Pink Floyd Shine On Box Set (1992)

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The “Shine On” box set by Pink Floyd, released in 1992, is a monumental collection that commemorates the 25th anniversary of the band’s recording and touring career. This box set is a treasure trove for Pink Floyd fans and music collectors alike.

Pink Floyd Shine On Box Set (1992)
Pink Floyd Shine On Box Set (1992)

Here are the detailed insights:

  1. Contents of the Box Set:
    • CDs Included: It comprises nine CDs, including eight albums and a unique bonus CD.
    • Albums Featured: The eight albums are “A Saucerful of Secrets,” “Meddle,” “The Dark Side of the Moon,” “Wish You Were Here,” “Animals,” “The Wall” (a double album), “A Momentary Lapse of Reason,” and the bonus CD, “The Early Singles.”
    • Bonus CD: The “The Early Singles” CD is a compilation of the band’s first five 7″ single A- and B-sides in their original mono mixes, making it a unique addition to the box set.
  2. Packaging and Additional Materials:
    • Unique Packaging: Each CD is presented in a solid black jewel case with a small sticker of the album cover on the front. Arranged in order, the CD cases display the iconic prism image from “The Dark Side of the Moon.”
    • Hardcover Book: Included is a 112-page hardcover book that chronicles Pink Floyd’s career from its inception to the late 1980s.
    • Postcards: An envelope containing postcards with artwork from the included albums and the cover of the box set itself is part of this collectible set.
  3. Exclusions and Reasoning:
    • Excluded Albums: Notably absent are the soundtrack albums “More” and “Obscured by Clouds,” as well as “Ummagumma,” “Atom Heart Mother,” and “The Final Cut.” “The Piper at the Gates of Dawn” was also omitted, as a special edition release of this album was planned at that time.
    • Concept Behind the Title: David Gilmour explained that the title “Shine On” was meant to signify a continuation of the band’s progress, not retirement. An initial title considered was “The Big Bong Theory,” as mentioned by drummer Nick Mason.
  4. Release and Distribution:
    • The box set was released through EMI Records in the United Kingdom and Columbia Records in the United States.
    • Some initial copies featured a black hype sticker and a track-by-track listing sticker on the shrink-wrap.

The “Shine On” box set is not just a collection of Pink Floyd’s music; it is a carefully curated piece of music history with its unique packaging and inclusive materials, making it a must-have for enthusiasts and collectors.

Pink Floyd Shine On Box Set Track Listing

Disc 1: “A Saucerful of Secrets”

  1. Let There Be More Light
  2. Remember a Day
  3. Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun
  4. Corporal Clegg
  5. A Saucerful of Secrets
  6. See-saw
  7. Jugband Blues

Disc 2: “Meddle”

  1. One of These Days
  2. A Pillow of Winds
  3. Fearless
  4. San Tropez
  5. Seamus
  6. Echoes

Disc 3: “The Dark Side of the Moon”

  1. Speak To Me/Breathe In The Air
  2. On the Run
  3. Time
  4. The Great Gig in the Sky
  5. Money
  6. Us and Them
  7. Any Colour You Like
  8. Brain Damage
  9. Eclipse

Disc 4: “Wish You Were Here”

  1. Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts I–V)
  2. Welcome to the Machine
  3. Have a Cigar
  4. Wish You Were Here
  5. Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts VI–IX)

Disc 5: “Animals”

  1. Pigs On The Wing (Part 1)
  2. Dogs
  3. Pigs (Three Different Ones)
  4. Sheep
  5. Pigs On The Wing (Part 2)

Disc 6: “The Wall” (Part 1)

  1. In the Flesh?
  2. The Thin Ice
  3. Another Brick in the Wall, Part 1
  4. The Happiest Days of Our Lives
  5. Another Brick in the Wall, Part 2
  6. Mother
  7. Goodbye Blue Sky
  8. Empty Spaces
  9. Young Lust
  10. One of My Turns
  11. Don’t Leave Me Now
  12. Another Brick in the Wall, Part 3
  13. Goodbye Cruel World

Disc 7: “The Wall” (Part 2)

  1. Hey You (from “The Wall”)
  2. Is There Anybody Out There? (from “The Wall”)
  3. Nobody Home (from “The Wall”)
  4. Vera (from “The Wall”)
  5. Bring the Boys Back Home (from “The Wall”)
  6. Comfortably Numb (from “The Wall”)
  7. The Show Must Go On (from “The Wall”)
  8. In the Flesh (from “The Wall”)
  9. Run Like Hell (from “The Wall”)
  10. Waiting for the Worms (from “The Wall”)
  11. Stop (from “The Wall”)
  12. The Trial (from “The Wall”)
  13. Outside the Wall (from “The Wall”)

Disc 8: “A Momentary Lapse of Reason”

  1. Signs of Life (from “A Momentary Lapse of Reason”)
  2. Learning to Fly (from “A Momentary Lapse of Reason”)
  3. The Dogs of War (from “A Momentary Lapse of Reason”)
  4. One Slip (from “A Momentary Lapse of Reason”)
  5. On the Turning Away (from “A Momentary Lapse of Reason”)
  6. Yet Another Movie (from “A Momentary Lapse of Reason”)
  7. A New Machine Part 1 (from “A Momentary Lapse of Reason”)
  8. Terminal Frost (from “A Momentary Lapse of Reason”)
  9. A New Machine Part 2 (from “A Momentary Lapse of Reason”)
  10. Sorrow (from “A Momentary Lapse of Reason”)

Disc 9: Early Singles

  1. Arnold Layne (Single)
  2. Candy And A Currant Bun (Single)
  3. See Emily Play (Single)
  4. Scarecrow (from “The Piper at the Gates of Dawn”)
  5. Apples and Oranges (Single)
  6. Paint Box (Single)
  7. It Would Be So Nice (Single)
  8. Julia Dream (Single)
  9. Point Me At The Sky (Single)
  10. Careful With That Axe Eugene (Single)