Deal alert / Pink Floyd: The Early Years 1965-1972 / 27-disc box set


UPDATE:  After looking like the low prices were a thing of the past, Amazon UK is back with a sub-£300 price-tag for the Pink Floyd The Early Years 1965-1972 box set…

This gargantuan 27-disc collection is ‘just’ £294. Should you have issues with blu-rays they can still be replaced.


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The Early Years 1965-1972 27-disc box



138 responses to Deal alert / Pink Floyd: The Early Years 1965-1972 / 27-disc box set

  1. Gavin says:

    As laid up with a dodgy back I’ve loaded all the audio discs into my Sony mega 300 CD player and working thru from the start to end – what’s been lost here is the music is stunning in places – the BBC sessions shine – the gigs have serious power – and due to my pain killers feeling extra enhanced

  2. Johnesy says:

    The discount-price over at AmazonUK is over and now it’s back to the usual price of £329.61
    So I think it’s better to wait or get the individual releases then…

  3. Johnesy says:

    Hey, alert for you SDE-readers as the price seems to be going down a bit at the moment.
    Not sure what’s happening, but it’s definitely happening again over at AmazonUK.
    It’s currently priced at £286.83, I wonder how low will it go.

    I was almost going to buy or order the individual sets, but maybe I shall wait and see how the price goes around.

  4. Guy says:

    Based on the previous ‘bottom price’ of £218, anything sub £240 to £218 could be realistic again at some point in the future. The previous was late feb/early march, so not that long ago.

  5. John Moore says:

    I gave up on this and decided to pick the new Japanese vinyl LPs with all the extras- beautiful product and you cannot beat the originals! be sure to add these to your collection but there are and will not be any discounts on them!


    I’m more worried about how the poor sales/complaints will affect the second box – will it still keep to format and the originl £400 ticket? Reading the comments on this site makes me think that the people that will want it may decide to play the waiting game en masse this time around and not preorder at all until it hits 50% discount.
    I’d be very interested in hearing from both the casual PF buyers who want the not inconsiderable quality content and the die-hard PF fans who want everything and are now disappointed that the RSD 12″ wasn’t in the first box and really should have been.
    My original opinion: I was perfectly happy with the box at the original price – it’s the dramatic discounts I felt cheated by – so, over to you SDE readers – i’m rather looking forward to plenty of dramatically different replies that seem to be at the heart of Paul’s labor of love…

  7. Johnny says:

    I’m hoping this is temporary until after the individual box sets have been on sale a few weeks. No reason they won’t drop to £20, which should justify another drop on the complete set. I’d quite like the vinyl singles only available in the complete set, so fingers crossed for something in the £120-160 region…

  8. Philip Cohen says:

    And Now, on, only third party sellers are offering “The Early Years”, with the lowest price being £436.

    The question is whether will ever offer “The Early Years” again, or whether it has already been deleted. Admittedly, the sound quality on the 11th CD(the 1967 BBC sessions CD that is not offered outside of the boxed set) has very poor sound quality; often worse than what had already been offered by bootleggers.

  9. Gavin says:

    Having preordered at full £385 price and had to order replacement discs and then seen prices tumble to £225 – took the shine off this set for me – so had a little grumble to Amazon as a loyal longstanding customer who spends far too much etc – and they were amazing – had to order a new set at £225 – they then arranged for collection for free of old set and have refunded the full preorder price of £385 in full on receipt – whopping £160 saved (or free to spend on something else) – obviously made sure I kept the replaced discs as happy with my original set and sent back the new one unopened – Amazon uk amazing again ( I preordered in July and moaned in February!)
    Worth a go to anyone else equally miffed

    • Nick Jackson says:

      Glad they sorted it for you Gavin. The price has shot back up to £299 now. Yesterday it was £397! Bizarre price fluctuations!

  10. Paul Thomson says:

    Yup, seems to be steadily rising again. Wonder if they kept a couple for a lightning deal :-)

    Should also say that the Endless River DVD package is only £4.95 delivered with Prime on Amazon UK just now. A 5.1 set for a fiver is not bad at all even though I’m not a great fan of the post-Waters Floyd.

    • Nick Jackson says:

      Cheers Paul. Did you get early years box set?

