Pink Floyd
East German LP Discography

by Vernon Fitch and Ingo Brode

© copyright Vernon Fitch / The Pink Floyd Archives


This is a discography of Pink Floyd vinyl albums (LPs) that were released in East Germany, prior to its unification with West Germany in 1989.

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


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Albums

  1. Pink Floyd

    1. The Dark Side of the Moon
      1. Amiga Records
      2. Amiga Records reissue
      3. Intershop edition
    2. Wish You Were Here
    3. The Wall (Intershop edition)
    4. Delicate Sound of Thunder (Intershop edition)

  2. Compilations

    1. A Collection of Great Dance Songs (Intershop edition)


Pink Floyd


Dark Side of the Moon
Amiga Records

Title: The Dark Side Of The Moon
Record Company: Amiga Records
Catalog Number: 8 55 667
Matrix Information: (side 1 / side 2)
1) 666 218-1A / 666 218-2A (both written) (dark green cover)
2) 666 218-1B / 666 218-2A (both written) (dark green cover)
3) 666 218-1A 4 79 / 666 218-2A 4 79 (both written) (black cover)
Release Information: Although this is a stereo LP, the mix was taken from a quadraphonic master.
Description: Non-gatefold cover.
Front Cover: Matt. Picture of a prism on a dark green or black background. In the upper left corner is a printed sticker. In the upper right corner it says AMIGA, Stereo 8 55 667.
Back Cover: White with a prism. On the upper half are liner notes from Gottfried Schmiedel (1979). On the lower half are the tracklisting and credits. At the bottom it says "Mikrorillenplatten nur mit einem Mikro- oder Stereoabtaster abspielen. Für Stereoplatten (auch bei Monowiedergabe)nur einen Stereo-Tonabnehmer verwenden. Platte und Abtastspitze stets von Staub reinigen. VEB DEUTSCHE SCHALLPLATTEN BERLIN DDR. Made in German Democratic Republic. VEB Gotha-Druck Ag 511/1/79. A Verpackung nach TGL 10609 16,10 M."
Inserts: None.
Labels: Burgundy with silver letters. In the upper half is the AMIGA/AWA-logo.
Text around the bottom edge of the label starts at 10 o'clock and says:

VEB DEUTSCHE SCHALLPLATTEN.ALLE HERSTELLER- UND URHEBERRECHTE VORBEHALTEN. ÜBERSPIELUNG,ÖFFENTLICHE AUFFÜHRUNG UND RUNDFUNKSENDUNG VERBOTEN



Dark Side of the Moon
Amiga Records reissue

Title: The Dark Side Of The Moon
Record Company: Amiga Records
Catalog Number: 8 55 667
Matrix Information: (side 1 / side 2)
1) 8 55 667-1C L80 W MT A1 C1 0 / 666 218-2A (both stamped)
2) 8 55 667-1C L80 W MT A2 AR / 666 218-2A (both stamped)
Release Information: Although this is a stereo LP, the mix was taken from a quadraphonic master.
Description: Non-gatefold cover.
Front Cover: Matt. Picture of a prism on a black background. In the upper left corner is a printed sticker. In the upper right corner it says AMIGA, Stereo 8 55 667.
Back Cover: White with a prism. On the upper half are liner notes from Gottfried Schmiedel (1979). On the lower half are the tracklisting and credits. At the bottom it says "Mikrorillenplatten nur mit einem Mikro- oder Stereoabtaster abspielen. Für Stereoplatten (auch bei Monowiedergabe)nur einen Stereo-Tonabnehmer verwenden. Platte und Abtastspitze stets von Staub reinigen. VEB DEUTSCHE SCHALLPLATTEN BERLIN DDR. Made in German Democratic Republic. VEB Gotha-Druck Ag 511/1/79. A Verpackung nach TGL 10609 16,10 M."
Inserts: None.
Labels: Blue Amiga label with black letters.
Text around the bottom edge of the label starts at 10 o'clock and says:

VEB DEUTSCHE SCHALLPLATTEN.ALLE HERSTELLER- UND URHEBERRECHTE VORBEHALTEN. ÜBERSPIELUNG,ÖFFENTLICHE AUFFÜHRUNG UND RUNDFUNKSENDUNG VERBOTEN



