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Pink Floyd / The Later Years 1987-2019

Box set concentrates on post-Roger Waters era • 18-disc set including 5CDs, 6 blu-rays, 5 DVDs and more • Over 13 hours of unreleased audio/video

Pink Floyd are to release, The Later Years 1987-2019, another massive music box set in the style of 2016’s Early Years package. This time around, as the title suggest, the set focuses on the later period when Roger Waters had quit and David Gilmour, Rick Wright and Nick Mason were left to continue on their own to produce studio albums and undertake massive world tours.

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.

The label claim over 13 hours of unreleased audio and audio/visual material  feature in the set (remember a new remix is ‘unreleased’) including the 1989 Venice and 1990 Knebworth concerts.

Both A Momentary Lapse of Reason and Delicate Sound Of Thunder have been remixed, with the former also ‘updated’ (thought to be new Nick Mason drums and alternate Rick Wright parts). They appear on the first three CDs and a fourth gathers together unreleased live and studio recordings. CD 5 is the 57 minute Knebworth concert from 1990. Note The Division Bell isn’t included on CD here, but is on one of the six blu-rays.

Pink Floyd / The Later Years 1987-2019 - blu-rays
The Later Years 1987-2019 contains six blu-rays

The first blu-ray features the new 2019 of A Momentary Lapse of Reason in 5.1 and high res stereo, the 2014 mix of The Division Bell and seven unreleased studio recordings also in 5.1 and hi-res stereo. Three further blu-ray discs cover live material: Delicate Sound of Thunder, Pulse and the Venice and Knebworth concerts. All in hi-res stereo and 5.1. A final blu-ray disc offers a massive amount of videos, concert films, rehearsal footage and more.

The Later Years includes five DVDs but these merely repeat the content on blu-ray discs 2-6. Where surround sound is offered these are mostly Dolby Digital and DTS.

Finally, for the audio, this set includes two seven-inch singles: ‘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. Both singles have a special etched image on their B-sides.

Pink Floyd / The Later Years 1987-2019 memorabilia

In terms of ‘stuff’ this also comes with a 60-page photo book, three reproductions tour programmes and a collection of replica memorabilia like posters, tour passes and stickers.

A 2LP ‘highlights’ and single CD of The Later Years will also be released. You’ll find the track listing below, along with very details contents of the big box itself.

The Later Years 1987-2019 is released on 29 November 2019

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Pink Floyd / The Later Years 1987-2019 - CDs
CDs

5 x CDs, contained in their own 60-page, hardback book, containing a guide to all content, track listings, exhaustive content detail and credits.

CD 1 ‘A Momentary Lapse of Reason’ Remixed & Updated (51 mins)

  • Signs Of Life
  • Learning To Fly
  • The Dogs Of War
  • One Slip
  • On The Turning Away
  • Yet Another Movie
  • Round And Around
  • A New Machine Part 1
  • Terminal Frost
  • A New Machine Part 2
  • Sorrow

CD 2 ‘Delicate Sound Of Thunder’ Remixed Part 1

  • Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Parts 1-5
  • Signs Of Life
  • Learning To Fly
  • Yet Another Movie
  • Round And Around
  • A New Machine Part 1
  • Terminal Frost
  • A New Machine Part 2
  • Sorrow
  • The Dogs Of War
  • On The Turning Away

CD 3 ‘Delicate Sound Of Thunder’ Remixed Part 2

  • One Of These Days
  • Time
  • On The Run
  • The Great Gig In The Sky
  • Wish You Were Here
  • Welcome To The Machine
  • Us And Them
  • Money
  • Another Brick In The Wall, Part 2
  • Comfortably Numb
  • One Slip
  • Run Like Hell

CD 4 Live Recordings, 1987 & 1994 Unreleased Studio Recordings (65 mins)

  • One Of These Days (live in Hanover 1994)
  • Astronomy Domine (live in Miami 1994)
  • The Dogs Of War (live in Atlanta 1987)
  • On The Turning Away (live in Atlanta 1987)
  • Run Like Hell (live in Atlanta 1987)
  • Blues 1 (unreleased 1994 recording)
  • Slippery Guitar (unreleased 1994 recording)
  • Rick’s Theme (unreleased 1994 recording)
  • David’s Blues (unreleased 1994 recording)
  • Marooned Jam (unreleased 1994 recording)
  • Nervana (unreleased 1994 recording)

CD 5 Knebworth Concert 1990 (57 mins)

  • Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Parts 1-5
  • The Great Gig In The Sky
  • Wish You Were Here
  • Sorrow
  • Money
  • Comfortably Numb
  • Run Like Hell

Pink Floyd / The Later Years 1987-2019 - blu-rays

Blu-rays

6 x Blu-rays, each contained in a gatefold wallet with dedicated cover art, including track listings and music publishing credits. Discs contained in protective plastic sleeves inside wallet.

