Wednesday, March 11, 2009

A Harvest Sampler - 12" Sampler - Pink Floyd

This is Harvest Records promo sampler that includesonly one Pink Floyd song, Point Me at the Sky, and the Kate Bush song, Man With the Child in His Eyes. Other artists include Little River Band, Tom Robinson Band, King Harry, Wire, Be-Bop Deluxe, Strapps, and Focus. This Sampler was released in 1978 to Radio Stations only and it is said on the back cover and label: "For airplay only not for sale".

From the back cover: Harvest label is a special label that was created by EMI in England in 1969 as an outlet for more progressive acts. The First Harvest album to be released in the United States was Quatermass (July, 1970). Since then the label has been the home of groups ranging from the well-known (Pink Floyd, Triumvirat, Be-Bop Deluxe and Little River Band) to the obscure (Sadistic Mika Band and Rinky Dink & Crystal Set). The Harvest label has been released in dozens of countries arounf the world although the roster has varied from country to country. Even so, the distinctive green and yellow label has always been unique and prestigious. Here, for the first time, is a Harvest sampler album prepared for promotional use only. Since it contains
several seldom-heard tracks, it will undoubtably become an immediate collector's item. Enjoy!
This is what it says about the Pink floyd Track:
Point Me At The Sky
Pink Floyd 3:48
produced by Norman Smith
Recorded in England
R.Waters-D.Gilmour * Lupos Music Ltd./BMI
This is a very special cut by Pink Floyd. It was their fifth and last Harvest single to be released in England. That was in 1968 and this song has never before been made available in any form in the United States and has never before been on an album. The past success of Pink Floyd on Harvest is astounding. Their Dark Side Of The Moon has sold more than five million units in the U.S. alone and repeatedly jumps back on the national sales charts (it is also one of the best-selling 8-track tapes ever released on any label).

Year: 1978

Country: U.S.A.

Label: Green-yellow Harvest label

Cat. number: SPRO-8795/6


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Kari J McWest said...

I used to have this LP. I unfortunately loaned it to a friend and haven't seen her since! Wish I still had it. At the time (1995), I had everything by The Pink Floyd except Candy and a Currant Bun and Embryo. Which means I also have the Zabriskie Point LP. Crumbling Land is a great piece!