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 catalog 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 November 1969, this experimental album consisted of solo works by each member of the band along with a disc of live material. For many years, this double-LP was one of the most popular albums in Pink Floyd's pre-Dark Side of the Moon output, containing a live LP and a studio LP for the price of one. The live set, recorded in Birmingham and Manchester in June 1969, is limited to four numbers, all drawn from the group's first two LPs or their then-recent singles. Featuring the band's second lineup (i.e., no Syd Barrett), the set shows off a very potent group, their sound held together on-stage by Nick Mason's assertive drumming and Roger Waters' powerful bass work, which keep the proceedings moving no matter how spaced out the music gets. 2 LPs on 180 gram vinyl.