Win: Pink Floyd ‘The Early Years’ 27-CD Box Set

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Legacy’s Pink Floyd: The Early Years (1965-1972) collection

Pink Floyd recently released a massive 27-disc box set, The Early Years 1965-1972. The package is from Pink Floyd Records and is distributed by Sony’s Legacy Recordings. It traces the classic rock legends to their very beginning, and features seven individual book-style packages; much of the material is previously unreleased.

Best Classic Bands is celebrating our recent 100,000 Facebook follower by giving away a copy of this deluxe set, courtesy of Pink Floyd Records and Legacy Recordings.

The box contains TV recordings, BBC sessions, unreleased tracks, outtakes and demos: more than 12 hours of audio (130 tracks) and over 15 hours of video in all. The Early Years offers more than 20 unreleased songs, including seven hours of previously unreleased live audio, plus seven hours of rare concert footage, along with 7-inch singles in replica sleeves, collectible memorabilia, feature films and new sound mixes.

The Early Years 1965-1972 begins with the earliest recordings made by Roger Waters, Richard Wright, Nick Mason and Syd Barrett and continues through Barrett’s departure and the arrival of guitarist David Gilmour. The set cuts off before the 1973 release of the game-changing The Dark Side of the Moon.

A video for the track “Childhood’s End” was released in advance of the box set. The song, from Pink Floyd’s seventh album, Obscured By Clouds, has been remixed from the original master tapes in 2016 by Andy Jackson and Damon Iddins.

Among the highlights of the box set:

· Unreleased demos, TV appearances and live footage from the Pink Floyd archives
· 6 volumes plus a bonus ‘Extras’ package
· Over 20 unreleased songs including 1967’s “Vegetable Man” and “In the Beechwoods”
· Remixed and updated versions of the music from the film Zabriskie Point
· 7 hours of previously unreleased live audio
· 15 hours and 35 minutes of video, including rare concert performances, interviews and three feature films

Watch the official music video for “Wot’s… Uh The Deal”…

The seven volumes within the box are detailed here and are also available for individual purchase.

Each package shows fans the creative genius behind each Pink Floyd recording and even the titles (Cambridge St/AtionGermin/AtionDramatis/AtionDevi/AtionReverber/AtionObfusc/Ation), according the collection’s announcement, “have been dreamed up by Roger Waters to give an insight into where the band were at that particular point in their career.”

Here’s the official unboxing video for the 27-CD set…

So what are you waiting for? Enter our contest stat! Since only one of you will win, we’ll understand if you can’t wait and want to order Pink Floyd’s The Early Years 1965-1972, a 2-CD highlights set or any of the individual volumes, via the links below.

No purchase necessary. Deadline for entries is 11:45PM Eastern time on April 10, 2017. For complete Best Classic Bands contest rules, click here.

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  1. Mike L
    #1 Mike L 4 April, 2017, 03:04

    Wow!!! Kudos to you for giving away such an awesome prize!!

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  2. Joanne
    #2 Joanne 7 April, 2017, 13:29

    BCB …they’re a great group of real people..honestly. Great stories and down to earth real giveaways.

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