The Early Years Box Set: 1965 - 1972

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The Early Years Box Set: 1965 - 1972

Postby Alec Taylor » Thu Jul 28, 2016 5:21 pm

The announcement is official, we're getting a new box set!

This is the money shot, boys. Other sources have detailed the various things we're getting on this 27-disc box set. We'll finally be seeing remastered versions of old lost gems like "I'm a King Bee", "In the Beechwoods", "John Lantham", and so on. We'll be getting HD videos for old singles like "It Would Be So Nice", "Point Me At the Sky", and so on (as well as remastered audio finally!). Obscured by Clouds is being completely remastered (what the fuck, right?), and we'll be getting new samples from Zabriskie Point, The Man and The Journey, and pre-orchestral workings of "Atom Heart Mother". As well as other untold goodies. There will also be 45" singles of the early singles, so righteous.

Of course, it's $550, but they're releasing a condensed 2-disc version as well for what I'm assuming will be a more reasonable price. It's all in 5.1, there's Blu-ray involved, all the bells and whistles. Save your pennies, because the best era of the band is going to be given its proper due on November 11.


Disc: 1
1. Lucy Leave
2. Double O Bo
3. Remember Me
4. Walk With Me Sydney
5. Butterfly
6. I'm A King Bee
7. Arnold Layne
8. See Emily Play
9. Apples And Oranges
10. Candy And A Currant Bun
11. Paintbox
12. Matilda Mother (2010 mix)
13. Jugband Blues (2010 mix)
14. In The Beechwoods (2010 mix)
15. Vegetable Man (2010 mix)
16. Scream Thy Last Scream (2010 mix)

Disc: 2
1. Introduction (Live, Stockholm, 1967)
2. Reaction in G (Live, Stockholm, 1967)
3. Matilda Mother (Live, Stockholm, 1967)
4. Pow R. Toc H. (Live, Stockholm, 1967)
5. Scream Thy Last Scream (Live, Stockholm, 1967)
6. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun (Live, Stockholm, 1967)
7. See Emily Play (Live, Stockholm, 1967)
8. Interstellar Overdrive (Live, Stockholm, 1967)
9. John Latham Version 1
10. John Latham Version 2
11. John Latham Version 3
12. John Latham Version 4
13. John Latham Version 5
14. John Latham Version 6
15. John Latham Version 7
16. John Latham Version 8
17. John Latham Version 9

Disc: 3
1. DVD/Blu - ray: Chapter 24 (Syd Barrett, Live, Cambridgeshire, 1966) / (Live at EMI Studios, London, 1967)
2. DVD/Blu - ray: Recording Interstellar Overdrive and Nick's Boogie (London, 1967)
3. DVD/Blu - ray: Interstellar Overdrive: Scene - Underground (London, 1967)
4. DVD/Blu - ray: Arnold Layne: promo video (Wittering Beach, 1967)
5. DVD/Blu - ray: Pow R. Toc H. / Astronomy Domine: plus Syd Barrett & Roger Waters interview: BBC The Look Of The Week (BBC Studios, London, 1967)
6. DVD/Blu - ray: The Scarecrow: Pathé Pictorial, UK, 1967
7. DVD/Blu - ray: Jugband Blues: London Line promo video (London, 1967)
8. DVD/Blu - ray: Apples & Oranges: plus Dick Clark interview (Live, Los Angeles, 1967)
9. DVD/Blu - ray: Instrumental Improvisation (BBC Tomorrow's World, London, 1967)
10. DVD/Blu - ray: Instrumental Improvisation (Live, London, 1967)
11. DVD/Blu - ray: See Emily Play: BBC Top Of The Pops (Partially restored BBC Studios, London, 1967)
12. DVD/Blu - ray: The Scarecrow (outtakes): Pathé Pictorial, UK, 1967
13. DVD/Blu - ray: Interstellar Overdrive (Live, London, 1967)

Disc: 4
1. Point Me At The Sky
2. It Would Be So Nice
3. Julia Dream
4. Careful With That Axe, Eugene
5. Song 1 (Live, Los Angeles, 1968)
6. Roger's Boogie (Live Los Angeles, 1968)
7. Murderotic Woman (Careful With That Axe, Eugene) (BBC Radio Session)
8. The Massed Gadgets Of Hercules (A Saucerful Of Secrets) (BBC Radio Session)
9. Let There Be More Light (BBC Radio Session)
10. Julia Dream (BBC Radio Session)
11. Point Me At The Sky (BBC Radio Session)
12. Embryo (BBC Radio Session)
13. Interstellar Overdrive (BBC Radio Session)

