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Pink Floyd / The Early Years 1965-1972: dream 27-disc box set coming in Nov

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The box set to rule them all – Pink Floyd overdose!

The Early Years 1965 – 1972 is a brand new, mammoth 27-disc Pink Floyd box set that frees over 25 hours of audio and visual material from the band’s archive to deliver a deluxe package that features unreleased tracks, BBC Radio Sessions, remixes, outtakes and alternative versions, live and TV performances and original quad mixes..

Packaged in an extravagant seven individual book-style volumes the content includes over 20 unreleased songs, more than 7 hours of previously unreleased live audio and over 5 hours of rare concert footage, along with five  7″ singles in replica sleeves, collectable memorabilia, feature films and new sound mixes.

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Pink Floyd The Early Years – seven volumes

Previously unreleased tracks include 1967’s Vegetable Man and In The Beechwoods, which have been mixed for the first time, specially for this release.

The Early Years also includes over 40 items of archival memorabilia including: posters, flyers, tour programs, tickets, press advertisements, & much more.

This set includes orginal quad mixes of Atom Heart Mother and Echoes, a 2016 remix of Obscured By Clouds, a new 5.1 mix of Live in Pompeii, and the films More and La Vallée (Obscured By Clouds) – but that only scratches the surface! Check out the full track listing below and give your bank manager a call, because it ain’t cheap!

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Five replica seven-inch singles

In total you get: 10 CDs, 8 Blu-ray Discs, 9 DVDs, 5 seven-inch vinyl singles, collectable memorabilia. A 2CD ‘best of’ titled Cre/ation contains 26 tracks and it’s worth noting that each of the seven volumes here will be made available separately in 2017 except the ‘BONUS CONTINU/ATION’ one.

Both will be released on 11 November 2016. Amazon Italy has the best price at the time of writing, but UK is not far behind.

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THE EARLY YEARS 1965-1972

1965-67 CAMBRIDGE ST/ATION

CD 1:

1965 Recordings*:

  1. Lucy Leave*2.57
  2. Double O Bo* 2.57
  3. Remember Me* 2.46
  4. Walk With Me Sydney* 3.11
  5. Butterfly* 3.00
  6. I’m A King Bee* 3.13
  7. Arnold Layne 2.57
  8. See Emily Play 8.57
  9. Apples And Oranges             3.05
  10. Candy And A Currant Bun 2.45
  11. Paintbox 3.48
  12. Matilda Mother (2010 mix) 4.01
  13. Jugband Blues (2010 mix) 3.01
  14. In The Beechwoods (2010 mix) 4.43
  15. Vegetable Man (2010 mix) 2.32
  16. Scream Thy Last Scream (2010 mix) 4.43

Total: 50 mins, 32 secs approx.

Tracks 1-11 mono.
Tracks 12-16 stereo

*including Rado Klose on guitar and Juliette Gale on vocals on ‘Walk With Me Sydney’

CD 2:

Live in Stockholm 1967:

    1. Introduction0.25
    2. Reaction in G 7.18
    3. Matilda Mother 5.34
    4. Pow R. Toc H. 11.56
    5. Scream Thy Last Scream 4.00
    6. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun 7.17
    7. See Emily Play 3.16
    8. Interstellar Overdrive 8.57

Please note: the above tracks feature vocals recorded at a less than optimum level

John Latham (studio recordings 1967)

      1. John Latham Version 1 4.32
      2. John Latham Version 2 5.06
      3. John Latham Version 3 3.45
      4. John Latham Version 4 2.59
      5. John Latham Version 5 2.48
      6. John Latham Version 6 3.17
      7. John Latham Version 7 2.36
      8. John Latham Version 8 2.49
      9. John Latham Version 9 2.38

Total: 79 mins, 13 secs approx.

Tracks 1-8 recorded live Sept 10, 1967 at Gyllene Cirkeln, Stockholm, Sweden

Tracks 9-17 recorded at De Lane Lea Studios, London, 20 October 1967

All tracks stereo

DVD/Blu-ray

  1. Chapter 24: Syd Barrett in the Gog Magog Hills, Cambridgeshire, UK 1966 / Pink Floyd at EMI Studios, London, April 1967 3.40
  2. Nick’s Boogie: recording Interstellar Overdrive and Nick’s Boogie at Sound Techniques Studio, Chelsea, January 11, 1967 /            6.36

Live at UFO, The Blarney Club, London, January 13, 1967

  1. Interstellar Overdrive: ‘Scene – Underground’ UFO at The Blarney Club, London, January 27, 1967 4.15
  2. Arnold Layne: promo video. Wittering Beach, UK, early 1967 2.54
  3. Pow R. Toc H. / Astronomy Domine: plus Syd Barrett and Roger Waters interview: BBC ‘The Look Of The Week’ – BBC Studios, 9.22 London, May 14, 1967
  1. The Scarecrow: ‘Pathé Pictorial’, UK, July 1967 2.05
  2. Jugband Blues: ‘London Line’ promo video, 1967, London 2.58
  3. Apples And Oranges: plus Dick Clark interview: ‘American Bandstand’, Los Angeles, USA, November 7, 1967 4.51
  4. Instrumental Improvisation: BBC ‘Tomorrow’s World’, London, December 12, 1967 2.11
  5. Instrumental Improvisation: ‘Die Jungen Nachtwandler’, UFO, The Blarney Club, London, February 24, 1967 4.32
  6. See Emily Play: BBC ‘Top Of The Pops’ – partially restored BBC Studios, London, July 6, 1967 2.55
  7. The Scarecrow (outtakes): ‘Pathé Pictorial’, UK, July 1967 2.07
  8. Interstellar Overdrive: ‘Science Fiction – Das Universum Des Ichs’, The Roundhouse, London, 1967 9.33

Total: 57 mins, 59 secs approx.

1968 GERMIN/ATION

CD

  1. Point Me At The Sky 3.40
  2. It Would Be So Nice 3.46
  3. Julia Dream 2.34
  4. Careful With That Axe, Eugene (single version) 5.46
  5. Song 1, Capital Studios, Los Angeles, 22 August 1968                         3.19
  6. Roger’s Boogie, Capitol Studios, Los Angeles, 22 August 1968 4.35

BBC Radio Session, 25 June 1968:

  1. Murderotic Woman (Careful With That Axe, Eugene)                                   3.38
  2. The Massed Gadgets Of Hercules (A Saucerful Of Secrets) 7.18
  3. Let There Be More Light 4.32
  4. Julia Dream 2.50

BBC Radio Session, 20 December 1968:

  1. Point Me At The Sky 4.25
  2. Embryo 3.13
  3. Interstellar Overdrive 9.37

Total: 59 mins, 14 secs approx.

DVD/Blu-ray

‘Tienerklanken’, Brussels, Belgium, 18-19 February 1968:                                                      22.28

  1. Astronomy Domine
  2. The Scarecrow
  3. Corporal Clegg
  4. Paintbox
  5. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun
  6. See Emily Play
  7. Bike
  8. Apples And Oranges: ‘Vibrato’, Brussels, Belgium, February 1968 3.03

‘Bouton Rouge’, Paris, France, 20 February 1968:                                                                 13.35

  1. Astronomy Domine
  2. Flaming
  3. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun
  4. Let There Be More Light
  1. Paintbox: ‘Discorama’, Paris, France, 21 February 1968 3.40
  2. Instrumental Improvisation: ‘The Sound Of Change’, London, UK, March 1968 2.15
  3. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun: ‘All My Loving’, London, UK, 28 March 1968 2.40
  4. It Would Be So Nice (excerpt): ‘Release-Rome Goes Pop’, Rome, Italy, April 1968 1.21
  5. Interstellar Overdrive: ‘Pop 68’, Rome, Italy, 6 May 1968 6.59

‘Tienerklanken – Kastival’, Kasterlee, Belgiu, 31 August 1968:

  1. Astronomy Domine 3.48
  2. + Roger Waters interview

‘Samedi et Compagnie’, Paris, France, 6 September 1968:                                                    5.31

  1. Let There Be More Light
  2. Remember A Day
  3. Let There Be More Light: ‘A L’Affiche du Monde’, London, UK, 1968 1.53

‘Tous En Scene’, Paris, France, 21 October 1968:                                                                 6.39

  1.  Let There Be More Light
  2. Flaming
  1. Let There Be More Light: ‘Surprise Partie’, Paris, France, 1 November 1968 6.35
  2. Point Me At The Sky: Restored promo video, UK, 1968 3.19

Total: 84 mins, 18 secs approx..

1969 DRAMATIS/ATION

CD 1:

‘More’ album non-album tracks

  1. Hollywood (non-album track)                            1.21
  2. Theme (Beat version) (Alternative version) 5.38
  3. More Blues (Alternative version) 3.49
  4. Seabirds (non-album track) 4.20
  5. Embryo (from ‘Picnic’, Harvest Records sampler) 4.43

BBC Radio Session, 12 May 1969:

  1. Grantchester Meadows 3.36
  2. Cymbaline 3.38
  3. The Narrow Way 4.48
  4. Green Is The Colour 3.21
  5. Careful With That Axe, Eugene 3.26

Live at the Paradiso, Amsterdam, 9 August 1969:

  1. Interstellar Overdrive 4.20
  2. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun

CD 2:

Part 1: ‘The Man’, Amsterdam, 17 September 1969

  1. Daybreak (Grantchester Meadows) 8.14
  2. Work 4.12
  3. Afternoon (Biding My Time) 6.39
  4. Doing It 3.54
  5. Sleeping 4.38
  6. Nightmare (Cymbaline) 9.15
  7. Labyrinth 1.10

Part 2: ‘The Journey’, Amsterdam, 17 September 1969

  1. The Beginning (Green Is The Colour) 3.25
  2. Beset By Creatures Of The Deep (Careful With That Axe, Eugene) 6.27
  3. The Narrow Way, Part 3 5.11
  4. The Pink Jungle (Pow R. Toc H.) 4.56
  5. The Labyrinths Of Auximines 3.20
  6. Footsteps / Doors 3.12
  7. Behold The Temple Of Light 5.32

DVD/Blu-ray:

‘Forum Musiques’, Paris, France, 22 January 1969:                                                   19.25

  1. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun

David Gilmour interview

  1. A Saucerful Of Secrets
  1. ‘The Man’ and ‘The Journey’: Royal Festival Hall, London, rehearsal, April 14, 1969: 14.05

   Afternoon (Biding My Time)

   The Beginning (Green Is The Colour)

   Cymbaline

   Beset By Creatures Of The Deep

   The End Of The Beginning (A Saucerful Of Secrets)

Essencer Pop & Blues Festival, Essen, Germany, October 11 1969:                             19.14

  1. Careful With That Axe, Eugene
  2. A Saucerful Of Secrets

Music Power & European Music Revolution, Festival Actuel,                                        27.53

Amougies Mont de l’Enclus, Belgium, 25 October 1969:

6, Green Is The Colour

  1. Careful With That Axe, Eugene
  2. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun
  3. Interstellar Overdrive with Frank Zappa 11.26

Total: 71 mins, 14 secs approx.

1970 DEVI/ATION

CD 1:

  1. Atom Heart Mother live in Montreux, 21 Nov 1970 17.58

BBC Radio Session, 16 July 1970:

  1. Embryo 11.10
  2. Fat Old Sun 5.52
  3. Green Is The Colour 3.27
  4. Careful With That Axe, Eugene 8.25
  5. If 5.47
  6. Atom Heart Mother with choir, cello & brass ensemble 25.30

CD 2:

Unreleased tracks from the ‘Zabriskie Point’ soundtrack recordings:

  1. On The Highway 1.16
  2. Auto Scene Version 2 1.13
  3. Auto Scene Version 3 1.31
  4. Aeroplane 2.18
  5. Explosion 5.47
  6. The Riot Scene 1.40
  7. Looking At Map 1.57
  8. Love Scene Version 7 5.03
  9. Love Scene Version 1 3.26
  10. Take Off 1.20
  11. Take Off Version 2 1.12
  12. Love Scene Version 2 1.56
  13. Love Scene (Take 1) 2.16
  14. Unknown Song (Take 1) 5.56
  15. Love Scene (Take 2) 6.40
  16. Crumbling Land (Take 1) 4.09
  17. Atom Heart Mother Early studio version, band only           19.15

Total: 67 mins, 9 secs approx.

