Pink Floyd
U.K.
Box Set LP Discography

by Vernon Fitch

with contributions from Bede Perham

© copyright Vernon Fitch / The Pink Floyd Archives


This is a discography of vinyl LP box sets that have been released in the United Kingdom by Pink Floyd.

Any comments, corrections or additions to this discography would be appreciated.


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Box Sets

  1. Pink Floyd

    1. The First 11
    2. Pink Floyd - 97 Vinyl Collection


Release and Dating Information

  1. Bar Codes: Scan codes on album covers made their appearance in the early 1980s, either in 1980 or 1981.

  2. Catalog Numbers: Catalog numbers are the letters and numbers assigned to a particular record, and can be found printed on the cover, label, and matrix of a record.

  3. Label color and text - Harvest Records:

    1. Color:
      1. Beginning with the release of the Pink Floyd album, Ummagumma in late 1969, Pink Floyd albums were released on Harvest Records with yellow / green Harvest Record labels. (they look green to me, but some people call them yellow)
      2. In 1972, Harvest Records added a small EMI logo in a rectangular box above the word Harvest on the left side of the label. This logo is in the same yellow / green colors as the rest of the Harvest label.
      3. In the early 1980s, Harvest Records changed to a black Harvest label with silver text.

    2. Text:
      1. From 1967 until approximately 1975, the text around the edge of the labels included the wording: "The Gramophone Co. Ltd."
      2. Beginning in 1975, "The Gramophone Co. Ltd." text around the edge of the labels was changed to: "EMI Records Ltd." In approximately 1982, the text around the edge of the labels was changed to end with: "Manufactured in the U.K. by EMI Records Limited."

  4. Matrix Information: Matrix information is the letters and numbers etched into the vinyl near the label in the runoff groove at the end of each side of a record. Matrix information may include:

    1. Catalog number.
    2. Side number.
    3. Lacquer master number.
    4. Stamper letter. (usually found at the 3 o'clock position)
    5. Mother number. (usually found at the 9 o'clock position)
    6. Record pressing plant.
    7. The engineer who cut the lacquer.

    Example: The matrix information, SRS 5071 A-1 G 1, found on side one of the Starline Records pressing of Relics indicates:

    1. SRS 5071 A-1 is the lacquer master number (this includes the catalog number SRS 5071)
    2. G is the stamper letter
    3. 1 is the mother number

    Stampers are made from the Mothers. Mothers are made from the fathers. Fathers are made from the lacquers. And the lacquers are cut from the master tapes.

    Stamper Codes: The stamper codes used by Columbia/EMI Records are based on "Gramophone Ltd." and are as follows:

      G=1
      R=2
      A=3
      M=4
      O=5
      P=6
      H=7
      L=8
      T=9
      D=0

    Example: A record with a "G" stamper letter indicates that the record was made from the first stamper. Later pressings may have stamper numbers in combination, such as "AD" which means 30.

    ***The matrix information listed in this discography is not complete. This is known matrix information only. If you have a record with matrix information that is not listed here, please send me the information!***

  5. Record Pressing Plants - All EMI Records in the 1960s through the 1980s were pressed at their Uxbridge Road pressing plant in outer London, known as the EMI Village. These vinyl pressing plants were closed down in the early 1990s and everything since then has been subcontracted out.

  6. Sealed Albums - Record albums in Britain were never sealed in shrink wrap by either Columbia or Harvest Records. However, often times record shops would seal the records themselves upon receipt. Additionally, may importers of British albums into the U.S., such as GEM, would seal the records prior to distribution.


Box Sets


The First XI
Harvest Records 11-LP box set

Title: The First XI
Record Label: Harvest Records
Catalog Number: PF 11
Release Date: July 1979
Release Information: An eleven LP box set of reissues of the first eleven Pink Floyd records. Made in a limited edition of 1,000, with Dark Side of the Moon and Wish You Were Here issued as picture discs. Released in a black box with a textured cover that has the title and a heartbeat line on the front.
Description:
Box Front Cover: Black box with title and heartbeat line.
Box Spine: Black title, catalog number and heartbeat line.
This box set includes:

