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Pink Floyd / The Later Years unboxed

Out yesterday was Pink Floyd‘s The Later Years 1987-2019 box. SDE takes an in-depth look at the set via this unboxing video…

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Pink Floyd / The Later Years 1987-2019 - CDs
CDs

5 x CDs, contained in their own 60-page, hardback book, containing a guide to all content, track listings, exhaustive content detail and credits.

CD 1 ‘A Momentary Lapse of Reason’ Remixed & Updated (51 mins)

  • Signs Of Life
  • Learning To Fly
  • The Dogs Of War
  • One Slip
  • On The Turning Away
  • Yet Another Movie
  • Round And Around
  • A New Machine Part 1
  • Terminal Frost
  • A New Machine Part 2
  • Sorrow

CD 2 ‘Delicate Sound Of Thunder’ Remixed Part 1

  • Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Parts 1-5
  • Signs Of Life
  • Learning To Fly
  • Yet Another Movie
  • Round And Around
  • A New Machine Part 1
  • Terminal Frost
  • A New Machine Part 2
  • Sorrow
  • The Dogs Of War
  • On The Turning Away

CD 3 ‘Delicate Sound Of Thunder’ Remixed Part 2

  • One Of These Days
  • Time
  • On The Run
  • The Great Gig In The Sky
  • Wish You Were Here
  • Welcome To The Machine
  • Us And Them
  • Money
  • Another Brick In The Wall, Part 2
  • Comfortably Numb
  • One Slip
  • Run Like Hell

CD 4 Live Recordings, 1987 & 1994 Unreleased Studio Recordings (65 mins)

  • One Of These Days (live in Hanover 1994)
  • Astronomy Domine (live in Miami 1994)
  • The Dogs Of War (live in Atlanta 1987)
  • On The Turning Away (live in Atlanta 1987)
  • Run Like Hell (live in Atlanta 1987)
  • Blues 1 (unreleased 1994 recording)
  • Slippery Guitar (unreleased 1994 recording)
  • Rick’s Theme (unreleased 1994 recording)
  • David’s Blues (unreleased 1994 recording)
  • Marooned Jam (unreleased 1994 recording)
  • Nervana (unreleased 1994 recording)

CD 5 Knebworth Concert 1990 (57 mins)

  • Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Parts 1-5
  • The Great Gig In The Sky
  • Wish You Were Here
  • Sorrow
  • Money
  • Comfortably Numb
  • Run Like Hell

Pink Floyd / The Later Years 1987-2019 - blu-rays

Blu-rays

6 x Blu-rays, each contained in a gatefold wallet with dedicated cover art, including track listings and music publishing credits. Discs contained in protective plastic sleeves inside wallet.

Blu-ray 1 Surround & Hi-res Audio Mixes (152 mins)

A Momentary Lapse of Reason Remixed & Updated 2019

Surround: dts Master Audio 5.1 (96/24), PCM 5.1 (96/24) PCM Stereo (96/24)
  • Signs Of Life
  • Learning To Fly
  • The Dogs Of War
  • One Slip
  • On The Turning Away
  • Yet Another Movie
  • Round And Around
  • A New Machine Part 1
  • Terminal Frost
  • A New Machine Part 2
  • Sorrow

The Division Bell 2014 remix

Surround: 5.1 dts Master Audio (96/24), PCM 5.1 (96/24)
  • Cluster One
  • What Do You Want From Me
  • Poles Apart
  • Marooned
  • A Great Day For Freedom
  • Wearing The Inside Out
  • Take It Back
  • Coming Back To Life
  • Keep Talking
  • Lost For Words
  • High Hopes

Unreleased studio recordings

Surround: 5.1 dts Master Audio (96/24), 5.1 PCM (96/24) PCM Stereo (96/24)
  • Blues 1 (unreleased 1994 recording 5.1 mix)
  • Slippery Guitar (unreleased 1994 recording 5.1 mix)
  • Rick’s Theme (unreleased 1994 recording 5.1 mix)
  • David’s Blues (unreleased 1994 recording 5.1 mix)
  • Marooned Jam (unreleased 1994 recording 5.1 mix)
  • Nervana (unreleased 1994 recording 5.1 mix)
  • High Hopes (Early Version) (Alternative Version 5.1 mix)

Blu-ray 2 ‘Delicate Sound Of Thunder’ Restored & Remixed (120 mins)

Stereo: PCM 96/24
Surround: dts Master audio 5.1 (96/24)
  • Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Parts 1-5
  • Signs Of Life
  • Learning To Fly
  • Sorrow
  • The Dogs Of War
  • On The Turning Away
  • One Of These Days
  • Time
  • On The Run
  • The Great Gig In The Sky
  • Wish You Were Here
  • Us And Them
  • Money
  • Comfortably Numb
  • One Slip
  • Run Like Hell

Blu-ray 3 ‘Pulse’ Restored & Re-edited (145 mins)

    • Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Parts 1-5, 7
    • Learning To Fly
    • High Hopes
    • Take It Back
    • Coming Back To Life
    • Sorrow
    • Keep Talking
    • Another Brick In The Wall, Part 2
    • One Of These Days
    • Speak To Me
    • Breathe (In The Air)
    • On The Run
    • Time
    • The Great Gig In The Sky
    • Money
    • Us And Them
    • Any Colour You Like
    • Brain Damage
    • Eclipse
    • Wish You Were Here
    • Comfortably Numb
    • Run Like Hell

Blu-ray 4 Venice Concert 1989 & Knebworth Concert 1990 (147 mins)

LIVE IN VENICE  15 JULY 1989

Stereo only: PCM 48/24
  • Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Part 1
  • Learning To Fly
  • Yet Another Movie
  • Round And Around
  • Sorrow
  • The Dogs Of War
  • On The Turning Away
  • Time
  • The Great Gig In The Sky
  • Wish You Were Here
  • Money
  • Another Brick In The Wall, Part 2
  • Comfortably Numb
  • Run Like Hell
  • Fireworks

Live at Knebworth 30 July 1990

Stereo: PCM 48/24.
Surround: DTS Master audio 5.1 (48/24)
  • Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Parts 1-5
  • The Great Gig In The Sky
  • Wish You Were Here
  • Sorrow
  • Money
  • Comfortably Numb
  • Run Like Hell

Blu-ray 5 Unreleased Live Films Music Videos & Concert Screen Films (154 mins)

Stereo PCM (48/24)
    • Learning To Fly
    • Marooned
    • Take It Back
    • High Hopes
    • Louder Than Words
    • Learning To Fly (alternate version)
    • Yet Another Movie
    • Round And Around
    • A New Machine Part 1
    • Terminal Frost
    • A New Machine Part 2
    • A Great Day for Freedom Version 1
    • A Great Day for Freedom Version 2
    • Lost for Words
    • Signs of Life
    • Learning To Fly
    • The Dogs of War
    • One Of These Days
    • Speak To Me
    • On The Run
    • Us And Them
    • Money
    • Brain Damage + Eclipse
    • Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Parts 1-4, 7
    • Speak To Me
    • Time
    • The Great Gig In The Sky
    • Money
    • Us And Them (Black & White)
    • Us And Them (Colour)
    • Brain Damage + Eclipse – North American dates
    • Brain Damage + Eclipse – European dates
    • Brain Damage – Earls Court, London dates
    • Wish You Were Here with Billy Corgan

Blu-ray 6 Documentaries & Unreleased Material (122 mins)

  • Arnold Layne (Live at Syd Barrett Tribute 2007)
  • A Momentary Lapse of Reason – Album Cover
  • The Division Bell heads album cover photography
  • Pulse TV ad 1995
  • The Endless River film By Ian Emes* Stereo: PCM (96/24. Surround: 5.1 dts Master Audio (96/24)
    SIDE 1
         Things Left Unsaid
    It’s What We Do
    Ebb and Flow
    SIDE 2
         Sum
    Skins
    Unsung
    Anisina
    SIDE 3
         The Lost Art of Conversation
    On Noodle Street
    Night Light
    Allons-y (1)
    Autumn ’68
    Allons-y (2)
    Talkin’ Hawkin’
    SIDE 4
         Calling
    Eyes to Pearls
    Surfacing
    Louder Than Words
  • A Momentary Lapse of Reason cover shoot interview with David Gilmour and Storm Thorgerson
  • The Division Bell Airships 1994
  • Behind The Scenes – The Division Bell Tour
  • Arnold Layne Rehearsal (Syd Barrett tribute 2007)
  • The Endless River – Launch Event 2014
  • The Endless River EPK 2014

Pink Floyd / The Later Years 1987-2019 - DVDs

DVDs

5 x DVDs (duplicating the content of Blu-rays 2-6 above), each contained in a gatefold wallet with dedicated cover art, including tracklistings and music publishing credits.

DVD 1 – Delicate Sound Of Thunder Film Restored & Re-mixed

Track listing as per Blu-ray 2

DVD 2 – ‘Pulse’ Restored & Re-edited

Track listing as per Blu-ray 3

Stereo: PCM (48/16)
Surround: Dolby Digital 5.1 (48/16), dts 5.1 (48/16)

DVD 3 – Venice Concert 1989 & Knebworth Concert

Track listing as per Blu-ray 4

DVD 4 – Unreleased Live Films Music Videos & Concert Screen Films (154 mins)

Track listing as per Blu-ray 5

Stereo PCM (48/16) only

DVD 5 – Documentaries & Unreleased Material

Track listing as per Blu-ray 6

Stereo PCM (48/16) except *The Endless River film, Stereo PCM (48/16) 5.1 Dolby Digital (48/16), 5.1 dts (48/16)

Pink Floyd / The Later Years 1987-2019 - 7" singles

7” Singles

2 x 7” vinyl singles in brand-new picture sleeves, featuring ‘Arnold Layne’ performed live by Pink Floyd at the Syd Barrett Tribute concert, 2007 and Lost For Words from the Pulse tour rehearsals at Earl’s Court. Both singles have a special etched image on their B-sides.