Disc: 5
1. DVD/Blu - ray: Astronomy Domine (Live, Brussels, 1968)
2. DVD/Blu - ray: The Scarecrow (Live, Brussels, 1968)
3. DVD/Blu - ray: Corporal Clegg (Live, Brussels, 1968)
4. DVD/Blu - ray: Paintbox (Live, Brussels, 1968)
5. DVD/Blu - ray: Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun (Live, Brussels, 1968)
6. DVD/Blu - ray: See Emily Play (Live, Brussels, 1968)
7. DVD/Blu - ray: Bike (Live, Brussels, 1968)
8. DVD/Blu - ray: Apples And Oranges (Live, Brussels, 1968)
9. DVD/Blu - ray: Astronomy Domine (Live, Paris, 1968)
10. DVD/Blu - ray: Flaming (Live, Paris, 1968)
11. DVD/Blu - ray: Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun (Live, Paris, 1968)
12. DVD/Blu - ray: Let There Be More Light (Live, Paris, 1968)
13. DVD/Blu - ray: Paintbox: Discorama (Live, Paris, 1968)
14. DVD/Blu - ray: Instrumental Improvisation: The Sound Of Change (Live, London, 1968)
15. DVD/Blu - ray: Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun: All My Loving (Live, London, 1968)
16. DVD/Blu - ray: It Would Be So Nice: Release
17. DVD/Blu - ray: Interstellar Overdrive: Pop 68 (Live, Rome, 1968)
18. DVD/Blu - ray: Astronomy Domine (Live, Kasterlee, 1968)
19. DVD/Blu - ray: Roger Waters interview
20. DVD/Blu - ray: Let There Be More Light (Live, Paris, 1968)
21. DVD/Blu - ray: Remember A Day (Live, Paris, 1968)
22. DVD/Blu - ray: Let There Be More Light: A L'Affiche du Monde (Live, London, 1968)
23. DVD/Blu - ray: Let There Be More Light (Live, Paris, 1968)
24. DVD/Blu - ray: Flaming (Live, Paris, 1968)
25. DVD/Blu - ray: Let There Be More Light: Surprise Partie (Live, Paris, 1968)
26. DVD/Blu - ray: Point Me At The Sky: Restored promo video, UK, 1968

Disc: 6
1. Hollywood (More non - album track)
2. Theme (Beat version) (Alternative version)
3. More Blues (Alternative version)
4. Seabirds (non - album track)
5. Embryo (from Picnic)
6. Grantchester Meadows (BBC Radio Session)
7. Cymbaline (BBC Radio Session)
8. The Narrow Way (BBC Radio Session)
9. Green Is The Colour (BBC Radio Session)
10. Careful With That Axe, Eugene (BBC Radio Session)
11. Interstellar Overdrive (Live, Amsterdam, 1969)
12. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun (Live, Amsterdam, 1969)
13. Careful With That Axe, Eugene (Live, Amsterdam, 1969)
14. A Saucerful Of Secrets (Live, Amsterdam, 1969)

Disc: 7
1. Hollywood (More non - album track)
2. Theme (Beat version) (Alternative version)
3. More Blues (Alternative version)
4. Seabirds (non - album track)
5. Embryo (from Picnic)
6. Grantchester Meadows (BBC Radio Session)
7. Cymbaline (BBC Radio Session)
8. The Narrow Way (BBC Radio Session)
9. Green Is The Colour (BBC Radio Session)
10. Careful With That Axe, Eugene (BBC Radio Session)
11. Interstellar Overdrive (Live, Amsterdam, 1969)
12. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun (Live, Amsterdam, 1969)
13. Careful With That Axe, Eugene (Live, Amsterdam, 1969)
14. A Saucerful Of Secrets (Live, Amsterdam, 1969)

Disc: 8
1. DVD/Blu - ray: Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun & David Gilmour interview (Live, Paris, 1969)
2. DVD/Blu - ray: A Saucerful Of Secrets (Live, Paris, 1969)
3. DVD/Blu - ray: The Man & The Journey London, rehearsal, 1969: Afternoon, The Beginning, Cymbaline, Beset By Creatures Of The Deep, The End Of The Beginning (A Saucerful Of Secrets)
4. DVD/Blu - ray: Careful With That Axe, Eugene (Live, Essen, 1969)
5. DVD/Blu - ray: A Saucerful Of Secrets (Live, Essen, 1969)
6. DVD/Blu - ray: Green Is The Colour (Live, Belgium, 1969)
7. DVD/Blu - ray: Careful With That Axe, Eugene (Live, Belgium, 1969)
8. DVD/Blu - ray: Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun (Live, Belgium, 1969)
9. DVD/Blu - ray: Interstellar Overdrive with Frank Zappa

Disc: 9
1. Atom Heart Mother (Live, Montreux, 1970)
2. Embryo (BBC Radio Session)
3. Fat Old Sun (BBC Radio Session)
4. Green Is The Colour (BBC Radio Session)
5. Careful With That Axe, Eugene (BBC Radio Session)
6. If (BBC Radio Session)
7. Atom Heart Mother with choir, cello & brass ensemble (BBC Radio Session)

Disc: 10
1. On The Highway
2. Auto Scene Version 2
3. Auto Scene Version 3
4. Aeroplane
5. Explosion
6. The Riot Scene
7. Looking At Map
8. Love Scene Version 7
9. Love Scene Version 1
10. Take Off
11. Take Off Version 2
12. Love Scene Version 2
13. Love Scene (Take 1)
14. Unknown Song (Take 1)
15. Love Scene (Take 2)
16. Crumbling Land (Take 1)
17. Atom Heart Mother (Early studio version)