1) The Piper at the Gates of Dawn
Catalog Number: SCX 6157
Matrix Information: (side 1 / side 2)
1) YAX 3419-2 P 11 2 / YAX 3420-2 GR 1.1 4 (both stamped)
2) YAX 3419-2 RD 2 / YAX 3420-2 PM 3 (both stamped)
3) YAX 3419-2 AH 2 / YAX 3420-2 TG 5 (both stamped)
4) YAX 3419-2 AL 2 / YAX 3420-2 LO 4 (both stamped)
Cover: Kaleidoscope picture of band. Laminated non-flipback cover.
Labels: Black Columbia label with silver text, white EMI logo in small rectangle at bottom and top, and white "Columbia" in large rectangle with lines on each side at top.
Text around the top edge of the label starts at 8 o'clock and says:

EMI Records Ltd. All rights of the manufacturer and of the owner of the recorded work reserved. Unauthorised public performance, broadcasting and copying of this record prohibited. Made in GT Britain.


2) A Saucerful of Secrets
Catalog Number: SCX 6258
Matrix Information: (side 1 / side 2)
1) YAX 3633-3 GRL 4 / YAX 3634-3 GMT 5 (both stamped)
2) YAX 3633-3 GML 4 / YAX 3634-3 GML 5 (both stamped)
Cover: Hipgnosis cover. Laminated non-flipback cover.
Labels: Black Columbia label with silver printing, white EMI logo in small rectangle at bottom and top, and white "Columbia" in large rectangle with lines on each side at top.
Text around the top edge of the label starts at 8 o'clock and says:

EMI Records Ltd. All rights of the manufacturer and of the owner of the recorded work reserved. Unauthorised public performance, broadcasting and copying of this record prohibited. Made in GT Britain.


3) More
Catalog Number: SCX 6346
Matrix Information: (side 1 / side 2)
1) YAX 3868-4 GA 1 HTM / YAX 3869-1G GGA 4 (both stamped except HTM written)
2) YAX 3868-4 RR HTM 1 / YAX 3869-1G GRD 4 (both stamped except HTM written)
Front Cover: Windmill scene from the movie. Laminated.
Back Cover: Song listing. Credits. Gray. Couple facing right.
Spine: White with title.
Labels: Black Columbia labels with silver text, white EMI logo in small rectangle at bottom, and another one at the top of the label, and white "Columbia" in large rectangle at the top.
Text around the top edge of the label starts at 8 o'clock and says:

EMI Records Ltd. All rights of the manufacturer and of the owner of the recorded work reserved. Unauthorised public performance, broadcasting, and copying of this record prohibited. Made in GT Britain


4) Ummagumma
Catalog Number: SHDW 1 / 2
Matrix Information: (side 1 / side 2 / side 3 / side 4)
1) SHDW 1 A-3 MR 2 / SHDW 1 B-4 DV HTM 2 / SHDW 2 A-3 GLL HTM 3 / SHDW 2 B-4 L 1.1 3 (all stamped except HTM is written)
Cover: Receding pictures of band members. Laminated gatefold cover.
Labels: Yellow / green Harvest labels.
Text around the top edge of the label starts at 10 o'clock and says:

EMI Records, Ltd. All rights of the manufacturer and of the owner of the recorded work reserved.

Text around the bottom edge of the label starts at 8 o'clock and says:

Unauthorised public performance, broadcasting, and copying of this record prohibited. Made in GT Britain.


5) Atom Heart Mother
Catalog Number: SHVL 781
Matrix Information: (side 1 / side 2)
1) SHVL 781 A-6 A O HTM 1 / SHVL 781 B-6 H R HTM 1 (both stamped except HTM written)
Cover: A cow. Gatefold cover. Matte.
Labels: Yellow / green Harvest labels.
Text around the top edge of the label starts at 10 o'clock and says:

EMI Records, Ltd. All rights of the manufacturer and of the owner of the recorded work reserved.

Text around the bottom edge of the label starts at 8 o'clock and says:

Unauthorised public performance, broadcasting, and copying of this record prohibited. Made in GT Britain.