Pink Floyd / The Later Years 1987-2019 - book

Photo book

60-page hard backed book of photos designed by Aubrey Powell of Hipgnosis and Peter Curzon of StormStudios, including many previously unseen images.

Pink Floyd / The Later Years 1987-2019 - tour programmes

Replica Tour Programmes and Lyric Book

A newly-created set of reproduction tour programmes (Pink Floyd World Tour 1987/1988, Pink Floyd Live 1989, Pink Floyd European Tour 1994), plus a brand new Lyrics Book, designed by Aubrey Powell of Hipgnosis and Peter Curzon of StormStudios.

Pink Floyd / The Later Years 1987-2019 - memorabilia

Memorabilia

A collection of reproduction memorabilia including tour passes, stickers and posters, all printed to replicate the originals, and contained in a prestige card envelope.

Pink Floyd / The Later Years 1987-2019 highlights

The Later Years 2LP / single CD ‘highlights’ track listing

  1. Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts 1-5) [Live at Knebworth 1990] [2019 Mix] (new 2019 mix)
  2. Marooned Jam (Unreleased 1994 Recording) (previously unreleased)
  3. One Slip (2019 Remix) (new A Momentary lapse of Reason 2019 mix)
  4. Lost For Words (Tour Rehearsal 1994) (previously unreleased)
  5. Us And Them (Live, Delicate Sound Of Thunder) [2019 Remix] (new 2019 mix)
  6. Comfortably Numb (Live at Knebworth 1990) [2019 Mix] (previously unreleased)
  7. Sorrow (2019 Remix) (new A Momentary lapse of Reason 2019 mix)
  8. Learning To Fly (Live, Delicate Sound Of Thunder) [2019 Remix] (new 2019 mix)
  9. High Hopes (Early Version) [Unreleased 1994 Recording] (previously unreleased)
  10. On The Turning Away (2019 Remix) (new A Momentary lapse of Reason 2019 mix)
  11. Wish You Were Here (Live at Knebworth 1990) [2019 Mix] (previously unreleased)
  12. Run Like Hell (Live, Delicate Sound Of Thunder) [2019 Remix]

79 responses to Pink Floyd / The Later Years unboxed

  1. Mathieu says:

    Pink Floyd just announced that the remastered Delicate Sound of Thunder will be presented in cinema this October…. Can we expect the release of Later Years discs separately?

  2. Tom says:

    Paul, did you want them to reduce the size of the book to eliminate the need for the packing strips? Because of the lack of packing in shipping boxes, that leads to box sets flopping around inside and getting damaged, I didn’t really think that was a fair criticism.
    The price of the box is certainly fair game. Hopefully some breakouts will occur, especially when you consider the orderly breakouts issued from the Early Years.

  3. Carl Jacobs says:

    Received the box and 2LP and CD for Christmas off wife and daughter and son in law. Material is great. However packaging seems a little rushed.
    Let me explain.
    From the outside.
    The outer poly sleeve is oversized so sloppy. I won’t say unprofessional, but rushed.
    Obviously, as a completist, I’ll keep it including the hype sticker and also the hype stickered shipping carton.
    There is a major oversight with the outer box: it is oversized in height by 5mm. You see some of us invested not inconsiderable sums in LP sized storage box I cubes and the superseding LP Blox. These are 335mm high. Box is 340mm high. See my and other’s problem?

    Individually all the material is great from box and design, individual disc covers with thought for protecting the discs from scratching by including the “sick bags”.
    However, whilst the hard back book format for the CDs is great, but the gatefold sleeves for the dvd and blu rays do not close correctly so don’t fit adequately into the cut out.
    The 7” singles have no outer poly sleeve or a paper sleeve and there is no specific space in the cutt outs, instead they are left to rattle in the card extras carton. The recent Motorhead box had a 7” extra that whilst was not in box was at least protected by a poly sleeve.
    Luckily I have comic poly bags that I adapt for oversized CD sets etc. So all will be suitably protected.
    In summary, given the cache of the band and design team and investment, all in all a disappointing oversight, thus reducing the overall effect.

  4. chris s says:

    Don’t have either a DVD or BlueRay player, so again, there is nothing here from PF for me.

  5. Gus says:

    Why didn’t Gilmour include ‘Another Brick’ in the DVD version of ‘Delicate Sound’?

  6. Mathew Lauren says:

    I, too, would like to thank Paul for taking the time to present a rather in-depth unboxing, last week.

    I’d like to add my $.02: it’s too much $€£ for too little product! My biggest peeve other than the price is that there’s no DVD version of Blu 6, and none of the Audio DVD-Vs offer the (superior for DVD-Video authoring) dts 24/96 5.1 audio codec.

    Another (ongoing) issue (for me) is the lack of surround audio-codecs for the vids in most of these offerings. Click. Move. Drop. Voilà. All the vids are 24/96 5.1 synch’d. IMHO, this is not much to ask when for example, this SDE boxset sports an initial 300-400£ msrp!

