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Pink Floyd’s 1995 live album Pulse to be reissued as a deluxe 4LP vinyl box set

Remastered • four-LP box set • UK, DE and IT pre-orders now available

Pink Floyd‘s 1995 live album Pulse will be reissued as a lavish four-LP box set in May.


The live album was compiled by James Guthrie, using various performances from the band’s 1994 Division Bell tour and features David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Richard Wright. It famously includes The Dark Side of the Moon performed live in full.


Pulse deluxe 4LP vinyl box – click image to enlarge

This new set includes four records pressed on 180g vinyl, each with different inner sleeves (and outer) sleeves. The package includes a 52-page hardback photo book, with everything slotting into a thick card outer slipcase.

The audio has been remastered from the original tapes by James Guthrie, Joel Plante and Bernie Grundman. Aubrey Powell (of Hipgnosis) has recreated the artwork with Peter Curzon, who worked on the original design with Storm Thorgerson.

Pulse will be reissued on 18 May 2018.

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Pulse [VINYL]

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Amazon uk 6LP coloured vinyl box 108.49
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Amazon usa 6LP coloured vinyl box 80.19
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Amazon it 6LP coloured vinyl box 104.99
Amazon es 6LP coloured vinyl box 107.96
Amazon ca 6LP coloured vinyl box 112.99
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LP1 Side One                                                    

  • Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts 1-5, 7)
  • Astronomy Domine
  • What Do You Want From Me

LP1 Side Two

  • Learning To Fly
  • Keep Talking
  • Coming Back To Life

LP2 Side One                                                   

  • Hey You
  • A Great Day For Freedom
  • Sorrow

LP2 Side Two

  • High Hopes
  • Another Brick In The Wall (Part Two)
  • One of These Days

LP3 Side One                                                   

The Dark Side Of The Moon                                            

  • Speak To Me
  • Breathe (In The Air)
  • On The Run
  • Time

LP3 Side Two

  • The Great Gig In The Sky
  • Money

LP4 Side One                                                   

  • Us And Them
  • Any Colour You Like
  • Brain Damage
  • Eclipse

LP4 Side Two

Encores

  • Wish You Were Here
  • Comfortably Numb
  • Run Like Hell

119 responses to Pink Floyd’s 1995 live album Pulse to be reissued as a deluxe 4LP vinyl box set

  1. Tony says:

    Ordered this from Amazon Canada and when UPS delivered it they wanted a fee of £27 to let me have it.
    I contacted Amazon and they assured me that this fee was not correct but nonetheless UPS would not let me have it unless I paid the extra fee.
    I have since cancelled the order and had my money refunded as it would have worked out more expensive than buying it here in the UK.
    I will not be buying from them again!

  2. Carl says:

    I wish they had put Take It Back on here like they did on the DVD. My favorite song from Division Bell.

  3. Mihael says:

    No voucher for wav or flac files ? Is It a joke ?

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  5. KB says:

    Probably already been asked but the USA price is very good and includes free shipping on Amazon to the UK, BUT will this incur any additional taxes upon arrival?

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      Buying this item from Amazon.com with standard shipping to UK costs $110 or £78. Nothing extra to pay on top of that (it includes import fees deposit).

      • Adam Pajda says:

        Why is it $110 or £78 ? What does it depend on?

      • Adam Pajda says:

        I ordered it from Amazon.com to Poland. How much will I be charged? Can you tell me?

        • Paul Sinclair says:

          Why don’t you just go into Amazon.com and add it to your basket and look at the charges? That’s what I do. There’s no magic to it, you just work through the check-out process and see what the final charges are. THAT is what you will pay.

          • Urs says:

            Paul, maybe you should create an FAQ section on your site with questions like: “I wanna order from amazon.com to [country X], how much will this cost me?”
            ;-) ;-) ;-)

  6. Paul Wren says:

    It’s £600 to £700 for an original 1990’s mint condition 4 x LP box set, so this reissue is welcome news indeed. I suspect that in twelve months time we will be able to buy the reissue for a lot less than it is being offered at present.

  7. Choba b CCCP says:

    I certainly remember this release, but all I could afford back in 1995 was that 4LPs box set with a hardcover book, but not the CD with famous blinking red light. And now they reissue my vinyl version again, oh my lord! Where’s the red light?

    OK, I’m joking))) Happy to own the original box set and certainly going to purchase the new reissue, ’cause the more Floyd the better!