DVD 1:

An Hour with Pink Floyd:

KQED, San Francisco, USA, 30 April 1970:

  1. Atom Heart Mother 17.37
  2. Cymbaline 8.38
  3. Grantchester Meadows 7.37
  4. Green Is The Colour 3.31
  5. Careful With That Axe, Eugene 9.09
  6. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun 12.37

Total: 59 mins, 9 secs approx.

Audio only:

Atom Heart Mother album original 4.0 Quad mix 1970:

  1. Atom Heart Mother 23.42
  2. If 4.31
  3. Summer ’68 5.29
  4. Fat Old Sun 5.24
  5. Alan’s Psychedelic Breakfast 13.01

Total: 52 mins, 7 secs approx.

DVD 2:

‘Pop Deux – Festival de St. Tropez’, France, 8 August 1970:

Part 1:

  1. Cymbaline (sound check) 3.54
  2. Atom Heart Mother 13.46
  3. Embryo 11.23

Part 2:

  1. Green Is The Colour/
  2. Careful With That Axe, Eugene 12.21
  3. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun 12.07

Roland Petit Ballet, Paris, France, 5 December 1970:

  1. Instrumental Improvisations 1,2,3 live in the studio 3.28
  2. Embryo 2.39

Blackhill’s Garden Party, Hyde Park, London, UK, 18 July 1970:

9. Atom Heart Mother with the Philip Jones Brass Ensemble/John Alldis Choir

1971 REVERBER/ATION

CD:

  1. Nothing Part 14 (Echoes work in progress) 7.01

BBC Radio Session, 30 September 1971:

  1. Fat Old Sun 15.33
  2. One Of These Days 7.19
  3. Embryo 10.43
  4. Echoes 26.25

Total: 67 mins 1 sec approx.

DVD/Blu-ray:

‘Aspekte’ feature                                                 9.51

  1. Interview + Atom Heart Mother (extracts)

Hamburg, Germany, 25 February 1971
Brass & Choir conducted by Jeffrey Mitchell

  1. A Saucerful Of Secrets (extract)

Offenbach, Germany, 26 February 1971

‘Cinq Grands Sur La Deux’                                                17.55

Abbaye de Royaumont, Asnierès-sur-Oise, France, 15 June 1971

  1. Set The Control For The Heart Of The Sun
  2. Cymbaline
  3. Atom Heart Mother (extract) 3.12

‘Musikforum Ossiachersee’, Ossiach, Austria, 1 July 1971
Brass & Choir conducted by Jeffrey Mitchell

‘Get To Know’                                                     6.23

Randwick Race Course, Sydney, Australia, 15 August 1971

  1. Careful With That Axe, Eugene

Band interview

’24 hours – Bootleg Records’, London, UK, 1971

  1. Documentary including Pink Floyd  and manager Steve O’Rourke 2.27

‘Review’, London, UK, 1971                                  3.37

  1. Storm Thorgerson & Aubrey ‘Po’ Powell interviewed re: record cover design
  1. One of These Days (‘French Windows’) 4.17

Ian Emes animation created July 1972, Birmingham, UK

  1. Atom Heart Mother (extract, in colour): 5.10

‘Musikforum Ossiachersee’, Ossiach, Austria, 1 July 1971
Brass & Choir conducted by Jeffrey Mitchell

  1. Atom Heart Mother: ’71 Hakone Aphrodite 15.11

Open Air Festival, Hakone, Japan, 6-7 August 1971

Total: 68 mins 3 secs approx..

Audio-only material:

  1. Echoes original 4.0 Quad mix 1971 23.35

1972 OBFUSC/ATION

CD:

Obscured By Clouds 2016 Remix  

  1. Obscured By Clouds 3.03
  2. When You’re In 2.31
  3. Burning Bridges3.30
  4. The Gold It’s In The…3.07
  5. Wot’s…Uh The Deal5.09
  6. Mudmen 4.18
  7. Childhood’s End 4.33
  8. Free Four4.16
  9. Stay

DVD/Blu-ray:

Recording Obscured by Clouds, Château d’Hérouville,

France, 23-29 February 1972

  1. Wot’s…Uh The Deal: with recording session photos 5.04
  2. Pop Deux: Documentary recording Obscured By Clouds 7.14

+ David Gilmour and Roger Waters interview

Brighton Dome, UK, 29 June 1972                                           16.44

  1. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun
  2. Careful With That Axe, Eugene 

Roland Petit Pink Floyd Ballet, France, news reports 1972-73

  1. Actualités Méditerranée, Marseille, 22 November 1972 3.29
  2. JT Nuit – Les Pink Floyd, Marseille, 26 November 1972 3.04
  3. JT 20h – Pink Floyd, Paris, 12 January 1973 3.01
  4. Journal de Paris – Les Pink Floyd, Paris, 12 January 1973 5.03
  1. Poitiers – Autour Du Passage Des Pink Floyd 4.27

Concert set up news report – France, 29 November 1972

Live At Pompeii (with 2016 5.1 Audio Remix)

  1. Careful With That Axe, Eugene 6.40
  2. A Saucerful Of Secrets 10.09
  3. One Of These Days 5.58
  4. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun 10.24
  5. Echoes 26.10

Total: 107 mins 27 secs approx..

BONUS CONTINU/ATION

CD:

BBC Radio Session, 25 September 1967:

  1. Flaming 2.42
  2. The Scarecrow 1.59
  3. The Gnome 2.08
  4. Matilda Mother 3.20
  5. Reaction in G 0.34
  6. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun 3.19

BBC Radio Session, 20 December 1967:

  1. Scream Thy Last Scream 3.35

BBC Radio Session, 2 December 1968:

  1. Baby Blue Shuffle In D Major 3.58
  2. Blues 4.59
  3. US Radio ad 0.22
  4. Music from The Committee No. 1 1.06
  5. Music from The Committee No. 2 3.25
  6. Moonhead 7.16 live on 1969 BBC TV moon landings broadcast
  7. Echoes 24.10  live at Wembley 1974

Total: 72 mins 35 secs approx.

DVD/Blu-ray 1:

  1. Arnold Layne (Alternative version) 2.56

Hampstead Heath and St. Michael’s Church, Highgate, London, UK, March 1967

  1. ‘P1 – P wie Petersilie’ 16.52

Stuggart, Germany, 22 July 1969
     Corporal Clegg
     Band interview
A Saucerful of Secrets

  1. Atom Heart Mother 3.46

‘Bath Festival of Blues & Progressive Music’, Shepton Mallet, UK, 27 June 1970

  1. ‘Kralingen Music Festival’ 10.16

Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 28 June 1970

Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun
    A Saucerful Of Secrets

  1. ‘The Amsterdam Rock Circus’ 35.41

Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 22 May 1972

Atom Heart Mother
     Careful With That Axe, Eugene
     A Saucerful Of Secrets 

The Committee – (Feature Film)                             55.18

Score by Pink Floyd

Total: 124 mins 49 secs approx.

DVD/Blu-ray 2:

‘More’ feature film                                              1.56.00

‘La Vallée’ (Obscured By Clouds) feature film                     1.45.00

Total: 3 hours 41 mins approx.

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

 

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2CD track listing

CD 1:

  • Arnold Layne (Single)                                                                                                2.56
  • See Emily Play           (Single)                                                                                   2.55
  • Matilda Mother (2010 remix)                                                                         3.58
  • Jugband Blues (2010 remix)                                                                         3.01
  • Paintbox (Single B Side)                                                                                3.49
  • Flaming (BBC Session, 25 Sept 1967)                                                          2.36
  • In The Beechwoods (2010 mix)                                                                    4.42
  • Point Me At The Sky (Single)                                                                                3.40
  • Careful With That Axe, Eugene (Single B Side version)                              5.46
  • Embryo (Harvest Records sampler ‘Picnic’)                                                  4.35
  • Ummagumma Radio Ad (Capitol US)                                                         0.22
  • Grantchester Meadows (BBC Session, 12 May 1969)                                3.55
  • Cymbaline (BBC Session, 12 May 1969)                                                      3.43
  • Interstellar Overdrive (Live, Paradiso, Amsterdam, Aug 1969)                 4.19
  • Green Is The Colour(BBC Session, 12 May 1969)                                      3.21
  • Careful With That Axe, Eugene(BBC Session, 12 May 1969)                  3.26

Total: 57 mins 27 secs approx..

CD 2:

  • On The Highway (Zabriskie Point remix)                                                     1.17
  • Auto Scene Version 2 (Zabriskie Point remix)                                             1.13
  • The Riot Scene (Zabriskie Point Remix, Us & Them – piano/bass only)     1.40
  • Looking At Map(Zabriskie Point remix)                                                      1.56
  • Take Off (Zabriskie Point remix)                                                                  1.19
  • Embryo (alternative version)(BBC Session, 16 July 1970)               10.45
  • Atom Heart Mother (Live Montreux, 21 Nov 1970) (Band only)         18.33
  • Nothing Part 14 (Echoes work in progress)                                               7.06
  • Childhood’s End (2016 remix)                                                                     4.33
  • Free Four (2016 remix)                                                                                  4.16
  • Stay (2016 remix)                                                                                          4.06

Total: 58 mins 44 secs approx..

Unreleased track/version

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259 responses to Pink Floyd / The Early Years 1965-1972: dream 27-disc box set coming in Nov

  1. Adam says:

    Also, each of the “volumes” (except the Bonus one) will be released separately in early 2017.

    At $250 cheaper, ordered from the UK. Hope the blu-ray video material is playable in the US. Anyone know?

    • William says:

      Not sure if it means anything for this release, but the blu-rays from my German versions of The Endless River and Rattle That Lock are region free.

      • Philip Cohen says:

        Pink Floyd fan website Brain Damage confirms that the DVD’s & Blu-rays in the forthcoming box are “all regions” and that the DVD’s are NTSC.

    • Holla says:

      that price is in British Pounds: Converts to $480 us

  2. BritinDetroit says:

    And all I wanted was an SDE of Animals

  3. Mark says:

    Sweet Jesus!

  4. Kevin says:

    Fantastic – as a Floyd fanatic, this is the kind of thing I’ve been dreaming of. It’s expensive, but I’ve pre-ordered.

    After years of arsing fans around with endless rehashes of existing material, the Floyd may look as though they may be delivering at last – and no marbles, scarves or cardboard coasters!

    I expect lots of bitching about the price, or stuff left off, but personally I’m very happy, if rather lighter of wallet.

  5. Philip Cohen says:

    Looks fantastic. The absence of any “Ummagumma” studio or live vault material is puzzling though.

    • Kevin says:

      @Philip Cohen

      All the Ummagumma studio stuff has been released (ie, on the album). The only thing that wasn’t on the record was the studio version of The Embryo, which was abandoned when they decided to do the “solo tracks” thing; and that demo is included in this set anyway.

      On the live stuff, apparently the tapes from the Manchester and Birmingham shows are in terrible shape, and may even be unsalvageable. But there is plenty of cracking live stuff from ’69, including the legendary Concertgebouw show to compensate.

      • Jon 77 says:

        Wasn’t there going to be a version of Interstellar Overdrive on the live disc of Ummagumma? Is that included here?

  6. Phil Wilson says:

    If there’s no marbles, I’ll leave it thanks

  7. Trash says:

    Holy crap, that’s a whole lotta Floyd!
    I’m a big fan but I find this overwhelming.
    I’m sure it will be snapped up though.

  8. Dean says:

    Wow – Amazing.

    What are we getting on the Bowie front again?

  9. Richard van Oosterhout says:

    What a great treat for the Floyd fans, see there are lots of things that I did not even know about and see lots of things that I have in bootleg form. So really looking forward for this box-set.
    Are the Dvd’s in NTSC or in PAL?

  10. Stuart Russell says:

    I assume that this is the first of, maybe 3, box sets covering the bands career (set 2 up to Final Cut, set 3 the David Gilmour years), if so it’s a great start.

    Time to start saving, thanks Paul

    • Johnny Feathers says:

      Honestly, I kind of doubt that’s the case. DSotM, WYWH, and the Wall have already seen probably all of the outtakes they care to release…..for now, anyway. And the Endless River is pretty much outtakes from the Division Bell. If they end up doing comprehensive sets like this that include those albums, it will come off quite a bit like double-dipping fans. Then again, they do manage to find new ways to make a play for my money seemingly every year.

