The much anticipated Pink Floyd The Later Years box set will be delayed a couple of weeks due to “production and logistics delays”.
The mammoth 18 disc box set was supposed to be released on 26th November but will not be available until 13th December 2019. However, the highlights 2LP/1CD package & digital equivalent is out on 29 November 2019.
Pink Floyd is well represented in the December 2019 edition of Uncut Magazine. The edition is out now and you can get it at all good newsagents as well as on Amazon on the Kindle (Online or device). You can get it
Here are some choice quotes from the interviews in Uncut to give you an incentive to go out and buy it…
“David was very determined not to be told that he can’t do it any more,” explained Andy Jackson. “In some ways you could interpret Roger saying, ‘There is no more Pink Floyd’ as [from David’s point of view], ‘Well, you can’t tell me that…’ He had the desire to carry on as a band, so he had to make that work really. We were trying to make something that sounded very much of the time, which means of course that as time progresses it ends up sounding dated. As Bob Ezrin was prone to do, at the start of the [Momentary Lapse Of Reason] album he came in with a stack of CDs and said, ‘This is what’s happening now.’ In ’86, digital was very much at the forefront. [Dire Straits’] Brothers In Arms had just come out and that had a very particular sound, and that was one bar Bob said we should be aiming for.”
Nick Mason: “We sort of laid everything on it. There was a sense of trepidation over what it would be like without Roger, so we slightly over-egged the pudding in terms of lots of session players. Some of it’s overproduced, far too much stuff on it…”
“I thought it didn’t really sound like a Pink Floyd record,” said bassist Guy Pratt, who joined the band in 1987 for their live work, “but it was a very good record. It’s very of its time – Floyd were suited to ’80s bombast.”
The print edition of course comes with a nice CD with lots of other non-Pink Floyd music on there too. Get involved.