Pink Floyd Empty Vaults, You Empty Wallet
How much Pink Floyd does any one person need? Well, if you have upwards of $600 to spare, you can have The Early Years 1965-1072, a 27-disc box set compiling loads of previously unreleased songs, BBC radio sessions, TV appearances, interview segments, outtakes, live material and more, due in stores Nov. 11th.
The massive vault-clearing collection, consisting of CDs, DVDs and Blu-ray discs, focuses on the band’s pre-Dark Side of the Moon underground status as one of England’s more experimental psychedelic rock bands. Their formative years with founding member Syd Barrett are well represented, as are David Gilmour’s subsequent early period with the group. In all, over 20 otherwise unreleased tracks are included, plus more than seven hours of previously unreleased live audio, over five hours of rare concert footage, complete feature films (More and Obscured by Clouds) and five meticulously recreated 7-inch vinyl singles for early cuts such as “See Emily Play” and “Arnold Layne.” Tossed in for good measure are over 40 items of archival memorabilia including recreated posters, flyers, tour programs and tickets.
If all that seems like a bit of an overdose, a 2-CD set of highlights, The Early Years – CRE/ATION, will be issued the same day.