    This may be marketed as premium and priced accordingly, but “TLY” simply doesn’t deliver value for the money @current price-point. It’s easy to see why Paul notes the difficulty in recommending during the unboxing.

    Regardless of my ability to afford, this practice of holding the 5.1 mix hostage inside often redundant and overpriced boxsets must end! I, too, will wait for a drastic price-drop!

    Lastly, thanks to Paul’s SDE unboxing vid, I see how “they” could “break-it-up” (for e.g. 5.1 Blu-rays/ corresponding Cds), but I’m not holding my breath.

    …and yeah (attn: record labels), what are we to do with creased posters? How ‘bout MORE quality, hirez, 5.1 rock – HOLD the “marbles!”

  7. matt says:

    A Momentary Lapse Of Music would have been a truthful title…

  8. Andrew Mant says:

    Not got to DSOT yet went straight in for Pulse to start with. It’s a shame but I understand what everyone is saying not having been aware of the tape issue etc. For such a grand gig at the time you would have thought it may have been shot differently. I mean it was a massive tour and by a band of their standing it’s a little weird. The sound is great however on Pulse.

  9. Andrew Mant says:

    Watching the Pulse BR now and the picture quality is no better than the DVD or VHS. The sound is DTS which is good it just lools like a straight transfer which is not what I hoped for. Pulse and DSOT on Blu Ray have been a long time coming the latter never released on DVD period. They could have done better with this all round. The Knebworth picture quality is awful much like Venice gig. Some have DTS some don’t. I appreciate we can’t have everyting but it’s half baked at best. This was the period I grew up with PF and frankly I hoped for better.

    The DVDs are pointless the new mix of AMLOR is decent and very good in 5.1. As an avid audiophile I want the best sound going in many places it delivers. It’s shame no effort was made to clear the picture quality up. 4k Pulse would have been nice. The price is what it is I got it for 272. 99 and whilst I am not moaning they could have scrapped duplication such as DVDs and lowered the price. Or offered a DVD set only and Blu Ray set. No one needs it twice.

    One last thing the picture aspect is not great it doesn’t fill the screen.

    • Bogdan says:

      Pulse was shot on video, so you couldn’t get 4K out of it, no matter what they did to restore it. And they were wise not to mess with the original aspect ratio and crop the image, just to fill the screen. Without pretending to be an avid audiophile, what I have heard so far (DSOT, which by the way also looks stunning, having been shot on film; AMLOR; TDB, including the bonus tracks; TER, also with a very interesting accompanying film) really impressed me, it’s been a truly immersive surround sound experience.

    • Arnd says:

      “One last thing the picture aspect is not great it doesn’t fill the screen.”

      Well, that is something that cannot be changed since the source material was shot in 4:3. Except you want to cut off parts of the picture top and bottom.

    • Paul English says:

      If it’s shot in 4:3 then there should be two black bars on either side. It’s more annoying when they screw up the aspect ratios.

      • Arnd says:

        I agree but many people seem to prefer the stretched picture. It’s the default setting on most TV sets. Therefore, some 4:3 DVDs are now presented not in 4:3 but rather in 16:9 with black bars as part of the image, to force the correct ratio.

  10. John Barleycorn says:

    I am convinced (or convinced myself) that the 5 CD book will be released on its own at some point. Just bin all the credits for the other discs and then pump it with photos I and you might have something worth purchasing if it’s around £25.

  11. -SG- says:

    What a mess. This set is almost like a stew of leftovers. Like they were going to do two immersion boxes or even a vinyl box and then got cold feet and just put everything they were working on into a big overpriced box in time for Christmas. A box set of the later years and yet it does not even include all of the albums from the later years. What a joke. Not even the 20 minute ambient track from the Pulse cassette, no, just a lot of stuff, some redundant formats, and a bit of tat.

  12. Tomas says:

    The new mix of Comfortably Numb of DSOT is horrible.

    • Francois says:

      Yes but the new mix and master of “A momentary Lapse Of Reason” are so much better than the original, one wonders where the mixer’s hear and head were in 1988!!
      As for the remaster of the video of Delicate Sound Of Thunder”, this is simply amazing. Not so much improvement on Pulse though, but since this was shot to tape, I did not have High Hopes on that..

    • Arnd says:

      According to the tracklist, C Numb is taken from Knebworth, not from DSOT.

  13. Puptonbluton says:

    Great video Paul, and it confirms that my decision to pass on this, at the current price point at least, was the correct one. I can’t help feeling that there is a big ‘style over content’ problem with this set. Putting DVD and Blu-Ray discs in after all the complaints that were made when they did this with the EY box just seems like padding and an obstinate refusal to listen to the fans. I just can’t see why eleven discs are not enough, and overall, unlike the Early Years set, there’s just not enough unreleased stuff to pull me in. The memorabilia is nice enough but again, it all feels a little superfluous and desperate.

