Sunday, May 8, 2016

Pink Floyd announce extensive vinyl reissues campaign

Pink Floyd have announced plans to reissue their extensive catalogue on vinyl for the first time in more than two decades.

The campaign launches June 3 with the release of the band’s first four albums: 1967’s “The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn”, 1968’s “A Saucerful Of Secrets”, the soundtrack from the 1969 film “More”, and the 1969 2-LP set “Ummagumma.”

The group’s own Pink Floyd Records will reproduce the vinyl catalogue throughout the year with release dates being announced at regular intervals.

Special care has been taken to replicate the original packaging. The first batch of releases, mastered by James Guthrie, Joel Plante and Bernie Grundman will be pressed on 180gram vinyl for optimum sound quality.

“We are proud to continue the long standing relationship in North America and beyond between Columbia Records and Pink Floyd,” says Columbia Records Chairman and CEO Rob Stringer. “We are excited to work together with the band on their incredible musical legacy.”

Pink Floyd have reportedly sold more than 250 million albums worldwide, including 75 million in the US alone.

The band released their final album, “The Endless River”, in 2014.

The project featured material recorded by David Gilmour, Richard Wright and Nick Mason during sessions for 1994’s “The Division Bell.”

The album also served as a tribute to Wright, who died from cancer in 2008 at the age of 65.

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