On Friday 24th March 2017, 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 and will be released in the same deluxe format as those in which they first appeared.
The stand-alone packages, each of which includes audio material on CD and audio-visual material on DVD and Blu-ray, 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. Now available as bite-sized volumes broken down by years 1965-1967, 1968, 1969, 197
0, 1971 and, finally, 1972, they include early recordings, unreleased studio and live performances, BBC radio sessions, outtakes and many TV and live films of the band performing songs from early albums including The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, A Saucerful Of Secrets, Atom Heart Mother, Meddle, and Obscured By Clouds. Also included is unreleased material and remixes from Pink Floyd’s original soundtrack compositions for the films More, Zabriskie Point, and La Valle (Obscured By Clouds).
Each package (CAMBRIDGE ST/ATION, GERMIN/ATION, DRAMATIS/ATION, DEVI/ATION, REVERBER/ATION, OBFUSC/ATION) has been entitled 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. From the earliest 1965 recordings, through their first single Arnold Layne all the way to the 20-minute Echoes, this is 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.
1965-1967 CAMBRIDGE ST/ATION