Thursday, August 29, 2019

Pink Floyd announce 16-disc box set The Later Years

Pink Floyd will focus on the latter part of their career with the November 29 release of a massive 16-disc box set entitled “The Later Years.”

The 5-CD/6-Blu-ray/5-DVD package delivers the work of guitarist David Gilmour, drummer Nick Mason and keyboardist Richard Wright from 1987 onwards, a period that saw the group generate sales of more than 40 million records.

The set opens with an updated version of 1987’s “A Momentary Lapse Of Reason”, newly-remixed by Gilmour and Andy Jackson – and presented for the first time in 5.1 audio – that includes new drum tracks recorded by Mason.

1998’s live album, “Delicate Sound Of Thunder” – which captures the band during a five-night stand at the Nassau Coliseum on Long Island, NY – has also been remixed over 2CD and Blu-ray and DVD editions.

Previously-unreleased live performances from Pink Floyd’s famous 1989 Venice Concert and a 1990 appearance at Knebworth are also featured in video and audio formats, while the 1995 release, “Pulse”, has been re-edited and upgraded for “The Later Years” package.

While 2014’s “The Endless River” album marked the band’s final studio release following Wright’s passing in 2008, a companion film by Ian Emes makes its debut in the 2019 box set, which is rounded out by hours of unreleased bonus materials including music videos, documentary footage, bonus live tracks, upgraded tour screen films and documentaries.

It includes the first ever release, on Blu-ray, DVD and 7” vinyl, of the last live performance of Pink Floyd with Gilmour, Mason and Wright together in 2007; this special performance of "Arnold Layne" took place at the Syd Barrett Tribute Concert at The Barbican in 2007.

Additional extras include reproductions of tour artwork, posters, programmes, tour laminates and lyric book, and a brand new 60-page hardback book of photos designed by Aubrey Powell of Hipgnosis and Peter Curzon of StormStudios, including many previously unseen images.

The 5 CDs are encased in their own 40-page hardback book with an extensive guide to all content, tracklists and credits.

There will also be a 2-LP / 1-CD ‘Highlights’ package. It comes in a gatefold sleeve (for both 1-CD and 2-LP), and each will contain a 24-page booklet containing previously unseen and rare photos.

“Pink Floyd: The Later Years” is being previewed with an official video trailer and footage of the group performing “Wish You Were Here” at Knebworth.

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.

Pink Floyd
“The Later Years”

Release date: November 29

CD 1: A Momentary Lapse Of Reason - Updated & Remixed
CD 2: Delicate Sound Of Thunder - Remixed
CD 3: Delicate Sound Of Thunder - Remixed
CD 4: Live Recordings, 1987 & 1994 Unreleased Studio Recordings
CD 5: Knebworth Concert 1990

Blu-ray 1: Surround & Hi-res Audio Mixes
Blu-ray 2: Delicate Sound Of Thunder - Restored & Remixed
Blu-ray 3: Pulse - Restored & Re-edited
Blu-ray 4: Venice Concert 1989 and Knebworth Concert 1990
Blu-ray 5: Unreleased Live Films Music Videos and Concert Screen Films
Blu-ray 6: Documentaries and Unreleased Material

DVD: Five DVDs duplicating the content of Blu-rays 2-6 above, each contained in a gatefold wallet with dedicated cover art, including tracklists and publishing credits.

Two 7-inch vinyl singles in new picture sleeves, featuring Arnold Layne performed live by Pink Floyd at the Syd Barrett Tribute concert in 2007, and Lost For Words from the Pulse tour rehearsals at Earl’s Court.

60-page hardback book of photos designed by Aubrey Powell of Hipgnosis and Peter Curzon of StormStudios – includes many previously unseen images.

A newly-created set of reproduction tour programmes – Pink Floyd World Tour 1987/1988, Pink Floyd Live 1989, Pink Floyd European Tour 1994 – plus a new lyric book designed by Aubrey Powell of Hipgnosis and Peter Curzon of StormStudios.

A collection of memorabilia including tour passes, stickers and posters, all printed to replicate the originals, and contained in a prestige card envelope.

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