Disc: 11
1. DVD/Blu - ray: Atom Heart Mother (Live, San Francisco, 1970)
2. DVD/Blu - ray: Cymbaline (Live, San Francisco, 1970)
3. DVD/Blu - ray: Grantchester Meadows (Live, San Francisco, 1970)
4. DVD/Blu - ray: Green Is The Colour (Live, San Francisco, 1970)
5. DVD/Blu - ray: Careful With That Axe, Eugene (Live, San Francisco, 1970)
6. DVD/Blu - ray: Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun (Live, San Francisco, 1970)
7. DVD/Blu - ray: Atom Heart Mother (Quad mix)
8. DVD/Blu - ray: If (Quad mix)
9. DVD/Blu - ray: Summer '68 (Quad mix)
10. DVD/Blu - ray: Fat Old Sun (Quad mix)
11. DVD/Blu - ray: Alan's Psychedelic Breakfast (Quad mix)

Disc: 12
1. DVD: Cymbaline (Live sound check, St. Tropez, 1970)
2. DVD: Atom Heart Mother (Live, St. Tropez, 1970)
3. DVD: Embryo (Live, St. Tropez, 1970)
4. DVD: Green Is The Colour (Live, St. Tropez, 1970)
5. DVD: Careful With That Axe, Eugene (Live, St. Tropez, 1970)
6. DVD: Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun (Live, St. Tropez, 1970)
7. DVD: Instrumental Improvisations 1,2,3 (Live in studio, Paris, 1970)
8. DVD: Embryo (Live, Paris, 1970)
9. DVD: Atom Heart Mother with the Philip Jones Brass Ensemble/John Alldis Choir (Live, London, 1970)

Disc: 13
1. Nothing Part 14 (Echoes work in progress)
2. Fat Old Sun (BBC Radio Session)
3. One Of These Days (BBC Radio Session)
4. Embryo (BBC Radio Session)
5. Echoes (BBC Radio Session)

Disc: 14
1. DVD/Blu - ray: Interview + Atom Heart Mother (Live, Hamburg, 1971) Brass & Choir conducted by Jeffrey Mitchell
2. DVD/Blu - ray: A Saucerful Of Secrets (Live, Offenbach, 1971)
3. DVD/Blu - ray: Set The Control For The Heart Of The Sun (Live, Asnierès
4. DVD/Blu - ray: Cymbaline (Live, Asnierès
5. DVD/Blu - ray: Atom Heart Mother (Live, Ossiach, 1971) Brass & Choir conducted by Jeffrey Mitchell
6. DVD/Blu - ray: Careful With That Axe, Eugene, Band interview (Live, Sydney, 1971)
7. DVD/Blu - ray: Documentary including Pink Floyd & manager Steve O'Rourke (Live, London, 1971)
8. DVD/Blu - ray: Storm Thorgerson & Aubrey Po Powell, interviewed re: record cover design (Live, London, 1971)
9. DVD/Blu - ray: One of These Days (French Windows), Ian Emes animation created Birmingham 1972
10. DVD/Blu - ray: Atom Heart Mother (extract, in color) (Live, Ossiach, 1971) Brass & Choir conducted by Jeffrey Mitchell
11. DVD/Blu - ray: Atom Heart Mother (Live, Hakone, 1971)

Disc: 15
1. Obscured By Clouds (2016 remix)
2. When You're In (2016 remix)
3. Burning Bridges (2016 remix)
4. The Gold It's In The... (2016 remix)
5. Wot's...Uh The Deal (2016 remix)
6. Mudmen (2016 remix)
7. Childhood's End (2016 remix)
8. Free Four (2016 remix)
9. Stay (2016 remix)
10. Absolutely Curtains (2016 remix)

Disc: 16
1. DVD/Blu - ray: Wot's...Uh The Deal: with recording session photos (Live, Château d'Hérouville, 1972)
2. DVD/Blu - ray: Pop Deux: Documentary recording Obscured By Clouds + David Gilmour and Roger Waters interview
3. DVD/Blu - ray: Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun (Live, Brighton Dome, 1972)
4. DVD/Blu - ray: Careful With That Axe, Eugene (Live, Brighton Dome, 1972)
5. DVD/Blu - ray: Actualités Méditerranée (Live, Marseille, 1972)
6. DVD/Blu - ray: JT Nuit - Les Pink Floyd (Live, Marseille, 1972)
7. DVD/Blu - ray: JT 20h
8. DVD/Blu - ray: Journal de Paris - Les Pink Floyd (Live, Paris, 1973)
9. DVD/Blu - ray: Pink Floyd Concert set up news report - France, 1972
10. DVD/Blu - ray: Careful With That Axe, Eugene (Live, Pompeii, 2016 5.1 Audio Remix)
11. DVD/Blu - ray: A Saucerful Of Secrets (Live, Pompeii, 2016 5.1 Audio Remix)
12. DVD/Blu - ray: One Of These Days (Live, Pompeii, 2016 5.1 Audio Remix)
13. DVD/Blu - ray: Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun (Live, Pompeii, 2016 5.1 Audio Remix)
14. DVD/Blu - ray: Echoes (Live, Pompeii, 2016 5.1 Audio Remix)