      • Jon says:

        Really Johnny I would say the only big gap in whats officially on offer now is some kind of recording of the In The Flesh tour from 1977 but perhaps theres simply nothing in the vaults there? a shame if there isn’t as I actually think that was the best tour of their “glory years”.

      • lazbird1 says:

        some excerpts of D S O T M live rehearsal footage in making of D S O T M would indicate
        that there is a complete or longer film or films from that era . Also the brief knebworth 75 footage , perhapes there is more of that, by 77 Animals , many venues were using screens which may mean that some footage of that tour may exist as well. there is also an hour or two of super 8 ,8 mm fan films out there perhapes theyll do what zeppelin did with there dvd box and incorporate some of that footage restored ect ect ect

  11. Smegman says:

    Massive Pink Floyd boner!!!

  12. Simon W says:

    Worth noting that in the press release on Pink Floyd’s website it mentions that each single-year volume (except BONUS CONTINU/ATION) will be released individually early next year.

  13. Ben in Colorado says:

    Thanks Paul! Just ordered off Amazon.it, with expedited shipping to the US, for $398.00.
    That is $300 less than Amazon.com.
    Sweet!

  14. Antoine VEIT says:

    Oh my gosh!

  15. Mark says:

    Holy shit…. better start saving now. Just incredible.

  16. Johnny Feathers says:

    I mean, holy sh*t. This is a treasure trove. It’s also 700 (!!!!!) dollars. Can I honestly part with that kind of money for this? They’ve just made Christmas a potentially very expensive proposition.

  17. James says:

    Wow. No other words can describe it. This is truly an impressive box set. Too bad I can’t afford it.

  18. Marc I Federman says:

    Paul, i was fatigued scrolling through all the material, this is some holy grail of early Floyd!

  19. James Regan says:

    Yeah I’m going to stick with the 2 cd version, I hope they eventually release that on vinyl.

  20. Ben Williams says:

    Great news. Though I can’t afford the super super super deluxe box, I happily await the 2cd version, which I have just preordered :)

  21. adam shaw says:

    But it hasnt got …..
    Someone is bound to moan .
    What can you say ? An Incredible set .

  22. Kim Porter says:

    Pretty sure no further comments are needed than, “F**king hell!”

  23. fredpostman says:

    You lucky Floyd fans..all us poor Bowie fans get is…..

  24. Alan. says:

    Superb set. But any details anywhere on whether it’s “limited” or not? Can’t see anything about number of copies etc.

  25. John Norris says:

    A bit on the skinny side in terms of content… No balloons or coasters? Tut tut
    ;-)

  26. Wouter says:

    No complete VINYL boxset?

  27. Chris Squires says:

    knock….knock…knock! Kate* are you there? Have you seen this? This is what you do and this is how you do it. Give it a go, you might be pleasantly surprised.

    * Insert name of just about any 60s / 70s / 80s star / group as applicable.

    I am not a Floyd fan, but I know comprehensive and desirable when I see it. It comes on the back of far too many “Money for old rope” exercises these last few months from people I would have hoped should know better.

  28. Adey says:

    All I can say is WOW!!!
    A bit pricey at the moment but the boxset WILL be at the top of my wishlist for xmas!!!
    If only the Bowie camp released a 27 disc boxset of unreleased performances etc. instead of the dissappointing @five years” and “who am i going to fleece now?” Boxsets

    • martin farnworth says:

      yep. the bowie sets fail hands down in my eyes.they may look nice but i wouldn’t part with the cash for a pittance of unreleased stuff.

  29. Keith says:

    Gobsmacked at the bredth of the content given how little has been claimed in teh past. The pricing is maybe a little shy of King Crimson box sets but the extras do appear to make up some if not all the difference.
    I dont see ‘Zabariski Point’ film which is a shame, and mono Saucerful of Secrets two big ommisions otherwise no real complaints apart from my credit card so close to christmas my roll it into my 50th Birthday as well in February!!!

  30. Gisabun says:

    Well I guess Waters & Gilmour are preparing for their retirement.
    I would guess if this monster sells, expect one from the mid-late 70s next year.

  31. James Coles says:

    So glad that the seven main components in this box set are to be released separately – that’s the only way I’m gonna be able to afford it for sure. Been waiting for a long time for the Floyd to give us their equivalent of the Beatles’ Anthology albums, but this looks better than anyone could have hoped for. . . and it’s just the first instalment!

  32. John Norris says:

    The unboxing video for this is going to rival Ben Hur in terms of running time…

  33. Tonk says:

    Can I just say, that no doubt you’ll all be buying at a certain well-known online retailer – their retail price is roughly less than the wholesale cost price plus VAT . . and free shipping too! in other words there’s virtually no profit margin to them at all.
    Oh it’s good news for you punters, who absolutely can spend your money wherever you like, but the next time anyone starts banging on about the death of the UK record retail industry, bear that in mind and think about how the poor indie retailers and the likes of HMV (who will be selling at a more realistic price) are going to deal with a blow like this.
    When all the indie shops and HMV are dead and gone, just bear this in mind.

    • Chris Squires says:

      Well said. I agree entirely. There is a new record shop just opened in Swindon and I wish them all the best. I bought 4 LPs in there a couple of days ago and totted up I would have saved just over £6 by getting it all on Amazon, probably with free postage too. But it was worth the few quid extra just to have a proper browse and feel. Plus my Steven Wilson 41/2 had a pressing fault (wood chip?) so it was replaced quickly and I bought two more LPs in the process… Amazon really is “Be careful what you wish for”. Writ large. Plus they pay so very little tax if the stories are to be believed.

  34. Peter Anderson says:

    Wow indeed – sometimes you have to be careful what you wish for but every Pink Floyd fan is going to want this if they can afford the asking price. As one of the co-authors of the first Syd Barrett biography ‘Crazy Diamond: Syd Barrett and the Dawn of Pink Floyd’, I’m aware of how long Syd fans have been calling (screaming!) for an official release for Vegetable Man and Scream Thy Last Scream so bit surprised those are not included on the 2-CD compilation but at least it looks as though they will be available on single disc at some time. Meanwhile I will hope the price drops a bit once it’s release in the same way the Led Zep SDE’s eventually did. Ditto let us have Animals SDE asap please!

  35. DaveM says:

    The 2CD looks great and more or less what I was hoping for to update Relics. Hard to believe now that Relics ended up on MFP!

  36. James Pigg says:

    Where’s the live version of Alan’s Psychedelic Breakfast, complete with a portable kitchen cooking a full cooked breakfast live on stage?

  37. ChristopherM says:

    I’ve always loved “Biding My Time” on the “Relics” compilation album. Does anybody know if that version is the same recording as one of the above versions, or is it still unique to “Relics”?

    • Ping Floyd says:

      They are live versions.

    • Jon says:

      That’s still unique to Relics, the song “Afternoon” from the Man/Journey shows featured on this box is “Biding My Time” performed live and not the same recording.

      The studio version we have likely comes from the point where Floyds were considering recording a version of the live events for official release. There sposed to have desided against it as too much of the material had already been released. Some of it was always recycled but I believe Green is the Colour and Cymbaline were likely written especially for the Man/Journey shows but then used for the More soundtrack when the band needed material(and I’d guess income) quickly.

  38. mark turrell says:

    i just pulled the trigger. i’ve got a lot of this stuff on murky bootlegs so it will be nice to see the real thing. $413 with shipping to USA (don’t forget non uk residents get the VAT removed whenit gets added to your basket).

  39. elliott buckingham says:

    id like a official release of the bootlegged tree full of secrets

  40. bob says:

    Is this box set released due to the 50 year rule, the “use it or lose it” copyright clause which apparently means that if you dont release something within 50 years, then it falls into the public domain?
    Great for Floyd fans anyway. Pity us poor Bowie fans with our slim pickings.

    • David B says:

      Nope . the 50 year rule stops at 1962. After then it changes to a 75 year rule . .so a few years yet before everything has to be released ..

  41. peter wolf says:

    Talk about massive and the price too i think we all have to buy it from Italy, i have a couple of alternatives have a garage sale, sell your car, how about a housing loan if that doesn’t work although i don’t smoke or give up drinking for at least a year, a part time job! Just as well we didn’t buy the Roger Waters’s signed The Wall box set!

  42. Jay Kranz says:

    pretty impressive. not really a pink Floyd so maybe I am missing something but it does seem a bit odd to me that it doesn’t seem to include the actual albums?

    which I suppose is nice cause anyone buying this likely owns them but from the standpoint of making it a one stop shop and having everything together at last is a bit disappointing maybe and it doesn’t seem to have helped keep the costs down to not include them either…

  43. Darren Vickers says:

    I agree, beautiful set, but not interested on CD, would like to see this in a vinyl box set, 12″ albums, beautiful thick Japanese quality sleeves and the repressed singles.

  44. Matteo Leoni says:

    I don’t understand why tracks 12-16 in the first cd are “2010 mixes”… maybe the preparation for this box started 6 years ago?

    • Michael Fortin says:

      “An Introduction To Syd Barrett” which was released in 2010 had a number of 2010 mixes, so someone was working the material at the time. “Matilda Mother” might be the same version on both sets.

  45. Dean T says:

    Pre ordered for now but will have to cancel both the Bowie and Zeppelin sets for this ….or maybe just wait for the separate releases and cherry pick .Please does anyone know for sure that separate sets include the vinyl singles and the memorabilia ,also is the bonus disk worth having ,looks like it is being bbc stuff and the films but just trying to figure out my best buying options.Tons of content here but expensive in one hit.Dean

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      My reading of this is that the memorabilia and 7″ singles are bonus content for this box and not part of each of the 6/7 volumes. So I wouldn’t expect them to be included on individual releases…

  46. rosegirl says:

    Oh goodness. My favourite era of Floyd gets the ultimate box set.
    So happy, pre-ordered immediately.

    “Happy dance”

  47. Rare Glam says:

    Can I just echo Johnny Rotten’s T-Shirt even before he joined the Sex Pistols – ‘I Hate Pink Floyd’! I don’t actually, the early stuff has to be the best, but really, these archive box sets are getting as preposterous as ELP’s tour machine – will there be a back to basics punk rock approach to box sets to knock the pomp out of these? I thought the Smiths mega box was big enough! I’d like to see an Amazon drone try and even get airborne carrying this beast!!

  48. Joachim says:

    That’s one of those things whe are here for, don’t we? This is a must have for me. Although I have some dozens of bootlegs from this period, there is so much more from the vaults. Now I am waiting for reports about sound quality which will only be a nice ad on not a crucial point for decision.

  49. Dean T says:

    Thank you Paul ,I will keep my order open for now and let things settle down .Just so much good stuff being released and all to soon .Dean

  50. vikerii says:

    Syd: “Have you got it yet?”

    Me: “No, but my order has been placed.”

  51. Cake says:

    This is absolutely incredible!
    The price is insane, but what do you expect for the high quality and effort that was obviously put into this monumental box set.

  52. Bill says:

    Is there a listing of what is on the 2 cd set?

  53. Richard van Oosterhout says:

    I miss the Anthony Stern “San Fransico: Film” from 1968 with Interstellar Overdrive demo from 1966 in this box-set. Although they did use the Royal Festival Hall rehearsal (that was also used on The Endless River with Richard Wright on organ).

  54. Paolo Meccano says:

    It’s a shame that some of the Syd-era material is confined to the ‘Bonus’ volume, which won’t be released separately. I suppose that will preclude its inclusion in any 50th anniversary ‘Piper’ set :-/

  55. Eric Slangen says:

    Massive box, just ordered

  56. ANDREW r says:

    For what its worth, price aside, this suits me down to the ground! Ithought the Floyd got considerably less interesting with every passing year after DSOTM went stratospheric.
    For once bravo PF !
    ps for the guy who wanted it all on vinyl one question,where would you store it all?

  57. Kiki says:

    Wow! Thats what I call a massive box… but a massive price also ! :-/

  58. Le Baron says:

    No scarf? No marbles?
    What will I play with when listening to this giant content? :D

  59. Dmitriy Kurman says:

    Where is vinyl?

  60. John Hirst says:

    I’ve put an Amazon order in – why wouldn’t I, but I am going to have to start seriously saving up for this. If they are proposing more of these to hoover up all the stuff from the rest of the albums then life might get pretty expensive. It’s certainly the priciest thing I’ve gone for since the U2 Achtung Baby super duper mega box. Hopefully they will time these carefully so they don’t come in the same month as the second set of vinyl reissues. I’m still hoping that the price might dip before it’s issued, but I won’t hold my breath.

