Pink Floyd
Japanese
Vinyl Singles Discography

by Vernon Fitch

with contributions from Mike Maskala & Elliot Tayman

© copyright Vernon Fitch / The Pink Floyd Archives


This is a discography of 7 inch vinyl singles (45s) that have been released in Japan by Pink Floyd.

Picture sleeves: There are basically three different types of Japanese picture sleeves. Most of the early Odeon Record releases have a two-sheet wrap around sleeve with lyrics on the inside. Later CBS sleeves are primarily single sheet inserts with the lyrics on the back. Finally, there are a few standard picture sleeve issues that the record is inserted into. These various types of sleeves are noted in this discography.

Red vinyl: Nearly all the early singles issued on Odeon Records were released in very limited editions on red vinyl (it is generally accepted that only 500-600 copies of each of these singles were pressed on red vinyl). These dark red vinyl releases were pressings on Everclean vinyl, a higher quality of vinyl that was developed and patented by Toshiba Musical Industries in 1957. Everclean vinyl is much more static resistant and dust resistant than regular black vinyl. However, Everclean pressings wear out much faster than black vinyl pressings since the vinyl is softer, so record groove sound quality may be degraded even though the records still looks mint.
At the time they were made, red vinyl pressings were not intended as collector items, and both red vinyl and black vinyl pressings were priced the same. The final Japanese red vinyl pressings were made in April 1974. Each entry in the discography for Odeon releases indicate whether a particular single was released on red vinyl.

Any comments, corrections or additions to this discography are appreciated.


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Singles

Pink Floyd

  1. See Emily Play / The Scarecrow
  2. Let There Be More Light / Remember a Day
  3. The Nile Song / Main Theme
  4. The Nile Song / Main Theme (alternate PS)
  5. Julia Dream / Summer `68
  6. One of These Days / Seamus
  7. Pink Floyd-The Big 4 (33 1/3 EP)
  8. Free Four / Absolutely Curtains (Odeon Records promo)
  9. Free Four / Absolutely Curtains
  10. Point Me at the Sky / Arnold Layne
  11. Have a Cigar / Welcome to the Machine
  12. One of These Days / Seamus (EMI / Toshiba Records reissue)
  13. One of These Days / Seamus (EMI / Toshiba Records reissue with TV ad on sleeve)
  14. Another Brick in the Wall (Part II) / One of My Turns
  15. Comfortably Numb / Hey You
  16. Not Now John / Your Possible Pasts (CBS / Sony Records promo)
  17. Not Now John / The Hero's Return (parts I and II)
  18. Learning to Fly / Terminal Frost (CBS / Sony Records promo)
  19. Learning to Fly / Terminal Frost


Pink Floyd Singles


See Emily Play picture sleeve

Songs: See Emily Play / The Scarecrow
Picture/Title Sleeve: Picture sleeve.
Also Released On Red Vinyl: Yes.
Record Company: Odeon Records
Catalog Number: OR-1725
Matrix Information: (side 1 / side 2)
1) 7XCA-30214 1S 2 7J / 7XCA-30215 1S 1 (both stamped) (black vinyl)
Release Information: Japanese issue. Released on both black and red vinyl.
Advance Pressing: Also issued on red vinyl as an advance promotional pressing with a white Odeon Records label with the record company information in pink, and the title and catalog number (OR-1785) added in black type.
Description:
Picture Sleeve: [front] [inside] [back] Wrap-around picture sleeve. The front cover is a band picture from the Piper at the Gates of Dawn photo session, and titles in Japanese at the top. The inside sleeve has band info in Japanese on the inner left, and song titles with lyrics in English on the inner right. The back cover is white with Odeon Records in the center.
Sleeve: [front] [back] Toshiba Records sleeve.
Labels (promo on red vinyl): White Odeon promo labels.
Labels: Black Odeon labels.
Text around the top edge of the label starts at 11 o'clock says:

Mfd. under license by Toshiba Musical Industries Ltd. in Japan

Text around the bottom edge of the label starts at 10 o'clock says:

Unauthorized public performance, broadcasting and copying of this record prohibited - All rights of the manufacturer and of the owner of the recorded work are reserved.