      • Paul Thomson says:

        I did Nick. Unbelievably Amazon sent me two copies that had obviously been returns and had split boxes (the first also missing the extra DVD and both either without the outer cardboard strip or with a ripped one stuffed inside the box). Ony when I insisted on a NEW copy did I get sent one in the manafacturers cardboard box with all contents intact. Delighted in the box now but genuinely livid at Amazons sharp practice. How are you getting on with yours?

        • Paul Thomson says:

          Sorry, not extra DVD, extra CD (OBC 2016 mix).

          • Nick Jackson says:

            Well Paul, my box set is probably a return as the paper wrapper around the memorabilia must have been opened previously as the sticker was dislodged and stuck half way down the wrapper! The eclipse tour program was bent on the back page and now has a permanent crease down the back page!

  11. Peter says:

    It’s started to go back up .get it while you can

  12. richie says:

    9.55 Monday 27 February 2018: The price is dropping as I look, it`s now £219.21. Will it drop substantially from the current price or just pennies? I`m very, very tempted. Hmmm…..

    • Nick Jackson says:

      I’m extremely tempted too….not sure whether to hang fire to see if anymore reductions or bite the bullet at £218 before it shoots back up to £350 ish!!!!

  13. Paul Thomson says:

    Succumbed at £230 today but is now at £228. Keeping an eye in case I need to cancel and reorder if it drops some more as these copies are now from Amazon EU so assuming this is last of the overstock being sold off.

    • Nick Jackson says:

      Now it’s £226. Has dropped 6 times since last night. Sometimes by a few pence, then a few pounds. Bizarre price reductions

    • Paul Thomson says:

      Just re-ordered at £224…will check to see if the downward trend continues tomorrow morning.

      • Nick Jackson says:

        Very tempted to order it myself. Gutted I missed the £137 lightning deal in January

        • Paul Thomson says:

          Just cancelled/reordered again at £219. Wish they would just have set a price in the first instance rather than play brinksmanship with the, what I assume are, last overstock copies. I imagine they’re running stocks down ahead of the individual sets being released as those will probably bottom out at the £20-25 mark after initial sales pricing of around £40.

          Not completely sure about Paul’s editorial this week. Whilst I agree with the general jist of it, this jarred a little:

          “One of life’s contradictions is that if you’re someone who likes to get in early – and by that I mean you are loyal to a brand or in this case, a band – there’s a distinct possibility someone less passionate than you will stroll along later and casually pick up the same product for a better price or a better product for the same price.”

          The determining factor for me was not passion but pocket. Had I the means, I would have loved to get in early and have followed the price of this set since release in the hope the price would fall to something more reasonable. Even now I know I shouldn’t be spending such a large sum (to me) on it and am feeling distinctly doubtful as to my state of mind (I blame my passion for the band lol). I certainly haven’t just strolled along to casually pick up a copy.

  14. Nick Jackson says:

    £234 on amazon 25.02.17

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  16. william mckinley says:

    I’ll wait until it is under $100. I know people will laugh, but I got my U2 Super Deluxe Achtung Baby for under $50 brand new and Paul Mccartney Band on the Run Super deluxe set for under $20. I can wait and bide my time.

  17. Mitchell Yawitz says:

    Does anyone know whether currently shipping sets have corrected the problems reported for initial shipments? Any way to tell before ordering?

  18. Marc says:

    Amazon US has components at $42-$50 each right now. I plan on cherry picking the ones I want.

  19. John Hirst says:

    Does leave a bit of a bad taste in the mouth, but the content is superb.

  20. Erik says:

    I have preordered two of the individual sets but I’ll consider buying the big box if it drops to £150 or below. I’m in no rush and can set that happening in the next year or so.

  21. Kenneth says:

    Happy for whoever gets one at this price. But man, did they ever put the shoes to their hard-core fans who just had to have it on release day. I paid £300 shipped to USA which was low at the time. Hindsight is 20/20, I guess.

  22. ADRIAN BARRETT says:

    I’ll wait until it hits £100 : )

  23. Malcolm Jackson says:

    They are releasing the component sets as individual box sets at the end of March for around £30-£35 each so it actually works out cheaper!