  61. Bill says:

    ignore my last comment as I see that Amazon lists the tracks on the 2 cd set.

  62. Simon F says:

    I’m over (the dark side of) the moon about this! Absolutely fantastic. I’ve have read so much over the years about many of the tracks, concerts etc included here and now to be able to own them and listen to them in the best possible sound quality is a dream come true. Sorry David Bowie, Free, Sex Pistols etc but all monies are now being directed at this monster collection. Roll on November!!!!

  63. Simon C says:

    Wow, looks amazing. It is expensive, but there does seem a lot of content and does look beautiful. The Amazon.it price seems very good too. This was the set Pink Floyd hinted at after the limited release of Pink Floyd 1965 double 7”, saying the tracks would get a bigger release. Well it’s def very much a bigger release, but stunning all the same.

  64. karl says:

    Since it’s crazy expensive and subject to duties fees abroad, is it prudent to wait for a deal alert?

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      If you pre-order you are locked into the cheapest price between now and release date, so ‘waiting’ for a deal isn’t really necessary. If you do come across a cheaper price somewhere else, you can also cancel…

  65. Philip Cohen says:

    Yes, the boxed set clears the vaults of material from radio & T.V. broadcasts, but, as for EMI vault materials, it is less thorough. The initial announcement at Pink Floyd’s website(which they took down after one day) promised some materials which the group decided against including, specifically 5.1 surround mixes of “Meddle” & “Obscured by Clouds”. The initial announcement promised two albums in Quadraphonic (4.0) sound. Instead, we get one and a half albums. Presumably, the 5.1 mixes are being held back to use on future “Immersion” boxes of those albums. Including the new stereo mix of “Obscured By Clouds”, but not the 5.1 surround is absurd. And the absence of the revised 1969 concert arrangement of “Interstellar Overdrive”(recorded at the two “Ummagumma” concerts, but not released) glares at the collector.

  66. Matteo Leoni says:

    I don’t understand why they included a “2016 remix” of Obscured by clouds… maybe there was nothing else for a 1972 cd?

  67. Matteo Leoni says:

    I just noticed that in the bonus disc there is also a 1974 recording: “Echoes” from the Wembley concert! So, finally, we have ALL the concert officially released, even if in three separated places (DSOTM and WYWH expanded editions, and here)! :)

  68. Harve Landeros says:

    This PINK FLOYD emptying the vaults!! I have seen massive bootleg collections with a great part of this material included, but this will be an official release with a much higher audio quality. I’m looking forward to hearing what the first few discs sound like. I’m also looking forward to hearing the Meddle and Obscured By Clouds material. Cool stuff coming. The Immersion versions of ‘Dark Side..’, ‘Wish You …’ and ‘The Wall’ were awesome, but this set puts them to shame! I hope they would do an expanded edition of ‘Animals’ rather than just remastering it again and again. I’ve heard outtakes from ‘Wish You Were Here’ and ‘Animals’ that deserve this official-release treatment. Kudos to the PINK FLOYD camp!!

  69. Ravi says:

    Not a massive PF fan but colour me seriously impressed!

    Hopefully Bowie’s peeps will pay attention although likely not as the pattern has been set….

  70. Ralph says:

    I will buy this, when Rogers Waters promises to sign it “Love, Peppermint Patty”

  71. Geoff says:

    Parlophone take note – THIS is how you do a box set. I’m not even a Pink Floyd fan but I’m seriously tempted to get this.

  72. Geoff says:

    @Paul – that makes it worse!

    • Trash says:

      I’m clearly in the minority…
      And maybe I am just not obsessive enough (although my girlfriend would beg to differ) but I can’t think of any artist that I love enough to want to spend this amount of money to hear every single thing that they previously thought was not worth releasing but somehow has suddenly become worthwhile.
      I am happy for the Pink Floyd fans that really want this stuff but even as a Floyd fan myself I just don’t have the time (let alone the money) to delve into this amount of ‘stuff’.

      I think I prefer my deluxe editions in more digestible (read ‘affordable’) chunks. I’d hate for this kind of clearing out the decks to become the norm.

      Give me the XTC scale of deluxe edition any day :-)

      Seriously though, I am delighted for those who feel that Christmas has come early. I’ll certainly be watching any unboxing videos with interest.

  73. Paul W says:

    Ruddy heck, I want this but I really can’t afford it. I’ve ordered it on Amazon to take advantage of any dips in price between now and the release date and then I can see at the beginning of November whether I’ve saved enough money or whether I have to do a last minute cancellation!

    Fortunately, due to the increasing volume of grey market stuff that is getting released these days, as well as the mega-expensive box sets like this, I have long since given up being a completist for favourite artists such as Dylan, Springsteen, etc, so if I ultimately can’t have this I will be able to rest easier than I would have been able to a few years ago. I guess the only artists whereby I would have to have something like this at any cost would be Stephen Duffy or Pet Shop Boys. A mega boxed set by the former is not going to happen, but I am hoping that whatever the Pet Shop Boys are currently working on will be in a price bracket that I can afford…

  74. Ben in Colorado says:

    This might have been posted, but Burning Shed is selling this for $410.00.

    https://www.burningshed.com/store/progressive/product/453/7841/

  75. AlexKx says:

    Why did they not just expand the seven studio l.p.s into their each and own box sets and include even MORE material? I bet recording artists have FAR more in the vaults than they let on that is worthwhile to release that would be up to snuff even for them. If nothing else tons of demos, instrumentals, remixes, and what I would call “outtakes” being parts of songs that were not used whereas it looks as if in the recent decade or so “outtakes” seems to be a term that means “songs that were left off of an l.p.”. Those aren’t what I would call “outtakes” at all. I would call those…”previously unreleased songs that were recorded during the recordings sessions for a specific project” or what have you.

  76. Marco says:

    One hell of a box, which I will get for sure, but…still some missed opportunities in it! Why, instead of a new Obscured By Clouds remix that nobody really needed, not to finally issue Live At Pompeii as audio CD?

    • Johnny Feathers says:

      Funny you mention that, I actually recently thought I’d try ripping my DVD to create an audio-only album in iTunes. Silly me, it’s protected. I guess the wait continues for that….

  77. HalloweenJack says:

    AMAZING! But no stereo mixes of the first three singles… why?

    • HalloweenJack says:

      … and where’s footage from Nick’s reel of the 5-man Floyd tap dancing?!?!

    • Philip Cohen says:

      The multitrack tape for “See Emily Play” no longer exists. The other songs (at least “Arnold Layne” & “Candy & A Current Bun”) could be remixed for stereo.

  78. Marc Russell says:

    why include dvd and blu-ray you only need one and why only dvd on one of the releases

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      Because if they supply only blu-ray, people who haven’t upgraded will complain. If they supply only DVD, people who have blu-ray will complain.

      • Craig Hedges says:

        …or just press the Blu-ray Discs and for the price bundle in a Blu ray player. I’m sure one of the electronic giants would’ve been over the moon to have got involved with a release like this and have their brand linked to the name Pink Floyd.

  79. Craig Hedges says:

    I am so jealous of Pink floyd fans, you are so lucky. This makes absolute sense to throw open the vaults and get everything released. In about hundred years time everything todays artists have lying in the vaults will be comercially available because whoever gets the rights will want to get what they can from the assets they’ve inherited and as the original artists won’t be around, won’t be as precious about what gets released.
    I am so annoyed that Abba won’t release the full version of ‘Just like that’ but, unless they destroy the master tape, it’ll get released by their family when they’ve passed away. Just look at what has happened with Elvis, Lennon, Jackson and now Bowie.

    • Philip Cohen says:

      A agree: there’s absolutely nothing wrong with ABBA’s “Just Like That”. The complete song can only be heard with murky cassette sound quality via bootlegs.

  80. AlexKx says:

    OR you could do two separate versions that has one or the other. That does get me. I also don’t understand why everything can’t be in 5.1.

  81. Bill Hammell says:

    Finally an official release of “Scream Thy Last Scream”!
    I do hope they do a single/double disc type release with this and Vegetable Man, like someone mentioned above. Perhaps it would be on yet another Piper reissue?

  82. JohnnyV says:

    Can anyone verify WHICH version of Live At Pompeii it is? The order of the track listing here suggests it is the original original version (i.e. concert only, no interviews or DSOTM studio work). Personally, I would prefer the original “70’s era midnight movie” version with the interviews and DSOTM studio work footage. I REALLY hope it’s not the recent Adrien Mabben redux. Blech.

  83. AlexKx says:

    Still does not compete against the almighty “KISSteria”! FORTY THREE vinyl discs in for real tour case that rolls on wheels! Yahoo! And lots of bells and whistles like this one. This is one is for the peasants! Weak! :) Pink Floyd will have to try harder next time! NOT! They will be dead from old age before that!

  84. Sam says:

    I’m really pumped for the new set. As a college student on a college student’s budget, I’ll have to save up for the year and get a few of the upcoming volumes. I’m thinking the individual volumes will have smaller versions of the memorabilia along with the CDs and BluRays/DVDs. Any idea what the price point might be on those sets, Paul?

  85. Sam says:

    The Pink Floyd website has marked down the price to $550 USD. Much better!

  86. RJSWinchester says:

    I’m not a Floyd fan but this is very impressive when compared to the vinyl box sets being rush released to cash-in on the vinyl revival before it goes out of fashion again and the completely underwhelming Bowie “What can we flog now?” box set.

  87. Dave Gilmour's Cat says:

    This is a fascinating thread. If nothing else, it proves that you cannot please all of the fans all of the time. They unleash all this material and still people have gripes (and valid ones at that) about what’s left off. Then there’s the price. Seriously: who can justify spending this much?

    I agree with the comment above that it would have been preferable to have a set of original albums expanded to whatever size necessary for the material. That way you don’t need to buy the ones you don’t want. Also, you can stagger the purchases around what you can afford.
    – So does this mop up absolutely everything on Relics?
    – And who next for the 25-disc-plus treatment?

  88. Dave Gilmour's Cat says:

    In fact, question for Paul: what’s the biggest single-artist box-set so far?

  89. Gamer says:

    But over 300 € for the package, ok 27 disc but the price is really heavy
    i like the art design and the boxes

  90. Fatoldbloke says:

    Ordered.
    Bloody amazing, a dream release for Floyd fans!

  91. Jason Russell says:

    Wow…I would guess the Amazon US price will fall…always does. The Immersion sets (5, 6, and 7 discs) were in the low $100s…so if we sort of extrapolate to 27 discs (and what looks like primo packaging), $400-$500 is probably the final range. Yikes. Maybe someday.

  92. Danny says:

    Yes! The holy grail of the early Floyd! Indeed,Biding my time is not on it, but also the 19-12-’67 BBC session with Vegetable Man on it is not present. I did not see that on the tracklist. But…it’s gonna be a nice Christmas!

  93. Kenneth says:

    No way I’m doing without this. Sure wish we had the full Meddle Quad, but very excited for Pompeii 5.1. Would be nice to get the Quad Pompeii, but still a beautiful set. Damn, I wish it was a little cheaper, but thank you Amazon UK!

    • Keith says:

      On the QQ fourum Andy Jackson (PF Insider) posted that only Echos was ever done and not teh rest of the album a shame but at least we have got the 50% of the album.

  94. T says:

    Will any high resolution audio be included in the super deluxe Blu-Ray/DVD or any download codes for high resolution material when purchasing the super deluxe edition?

  95. Jeffro says:

    OK – preordered from the UK! Now just gotta hope The Orange One isn’t voted in on November 8, or world financial markets will crash and the exchange rate will skyrocket overnight! :)

  96. Erik says:

    Burning shed has this for $410 USD right now on pre-order.

  97. Laszlo says:

    Not to complain, love all this but, I was also hoping for high resolution, 5.1 or quad or at least stereo editions for all studio albums in this period to be included. My biggest gripe is, why not the whole Meddle album in quad…
    Still a must buy, ugh, just take all my money now.

  98. Pop Kulcher says:

    Any chatter out there yet an sound quality? Like presumably most commenters here, I’ve got a sizable chunk of this on various boots, wondering how much of a sonic upgrade, if any, we should be expecting.

  99. Phil G. says:

    It looks magnificent but spending the best part of £400 on it in the run-up to Christmas ?