    • Paul Wren says:

      You lucky man – £600+ is the asking pric for mint condition copies of the original box set.

  8. Steven says:

    The price comparison seems to be a bit behind its £128 now. That is getting seriously steep.

  9. Phil Salter says:

    I’ve just got the light flashing again on my cd box after 20 years!!

    • Noel says:

      Coincidentally, so did I but i had to send it to a chap here in Singapore who stripped the rust, changed the bulb and made a new black cardboard inner housing for SGD100. I was over the moon. It never fails to get curious looks from friends who first thought it was a security alarm :). I wish they release the same again. Cheers, Noel.

    • Andy Haines says:

      Finally got mine working again. It was a pig to get the unit out of the UK edition as it’s glued in! Finally, as carefully as possible eased the card out of the way and removed the circuit board, took out the dead AA battery, cleaned off a little rust, popped in a new battery and hey presto! Nothing! Then I remembered some people saying it worked if you put the battery in the wrong way round & hey presto! It’s now blinking away as the day I bought it and yes my wife thinks I’m nuts!

  10. Egory says:

    Another brick on the shelf, for those who do not have it … as a chance.

  11. Dean Taylor says:

    I think Gary has floated off to the great gig in the sky..
    Played my original vinyl this morning.. something I haven’t done in a very long time.. l play the second reissue cd from time to time .. all I can say is when you get your hands on this your in for a real treat.. have totally rediscovered this album on vinyl and its high time for a cd remaster and like others would love to see a full blown immersion set complete with my beloved scarf and marbles(I love em).

  12. David M says:

    I have this on CD and I generally welcome top quality vinyl releases, but for long live albums I find CD a better format for listening. 80 minutes without having to get up to change sides every 15-20 minutes. Works much better.

  13. KB says:

    Is this one likely to drop in price do you think? The Sgt Pepper Boxset did and also that enormous Floyd Early Years set I actually picked up eventually for £226 which was nearly HALF the original price when it first came out. I’m presuming they’ll be pressing quite a few of these….

    • Vishal says:

      It’s currently down to $84.97 on Amazon US.

      • KB says:

        Yes good price, will this incur any extra costs with tax etc once it arrives, I can’t seem to find anything on Amazon about this…I know it does if ordered from Canada…

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  15. Gary says:

    I’m not a ‘real’ Floyd fan but I am old enough and seen them a few times over the years. However, I don’t think anyone should be allowed to purchase this unless you can prove you were there or are over 65 (whichever came sooner). This set will only be of interest if it has an accompanying book of pictures showing a mirrorball with lasers shining on it. I also enjoy playing with car indicators because I like little lights that flash.

    • Michael says:

      What are you on about Gary?

      • Chris Squires says:

        I think “Gary” was jokingly referencing a post from “Tim Abbott” waaaay below (March 22nd) who was saying he was “disgusted” this was getting a release and what a “Slap in the Face” it was for real fans who bought it first time around.

        The post got quite a bit of flak and Gary’s riposte (above) has been slightly separated from the herd.

    • Gorecki says:

      I feel the same about Shakespeare! ;)

  16. Steven says:

    How much is the tax for Canada for even allowing for the postage it was working out at £67 to the UK as I was considering getting it and it isnt showing any extra tax when you get to the checkout or is it not charged until the item ships? I’m quite happy to wait a couple of months if it means I’m getting it cheaper but if after the tax it’s likely to cost as much or more than getting it via the UK then I’ll wait and get it there.

  17. Gavin says:

    £88 is really pushing it for a 4 lp set
    Zeppelin also taking the mick with how the West vinyl
    Can’t justify when already own the cds for 20 year old love albums

  18. David Carter says:

    If I order from Amazon.CA am I likely to get lumped with additional charges

    • Louise says:

      Yes, duty/VAT and shipping.

    • Nick says:

      Yes you will get lumped with additional charges although…..

      I had a Frank Zappa Halloween Box Set come from Canada, it arrived and I paid No Extra Charges… it was Deluvered by DHL….

      So I ordered another…. again it arrived with DHL…. No Extra Charges…. So I ordered another ….. with no extra Charges…. all Delivered by DHL…..

      I had a Invoice come from DHL 6/7 weeks later asking to pay £70.00 Import Charges And Handling fees etc etc….