    The debate about this period of Floyd is interesting. For me, this is simply their weakest era, although there are undoubtedly many who disagree. AMLOR was my first ‘new’ Floyd album and I remember the huge disappointment when it came out, hot on the heels of the equally underwhelming Radio KAOS (which sounds even more dated than AMLOR). I think those albums really proved the old adage about sum of the parts; both had good songs but together they could have made a great album, rather than two average ones.

    All that said, I’d still buy this if the price drops considerably, as it surely will, but if they do break out packages as they did for EY then I’d be happy with just the audio discs as I just don’t have enough interest in watching yet another run through of the same songs (DSOT, Venice, Knebworth). To me, the live Floyd lost something during these years. Not having Roger there, the huge number of ‘supporting’ musicians, the slick shows. Give me Live 8 any day….

  14. Bogdan says:

    I don’t think there is one right answer to the question “Is this, or that boxset any good?”. There are a multitude of factors at play here (some subjective, others objective), ranging from how much one likes the artist/material in question, to how much the set costs, to the effort put into researching, restoring, remixing/remastering the audio/video content, to how comprehensive the contents of the boxset are. For some people, Pink Floyd’s The Later Years will be the ultimate high-quality release. For others, it will be the Prince 1999 boxset. Yet, others will consider Jethro Tull’s value proposition for their remixed album reissues as unbeatable. Even the recently released vinyl singles collection from the Beatles will be an automatic purchase for some people, because well, it’s the Beatles (although not exactly a value for money release). It’s great we have all these releases to choose from. To me, The Later Years definitely represents a high point of this year’s boxset releases. I doubt that not including/duplicating content on DVDs would have made such a big price difference and I still want to give PF the benefit of the doubt and say the price partly reflects what surely must have been a painstaking effort made in restoring and remixing the contents. It is certainly a very expensive product and I’ll admit it isn’t the best value proposition, but the set seems to be of very high quality, overall and I love the music included in the boxset.

  15. Jhonn says:

    Great vid! But people tell me, who needs an etched disc? Ì‘ll never understand that. Not only Pink Floyd….but why etching a vinyl? It’s only lost space for (in the best way unreleased) music. Or I‘m the only one, who never look more than one second at the etching and that‘s it? Not to speak about the DVD nonsense of this box set.

  16. Shozzz says:

    Great unboxing video but they were awful by this point weren’t they? I mean basically they were done after Animals. Very expensive and the dvd/blu ray duplication smacks of a reason to push the retail price up. Still each to their own am sure it will sell in droves.

    • Phille says:

      “basically they were done after Animals.” Not really – ‘The Wall’ is one of the greatest albums ever made. It’s telling that Roger Waters went on to tour that very album over 30 years later and it became one of the highest grossing tours of all time.

      • Phille says:

        A quick question for Paul – In the unboxing video you say that the pcm Stereo for P.U.L.S.E. is 48/24 and not Hi-Res, but I was under the impression that this was Hi-Res as it’s higher than cd quality?

      • John McCann says:

        And let’s not forget the cut, mason,gilmour and waters, people will tell you that it was waters first solo album,but was it really,who played the great guitar in not now john,mason played the drums just as he did in every other floyd album,im sure the cover was waters influenced,but at the end of the day it was a tribute to his father.not a bad song on it and most of them great,if gilmour had been allowed to contribute songs then we would probably have had blue light after two sons in the sunset .and that wouldn’t have been good,a fine end to floyd,that should never been resurected.amen

  17. John McCann says:

    Hi Paul off topic, would you ever consider a ,s.d.e. convention, maybe once every couple of years,the winter gardens Blackpool would be great as it pretty central for people from all over Britain,we could all meet up have a beer and discuss old Floyd v new Floyd,cd v vinyl, you could bring your mates big Paul,and Phil could show me how he got the Avalon guitar sound,you could set up your shop, please think about it,im sure it would be a big success,thanks john

  18. Louis says:

    In the unboxing video, the details we discussed earlierm, are confirmed;that is, the duplicate material (DVD – BR) and an abusive price. Logically, we didn’t know anything about the design of the box. Unfortunately it is another point against. Bad interior design and quite shabby based on what it costs. Someone mentioned Grateful dead and his boxsets. Indeed GD has luxury boxsets, even wooden but with prices consistent with quality, not abusive like this.

  19. AndyHaines says:

    Still can’t afford this or Early Years. I’ll probably have to wait for the Chinese knock off versions that will probably say Pink Floyd The Early Yeahs on the spine and countless other mistakes!

  20. Andrea says:

    I just can’t get over it, we’re getting 18 discs of the Lamer Years, and still nothing for Animals.
    Pointless pompous uninspired middle of the road 80s soft rock, Pink Floyd just in name

    • Neil says:

      I would hardly define Sorrow as soft rock would you ? On the subject of Animals i read a recent interview with longtime Pink Floyd recording engineer Andy Jackson which stated the following Jackson: There’s nothing other than the album to be had out of that. There are no leftovers or anything like that. There were prototype versions (of the songs) but they’ve already been out. There’s no further expansion to be made out of that (album).