Disc: 17
1. DVD/Blu - ray: Pink Floyd Concert set up news report - France, 1972
2. DVD/Blu - ray: Careful With That Axe, Eugene (Live, Pompeii, 2016 5.1 Audio Remix)
3. DVD/Blu - ray: A Saucerful Of Secrets (Live, Pompeii, 2016 5.1 Audio Remix)
4. DVD/Blu - ray: One Of These Days (Live, Pompeii, 2016 5.1 Audio Remix)
5. DVD/Blu - ray: Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun (Live, Pompeii, 2016 5.1 Audio Remix)
6. DVD/Blu - ray: Echoes (Live, Pompeii, 2016 5.1 Audio Remix)

Disc: 18
1. DVD/Blu - ray: Arnold Layne (Alternative version) (Live, London, 1967)
2. DVD/Blu - ray: Corporal Clegg, Band interview, A Saucerful of Secrets (Live, Stuggart, 1969)
3. DVD/Blu - ray: Atom Heart Mother (Live, Shepton Mallet, 1970)
4. DVD/Blu - ray: Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun, A Saucerful Of Secrets (Live, Rotterdam, 1970)
5. DVD/Blu - ray: Atom Heart Mother, Careful With That Axe, Eugene, A Saucerful Of Secrets (Live, Amsterdam, 1972)
6. DVD/Blu - ray: The Committee - (Feature Film) Score by Pink Floyd

Disc: 19
1. DVD/Blu - ray: More feature film
2. DVD/Blu - ray: La Vallée (Obscured By Clouds) feature film

Disc: 20
1. 7 inch Single: Arnold Layne/Candy And A Currant Bun

Disc: 21
1. 7 inch Single: Arnold Layne/Candy And A Currant Bun

Disc: 22
1. 7 inch Single: Apples And Oranges/Paintbox

Disc: 23
1. 7 inch Single: It Would Be So Nice/Julia Dream

Disc: 24
1. 7 inch Single: Point Me At The Sky/Careful With That Axe, Eugene
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Re: The Early Years Box Set: 1965 - 1972

Postby Artisan » Thu Jul 28, 2016 6:15 pm

Holy balls. I'm saving up for the upcoming Lou Reed box set and trying to decide between Springsteen and T Rex boxes and now this??? Oy vey... well, I'd like to see the "budget" track listing. I can almost guarantee that they're going to leave off two or three important tracks just to get you to shell out for the big box (which I'll never be able to afford). Ugh... I guarantee that the inclusion of those 45s drives the price up by at least $80...

I'm interested in just about all the CDs here, but very little of the DVDs, and nothing else. I think they could make a decent amount if they just make box sets for each format and overcharge them. Sure, I'll bitch about paying $150 for what, 8 CDs, but at least I won't get stuck with fifteen discs worth of crap I'm never going to be able to play! :x

I really hope the budget version includes, at the very least, all of these:

Lucy Leave
Double-O-Bo
Remember Me
Walk With Me Sydney
Butterfly
I'm A King Bee
Apples And Oranges
Candy And A Currant Bun
In The Beechwoods
Vegetable Man
Scream Thy Last Scream
Point Me At The Sky
It Would Be So Nice
Julia Dream
Hollywood
Theme (Beat Version)
More Blues (Alternate Version)
Seabirds

Hopefully it will also have some BBC sessions (I have never heard a disappointing BBC session release) and some nice live stuff, but if the budget comp has all of the above tracks, I will happily eat a chair if that's what it takes to get my hands on a copy. I can compile all of their early singles using that tracklist and Relics. The only track missing would be Embryo, since Works wasn't reissued, but I don't know if "Embryo (From Picnic)" is the same as the Works one. Oh, I also find the lack of "Xmas Song" and "Corrosion In The Pink Room" a bit strange, but I really don't care at this point.
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Re: The Early Years Box Set: 1965 - 1972

Postby Alec Taylor » Thu Jul 28, 2016 8:08 pm

Here is the tracklisting for the condensed two-disc release:

Pink Floyd - Cre/ation
Disc 1
1. Arnold Layne
2. See Emily Play
3. Matilda Mother
4. Jugband Blues
5. Paintbox
6. Flaming (BBC Session, 1967)
7. In The Beechwoods
8. Point Me At The Sky
9. Careful With That Axe, Eugene
10. Embryo
11. Ummagumma Radio Ad
12. Grantchester Meadows (BBC Session, 1969)
13. Cymbaline (BBC Session, 1969)
14. Interstellar Overdrive (Live 1969)
15. Green Is The Colour (BBC Session, 1969)
16. Careful With That Axe, Eugene (BBC Session, 1969)

Disc 2
1. On The Highway
2. Auto Scene Version 2
3. The Riot Scene
4. Looking At Map
5. Take Off
6. Embryo (BBC Session, 1970)
7. Atom Heart Mother (Live 1970, Band Only)
8. Nothing Part 14
9. Childhood's End
10. Free Four
11. Stay


Tracks 1-5 on Disc 2 are all from Zabriskie Point. "The Riot Scene" is actually a band recording of "The Violent Sequence", the prototype of "Us and Them", so that's exciting. Also, the live version of "Interstellar Overdrive" featured on Disc 1 is the version that was left off of Ummagumma. I have that version, and it's actually really really good. Better than the studio version. So with that release, Ummagumma will be complete!


