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  • New Box Set Release Date: December 13, 2019 'Pink Floyd The Later Years'

NEW YORK, Oct. 30, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Pre-order link here: https://pinkfloyd.lnk.to/TheLaterYears 

On December 13, 2019 Pink Floyd Records will release 'Pink Floyd The Later Years', a 16-disc set (5xCDs, 6xBlu-Rays, 5xDVDs) covering the material created by David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Richard Wright from 1987 onwards. The period generated record sales of over 40 million worldwide and included three studio albums: 'A Momentary Lapse Of Reason', 'The Division Bell' and 'The Endless River' as well as two live albums: 'Delicate Sound Of Thunder' and 'Pulse'. With additional production from David Gilmour and Andy Jackson, over 13 hours of unreleased audio and audiovisual material, including the sought-after 1989 Venice and 1990 Knebworth concerts, 'Pink Floyd The Later Years' is a must for all fans.

A multi-media, deluxe box set, 'Pink Floyd The Later Years' presents an expanded view of the Pink Floyd story from 1987 to the present and kicks off with 'A Momentary Lapse Of Reason', the album that confirmed Pink Floyd as one of the world's biggest artists.

The album, presented for the first time in 5.1, has been updated and remixed by David Gilmour and Andy Jackson. The release of The Later Years project gives an opportunity for a fresh overview of the 'A Momentary Lapse Of Reason' album. By returning to some of Richard Wright's keyboard parts and recording new drum tracks with Nick Mason, producers David Gilmour and Bob Ezrin have restored the creative balance between the three Pink Floyd members.

Throughout 1987 and 1988 the band's live shows became the largest-grossing concert tour ever to that date and produced the critically acclaimed, Grammy Award nominated, 'Delicate Sound Of Thunder'. Filmed at the Nassau Coliseum in New York State, the concert shows the band on the top of their form. The concert has been fully upgraded and re-edited from the original 35mm film negatives by Aubrey 'Po' Powell and Benny Trickett and the sound remixed to 5.1. It also includes Terminal Frost and Welcome To The Machine, two tracks that were not included on the original concert film release. For the first time the concert is available in 5.1 on Blu-ray and DVD.

Two of the most sought-after additions to 'Pink Floyd The Later Years' are the 1989 Venice Concert, performed on a floating stage in front of St Mark's Square, and the 1990 Silver Clef Winners performance at Knebworth. Both concerts, previously unreleased, are now available on both DVD and Blu-ray (145mins). The momentous Knebworth concert saw Pink Floyd topping the all-star bill (that included Paul McCartney, Dire Straits, Genesis, Phil Collins, Eric Clapton and Tears For Fears), in aid of the Nordoff Robbins charity, profits from which went towards setting up the BRIT School. David Gilmour and Andy Jackson have remixed the audio from this iconic concert and all 7 tracks performed on the day (with guest musicians including sax player Candy Dulfer, the original The Great Gig In The Sky vocalist Clare Torry, keyboard player Michael Kamen and Sam Brown with her mother, Vicki, on vocals), are released here as well as for the first time ever on CD.

Pink Floyd performed "Wish You Were Here" on June 30, 1990 at the Silver Clef Awards Winners performance at Knebworth, Hertfordshire, UK, in aid of the Nordoff Robbins Music Centre and The BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology. Featuring David Gilmour (Guitar, Vocals), Nick Mason (Drums), Richard Wright (Keyboards, Vocals) with Guy Pratt (Bass, Vocals), Jon Carin (Keyboards, Vocals), Tim Renwick (Guitar), Gary Wallis (Percussion).
First look at Wish You Were Here Live at Knebworth 1990: https://pinkfloyd.lnk.to/WYWH_live

1994's album 'The Division Bell' sold over 12 million copies, having debuted at No 1 in the UK, the USA, Australia and New Zealand. It stayed at the top of the US charts for 4 weeks, and also went to No 1 in six other countries. The resulting tour was captured and recorded for the concert release 'Pulse'. This release contains the entire 'Pulse' live concert film, re-edited and upgraded from the original masters, from the groundbreaking Earl's Court gigs, and available for the first time on Blu-ray. Also uncovered for the first time is footage of the band in rehearsals on 20 October 1994 performing A Great Day For Freedom and Lost For Words.