      • Arnd says:

        There is an alternative version of Pigs on the Wing in one piece with a guitar solo performed by Snowy White in the middle. It was originally released on 8-track cartridge, some obscure sound carrier from the 70s.

      • Andrea says:

        By all means YES!, I would call Sorrow a quintessential specimen of the uninspired sanitized soft rock which was ubiquitous in the 80s, and the antithesis of everything PF had been up to that point.

        As for Animals, I’m aware of that interview, but I’m also aware Mason and others from Floyd’s camp have stated they’re are still looking, admittedly there are no studio leftovers, possibly little or no soundboard recordings from the subsequent tour, but there might be a chance for an official release of bootleg (audience) recordings with good sound.
        We’ll see.

  21. PChang says:

    Paul, another great unboxing video. Totally agree with your comments regarding the box format (even though it’s better than he Early Years Box) and duplication of the Blu-rays and DVDs. Without doing a comprehensive cross check, it doesn’t look like there’s a lot of new materials in this Box Set. If a person already have The Division Bell and Endless River Super Deluxe Sets, the only worthwhile material, it seems, would be the Unreleased live materials, and the Venice and Knebworth Concerts. Hopefully, they will release the individual Blu-rays separately, like they did with The Early Years Box. $500 Cdn is a bit steep to dish out for a bunch of redundant discs.

  22. Bruno says:

    Mine arrived today and I think your video nails it. I managed to get it for the equivalent of gbp 225 from JPC with their 20% off voucher and I still feel it is too expensive. Not sure why the record companies don’t ask you to preview all box sets before release. It would save a lot of disappointed fans. Keep up the excellent work.

    • Steve Bliss says:

      Merry Christmas, all! Thanks for the great unboxing video, Paul!

      Bruno asks: “Not sure why the record companies don’t ask you to preview all box sets before release.”
      You answered your own question right after: “It would save a lot of disappointed fans”

      I finally got the 2011 DSotM Immersion under the tree this morning. (I’m hesitant to test out the Blu-Ray to see if it’s failed). It will probably take another 8 years before I pick up The Later Years.

  23. Carsten says:

    You know what: My Arnold Lane Vinyl has a different etching on the B-Side! Instead of hats I got the silhouette of the well know Piper band shot. Now that’s unexpected!

    I must say I am more than happy with the visual quality of the concert movies. Especially DSOT looks like as if if was shot yesterday in very high quality, awesome! Also soundwise: Fantastic! Also Venice and Knebworth are highlights for sure.

    I am however underwhelmed by the surround mix of AMLOR. It even sounds somehow distorted in parts as if they put the faders too high while mixing if that describes what I hear a bit. Also the rear channels are carrying too much of the music coming through the front speakers, so not only effects of highlighted bits. Hard to describe but not nice to listen to. TDB and Unreleased studio recordings on the same disc sound perfect, though. That’s a big downer as this obviously was supposed to be one of the boxes highlights. Very strange. Anybody here feels/hears the same?

    All in all an otherwise nice set, but clearly too expensive for not that much material really. Too bad Pink Floyd are my favorite band so I had to go for it still. ;-)

  24. Dean Taylor says:

    Sorry Neal no go , l like to keep my sets compleat,
    Also the art work is too nice to pass on .
    Hang on in there though.. I can see quite a price drop on this at some point and maybe soon.

  25. fish says:

    for the same reason I didnt get the early years for 1 extra book, i cant pay double the price for this one for doubled content. they should know better by now. they need to see what the grateful dead does and take note. all I ever really want out of these things is the cds. I barely watch the video and dont do the whole surround sound thing because nothing sounds better than a cd with my car system I have, and I’ll put that up against anyone’s hi res system any day. it’s all about the speakers and the software programmed to them. hopefully I would think they will release MLOR remixed studio album and the DSOT stand alone on cd maybe even blu ray. I’d be happy just with that.

    • Marxisn't says:

      I think a lot of battles have been lost in the mastering process tbh the CD’s of Foo Fighters Concrete and Gold, The last Oasis remasters of the first two albums and the Red Hot Chilli Peppers Stadium Arcadium all sound terrible because they are brick-walled (distorted) no system will make them sound good! It is a trend that seems to be slowly reversing thankfully. CD’s were meant to be turned up!

  26. Dean Taylor says:

    Fantastic set.. mine turned up today.. now on Xmas hols so have plenty of time to soak it all up .
    Only two things , don’t need the dvds but would have loved to see a big bag of marbles in there place.. imagine that !
    Also I’m thinking
    Momentarily lapse remix+vinyl =rsd2020
    Not impossible me thinks.
    Happy hols to all.
    D.

    • neal says:

      Would buy dvds from you

    • colm47 says:

      Brought mine in Tower Records,
      Dublin yesterday.
      I can’t open it until Christmas Day as it’s a present for me so I’ve ruined the surprises by watching your video Paul.

