Pink Floyd to Release a 27-Disc Box Set of Their Early Years

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Pink Floyd will release The Early Years 1965-1972 on Friday, November 11. Pink Floyd have delved into their vast music archive, back to the very start of their career, to produce a deluxe 27-disc boxset featuring 7 individual book-style packages, featuring never before released material.

The box set will contain TV recordings, BBC Sessions, unreleased tracks, outtakes and demos over an incredible 12 hours, 33 mins of audio (made up of 130 tracks) and over 15 hours of video. Over 20 unreleased songs including 7 hours of previously unreleased live audio, plus 7 hours of rare concert footage are included, along with meticulously produced 7" singles in replica sleeves, collectable memorabilia, feature films and new sound mixes. Previously unreleased tracks include 1967's Vegetable Man and In The Beechwoods which have been newly mixed for the release.
  • Unreleased demos, TV appearances and live footage from the Pink Floyd archives
  • 6 volumes plus a bonus exclusive 'Extras' package across 27 discs
  • Over 20 unreleased songs including 1967's Vegetable Man and In the Beechwoods
  • Remixed and updated versions of the music from Zabriskie Point
  • 7 hours of previously unreleased live audio
  • 15 hours 35 mins of video including rare concert performances, interviews and 3 feature films
The Early Years 1965-1972 will give collectors the opportunity to hear the evolution of the band and witness their part in cultural revolutions from their earliest recordings and studio sessions to the years prior to the release of The Dark Side Of The Moon, one of the biggest selling albums of all time. From the single Arnold Layne to the 20-minute epic Echoes, fans will see the invention of psychedelic progressive rock via an insightful collection that explores the Pink Floyd story from the time Roger Waters, Richard Wright, Nick Mason and Syd Barrett met at London's Regent Street Polytechnic through to Syd's departure and David Gilmour joining to form the iconic lineup.

In addition to the deluxe set, a 2-CD highlights album The Early Years – CRE/ATION will also be available on Friday, November 11 through Pink Floyd Records.

Each individual book-style package will be released separately early in 2017, except BONUS CONTINU/ATION which is exclusive to this box set.

Product overview:

1965-1967 CAMBRIDGE ST/ATION
Covering Syd Barrett's time with the band, from the pre-EMI demos, through the non-album hit singles and related tracks, the first volume also features previously unreleased tracks like Vegetable Man and In The Beechwoods (newly mixed), plus BBC session recordings. Pink Floyd have also acquired the tapes of an unreleased 1967 concert in Stockholm.

The DVD/Blu-ray includes historic TV performances plus some of Pink Floyd's own film material.

1968 GERMIN/ATION
This volume explores the time immediately after Syd Barrett's departure, when Pink Floyd were still writing singles and at the same time developing their own unique, more instrumentally-based style. There are non-album single releases, plus a recently discovered session at Capitol Records studios in Los Angeles, additional BBC sessions and other tracks.

The DVD/Blu-ray includes the recently restored promo clip of Point Me At The Sky, some international TV performances and a selection of song material from other television shows.

1969 DRAMATIS/ATION
In 1969 Pink Floyd unveiled their 2-part conceptual live production of The Man and The Journey, covering a 24-hour period of dreaming, waking and other activities. Although never released in that form, some of the songs were used on the More soundtrack and the Ummagumma album. This volume refers back to The Man and The Journey tour with live performances in Amsterdam and for the BBC in London, but also includes the bonus tracks from the More soundtrack that were used in the film but not on record, plus non-album tracks like the early version of Embryo from the Harvest sampler Picnic.

Video material includes 20 minutes of The Man/The Journey rehearsal at the Royal Festival Hall, directed by Anthony Stern, including Afternoon (Biding My Time), The Beginning (Green Is The Colour), Cymbaline, Beset By Creatures Of The Deep and The End Of The Beginning (the last part of A Saucerful Of Secrets), plus other live performance footage from that year.

1970 DEVI/ATION
At the end of 1969 and in the early part of 1970, Pink Floyd recorded and mixed their contribution to Michelangelo Antonioni's alternative view of US society, Zabriskie Point. Three songs were released on the soundtrack album, and an additional four tracks were added in the expanded CD edition in 1997. Never released on one Pink Floyd disc, this volume compiles remixed and updated versions of the Zabriskie Point audio material.

In the same year, Pink Floyd scored their first UK Number One album with Atom Heart Mother, a collaboration with Ron Geesin. The audio includes the first performance for the BBC, featuring an orchestra and choir, as well as, on DVD, the original Quad mix.