Let There Be More Light picture sleeve

Songs: Let There Be More Light / Remember a Day
Picture/Title Sleeve: Picture sleeve.
Also Released On Red Vinyl: Yes.
Record Company: Odeon Records
Catalog Number: OR-2367
Release Information: These songs were released as a single in only two countries, Japan and the United States, with the Japanese release being the only issue with a picture sleeve. Released on both black and red vinyl in Japan.
Timings (side 1 / side 2): 5:27 / 4:21
Description:
Picture Sleeve #1: [front] [inside] [back] Wrap-around picture sleeve. Price in the lower left corner is Y400. The front cover has a black and white picture from the Saucerful of Secrets album sleeve, titles in the center on the left, and the title NEW ROCK Best Hit Series at the top. The inside sleeve has titles with timings and band info in Japanese on the inner left, and song titles with lyrics in English on the inner right. The back cover is white with a listing of other Odeon Record releases.
Picture Sleeve #2: Wrap-around picture sleeve. Silver Y500 price sticker in the lower left corner over the old price.
Vinyl: Red Everclean vinyl promo.
Labels (promo on red vinyl): White Odeon promo labels.
Labels: Black Odeon labels.
Text around the top edge of the label starts at 11 o'clock says:

Mfd. under license by Toshiba Musical Industries Ltd. in Japan

Text around the bottom edge of the label starts at 10 o'clock says:

Unauthorized public performance, broadcasting and copying of this record prohibited - All rights of the manufacturer and of the owner of the recorded work are reserved.



The Nile Song picture sleeve
Odeon Records 1st issue

Songs: The Nile Song / Main Theme
Picture/Title Sleeve: Picture sleeve.
Also Released On Red Vinyl: Yes.
Record Company: Odeon Records
Catalog Number: OR-2716
Matrix Information: (side 1 / side 2)
1) YAX-3868-2-S 1S 1 1A / YAX-3868-1-S 1S 1 (both stamped)
Release Information: Original Japanese issue. Released on both black and red vinyl.
Description:
Picture Sleeve: [front] [inside] [back] Wrap-around picture sleeve. The front has a picture from the movie, More, with titles at the top, and the Odeon logo in the upper right corner. The inside sleeve has song titles with timings on the left, and band info on both the inner left and right. The back cover is white with the title and lyrics for The Nile Song in both English and Japanese.
Labels (promo): White Odeon promo labels.
Labels: Black Odeon labels.
Text around the top edge of the label starts at 11 o'clock says:

Mfd. under license by Toshiba Musical Industries Ltd. in Japan

Text around the bottom edge of the label starts at 10 o'clock says:

Unauthorized public performance, broadcasting and copying of this record prohibited - All rights of the manufacturer and of the owner of the recorded work are reserved.



The Nile Song picture sleeve
Odeon Records 2nd issue

Songs: The Nile Song / Main Theme
Picture/Title Sleeve: Picture sleeve.
Also Released On Red Vinyl: No.
Record Company: Odeon Records
Catalog Number: OR-2716
Matrix Information: (side 1 / side 2)
1) YAX-3868-2-S 1S 6 1B / YAX-3868-1-S 1S 6 (both stamped)
Release Information: Japanese reissue with an altered picture sleeve.
Description:
Picture Sleeve: [front] [inside] [back] Wrap-around picture sleeve. On the front is a picture from the movie, More, with song title in Japanese in blue across the top, and the Odeon logo in the lower right corner. Inside are credits and text in Japanese. On the back are the lyrics.
Sleeve: [front] [back] Toshiba Records sleeve.
Labels (promo): White Odeon promo labels.
Labels: Black Odeon labels.
Text around the top edge of the label starts at 11 o'clock says:

Mfd. under license by Toshiba Musical Industries Ltd. in Japan

Text around the bottom edge of the label starts at 10 o'clock says:

Unauthorized public performance, broadcasting and copying of this record prohibited - All rights of the manufacturer and of the owner of the recorded work are reserved.