    Anyone care to share any great ideas of how to explain this to your better half? :)

    • J says:

      Phil
      Here are 2 options. Let me know if U need more

      1) Fist ask for a new BMW & then settle for this
      2) “Its an investment that will make our grandchildren wealthy”
      3) “We need more marbles” (@ this price there must be more marbles)
      J

      • Paul Sinclair says:

        Or ‘forget’ to say anything, and then when the item is spotted months/years down the line you can say you’ve had it for ages, can’t remember what I paid for it, etc.

  100. Steve Benson says:

    Firstly I declare that I am a fan of early Floyd – have the original 45s, LPs etc and saw them play in ’67 (with Syd), ’69 and ’70 but this doesn’t make sense to me even if it is a Floydian wet dream for some. First off, much as might like to own much of it, I can’t afford it – almost $1000 where I live. How long would it take to listen to watch it all? – good grief! Why couldn’t they just do it simply? 2 or 3 CD sets of the studio unreleased and out-take tracks. Same for the BBC sessions. DVDs of the TV and concert appearances. and you buy as much or as little as you want/can afford. I’m disappointed that Mr Gilmour & Co would think this is how you do it. But the multi-disc/format box with lavish production values and a hefty price tag seems to be the trend. Do they really sell enough of them to justify the design and production outlay I wonder. Which one’s Pink?

  101. David says:

    Even though I am getting this box, I think the Bonus Continu/ation chapter is a bad idea and all the material on it should have been blended into the appropriate other chapters where it would sit better.

    That way all the material would be available in the separate volumes to be released later and everybody that has waited a long time to own it can hear/see it at the cheaper prices and there is no exclusive content in the box, which just alienates fans unwilling or unable to outlay the higher price. They will get it by other means anyway.

    In terms of the memorabilia, while it looks nice, I would much rather have had a comprehensive hardback book with photos of everything instead and relevant details/dates as opposed to the mass of paper and, pointless for many, reproduction vinyl. I would always go back and flick through a book but will be unlikely to dig through the memorabilia again after the first perusal. I never have with other box sets.

    Other than those minor quibbles, well done all involved. It’s a Pink Floyd fans dream release.

    Hope there is more to come. I suspect there is.

  102. Troppo e troppi soldi. E il troppo stroppia.

  103. MiG says:

    On first glance, yippee! This is a treasurehouse of early Floyd, hurrah! The moment you see that all five 1965 recordings are featured, you know you’re in for a good ride.

    On second glance, it’s almost all familiar to PF obsessives, which is a real shame. I probably have the majority of these tracks, though admittedly not in such great quality (I hope). So I begin to niggle…like where’s “Blues” from the BBC 1971 concert? Where’s the 15 minute “fast” version of “Interstellar Overdrive” assumed to be late 1966 or January 1967? (Are we now assuming that is a fake?) Where’s “Laying Down Tracks”? Where’s the original “Committee” soundtrack? etc etc etc.

    In fact, this box is so close to what I assume is the ROIO collection of other obsessives like myself, it feels suspicious. Have they, largely, simply put together all the things that are already floating around out here? Or were we just lucky enough to already have gathered all the unreleased Floyd?

    Still, enough highlights (the full Stockholm!) to feel gurglingly happy…in between bouts of annoyance.

  104. Read The Small Print says:

    For those of you who are complaining that the box xet is too expensive to pay in one lump sum “$1,000 where I live” is one quote above. Sure, not everyone will have the means to pay £350 on the box set.

    Please read what Paul has written. The set will be released in 2cd sets next year. So for those of you who want 2 or 3 cd sets read the small print.

  105. Dr Magus says:

    I’m a massive Floyd fan, massive King Crimson fan and a massive Queen fan. Two of these bands are making me very happy, excited like a kid at Christmas. Come on QPL get off yer arses and give us a 30 disc 70-77 box set with 12 blu rays and a dozen or more unreleased live shows. We all know you’ve got them you tightwads!

  106. MiG says:

    Okay, obsessives only corner. Here’s a full list of the PF recordings from 1965 to 1972 that are known to exist (ie that circulate in the wild) but are not in this box, excluding audience recordings. I apologize if something appears in the box but I missed it. Skip this post if you haven’t been mad for fricking years.

    Adam Mike & Tim – “You’re The Reason Why” (1964) – okay, not PF, but might have been nice to have
    Jokers’ Wild – one-sided album (1965) and singles (1965 and 1966) (?) – ditto
    “Let’s Roll Another One” from October 1966 reputedly (more likely early 1967)
    “Interstellar Overdrive” from October 1966 (ditto) (the fast version) – now considered a fake?
    Note that we still have no confirmed tracks from the October 1966 session and there is still not a single note of music from Pink Floyd in 1966! (Would have loved Barrett’s fabled six song home demo recording from December, guys!)
    “Interstellar Overdrive” from 27 January 1967 without the narration (not sure what version’s on the DVD here, presumably the broadcast one)
    Canadian Broadcasting Corporation version of “Interstellar Overdrive” (without interview – and with!)
    “Experiment” (Piper outtake)
    “Scream Thy Last Scream” without the double-speed vocals, which I’m pretty sure were added during the ASOS sessions (vigorous debate heartily entered into)
    At least two (and possibly three) different versions of “Vegetable Man” that also circulate
    Instrumental version of “Remember A Day”, karaoke fans
    Single version of “Flaming” (has this ever been released officially?)
    “Green Onions” for Tomorrow’s World, December 1967 – we now think it’s not them?
    “The Committee” soundtrack, 1968 (not just the movie, which is on the DVDs! – and surely there’s more than those two snippets)
    “A Saucerful Of Secrets” from All My Loving, 11 April 1968
    Palazzo Dello Sport, Rome, 6 May 68 (professionally recorded, but I don’t see it in the tracklist)
    Paradiso, Amsterdam 31 May 1968 (professional recording?)
    Fantasio, Amsterdam 31 May 1968 (professional recording?)
    “Laying Down Tracks” for Let’s Make Pop, either 17 Dec 1968 or 5 Mar 1969
    “Set The Controls” and “ASOS” from ORTF TV 22 Jan 1969
    The original Ummagumma live recordings, including “Interstellar Overdrive” (shame that one’s missing)
    The FULL Concertgebouw “Man” and “Journey” which, at 40:13 and 40:12, will not fit on one CD unlike whatever we have here
    The Zabriskie Point open-mike “Love Scene” where the band makes lascivious comments – if that’s on here I’ll eat my marbles! (Kids, don’t eat your marbles)
    “The Body” original soundtrack version (be nice…)
    Paris 23 Jan 1970 – ORTF broadcast?
    “Stamping Ground” – didn’t notice it in the listing
    “Green/Careful” and “Set The Controls” from San Tropez
    “Corrosion in the Pink Room” – ORTF 4 Dec 1970
    Hamburg 25 Feb 1971 full concert, or the bits extracted for the Gong magazine flexidisk
    “One Of These Days” two demos – do we now assume these are somehow fake? Shame if they are, they’re amazing!
    “Blues” from Paris Theater, London 30 Sept 1971
    The Pompeii soundtrack (be nice…)
    The rest of “Meddle” quad mix (we only have “Echoes” here)
    DSOTM demos from November 1971 – but wait, this is for Box 2, right?

    And before you yell “no room! no room!” why is there a 24 minute version of “Echoes” from 1974 on the bonus disk???

    • Philip Cohen says:

      Be cautioned that the two songs by “Jokers Wild”(a pre-Pink Floyd group with David Gilmour) are not psychedelic in the slightest. They are a cover version of “Why Do Fools Fall in Love”(not unlike The Beach Boys’ version) and “Don’t Ask Me What I Say”(a cover version of an obscure 1964 Manfred Mann album track)

  107. J says:

    And me. I am still waiting for Animals. More marbles please, oh & don’t forget the scarf, I sure I’ll be needing another one of those

    best thread ever paul

    • Michael says:

      Well, they’ll need something for the annual holiday rush in 2017, so maybe they can do that Animals set with scarves and marbles, too. BTW, I like the scarves and marbles.

  108. Richard van Oosterhout says:

    @MiG says: July 29, 2016 at 11:29

    “Stamping Ground” – didn’t notice it in the listing
    Bonus Continu/ation:
    4. ‘Kralingen Music Festival’ 10.16
    Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 28 June 1970
    Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun
    A Saucerful Of Secrets
    Stamping Ground was the name of the VHS cassette, recording is from Kralingen a small place/part of Rotterdam.

    “Green/Careful” and “Set The Controls” from San Tropez
    1970 Devi/ation DVD Disc 2
    ‘Pop Deux – Festival de St. Tropez’, France, 8 August 1970:
    Part 2:
    4. Green Is The Colour/
    5. Careful With That Axe, Eugene 12.21
    6. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun 12.07

    • MiG says:

      Thanks — just noticed the “Blues” is on there too, though hidden away on the bonus disk and mislabeled. This box is a mess!

    • misterioustraveler says:

      ‘Kralingen’ or ‘Holland Pop Festival 70′ was a huge hippie gathering – about 100.000 people, in a wooded area-cum-lake, east of Rotterdam. It had a magnificent line-up, including PF (the festival closer), Soft Machine, Jefferson Airplane, the Byrds, Canned Heat, the Art Ensemble of Chicago, the Third Ear Band … You could say, with it the Dutch pop scene came of age. The first thing that was available from it was a 3 lp bootleg, with one side of PF. ‘Stamping Ground’ was the feature-lenght movie, which was actually released in theaters, a few years later.
      http://galeriekralingen.nl/hpf/hollandpopfestival1970/festival1970/index.php

  109. ANDREW r says:

    Never mind about the artists themselves being dead , the people who buy,consume, and pay for a premium product like this are nearly at the finishing line of the great race. Would my kids be this obsessive about any band/musician? Buy it while you can before it goes the way of the steam train.

    • DaveM says:

      ANDREW r, fully agree with you and in my case recent retirement tends to put a filter on stuff like this as one has less income to spend. The artists dragging thier heals on reissues like Neil Young & Paul McCartney should be cognoscente of the demographic they are selling to.
      Looking forward to the unboxing video though, this should provide an evenings entertainment:)

  110. Bill says:

    It would be nice if they could also publish the intended format/contents of the separate releases before this set is released.

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      It’s going to be the same, surely? Two or three discs per volume…

      • Bill says:

        Yes I didn’t mean the discs exactly, I was wondering more along the lines of are the books going to be released exactly as we see them in the pictures of the main box, just shrinkwrapped, or could they be enclosed in a presentation box with some small memorabilia. The same size as the Endless River and Rattle That Lock boxes for instance. Just reading between the lines in the press release where it mentions the LARGER memorabilia is exclusive to the box, which insinuates the smaller memorabilia is going to be presented somewhere.

  111. Joachim says:

    Well,after trawling through this monster’s content(s) I can say that I do have about 30-40% percent in very good to excellent(most of the desirable stuff) quality either on DVD and/or CD.

    There’s a further about 25 percent(i.e.the films” The Comittee” and “Le Vallee”)I am not interested in.

    That leaves about 40 percent I neither have nor even know.

    In addition to that I’d like to point out that I have no interest whatsoever in the Syd Barrett stuff further narrowing down the urge to seriously ponder the acquisition of this item.

    Does that justify an expenditure of about € 500.- ??????

    No,it does NOT!

  112. Gavin says:

    I think we need a separate forum on how to hide from partner when it turns up in the post – I normally let her think it’s an Xmas pressy for her, I technically don’t lie , just don’t comment – but pretty sure it’s gonna be seen through with this

    • Dave Gilmour's Cat says:

      Physically, it will be quite tricky to conceal this thing in the home without anyone seeing. Whereas if you buy a few CDs/vinyl LPs every week they can be sort of absorbed…

      Better plan is to buy it for your other half as an Xmas present and then “graciously” accept it back from them when they “shock” you by not really wanting the gift you spent so long choosing.

  113. Germaine Scalp says:

    Why combine DVD AND BLU-RAY (10 CD + 9 DVD + 8 BR) ?
    In each case, 9 useless DVD or 8 useless Blu-Ray.

    Why not issuing two editions
    10CD + 9DVD
    or
    10 CD + 8BR
    It would be cheaper

    • Mychael says:

      “Cheaper”? – It would’t be cheaper: Manufacturing two different massive sets (with different track listing in the books, and different packaging/number of discs) would actually increase costs per set. For the record company – and for the customer – it’s better to have a few “useless” discs.