The video material includes a full hour of Pink Floyd performing live at San Francisco cable TV station KQED plus extracts from historic performances of Atom Heart Mother, and material from French TV coverage of the St. Tropez festival in Southern France.

1971 REVERBER/ATION
In 1971 Pink Floyd recorded the Meddle album, containing the track Echoes, which took up the entire side of the LP and is regarded by many as laying the groundwork for The Dark Side Of The Moon, and, as such, is an important part of the Pink Floyd canon.

This package includes part of the original demos, when the project gestated from Nothing to Return Of The Son Of Nothing, as well as a contemporary BBC session recording.

Audio-visual material includes the original unreleased Quad mix of Echoes as well as material of live band performances in 1971, including songs performed with Roland Petit and his Marseille ballet company.

1972 OBFUSC/ATION
In 1972 Pink Floyd travelled to Hérouville, north of Paris, to record at Strawberry Studios which is based in the town's Chateau. In a remarkable two weeks, they wrote and recorded one of their most cohesive albums, Obscured By Clouds, the soundtrack to Barbet Schroeder's La Vallée.

1972 saw the release of Pink Floyd Live At Pompeii, a film of the band performing without an audience in the historic Roman amphitheatre of Pompeii, directed by Adrian Maben. The video material includes the performances from the Live At Pompeii film, edited to new 5.1 audio mixes, plus material from contemporary French TV as well as performances from Brighton Dome in June, 1972 and further performances with the Roland Petit ballet company.

ALSO INCLUDED:
  • 7" VINYL SINGLES IN REPRODUCTION SLEEVES :
    • Arnold Layne C/W Candy And A Currant Bun
    • See Emily Play C/W The Scarecrow
    • Apples And Oranges C/W Paintbox
    • It Would Be So Nice C/W Julia Dream
    • Point Me At The Sky C/W Careful With That Axe, Eugene
  • BONUS CONTINU/ATION (Exclusive to The Early Years 1965-1972 box set)
A bonus CD/DVD/Blu-ray disc package includes a CD of early BBC radio sessions, the audio tracks from the film The Committee, Pink Floyd's live soundtrack to the 1969 NASA moon landings, and more.
Audio-visual material includes 3 feature films: The Committee, More and La Vallée (Obscured By Clouds), plus more live footage and festival performances by the band.

The track list for the box set:

1965-1967 CAMBRIDGE ST/ATION

Disc 1 (1965 Recordings)
  • Lucy Leave
  • Double O Bo
  • Remember Me
  • Walk With Me Sydney
  • Butterfly
  • I'm A King Bee
  • Arnold Layne
  • See Emily Play
  • Apples And Oranges
  • Candy And A Currant Bun
  • Paintbox
  • Matilda Mother (2010 mix)
  • Jugband Blues (2010 mix)
  • In The Beechwoods (2010 mix)
  • Vegetable Man (2010 mix)
  • Scream Thy Last Scream (2010 mix)
Disc 2
  • Introduction (Live, Stockholm, 1967)
  • Reaction in G (Live, Stockholm, 1967)
  • Matilda Mother (Live, Stockholm, 1967)
  • Pow R. Toc H. (Live, Stockholm, 1967)
  • Scream Thy Last Scream (Live, Stockholm, 1967)
  • Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun (Live, Stockholm, 1967)
  • See Emily Play (Live, Stockholm, 1967)
  • Interstellar Overdrive (Live, Stockholm, 1967)
  • John Latham Version 1
  • John Latham Version 2
  • John Latham Version 3
  • John Latham Version 4
  • John Latham Version 5
  • John Latham Version 6
  • John Latham Version 7
  • John Latham Version 8
  • John Latham Version 9
Disc 3 (DVD/Blu-Ray)
  • Chapter 24 (Syd Barrett, Live, Cambridgeshire, 1966) / (Live at EMI Studios, London, 1967)
  • Recording Interstellar Overdrive and Nick's Boogie (London, 1967)
  • Interstellar Overdrive: Scene - Underground (London, 1967)
  • Arnold Layne: promo video (Wittering Beach, 1967)
  • Pow R. Toc H. / Astronomy Domine: plus Syd Barrett & Roger Waters interview: BBC The Look Of The Week (BBC Studios, London, 1967)
  • The Scarecrow: Pathé Pictorial, UK, 1967
  • Jugband Blues: London Line promo video (London, 1967)
  • Apples & Oranges: plus Dick Clark interview (Live, Los Angeles, 1967)
  • Instrumental Improvisation (BBC Tomorrow's World, London, 1967)
  • Instrumental Improvisation (Live, London, 1967)
  • See Emily Play: BBC Top Of The Pops (Partially restored BBC Studios, London, 1967)
  • The Scarecrow (outtakes): Pathé Pictorial, UK, 1967
  • Interstellar Overdrive (Live, London, 1967)
1968 GERMIN/ATION

