Pink Floyd Canon Given the 180 Treatment

in Blog, Prog Rock, Psychedelia, UK Prog by Guest Author

Everybody’s favourite psychedelic, prog-rock pioneers, Pink Floyd are reissuing their entire back catalogue on chunky, 180 gram vinyl, complete with original art work – Huzzah! Great news for collectors and die hard fans who have worn through the grooves of their original pressings and are looking to bring their collection up to date.

It’s been a couple of years since the last Floyd album was cut to vinyl and that was 2014’s commercial success, ‘The Endless River’. The band’s 15th and final studio album – and comprised almost entirely of unreleased instrumentals from their ‘Division Bell’ sessions.

Initial offerings in the reissue schedule are being organised chronologically, in a joint effort between Pink Floyd Records and distributors Warner Music (in the UK & EU) and Sony Music/Columbia (US). The  first batch of releases includes, ‘The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn’ (1967 debut), ‘A Saucerful Of Secrets’ (1968), the soundtrack to ‘More’ (1969) and double album ‘Ummagumma’ (1969). All of which are due for release next month (June 3rd) with following reissues pencilled in throughout the rest of the year.

We’re certainly looking forward to getting our hands on these shiny new reissues, but are there any particular albums that you’re looking forward to seeing reissued this year, Pink Floyd or otherwise? Let us know in the comments below.

Sound Machine out.


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