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Mammoth Pink Floyd Box Set for Nov 2016 Release! Pink Floyd The Early Years 1965 to 1972

Pink Floyd The Early Years 1967 to 1972 Box
Pink Floyd The Early Years 1965 to 1972 Box

Pink Floyd will release a mammoth box set covering the Early Years of 1965 to 1972.  It is released on 11th November 2016. There will also be a 2CD version available digitally and physically.

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Pink Floyd Early Years Box Set
Pink Floyd Early Years Box Set

The Early Years 1965 – 1972 is a comprehensive 27-disc boxset that sees Pink Floyd delve into their vast music archive to produce a deluxe package that includes 7 individual book-style volumes, featuring much previously unreleased material.

The seven book style volumes include the following themes:

  1. 1965-1967 – CAMBRIDGE ST/ATION – includes unrelased material from pre-EMI contract like Vegetable Man and an unreleased concert performance from 1967 in Stockholm.
  2. 1968 – GERMIN/ATION – explores Pink Floyd following Syd Barrett’s departure where the band are trying to find their feet and sound.
  3. 1969 – DRAMATIS/ATION – The Man and The Journey content is covered here.
  4. 1970 – DEVI/ATION – Zabriskie Point material covered here.
  5. 1971 – REVERBER/ATION – pre Dark Side of the Moon from Nothing to Return of the Son of Nothing.
  6. 1972 – OBFUSC/ATION – live at Pompeii and recording Obscured by Clouds in France covered here.
  7. BONUS – CONTINU/ATION (Exclusive to ‘The Early Years 1965-1972’ box set) – material includes 3 feature films: ‘The Committee’, ‘More’ and ‘La Vallée’
Pink Floyd Early Years Box Set 4
Pink Floyd Early Years Box Set 4

The Early Years box set contains unreleased tracks, BBC Radio Sessions, remixes, outtakes and alternative versions over an incredible 11 hours, 45 mins of audio (made up of 130+ tracks) and live and TV performance in over 14 hours of audio-visual material.

You can look at the full track listing of the Pink Floyd Early Years 1965-1972 box set on our forum.

Pink Floyd Early Years Box Set 3
Pink Floyd Early Years Box Set 3

The content includes over 20 unreleased songs, more than 7 hours of previously unreleased live audio and over 5 hours of rare concert footage are included, along with 5 meticulously produced 7” singles in replica sleeves, collectable memorabilia, feature films and new sound mixes.

Pink Floyd Early Years Box Set 2
Pink Floyd Early Years Box Set 2

Previously unreleased tracks include 1967’s Vegetable Man and In The Beechwoods, which have been mixed for the first time, specially for this release.

The Early Years 1965-1972 will give collectors the opportunity to hear the evolution of the band and witness their part in cultural revolutions from their earliest recordings and studio sessions to the years prior to the release of The Dark Side Of The Moon, one of the biggest selling albums of all time.

From the single Arnold Layne to the 20-minute epic Echoes, fans will see the invention of psychedelic progressive rock via an insightful collection that explores the Pink Floyd story from the time Roger Waters, Richard Wright, Nick Mason and Syd Barrett met at London’s Regent Street Polytechnic, through to Syd’s departure and David Gilmour joining to form the iconic lineup.

Each individual book-style package will be released separately early in 2017, except ‘BONUS CONTINU/ATION’ which is exclusive to this box set.

Pink Floyd Cre/ation The Early Years 1967 – 1972:

Pink Floyd Creation Front Cover
Pink Floyd Creation Front Cover

A 2CD collection the Cre/ation The Early Years 1967 – 1972 highlights set will also be available.

It will be available as a digital download and also the physical variety.

Pre-order the boxset now from Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.com.

Pink Floyd 1965 Their First Recordings on Limited Edition Vinyl – Official

Pink Floyd Recordings 1965 - 0 Cover
Pink Floyd Recordings 1965 – 0 Cover

Some excellent news for hardcore Pink Floyd fans and collectors was posted on Pink Floyd’s official website…

To mark 50 years since the tracks were recorded, Pink Floyd have released a limited edition set of two 7″ singles, containing the band’s first recordings.

Pink Floyd Recordings 1965 - 0 Rear
Pink Floyd Recordings 1965 – 0 Rear

Entitled Pink Floyd 1965 – Their First Recordings, the songs include Syd Barrett compositions Lucy Leave, Double O Bo, Remember Me, and Butterfly, coupled with Roger Waters’ Walk With Me Sydney, and I’m A King Bee by Slim Harpo.

These recordings have been doing the rounds on unofficial bootleg recordings over many decades and it is great that fans can now buy a version of them in the glorious vinyl format. Many people will be very pleased indeed.

Pink Floyd Recordings 1965 - 1 Lucy LeaveThe band lineup was the original quartet of Syd Barrett, Roger Waters, Nick Mason and Richard Wright, augmented by Rado Klose on guitar, and, on Walk With Me Sydney, Juliette Gale on backing vocals.

The package includes two 45rpm 7″ singles contained in a gatefold sleeve designed by Peter Curzon of StormStudios, based on Hipgnosis Creative Director Aubrey Powell’s photograph of a light projection by Peter Wynne-Wilson.

Pink Floyd Recordings 1965 - 2 Double O Bo Remember Me
Pink Floyd Recordings 1965 – 2 Double O Bo Remember Me

The audio was mastered from the original mono analogue tapes by Andy Jackson of Tube Mastering and Ray Staff of AIR Studios.

Stories on the internet say the release was shipped in Black Friday packages to some retailers so you would have to do some sniffing around.

Pink Floyd Recordings 1965 - 3 Walk With Me Sydney
Pink Floyd Recordings 1965 – 3 Walk With Me Sydney

Its not on Amazon or the other main retailers so please leave a comment on the story if you know where to buy them!

More info on Discogs.

You may also want to enjoy some Pink Floyd 1965 photos from the massive Pink Floyd gallery we have on the site. Enjoy.