EDIT: Below are the links to the official track listings, in PDF form. Straight from the horse's mouth!

The Early Years 1965-1972

The Early Years - Cre/ation
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Re: The Early Years Box Set: 1965 - 1972

Postby Artisan » Thu Jul 28, 2016 8:55 pm

Ugh. This condensed version feels like a slap in the face. Oh, goody! The first two singles, plus Paint Box (which we've had since 1971 on Relics). A radio ad for Ummagumma. Remixes of songs that have sounded just fine for 50 years. Come on! The BBC sessions look nice, the "complete" live Ummagumma, sure, but really... how about, I dunno, the two songs that people have been clamoring for an official release for 50 YEARS??? Ya think that would be a good idea? No, because then everyone would buy the two-disc set for Scream and Vegetable Man, and no one would buy the $500 box. God forbid! Seriously. There are probably people who will drop FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS to get TWO SONGS. What the hell were they thinking!?!? Besides, how much are they going to charge for this comp? Definitely more than $25... my guess is between $28 and $33.

To be fair, the track listing isn't absolutely horrible (no Hey You!), but it reads like a radio promo disc rather than an official release. It reeks of "enjoy the two things on here that you've wanted to hear for a while before you eventually cave and buy the box on top of this." There's almost no point. The inclusion of the OBC tracks guarantees that the remix will never have a standalone CD release, so I hope it sounds even worse than the original.

Also, it seems that the Ummagumma radio ad is exclusive to the 2CD comp, forcing completists to buy both. Good grief.

This thing feels like the biggest ripoff. I would have been totally satisfied if they'd done the massive box set and then a 2-disc compilation of all the early singles, A-sides and B-sides, plus the unreleased bootleg tracks (where the hell is Xmas Song, by the way?) and taken a loss to appease their fans, rather than slap us in the face with this sorry excuse for a compilation. I realize a 19-disc box set (I'm not counting the stupid singles) is kind of tough to pare down, but there has been demand for certain songs - songs that you KNOW will move a product. The people who want Scream Thy Last Scream and Vegetable Man won't all be able to afford the massive box... why not stick 'em on a comp and take a bit of a loss? You know there are enough rabid Floyd fans that will buy the box... but it feels like they totally overestimated.

I'm not buying either of these to show that these practices are BS. If you're going to go all in and make a fuckoff giant box, that's fine, and by all means I'm not opposed to leaving stuff off the "budget" versions - if you stick ALL the gold on that, the big one won't sell - but you need SOME gold on it! Out of that tracklist, there's maybe 10 songs that I'm at all interested in, and there's nothing that makes me seriously consider buying it. At the very least, I wish they'd included the remainder of the A-sides and B-sides, because it would convince me to finally pick up Relics to have the early singles collection. But from a brief scan, it doesn't look like ANY of them are on here. We have Arnold Layne, See Emily Play, and Paintbox - all of which are on Relics. So, not happening.

This whole venture was a huge missed opportunity and even though I am really interested in this stuff, I'm not going to buy either one, unless I find the full box ridiculously cheap (i.e. 100 or less). This really hurts. I love Pink Floyd. The people who give me Pink Floyd in exchange for my special green paper are effectively saying "hey, fucker, all or nothing." Well, I say nothing. Unless they put out a compilation with most of the good stuff (preferably a CD with all of the early singles), I'm not going to give them my special green paper. This is just sad.

Sorry to piss in everyone's lasagna. I think I needed to get that out of my system. Now let's make it positive: Early Pink Floyd kicks ass!
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Re: The Early Years Box Set: 1965 - 1972

Postby Alec Taylor » Thu Jul 28, 2016 9:07 pm

The absolute minute this box set is released, it will go live on the Internet in both legal and not-so-legal formats. Hell, most of the songs that are "unreleased" have existed as underground bootlegs for decades. I have the rough outtakes of half of those songs that I've wanted ("Scream Thy Last Scream", "Interstellar Overdrive (Live)", "Atom Heart Mother (Band Only)"), it's just that "It Would Be So Nice" to have those outtakes in their real, tidy versions. I don't care much about those DVDs and stuff, those will end up on YouTube or DailyMotion or Vimeo or something. I'm just excited that the real recordings of all this stuff are finally going to be made public!