6) Relics
Catalog Number: SRS 5071
Matrix Information: (side 1 / side 2)
1) SRS 5071 A-3 1.1 O V HTM 3 / SRS 5071 B-6 C1 (x) (both stamped except HTM written)
Cover: Nick Mason drawing. Textured. Matte.
Labels: Blue EMI / Starline labels.
Text around the top edge of the label starts at 8 o'clock and says:

EMI Records, Ltd. All rights of the producer and of the owner of the recorded work reserved. Unauthorised public performance, broadcasting, and copying of this record prohibited. Made in GT Britain.


7) Meddle
Catalog Number: SHVL 795
Matrix Information: (side 1 / side 2)
1) SHVL 795 A-7 GDA HTM 3 / SHVL 795 B-6 HTM G 1.1 L 2 (both stamped except HTM written)
Cover: Soundwaves on an ear. Textured gatefold cover. Matte.
Labels: Yellow / green Harvest labels.
Text around the top edge of the label starts at 10 o'clock and says:

EMI Records, Ltd. All rights of the manufacturer and of the owner of the recorded work reserved.

Text around the bottom edge of the label starts at 8 o'clock and says:

Unauthorised public performance, broadcasting, and copying of this record prohibited. Made in GT Britain.


8) Obscured by Clouds
Catalog Number: SHSP 4020
Matrix Information: (side 1 / side 2)
1) SHSP 4020 A-4 HTM 2 / SHSP 4020 B-4 G H V 1 (both stamped except HTM written)
Cover: An out-of-focus picture from the movie of a man in a tree in the rain. Matte cover with rounded corners.
Labels: Yellow / green Harvest labels.
Text around the top edge of the label starts at 10 o'clock and says:

EMI Records, Ltd. All rights of the manufacturer and of the owner of the recorded work reserved.

Text around the bottom edge of the label starts at 8 o'clock and says:

Unauthorised public performance, broadcasting, and copying of this record prohibited. Made in GT Britain.


9) Dark Side of the Moon (picture disc)
Catalog Number: SHVLP 804
Matrix Information: (side 1 / side 2)
1) 05249-A-21 / 05249-B-21 (both stamped)
Front Cover: Black with a prism. Gatefold cover.
Back Cover: Black with inverted prism. Catalog number in upper right corner.
Spine: Black spine.
Cover Sticker: Issued with a round sticker on the shrink wrap that says "Pink Floyd The Dark Side of the Moon picture disc SHVLP 804 only available in this box set."
Inserts: Two posters and two stickers.
Record: Side 1 has a picture of the prism refracting light. Side 2 has a picture of the pyramids in Egypt.


10) Wish You Were Here (picture disc)
Matrix Information: (side 1 / side 2)
Catalog Number: SHVL 814
1) SHVL 814-A-6 HTM / SHVL 814-B-13 (both stamped except HTM written)
Front Cover: Covered with black shrink wrap with a round sticker in the center. Large round mechanical handshake sticker on the shrink wrap that says "Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here picture disc only available in this box set."


11) Animals
Catalog Number: SHVL 815
Matrix Information: (side 1 / side 2)
1) SHVL 815 A-4U OR 1 / SHVL 815 B-4U OR 3 (both stamped except OR written)
Cover: Battersea Power Station with a pig above it. Gatefold cover. Matte.
Inner Sleeve: Heavy cardboard. Black with lyrics.
Labels: Picture labels.
Text around the top edge of the label starts at 10 o'clock and says:

EMI Records, Ltd. All rights of the producer and of the owner of the recorded work reserved.

Text around the bottom edge of the label starts at 8 o'clock and says:

Made in Great Britain. Unauthorised public performance, broadcasting, and copying of this record prohibited.



Pink Floyd - 97 Vinyl Collection
EMI Records 7-LP box set

Title: Pink Floyd - 97 Vinyl Collection
Record Label: EMI Records
Catalog Number: 7243 8 59893 1 5
Bar Code: 7 24385 98931 5
Release Date: August 18, 1997
Release Information: A limited edition box set of seven Pink Floyd albums, all digitally remastered and pressed on 180 gram vinyl. Released in a die cut art box with a hole in the center. Bar code sticker (7 24385 98931 5) on back of box.
Note: Early pressings of this set were incorrectly pressed on 130 gram vinyl.
Description:
Front Cover: Art cover with a cutout hole in the center.
Back Cover: Art cover. Bar code sticker.
Spine: Title.
This box set includes:


1) The Piper at the Gates of Dawn (mono release)
Catalog Number: EMD 1110 / 7243 8 59857 1 3
Bar Code: 7 24385 98571 3
Matrix Information: (side 1 / side 2)
1) EMD 1110 A-1-1-1- D / EMD 1110 B-1-1-1- D (both stamped) [130g]
2) EMD 1110 A-2-1-1- D / EMD 1110 B-1-1-1- D (both stamped) [140g, 171g, 180g]
Description: Gatefold cover.
Front Cover: Kaleidoscope picture of the band. Round sticker in center of cover with blurred image.
Back Cover: Song titles. Credits. Bar code.
Inside Cover: Pictures of the band. Song lyrics.
Spine: Title. Catalog number.
Inner Sleeve: [front] [back] Purple with circle. Catalog numer in the upper right corner of the back.
Insert: Issued with a Pink Floyd back catalog print measuring 12 X 9 inches.
Labels: EMI art labels.
Text around the top edge of the label starts at 7 o'clock and says:

All rights of the producer and of the owner of the recorded work reserved. Unauthorised copying, hiring, renting, public performance and broadcasting of this record prohibited. The copyright in this sound recording is owned by EMI Records Ltd. P 1997 EMI Records Ltd. © 1997 EMI Records Ltd. Made in U.K. - LC 0542 - Mono.


2) The Wall
Catalog Number: EMD 1111 7243 8 59858 1 2
Bar Code: 7 24385 98581 2
Matrix Information: (side 1 / side 2 / side 3 / side 4)
1) EMD 1111 A-01-01-1 D / EMD 1111 B-01-01-1 D / EMD 1111 C-01-01-1 D / EMD 1111 D-01-01-1 D (all stamped) [177g / 174g]
Description: Gatefold cover.
Front Cover: White brick wall. Round sticker in center of cover with blurred image.
Back Cover: White brick wall. Bar code.
Inside Cover: White brick wall with Scarfe images. Credits.
Spine: Catalog number.
Inner Sleeves: Blank white poly lined inner sleeves.
Insert: Issued with a Pink Floyd back catalog print measuring 12 X 9 inches.
Labels: Wall picture labels.
Text around the top edge of the label starts at 7 o'clock and says:

All rights of the manufacturer and of the owner of the recorded work reserved. Unauthorised public performance, broadcasting and copying of this record prohibited. Made in Great Britain. EMI Records (U.K.)


3) Atom Heart Mother
Catalog Number: EMD 1112 / 7243 8 59861 1 6
Bar Code: 7 24385 98611 6
Matrix Information: (side 1 / side 2)
1) EMD 1112 A-1-1-1 D / EMD 1112 B-1-1-1 D (both stamped) [177g, 179g]
Description: Gatefold cover.
Front Cover: Cow. Round sticker in center of cover with blurred image.
Back Cover: Three cows. Bar code.
Inside Cover: Cows in a pasture. Song listing. Credits.
Spine: Title. Catalog number.
Inner Sleeve: [front] [back] Green with circle. Catalog numer and EMI Records copyright notice at the bottom of the back.
Insert: Issued with a Pink Floyd back catalog print measuring 12 X 9 inches.
Labels: White Harvest labels.
Text around the bottom edge of the label starts at 10 o'clock and says:

All rights of the producer and of the owner of the recorded work reserved. Unauthorised copying, hiring, renting, public performance and broadcasting of this record prohibited. Manufactured in the UK by EMI Records Limited.


4) Relics
Catalog Number: EMD 1113 / 7243 8 59862 1 5
Bar Code: 7 24385 98621 5
Matrix Information: (side 1 / side 2)
1) EMD 1113 A-1-1-1 D / EMD 1113 B-1-1-1 D (both stamped) [130g white label test pressing]
2) EMD 1113 A-02-01-1 D / EMD 1113 B-1-1-1 D (both stamped) [171g, 172g]
Description: Gatefold cover.
Front Cover: A relic. Round sticker in center of cover with blurred image.
Back Cover: A relic. Bar code.
Inside Cover: Pictures of relics. Credits. Song listing.
Spine: Title. Catalog number.
Inner Sleeve: [front] [back] Blue with circle. Catalog number at bottom of back.
Insert: Issued with a Pink Floyd back catalog print measuring 12 X 9 inches.
Labels: Brown picture labels.
Text around the left edge of the label starts at 6 o'clock and says:

All rights of the producer and of the owner of the recorded work reserved. Unauthorized copying, hiring, renting, public performance and broadcasting of this record prohibited. Made in U.K. - LC 0542.