  24. Nick says:

    Hope there is another amazon lightning deal at £137. I just missed it in January

  25. Peter Anderson says:

    Going down – Be patient. £150 is my trigger!

  26. william mckinley says:

    Needs to go waaaay down for me to consider to get it.

  27. John Moore says:

    Here we go again 270.00- will it hit 250.00- which is tempting but still high?

  28. Pete Anderson says:

    Yes maybe that was the ex-vat price but even so a great deal that I would have snapped up had I known about the alert so my question remains?

  29. Peter Anderson says:

    Sorry meant the £136 deal – even better!

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      Did it actually go that low though? I’m sure the price dipped to a low of around £155. Maybe for those outside the EU that meant a lower price without VAT.

  30. Pete Anderson says:

    Paul. Can you please explain how you get lightning alerts from Amazon. I am a UK prime member but do not get any emails alerting me to the shortlived deals such as the £154 price for the Floyd box set alluded to above. Any info much appreciated.

  31. David says:

    I’m waiting until this drops below £150 again…it doesn’t seem to be selling very well if they keep dropping the price on a weekly basis!

  32. Adey says:

    I’ve seen dfs sofa prices go up and down less than the price of this boxset! I take it that, just like dfs sofas, the reduced price can be considered the “real” price

  33. Kenneth Tilley says:

    I knew i should’ve waited, this is dropping quite rapidly

  34. PAUL BAKEWELL says:

    Equates to over a tenner/ disc which is a joke – A box set should be half that !

  35. deus62 says:

    I’m going to wait until they reissue it in thin cardboard sleeves in a flimsy cardboard box with no liner notes. For Euro 29,99. Euro 19.99 whenever there’s a sale on.
    Once bitten, twice shy … and all of that.

  36. brian says:

    got it for 249.17 GBP shipped to the US

  37. Ian says:

    The price fluctuations continue – back down to £299 on Amazon U.K.

  38. Rasputin says:

    Perhaps soon ordered this box set, Amazon will transfer the money to the customer’s plastic card in the amount of 400 pounds?

  39. Jürgen says:

    Ordered the box as yesterdays lightning
    deal from Amazon uk for 140 GBP /170 € including
    postage to Germany.
    Will the price even drop further ?

  40. Mike says:

    Lightning Deal on Amazon UK £136.07 – be quick!

  41. Geoff says:

    Lightning deal on Amazon UK – £137!!

  42. Mark B. Hanson says:

    Got my copy (ordered the 19th) today. Strangely, although I ordered from Amazon UK, it was shipped from Indianapolis in the U.S. Came with an extra disc (in a paper sleeve) on top of the box:

    Pink Floyd
    The Early Years
    PFREY6 — CD

    Obscured by Clouds
    2016 Remix

  43. Adam says:

    From the US, at near the bottom of the curve, the cost was £223.24. (I realize that would not have been the cost for someone in the UK, but there you go.) I wasn’t even considering buying it until it got under US$300, so when it actually got below that threshold, I felt like it was a chance worth taking.

    (One of the reasons I wanted to get it sooner rather than later was so that they would not have corrected the 1972 Blu-ray, possibly removing the hidden Meddle 5.1/2.0 2016 remix.)

    Anyways, £223 (US$285) for 25 hours of mostly previously unreleased material in a decently-designed package seems quite reasonable to me. Generally, opinion seems split between people who have owned the bootlegs for decades (and are unhappy with more than a few of the audio sources) and those like me who haven’t (and are thrilled to able to buy and hear all of this stuff officially in one place, and are pretty happy overall with the box). I’d be very surprised if I felt cheated, but I’m going to reserve judgement until I’ve digested it all.

  44. Floyd says:

    Now it’s back to it’s normal highness price again, £397.23.
    I think the price going down and up is really joke and Im glad I never bought this overpriced set, even if Im a fan and got the money for it ready, I decided to wait and see if the price could have come down to more reasonable range £200 or so. I rather get some other new good albums instead, maybe if one day this set will be on true discount with lower than £200 I might get it. If not, it’s not the end of the world really, I don’t need all the material anyways and paying such a high price for material that I would probably listen/watch only couple times it does not really seem to be fair priced. I rather collect real bootlegs for free, and some of them have better sources than used for the boxset.
    I feel bad for the people who thought that they got it with good price during the christmas days (some paid around £263-280), that’s still way too much money for this oversized and little in hurry made boxset with some little glitches and errors on discs.