Some of the earliest 1965 material is going to feature Bob Klose on guitar and Juliette Wright on vocals. That's pretty neat! Most of the live stuff really doesn't interest me, since I used to have almost all of the bootlegs that they're releasing in this box set. I just want those hidden gems. And I know that someone is going to upload the remastered Obscured by Clouds album, and I'll be grabbing that too. I don't need the box set itself; the digital age ensures that we'll get its contents just because it's been released.
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Re: The Early Years Box Set: 1965 - 1972

Postby Artisan » Thu Jul 28, 2016 9:30 pm

I'm told that the box will be broken up into smaller sets over the coming months. They'll be based on years. That eases my rage a little bit, but how much do you want to bet is exclusive to the huge box, and how much do you want to bet is new to those?
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Re: The Early Years Box Set: 1965 - 1972

Postby Artisan » Fri Jul 29, 2016 1:28 pm

Well the fact that the box is getting split up by year is reassuring for sure, but I'm still confused as to the point of releasing a monster box set while announcing it will be available in bite-sized pieces. Oh well. At least there's hope then!
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Re: The Early Years Box Set: 1965 - 1972

Postby Alec Taylor » Fri Jul 29, 2016 7:19 pm

Okay, I've decided to outline all of the tracks from this upcoming box set that are of interest to Pink Floyd fans due to their previously unreleased status. These are the true purpose behind what looks to be a bit of a cash grab.


-Lucy Leave
-Double O Bo
-Remember Me
-Walk With Me Sydney (featuring Bob Klose and Juliette Wright)
-Butterfly
-I'm a King Bee
-In the Beechwoods
-Vegetable Man
-Scream Thy Last Scream
-Reaction In G
-John Latham (in nine different variations at that!)
-Song 1
-Roger's Boogie
-Murderotic Woman (Careful With That Axe, Eugene)
-The Massed Gadgets of Hercules (A Saucerful of Secrets)
-Hollywood
-Theme (Beat Version)
-More Blues
-Seabirds
-Embryo
-The Man and The Journey
-Soundtrack from the Film Zabriskie Point
-Nothing Part 14 (Echoes)
-Obscured by Clouds
-Baby Blue Shuffle in D Major
-Moonhead


Even by making the various "years" available as separate discs, I still really don't care to pay for the DVDs (because I'd only ever watch them once) or the bootlegs (that I already have for free). I'll probably grab the individual tracks or whatever and call it a day.
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Re: The Early Years Box Set: 1965 - 1972

Postby Dyolf » Fri Jul 29, 2016 7:43 pm

I ordered mine from Amazon today. £375... ouch!
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Re: The Early Years Box Set: 1965 - 1972

Postby Alec Taylor » Fri Jul 29, 2016 9:19 pm

Dyolf wrote:I ordered mine from Amazon today. £375... ouch!


A moment of silence for Dyolf's wallet. Selling Pink Floyd by the pound!
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Re: The Early Years Box Set: 1965 - 1972

Postby Artisan » Sat Jul 30, 2016 12:26 am

Apparently all of the condensed versions are following the naming convention that the first one does. I neglected to mention this in my first rant, but those names are absolutely te/rrible.
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Re: The Early Years Box Set: 1965 - 1972

Postby Alec Taylor » Sat Jul 30, 2016 4:54 am

Maybe I should follow suit and call my upcoming album Masturb/Ation.
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Re: The Early Years Box Set: 1965 - 1972

Postby Dyolf » Sat Jul 30, 2016 4:57 pm

Some more details, courtesy of Burning Shed.com

1965-1967 CAMBRIDGE ST/ATION - 2xCD / 1xDVD / 1xBluray

Covering Syd Barrett's time with the band, from the pre-EMI demos, through the non-album hit singles and related tracks, the first volume also features previously unreleased tracks like Vegetable Man and In The Beechwoods (newly mixed), plus BBC session recordings. Pink Floyd have also acquired the tapes of an unreleased 1967 concert in Stockholm. The DVD/Blu-ray includes historic TV performances plus some of Pink Floyd's own film material.

1968 GERMIN/ATION - 1xCD / 1xDVD / 1xBluray

This volume explores the time immediately after Syd Barrett's departure, when Pink Floyd were still writing singles and at the same time developing their own unique, more instrumentally-based style. There are non-album single releases, plus a recently discovered session at Capitol Records studios in Los Angeles, BBC sessions and other tracks. DVD/Blu-ray includes the recently restored promo clip of Point Me At The Sky, some international TV performances and a selection of song material from other television shows.

1969 DRAMATIS/ATION - 2xCD / 1xDVD / 1xBluray

In 1969 Pink Floyd unveiled their 2-part conceptual live production of The Man and The Journey, covering a 24-hour period of dreaming, waking and other activities. Never released in that form, however some of the songs were used on the More soundtrack and the Ummagumma album. This volume refers back to The Man and The Journey tour with live performances in Amsterdam and for the BBC in London, but also includes the bonus tracks from the More soundtrack that were used in the film but not on record, plus non-album tracks like the early version of Embryo from the Harvest sampler Picnic. Video material includes 20 minutes of The Man / The Journey rehearsal at the Royal Festival Hall, directed by Anthony Stern, including Afternoon (Biding My Time), The Beginning (Green Is The Colour), Cymbaline, Beset By Creatures Of The Deep and The End Of The Beginning (the last part of A Saucerful Of Secrets), plus other live performance footage from that year.