Julia Dream picture sleeve

Songs: Julia Dream / Summer `68
Picture/Title Sleeve: Picture sleeve.
Also Released On Red Vinyl: Yes.
Record Company: Odeon Records
Catalog Number: OR-2840
Matrix Information: (side 1 / side 2)
1) SRS-5071B 1S 1S / SHVL-781B 2S 1S (both stamped) (promo)
2) SRS-5071B 1S 1S / SHVL-781B 2S 1S 1G (both stamped) (red vinyl)
3) SRS-5071B 1S 1S 1G / SHVL-781B 2S 1S (both stamped) (black vinyl)
Release Date: 1971
Release Information: Japanese issue. Released on both black and red vinyl.
Promotional releases: Four Julia Dream promotional pressings have been found with blank white labels:
1) Julia Dream backed with Free Four.
2) Julia Dream backed with a song by Paul Mauriat (possibly a Yusen cable radio pressing).
3) Julia Dream backed with El Bimbo-Binbo Jet.
4) Julia Dream backed with a Mary Hopkin song.
Description:
Picture Sleeve: [front] [inside] [back] Wrap-around picture sleeve. The front is gray with a picture of the band members, and titles at the top. The inside sleeve is black with band info and title and lyrics for Julia Dream in English on the inner left, and Summer `68 on the inner right. The back is gray with a picture of the band in the center.
Vinyl: Red Everclean vinyl.
Labels (promo): White Odeon promo labels.
Labels: Black Odeon labels.
Text around the top edge of the label starts at 11 o'clock says:

Mfd. under license by Toshiba Musical Industries Ltd. in Japan

Text around the bottom edge of the label starts at 10 o'clock says:

Unauthorized public performance, broadcasting and copying of this record prohibited - All rights of the manufacturer and of the owner of the recorded work are reserved.



One of These Days picture sleeve

Songs: One of These Days / Seamus
Picture/Title Sleeve: Picture sleeve.
Also Released On Red Vinyl: Yes.
Record Company: Toshiba / Odeon Records
Catalog Number: OR-2935
Matrix Information: (side 1 / side 2)
1) SHVL-795A-1-S 1S / SHVL-795A-5-S 1S (both stamped) (black vinyl)
2) SHVL-795A-1-S 1S 7 / SHVL-795A-5-S 1S 3 (both stamped) (red vinyl)
Release Date: 1971
Release Information: Japanese issue. Released on both black and red vinyl.
Description:
Picture Sleeve #1: [front] [back] Single sheet sleeve. Brown Japanese text at the top. The front is white with the four faces of the band members in circles, and titles at the top. The back is white with song titles with timings, band info, lyrics for Seamus in English, and a picture of the Meddle album.
Picture Sleeve #2: Single sheet sleeve. Gray Japanese text at the top.
Vinyl: Red Everclean vinyl.
Labels (promo): White Odeon promo labels.
Labels: Black Odeon labels.
Text around the top edge of the label starts at 11 o'clock says:

Mfd. under license by Toshiba Musical Industries Ltd. in Japan

Text around the bottom edge of the label starts at 10 o'clock says:

Unauthorized public performance, broadcasting and copying of this record prohibited - All rights of the manufacturer and of the owner of the recorded work are reserved.



Pink Floyd-The Big 4 EP picture sleeve

Songs: One of These Days / Julia Dream / Point Me at the Sky / See Emily Play
Picture/Title Sleeve: Picture sleeve.
Also Released On Red Vinyl: No.
Record Company: EMI / Toshiba / Odeon Records
Catalog Number: OP-4619
Matrix Information: (side 1 / side 2)
1) OP-4619-AS 1S 2 / OP-4619-BS 1S 2 (both stamped)
Release Date: August 1971
Release Information: Japanese issue. This is a 33 1/3 rpm EP with lyric sheet.
Description:
Picture Sleeve: [front] [back] A cardboard sleeve with opening on the right side for the record. The front has a picture of the band, with titles at the top. The back is white with song titles with timings, band info, and a picture of the band. Song listings on back of the sleeve incorrectly list Point Me to the Sky, instead of Point Me at the Sky.
Insert: [front] [back] Issued with a single sheet insert that has song titles with lyrics in English on both the front and back.
Labels (promo): White Odeon promo labels.
Labels: Black Odeon labels.
Text around the top edge of the label starts at 11 o'clock says:

Mfd. under license by Toshiba Musical Industries Ltd. in Japan

Text around the bottom edge of the label starts at 10 o'clock says:

Unauthorized public performance, broadcasting and copying of this record prohibited - All rights of the manufacturer and of the owner of the recorded work are reserved.