      I flatly refuse to pay, as DHL Had failed To followed there own procedures, and I had been given no notice that I had to pay any import taxes when I received the initial and subsequent packages … I only received an invoice from DHL 5/6 weeks later out of the blue….

      I wrote to them twice stating this back in December and January and I’ve not heard a thing since since.. they can whistle for it!

  19. Nick says:

    This time, with rechargeable battery

  20. Joachim says:

    I have just tried Amazon CANADA due to the unbeatable price(in comparison to others),but delivery was said to be mid JULY(!!),which is a full two months after release!
    I cancelled my order immediately!

  21. Nuno Bento says:

    Rats! That Canadian price is not showing here.

  22. John Mullen says:

    Would ordering from amazon.ca incur extra tax on top of the shipping costs?

  23. Strve Gilmour says:

    5.1 is dead. Vinyl is the only format worth your time and money imho

  24. Paul says:

    I have the original of this, barely played, and it is beautiful. I think I only ever played the CD version.

    I think the tape version had extra stuff on it? Perhaps it had Take It Back but it certainly had a load of the pre show “atmosphere” noise on one side.

    Anyone remember?

  25. Andy says:

    Hi,

    Good price from Canada. Can anyone confirm if their are additional costs, taxes etc., when ordering for delivery to UK?

    Cheers
    Andy

  26. Remon says:

    I will stick to the DVD

  27. Dean says:

    This’ll look great on the shelf next to my copy of The Wall in 5.1 on Blu-Ray.

  28. Paul W says:

    Ok im lost ,why vinyl
    I may have it,someone needs money

  29. J says:

    ahh…,where are the marbles?

  30. Mikkel Frank says:

    Looks nice – and hopefully a deluxe (Immersion) version of P.U.L.S.E. (blu-ray, full concert, extras, blu-ray audio (96/24) + remastered cd) is on it’s way. That would be SO nice!

  31. Lee says:

    And by the way, One Of These Days was omitted from the original CD release but was included on the original vinyl – the same applies here. And I can vouch for the fact that this live version is absolutely superb.

  32. Lee says:

    I was lucky enough to purchase the original vinyl release in 1995. The recording and pressing was superb back then, let’s hope they don’t mess with it too much this time (sometimes remastering is simply not required, replication in this case would have been enough, considering the rarity of the original vinyl and quality of the original recording. But I guess they did a good job with The Division Bell so let’s give Guthrie the benefit of the doubt at this stage). The original did not have the pulsing red light on the spine, unlike the original CD versions, so I doubt whether the reissue will either. I seem to remember that my original cost something in the region of £45 back then, so the price point of sub £100 (factoring in inflation etc.) sounds pretty good. But ….. how will it sound, that’s the question? I have no need for this anyway and am happy to stick with my original forevermore, but I’ll be keeping an ear out for reviews.

  33. Musicmacca says:

    Not sure why people want live albums in 5.1
    All you get is the audience in the Rear channels normally
    What we really need is The Wall in 5.1
    Maybe next year – 40th anniversary
    Remember Roger Waters being interviewed on the Friday Night Rock Show in 1979 like it was yesterday !

  34. Charlie Waffles says:

    Come on, Gilmour! I want the cd remastered for Pulse. I play Delicate Sound of Thunder once a week that is newly remastered. It is sweet! Talk to him, Mason.

    • Michael says:

      Delicate Sound of Thunder was never remastered, Charlie Waffles. It is the same cd master as 1988. It sounds good, though. As for the new DSOT vinyl, it sounds more hollow to me. I dunno. They both are fine, but the cd is not remastered.

  35. Benjamin Adams says:

    But where’s the vinyl reissue of Relics?

  36. Peter Andwrson says:

    Check out YouTube for detailed description of how to replace the battery in both the North American and European versions ( slightly different technique required)

  37. spaceboy says:

    I honestly can’t figure out what everyone’s fascination is with vinyl so I’ll move on to the big question… will there be a Blu-ray???

    • Mikkel Frank says:

      Hear! Hear! Please, please, please – a blu-ray (deluxe) version (+ blu-ray audio) of P.U.L.S.E. with full concert, extras and all. That would be SO nice (o; And a remastered cd version of the ‘album’.

    • granata says:

      Because it can (and sometimes does) sound better than CDs, files and streaming. Grooves in plastic are preferable to ones and zeros for some folks too.