Blu-ray 1 Surround & Hi-res Audio Mixes (152 mins)

A Momentary Lapse of Reason Remixed & Updated 2019

Surround: dts Master Audio 5.1 (96/24), PCM 5.1 (96/24) PCM Stereo (96/24)
  • Signs Of Life
  • Learning To Fly
  • The Dogs Of War
  • One Slip
  • On The Turning Away
  • Yet Another Movie
  • Round And Around
  • A New Machine Part 1
  • Terminal Frost
  • A New Machine Part 2
  • Sorrow

The Division Bell 2014 remix

Surround: 5.1 dts Master Audio (96/24), PCM 5.1 (96/24)
  • Cluster One
  • What Do You Want From Me
  • Poles Apart
  • Marooned
  • A Great Day For Freedom
  • Wearing The Inside Out
  • Take It Back
  • Coming Back To Life
  • Keep Talking
  • Lost For Words
  • High Hopes

Unreleased studio recordings

Surround: 5.1 dts Master Audio (96/24), 5.1 PCM (96/24) PCM Stereo (96/24)
  • Blues 1 (unreleased 1994 recording 5.1 mix)
  • Slippery Guitar (unreleased 1994 recording 5.1 mix)
  • Rick’s Theme (unreleased 1994 recording 5.1 mix)
  • David’s Blues (unreleased 1994 recording 5.1 mix)
  • Marooned Jam (unreleased 1994 recording 5.1 mix)
  • Nervana (unreleased 1994 recording 5.1 mix)
  • High Hopes (Early Version) (Alternative Version 5.1 mix)

Blu-ray 2 ‘Delicate Sound Of Thunder’ Restored & Remixed (120 mins)

Stereo: PCM 96/24
Surround: dts Master audio 5.1 (96/24)
  • Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Parts 1-5
  • Signs Of Life
  • Learning To Fly
  • Sorrow
  • The Dogs Of War
  • On The Turning Away
  • One Of These Days
  • Time
  • On The Run
  • The Great Gig In The Sky
  • Wish You Were Here
  • Us And Them
  • Money
  • Comfortably Numb
  • One Slip
  • Run Like Hell

Blu-ray 3 ‘Pulse’ Restored & Re-edited (145 mins)

    • Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Parts 1-5, 7
    • Learning To Fly
    • High Hopes
    • Take It Back
    • Coming Back To Life
    • Sorrow
    • Keep Talking
    • Another Brick In The Wall, Part 2
    • One Of These Days
    • Speak To Me
    • Breathe (In The Air)
    • On The Run
    • Time
    • The Great Gig In The Sky
    • Money
    • Us And Them
    • Any Colour You Like
    • Brain Damage
    • Eclipse
    • Wish You Were Here
    • Comfortably Numb
    • Run Like Hell

Blu-ray 4 Venice Concert 1989 & Knebworth Concert 1990 (147 mins)

LIVE IN VENICE  15 JULY 1989

Stereo only: PCM 48/24
  • Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Part 1
  • Learning To Fly
  • Yet Another Movie
  • Round And Around
  • Sorrow
  • The Dogs Of War
  • On The Turning Away
  • Time
  • The Great Gig In The Sky
  • Wish You Were Here
  • Money
  • Another Brick In The Wall, Part 2
  • Comfortably Numb
  • Run Like Hell
  • Fireworks

Live at Knebworth 30 July 1990

Stereo: PCM 48/24.
Surround: DTS Master audio 5.1 (48/24)
  • Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Parts 1-5
  • The Great Gig In The Sky
  • Wish You Were Here
  • Sorrow
  • Money
  • Comfortably Numb
  • Run Like Hell

Blu-ray 5 Unreleased Live Films Music Videos & Concert Screen Films (154 mins)

Stereo PCM (48/24)
    • Learning To Fly
    • Marooned
    • Take It Back
    • High Hopes
    • Louder Than Words
    • Learning To Fly (alternate version)
    • Yet Another Movie
    • Round And Around
    • A New Machine Part 1
    • Terminal Frost
    • A New Machine Part 2
    • A Great Day for Freedom Version 1
    • A Great Day for Freedom Version 2
    • Lost for Words
    • Signs of Life
    • Learning To Fly
    • The Dogs of War
    • One Of These Days
    • Speak To Me
    • On The Run
    • Us And Them
    • Money
    • Brain Damage + Eclipse
    • Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Parts 1-4, 7
    • Speak To Me
    • Time
    • The Great Gig In The Sky
    • Money
    • Us And Them (Black & White)
    • Us And Them (Colour)
    • Brain Damage + Eclipse – North American dates
    • Brain Damage + Eclipse – European dates
    • Brain Damage – Earls Court, London dates
    • Wish You Were Here with Billy Corgan

Blu-ray 6 Documentaries & Unreleased Material (122 mins)

  • Arnold Layne (Live at Syd Barrett Tribute 2007)
  • A Momentary Lapse of Reason – Album Cover
  • The Division Bell heads album cover photography
  • Pulse TV ad 1995
  • The Endless River film By Ian Emes* Stereo: PCM (96/24. Surround: 5.1 dts Master Audio (96/24)
    SIDE 1
         Things Left Unsaid
    It’s What We Do
    Ebb and Flow
    SIDE 2
         Sum
    Skins
    Unsung
    Anisina
    SIDE 3
         The Lost Art of Conversation
    On Noodle Street
    Night Light
    Allons-y (1)
    Autumn ’68
    Allons-y (2)
    Talkin’ Hawkin’
    SIDE 4
         Calling
    Eyes to Pearls
    Surfacing
    Louder Than Words
  • A Momentary Lapse of Reason cover shoot interview with David Gilmour and Storm Thorgerson
  • The Division Bell Airships 1994
  • Behind The Scenes – The Division Bell Tour
  • Arnold Layne Rehearsal (Syd Barrett tribute 2007)
  • The Endless River – Launch Event 2014
  • The Endless River EPK 2014

Pink Floyd / The Later Years 1987-2019 - DVDs

DVDs

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.