5) The Dark Side of the Moon
Catalog Number: EMD 1114 / 7243 8 59865 1 2
Bar Code: 7 24385 98651 2
Matrix Information: (side 1 / side 2)
1) EMD 1114 A-1-1-1 D / EMD 1114 B-1-1-1 D (both stamped) [130g white label test pressing]
2) EMD 1114 A-1-1-1 D / EMD 1114 B-1-1-1 D (both stamped) [170g]
Description: Gatefold cover.
Front Cover: Prism. Round sticker in center of cover with blurred image.
Back Cover: Inverted prism. Bar code.
Inside Cover: Heartbeat line. Lyrics. Credits.
Spine: Title. Catalog number.
Inner Sleeve: [front] [back] Black with circle. Catalog number and EMI Records copyright notice at bottom of back.
Insert: Issued with a Pink Floyd back catalog print measuring 12 X 9 inches. This issue does not have the posters or stickers that came with prior releases of this album.
Labels: Black Harvest labels with prism.
Text around the top edge of the label starts at 10 o'clock and says:

EMI Records Limited. All rights of the manufacturer and of the owner of the recorded work reserved.

Text around the bottom edge of the label starts at 8 o'clock and says:

Unauthorised public performance, broadcasting and copying of this record prohibited. Made in Gt. Britain.


6) Wish You Were Here
Catalog Number: EMD 1115 / 7243 8 59863 1 4
Bar Code: 7 24385 98631 4
Matrix Information: (side 1 / side 2)
1) EMD 1115 A-01-01-1 D / EMD 1115 B-1-1-1 D (both stamped) [172g, 179g]
Description: Gatefold cover.
Front Cover: Burning man picture. Title. Round sticker in center of cover with blurred image.
Back Cover: Invisible salesman. Bar code.
Inside Cover: Diver. Red veil.
Spine: Title. Catalog number.
Inner Sleeve: [front] [back] White with circle, song titles, and lyrics. Catalog number at bottom.
Insert: Issued with a Pink Floyd back catalog print measuring 12 X 9 inches.
Labels: Black / green WYWH picture labels. LC 0542.
Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Part 5 is credited to "Waters/Gilmour/Wright."
Text centered at the bottom of side two says:

P 1975 The copyright in this sound recording is owned by Pink Floyd
Music Ltd. under exclusive license to EMI Records Ltd.
© 1997 Pink Floyd Music Ltd. All rights of the producer and
of the owner of the work reproduced reserved. Unauthorized copying,
hiring, renting, public performance and broadcasting of
this record prohibited. Made in the U.K.
Stereo 33RPM


7) Animals
Catalog Number: EMD 1116 / 7243 8 59864 1 3
Bar Code: 7 24385 98641 3
Matrix Information: (side 1 / side 2)
1) EMD 1116 A-1-1-1 D / EMD 1116 B-1-1-1 D (both stamped) [176g]
Description: Gatefold cover.
Front Cover: Battersea Power Station with pig. Round sticker in center of cover with blurred image.
Back Cover: Battersea Power Station with pig. Song listing. Credits.
Inside Cover: Pig launch at Battersea Power Station.
Spine: Title. Catalog number.
Inner Sleeve: [front] [back] Black with lyrics. Catalog number at bottom.
Insert: Issued with a Pink Floyd back catalog print measuring 12 X 9 inches.
Labels: Animals picture labels.
Text around the top edge of the label starts at 10 o'clock and says:

EMI Records Limited. All rights of the producer and of the owner of the recorded work reserved.

Text around the bottom edge of the label starts at 8 o'clock and says:

Made in Great Britain. Unauthorised public performance, broadcasting and copying of this record prohibited.