    Others here, how do you feel about this set?
    Ever get the feeling you have been cheated? (with the voice of John Lydon)

  45. Rasputin says:

    Really, no one knew about discounts?

  46. andy says:

    Really pissed me off this.

  47. Arcweld says:

    Well I gave up after watching for two days I am in at £265. Surely they are not going lower than that? But I agree the drip effect has been hard to guess, but I see it’s on the up again.

  48. Craig says:

    Keeps getting cheaper.

    Are they still releasing them individually in 2017?? I have not yet heard anything to the contrary.

  49. Simon C says:

    I know right?! It’s worse than playing poker … This drip, drip of price decreasing …

  50. Geoff says:

    Currently £266:83.

    • Mike says:

      … £265.53 – I can’t remember this sort of price change (small incremental steps) over a period of weeks for any other boxset – And my wife has now offered to buy it! (she isn’t a fan).

      Decisions, decisions…

      • Adam says:

        Couldn’t balk at £265.53, but it turned into £267.89 in the cart. Bought it anyways. After removal of VAT and adding shipping, $288.53 to the US. Price now slowly going up, so it looks like I got it near the bottom of the curve this time. Under $300 seems quite reasonable for 25 hours of unreleased material in a nicely designed package.

  51. Paul W says:

    Just put my order in 405 australian delivered very happy

  52. PAUL BAKEWELL says:

    Now £275

  53. Rasputin says:

    Tomorrow, at the time of X, the price will fall to a value of £ 250.

  54. Dave Thornhill says:

    Not unhappy. That lowest U.K. Price is only 6 Euro less than I paid for my pre-order… and I’m quite happy with the set :-)

    Come to think of it, not it’s not- I got a 15% refund as well because the top of the box had a scratch in it from opening and resealing to put in the OBC disc, so still a way to go before it price matches what I paid.

  55. Paul W says:

    Could someone please tell me if these box sets from amazon , has the problem with faulty blue rays been fixed

    • Paul English says:

      In my experience, online retailers will continue selling faulty sets for ages after the mistake has been fixed.

  56. Patrice says:

    Amazon USA has it at 414$ US on 23-12-2016, it just keeps melting. Stocks are not moving and people are smart not rushing on this. It’s a waiting game, let see after xmas.

    • BritinDetroit says:

      Patrice – I noticed that too, Amazon USA dumped $60 off the price today. The pricing model to sales has all the buoyancy of a brick (I know) …..

  57. Bill Hammell says:

    Keep dropping please!

  58. Brendan Jacobson says:

    I would have liked it better if they were all cd’s.DVD’s or Blu ray’s just for video.I do not care for dvd-audio or Blu ray audio,but could make these available for standalone release’s only.That may have brought down the price down a bit too.

  59. Andy says:

    Always a gamble on when to purchase – some you win, some you lose. Difficult decisions when you know the product will likely only get one pressing…

  60. PAUL BAKEWELL says:

    Now £287 & still far too dear ! :-(

  61. John Ireland says:

    Bagged mine at £288 and am delighted. Anyone snagging it at £275 is getting a real bargain.

  62. RJSWinchester says:

    No surprise this. They know that die hard fans want to get their hands on this sort thing on the first day of release and most would have (begrudgingly) paid the initial asking price. I expect we’ve all done it with box sets at some time or other!

  63. andy says:

    Well this is the last box set I ever pre-order.

  64. ANDREW r says:

    Bugger bugger paid nearly full ticket as i thought it was limited and would sell out!
    Well it will at that price.Just goes to show very few real limited editions in reality .
    Thinking what that £100 saving could have bought me!?

  65. Anthony crotty says:

    It’s currently£275 on amazon uk

  66. Dean T says:

    Yes I was a bit miffed,I really thought they would be the bfi versions..but totally over it …can always pick those up (£9 each at the moment) sometime down the line…some great box sets at the end of the year …Bowie….Zeppelin …and this …trying to find time to listen.

