Pink Floyd Catalog Getting Vinyl Reissue Overhaul

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Pink Floyd (L-R): Roger Waters, Syd Barrett, Richard Wright and Nick Mason

Vinyl fans even more so with the news that the entire Pink Floyd catalog is being reintroduced in that format for the first time in over two decades. Beginning on June 3 when Pink Floyd Records releases the first four records – The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, A Saucerful of Secrets, the soundtrack from the film More and the 2-LP set Ummagumma – the label will reproduce the vinyl catalog throughout the year with release dates being announced at regular intervals.

All of the British classic rock band’s releases are already available on CD, digital and most streaming platforms.

Special care has been taken to replicate the original packaging. The first set of releases will be pressed on 180 gram vinyl for optimum sound quality.

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Pink Floyd, featuring guitarist Syd Barrett, bassist Roger Waters, Rick Wright on keyboards and drummer Nick Mason, first broke onto the music scene in 1967, with a unique combination of psychedelic-progressive rock. The group added David Gilmour that same year and, despite Barrett’s departure in 1968, recorded some of the most innovative and ground breaking records of the time, culminating in 1973 with The Dark Side Of The Moon, one of the biggest selling albums of all-time, with an estimated 50 million copies sold. There followed numerous global #1 albums, including The Wall, Animals, Wish You Were Here, The Final Cut and 2014’s finale, The Endless River. It’s estimated that the band’s catalog has sold 250 million albums worldwide.

Remarkably, Pink Floyd has only charted five songs on the U.S. Hot 100. The Wall‘s “Another Brick in the Wall, Part 2” is the outlier; it became a huge worldwide #1 hit. (A follow-up, “Comfortably Numb,” never even charted.)

But Pink Floyd was never about singles.

Rob Stringer, Chairman and CEO, Columbia Records said: “We are proud to continue the long standing relationship in North America and beyond between Columbia Records and Pink Floyd. We are excited to work together with the band on their incredible musical legacy.”

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