Disc 4
  • Point Me At The Sky
  • It Would Be So Nice
  • Julia Dream
  • Careful With That Axe, Eugene
  • Song 1 (Live, Los Angeles, 1968)
  • Roger's Boogie (Live Los Angeles, 1968)
  • Murderotic Woman (Careful With That Axe, Eugene) (BBC Radio Session)
  • The Massed Gadgets Of Hercules (A Saucerful Of Secrets) (BBC Radio Session)
  • Let There Be More Light (BBC Radio Session)
  • Julia Dream (BBC Radio Session)
  • Point Me At The Sky (BBC Radio Session)
  • Embryo (BBC Radio Session)
  • Interstellar Overdrive (BBC Radio Session)
Disc 5 (DVD/Blu-Ray)
  • Astronomy Domine (Live, Brussels, 1968)
  • The Scarecrow (Live, Brussels, 1968)
  • Corporal Clegg (Live, Brussels, 1968)
  • Paintbox (Live, Brussels, 1968)
  • Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun (Live, Brussels, 1968)
  • See Emily Play (Live, Brussels, 1968)
  • Bike (Live, Brussels, 1968)
  • Apples And Oranges (Live, Brussels, 1968)
  • Astronomy Domine (Live, Paris, 1968)
  • Flaming (Live, Paris, 1968)
  • Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun (Live, Paris, 1968)
  • Let There Be More Light (Live, Paris, 1968)
  • Paintbox: Discorama (Live, Paris, 1968)
  • Instrumental Improvisation: The Sound Of Change (Live, London, 1968)
  • Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun: All My Loving (Live, London, 1968)
  • It Would Be So Nice: Release
  • Interstellar Overdrive: Pop 68 (Live, Rome, 1968)
  • Astronomy Domine (Live, Kasterlee, 1968)
  • Roger Waters interview
  • Let There Be More Light (Live, Paris, 1968)
  • Remember A Day (Live, Paris, 1968)
  • Let There Be More Light: A L'Affiche du Monde (Live, London, 1968)
  • Let There Be More Light (Live, Paris, 1968)
  • Flaming (Live, Paris, 1968)
  • Let There Be More Light: Surprise Partie (Live, Paris, 1968)
  • Point Me At The Sky: Restored promo video, UK, 1968
1969 DRAMATIS/ATION

Disc 6
  • Hollywood (More non - album track)
  • Theme (Beat version) (Alternative version)
  • More Blues (Alternative version)
  • Seabirds (non - album track)
  • Embryo (from Picnic)
  • Grantchester Meadows (BBC Radio Session)
  • Cymbaline (BBC Radio Session)
  • The Narrow Way (BBC Radio Session)
  • Green Is The Colour (BBC Radio Session)
  • Careful With That Axe, Eugene (BBC Radio Session)
  • Interstellar Overdrive (Live, Amsterdam, 1969)
  • Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun (Live, Amsterdam, 1969)
  • Careful With That Axe, Eugene (Live, Amsterdam, 1969)
  • A Saucerful Of Secrets (Live, Amsterdam, 1969)
Disc 7
  • Part 1: The Man, Amsterdam, 17 September 1969
    • Daybreak (Grantchester Meadows)
    • Work
    • Afternoon (Biding My Time)
    • Doing It
    • Sleeping
    • Nightmare (Cymbaline)
    • Labyrinth
  • Part 2: The Journey, Amsterdam, 17 September 1969
    • The Beginning (Green Is The Colour)
    • Beset By Creatures Of The Deep (Careful With That Axe, Eugene)
    • The Narrow Way, Part 3
    • The Pink Jungle (Pow R. Toc H.)
    • The Labyrinths Of Auximines
    • Footsteps / Doors
    • Behold The Temple Of Light
Disc 8 (DVD/Blu-Ray)
  • Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun & David Gilmour interview (Live, Paris, 1969)
  • A Saucerful Of Secrets (Live, Paris, 1969)
  • The Man & The Journey London, rehearsal, 1969: Afternoon, The Beginning, Cymbaline, Beset By Creatures Of The Deep, The End Of The Beginning (A Saucerful Of Secrets)
  • Careful With That Axe, Eugene (Live, Essen, 1969)
  • A Saucerful Of Secrets (Live, Essen, 1969)
  • Green Is The Colour (Live, Belgium, 1969)
  • Careful With That Axe, Eugene (Live, Belgium, 1969)
  • Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun (Live, Belgium, 1969)
  • Interstellar Overdrive with Frank Zappa
1970 DEVI/ATION

