Fourth Volume of 6 Individual Book-Bound CD + DVD + Blu-ray Packages Originally Released as Part of The Early Years 1965-1972 Box Set: Featuring Rare Tracks, Demos, Interviews & Film Footage Documenting Band's Beginnings
Pink Floyd will release a series of book-bound individual collections of the band's seminal music from 1965-1972. The six 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 for everyone in these volumes for fans and newcomers alike. The separate volumes are now 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 in these packages. Each package documents 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 was at that particular point in their career.
The Early Years: Individual Volumes afford 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 the band to form the iconic lineup.
At the end of 1969 and in the early part of 1970, Pink Floyd recorded and mixed their contribution to Michelangelo Antonioni's alternative view of US society, Zabriskie Point. Three songs were released on the soundtrack album, and a further four in the expanded CD edition in 1997. Never released on one Pink Floyd disc, volume 4 1970 Devi/ation, compiles remixed and updated versions of the Zabriskie Point audio material. In the same year, Pink Floyd scored their first UK No. 1 album with Atom Heart Mother, a collaboration with Ron Geesin, and the audio includes the first performance for the BBC, featuring an orchestra and choir, as well as, on DVD, the original Quad mix.
Video material includes a full hour of Pink Floyd performing live at San Francisco cable TV station KQED plus extracts from historic performances of Atom Heart Mother, and material from French TV coverage of the St. Tropez festival in Southern France.
• Book-bound 2CD, 2DVD & Blu-ray box set
• Atom Heart Mother band-only versions
• BBC Radio session, Zabriskie Point mixes
• Atom Heart Mother original 4.0 Quad mix
• Replica memorabilia from the period