      I hate creasing the info sheets on the back of the boxes like your one Paul!
      I did it on another box set recently.
      Why can’t they stick the things on properly?

      • Francois says:

        I prefer when they are not glued at all. Then you can just put them inside the box and enjoy the packaging without an ugly “glue spot” at each four edges or at dead center. The glue “they” use always ends up soaking the Info sheet and leaves an ugly spot (if you are lucky) or four spots (if you are unlucky.) on the sheet and on the box.
        So by all means no glue of any kind let the sheet free, held by the shrink wrap (and if they could shape the sheet a little bit smaller than the box so it fits inside…)

        • colm47 says:

          I agree with you Francois.

          I try to get de-glue mine as best as possible without marks and stick them inside the top of the box, if, as you say, they fit. Or, as you suggest, leave them glue free.
          To glue or not to glue, that is the question.
          Let’s start a campaign, no glue on the Info sheet, or Spec sheet as Paul called it!

  27. Simon Long says:

    Mine arrived yesterday, and while it is indeed lovely, I cannot for the life of me work out why the high-res stereo mix of “The Division Bell” wasn’t included along with the surround mix.

    “AMLOR” has both high-res stereo and high-res surround, and the original deluxe TDB set had both stereo and surround high-res on the BD. It can’t have been a lack of space, surely?

    Either someone at Phonogram is being mean, or (more likely) they’ve managed to lose the master tape…

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      Hmm… very good point.

      • Phille says:

        It’s simple really… There is no original mix of any album in this box set. ‘The Division Bell 5.1 Mix’ is included to provide a regerence to that period. Including any more would likely render The Division Bell box set mute.

        • Paul Sinclair says:

          The Division Bell box is out-of-print, so all the more reason to include the stereo mix!

          • Phille says:

            Again, though… No ORIGINAL mix has been included in the set, making the content exclusively new or new-ish. The Division Bell original mix is widely available in CD.

          • Paul Sinclair says:

            I don’t understand your argument. They’ve repeated the 2014 5.1 mix of DB from the box – if the remit was things needed to be ‘new’ then they shouldn’t have done that, but they have. Why not err on the side of generosity when you are charging £300 for a box set, and include a stereo mix as well. Who cares if it’s already available? If you are creating a disc called ‘Surround & Hi-Res Audio Mixes’ then why not actually supply those two things!!? They’ve basically made some nuanced decision which is rather stupid, to be frank.

          • Phille says:

            The point is: they included the 5.1 Division Bell to have something that represented The Division Bell album. Your argument would likely have them include the original hi-res stereo mixes of AMLOR + DSOT too if The Division Bell was included. Finally, looking back to The Early Years, they included new mixes of Obscured By Clouds + Live At Pompeii, so why not include original mixes? – Because they are already represented in a previous box set/DVD release

  28. TheProgster says:

    This is the period where that miserable doom laden Roger Waters is not in the band and David Gilmour is leading the way, I’m sorry I just can’t handle Waters war themed political clap trap and un-melodic controlling style and any of Floyd’s 70’s stuff with the band and definitely not any of his awful solo records…much prefer the Gilmour Years as this is definitely worth listening to.

    • Persuader says:

      Then I’m afraid you’re not a Floyd fan. Unmelodic 70’s??? Fine, these remixes of pointless, hollow songs that were so poor they had to be reworked are all yours mate.
      I’ll get back to the timeless Waters era quality stuff.

    • John McCann says:

      If your father was killed in the war when you where a baby,then maybe youd be entitled to have a chip on your shoulder,sure Rogers never going to release agadoo anytime soon,but your comments regarding un.melodic are just wrong,have you ever listened to the wall not a melody on it is their,one of the best lyricists ever mate up their with dylan and Infront of the overated Lennon, Gilmore’s wife penny should stick to writing Xmas cards, Battersea power station graced one of Floyd’s finest album covers,ely cathedral adorned one of their worst,just about sums that period of floyd up,this boxset should be taken to the fenlands and drowned.amen

  29. AdrianW says:

    Thanks for the video. I am looking forward to this despite the high price. Funnily, even though at home the blurays is what I’ll use, the DVDs come in handy in the car which has DVD and 5.1 surround. I do wish though that Bluray 1 was replicated as a DVD for that reason !

  30. Jose says:

    Paul, I agree with you 100%. Why bother with the DVDs??? They should’ve eliminated those, and instead they could’ve added CDs of Pulse, Endless River, and possibly more rare live audio or demos. Wasted opportunity there. I still purchased the box, because I love the band and I’m a completist. But you’re absolutely right about it being repetitive with the DVDs. What do you think the chances are of a box set of “The Middle Years?” Or do the immersion sets serve that purpose?

  31. Bernard O’Hara says:

    There’s a lot of nice stuff in here – but it does feel a bit overblown. I got it at £272 and had some vouchers to use – but my wife has picked up the tab anyway for Christmas.

    The duplication of Blu-ray and dvd does seem senseless.