  67. Dean T says:

    Seems to be no1 best seller at the moment …don’t wait to long to get one …it will go back up …
    Just for the record I payed £350 for my copy and now the blu Ray disk has been replaced I could not be happier with the set regrets from me…

    • Gary says:

      Are you not a bit miffed about More and La Valley not having subtitles? I am. Small niggle though, I think the set is my favourite purchase this year.

  68. Paul Soper says:

    The price is going back up slowly now. Currently £293.

  69. Jonathan says:

    I personally regretted not buying at its prerelease price and when it went up to just over £400 shortly after release I was furious at not having bought it. Myself I’m happy to pay £284.77 and if it drops further so be it – I for one won’t be watching the price on Amazon any more I’ll be listening to this set instead…Thanks for the heads up Paul

  70. tonk says:

    They do this on box sets all the time, that’s why the deal alert thing works so well – overstock city.

  71. John Hirst says:

    I got it at the full price and while I am a little annoyed that I could have got it cheaper by waiting a little while, I think this is a phenomenal set. I still haven’t got through all the PF video content, let alone watched the movies. They might have done more with the design and the booklets with the track listings are quite poor – it would have been nice to have them all in one place, but I simply can’t argue with the amount of content in the set. It’ll be interesting to see what price the individual sets are pitched at next year.

  72. Snorre says:

    Im not gonna predict thing or paint any bad news for anybody, but could it be just the fact that Amazon has now overstock of this item and they are getting it finally more out since the first prices were so over the top priced high?
    I wonder how many sets they have by now sold, since the price has come down so remarkably? I bet they have some sum of the sets, but the deal won’t still last eternally.
    Atleast this Pink Floyd-boxset provided me confidence to wait and see prices, no longer need to preorder things in advance as most likely you will end up paying more when released.
    I think I saved quite few hundred of pounds by just waiting this and few other sets to be discounted and I will keep closely looking at this wonderful page SuperDeluxeEdition for any further discounts, thanks Paul for having this website for us here.

    Im gonna wait and see, but I somehow doubt that it would continue further from £240 towards £199 (ish).
    Would definitely like to know, how down it will eventually get?
    Hopefully I will get this one cheap during the Christmas holidays..
    Please, let it be around £168/200€ by the time I order this.

  73. Gary says:

    Shame that the set has so many errors and issues, seems that it was rushed out with little attention to detail. The price is tempting, but I am sure it will drop lower. Set myself a ‘target’ price of sub £200 … I think that would be a fair price for this, given the omissions and faults.

    • andy says:

      I own it and think it’s worth £185 at best. Especially due to the errors, paucity of written material, revisions, disc faults/ changes and price compared with similar sets.

      • Johnny Feathers says:

        I’m curious what errors you’ve come across? I have it, and haven’t had any issues. It’s a lot to go through, though, so maybe I’m missing something. So far the only weird thing with mine is it came with 2 copies of the Rainbow Theater programme.

    • Johnny Feathers says:

      I know I’ve heard about faulty discs, but I’ve not run into any issues with my set. Only one more Blu-ray disc to go, and all of the audio discs imported fine for me.

  74. Peter Anderson says:

    Will wait until this drops below £150!

  75. phantomengineer says:

    Now down to £285.86!

  76. Neil says:

    It was like that Depeche Mode Video Singles Collection i bought from Amazon for £26.99 then a day after it was released it dropped to £18. I honestly don’t know how they get away with doing that then again nothing surprises me about that company when you read about their staff camping out in woods.

    • Straker says:

      And you could’ve got the difference refunded if you’d simply emailed or phoned them. By all means have a go at them for their many and varied shortcomings but offering post-sale refunds if the price drops is damn good customer service in my book. Who else does that?

  77. Fatoldbloke says:

    A real kick in the guts to those who pre-ordered this from day one
    I’m one of those!
    The price never dropped once when it first was listed.

  78. Wazza says:

    For those of you who are worried about getting the dodgy discs and not being able to replace them at a later date , I got mine in advance for when I eventually get the box set , I just emailed them and no proof of purchase was asked for

  79. Snorre says:

    Good that I didn’t preorder this set when it went online.
    Well, I just hope the price would come further down to like £240 or more likely to 240€, then I would be ordering one. I have the boxsets backups of the audio-material on loan from my friend, so if the price won’t come down enough I can still more listening and then decide whether to get this set and on which price.
    For what’s sure is, that they originally overpriced this set. There’s much material, but glitches and errors and also a bit stupid decision to include the video-material on both bluray and dvd.
    Also, it could have included a way more cd:s also. I wonder what they will come up later in the series?