Disc 9
  • Atom Heart Mother (Live, Montreux, 1970)
  • Embryo (BBC Radio Session)
  • Fat Old Sun (BBC Radio Session)
  • Green Is The Colour (BBC Radio Session)
  • Careful With That Axe, Eugene (BBC Radio Session)
  • If (BBC Radio Session)
  • Atom Heart Mother with choir, cello & brass ensemble (BBC Radio Session)
Disc 10 (unreleased tracks from the Zabriskie Point sessions)
  • On The Highway
  • Auto Scene Version 2
  • Auto Scene Version 3
  • Aeroplane
  • Explosion
  • The Riot Scene
  • Looking At Map
  • Love Scene Version 7
  • Love Scene Version 1
  • Take Off
  • Take Off Version 2
  • Love Scene Version 2
  • Love Scene (Take 1)
  • Unknown Song (Take 1)
  • Love Scene (Take 2)
  • Crumbling Land (Take 1)
  • Atom Heart Mother (Early studio version)
Disc 11 (DVD/Blu-Ray)
  • Atom Heart Mother (Live, San Francisco, 1970)
  • Cymbaline (Live, San Francisco, 1970)
  • Grantchester Meadows (Live, San Francisco, 1970)
  • Green Is The Colour (Live, San Francisco, 1970)
  • Careful With That Axe, Eugene (Live, San Francisco, 1970)
  • Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun (Live, San Francisco, 1970)
  • Atom Heart Mother (Quad mix)
  • If (Quad mix)
  • Summer '68 (Quad mix)
  • Fat Old Sun (Quad mix)
  • Alan's Psychedelic Breakfast (Quad mix)
Disc 12 (DVD)
  • Atom Heart Mother (KQED, San Francisco, 1970)
  • Cymbaline (KQED, San Francisco, 1970)
  • Grantchester Meadows (KQED, San Francisco, 1970)
  • Green Is The Colour (KQED, San Francisco, 1970)
  • Careful With That Axe, Eugene (KQED, San Francisco, 1970)
  • Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun (KQED, San Francisco, 1970)
  • Atom Heart Mother (Audio Only 4.0 Quad Mix, 1970)
  • If (Audio Only 4.0 Quad Mix, 1970)
  • Summer ’68 (Audio Only 4.0 Quad Mix, 1970)
  • Fat Old Sun (Audio Only 4.0 Quad Mix, 1970)
  • Alan’s Psychedelic Breakfast (Audio Only 4.0 Quad Mix, 1970)
Disc 13 (DVD)
  • Cymbaline (Live sound check, St. Tropez, 1970)
  • Atom Heart Mother (Live, St. Tropez, 1970)
  • Embryo (Live, St. Tropez, 1970)
  • Green Is The Colour (Live, St. Tropez, 1970)
  • Careful With That Axe, Eugene (Live, St. Tropez, 1970)
  • Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun (Live, St. Tropez, 1970)
  • Instrumental Improvisations 1,2,3 (Live in studio, Paris, 1970)
  • Embryo (Live, Paris, 1970)
  • Atom Heart Mother with the Philip Jones Brass Ensemble/John Alldis Choir (Live, London, 1970)
1971 REVERBER/ATION

Disc 14
  • Nothing Part 14 (Echoes work in progress)
  • Fat Old Sun (BBC Radio Session)
  • One Of These Days (BBC Radio Session)
  • Embryo (BBC Radio Session)
  • Echoes (BBC Radio Session)
Disc 15 (DVD/Blu-Ray)
  • Interview + Atom Heart Mother (Live, Hamburg, 1971) Brass & Choir conducted by Jeffrey Mitchell
  • A Saucerful Of Secrets (Live, Offenbach, 1971)
  • Set The Control For The Heart Of The Sun (Live, Asnierès, 1971)
  • Cymbaline (Live, Asnierès, 1971)
  • Atom Heart Mother (Live, Ossiach, 1971) Brass & Choir conducted by Jeffrey Mitchell
  • Careful With That Axe, Eugene, Band interview (Live, Sydney, 1971)
  • Documentary including Pink Floyd & manager Steve O'Rourke (Live, London, 1971)
  • Storm Thorgerson & Aubrey Po Powell, interviewed re: record cover design (Live, London, 1971)
  • One of These Days (French Windows), Ian Emes animation created Birmingham 1972
  • Atom Heart Mother (extract, in color) (Live, Ossiach, 1971) Brass & Choir conducted by Jeffrey Mitchell
  • Atom Heart Mother (Live, Hakone, 1971)
  • Echoes (Audio only 4.0 Quad mix, 1971)
1972 OBFUSC/ATION

