Saturday, October 8, 2016

Pink Floyd extend vinyl reissues with Dark Side Of The Moon and more

Pink Floyd’s “The Dark Side Of The Moon”, “Wish You Were Here” and “Animals” are scheduled for release this fall in the third round of the band’s extensive vinyl reissues campaign.

Due October 14, 1975’s “Wish You Were Here” was Pink Floyd’s ninth studio album; the set features the band’s epic tribute to founding member Syd Barrett, “Shine On You Crazy Diamond.” The project reached No.1 in both the UK and US charts.

On November 4, the UK group will reissue one of the biggest-selling albums in music history, “The Dark Side Of The Moon.” With classics like “Money”, “Us And Them” and “Time”, the set has sold more than 50 million copies worldwide and continues to be in demand as each year passes.

The band’s tenth album, 1977’s “Animals”, returns November 18 on vinyl for the first time in more than 20 years. The concept album reviewing the social-political conditions of late-70s Britain reached the Top 5 on both the US and the UK while going on to sell more than 4 million copies in the States.

Pink Floyd launched the vinyl reissues series in June with their 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.”

Last month, the campaign continued with a second round of releases featuring three early 1970s albums: “Atom Heart Mother,” “Meddle” and “Obscured By Clouds.”

A massive 27-disc box set, “The Early Years 1965-1972”, will be issued on November 11.

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