The Dark Side of the Moon LP
EMI Intershop issue

Title: The Dark Side Of The Moon (Intershop edition)
Record Company: EMI / Harvest Records
Catalog Number: F 666 218
Matrix Information: (side 1 / side 2)
1) 666 218-1A / 666 218-2A (both stamped)
Release Information: Intershop edition reissue. Intershops were shops in East Germany that West German visitors were allowed to visit for the purpose of shopping. Quadraphonic (West German EMI sent quad mixes to an East German pressing plant in Babelsberg near Berlin, where the LP was mastered and pressed). Pre-manufactured West German Dark Side of the Moon album covers were used, but the catalog number was changed to F 666 218. This F 666 number can also be found on the record label, along with an AWA logo (AWA means Anstalt zur Wahrung der Aufführungsrechte, which is the East German equivalent of West German GEMA).
Test Pressing: A test pressing of this album has white labels with the words "Unverkäufliche Musterplatte" at the top, and the catalog number stamped in red ink on the label.
Description: Gatefold cover.
Front Cover: Black with prism. Matte.
Back Cover: Black with prism. In the upper right corner is the number F 666 218.
Labels: Black Harvest label with prism. QUADRO and the AWA-logo on the left side of the prism. Number F 666.218 / 1C 064-05 249Q
Text around the top edge of the label starts at 8 o'clock and says:

URHEBER- UND LEISTUNGSSCHUTZRECHTE, BESONDERE VERFIELFÄLTIGUNG (AUSSER ZUM PERSÖNLICHEN GEBRAUCH), VERMIETUNG, AUFFÜHRUNG, SENDUNG VORBEHLATEN



Wish You Were Here
Amiga Records

Title: Wish You Were Here
Record Company: Amiga
Catalog Number: 8 55 979
Matrix Information: (side 1 / side 2)
1) 8 55 979-1B F83 EN NT A1 A0 / 8 55 979-2A E NT A7 G (both written)
2) 8 55 979-1B F83 EN NT CM / 8 55 979-2A E83 E NT CM (both written)
Release Information: Test pressings have the words "UNVERKÄUFLICHE MUSTERPLATTE" stamped in black letters on the label.
Description:
Front Cover: The cover looks like crumpled black paper. In the middle of the cover is the round Wish You Were Here logo. In the upper right corner of the cover is the AMIGA logo. Matt.
Back Cover: At the top left it says "Schallplatte und Abtastnadel von Staub frei halten. Schallplatte entweder senkrecht stehend oder auf ebener Unterlage bis zu 20 Stuck ubereinanderliegend aufbewahren. Umgebungstemperaturen ueber +35 C vermeiden. VEB DEUTSCHE SCHALLPLATTEN BERLIN DDR Made in German Democratic Republic. Reproduktion: Prust / Gestaltung: EMI Lithographie und Druck: VEB Gotha-Druck Ag 511/01/83/A Verpackung nach TGL 10609." At the top center it says "PINK FLOYD WISH YOU WERE HERE." At the top right is " STEREO 8 55 979 - 16,10 M." (16,10 M is the price in East-German currency). In the center is the song listing, and in the lower half are liner notes by Peter Wicke in German (1983).
Back Cover Proof: A proof sheet, with corrections, for the back cover. Dated June 15, 1983.
Insert: None.
Labels: Blue Amiga label with black text. In the upper half is the AMIGA/AWA-logo.
Text around the bottom edge of the label starts at 10 o'clock and says:

VEB DEUTSCHE SCHALLPLATTEN.ALLE HERSTELLER- UND URHEBERRECHTE VORBEHALTEN. ÜBERSPIELUNG,ÖFFENTLICHE AUFFÜHRUNG UND RUNDFUNKSENDUNG VERBOTEN



