Pink Floyd catalog back on vinyl, first time in two decades!
Mastered by James Guthrie, Joel Plante and Bernie Grundman
For the first time in more than two decades, Pink Floyd's Record Company will begin the reintroduction of the band's classic catalog on vinyl. The first four records to be released in June 2016 include The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, A Saucerful Of Secrets, the soundtrack from the film More and the two-LP setUmmagumma. Pink Floyd Records will reproduce the vinyl cataloge throughout the year with release dates being announced at regular intervals.
Special care has been taken to replicate the original packaging (foldovers on the back!!). The first set of releases, mastered by James Guthrie, Joel Plante and Bernie Grundman, will be pressed on 180-gram vinyl for optimum sound quality.
Released in 1968, Pink Floyd's second album, A Saucerful of Secrets, shows the band in a transitional period. Singer/songwriter/guitarist Syd Barrett was ousted from the band due to his LSD use and erratic behavior (although the Floyd still allowed him a final appearance at the album's end — the jovial 'Jugband Blues'). Taking Barrett's place was singer/guitarist David Gilmour, while bassist Roger Waters picked up the bulk of the songwriting duties, along with a pair of contributions from keyboardist Richard Wright. AllMusic writes that much of the material retains a gentle, fairy-tale ambience. "Remember a Day" and "See Saw" are highlights; on "Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun," "Let There Be More Light," and the lengthy instrumental title track, the band begin to map out the dark and repetitive pulses that would characterize their next few records.