Pink Floyd
United States
"Made for Export"
LP Discography

by Vernon Fitch

with contributions from Bede Perham

© copyright Vernon Fitch / The Pink Floyd Archives


This is a discography of vinyl record albums (LPs) that were made for export out of the United States. These albums were pressed in the U.S. by Columbia Records, but have the Columbia name blacked out on the covers and labels. These releases, were exported to countries in which Columbia Records was not Pink Floyd's record label. They have been found in Australia.


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Albums

Pink Floyd

  1. Wish You Were Here
    1. Columbia Records Master Sound 1st issue
    2. Columbia Records Master Sound 2nd issue

  2. The Wall

David Gilmour

  1. David Gilmour
    1. Columbia Records


Pink Floyd


Wish You Were Here LP
Columbia Records Master Sound Half-Speed Master

Title: Wish You Were Here (Columbia Records Master Sound Half-Speed Master)
Record Company: Columbia Records
Catalog Number: HC 33453
Bar Code: 0 7464-33453-0 9
Matrix Information: (side 1 / side 2)
1) HAL 33453-2J 1T H3 / HBL 33453-2AB 1T D (both stamped, except for 1T H3 / 1T D written)
Release Date: 1981
Release Information: Copies of this album that were made for export to countries not included in the Columbia Records contract had a 3/4 wide black band around the outside of the labels covering up the Columbia name and logo, although the "Half-Speed Mastered Mastersound" name at the top was left uncovered. Additionally, the word Columbia on the spine was blacked out.
Description:
Front Cover: Burning man leaning backwards. At the top in blue it says "Half-Speed Mastered, Extended Range Recording." In the top right corner is a blue CBS Mastersound logo.
Back Cover: A salesman. In the top right is a bar code. Under the picture it says "This record is playable on all equipment. Complete technical information on the Mastersound TM recording enclosed."
Spine: Title. Catalog number.
Plastic Cover: Originally issued covered in blue shrink-wrap. Later issued in a heavy clear-plastic cover that had a flap that wrapped over the top of the album and was factory sealed by an oval strip of blue on the back that said "MASTERSOUND."
Inner Sleeve: Special anti-static inner sleeve.
Insert: Postcard with the diving man.
Labels: Red Half-Speed Mastered Mastersound labels.



Wish You Were Here LP
Columbia Records Master Sound Half-Speed Master 2nd issue

Title: Wish You Were Here (Columbia Records Master Sound Half-Speed Master - 2nd issue)
Record Company: Columbia Records
Catalog Number: HC 43453
Bar Code: 0 7464-43453-1 5
Release Date: 1982
Release Information: Copies of this album that were made for export to countries not included in the Columbia Records contract had a wide black band around the outside of the labels covering up the Columbia name and logo.
Description:
Front Cover: Burning man leaning backwards. At the top in blue it says "Half-Speed Mastered, Extended Range Recording." In the top right corner is a blue CBS Mastersound logo.
Back Cover: A salesman. In the top right is a bar code. Under the picture it says "This record is playable on all equipment. Complete technical information on the Mastersound TM recording enclosed."
Spine: Title. Catalog number.
Plastic Cover: Released covered in a heavy clear-plastic cover that had a flap that wrapped over the top of the album and was factory sealed by an oval strip of blue on the back that said "MASTERSOUND."
Labels: Red Wish You Were Here labels.



The Wall 2-LP

Title: The Wall
Record Company: Columbia Records
Catalog Number: PC2 36183
Release Information: U.S. copies of this album that were made for export to countries not included in the Columbia Records contract had the word "Columbia" blacked out on the cover and labels.
Description: Gatefold cover.
Front Cover: White brick wall.
Labels: Wall picture labels.


David Gilmour


David Gilmour
David Gilmour LP

Title: David Gilmour
Record Company: Columbia Records
Catalog Number: JC 35388
Matrix Information: (side 1 / side 2)
1) AL35388-1B A5 STERLING CS / BL35388-1B A1 STERLING IS (both written, except STERLING stamped)
Release Date: 1978
Release Information: Copies of this album that were made for export to countries not included in the Columbia Records contract had the word "Columbia" blacked out on the cover and labels.
Description: Gatefold cover.
Front Cover: Picture of David Gilmour.
Back Cover: Picture of David Gilmour. Credits.
Labels: Red Columbia labels.