Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Pink Floyd to release individual volumes from Early Years box set

Pink Floyd will release a series of individual volumes from “The Early Years 1965-1972” box set on March 24.

Issued last November, the original 27-disc package delivered 130 tracks from the band’s formative years, including TV recordings, BBC Sessions, outtakes and demos and more than 20 unreleased songs. Also featured were 7 hours of previously unreleased live audio and more than 5 hours of rare concert footage.

Next month, Pink Floyd are releasing six individual volumes from the box set, breaking down the massive project into bite-sized chunks by years to give fans the opportunity to hear the sonic evolution of the group – from the mid-1960s with original member Syd Barrett to the growth shown by 1972 as the band prepared “The Dark Side Of The Moon” album.

In addition to the six releases, a 2-CD highlights album, “The Early Years – Cre/ation”, is also available.

Pink Floyd 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.

Pink Floyd
“The Early Years 1965-1972”
Individual Volumes

Release date: March 24

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

See also:

VIDEO: Roger Waters previews first album in 25 years
Pink Floyd to complete vinyl reissues series with pair of 1980s albums
VIDEO: Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason hosts Early Years box set preview
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Search Pink Floyd at hennemusic