    Interested in your observations re the cardboard surround inserts. There was a delay to the release of this box – maybe that’s why.

    A lot of people saying they won’t but it at that price – and I can understand that. Initially I felt the same. But it was the Knebworth element that swung it for me. Although the whole concert was broadcast on Radio 1 on the day, the whole set has never been officially released – and the video of the set has never been seen by the public in its entirety. I would love to see a full release of this concert (which will be 30 years ago this June) but I guess for most of the artists featured it just isn’t economic to go back and tidy up and release the audio and video. Despite the high price tag for the box, obviously DG thought it was worthwhile doing all this.

  32. Quante says:

    Well done Paul. That must have taken some time to make as it certainly took some time to watch.

    Your summary at the end sums it up. It looks like a load of stuff has been generated to justify a mega price point. Good for the record company, not so much for the consumer.

    When you see the Pet Shop Boys sending out a 12″ X 12″ signed print free of charge with a £10 cd, then the £250+ price for this box looks like the corporate machine is slightly deluded.

    Good luck to those who buy and enjoy this, as some of the music content will be fine, but it’s not for me.

  33. spaceboy5367 says:

    I bought the single disc version. If I decide to sell my home and live in a van I might opt for the big box.

  34. Chris Barker says:

    You can now purchase and download hires versions of all the content on the 5 CDs at HDtracks.com for about $64. If you use a promo code it is less. I also purchased the 2 LP vinyl highlights version as I like vinyl as well. Seems like a good compromise. If the price ever tanks later and I want the physical media I can revisit. https://www.hdtracks.com/catalog/product/view/id/924044/

    • KP says:

      It’s a shame they don’t have PULSE on the list of downloads on HD tracks…seems. It’s odd the download version has a very MLoR focus and basically adds random ’94 tracks

  35. Kevin Wollenweber says:

    Oh, this all sounds so good! I’m sorry to say that what drove my hand to ignore this is the size. I just cannot store it! That’s my own private complaint, though, and not some boycott against the set itself which looks like every music-lover’s ultimate dream. Even though this marks the last incarnation of Pink Floyd, there are some fine moments here, especially in the live concerts.

  36. Emilio Lafarga Giribets says:

    Thanks for the great video Paul!
    Now hoping as many others for signigicant drop in price on any of the amazon sites, can’t understand the huge price gap between the French site and the Spanish one, and waiting for feedback from people who have it in their hands, I think that would be the actual quality control team after the issues the Immersion boxes had, especially TDSOTM one, with the bluray turning yellow and becoming unplayable for me and the company launching a replacement program which ended before I could become aware of the situation (the same with Jethro Tull’s Aqualung bluray).
    So, maybe the dvds are not redundant and they are kind of a safety net for us the consumers in case something (which should NEVER happen) like that happens again?

  37. Jarek says:

    Thanks Paul. what is your feeling on having this nice very expensive box divided into the packs which could be affordable? I mean cds+bluray pack would be really tempting if the price would go significantly down. or perhaps blurays separately??? What is your smallest finger telling you , when ?? :-)

  38. Chris says:

    I have HIGH HOPES that they will release the BluRays as stand alone discs like their previous box. The box is too pricy for me and contains too much I still own. Fingers crossed!
    And thanks Paul for the video. Love your blog!

  39. Paul English says:

    Good video, Paul. Really agree regarding the duplicate content – should have been no DVDs included. Looks like a nice set though and am tempted.

  40. Michael says:

    Personally the blu rays are the highlight for me. While some commenters seem convinced nobody actually watches music home videos, I do. My Gilmour and Floyd dvd and blu rays get a lot of play. So those are my biggest draw. The redone DSOT audio is nice too.

    • claude says:

      Someone can check if the Comfortably Numb Pulse version is the uncutted version, or the regular version.?

      • Andy says:

        It’s the regular version of the audio, albeit in DTS now, but the video has been recut (seems to have more shots of Richard). Not used to it as yet so at the moment I still prefer the video cut on the older release on DVD, but the sound really good through a decent set up.

  41. Ben in Colorado says:

    This box set suffers the same pricing issue that the Beatles’ singles box set suffers. There’s the premium price tag for premium groups. Certainly to me the Beatles’ singles box set is not worth $200, just as this box that is not worth the $400, or whatever converts to in US. For both the same reasons. I might play the Beatle singles once, but I would never play the DVDs in the Pink Floyd set. They’re designed more as something to own rather than something to play, at least I think for most people. However people who want it will pay for it, record companies know that, thus we get these overpriced sets. They’ll sell out most likely, become collectors items. To each their own. I guarantee you that if The Police put out a set like the Floyd’s set, I would pay the price.

  42. Guy says:

    Paul, its pretty underwhelming ‘stuff’. Have you had a chance to listen to the CD or Bluray though ? Thanks for the walk through though.

  43. karl says:

    Thanks Paul for a decent presentation of this release. I feel it’s still priced 50% too high.
    Hopefully a boxing day say then eh?

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