Free Four promo picture sleeve

Songs: Free Four / Absolutely Curtains (Odeon Records promo)
Picture/Title Sleeve: Picture sleeve.
Also Released On Red Vinyl: No.
Record Company: Toshiba / Odeon Records
Catalog Number: 4RS-322
Release Date: 1972
Release Information: Special promo only picture sleeve.
Description:
Picture Sleeve: [front] [back] Pink Floyd with orange background, and the faces of the four band members in circles.
Labels: White Odeon promo labels.
Text around the top edge of the label starts at 11 o'clock says:

Mfd. under license by Toshiba Musical Industries Ltd. in Japan

Text around the bottom edge of the label starts at 10 o'clock says:

Unauthorized public performance, broadcasting and copying of this record prohibited - All rights of the manufacturer and of the owner of the recorded work are reserved.



Free Four picture sleeve

Songs: Free Four / Absolutely Curtains
Picture/Title Sleeve: Picture sleeve.
Also Released On Red Vinyl: Yes.
Record Company: Toshiba / Odeon Records
Catalog Number: EOR-10149
Matrix Information: (side 1 / side 2)
1) SHSP-4020-B-2-S 1S 1 H / SHSP-4020-B-4-S 1S 1 (both stamped) (red vinyl)
Release Date: 1972
Release Information: Japanese issue. Released on both black and red vinyl. In addition to the live concert photo on the front of the sleeve, there are also seven additional live concert photos on the back of the sleeve.
Description:
Picture Sleeve: [front] [inside] [back] Wrap-around picture sleeve. The front is black and gold with a live concert photo, and titles at the top. The inside sleeve has song titles with timings, two pictures of the band and band info on the left, and the song title Free Four with lyrics in English and Japanese on the right. The back is white with seven different concert photos and a picture of the Obscured By Clouds album.
Vinyl: Red Everclean vinyl.
Labels (promo): White Odeon promo labels.
Labels: Black Odeon labels.
Text around the top edge of the label starts at 11 o'clock says:

Mfd. under license by Toshiba Musical Industries Ltd. in Japan

Text around the bottom edge of the label starts at 10 o'clock says:

Unauthorized public performance, broadcasting and copying of this record prohibited - All rights of the manufacturer and of the owner of the recorded work are reserved.



Point Me at the Sky picture sleeve

Songs: Point Me at the Sky / Arnold Layne
Picture/Title Sleeve: Picture sleeve.
Also Released On Red Vinyl: No.
Record Company: Toshiba / Odeon Records
Catalog Number: OR-2979
Matrix Information: (side 1 / side 2)
1) 7XCA-3288 1S 4 2A / SRS-5071A-1-S 1S 9 (both stamped)
Release Date: March 1972
Release Information: Japanese issue. The song title on the picture sleeve and label is misspelled "Point Me To The Sky." The songwriting credit on side 1 is "Peters-Gilmour."
Description:
Picture Sleeve: [front] [inside] [back] Wrap-around picture sleeve. The front is a picture of clouds, a small picture of the band in the center, and titles at the top. The inside sleeve has song titles with timings and band info on the left, and Point Me to the Sky with lyrics in English, and a picture of the Meddle album on the right. The back is white with Odeon Records in the middle.
Inner Sleeve: Toshiba Records inner sleeve.
Labels (promo): White Odeon promo labels.
Labels: Black Odeon labels.
Text around the top edge of the label starts at 11 o'clock says:

Mfd. under license by Toshiba Musical Industries Ltd. in Japan

Text around the bottom edge of the label starts at 10 o'clock says:

Unauthorized public performance, broadcasting and copying of this record prohibited - All rights of the manufacturer and of the owner of the recorded work are reserved.



Have a Cigar picture sleeve

Songs: Have a Cigar / Welcome to the Machine
Picture/Title Sleeve: Picture sleeve.
Record Company: CBS / Sony Records
Catalog Number: SOPB-347
Matrix Information: (side 1 / side 2)
1) SOPB-347A2 1A4 / SOPB-347B2 1A2 (both stamped)
Description:
Picture Sleeve: [front] [back] Single sheet sleeve. The front is blue with the robot handshake with the four elements in a circle and titles around the circle. The back is white with song titles with timings at the top, band info down the left, and Have a Cigar with lyrics in English and Japanese on the right.
Labels (promo): White CBS / Sony promo labels.
Labels: Orange CBS / Sony labels.
Text around the top edge of the label starts at 7 o'clock says:

All rights of the manufacturer and of the owner of the recorded work reserved. Unauthorized public performance, broadcasting and copying of this record prohibited. CBS/Sony Inc.



