Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Pink Floyd preview Early Years box set with new video for Grantchester Meadows

Pink Floyd are debuting a new video of the 1969 track “Grantchester Meadows” as a preview to their forthcoming box set, “The Early Years 1965-1972.”

The clip sees David Gilmour and Roger Waters deliver an acoustic performance for the BBC alongside keyboardist Richard Wright on the song, which originally appeared on the band’s fourth album, “Ummagumma.” The footage was featured in a 1970 special broadcast by PBS affiliate KQED in San Francisco, CA and will be included in the comprehensive 27-disc box set exploring 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.

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.

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

See also:

Pink Floyd extend vinyl reissues series with early 1970s albums
Pink Floyd to release 27-disc Early Years box set
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Pink Floyd announce extensive vinyl reissues campaign
Search Pink Floyd at hennemusic