DVD 1 – Delicate Sound Of Thunder Film Restored & Re-mixed

Track listing as per Blu-ray 2

DVD 2 – ‘Pulse’ Restored & Re-edited

Track listing as per Blu-ray 3

Stereo: PCM (48/16)
Surround: Dolby Digital 5.1 (48/16), dts 5.1 (48/16)

DVD 3 – Venice Concert 1989 & Knebworth Concert

Track listing as per Blu-ray 4

DVD 4 – Unreleased Live Films Music Videos & Concert Screen Films (154 mins)

Track listing as per Blu-ray 5

Stereo PCM (48/16) only

DVD 5 – Documentaries & Unreleased Material

Track listing as per Blu-ray 6

Stereo PCM (48/16) except *The Endless River film, Stereo PCM (48/16) 5.1 Dolby Digital (48/16), 5.1 dts (48/16)

Pink Floyd / The Later Years 1987-2019 - 7" singles

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. Both singles have a special etched image on their B-sides.

Pink Floyd / The Later Years 1987-2019 - book

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.

Pink Floyd / The Later Years 1987-2019 - tour programmes

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.

Pink Floyd / The Later Years 1987-2019 - memorabilia

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.

Pink Floyd / The Later Years 1987-2019 highlights

The Later Years 2LP / single CD ‘highlights’ track listing

  1. Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts 1-5) [Live at Knebworth 1990] [2019 Mix] (new 2019 mix)
  2. Marooned Jam (Unreleased 1994 Recording) (previously unreleased)
  3. One Slip (2019 Remix) (new A Momentary lapse of Reason 2019 mix)
  4. Lost For Words (Tour Rehearsal 1994) (previously unreleased)
  5. Us And Them (Live, Delicate Sound Of Thunder) [2019 Remix] (new 2019 mix)
  6. Comfortably Numb (Live at Knebworth 1990) [2019 Mix] (previously unreleased)
  7. Sorrow (2019 Remix) (new A Momentary lapse of Reason 2019 mix)
  8. Learning To Fly (Live, Delicate Sound Of Thunder) [2019 Remix] (new 2019 mix)
  9. High Hopes (Early Version) [Unreleased 1994 Recording] (previously unreleased)
  10. On The Turning Away (2019 Remix) (new A Momentary lapse of Reason 2019 mix)
  11. Wish You Were Here (Live at Knebworth 1990) [2019 Mix] (previously unreleased)
  12. Run Like Hell (Live, Delicate Sound Of Thunder) [2019 Remix]

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Kevin Greer

Paul, can you comment on whether the DVDs and Blu Rays are region-free? There is a reasonable deal on Amazon US that is for $275 plus tax and shipping which makes it about $300, but it’s from the Global Store.
Interesting also that the current price on Amazon UK is much higher.

Miguel Rodriguez

I second this question! Would love to pick it up at $275, but not if I can’t play the Blus!

Gerry

For anyone living near Goole in East Yorks. Halls Music has it in now for £200 new sealed. It was £225 few weeks ago, now £200. I have just bought a copy , £100 cheaper than Amazon, bargain price.

Andrew

Can anyone help me out with this: Mine arrived MISSING the Arnold Layne 7″ vinyl. The sleeve was included but with no vinyl inside. I purchased this on an Amazon special (may have even used the link through SDE, I can’t remember) back in January and kept it closed up until we celebrated Father’s Day. I opened the box today, find it’s missing, and now Amazon can’t replace the item. Is there any contact info at the record label that handles snafu’s like this? How massively disappointing. Doing searches now and finding many people have had scratch issues on their discs. Mine are mostly fine but I can see what people are talking about, including one CD that has a big scratch which so far doesn’t seem to affect play. Where is the care that should go into a large and expensive production such as this?!?! Amazon’s solution for this is less than ideal and extremely expensive (for them) and that’s assuming it may even work for me, and so far, nothing has given me HIGH HOPES.

TOMAS OTEROS ORDOÑEZ

En amazon.fr 95 euros, pero solo ha estado unos 10 minutos.

Jason Russell

Just ordered from JPC for $297 (including delivery to Florida). The odd thing, which at first made me think it was a semi-bogus set, is it’s listed as “Pink Floyd: The Best Of The Later Years 1987 – 2019” but…it lists all the contents. Fingers crossed…

fan

if you like brickwalled masters,you’ll enjoy this new drum/guitar/bass in your face remix of Delicate Sound of Thunder on cd, it sounds like it’s been done hastily, some tracks have all the instruments correctly balanced (Terminal Frost), but for the majority, you barely hear anything but guitar bass and drums (yes there is more bass and drums than vocals during The Great Gig In The Sky, volume wise) ; which backing vocals? which synths?