1970 DEVI/ATION - 2xCD / 2xDVD / 1xBluray

At the end of 1969 and in the early part of 1970, Pink Floyd recorded and mixed their contribution to Michelangelo Antonioni's alternative view of US society, Zabriskie Point. 3 songs were released on the soundtrack album, and a further 4 in the expanded CD edition in 1997. Never released on one Pink Floyd disc, this volume compiles remixed and updated versions of the Zabriskie Point audio material. In the same year, Pink Floyd scored their first UK Number One album with Atom Heart Mother, a collaboration with Ron Geesin, and the audio includes the first performance for the BBC, featuring an orchestra and choir, as well as, on DVD, the original Quad mix. Video material includes a full hour of Pink Floyd performing live at San Francisco cable TV station KQED plus extracts from historic performances of Atom Heart Mother, and material from French TV coverage of the St. Tropez festival in Southern France.

1971 REVERBER/ATION - 1xCD / 1xDVD / 1xBluray

In 1971 Pink Floyd recorded the Meddle album, containing the LP side-long Echoes, regarded by many as laying the groundwork for The Dark Side Of The Moon, and, as such, is an important part of the Pink Floyd canon. This package includes part of the original demos, when the project gestated from Nothing to Return Of The Son Of Nothing, as well as a contemporary BBC session recording. Audio-visual material includes the original unreleased Quad mix of Echoes but also material of live band performances in 1971, including songs performed with Roland Petit and his Marseille ballet company.

1972 OBFUSC/ATION - 1xCD / 1xDVD / 1xBluray

In 1972 Pink Floyd travelled to the north of Paris, to record at Strawberry Studios there, based in the town's Chateau. In a remarkable two weeks, they wrote and recorded one of their most cohesive albums, Obscured By Clouds, the soundtrack to Barbet Schroeder's La Valle 1972 saw the release of Pink Floyd Live At Pompeii, a film of the band performing without an audience in the historic Roman amphitheatre of Pompeii, directed by Adrian Maben. The video material includes the performances from the Live At Pompeii film, edited to new 5.1 audio mixes, plus material from contemporary French TV as well as performances from Brighton Dome in June 1972 and further performances with the Roland Petit ballet company.

BONUS CONTINU/ATION (Exclusive to The Early Years 1965-1972 box set) - 1xCD / 2xDVD / 2xBluray

A bonus CD/DVD/Blu-ray disc package includes a CD of early BBC radio sessions, the audio tracks from the film The Committee, Pink Floyd's live soundtrack to the 1969 NASA moon landings, and more. Audio-visual material includes 3 feature films: The Committee, More and La Valle (Obscured By Clouds), plus more live footage and festival performances by the band.

7" VINYL SINGLES IN REPRODUCTION SLEEVES :

Arnold Layne C/W Candy And A Currant Bun
See Emily Play C/W The Scarecrow
Apples And Oranges C/W Paintbox
It Would Be So Nice C/W Julia Dream
Point Me At The Sky C/W Careful With That Axe, Eugene
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Re: The Early Years Box Set: 1965 - 1972

Postby Dyolf » Sat Jul 30, 2016 6:19 pm

BONUS CONTINU/ATION

CD:
BBC Radio Session, 25 September 1967:


1. Flaming† 2.42
2. The Scarecrow† 1.59
3. The Gnome† 2.08
4. Matilda Mother† 3.20
5. Reaction in G† 0.34
6. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun† 3.19

BBC Radio Session, 20 December 1967:

7. Scream Thy Last Scream† 3.35

BBC Radio Session, 2 December 1968:

8. Baby Blue Shuffle In D Major† 3.58
9. Blues† 4.59
10. US Radio ad 0.22
11. Music from The Committee No. 1 1.06
12. Music from The Committee No. 2 3.25
13. Moonhead† 7.16 live on 1969 BBC TV moon landings broadcast
14. Echoes† 24.10 live at Wembley 1974

The missing "Echoes" from the Live at Wembley album! So now, between the DSOTM Immersion, WYWH Immersion and this box we will now have the full Wembley 1974 show.
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Re: The Early Years Box Set: 1965 - 1972

Postby Alec Taylor » Sat Jul 30, 2016 6:28 pm

Duderino, I've had that "Echoes" performance as a bootleg before. It's absolutely phenomenal! They've got Dick Perry along with them playing saxophone on the song, and it sounds great.
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Re: The Early Years Box Set: 1965 - 1972

Postby Dyolf » Sat Jul 30, 2016 7:54 pm

Also at the end of the official trailer video for the set it says that each of the individual sets (within this box) will be available in 2017 except the final CD which is exclusive to the big set.
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Re: The Early Years Box Set: 1965 - 1972

