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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.

Roger Waters Amused To Death Re-released in Excellent Array of Formats

Roger Waters Amused to Death reissue 2015
Roger Waters Amused to Death reissue 2015

Roger Waters’ solo album Amused to Death has been remixed and remastered and will is released tomorrow much to the delight of many fans.

You can pick up a copy from Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk and have it shipped to you in no time – it is released 24th July 2015 and is one of many great things happening this year.

In The Big Pink Floyd Survey, visitors to this website voted Amused To Death from 1992 as the best solo album amongst all the solo albums released by members of Pink Floyd past and present.

It is an excellent album and is one of your humble narrator’s favourites. If you haven’t got it yet (have you got it yet?) then I suggest you get on board with one of these re-releases!

The artwork has been re-designed, the mix has been redone so there are changes to what you hear in the songs as things which has previously been omitted have now been included – should be interesting to listen to even if you already own the album.

Here is a great video of Roger talking about how the album is still relevant today and that people love the vinyl!

There are lots of formats available for audiophiles everywhere including an excellent vinyl if that is your thing. The digital versions especially the blu-ray should be of interest to people with that kind of setup. Enjoy.

The 2015 editions of Amused to Death will be available on:

  • CD
  • CD / Blu-ray
  • SACD
  • Hi-res digital download
  • 2LP 200 gram vinyl (pressed at Quality Record Pressings)
  • Limited edition, numbered 2LP picture disc vinyl.