A Momentary Lapse Of Reason is much more subtle in the new remix

haven’t heard the 5.1 versions or seen the blurays yet

David Ware

Hi for info on Amazon. Fr you can get this floyd set for 308€, which in ££ means it’s under £300

Jason Russell

Rolling Stone had what seemed like a fair review of the set. 3.5 stars. Raved about Delicate Sound of Thunder on Bluray (Pulse not as great since it was filmed on video).

Rachel Fury in high def….something to look forward to. ;)

Gil Griffith

Received the set today. The restored/remixed Delicate Sound of Thunder on BluRay is almost worth the price of admission alone. I’ve always loved the double CD release and wore it out playing it when it first came out. Never saw it on video until now. Looks and sounds great – the 24 bit 96kHz surround mix is incredible.

Why they left ‘Yet Another Movie’ and ‘Round And Round’ off of the full concert film (they are included in the original CD) and put them on the Unreleased Live Film and Music Videos disc is beyond me.

Speaking of the Music Videos, they are only presented in Stereo. It would have been nice to have 5.1 mixes on these videos.

Overall, this box set is a bit pricey and, as others have pointed out, it’s a little light on gems and bonus material that was so abundant on The Early Years box. But I am diving ion deep on what is available here, and loving it.

To each his own.

Carl Jacobs

Hi all.
Box set arrived via that horrible but now essential web store linked via Brain Damage – sorry Paul. Normally purchase via official band store with the T Shirt(s). That is what I did for the Early Years and yes purchased all the t shirts as well; discs set covers and the band photos.
At in excess of £450, I thought this was a box too far, so I preordered the T shirt. Eventually I purchased the box as said via Amazon for a still hefty £273 with zero p&p. Thus a saving of more than £100, than via web store and indies and box itself £60 via Amazon.
Purchased the vinyl and cd compilations on BF RSD via excellent Badlands along with the Geddy Lee and Bruce 7” yes I was first in queue before going to Hammersmith for the superb Hackett gig.
This box and the compilations is a Christmas present – you’ll have to speak to my long suffering wife and daughter and son in law as to why; only way I can be sure it is purchased and in great condition. “Remember don’t write the gift tags by leaning on the product!”
As usual after removing from Amazon oversized box with a cursory length of paper on top?, I removed the stickered shipping box. That’s where it ends for now.
Shipping box will be retained as with the sellophane wrap and hype sticker and redacted invoice, as all my other box set shipping boxes, much to my wife’s chagrin. After all must keep the resale
I have watched the excellent unboxing movie and agree with Paul.
Overall a bit light. I have the superb Motorhead ‘79 box with the 7” and this was a respectable £150 – declined the extra £100 for the faux leather cover version.
Agree with all that the omissions are greatest loss. It may be legal issues preventing this. However a note in the box by the team would explain to us fans and keep us engaged.
I will play the sets copying the CDs onto a sd disc for my car.
I await the 5.1 of Animals and official 5.1 release of Meddle and other unreleased stuff.
Merry Christmas and a happy new year to all readers
Carl Jacobs

John

Superfluous released…for collectors only

Arthur

Look for Dodax Switzerland, Germany, Austria, France, Great Britain, Netherlands, Poland, Italy, Spain, USA, Canada, Japan has normally/always very competitive prices (free shipping & Pal). Example: dodax.nl € 297,53

Jack

Still waiting on a BIG price drop. I love The Pink Floyd but no way am I paying more than $200 for this.

Jason Russell

I think I’d pay up to $250…maybe a little more, but I too am waiting for a drop. I’d be shocked if there wasn’t a healthy drop eventually.

Daniel ( from Berlin )

i’m definetely not a big fan of pink floyd. but “high hopes” belongs to the best songs i ever heard.
the melancholy touches me everytime i hear that song.

Emilio Lafarga Giribets

Right now the cheapest price among Amazon sites is the French one but there is no link here.

Gisabun

Box set should of been split. CDs, DVDs, and BR. Thrown in memorabilia and vinyl singles with the DVDs and BRs. Way too expensive otherwise. Elitist….
How expensive it gets for Columbia [the label?] if some box sets are damaged in transit to the stores.

Guy

I don’t have this set, but in others to mitigate this they have the SDE set in foam and then dead space to relieve some puncture issues et al. This didn’t use to be the case, but I think the return shipping / damaged in transit issues add up when you are pay top $€£¥

Jack

The 2lp set is just fantastic. Chris Bellman has done another fine job mastering. Both discs quiet and solid.

Guy

Well, I just listened to the single CD version released on Spotify. For my ears, it was an underwhelming listen from a remix/unreleased point of view. It will be interesting to hear the reviews once the full box is out in the wild.

Stephen Gilmour

Is Pulse on the blu ray the audio AND visual….please can someone confirm

Jason Russell

Stephen: Given that it says “re-edited,” have to believe that means the “film” and not just a BluRay audio disc. Also says 145 minutes but my Pulse audio isn’t that long

Peter Laver

Can someone post the packaging dimensions and weight.

Thanks

Stephen Gilmour

Just bought on pre order on eBay for 450 Aussie dollars delivered….246 uk pounds…nice :)

David Griffiths

Hi All
Pink Floyd played Knebworth as part of the Silver Clef Awards on 30th June 1990. Not as stated in July of that year!!!