  114. Geoff says:

    Paul Sinclair said:

    “Or ‘forget’ to say anything, and then when the item is spotted months/years down the line you can say you’ve had it for ages, can’t remember what I paid for it, etc.”

    – a conversation that regularly takes place in my house.

    Might struggle to smuggle this one in under cover of darkness like I usually do though…

    • RJSWinchester says:

      Smuggle it into the house minus any packaging and just let on to your partner that your re-visiting a box that you bought years ago.

  115. Dave Gilmour's Cat says:

    Paul, have you ever been blamed for couples needing marriage guidance?

  116. Danny says:

    I’m another one of those for whom this is pretty much an essential purchase. One or two above have asked why they haven’t chosen the “album plus one or two discs of extra content” route, and while I can understand where they’re coming from, I don’t think this really who the box set is targeted at. It’s aimed at the extensive collectors market – those who may already have much of it on bootleg but now giving an opportunity to own it as an official product with (hopefully) a higher level of production quality. To fold it into another re-release of Piper… or Saucerful… would just push the completists into buying another copy of an album some will have bought several times already, while not necessarily adding much for the more casual consumer. I think the way they’ve chosen – a huge box set – is a reasonable approach – yes, it’s expensive but worth it for people like me.

    As for the price, yes it is eye-watering. For me, it’s worth it, partly because the Floyd packaging has always been superlative (even when it contains marbles and scarves, or even shuttlecocks), as an important part of the whole as the music. I’ll just have to explain to the missus that this year we’ll have to send the kids out to work. Again… ;)

  117. Emili Lafarga says:

    I ordered mine from Amazon Italy and the price now is a bit more expensive than yesterday but the IMPORTANT question is: Why am I being asked for my NIF(Tax Identification number)if I live in Spain?Is it not within the Europen Community and therefore without import taxes?I have tried ordering from Amazon UK and the same happens so I provided my identification number but hopefully I would not be charged for any taxes.

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      The price hasn’t changed.. perhaps exchange rates have made it a bit more expensive?

    • Ben in Colorado says:

      Amazon.it price is up 23 euros…
      Roller Coaster that will probably continue across Amazon sites, and until Nov. 11.

  118. Dean T says:

    Just heard…..tax rebate due…..roll on November …so happy right now.

  119. Johnny Feathers says:

    Well, f*** me. I just pre-ordered. The UK version comes to just around $400 currently, so that’s what I did. I suppose I can always cancel if I come to my senses.

  120. karl says:

    Okay as a Floydian I take Paul’s advice and order it and cancel if I need too. This is as big as they come and I am not missing out.
    Now about the mortgage…..

  121. Dean T says:

    Thank you Paul ….i feel more then lucky to be able to now afford this .. I know full well this set is beyond the reach of a lot life long fans…I genuinely hope the individual sets come at a good price so all can enjoy .I just have to find the courage to take the leap of faith and spend more then I ever have on a single box set,mind you my Zeppelin sets cost a grand in the end an I love them dear and never once regretted buying into that campaign (loved every minute of it,once in a life time stuff).This set whether deluxe box or separate sets will be no different .
    Dean.

  122. AlexKx says:

    “KISSteria” was bigger.

  123. Dean T says:

    Just thinking… The 2 cd set would make a good 4 lp set ,like the echoes set .who knows ,it might happen.

  124. Danny says:

    I agree with that.

  125. Bill says:

    Paul

    2 questions:
    So even though the Amazon price is set once you order and you get the benefit of the lowest price in the interim until the release date– your final price could still be higher due to currency fluctuations on the release date?
    Secondly, any reason why AmazonIt says “order” on your price charts rather than “preorder” like the other Amazon listings?

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      You get the lowest price. So €xxx. But you pay whatever €xxx are worth on Nov 11th. Could be less $ or £ (compared to now) or could be more. But if the saving over your ‘home’ currency is significant, then any exchange rate variation is likely to be a moot point.

      Not quite sure why it’s showing ‘order’ and not ‘pre-order’. If the release date is in the future the widget is supposed to show pre-order. You get little quirks like this sometimes with databases, back end systems… it’s certainly nothing to worry about and doesn’t have any significance with regards to this product.

  126. Ben Williams says:

    Would absolutely love to buy this but at £375.99 (at time of writing on Amazon) it’s just out of the question. I have rent to pay! I think there is definitely a debate to be had with over-priced, very-desirable music and making art accessible to the masses. For example, the National Gallery has free entry to view some of the world’s greatest paintings and whilst the music world is a business, the guys in Pink Floyd are incredibly wealthy now. This is a very stylish box and designed in a way a Pink Floyd album could only be, yet it is really the music we all want to hear. I think they could have done 3 versions: the 2 disc highlights; this 27-disc, rather stunning-looking super deluxe with the 5 vinyl singles, posters and books etc, and then a more wallet-friendly version with just music and more simplified ‘cheaper’ packaging (e.g. the Bob Dylan album box that boasted 47-odd discs and was about £120 when it came out and looked great) so that those of us with a collector’s habit but tight budget can get hold of what counts – the music! I think the same goes for a lot of these sorts of releases from legacy artists. They want the fans but sometimes they just price certain releases just that little bit too high…

    • Ex-Oligarch says:

      Unlike most major-label bands, for the past several decades Pink Floyd generously has permitted its live concert and outtake material to circulate among fans. For those who only wish to hear the music from this set, the bulk of the material has long been available for free on the internet. Try a web search for Pink Floyd ROIO (“recordings of indeterminate origin,” a term coined by the PF trading community). Whether the sound and video quality on this set will be an improvement over the current circulating versions is an open question.

      Pink Floyd has always carefully considered the packaging and graphic design elements associated with its music. If the surviving band members wish to put together a deluxe package and sell it to those who can afford it, why should we deny them the pleasure?

  127. Dean T says:

    Hi Ben.
    These are being released as individual sets early next year and although a price has not been released I get a feeling they might be quite well priced ,the vinyl reissues are great value and top quality ,and don’t forget the record label want to shift units so they won’t over price them.Also in time prices drop.Sadley it will be a long time befor you can walk into the national gallery and listen to a permanent Pink Floyd collection,bought by the public for the public.
    Dean.

  128. MiG says:

    Worth preordering but waiting around to see what the 2017 individual sets will be — of course you’re gonna buy them all so is that a substantial saving just not to get the memorabilia and the singles? (And miss out on the bonus disks, which is a bummer.) Will they release them as DVD-only and BluRay-only sets? Until this becomes clearer, it’s a gamble either way, so I really hope they make an announcement before the November release date.

  129. Majestic says:

    any chance that Meddle, Atom Heart Mother and Pompeii would be available in solo packaging?
    the surround mixes would be great to hear, but the box set is very expensive.

  130. Majestic reply says:

    As mentioned a few times, individual sets will be released in 2017.

    The box is broken down into seven sections. These are:
    1965-1967 CAMBRIDGE ST/ATION
    1968 GERMIN/ATION
    1969 DRAMATIS/ATION
    1970 DEVI/ATION
    1971 REVERBER/ATION
    1972 OBFUSC/ATION
    BONUS CONTINU/ATION (Exclusive to ‘The Early Years 1965-1972’ box set)

    The first six of these will be individually released in 2017. From what I gather these sets will consist a CD/DVD and a blu-ray disc. So yes, you will be able to have all the quad mixes that are being released.

    You can find the press release here http://www.pinkfloyd.com/news/pdfs/Pink_Floyd_The_Early_Years_Press_Release.pdf

  131. Bill says:

    I have a basic 2 speaker/ 1 receiver system and was looking at the above track listings, etc. Can someone confirm that I am reading this correctly and that the aren’t a lot of 4.0 quad mixes or 5.1 blue ray audio content that I wouldn’t be able to play. I gather most of the blu Ray content is video ( with standard blu Ray 2 channel audio)? Thanks.
    Bill

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      It’s just Atom Heart Mother, Echoes (75 mins in total) for Quad mixes. That and a the new Pompeii 5.1 are the only things you wouldn’t be able to enjoy with your system. A fairly small proportion of the overall content.

  132. J says:

    Paul
    Do U think PF or their camp actually read this post?
    The individual sets could be super special also
    Marbles. Marbles. Marbles
    We need more marbles
    J

  133. Jon says:

    Ordered from Amazon.It, just got email that pushes date back to Nov. 29, if I’m reading the Italian correctly. BTW, anyone know how to get the Italian pages to appear in English?

    • Matt says:

      Hi Jon,
      What I believe the message is saying (I got it also) is that 29 November (or thereabouts) is the expected delivery date, since, in my Amazon orders page, it still says the box will be available 11 November.

  134. tyrone tudor says:

    Are the 7″ singles and the memorabilia exclusive to the super box set?
    Or perhaps 1 x 7″ per volume. The last volume (6th) could include memorabilia?

    Sorry in advance if I have missed this answer. I have read all the posts.

    Also the individuals are going to have to £50 surley – to justify this Super box being a ‘bargain’

  135. Bill says:

    Jon–if you use google chrome you can have the Amazon site translated to English. I don’t know how to translate their emails. Anyone?

  136. antonjo67 says:

    A few thoughts…..
    * I thought this was a hoax at first, and I still barely believe it. At LAST!!!!!
    * The track list above is incomplete. Per the list on the Floyd Merchandise website, CD 1 of the 1969 disc includes all four Paradiso songs (not just IO & STCFTHOTS), and the bonus disc includes the entire 12/20/67 session (Scream, Jug Band Blues, Vegetable Man, & Pow R Toc H — the last still cut, alas).
    * The 8+ minute running time of See Emily Play above is a misprint, per the Floyd Merch list. (I was so hoping it was the unedited original take!)
    * John Latham! Omigoodness! Wonder if that piece that circulates as Experiment/No Title might be one of these pieces (in longer length : )
    * 9-minute Interstellar video from the Roundhouse emerges! Yes!!
    * Beechwoods in pristine quality! Yes!!!! Not expecting vocals….but could it possibly be?
    * From the song lengths, I’m guessing the two Committee pieces on the bonus disc are the fast & slow versions of the Main Theme ~ the pieces I’d most want. Wish they were including it all, but I’m also wondering if they actually have the master tapes or if these will include the film chatter also…in which case, most of the other songs wouldn’t make the cut for release.
    * Song lengths on Seabirds & Hollywood, on the other hand, pretty much ensure these are the uninterrupted full takes! And Moonhead is a full minute longer than what circulates!
    * Zabriskie doesn’t appear to include all versions of that “Oneone” (Sleeping-esque) piece, or at least not in the full-lengths circulating. But may very well include even more stuff we’ve never heard!
    * A 19-minute early studio Atom Heart Mother…a la Paris? Can’t wait to hear it.
    *Blues on the bonus disc is obviously from BBC ’71, not 12/02/68. (Time, again, confirms.)
    * The Wembley ’74 Echoes is kind of a nice extra (thematically related to Meddle) that now completes the release of the 11/16/74 show (spread across the DSOTM & WYWH reissues).
    * No 10/31/66 Hampstead demo or CBC Interstellar, alas. (Don’t exist anymore?) Guess we’ll never get to hear I Get Stoned, unless Gilmour’s Living Alone demo is that song and he releases it.
    * Really surprising no official Let’s Roll Another One or Arnold Layne alt take from the first single sessions — since the original multi-tracks have surfaced.
    * She’s a Millionaire hereby pretty much confirmed not to exist. No mixdown made in ’67, tapes likely recorded over.
    * The French radio broadcasts of 1/23/70 & 12/01/72 would’ve been nice, if original tapes still exist (maybe not).
    * The Violent Sequence and Money demo would’ve been in scope here, but, of course, they’re with Dark Side Immersion. Too bad the former isn’t represented here, since 1/23/70 exists in excellent quality.
    * But really no complaints. I’m so psyched about this.

    • misterioustraveler says:

      The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation-interview does exist. I saw it a few years ago on YT. I have a audio-recording of it, 10’43″” long. I’ts RW, NM and SB talkin’ over a version of IO.

  137. MiG says:

    There are four ways the individual module releases could go, and again I really hope they announce which before the box is released:

    SCENARIO 1: Each of the six modules is priced about the same as the Jethro Tull 3-4 disk book sets that they seem to resemble. Those go for about 15 to 20 quid each, so let’s go for 20 quid each for the Floyd. Total for the six = 120 quid. (This seems too steep to me, given as these sets don’t even include the original albums.)
    Cost of the box = 375 quid at the moment, so saving = 255 quid. In other words, for 255 quid you’re getting the outer box, the bonus set and the kipple.
    Conclusion on buying the box: you gotta be crazy.