    • Steven says:

      Far better sound

    • Alan says:

      For many it’s also the physical act of playing an LP. When i play an album i sit and actually listen to it, read the notes, admire the artwork and so on. When i listen to the radio or throw a cd on i find myself wandering off to do other things. And that way of listening is excellent for some things (gardening or decorating for example) but it’s not how i like to experience an album.

      And I’m loaded so being able to throw money at vinyl is excusable. I don’t have a beard or wear skinny jeans. Although most of my jeans now look skinny but that’s because i drink too much and eat crap.

  38. Steve Parrott says:

    Had hopes this would be reissued. The eBay £300 + was tempting for the original. I just hope that the pressing is good. Recent DSOTM was awful IMO.

  39. daz says:

    ahh i remember workin in HMV when this was released and staring a shellf full of blinking lights in the storeroom

  40. james Beresford-wylie says:

    I would be happier with high res 5.1 than vinyl. But I’ll probably get it as it as I have the other boxes . Waiting patiently for the next BIG box set, wasn’t much interested in the early stuff one

  41. Todd R. says:

    Cool, I can put it next to the sde of Division Bell, that i still can’t afford….:(

    • Tryone says:

      Todd. The SDE of Division Bell is beautiful. Absolute quality.
      I was lucky enough to have it as a gift. Its magnificent.

  42. Dean Taylor says:

    Hmv have this up for £99.. if Amazon better that then get your orders in .. it will only go up as time goes on .

  43. Rob says:

    Looking forward to this, was hoping this would be reissued on vinyl. Got the Echoes box, hope this is just as good.

  44. Dan T. says:

    I’m not sure the original master needed redoing. I like its sound.

    I adored the blinking light thing they did with the CDs.

    I would love to see Delicate Sound of Thunder get more love. I think it sounds better. Dave’s guitar playing and singing to my ears is tighter. I wish EMI or whoever would have given Pulse and Delicate Sound of Thunder the full “Immersion Box” treatment.

    Also, no scarfs or marbles = no sale… ;-)

  45. Derek says:

    It seems like a pretty straight reissue of the original vinyl edition but with remastered audio. Why do people get upset about these things?

  46. KB says:

    Brilliant, been waiting for this! Original copies are very over priced at the moment. It is a shame the original boxset had various shows compiled together and apparently a few guitar parts flown in as it were but these re issues are indeed just that, re issues of the original albums. No doubt in the future Floyd will release more rare live audio and also The Wall Live 1980/81 ‘Is There Anybody Out There’ would be great as a vinyl release, incredible sounding live album that one.

  47. John says:

    I have fortunately enjoyed this album quite a bit, from the day I bought the first issue on UK vinyl. “Live” albums are actually very rarely just that – one night’s live recording put straight to vinyl with no studio ‘touchups.’ Cynical views aside, you could say the band cares enough to work on giving you the best ‘performance’ possible with a ‘live’ feel. Many examples of success can be found – for example, Tony Visconti produced Thin Lizzy’s ‘Live and Dangerous’ and said it was mainly a studio album and knowing that fans still enjoy it. For those who choose to, enjoy this album too!

  48. Darren says:

    Got the CD for a quid from a charity shop the other week. That’ll do me unless a great deal occurs!

  49. Big Nige says:

    70 quid? Pass.

  50. Dean Taylor says:

    Why a slap in the face ? … I have the original but an glad to see this . I don’t intend to buy this one but a good deal may change my mind .

  51. Reed says:

    Echoing earlier sentiments, sad to see “Take it Back” and other selections from the tour that made the DVD but not the CD weren’t included here. A missed opportunity for the Floyd.

  52. Jim Breeds says:

    Meanwhile I still need to replace the battery for the pulsing light in my CD version.

    • Neville Godwin says:

      Can you do that without destroying the box?

      • Howie says:

        Yes, get something really sharp and gently cut along the card inside the box on the side nearest the back of the box. You have to pull open the box a bit but it doesn’t damage it. Once done the cardboard is hinged so it will open and close. The light unit is not attached to the box so will come out. It’s an AA battery. I would advise everyone to do this as the battery in mine had corroded and left a stain on the inside of the box. If you look closely on the spine where the lightning goes into the circle you may see the corrosion.

    • Mark stuart says:

      Can it be replaced?

  53. Greg says:

    Daniel, CD or even better, Blu-ray would be very welcome but vinyl is much more profitable.

    Kevin, It does not indicate if they will duplicate the red LED and battery in this set but thankfully it does not appear if they will include marbles.