Jason Russell

Release date now Dec. 13, at least on U.S. Amazon site

Laufi

Just For Kicks in Germany has this one for 270 Euros at the moment:

https://justforkicks.de/shop/progressive/6146/the-later-years-1987-2019-deluxe-boxset

Klaus

For those interested in “The Middle Years” who still haven’t bought them: “Dark Side”, “Wish” and “Wall”-Immersion-boxes are currently on offer at jpc.de for 67€ each.

Tony O

£275 What Records at the moment

Alexandros

313 EUR at Amazon.fr LOWEST price to date.

Timo

Now 333 EUR at Amazon.it

Jean-Michel

For the Frenchies and those who have an account with FNAC, price is 315 Euros through their website.

Phil

Since both the Audio and Film versions share the same titles…to clarify do the BluRays include the CONCERTS for “DSOT” (previously only available on VHS) and “PULSE” or only the Audio ?

Jules(Rules)

Yes, they include the concert films. There’s only one “Pure Audio” Blu-Ray, that’s the one with the 5.1 mixes.

Darren

So we have early years box set and later years box set. Is anything planned for middle years ? Dark side through to the final cut ?

andy

Unlikely given all the Immersion box sets for the individual titles in that era so people would lose their minds if Floyd released it all again as part of a Middle Years set. That said I would love to see one as Animals needs a deluxe treatment, and The Wall needs to come out on 5.1, but I doubt what extras there would be for the Final Cut.

Jeff

Interesting that the compilation ‘best of’ is coming to vinyl whereas the Early Years equal didn’t.

All good – as the newest Pink Floyd album I own on vinyl is The Wall.

Ron

My advice, like with The Early Years: wait till the volumes are available seperately. Then wait some more till the price drops. In this way I had Early Years 1-6 for 220 euro instead of 520!

KeithC

As a PF fan of several decades who bought The Early Years with nary a thought about the cost, my reaction is you’ve got to be f*cking kidding. Almost nothing that hasn’t already been released, and unnecessary duplication at this time of DVD and Blu-Ray. No, I’ll pass.

Sergio

I´m a long Pink Floyd fan since my childhood and there is something I know for sure about them. For a band so careful and sistematic musically speaking, they however never knew how to please their fans when publishing unreleased material or launching compilations, probably because they never took part in the process or were simply uninterested. Their early compilations, The best of Pink Floyd aka Masters of Rock and Relics were good for those who wanted to listen their early singles and b sides. I would have instead in a dreamed Relics compilation, have included Point me at the sky, Embryo, Vegetable man and Scream thy last scream and have removed Bike, Remember a day and Interstellar Overdrive. When A collection of great songs… went on sale I thought it was a good compilation actually. I would have omitted Shine on and Sheep for Have a cigar and Pigs on the wing part one an two. This later as an oddity. The worst thing came when Shine on box set was released. An ugly and expensive artifact that didn´t contribute to any of the fans really wanted and demanded. Only a cd in a cheap carboard with their early singles was valuable .It was time then and now for a proper job of unreleased material: We are still waiting for an official release on vinyl of The Man and The Journey 1969, the full soundtrack Zabriskie Point as a doble set on cd and vinyl, The official release on cd and vinyl of Live at Pompeii 1971, The live BBC Concert Brain Damage 1974 on vinyl, and The Wall Live 80-81 on vinyl too. I have to mention that The film Sountrack of The Wall should have had an official release too on cd and vinyl. The compilation Echoes is in my opinion an absolute outrage since they had the balls to shorten the length of the epic track Echoes or just released an extract of the song Marooned. The follow up compilations such us, Oh by the way, Discovery and A foot in the door had only a thing in mind, increase their profits at the expense of the casual fans. The Immersions box-sets of DSOTM, WYWH and The Wall that came later were excellent in content but too expensive and pretentious in the formats chosen like the dvd´s, Quad mixes, Blu-ray and all that stuff. Just a doble cd and a double lp for each album including only the rare recordings would have been enough. When The Early Years Box set was released I also thought that Pink Floyd had missed again the opportunity to sell their product “Their music”, avoiding the unnecessary memorabilia and gifts included that only increased the final price of the item. I would have preferred a futher release of these unreleased tracks on a simple box-set for the cd´s and also a serie of vinyl records with nice covers, pictures and some posters inside for eager fans like me. This later upcoming release “The later years ” is by far the worst of all because comes again with unnecesary duplicates recordings and extra material that don´t add anything really new and leaves out The Soundtrack La Carrera Panamericana .The price is also excessive. It should be more easier to handle it with a double vinly for the unreleased recordings and the same for the cd´s. End.

Olav

“increase their profits at the expense of the casual fans”
totally agreed!

John

Very simple – sell which ever of the duplicates you don’t want, either the dvds or blu rays. There will be buyers waiting…..

Greg

For those interested, Amazon US is currently selling the SDE for $341, a substantial drop from the $475 they were asking for originally.

Arthur

Cheapest way to support the rich & famous: wowhd (free shipping, paypal)

Waylander

The price point is just ridiculous! Especially considering the pure quality of the TEY box.
I love Floyd’s music and significance and must admit that I like Mr. Gilmour’s philanthropic attitude, but this reflects pure greed.
And it’s not just the record company’s decision. Gilmour and Mason are involved in every puny issue of their output, but not in setting the price of this box? I don’t believe this.