In 2014, Pink Floyd released 'The Endless River', comprising mostly instrumental and ambient music based on material recorded during 'The Division Bell' sessions. Featuring David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Richard Wright, additional material was recorded in 2013 and 2014, with one song, Louder than Words, with lyrics by author & novelist Polly Samson (the primary lyricist for 'The Division Bell' album).  'The Endless River' became the most pre-ordered album of all time on Amazon UK and debuted at number one in several countries. The vinyl edition was the fastest-selling UK vinyl release since 1997. Included here for the first time is the never previously seen specially commissioned full 52-minute 'The Endless River' film by Ian Emes, famed for his work with Pink Floyd, including his animations for One Of These Days, Speak To Me, Time and On The Run.

Rounding off the package are hours of unreleased bonus materials including music videos, documentary footage, bonus live tracks, upgraded tour screen films and documentaries. It includes the first ever release, on Blu-ray, DVD and 7" vinyl, of the last live performance of Pink Floyd with David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Richard Wright together in 2007. This special performance of Arnold Layne took place at the Syd Barrett Tribute Concert at The Barbican on 10 May 2007. The full set boasts previously unreleased or remixed audio, plus restored, remastered and re-edited audio-visuals including unreleased concert footage and promo clips.

With the help of Nick Mason and the Pink Floyd archive, the box set comes with reproductions of tour artwork, posters, programmes, tour laminates, lyric book and much more including two 7" vinyl singles, (the live version of Arnold Layne performed at the Syd Barrett Tribute Concert in 2007 and Lost For Words from the 'Pulse' tour rehearsals at Earl's Court), in new picture sleeves and etched image B-sides. Also included is a brand new 60-page hardback book of photos, designed by Aubrey Powell of Hipgnosis and Peter Curzon of StormStudios, including many previously unseen images.

The 5 CDs are encased in their own 40-page hardback book with an extensive guide to all content, tracklists and credits.

Released earlier on November 29, 2019, there will also be a 2-LP / 1-CD 'Highlights' package. It comes in a gatefold sleeve (for both 1-CD and 2-LP), and each will contain a 24-page booklet containing previously unseen and rare photos.

'Pink Floyd The Later Years' will be released on December 13, 2019 and is available to pre-order here:
www.pinkfloyd.com

Product overview:

CDs
5 x CDs, contained in their own 40-page, hardback book, containing a guide to all content, tracklistings, exhaustive content detail and credits.

CD 1

'A Momentary Lapse Of Reason' Updated & Remixed

51 mins

CD 2 & 3

'Delicate Sound Of Thunder' Remixed

140 mins

CD 4

Live Recordings, 1987 & 1994 Unreleased Studio Recordings

65 mins

CD 5

Knebworth Concert 1990

57 mins

Blu-rays
6 x Blu-rays, each contained in a gatefold wallet with dedicated cover art, including tracklistings and music publishing credits.

Blu-ray 1

Surround & Hi-res Audio Mixes

152 mins

Blu-ray 2

'Delicate Sound Of Thunder' Restored & Remixed

120 mins

Blu-ray 3

'Pulse' Restored & Re-edited

145 mins

Blu-ray 4

Venice Concert 1989 & Knebworth Concert 1990

147 mins

Blu-ray 5

Unreleased Live Films Music Videos & Concert Screen Films

154 mins

Blu-ray 6

Documentaries & Unreleased Material

122 mins

DVD
5 x DVDs (duplicating the content of Blu-rays 2-6 above), each contained in a gatefold wallet with dedicated cover art, including tracklistings and music publishing credits.

7" Singles
2 x 7" vinyl singles in brand-new picture sleeves, featuring 'Arnold Layne' performed live by Pink Floyd at the Syd Barrett Tribute concert, 2007 and Lost For Words from the Pulse tour rehearsals at Earl's Court.

Photo book
60-page hard backed book of photos designed by Aubrey Powell of Hipgnosis and Peter Curzon of StormStudios, including many previously unseen images.

Replica Tour Programmes and Lyric Book
A newly-created set of reproduction tour programmes (Pink Floyd World Tour 1987/1988, Pink Floyd Live 1989, Pink Floyd European Tour 1994), plus a brand new Lyrics Book, designed by Aubrey Powell of Hipgnosis and Peter Curzon of StormStudios.

Memorabilia
A collection of reproduction memorabilia including tour passes, stickers and posters, all printed to replicate the originals, and contained in a prestige card envelope.