Disc 16
  • Obscured By Clouds (2016 remix)
  • When You're In (2016 remix)
  • Burning Bridges (2016 remix)
  • The Gold It's In The... (2016 remix)
  • Wot's...Uh The Deal (2016 remix)
  • Mudmen (2016 remix)
  • Childhood's End (2016 remix)
  • Free Four (2016 remix)
  • Stay (2016 remix)
  • Absolutely Curtains (2016 remix)
Disc 17 (DVD/Blu-Ray)
  • Wot's...Uh The Deal: with recording session photos (Live, Château d'Hérouville, 1972)
  • Pop Deux: Documentary recording Obscured By Clouds + David Gilmour and Roger Waters interview
  • Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun (Live, Brighton Dome, 1972)
  • Careful With That Axe, Eugene (Live, Brighton Dome, 1972)
  • Actualités Méditerranée (Live, Marseille, 1972)
  • JT Nuit - Les Pink Floyd (Live, Marseille, 1972)
  • JT 20h
  • Journal de Paris - Les Pink Floyd (Live, Paris, 1973)
  • Pink Floyd Concert set up news report - France, 1972
  • Careful With That Axe, Eugene (Live, Pompeii, 2016 5.1 Audio Remix)
  • A Saucerful Of Secrets (Live, Pompeii, 2016 5.1 Audio Remix)
  • One Of These Days (Live, Pompeii, 2016 5.1 Audio Remix)
  • Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun (Live, Pompeii, 2016 5.1 Audio Remix)
  • Echoes (Live, Pompeii, 2016 5.1 Audio Remix)
BONUS CONTINU/ATION

Disc 18
  • Flaming (BBC Radio Session, 1967)
  • The Scarecrow (BBC Radio Session, 1967)
  • The Gnome (BBC Radio Session, 1967)
  • Matilda Mother (BBC Radio Session, 1967)
  • Reaction in G (BBC Radio Session, 1967)
  • Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun (BBC Radio Session, 1967)
  • Scream Thy Last Scream (BBC Radio Session, 1967)
  • Baby Blue Shuffle In D Major (BBC Radio Session, 1968)
  • Blues (BBC Radio Session, 1968)
  • US Radio ad
  • Music from The Committee No. 1
  • Music from The Committee No. 2
  • Moonhead (live on 1969 BBC TV moon landings broadcast)
  • Echoes (live at Wembley 1974)
Disc 19 (DVD/Blu-Ray)
  • Arnold Layne (Alternative version) (Live, London, 1967)
  • Corporal Clegg, Band interview, A Saucerful of Secrets (Live, Stuggart, 1969)
  • Atom Heart Mother (Live, Shepton Mallet, 1970)
  • Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun, A Saucerful Of Secrets (Live, Rotterdam, 1970)
  • Atom Heart Mother, Careful With That Axe, Eugene, A Saucerful Of Secrets (Live, Amsterdam, 1972)
  • The Committee - (Feature Film) Score by Pink Floyd
Disc 20 (DVD/Blu-Ray)
  • More feature film
  • La Vallée (Obscured By Clouds) feature film
Disc 21 (7 inch vinyl single)
  • Arnold Layne/Candy And A Currant Bun
Disc 22 (7 inch vinyl single)

  • Emily Play/The Scarecrow

Disc 23 (7 inch vinyl single)

  • Apples And Oranges/Paintbox

Disc 24 (7 inch vinyl single)

  • It Would Be So Nice/Julia Dream

Disc 25 (7 inch vinyl single)

  • Point Me At The Sky/Careful With That Axe, Eugene


The track list for the 2-CD Cre/ation - The Early Years 1967 - 1972

Disc 1

  • Arnold Layne
  • See Emily Play
  • Matilda Mother
  • Jugband Blues
  • Paintbox
  • Flaming
  • In The Beechwoods
  • Point Me At The Sky
  • Careful With That Axe, Eugene
  • Embryo
  • Ummagumma Radio Ad
  • Grantchester Meadows
  • Cymbaline
  • Interstellar Overdrive
  • Green Is The Colour
  • Careful With That Axe, Eugene

Disc 2

  • On The Highway
  • Auto Scene Version 2
  • The Riot Scene
  • Looking At Map
  • Take Off
  • Embryo (alternative version)
  • Atom Heart Mother
  • Nothing Part 14
  • Childhood's End
  • Free Four
  • Stay





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