Neal Williams

Greed, pure and simple!! The Blurays and DVDs are identical, so why?? Also, in all honesty, THE ENDLESS RIVER is nothing but out-takes, and boring at best. This could have easily been a smaller package without THE ENDLESS RIVER and the extra discs, and would have still made a shitload of money for the old rich farts who are screwing over the fans.. I was really excited about the 5.1 of DIVISION BELL, since it is so pricey from it’s last release, but seeing the price of this and feeling shit on by Mr’s Gilmour and Mason I have become numb to it. This is a really shitty way to treat their fans… HIGH HOPES — “BURNING BRIDGES BEHIND US”

Tommy

How could they leave out La Carrera de Panamericana?! This is going to be a no for me. And who cares about the Endless River? This wasn’t very well thought out.

Mathew Lauren

Lots of interesting and (some) insightful comments below.

The highlight for me is the (augmented and partially re-imagined) 2019 5.1 24/96 remix of “AMLOR.”

Shame it’s locked up in a PREMIUM-PRICED SDE boxset filled with 5.1 surround I already have (save for the Barn Jams). Further, it makes no sense (to me) not to port over the hirez 5.1 to the MTV vids (at least) at this price point — and though, “TER” movie (set to hirez 5.1) interests me…

Hmm…

Wayne C

Why didn’t they do these sets in order rather than missing the best period out?, is it due to arguments with the former members or legal problems?. I don’t understand why this set completely by passes DSOTM – The Final Cut?. If this is purely a financial decision keeping fans waiting for the best years last I feel that stinks to be honest, and when it does come if it does will it be even more expensive than this set. I have been a fan of Floyd since my teenage years but wouldn’t pay this amount for any set by any artist. I went to see them perform the Wall at the Earls Court, the second time they performed it (think it was 1981, when they had financial things to sort out of my memory isn’t failing me) and that cost less than a tenner i think!!. How times have changed !.

Jules(Rules)

The “golden years” are pretty well covered by the Immersion box sets already, plus something is also going to happen to “Animals”. I think there isn’t enough from that period left to fill a box like this. Although obviously I do want the Wall live footage, film soundtrack, WYWH demos and complete early DSOTM performance…

Quante

It should be called Pink Floyd The Shittier Years. The music isn’t so bad, but the price is obscene for three studio albums.

Shifting the price so high in order to make it more exclusive is a load of bollocks – their label are milking the goodwill of the loyalty of Pink Floyd fans, who are getting little of value in return.

Don’t fall for the marketing bullshit – even at half the price it’s won’t be a bargain. I don’t subscribe to repositioning music as a luxury brand. Yes, Pink Floyd are a special band, but this leads to them selling zillions of albums and generating huge wealth for themselves and the industry. Lesser bands sell tens of albums and remain poor. When you buy a luxury brand you might buy one car or three t shirts or one or two whatever’s. Music is something that I want to buy in multiple numbers so I can enjoy a wide variety of different albums and bands. If the more established bands music costs a fortune, then less music is bought elsewhere. It’s a similar, if lesser comparison to English football, where the premier league soaks up all the money and the remainder of the football league clubs suffer as a result.

I can’t believe how much brilliant music can be bought for £400, especially when there is a lot of bargains sought out by sitting waiting and watching (Kate Bush Vinyl I, II and IV cost £95 in total from Music Magpie with a 10% discount code on eBay two days ago. Kate Bush Vinyl III cost €33 recently. Tangerine Dream’s box set arrived today for €56, Def Leppards cd box set II €21 etc). It’s exciting to buy new things at full price when you know you are getting a great package (Billy Bragg’s forthcoming set £40, Marillions Afraid Of the Sun signed by the band £30, Bat For Lashes splatter vinyl £20). That’s a lot of music for about £290.

Good luck to those who want this Pink Floyd box set at whatever price is paid – each to their own; but shame on the label for pricing this at such a disgusting price.

Wietse

Someone mentioned dutch reatailer bol.com selling it for 399. They’re selling it for 539 now which i believe to be an absolute rip off. For what you get this absolute ridiculous. I will not buy this box, not for this amount even though I would love to hear the new remixed versions of AMLOR and DSOT. I just hope they will be released individually as stand alone cd’s.

Arthur

Lost oppertunity: All I need is the 28:08 of new music that was recorded at Olympic Studios in November 1991 for La Carrera Panamericana, it contains marvelous instrumentals ruined by it’s documentry noises that was released in 1992 only on VHS and Laserdisc: “Country Theme” 2:01/”Small Theme” 7:23/”Big Theme” 4:10/ “Carrera Slow Blues” (Gilmour/Wright/Mason) 2:20/”Mexico ’78” – 4:05/”Pan Am Shuffle”(Gilmour/Wright/Mason) 8:09 So as stand alone tracks on CD or DVD very wellcome… but they are not on this release, neither ”Soundscape” 21:53 only on some of the 1995 Pulse double compact cassette versions.

Brings back irritations of The Rotten Store Days’ Interstellar Overdrive in Fred Flintstone format only… why not release the Animal Box on 8-Track together with some bonus flexi-discs and telex memorabilia for just £700 to celebrate Brexit?