One of These Days reissue picture sleeve

Songs: One of These Days / Seamus
Picture/Title Sleeve: Picture sleeve.
Record Company: EMI / Toshiba
Catalog Number: EMR-20388
Matrix Information: (side 1 / side 2)
1) SHVL-795A-1-S 1S 25 8-1G / SHVL-795A-5-S 1S 22 (both stamped) (promo)
Release Date: 1977
Release Information: Japanese issue.
Description:
Picture Sleeve: [front] [back] Single sheet sleeve. The front has the sound waves on an ear photo from the Meddle album, with Pink Floyd at the top and titles across the bottom. The back is white with song titles with timings at the top, band info underneath, the song Seamus with lyrics in English at the bottom, a picture of the band with equipment on the right, and a picture of the Meddle album at the bottom.
Labels (promo): White EMI promo labels.
Labels: Red / brown EMI labels.
Text around the right edge of the label starts at 12 o'clock says:

"Mfd. by Toshiba-EMI Ltd. in Japan. All rights of the manufacturer and of the owner of the recorded work are reserved. Unauthorized public performance, broadcasting and copying of the record prohibited."



One of These Days reissue picture sleeve
(with TV ad banner)

Songs: One of These Days / Seamus
Picture/Title Sleeve: Picture sleeve.
Record Company: EMI / Toshiba
Catalog Number: EMR-20388
Matrix Information: (side 1 / side 2)
1) SHVL-795A-1-S 1S 40 5G2-1248Y2 / SHVL-795A-5-S 1S 40 (both stamped)
Release Date: 1977
Release Information: Japanese issue. Issued with a yellow TV ad banner printed on the upper left part of the front cover, and a different picture on the back cover.
Description:
Picture Sleeve: [front] [back] Single sheet sleeve. The front has the sound waves on an ear photo from the Meddle album, with Pink Floyd at the top, a yellow TV ad banner printed in the upper left, and titles across the bottom. The back is white with song titles with timings at the top, band info underneath, the song Seamus with lyrics in English at the bottom, a picture of the band members on the right, and a picture of the Meddle album at the bottom.
Labels: Red / brown EMI labels.
Text around the right edge of the label starts at 12 o'clock says:

"Mfd. by Toshiba-EMI Ltd. in Japan. All rights of the manufacturer and of the owner of the recorded work are reserved. Unauthorized public performance, broadcasting and copying of the record prohibited."



Another Brick in the Wall (Part II) picture sleeve

Songs: Another Brick in the Wall (Part II) / One of My Turns
Picture/Title Sleeve: Picture sleeve.
Record Company: CBS / Sony Records
Catalog Number: 06SP 453
Matrix Information: (side 1 / side 2)
1) 06SP-453A1 1A4 / 06SP-453B1 1A3 (both stamped)
2) 06SP-453A1 1A4 / 06SP-453B1 1A6 (both stamped)
Release Information: Japanese issue.
Description:
Picture Sleeve: [front] [back] Standard picture sleeve with opening at the top for the record. The front is a white brick wall with titles at the top. The back is also a white brick wall with song titles and record company information at the bottom.
Insert: Single sheet insert. On the front are song titles with timings at the top, band info, the song Another Brick in the Wall (Part II) with lyrics in English and Japanese, and a picture of The Wall album. The back is blank.
Inner Sleeve: Plastic inner sleeve with rounded bottom.
Labels (promo #1): White CBS / Sony promo labels.
Labels (promo #2): CBS / Sony picture labels with a sample stamp on the labels.
Labels: CBS / Sony picture labels.
Text around the bottom edge of the label starts at 9 o'clock says:

All rights of the manufacturer and of the owner of the recorded work reserved. Unauthorized public performance, broadcasting and copying of this record prohibited. CBS Sony Inc., Tokyo, Japan.



