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Why Pink Floyd Phase 2 | Wish You Were Here | Contents Review | November 2011

Dark Side of the Moon Immersion Edition from Pink Floyd Released November 2011
Dark Side of the Moon Immersion Edition from Pink Floyd Released November 2011

Phase 1 of the Why Pink Floyd release schedule has happened and many of you will have your Dark Side of the Moon Immersion Edition and Discovery albums and enjoying the glorious sounding enhanced CDs and DVDs.

I myself have the DSotM Immersion Edition and Vinyl in addition to the Discovery box set of all the studio albums which I am most pleased about. Still got lots of listening and immersing to do hence I am about to start my review of the Dark Side Immersion edition shortly.

However, lets now turn our attention to the second phase of the Why Pink Floyd release schedule which will see Dark Side of the Moon follow up album Wish You Were Here get the Experience and Immersion treatment!

Wish You Were Here Immersion Edition

Wish You Were Here Immersion Edition from Pink Floyd - Released November 2011
Wish You Were Here Immersion Edition from Pink Floyd – Released November 2011

November 7th 2011 will see Wish You Were Here – ‘Immersion’ and ‘Experience’ editions, Vinyl LP and digital editions released. Lets explore what will be included in the editions.

The Discovery Edition of the album has the original album remastered by James Guthrie.

The edition up from this is the Experience Edition which has the Discovery CD plus a second disc containing Shine On You Crazy Diamond (parts 1-6) live at Wembley November 1974 (2011 mix and previously unreleased), Raving & Drooling live at Wembley November 1974 (2011 mix and previously unreleased), You’ve Got To Be Crazy live at Wembley November 1974 (2011 mix and previously unreleased), Wine Glasses from the unreleased ‘Household Objects’ project, Have A Cigar alternative version (previously unreleased), Wish You Were Here featuring Stephane Grappelli (previously unreleased).

We now step up to the third and final version of WYWH in the form of the Immersion Boxset which features everything on the Experience edition and then lots more material for fans to immerse themselves in! I am rather looking forward to getting this release in addition to the Dark Side of the Moon one! So, lets see what additional material we get on the extra three discs.

Wish You Were Here – Immersion Boxset – November 7th 2011

  • DISC 3 – DVD1, ALL AUDIO: Wish You Were Here, James Guthrie 2009 5.1 Surround Mix (previously unreleased) in standard resolution audio at 448 kbps / Wish You Were Here, James Guthrie 2009 5.1 Surround Mix (previously unreleased) in high resolution audio at 640 kbps / Wish You Were Here, Original Mix (1975) LPCM stereo / Wish You Were Here, Quad Mix (previously released only on vinyl LP/8 track tape) in standard resolution audio at 448 kbps / Wish You Were Here, Quad Mix (previously released only on vinyl LP/8 track tape) in high resolution audio at 640 kbps
  • DISC 4 – DVD 2, AUDIO VISUAL: Concert Screen Films: Shine On You Crazy Diamond Intro / Shine On You Crazy Diamond / Welcome To The Machine animated clip / Storm Thorgerson short film. Concert Screen Films play in stereo and 5.1 Surround Sound
  • DISC 5 – BLURAY: AUDIO: Wish You Were Here, James Guthrie 2009 5.1 Surround Mix (previously unreleased) high resolution audio at 96 kHz/24-bit / Wish You Were Here, Original stereo mix (1975) mastered in high resolution audio at 96 kHz/24-bit / Concert Screen films: Shine On You Crazy Diamond Intro / Shine On You Crazy Diamond / Welcome To The Machine animated clip / Storm Thorgerson short film
  • This set comes with a 40 page, 27cm x 27cm booklet designed by Storm Thorgerson, an exclusive photo book edited by Jill Furmanovsky, an exclusive Storm Thorgerson Art Print, 5 x Collectors’ Cards featuring art and comments by Storm Thorgerson, replica of Wish You Were Here tour ticket, replica of Wish You Were Here backstage pass, scarf, 3 x clear marbles, 9 x coasters (unique to this box) featuring early Storm Thorgerson design sketches, and a 12 page credits booklet.