The Wall 2-LP
Amiga Records

Title: The Wall (Intershop edition)
Record Company: Amiga Records
Catalog Number: F 667 330 / 1
Matrix Information: (side 1 / side 2 / side 3 / side 4)
1) 1C 198-63410-1A / 1C 198-63410-2A / 1C 198-63411-3A / 1C 198-63411-4A (all four written)
Release Information: Intershop edition reissue with a AWA-logo and the catalog number F 667 330/1.
Test Pressing #1: A single-disc test pressing of the first two sides was pressed with white "Unverkaeufliche Musterplatte" labels, and the number 198-63-410-1/198-63-410-2 stamped in red letters, and the date 18.Dez.1980 on both side stamped in blue letters. The name "Pink Floyd" is handwritten on the label along with remarks by the tester.
Test Pressing #2: A second test pressing was made with no cover and a blue label with silver letters. At the top of the label is "Unveräufliche Musterplatte ST 33 F 668 330/1." At the bottom of the label it says "Pink Floyd THE WALL." The matrix numbers are: 1C 198-63410-1A / 1C 198-63410-2A / 1C 198-63411-3A / 1C 198-63411-4A. Text around bottom edge of the label starts at 10 o'clock at says: VEB DEUTSCHE SCHALLPLATTEN.ALLE HERSTELLER- UND URHEBERRECHTE VORBEHALTEN. ÜBERSPIELUNG,ÖFFENTLICHE AUFFÜHRUNG UND RUNDFUNKSENDUNG VERBOTEN.
Description:
Cover: White brick wall.
Labels: Wall picture labels. At the bottom is the AWA-logo and the catalog-number F 667 330.



Delicate Sound of Thunder 2-LP

Title: Delicate Sound of Thunder (Intershop edition)
Record Company: Amiga Records
Catalog Number: F 670 374 / 5
Matrix Information: (side 1 / side 2 / side 3 / side 4)
1) 791 481 + 1A F 89 I C 1C / 791 481 + 2A F 89 I C 1C / 791 482 + 3A F 89 I C 1D / 791 482 + 4A F 89 I C 1B (all four written)
Release Information: Intershop edition reissue that has the original catalog number blacked out and replaced with F 670.374 A, F 670.375 A, and the text AWA.
Test Pressing: A two-disc test pressing was issued in blank white covers, light blue "Unverkaufliche Musterplatte" labels with black text, the number F 670 374, AWA, the tracklisting, and "Delikate Sound Of Thunder."
Description: Gatefold cover.
Front Cover: Lightbulb man.
Back Cover: In the top right corner is the catalog number: F 670 374/5.
Labels: Picture labels.
Text around the top edge of the label starts at 9 o'clock and says:

All rights of the producer and of the owner of the work reproduced reserved. Unauthorized copying, hiring, lending, public performance and broadcasting of the record prohibited
Text around the bottom edge of the label starts at 3 o'clock and says:
Alle Urheber- und Leistungsschutzrechte vorbehalten. Kein Verleih! Keine unerlaubte Vervielfältigung, Vermietung, Aufführung, Sendung! Made in EEC.


Compilations


A Collection of Great Dance Songs LP

Title: A Collection of Great Dance Songs (Intershop edition)
Record Company: Amiga Records
Catalog Number: F 668 014
Matrix Information: (side 1 / side 2)
1) F 668 014-1A / F 668 014-2A (both written)
Release Information: Intershop edition reissue with a AWA logo and the catalog number F 668 014.
Test Pressing: A white label "Unverkaeufliche Musterplatte" test pressing was made with a blank cover with 668 014 stamped in red in the top left corner. The label is white. On side 1 is a red stamp: 668-014-, a blue stamp: 28.OKT.1982, and "Pink Floyd A Collection" handwritten. Side 2 has a red stamp: 668-014-, and a blue stamp: 28.OKT.1982.
Description:
Front Cover: A dancing couple in a field. Glossy.
Back Cover: Black with tracklisting in the upper half. Above the tracklisting is the number F 668 014. In the lower left corner are the Harvest and EMI/ELECTROLA logos. To the right of the logos is a photo with the man and woman from the front cover standing behind jets and metronomes.
Labels: Black EMI / Harvest label with white letters, and blue and red signs, with a AWA logo and the additional number F 668.014. Labelcode LC 1305