On 24 March 2017, Pink Floyd will release a series of book-bound individual collections of the band’s seminal music from 1965-1972. The 6 individual collections were first released as part of ‘The Early Years 1965-1972’ box set.
Whether a fan of the early Syd Barrett era Pink Floyd, or to the final moments before ‘The Dark Side of The Moon’, there is something in these volumes for fans and newcomers to the band.
The stand-alone packages were originally released exclusively as the full ‘Early Years: 1965-1972’ box set that was reviewed as one of the best box sets of 2016 but are now available as bite-sized volumes broken down by years 1965-1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971 and finally 1972.
Outtakes and demos from the band’s early albums including ‘The Piper at the Gates of Dawn’, ‘A Saucerful Of Secrets’, ‘Meddle’ and ‘Atom Heart Mother’ are included on these packages.
Each package shows fans the creative genius behind each Pink Floyd recording and even the titles (CAMBRIDGE ST/ATION, GERMIN/ATION, DRAMATIS/ATION, DEVI/ATION, REVERBER/ATION, OBFUSC/ATION) have been dreamed up by Roger Waters to give an insight into where the band were at that particular point in their career.
‘The Early Years: Individual Volumes’ give fans the opportunity to hear the evolution of the band and witness their part in the cultural revolution 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.
For fans wishing to immerse themselves in the full Pink Floyd story, the complete box set ‘The Early Years: 1965-1972’ collates all of the individual volumes plus extra discs, collectables and memorabilia exclusive to the box set. In addition to the individual volumes and the deluxe set, a 2-CD highlights album ‘The Early Years – CRE/ATION’ is also available.