Jay E

No Pan Americana official release?! No full version release of the Big Spliff?! This set looks decent enough but without those 2 major omissions i might be out!! That last 8 min. Jam at the end of Americana is just so so good!!

Also, a 3 or 4 cd disc version of Pulse wouldve been a good treat! So many live tracks they did play but were omitted. Also the last disc should include all the encores tagging Soundscapes to the end. No Echoes for DSOT?! Ok set but lacking a lot of their later years material!!

Phil Cohen

I waited until 6 months after “The Early Years” was released before purchasing, until sets with faulty menus (on two of the blu-ray discs) had exited from the distribution pipeline.
Now comes reports from many purchasers (likely early purchasers) of “The Early Years” of Blu-ray discs which are tarnishing, oxidising or de-laminating….and becoming unplayable. I looked at the discs in my “Early Years” set, and they don’t have any of those visible problems. Still, I’m going to start playing through them tonight, to confim that they are still playable. Furthermore, European-pressed (but not North American-pressed) copies of the “Immersion” editions of “Wish You Were Here” & “The Dark Side of The Moon” have also experienced Blu-Ray deterioration issues. My American editions (whose discs were manufactured in Mexico) are fine.
“Pink Floyd Records” must stand behind their products. My “The Early Years” box cost $438, and I am expecting the discs in this set to be good for many years. Even though the discs in my set are likely O.K., I don’t know whether they will be good next month or next year.
SDE expressed doubts whether there was really a need to have the video & surround sound content appear twice; once on DVD and once on Blu-ray. There is indeed a reason. The pressing plant that “Pink Floyd Records” uses to press its Blu-ray discs is shoddy & incompetent.
I will wait until I read initial reports about “The Later Years” before purchasing

Slayer

The early years have like 5x as much loot than this and is cheaper. Please lower the price

Jason Russell

Already down to $341 on US Amazon (28%). I expect to see it below $300 by launch day.

Steve

Hello Paul,
This is one argument that we’ll have to agree to disagree over regarding in not having DVD’s within a box set and only Blu-rays. I don’t own a Blu-ray player and don’t plan on buying one for the foreseeable future. I think there are a lot more people out here that still own a DVD Player and/or buy DVD’s than your poll will show. I think what’s needed here is freedom of choice from the record companies and bands involved. If you want a DVD then you should be allowed to choose to have the DVD’s only with the CD’s and not the Blu-rays and vice-versa. Do I think they will do this, no ? They don’t want to go that far. At some point here, the powers that be in the entertainment industry will probably go to all streaming and downloads for music and movies, etc. and not release the physical product. That will be a sad day. One of the reasons I didn’t buy the White Album box set was the fact that there was no DVD in it for the Mono version of the album. What I also think the labels and bands should do is lower the prices of these super deluxe box sets. Will they do that, No ? $800 for the Woodstock 50 Archive Box Set is an example of how far record labels will go in the high priced range for box sets.

AndyHaines

We shouldn’t have to upgrade. It may only be £50-£60 extra, but to appreciate the “higher definition” you need the TV to go with it and they aren’t so cheap! Then there is the additional extra cost of the Blueray discs themselves. Great that it’s backwards compatible with DVD, but then you are back to watching an “inferior medium” on a Blueray player. Pretty pointless. I have a Sony SACD dvd player with 5.1 surround that to me sounds good enough. I don’t plan on changing it any time soon even though it’s over 10 years old. I’d just like, as Steve says the choice in the type of medium the product comes on and not have to pay ridiculous prices for stuff I just don’t and won’t need!

Bogdan

While I admit the current price seems ridiculous, I can’t shake the thought that I’d actually like to own this. I find the late period of PF’s life to be quite interesting, as it shows a new musical direction, devoid of Roger Waters’ mannerisms and dystopian vision. Perhaps a good deal alert might sway me towards a purchase decision. For now, I have prudently placed a pre-order with Amazon.fr, which has a “lower” price here in Europe (EUR 448), but I’ll probably end up cancelling unless the price really drops further. Or, who knows, maybe they will break it out at some point and sell the music sans all the trinkets (although I must admit the whole boxset looks gorgeous), just like they did with the Early Years set.

Cédric (Switzerland)

Fnac.com (France) offers it for 415 Euros, so we can hope that amazon.fr will lower the price at some point to match Fnac. But there’s not guarantee. And it’s still very expensive. But the best price to date. Fingers crossed.
https://www.fnac.com/a13772044/Pink-Floyd-The-Later-Years-1987-2019-Coffret-Edition-Limitee-CD-album#omnsearchpos=1

Dmytro

I own DSOTM Immersion edition, Discovery box set, WYWH deluxe and SACD, later years of the Early Years volumes (not a fan of Syd). I am actually a big fan of after-Waters era, and was excited about this box set more than about both Imersion and Early Years, at first. However, the price tag made me question my initial impulse to purchase it with 1 click. It is a bit lofty. Not a bit – it is enormous for the content inside the package. AMLOR 2.0 sounds as the most precious gem together with 5.1 mix – though its production cost must have been smaller than TER, which I bought for less then 50$. Apart from that, there is not much of audio content here. There is a lot of video content though, but it doesn’t justify the price for me, since I own previous Pulse edition and the earlier concerts will not be that spectacular and HD as Return to Pompeii show. The two vinyl singles are the reason why I avoided buying TDB Immersion edition and ordered 5.1 disc from online store instead. However I really want to buy this one. I will just have to wait until the price drops down. I think it is 2 times more expensive than I can justify spending. 300cad for the restored content I already have seems more reasonable

Kevin L.