  54. JasonC says:

    Not sure why this is “a slap in the face” – it’s nice to see this out again. The last release from the active Pink Floyd. Considering that original vinyl copies from 1995 now go for about €300, this is a bargain!

  55. Jean Christophe DERRIEN says:

    Too bad the ambient Soundscape is still not available on CD or vinyl, only on cassette.

    • Simon Eames says:

      Should have made a bonus 7″ of that

    • xave says:

      Actually, the soundscape was available on the audio cassette version of PULSE. But not having it as a 5.1 version somewhere on the DVD is a sad loss of an opportunity.

  56. Art says:

    Needs to be in 5.1.

  57. Mark Turrell says:

    I bought it first time around.

    Of note is the fact that not only are the performances from different nights, but parts of songs are ‘flown in’ from different shows as well. EG a song might be all from one night apart from the solo which came from another night. Another thing that annoyed fans back in the day.

    it’s not really a live album ….

    • Steve says:

      I honestly don’t understand this “it must be straight from the soundboard or it’s no good” thinking.

      When I’m at a show, I’m immersed in the energy and excitement. I’m not going to notice minor (or major, let’s be honest) performance issues. But when I’m at home, listening to a “live” album over and over, I will notice those defects. I’d rather have a release that gives me more of the feel of a great live show, rather than being a sterile documentary of one night.

      Do wish this new release included the blinker! :)

  58. ADRAPER says:

    Would also have been great to have the “ambient” track from the cassette version that was used on the tour.

  59. Wayne says:

    No light? No purchase.

  60. Chris says:

    Sold this a few years back in the hope it would be reissued. Happy days.

  61. Gavin Hallesy says:

    Ooooh can’t wait for this! I’d still rather have the original pressing than this, but the price for a rubbish orignal copy is totally crackers so will happily have this instead. When it came out originally I just bought the cds (light is long dead now) and it has always been a big regret. Much like not going to the Docklands gig but that’s another story.

  62. Daniel Pitterman says:

    Would be nice to have a CD reissue with this book and including the other tracks played on this tour that didn’t make it to the original release.

  63. Tim Abbott says:

    What a slap in the face for the real fans who were dedicated enough to buy this back in 1995.

    • Danilo Melo says:

      I was 8 years old, maybe I wasn’t dedicated and real fan enough? It’s always good when out of print records gets reissued, unless you’re planning to sell your original.

    • Roger Mason says:

      umm hello, elitist much? some of us fans weren’t even born then.

    • Ben Williams says:

      I’m a real fan but I was 3 years old in 1995 so these reissues are great for the likes of me.

    • Ray says:

      How so? I still have my CD in the box with the flashing red light. It’s only had five batteries in the 22+ years I’ve owned. I’m ready to own this on vinyl.

      • Francois says:

        that’s interesting. How did you manage to change the battery without destroying the box? I have tried a couple of times, but gave up when it became obvious the box would not survive if I went on.

        • Stefan Roberts says:

          The North American version of ‘Pulse’ had the LED, battery, and circuitry all mounted on thick cardstock that could be pulled out of the slipcase. Just had to pull out the CD booklet, then (gingerly) extract the black card from the back of the package. On my copy, the black card isn’t glued in, it’s simply held in place by friction. I seem to recall that European versions of ‘Pulse’ were much more difficult to ‘hack’. Over two decades later, I’m on about my third AA alkaline battery, so the LED is certainly efficient :-)

    • Koen says:

      didn’t have the money in 1995 so I’m a happy dude now!

    • Allen Rendel says:

      how so?

    • pjm says:

      A bit of a bonus for fans who weren’t born in 1995.

    • Chris says:

      Not really. Not much people wanted the lp in 1995. Most were happy with the CD. The high price of the original because the demand is higher nowadays, is no reason to not re-issue it now. And the original will still be expensive. No reason for original owners to complain.

    • Carl Homes says:

      Can you define “Real fan” for me please?. I’m lost.
      Really pleased with this release although i’ll probably only bite it it hits the £50 mark.

    • Michael says:

      Yeah, bands should never reissue their catalog. Only people born at a right time should get to gloat about their “rare items,” Tim. Sorry I only bought the cassette when I was 15.

  64. KevinS says:

    Will it have a pulsing red light on the spine of the box

  65. cmi says:

    Just GREAT!!!

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