Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Pink Floyd announce vinyl debut of 2011 compilation A Foot In The Door

Pink Floyd will release the vinyl debut of their 2011 compilation, “A Foot In The Door: The Very Best Of Pink Floyd”, on September 28.

With songs personally selected by members of the legendary UK band, the career-spanning set features some of the group’s best-known tunes, including “Money”, “Wish You Were Here”, “Comfortably Numb”, “Shine On You Crazy Diamond” and “Learning To Fly.”

Originally released in 2011 on CD only, the songs have been newly-mastered for vinyl by longstanding Pink Floyd associate James Guthrie, with assistance from Joel Plante.

The 2-LP version features the reinstated version of “Time”, with the ringing alarm clocks at the start of the track restored, after they were omitted on the CD release.

“A Foot In The Door” – which comes in a gatefold outer sleeve with two separate printed inner bags and is pressed on heavyweight 180-gram vinyl – features the last artwork for the band by long-term Floyd designer, the late Storm Thorgerson.

The original sleeve design has been amended by Pink Floyd Creative Director Aubrey Powell of Hipgnosis and Peter Curzon to include alternate versions of the photographs used in the original CD version.

Formed in London in 1965, Pink Floyd went on to sell more than 250 million albums worldwide, including 75 million in the US alone; the band were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 1996 and the UK Music Hall Of Fame in 2005, and released their final album, “The Endless River”, in 2014.

Pink Floyd
“A Foot In The Door – The Best of Pink Floyd” vinyl debut

Release date: September 28

Side A

1. Hey You
2. See Emily Play
3. The Happiest Days of Our Lives
4. Another Brick in the Wall, Part 2
5. Have A Cigar

Side B

1. Wish You Were Here
2. Time / Breathe (Reprise)
3. The Great Gig in the Sky
4. Money

Side C

1. Comfortably Numb
2. High Hopes
3. Learning To Fly

Side D

1. The Fletcher Memorial Home
2. Shine On You Crazy Diamond
3. Brain Damage
4. Eclipse

See also:

Pink Floyd stream first official video with David Gilmour
Pink Floyd stream rare 1967 Apples And Oranges video
Roger Waters and Robert Plant among 2018 O2 Silver Clef Award winners
Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason announces solo box set
Search Pink Floyd at hennemusic