5C 062-98434)
Album front cover of Pink Floyd’s Animals with Flying Pig

“Animals” is the tenth studio album by English progressive rock group 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.

PINK FLOYD – WISH YOU WERE HERE (5C 062-96918) 12″ LP ALBUM VINYL

A0644 PINK FLOYD Wish You Were Here
Album Front Cover

This release has the same catalognr “5C 062-96918” printed on the album back cover, inner sleeve and labels, other releases will have different catalognrs on the album cover and labels (eg album cover 1A 062… and label 5C 062…)

Collectors information & Description: 

“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.

This album “PINK FLOYD – Wish You Were Here (5C 062-96918) ” includes the original custom inner sleeve with album details, complete lyrics of all songs by and artwork

KRACQ CIRCUMVISION RARE PROG ROCK LTD ED 12″ LP ALBUM VINYL

A0634 KRACQ Circumvision
Front cover of Kracq’s Circumvision album on vinyl

CIRCUMVISION is the first (and only) recording recorded around February 1978 released as a limited edition of 500 copies on the privately owned record label UAP (Unidentified Artists Production Records).

KRACQ was a Dutch Prog Rock, Acid/Psych band formed in October 1977 by Twan and Cees, who were joined by Bert and Jos (all being ex-members of the bands: King’s Ransom and Carmine Queen, thus the band-name KRACQ is a composition of names of these two ex-bands).

Transcript of the original Liner Notes:

Via different ways and at the same time this is the encounter racing cars at the Routiers Club old William leaves us short of sleep aching throats and inspiration foggy heath on a sunday walk after the hi-ha-ho chanting high hymns laughs versus coughs we love Toyota she was cosey and we’ll miss her peanutspread oranges kept us alive and the visions broke through thank god we had Hans, a commercial studio-engineer would have thrown us out (we quote: reeds voor weinig geld en da kredde be blieb blieb nie kloar) perhaps we needed more time but the result is ours creation besides songs at least as important to us it obviously is we were caught in our circumvision

LED ZEPPELIN SOUNDTRACK FROM THE FILM THE SONG REMAINS THE SAME 12″ 2LP ALBUM VINYL

A0631 LED ZEPPELIN The Song Remain the Same

“The Song Remains the Same” is the live soundtrack album of the concert film of the same name by the English rock band Led Zeppelin.

Transcript of the Liner Notes by Cameron Crowe

The exact city has faded, but the isolated moment is still clear. Somewhere on the East Coast during Led Zeppelin’s most recent tour of America, Jimmy Page, John Bonham, John Paul Jones and Robert Plant were speeding from the stage to their touring plane. Now, heading down the runway to the next stop, they collapsed in exhausted heaps around the on-board video tape machine. Little Richard was on the screen, bashing his piano keys, rocking the bandstand and howling “Tutti Frutti” in the 1957 classic film The Girl Can’t Help It. Page watched, took a weary slug of Jack Daniel’s, and began to grin. “You know something?”, he toasted. “No escaping our roots.” -Three years later, with that credo very much in mind, Led Zeppelin have released a feature film of their own. The Song Remains the Same captures all the power and force of a Led Zeppelin concert from the ultimate vantage point.

The view is from the second row, the sound is as if the viewer were on stage. A multiple track play-back sends the music from every direction of the theatre. The tension takes hold immediately. The opening moments of The Song Remains The Same show the band gather in Britain, fly to the States, and pile into cars that will take them to a long-packed Madison Square Garden in the heart of New York City. The pace accelerates: there is no chance to rest. They hurtle down the free-ways: and then Zeppelin is on stage, tearing into the music, from “Rock and Roll” to “Whole Lotta Love”; it is some of their most blazing live material. Peter Clifton and Joe Massot have admirably captured the total event on celluloid. For the first time, a Led Zeppelin performance is not just a memory. The film as well as this soundtrack, can be experienced again and again.

The film, though, is much more than a movie of Led Zeppelin in concert: it is a rare series of glimpses into the visions and sym-bolism of the men who make the music. Fulfilling a long-held desire to express themselves in a cinematic setting, each band member and manager Peter Grant, have contributed their own “fantasy sequence”. For the first time, one can view the images in Page’s mind during “Dazed and Confused”, see life breathed into “Stairway to Heaven” . . . It would be impossible to detail those sequences here. The band has never really discussed their concepts or reasons. Now it’s easy to see why. It’s been quite a ride since that first album was released in late ’68, inventing a new repertoire, raw and brimming with fresh ideas and explorations into rock. Since then, Zeppelin’s made six more albums, resulting in an ever-increasing legion of followers, whose loyalty can only be described as staggering, whilst the group record and live their music from L.A. to Kashmir. Now, their first adventure into cinema,

“The Song Remains the Same”, is cinematic proof that amidst it all, while living the reflections of their music, they have neither forgotten nor denied that original premise – The Roots.

Cameron Crowe

LED ZEPPELIN – IN THROUGH THE OUTDOOR (1979, GERMANY) 12″ LP ALBUM VINYL

A0629 LED ZEPPELIN In Through The Out Door

“In Through The Out Door” is the 10th album by the British Rock band Led Zeppelin and was originally released in 1979.

This 12″ LP black vinyl music record comes comes in the original brown paper bag. This is the so-called “A” version.

This album “LED ZEPPELIN – In Through The Outdoor (1979, Germany)” includes the original custom inner sleeve with album details, and artwork/photos

This original LP version of this album features an unusual gimmick: the album had an outer sleeve which was made to look like a plain brown paper bag, and the LP record sleeve proper featured black and white line artwork which, if washed with a wet brush, would become permanently fully coloured.  

Robert Plant – Lead Vocals
Jimmy Page – Guitars, Gizmotron, Production
John Paul Jones – Bass, Mandolin, Keyboards
John Bonham – Drums, percussion

Additional information and hires photos of “In Through The Out Door”