Pink Floyd Records begin the reintroduction of the Pink Floyd catalogue on vinyl for the first time in over two decades. The first four records will be The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, A Saucerful of Secrets, the soundtrack from the film More, and the 2-LP set Ummagumma. Pink Floyd Records will reproduce the vinyl catalogue throughout the year with release dates being announced at regular intervals.
Special care has been taken to replicate the original packaging. The first batch of releases, mastered by James Guthrie, Joel Plante and Bernie Grundman will be pressed on 180gram vinyl for optimum sound quality.
Pink Floyd’s debut album featuring the original line-up of Syd Barrett, Roger Waters, Richard Wright and Nick Mason. The album includes the classic songs Astronomy Domine, Lucifer Sam and Interstellar Overdrive. One of the seminal psychedelic rock albums of the 1960s. Stereo version.
The band’s second album, originally released in 1968, was the first album to feature David Gilmour, who replaced Syd Barrett on guitar and vocals. It is both the last Pink Floyd album on which Syd Barrett appeared and the only studio album to which all five band members contributed. This is Pink Floyd in transition from Barrett’s psychedelic whimsy to the style of their epic pieces. Classic tracks include Jugband Blues and Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun. Stereo version
In 1969 the band collaborated with filmmaker Barbet Schroeder to provide the soundtrack to the film More. This was the first of Pink Floyd’s film soundtrack albums, and includes future early 70’s live favourites Cymbaline and Green Is The Colour.
This was the band’s first double album and has one of their most iconic cover images. One album features Pink Floyd’s then-current live set, while Disc 2 includes solo compositions and performances by each member of the band. Live tracks include Careful With That Axe, Eugene and Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun, while studio tracks include Grantchester Meadows and The Narrow Way.
We will keep you posted as we receive more release dates and pricing on the rest of the catalog.
Recent Vinyl Releases
We do have a couple other recent releases to mention this week too, so lets get straight to those right bloody now.
Claypool Lennon Delirium – Monolith of Phobos
Two worlds have collided, and what glorious and odd worlds they are. After a successful summer tour, pairing Primus with Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger, the two bandleaders, Les Claypool and Sean Lennon, have decided to combine their abstract talents into a project called The Claypool Lennon Delirium. Their efforts thus far have spawned the full-length release called “Monolith of Phobos.”
Mudcrutch – 2
After another, slightly less lengthy break, Mudcrutch is back. The band’s new album, 2, has a title as utilitarian as its music. As with Mudcrutch, there’s nothing flashy or extraneous here — just down-home, steady-as-she-goes rock songs with hints of swampy twang and folksy grit. As before, Petty plays bass instead of his weapon of choice in The Heartbreakers, the guitar. Tom Leadon, brother of Eagles co-founder Bernie Leadon, is on guitar alongside Campbell, while Randall Marsh resumes his spot behind the drums. A sense of “I can’t believe this is actually happening” permeates Mudcrutch; on 2, it’s more a sense of “We’ve got this.” Rather than incorporating a smattering of cover songs from the band’s original early-’70s repertoire — like Mudcrutch did with The Byrds’ “Lover Of The Bayou” and the Appalachian folk standard “Shady Grove” — the new album consists entirely of originals. Petty wrote the lion’s share, but everyone pitches in with a song.
Have a trippy weekend!