Guarantee Your Copy with Pre-Ordering

The physical world has a limited amount of stock in for retailers thus ordering early ensures you reserve a physical copy of the Wish You Were Here Immersion boxset. This means shortly before the release date when the retailer gets their stock, yours will be physically reserved and ready to dispatch to you. Meaning you get your copy as soon as possible! So, please select a merchant from the links below and pre-order a copy now as they are released in around 6 weeks!

Don’t forget that the third and final phase of the Why Pink Floyd back catalogue release schedule is The Wall in February 2012 which should be rather entertaining as the original Demo tapes by Roger Waters and the band will be included in pristine quality for you to see how the songs developed, how some songs were chopped and changed, how some songs ended up on the final cut album and other places too! To get all the updates and news about that, please be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and get our free Newsletter to remain informed of Pink Floyd News!

A Foot In The Door : Best of Pink Floyd 2011

A Foot In The Door | Best of Pink Floyd 2011
A Foot In The Door | Best of Pink Floyd 2011

In addition to the excellent Wish You Were Here box set, there is the second best of Pink Floyd in not so many years in the form of A Foot In The Door. This particular “best of” is a single CD collection featuring a track list chosen by Pink Floyd and newly created artwork from Storm Thorgerson. All tracks remastered by James Guthrie in 2011.

Track list: Hey You, See Emily Play, The Happiest Days Of Our Lives, Another Brick In The Wall pt2, Have A Cigar,Wish You Were Here, Time, The Great Gig In The Sky, Money, Comfortably Numb, High Hopes, Learning To Fly, The Fletcher Memorial Home, Shine On You Crazy Diamond (edit), Brain Damage, Eclipse.

A Foot In The Door is released along with Wish You Were Here on 7th November 2011 (8th in USA) and you can pre-order yourself a copy from the merchants below.

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Why Pink Floyd – CD DVD Vinyl Boxset – New Pink Floyd Official Website for Boxsets

“Why Pink Floyd…” Pink Floyd – Re-mastered CDs, DVDs, SACDs and Downloads

The new “Why Pink Floyd” mammoth collection of new re-mastered albums, new boxsets and digital releases shall be promoted with a new official Pink Floyd website.

The site is due to go live very soon as per the image to the right which currently occupies the home page of the site.

I have been guessing at various URLs to try and reveal a sneak peak at the new site but it appears it is not loaded to the server just yet!

Why Pink Floyd – New Albums and Boxsets

The entire back catalogue of Pink Floyd has been remastered and will be released under the title of “Why Pink Floyd…” and features three groups of releases and even a new best of called A Foot In The Door. The collection will feature rare songs, unreleased songs and unheard pieces, including a song from Household Objects.

Discover – This group features all of the studio albums remastered by James Guthrie. The albums will be available separately or as part of a new box set. Lots of new artwork by long term Pink Floyd artwork designer Storm Thorgerson.

Experience – Takes the Discover album and adds another CD of joy and some other goodies to allow you to experience the album at a greater depth.

Immersion – Three of the albums in Why Pink Floyd (Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here and The Wall) will be presented each in its own big box set with lots of DVDs, CDs and other fun memorabilia. These look absolutely brilliant and I cannot wait to get my hands on them!

Why Pink Floyd – Release Dates

The release dates are in three phases on 26th September 2011, 7th November 2011 and 27th February 2012.

September 26th 2011: All 14 remastered studio albums ‘Discovery’ editions, Box-set of all 14 albums with photo book, Audio downloads of ‘Discovery’ albums and box-set, The Dark Side of The Moon – ‘Immersion’ and ‘Experience’ editions, Vinyl LP and digital editions

November 7th 2011: A Foot In The Door -The Best of Pink Floyd, Wish You Were Here – ‘Immersion’ and ‘Experience’ editions, Vinyl LP and digital editions

February 27th 2012: The Wall – ‘Immersion’ and ‘Experience’ editions, Vinyl LP and digital editions

Why Pink Floyd – Further Details

To see the full details of the Why Pink Floyd collection, have a look at “Why Pink Floyd” Exciting New CDs, DVDs and Blu-Ray With New Material.