Thursday, July 28, 2016

Pink Floyd to release 27-disc Early Years box set

Pink Floyd will release a comprehensive 27-disc box set this fall covering the first seven years of the band’s legendary history.

Due November 11, “The Early Years 1965-1972” will present 7 individual book-style packages and feature 130 tracks, accounting for more than 12 hours of music and 15 hours of video.

The package will contain TV recordings, BBC Sessions, outtakes and demos and more than 20 unreleased songs – including 7 hours of previously unreleased live audio and more than 5 hours of rare concert footage.

Pink Floyd were formed when the founding trio of bassist Roger Waters, drummer Nick Mason and keyboardist Rick Wright were augmented by original guitarist Syd Barrett. David Gilmour joined the band shortly before Barrett’s departure in early 1968.

“The Early Years 1965-1972” will give collectors the opportunity to hear the evolution of the band and witness their part in cultural revolutions from their earliest recordings and studio sessions to the years prior to the release of “The Dark Side Of The Moon”, one of the biggest selling albums of all time.

In addition to the deluxe set, a 2-CD highlights album, “The Early Years – Cre/ation”, will also be issued on November 11.

Each individual book-style package will be released separately early in 2017, except “Bonus Continu/ation”, which is exclusive to the box set.

Check out the extensive track listing for “The Early Years 1965-1972” at

Pink Floyd
“The Early Years 1965-1972”

Release date: November 11

1965-67 – Cambridge St/ation
1968 – Germin/ation
1969 – Dramatis/ation
1970 – Devi/ation
1971 – Reverber/ation
1972 – Obfusc/ation
Bonus Continu/ation *

* box set exclusive

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