Postby Alec Taylor » Mon Aug 01, 2016 4:58 am

Nothing is exclusive in the digital age. Besides, two of the people behind this music aren't even getting the royalties from this (on account of being dead).
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Re: The Early Years Box Set: 1965 - 1972

Postby Dyolf » Tue Aug 02, 2016 10:42 am

How cool would it be though if David, Nick and Roger did a few gigs in London of just old stuff to promote this box? I know it sucks that Rick is gone but I mean.... just look:

Set 1

1. Astronomy Domine
2. Cymbaline
3. Green is the Colour
4. Grantchester Meadows
5. The Narrow Way (Parts 1-3)
6. See Emily Play
7. Atom Heart Mother

Set 2

1. One of These Days
2. The Nile Song
3. A Saucerful of Secrets
4. Careful With That Axe, Eugene
5. Crumbling Land
6. If
7. Fat Old Sun
8. Summer '68 (tribute to Rick)
9. Childhood's End
10. Obscured by Clouds / When You're In
11. Wot's... uh the Deal?

Encore

1. Arnold Layne
2. Wish You Were Here
3. Comfortably Numb
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Re: The Early Years Box Set: 1965 - 1972

Postby Alec Taylor » Tue Aug 02, 2016 5:51 pm

Dyolf wrote:Encore

1. Wish You Were Here
2. Comfortably Numb


I wouldn't be surprised if they ended a great throwback set like that with something like this. Toss in "Run Like Hell" and you've got it made.
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Re: The Early Years Box Set: 1965 - 1972

Postby quicksilver » Wed Aug 17, 2016 4:53 pm

I'm still holding out hope that the entire 1972 Brighton show was filmed for the "Superstars in Concert" series not just CWTAE & STCFTHOTS. Doesn't make sense to film just 2 songs.
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Re: The Early Years Box Set: 1965 - 1972

Postby Artisan » Wed Aug 17, 2016 10:25 pm

Looked into this earlier today. I guess I misunderstood what it meant by individual releases for 2017. I thought they were going to do half-assed samplers like the "Creation" set... didn't realize they're releasing the entire CD/DVD volumes. That's a lot better. Although it does beg the question, why even bother with the box then? I'll definitely be picking up the volumes for 1965-1968, and maybe more eventually (though the last few really do look weak; five songs on the 1971 CD? that's it? well, I guess, Meddle only had 6 after all...). I'm a bit concerned about the price, though. If the box is listed at $575, and the only things exclusive to it are one volume and five singles... my guess is that those make up about $125 of the actual cost, so the remaining difference comes to $75 each for six boxes. I really hope they offer them cheaper; I want the first two boxes for all the early singles and stuff but I doubt they'll be less than $40, and that's for a really good deal. My guess is they'll charge about $60 each.

One thing I realized looking over the track list... where's Biding My Time? I love that song and find it odd that every other early non-album song is here, but Biding My Time is excluded. Oh well, at least now I can justify paying $15 for Relics like I intend to do on Sunday. I don't think I should call Pink Floyd one of my five favorite artists without having heard their non-album singles.

I still don't think the Creation set is very well-done, though (especially the exclusive Ummagumma promotional; how else would they sell both?) and I won't be buying that. All of the songs that I want from it, barring Point Me At The Sky (or was it Careful With That Axe?) are on Relics, and I'm definitely going to buy that. The remaining individual releases still have titles which induce stomach content evacu/ation, but at least they didn't BS the actual content. I also won't feel bad about missing the volume exclusive to the box; the only interesting track on it is their moon landing jam, and I'll just listen to that on YouTube.

I still think the box is way overpriced, but at least now I know that they aren't trying to dick us over with it. That's a relief. I was expecting each individual release to be a watered-down set a la Creation. Damn, are those titles annoying, though.
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Re: The Early Years Box Set: 1965 - 1972

Postby quicksilver » Thu Aug 18, 2016 8:49 pm

Its an awful lot money for sure but they are jam packed with some cool stuff. The "Pink Floyd Machine" is healthy as ever.
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Re: The Early Years Box Set: 1965 - 1972

Postby Artisan » Fri Aug 19, 2016 12:33 am

The approach they've taken toward this release is extremely puzzling, but as long as I can get the two volumes with all the early singles without breaking my bank, I'll be satisfied. The exclusion of Biding My Time, The Merry Xmas Song, and other stuff like Corrosion in the Pink Room is kind of odd, considering the scope of the project, but I suppose they need extra material for the next box in five years, right?
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Re: The Early Years Box Set: 1965 - 1972

Postby quicksilver » Fri Aug 19, 2016 2:50 pm

Yes, you're exactly right!

All these new releases are great and I know they're re-releasing the vinyl as well. As a Pink Floyd fan, this is all great for those who can afford them. Personally I would love to see a proper DVD of "A Momentary Lapse of Reason"
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Re: The Early Years Box Set: 1965 - 1972

Postby Artisan » Fri Aug 19, 2016 4:49 pm

I think I would have settled for "experience" issues of all of the early albums rather than a multimedia extravaganza like this, but despite the initial announcement being really poorly planned, it seems like they have it under control.
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