Pink Floyd 11/29/19

Out on Friday (November 29th) is Pink Floyd‘s double-album sampler from their upcoming box set, The Later Years: 1987-2019. The new collection, titled The Later Years – Highlights, chronicles the period beginning with 1987’s A Momentary Lapse Of Reason through the present day, and is available on vinyl, CD, and digital platforms.

The 16-disc box set, which will be released on December 13th, features an updated and re-mixed version of A Momentary Lapse Of Reason, six hours of previously unheard audio, and over seven hours of previously unseen audiovisuals from A Momentary Lapse Of ReasonThe Division Bell, and The Endless River albums.

Featured on The Later Years is the complete unreleased audio and remastered films from 1989’s Venice concert, 1990’s special Knebworth set, footage of Pulse rehearsals and the full-length Ian Emes film of The Endless River.

The box set also includes the first ever release of Pink Floyd’s last live performance with David GilmourNick Mason, and Richard Wright together at the 2007 Syd Barrett Tribute Concert included on Blu-ray and DVD. The set also includes seven-inch vinyl and memorabilia, including replica tour programs, a lyric book, and a 60-page photo book.

Nick Mason explained that the material for both 1994’s The Division Bell and its 2014 companion set The Endless River were created in stark contrast to 1987’s A Momentary Lapse In Reason[“When we did A Momentary Lapse Of Reason, I think, because we were not very confident about quite how it was going to be perceived without Roger (Waters) and so on, used every bell and whistle we could, particularly, given the sort of digital revolution that was happening around then. So everything was multi-tracked and we had loads of different musicians on it. We just threw everything at it that we could, I think. The Division Bell was a very different approach. We wanted to sort of go back to playing together, keeping it small, and I suppose, old fashioned, really.”] SOUNDCUE (:30 OC: . . . old fashioned really)

The tracklisting to Pink Floyd’s The Later Years – Highlights is:

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

SOURCE: Press release

TL; DR

  • Out on Friday (November 29th) is Pink Floyd‘s double-album sampler from their upcoming box set, The Later Years: 1987-2019.
  • The new collection, titled The Later Years – Highlights, chronicles the period beginning with 1987’s A Momentary Lapse Of Reason through the present day, and is available on vinyl, CD, and digital platforms.

FAST FACTS

  • On November 10th, 2014 Pink Floyd released its final album, The Endless River, which featured the final group recordings of David GilmourNick Mason, and the late-keyboardist Rick Wright,
  • The Endless River was originally supposed to be the second disc of 1994’s The Division Bell. The new material originated during those sessions, and an additional, ambient album was intended to either be the set’s companion piece — or its second album.
  • At the time of its release, drummer Nick Mason told Uncut, “Initially, we had considered making The Division Bell as a two-part record. Half to be songs and the other a series of ambient instrumental pieces. Eventually we decided to make it a single album and inevitably much of the preparation work remained unused.”
  • Although The Endless River sold an impressive 167,302 copies during its first week on sale, it fell short of hitting Number One in the U.S., topping out at Number Three.