    SCENARIO 2: The individual modules are priced on a parity with the box, let’s say at one eighth the price each. That would make each individual module about 46 quid each. Seem like good value for a 3-4 disk set?

    SCENARIO 3: The individual modules are priced so that the box itself is a bargain. That would mean each individual module would have to sell for more than 79 quid each. Seem likely?

    SCENARIO 4: This one is least likely — that the individual modules come with extra material not in the box. This would be extra released material, not unreleased material. It would add one disk to the 1970, 1971 and 1972 modules, to accommodate the albums for those years. It would add two disks to 1969, to accommodate “More”, “Ummagumma” and “Biding My Time”. It would add two disks to 1968, to accommodate the stereo and mono versions of “ASOS”. And as for the 1965-67, gawd knows. Two or three disks, given all the released PF material from the Syd era. But this scenario would at least justify them having prices greater than about 20 quid each.

  138. Germaine Scalp says:

    The bonus CD will be in part obsolete in case of a BBC session box set release. I’m waiting for the 2017 individual issues.

  139. Ian says:

    The initial pricing of these box sets is often bizarre. Take the Adam and the Ants KOTWF recent set. It was over £75 to pre order on Amazon uk. Within weeks it was £60 on music magpie (new, not 2nd hand) plus it had 20% off for the bank holiday weekend so I got it for £48 delivered. Who knows if the same will happen here…

  140. Dean T says:

    Well here goes my guess….£18.99 per set to sell to casual fans not just collectors and mad people like us lot.
    The same content as the box set,nothing added to make these sell twice.
    Will come in a book form like the recent lush Chorus set ,same size and construction .
    Four to five items of memrobilla in a black envelope that slides into it own page pocket.
    These will be a bargain compared to the box set but we do not know how the box will be made ,
    I think we’re in for as surprise there as I don’t believe it will just be a big black box with everything just thrown in ,maybe more of a object to display then just a box to store stuff.
    Well the tea and toast are on and I I’m going to have a day with my immersion sets and have a play with my marbles.Dean

    • MiG says:

      Yeah, those photos really don’t look like a very inspiring or finished item — I’m not expecting Hipgnosis-style imagery but I do hope it looks a little better than this. The plain black with white stripe design is a little TOO esoteric for all but the rabidly in the know (it’s the same as Nick Mason’s first Bedford van, circa 1964 — you can see the photo of it leaning up against the box). But I get the feeling this is just a placeholder. Since this is part of a comprehensive restoration work on all the band’s materials, I’m expecting the books to be superb and full of images we haven’t seen in “Inside Out”.

  141. Dean T says:

    Well Mig l,m not sure about your thoughts on the box graphics ,I think what we see is basically what we are going to get .No my thoughts are on what it will be made From….thick card …maybe…and my guess it will be a lift of plastic top with plastic base ,just look at that moulded looking base ….to smooth to be card…just to early to say.
    As for the books I don’t expect we will get many pages ,just five to ten thick card to hold the discs .They will be nice though and not over the top,just right I hope.
    Dean.

  142. Dean T says:

    Please ignore my previous comment about the box material ,of course it won’t be plastic.What was I thinking….just a heavy card box with lift off top…when I looked at the product picture I thought I could see a base but it’s just a trick of perception .
    Just raving and drolling I guess.

    • MiG says:

      Droll away! But I’m really, really hoping for more substantial books than that — the book on the far right of the pack shot looks like it has a good few pages…not many…but a few. Even though they appear to be black.

      Again, I’m not convinced this is what we’ll actually get. Oh, I hope not — that marbling is atrocious (and the CD stack is obviously fake). Again, the Jethro Tull-style book seems to be the idea, but I can’t believe they’re going to be able to fill 80-odd page books for each of their early years… Nobody’s mentioned essays or anything.

      Worse case scenario: just stuff lifted out of Nick’s book, or nothing but photos/screen grabs plus track details. Best case: detailed reminiscences by “Chuckles” Waters. More likely: a load of Nick’s jolly memorabilia, since this does seem to be a Nick Mason project. (And done, apparently, with the participation of the collector community — there’s a note over on Yeeshkul that the band approached them a couple of years ago trying to find out what’s out there — which confirms my suspicion that this is remarkably close to what fans already have. Still, there are a handful of surprises, like “John Latham” — and it all rests on how good the restoration work has been.)

      Box looks like a pull-up lid job to me. Could be wrong. Yeah, too early to tell…but we’re all preordering it blind!

    • tyrone tudor says:

      The box appears to be upside down in the photo.. those carazy Floyd guys!

  143. Mike the Fish says:

    For those above who are asking why Meddle is not offered complete in quad, it is because only Echoes was mixed in quad according to Andy Jackson (who works with/for Floyd) who mentioned this on another site.

  144. henry james says:

    It is so expensive but also kinda sloppy and I just hate the whole packaging.
    Early Years screams for a 60ies feel, with sleeve photographs of the early floyd.
    PINK FLOYD MEMBERS PLEASE TRHOW OUT THIS ‘design’ crapp. Just show good lettering and photographs of the band.
    And what about the stereo versus mono-versions. Why did you wait so long till a lot of tapes
    crumbled. I think its like this…the remaining bandmembers were not in it for the music but for money/fame.Became very arrogant especially towards their own work and their fans. Did you know that the Floyd ‘disowned’ Atom Heart Mother ? Yes not a perfect album but weird and above all good enough to still apreciate. They didn’t really like Syd just look up why his best song “Opel” never came on his soloalbums (a disgrace)
    Why let fans wait for proper release of two mastersongs like Vedgetable Man and Scream…? And now yes its out but how,, just in a box of chocolates thrown inn to please the fans.
    If you look at the lyrics of Jugband Blues you can read it right there how Syd whipes the floor with the rest of the band. In just a few lines he humiliates them despite of his problems and
    asks…(not without reason)…and what exactly is a Joke? Here you can see they do not really
    care about how it all is published. As long as the fans are a bit happy and the money comes
    pooring in.

  145. Le Baron says:

    Have there had more comments on any other message you’ve posted, Paul? :)

  146. Fatoldbloke says:

    This sure fits in well on this website

    Super Deluxe Indeed !

  147. Dean T says:

    Hi Mig.
    I’m really liking the graphic design,quite a modern take on some old cues,yes the White stripe from the van and on the books I rather think it represents the early light shows when they used oil filters (I think that what their called)the start of the promo video gives it away .All very restrained and far better then the recent Endless River and Rattle That Lock artwork.Not my cup of tea at all.Theirs plenty of visual information on the blu Rays to tell us how the band looked and performed at a given time so there’s not to much need to over fill the books with band imagery ,if their as good as the recent Lush set (5cd book set)them were in for a treat.
    Dean.

    • MiG says:

      But that white Courier font on black looks uncomfortably like “The Final Cut”…

      They did a fairly good job reproducing the oil slides on the “Pink Floyd 1965: Their First Recordings” release last year. But then again, it screams 1960s — perhaps too much?

      Less forgiveable than the packaging is looking at the individual modules in the cold light of day and realizing that the 1972 module merely consists of a new mix of “Obscured By Clouds”…

  148. Bill says:

    Paul;
    I inherited the dreaded disease of FOMO (fear of missing out) from my 23 year old daughter. I couldn’t help it so I ordered the box set even though I am much more of a fan of the DSOTM and later period. Incidentally, I hope that the generic looking picture of the box set and individual cases are just place holders and not the real thing. They look horrible to me. Do you know if that is an accurate picture?
    Bill

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      Don’t know how accurate that picture is… it’s clearly a bit of an ‘artists’ impression’ but will have to wait and see…

  149. antonjo67 says:

    I really hope there’s a decent book, at least some historical liner notes/essay and/or remembrances from the surviving members. Hard to imagine Waters being psyched to revisit this stuff, but maybe he’ll surprise. Nick certainly spoke warmly of the ’65 tape when Immersion began. Too bad Wright isn’t here for this, being the one who said “I haven’t forgotten what we were doing in the late 60’s and early 70’s.”

    So, the Roundhouse Interstellar will be new. Has anyone else ever seen the Atom Heart Mother from Hyde Park? I haven’t. (The Bath Festival one is on the bonus vid.)
    The ’67 Scene program using the UFO Matilda audio bits, and the three unedited Tabernacle takes of Set the Controls are the only video I can think of (besides the jarry super-8 fragments from 9/22/72) that they didn’t include.
    That “Corrosion in the Pink Room” segment from Dec ’70 is listed as a Roland Petit rehearsal (maybe when they were still planning to write original music for it?).

    Would be cool if the Obscured By Clouds remix was radically different. Sure wish they’d have remixed More. By far the most uneven sonic document in their catalog.

  150. fan says:

    god? you’ve apparently heard me : so you exist!

  151. Skip says:

    Still no stereo mix of “Point Me At The Sky”. The multitrack must be lost. I hope their copies of the BBC radio shows from the 60s are better than mine.

  152. Idnever says:

    So I’ll either have to get a real expensive version, or everything seperate without the bonus set and singles? Damn…can’t win.

    I really hope I’ll get the means to buy this before it’ll be too late to even get it. I want this so…flippin’…BAD!

  153. Cesar says:

    Hello Paul,

    Would it be possible, through your contacts, to get an explanation about what happened to the 5.1 mixes for OBC and Meddle? Just to know if they were really done and shelved at the very last minute (and there is any hope of getting them in the future) or the whole story was just a misunderstanding in the first press release (seems unlikely to me, but it can be).

    Thanks a lot,

    César

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      Will see what I can find out…

      • Cesar says:

        Thank you very much, Paul! We tried asking Andy Jackson at Quadraphonic Quad but he’s not allowed to tell us much more than he did already (he’s clarified some aspects about his new 5.1 mix for Pompeii, for example)

  154. MiG says:

    Well it’s finally appeared on Amazon.co.jp (here in Japan we have to wait longer than the rest of you)…or rather it’s appeared three times at difference prices, all of them by Amazon (not resellers) just to make things really confusing. Search “pink floyd early years” on the .jp site…it’s currently up at 61,275 yen, 61,301 yen and 56,188 yen. You can guess which one I ordered, but bizarrely this one has a different standard retail price (70,658 yen) to the other two (77,155 yen). A cut down version? A version without the Japanese obi and Japanese-language booklets? Or something else? 56,188 yen works out at about 430 gbp if you’re wondering.

    As for 5.1 Meddle and OBC, yes it seems likely that both of these were slated for the box but scrubbed at the last moment. Early pack shots show a 4-disk 1972 module and now all we’ve got is a 3-disk version with the stereo OTC and that’s it. This module was always going to be sub-par (what, not a single track from DSOTM? Really?) since if they’re omitting DSOTM from this box, what the hell are they going to talk about in the booklet?

  155. Dave says:

    What, no scarves or marbles??? Disappointing. I’ll pass. :-)

  156. Mark says:

    I live in the US and just ordered this from Amazon UK. It showed 375 pounds. Then when I clicked to place order it showed only 313 pounds. How?

  157. antonjo67 says:

    RE: 72,
    The Dark Side outtakes were all released on its own Immersion volume (’72 early mix, full-length Money demo, some live Brighton tracks). I’m a little surprised they didn’t include at least a live Childhood’s End from Dec ’72 (if not the entire 12/01 2nd set French radio broadcast). Its live expansion rivals Fat Old Sun’s. And/or a live Obscured/When You’re In from the ’73 Spring tour. Would’ve hoped there some outtake instrumental bits from La Vallee, too. But at least they’re including that album — it belongs in the context of early years Floyd and maybe it’ll be an interesting remix.

    • Jon says:

      I’d agree it would be nice to have a live version of Childhoods End but the sources we have for that RTL show don’t really sound that great, either it was recorded in a very primitive fashion(certainly possible, RTL wasn’t exactly the BBC in terms of resources) or we only have sources recorded from AM radio that don’t sound and the original is lost. I would argue some of the audience recordings we have from that era actually sound better like the version from 5/12/72 in Brussels

  158. antonjo67 says:

    One other ’72 item would be the unique studio Careful recorded for the Roland Petit play tape, for the performances they didn’t appear live for. 3:28 of it appears there, would’ve been cool to hear the whole track (assuming it still exists).