FULL TRACK LISTING OF 'THE LATER YEARS'

2019  A MOMENTARY LAPSE OF REASON UPDATED AND REMIXED
Disc 1
CD 1:

  1. Signs Of Life
  2. Learning To Fly 
  3. The Dogs Of War
  4. One Slip
  5. On The Turning Away
  6. Yet Another Movie
  7. Round And Around
  8. A New Machine Part 1
  9. Terminal Frost
  10. A New Machine Part 2
  11. Sorrow

2019  DELICATE SOUND OF THUNDER REMIXED
Disc 2
CD 1:

  1. Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Parts 1-5
  2. Signs Of Life
  3. Learning To Fly
  4. Yet Another Movie
  5. Round And Around
  6. A New Machine Part 1
  7. Terminal Frost
  8. A New Machine Part 2
  9. Sorrow 
  10. The Dogs Of War 
  11. On The Turning Away

Disc 3
CD 2:

  1. One Of These Days
  2. Time
  3. On The Run
  4. The Great Gig In The Sky
  5. Wish You Were Here
  6. Welcome To The Machine
  7. Us And Them
  8. Money 
  9. Another Brick In The Wall, Part 2
  10. Comfortably Numb
  11. One Slip 
  12. Run Like Hell

1987 & 1994 LIVE RECORDINGS / UNRELEASED STUDIO RECORDINGS

Disc 4 CD 1:

  1. One Of These Days (live in Hanover 1994) 
  2. Astronomy Domine (live in Miami 1994) 
  3. The Dogs Of War (live in Atlanta 1987)
  4. On The Turning Away (live in Atlanta 1987) 
  5. Run Like Hell (live in Atlanta 1987)
  6. Blues 1 (unreleased 1994 recording)
  7. Slippery Guitar (unreleased 1994 recording)
  8. Rick's Theme (unreleased 1994 recording)
  9. David's Blues (unreleased 1994 recording)
  10. Marooned Jam (unreleased 1994 recording)
  11. Nervana (unreleased 1994 recording)
  12. High Hopes (Early version) (unreleased 1994 recording)

1990  KNEBWORTH CONCERT REMIXED 

Disc 5 CD 1:

  1. Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Parts 1-5
  2. The Great Gig In The Sky
  3. Wish You Were Here
  4. Sorrow
  5. Money
  6. Comfortably Numb
  7. Run Like Hell

2019  Surround and High Resolution Audio A Momentary Lapse of Reason Updated & Remixed 

Disc 6. Blu-ray
Surround: dts Master Audio 5.1 (96/24), PCM 5.1 (96/24) PCM Stereo (96/24)
First release of 2019 mixes in 5.1

  1. Signs Of Life
  2. Learning To Fly
  3. The Dogs Of War
  4. One Slip
  5. On The Turning Away 
  6. Yet Another Movie
  7. Round And Around
  8. A New Machine Part 1
  9. Terminal Frost
  10. A New Machine Part 2
  11. Sorrow

The Division Bell 2014 Remix
Surround: 5.1 dts Master Audio (96/24), PCM 5.1 (96/24)

  1. Cluster One
  2. What Do You Want From Me
  3. Poles Apart 
  4. Marooned
  5. A Great Day For Freedom
  6. Wearing The Inside Out
  7. Take It Back
  8. Coming Back To Life
  9. Keep Talking 
  10. Lost For Words
  11. High Hopes

Unreleased Studio Recordings
Surround: 5.1 dts Master Audio (96/24), 5.1 PCM (96/24) PCM Stereo (96/24)

  1. Blues 1 (unreleased 1994 recording 5.1 mix) 
  2. Slippery Guitar (unreleased 1994 recording 5.1 mix)
  3. Rick's Theme (unreleased 1994 recording 5.1 mix) 
  4. David's Blues (unreleased 1994 recording 5.1 mix) 
  5. Marooned Jam (unreleased 1994 recording 5.1 mix)
  6. Nervana (unreleased 1994 recording 5.1 mix) 
  7. High Hopes (Early Version) (Alternative Version 5.1 mix) 

2019 Delicate Sound Of Thunder Restored & Re-mixed

Disc 7. Blu-ray  
Stereo: PCM 96/24 Surround: dts Master audio 5.1 (96/24) 

  1. Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Parts 1-5
  2. Signs Of Life
  3. Learning To Fly
  4. Sorrow
  5. The Dogs Of War
  6. On The Turning Away
  7. One Of These Days
  8. Time
  9. On The Run
  10. The Great Gig In The Sky
  11. Wish You Were Here
  12. Us And Them
  13. Money
  14. Comfortably Numb
  15. One Slip
  16. Run Like Hell

2019 Pulse Restored &
Re-Edited
Disc 8. Blu-ray
Filmed live on 20 October 1994 at Earls Court, London, UK. Stere

SOURCE Pink Floyd

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