Paul, could you please clarify — all of the live material on Blu Ray and DVD is audio only, correct? No video for “DSOT” or “Pulse?” Thank you.

Arnd

According to the track list above, it includes the both the video and audio versions of DSOT, the latter extended with new tracks. From Pulse, only the video. See the slightly different track lists.

Robert

I’ll give this a pass, mainly: (a) it is prohibitively (and quite unnecessarily) over-priced; and (b) all post-Waters PF has always sounded to me like a highly proficient PF covers band. As elegant as the some of the music sounded when it was released, it really never stayed with me. Nobody in the band could quite nail the dystopian vision Waters always brought to the music, and that vision was pretty much what PF delivered from ‘DSOTM’ through ‘The Final Cut’. In terms of solo work though, I’ll gladly take the first David Gilmour album and Rick Wright’s ‘Wet Dream’ over most of what Waters did after leaving PF. Mind, a stand-alone Blu-ray set with 5.1 mixes of the post-Waters studio material would definitely tempt me. As for wish list material though, I’d rather have 5.1 mixes of ‘Meddle’, ‘Animals’, ‘The Wall’, and ‘The Final Cut’.

Justin (UK)

completely agree with you Robert, although i’d add pros and cons to the 5.1 wishlist!

pupton bluton

Although this is expensive, it didn’t stop me, and many others, buying the similarly priced Early Years box. The significant difference here, is the content. Leaving aside the contentious and frustrating duplication on DVD and Blu-Ray, Early Years had 33 discs, whereas this has nearly half of that, for a not dis-similar price.

Also, I’m pretty certain no Floyd fan would put any of the Gilmour-led albums in their PF top five (they wouldn’t even make my top ten) and for me, the three studio albums really amount to one very good albums’ worth of material. A re-worked MLOR is intriguing, and a potential improvement on the 80s-sounding original, but it’s telling that this is the main audio selling-point here. In the same way as Bowie’s Never Let Me Down was tinkered with for the recent LTA box, the fact that they even need to re-work the album demonstrates how average the original was. As a lad, MLOR was the first new album released since I’d got into the band and I found it a huge let-down.

Similarly, the dearth of unheard material is frustrating. Leaving off the two well-known batches of unreleased material (La Carrera Panamericana and Big Spliff) and padding the box with a lot of same-y live stuff isn’t enough to tempt me in. Think I’ll hold out for the inevitable stand-alone MLOR, hopefully coupled with Knebworth live tracks as a deluxe double!

Andrea

Absolutely.
The Early Years was very expensive, but a wonderful set. I’m still listening or watching it on an almost daily basis, still (re)discovering things. It was money well spent.

The Later Years – honestly, as much as I love David Gilmour, and I’m sure he was the best musician in PF, as soon as Waters left, songwriting quality began to quaver even from a musical standpoint, and they soon became a live band – The Best Pink Floyd Cover Band There Ever Was.
No wonder unreleased material is so meagre – they recorded so little material in so many years. As we stand, with this content and this price, this is a major pass for me…

Simon Long

“Also, I’m pretty certain no Floyd fan would put any of the Gilmour-led albums in their PF top five (they wouldn’t even make my top ten)…”

Sweeping generalisations like that are usually wrong…

I’m a huge fan – I own all their albums, bought all the Immersion releases, the Oh By The Way set, saw them live in ’94, saw Waters several times since, went to the exhibition at the V&A etc – and AMLOR is easily in my top five. Probably top three – beaten by The Wall and WYWH, but I’d rather listen to AMLOR than anything pre-Meddle.

Jules(Rules)

I also rate AMLOR very highly indeed. Next to DSOTM and OBC it might even make my top 3.

Some people didn’t give this version of the band a fair chance. They produced some good stuff, and I certainly prefer all three albums of this incarnation to The Final Cut.

DaveM

I really like this era, ok AMLOR, is a bit dated in places, but DSOT, The Division Bell and Pulse are all excellent in my opinion. I picked up a card sleeve PF records DSOT a while ago and I am sure it is remastered and it sounds excellent as does the 2009 TDB and Pulse has always sounded good.
So will I be buying this? The answer is no. The reasons being I have no bluray to surround or HiFi connection and just cannot get excited about visual content in these boxes. I rarely, if ever play DVDs/Bluray from any box set. The last one I watched was the James Paul McCartney programme included in the RRS box and that was the first one in years I bothered with.
Also, I am running out of space, and actually sold off my Early Years volumes as part of creating some room. Needless to say, the Blurays/DVDs were unplayed. I would buy the audio content on stand alone CDs for both this box and the Early Years should they ever appear.

johnnyv

The 2 LP version must be enough.

Centurion Ste

So it’s £430 here £347 in Canada, converted we pay £83 or $100 US more here than Canada & it’s around $50+ cheaper in the US too, proof positive that the Brirish are screwed over time & time again.

As much as I love Floyd I will not be spending a weeks wage on this !