  159. antonjo67 says:

    Jon said:
    “I would argue some of the audience recordings we have from that era actually sound better like the version from 5/12/72 in Brussels”

    Yes! Great one.

  160. Nass Khan says:

    It’s a lot of money but if you are nuts about Floyd (and there are plenty of them) I am sure the die hards will pick this up. I have to say I personally don’t like big box sets that mix the blu ray visual & 5.1 with CDs. Customers should have the option of buying a CD set or Blu Ray 5.1 separately.

    Expensive times for Pink Floyd fans . I have only just picked up the early vinyl albums (my 2nd original copies were not that pristine) & look forward to picking up a good clean copy of Animals/Meddle.

    Wow there is a lot on the horizon . Sex Pistols live 76, David Bowie box set , Led Zep BBC, Floyd stuff & the rumour of Rolling Stones in Mono box set. I wouldn’t be surprised the Who gets overhauled again. If I knew none of this stuff would be deleted in the space of two years then I would chill & buy slowly.

    I sometimes get on the simultaneous purchasing Vinyl & Cd (I love both formats) trip but I need to exert more self discipline!!!

    I will buy the 2 disc set.

    • Steve A says:

      Quick question: What do you do with a CD in 2016? Seriously, where does it go? My computer doesn’t even have a CD drive anymore. Have any of you actually seen or bought a new CD player in the last 5 years? This is weird. LP’s would have made more sense.

      • Paul Sinclair says:

        Er, I still play and buy CDs all the time, as I do most here, I suspect!

        • MiG says:

          Absolutely. Still buying about 30 CDs a month, and only last week I bought a new amp and CD deck. Those metal disks are far from dead. When I was young, I was amazed and delighted when a neighbour gave me a whole vinyl case full of battered LPs — this was treasure. True treasure. Some of those old records are still in my favourites list. I see CDs as an investment that I can pass on to my son when he starts to get curious about music. Wish I’d had a dad like me. :-) You can’t pass on audio files. They’re worthless from the moment you buy them. And LPs, today, are a risk since you can’t guarantee how long the fad will last. As long as 3D movies? Bit of waste once nobody manufactures 3D TVs any more. How long are manufacturers going to make stylus needles for your model of turntable? But CD players aren’t going away for at least the next 20 years. Absolutely the thing to invest in if you love music, I’d say.

      • Fatoldbloke says:

        Bizarre question

        Buy a USB external CD Rom Drive and your problem is solved.

  161. Julian H says:

    I was very excited when I first read this. But each time I go through the tracklisting and look at the pictures, my initial excitement keeps evaporating.

    The price is acceptable when you look at how much the Immersion boxes cost. But really, as others have mentioned… did it need to be so… high?

    I mean, I thought we were through all that cr*p about replica singles and the like with The Division Bell. I feel the vinyl and mass of memorabilia just makes the set more bloated. PF didn’t release that many singles to begin with – why couldn’t they just settle on a separate singles box set like The Who did, and keep all that vinyl out of the CD sets? Makes no sense at all. As David said above, it’s the music that matters in the end, and while many will buy this no matter what price (unlike the similarly expensive, but by comparison even more underwhelming Roger Waters The Wall live set), I can see the price being prohibitive for many fans as well, particularly in less wealthy countries…

    Then there’s the Immersion-flashback of DVD/Blu-Ray duplication. Maybe there’s something I’m missing but unless we’re dealing with 5.1 or hi-res stereo, what is the benefit of having video material this old on Blu-Ray? From what I see, seven of the Blu-Rays are pretty much superfluous. Also, the TDB boxed set did NOT include a DVD (though a DVD with the 5.1 was sold separately). The argument of pandering to the anachronists didn’t seem to apply there…

    Besides, the “highlights” CD is a mess. There are almost 40 (!!!) minutes of unused space on the 2CD set and what is there really doesn’t appeal much. The single tracks Arnold Layne, See Emily Play, Paintbox & Careful with that Axe, Eugene are readily available on Relics, and new remixes of Matilda Mother, Jugband Blues, Childhoods End, Free Four and Stay or a 22 second radio ad are also not of very high interest compared to the stuff that’s included on the big set. In the end, max. 17 of the included tracks are somewhat interesting. Aimed at the casual fan? Badly thought out I think – here’s the indication:

    Parts 1 and 2 of the 1974 Wembley concert were NOT locked into big box sets, they could be had for little money in the 2CD editions of DSOTM and WYWH. Based on that logic, surely the missing part (Echoes) should be available in a similarly priced set. The 2CD highlights excerpt would have been ideal for including it. Boggles the mind why exactly that track has to be confined to the exclusive bonus disc. Only two tracks from the exclusive bonus disc aren’t really exclusive because they appear on the highlights set – Flaming (BBC Session) and the Ummagumma Radio Ad.

    What makes matters worse is that people have already pointed out there might be more individual reissues – and it makes sense since the Piper 40th anniversary set has gotten rare and the mono mix of Saucerful has never seen the light of CD. And why assemble 5.1 mixes if they don’t get released here….let’s hope they’ll come out on smart CD/BD packages in the end.

    Le sigh.

    • John says:

      Totally agree with everything you said Julian regarding bloating the box with vinyl and memorabilia, the DVD/Bluray duplication based on the content, the missing 5.1 mixes and the Division Bell logic. Wembley ’74 Echoes should be on the highlights but as it doesn’t really fit the box time frame I think they left it off there and instead slung it in the bonus set as it was apparently left over from an aborted Meddle Immersion and they wanted to make it available somewhere.

      I too have found my initial exuberance diminished when weighing up cost v content after examining the track listing more thoroughly. My main interest is the AHM material especially and the quad mixes.

      I would have preferred individual sets for each album mirroring the King Crimson 40th anniversary releases, which are fantastic, to include main album, related bonus material and 5.1 mix where that was possible. They could have then released a separate video anthology on Bluray and /or DVD. Spread it out, make it affordable and forget the memorabilia and this obsession with replica vinyl.

  162. antonjo67 says:

    Julian, some good points.

    Including Arnold Layne, Emily, Paint Box, & Jug Band Blues on the 2-CD set instead of Lucy Leave, Vegetable Man, Scream Thy Last, & Seabirds is a bummer. I’m buying the big shebang regardless, but these so-long-lost songs should be available — and showcased — to the wider world. The Wembley Echoes would indeed have made good sense, too.

    Glad they included live Embryo, though. And Stay’s an inspired choice from Obscured.

    I keep wondering if the Committee tracks are from the masters or not…the fact that they’re relegated to the bonus disc, and the whole soundtrack isn’t included (a la John Latham) makes me fear they’re just the film audio made as good as possible.

  163. Jonah Hill says:

    Let’s get serious and start demanding an Animals SDE. Basically the only PF album I listened to psychotically in the 70’s. Ha Ha Charade You Are!

  164. Cesar says:

    Hello Paul,

    I guess the answer is no but, did you get any luck in finding out what happened to OCB and Meddle 5.1s?

    Thanks!!!

  165. Drawde says:

    The sad thing is that about a week after it has been released all the CDs will be free online from someplace. I love sets like this, but that price is just too expensive.

  166. Keeley says:

    Chuffed that after all this time, FINALLY a proper boxed set documenting the treasure trove of the early years is surfacing! However, now to nibble a few quibbles…where’s the studio version of ‘Reaction In G’ (confirmed to have been recorded at EMI studios on Sept 4th-5th 1967)? Where’s ‘Intremental’ (from the De Lane Lea sessions in ’67)? and what about the excellent unreleased song ‘One In a Million’ from the Star Club in Copenhagen in Sept ’67? (the best live version of ‘Reaction In G’ also dates from that gig).

    A few people above complained about the original studio LPs not being included in the box but as no one above has mentioned, the ‘Shine On’ box from 1993 already compiled many of them into one box, and surely every serious Floyd fan would already own at least one edition of all the studio LPs anyway. For that reason I would have preferred this box (and the 2-CD of “highlights”) to include only previously-unreleased material (‘Arnold Layne’ and ‘See Emily Play’ are both on ‘Relics’ and ‘1967:The First Three Singles’ and the ‘Shine On’ bonus disc ‘The Early Singles’ for instance). Furthermore, there’s plenty of space (30min in some cases!) on several of the CDs in the new boxed set for the remainder of the unreleased stuff, such as the whole Copenhagen gig from ’67 for example.

    Overall though, a fabulous package – just a few marbles short of magnificent.

  167. Julian H says:

    Clarification: By saying “even more underwhelming” I meant that Roger’s Wall set looked underwhelming from Day One but compared with how much material is included here, looks even more underwhelming. This set isn’t underwhelming, but I just wonder whether this was really the best way to do it.

  168. tyrone tudor says:

    Spread out a bit? Milked?

    The 65′ – 67′ DVD/Blu ray discs have a runtime of 57 minutes –

    The bonus DVD/Bluray runtime is 221 minutes

    Could have used less discs and volumes I reckon. 4 volume would have been better and cheaper. With the same material.

  169. Seth Hollander says:

    Next year is Piper’s 50th anniversary. I am sure that the “individual release” of 1965-67 CAMBRIDGE ST/ATION will be packaged with the stereo and mono Pipers and a giant book, etc to make the Super Deluxe Edition. And the others will follow suit (Saucerful Super Deluxe, More Super Deluxe, Atom SD, Meddle SD, Obscured SD)…
    Maybe $150 each? If I’m right, this $700 box could work out to be an “early bird” bargain deal when the 2017 dust has settled….

    • Seth Hollander says:

      And,
      If they could make an Obscured “2016 Remix”, they must have the multi-track master tapes. So the Obscured Super Deluxe could include Obscured 2017 5.1 Remix on DVD/BR!
      If each Super Deluxe includes desireable “new” material, this Superbox could be largely redundant….

  170. Mark Turrell says:

    as a close friend of somebody who works in the re-issue business in the USA, you have to wonder reading some of these comments why they even bother.
    This is about as good as it gets for a major label artist reissue.
    with the odd grumbling omission it’s colossal in scope, with video as well as audio all from disparate sources it’s a lot to pull together.
    i am lucky enough to have seen the master umatic vid of the KQED broadcast through a friend here. and can’t wait to finally own it officially.
    one thing i do think is that since there is no mono version of ASOS i’m sure we’ll get that separately.

  171. Completist says:

    I am a Pink Floyd completist but the thing about completism is you have to know when to quit. I already have a day and a half of Pink Floyd on my Ipod. In all honesty I think I have all I need and will ever listen to.

    I got to a point with Springsteen completism where I started to think ‘What am I doing? I’m not even listening to half this stuff’. I have 1152 Bowie tracks in my itunes library. How much more do I *really* need?

    Some of the stuff on this release intrigues me but at the price Amazon want I could only really engage via illegal torrenting were it ever to appear somewhere on the internet. If tracks are only appearing on £380 box sets perhaps the time has come to draw a line under the completism?

  172. MiG says:

    I may actually be your typical PF completist. I mean, how many times do you have to buy Glenn Povey’s book? (Out again this year, and better than ever.) Every time, as us fans will tell you. We already have most (but not all) of what’s in this box, and a vast amount more besides. And look at this thing — massively overpriced, the design is terrible, even the names of the individual modules are poor. Bad decisions every step along the way. Much of the material was sourced through the bootleg community, which tells you a little about a) how much PF have of this material and b) how undervalued the bootleg community is. We are taking on faith the idea that PF have “cleaned up” the material we already have, and are now selling it back to us as premium product. But really, the longer I’ve lived with the prospect of this box, the less appealing it’s become, and I’ve already vacillated over the Amazon pre-order. (Currently: not bothering. Wait for it to come down in price through resellers, as it is bound to do. Or hold out for the individual modules next year.) This is too much, and simultaneously too little. I think it was simply badly thought through, and should have been released as a series of Immersion-style boxes.

    I doubt this is the last word on Pink Floyd pre-DSOTM. I expect to get individual releases later on, for example of the complete BBC sessions, and of the Meddle 5.1. I think the clever money is to pass on this, and wait for something more nuanced later. This is a mess, and now the initial enthusiasm has worn off, I’m not impressed by the bulk. In the cold light of day, this isn’t nearly as good as it should be to justify being more than a vanity purchase. And my coffee table sure doesn’t need anything that ugly.

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