  80. Rasputin says:

    When is the last day of discounts?
    That is the question.
    To be or not to be this box set in my home!
    Sweet home!

  81. David Turton says:

    I’ts now £288.84 at 3.58 but lets wait and see how much lower it can go, or do we bite the bullet now?

  82. Eddie says:

    I was keen to get this box when it came out so I paid the official price: £385

    Now just a month later it’s nearly a hundred quid cheaper.

    Isn’t there something a bit dodgy going on?

    It feels like those most keen to buy the box have been treated like mugs.

    Or is it just a market like any other?

    I expected price variations but so much and so quickly makes me feel I have been taken for a ride – one I didn’t want to go on.

  83. Johnny Feathers says:

    Got mine for like £316. Cheaper would’ve been nicer, but I’d never be able to wait. Still happy with the product and price I got it.

  84. John Moore says:

    Ok – so the key question is it the worth the big bucks? I personally prefer the next four albums period but am tempted- advice please should I wait longer ?

  85. brian mckeen says:

    242GBP now $318 shipped to the US

  86. colm47 says:

    I’m still happy that I bought mine in an actual record shop and because I was one of the first purchasers I got my miniature die cast Pink Floyd van! And 2 Pink Floyd tote bags!

  87. Tom says:

    Wrong currency. It’s still there. Sorry..

  88. Tom says:

    Paul, You’ll have to time stamp these. It’s 6:45 PM on the eastern US & I guess it’s done. –

  89. Guy says:

    Which after VAT is removed, makes it 245 inc shipping to Canada currently. C’est la vie !

  90. Laszlo Molnar says:

    Sigh… Could not resist. No VAT charge so it came out 320.40 USD with shipping.

  91. David Bourgoin says:

    Still going down. £291 now. How low will it go?

  92. Yani P says:

    Now £291

    Under 240 i’m thinking

  93. David M says:

    Blimey, almost 300 quid is a deal?!

  94. Jan says:

    No thanks – not the thing worth any money!

  95. Iain says:

    They have blinked first, so now we play the waiting game….

  96. David Bourgoin says:

    If it wasn’t the week before Xmas I’d be tempted but I guess I’ll have to wait and hope it stays low.

  97. Bill Hammell says:

    Still almost $400 USD, not biting.

  98. Paul Wren says:

    Price dropping on this was entirely predictable as it was too expensive for most people’s pockets to start with.

  99. Paul Soper says:

    It’s been steadily dropping in price for over 48 hours. It’s already dropped over £10 since this morning.

  100. Dean T says:

    We all knew this day would come…

  101. BritinDetroit says:

    This thing is still on the downward drift…….

  102. Joachim says:

    Still NOT a price to tempt me.
    When it comes down to €250.- I am going to buy!

  103. Straker says:

    Anyone who bought from Amazon with delivery in the last seven days should try for a refund of the difference. It used to be policy to do this but I read they’re getting sticky about it lately although some have reported success if you’re insistent and land on the right CS operative. Good luck!

    • KB says:

      They gave me a month to return mine, this is the second time i’ve returned for a better deal this month! Big thanks Paul! :)

    • johnnyjohn says:

      Price match does not seem an Amazon policy. Here’s the reply I’ve received for my request to refund me a price drop of £24 (around 50$ cad). Shipping cost Canada-GBR back and forth for 2 boxset (if I order a new one) is probably more than that !! Stupid policy !!

      —-I am sorry to inform you that we can not offer a price match. If we even try to offer the price difference our system won’t allow us to offer the price match, since designed in such a way. I hope you will understand our limitations in this case.

      Therefore to serve you best in this situation, I’d kindly request you to please return the item once the item is received and we will refund the total order cost in your payment card.

      And you can again purchase the item at the better price.—-

  104. andy says:

    I knew I should have waited before buying this disappointing rip-off.

    More fool me.

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