Comfortably Numb picture sleeve

Songs: Comfortably Numb / Hey You
Picture/Title Sleeve: Picture sleeve.
Record Company: CBS / Sony Records
Catalog Number: 07SP 491
Matrix Information: (side 1 / side 2)
1) 07SP-491A1 1A2 / 07SP-491B2 1A2 (both stamped)
Release Information: Japanese issue.
Description:
Picture Sleeve: [front] [back] Single sheet sleeve. The front has a Gerald Scarfe drawing from the Wall movie, and titles at the top and bottom right. The back is white with song titles with timings at the top, band info, the song Comfortably Numb with lyrics in English, and a picture of The Wall album at the bottom.
Labels (promo): White CBS / Sony promo labels.
Labels: Orange CBS / Sony labels.
Text around the top edge of the label starts at 7 o'clock says:

All rights of the manufacturer and of the owner of the recorded work reserved. Unauthorized public performance, broadcasting and copying of this record prohibited. CBS/Sony Inc. Tokyo, Japan.



Not Now John promo picture sleeve

Songs: Not Now John / Your Possible Pasts (CBS Records promo)
Picture/Title Sleeve: Picture sleeve.
Record Company: CBS / Sony Records
Catalog Number: XDSP 93036
Matrix Information: (side 1 / side 2)
1) XDSP-93036A3 1A1 CS / XDSP-93036B2 1A1 (both stamped)
Release Information: Japanese CBS Records promo only release.
Description:
Picture Sleeve: [front] [back] Title sleeve with a picture of the album, The Final Cut. Sleeve is two single sheets stuck to CBS/Sony sleeve.
Labels: White CBS promo labels with title and timing at the top, and catalog number stamped in black at the bottom.



Not Now John picture sleeve

Songs: Not Now John (obscured version) / The Hero's Return (parts I and II)
Picture/Title Sleeve: Picture sleeve.
Record Company: CBS / Sony Records
Catalog Number: 07SP 647
Matrix Information: (side 1 / side 2)
1) 07SP-647A1 1A1 CS / 07SP-647B1 1A1 (both stamped)
Release Information: Japanese issue.
Description:
Picture Sleeve: [front] [back] Single sheet sleeve. The front has a factory scene and the titles down the right side. The back has song titles with timings at the top, band info, a picture of The Final Cut album, and the song Not Now John with unobscured lyrics in English and Japanese at the bottom.
Labels (promo #1): White CBS / Sony promo labels.
Labels (promo #2): Orange CBS / Sony label with the word "sample" in Japanese stamped in a rectangle on the labels.
Labels: Orange CBS / Sony labels.
Text around the top edge of the label starts at 7 o'clock says:

All rights of the manufacturer and of the owner of the recorded work reserved. Unauthorized public performance, broadcasting and copying of this record prohibited. CBS/Sony Inc. Tokyo, Japan.



Learning to Fly promo title sleeve

Songs: Learning to Fly / Terminal Frost
Picture/Title Sleeve: Title sleeve.
Record Company: CBS / Sony Records
Catalog Number: XDSP 93094
Release Information: Promo issue with a promo title sleeve.
Description:
Title Sleeve: [front] [back] The Words PINK FLOYD.
Labels: Orange CBS / Sony promo labels.



Learning to Fly picture sleeve

Songs: Learning to Fly / Terminal Frost
Picture/Title Sleeve: Picture sleeve.
Record Company: CBS / Sony Records
Catalog Number: 07SP 1060
Bar Code: T4988 009 01501 9
Matrix Information: (side 1 / side 2)
1) 07SP-1060A1 1A2 CS / 07SP-1060B1 1A2 (both stamped)
Release Information: Japanese issue.
Description:
Picture Sleeve: [front] [back] Standard picture sleeve with opening at the top for the record. The front has a picture of growing feet, and titles at the top and bottom right. The back has a picture of an airport runway with titles at the bottom.
Insert: Single sheet insert. The front has song titles with timings, band info, the song Learning to Fly with lyrics in English and Japanese, and a picture of A Momentary Lapse of Reason album. The back is blank.
Labels (promo): White CBS / Sony promo labels.
Labels: Orange CBS / Sony labels.
Text around the top edge of the label starts at 7 o'clock says:

All rights of the manufacturer and of the owner of the recorded work reserved. Unauthorized public performance, broadcasting and copying of this record prohibited. CBS/Sony Inc. Tokyo, Japan.