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Pink Floyd – The Early Years 1965-1972 (2016) V2 [Box Set]

The Early Years 1965 1972 is a comprehensive Box Set that sees Pink Floyd delve into their vast music archive to produce a deluxe package that includes 7 individual book-style volumes, featuring much previously unreleased material. The Early Years box set contains unreleased tracks, BBC Radio Sessions, remixes, outtakes, and alternative versions over an incredible 11 hours, 45 mins of audio (made up of 130+ tracks), live and TV performance in over 14 hours of audio-visual material. The content includes over 20 unreleased songs, more than 7 hours of previously unreleased live audio, and over 5 hours of rare concert footage, along with 5 meticulously produced 7″ singles in replica sleeves, collectible memorabilia, feature films and new sound mixes. Previously unreleased tracks include 1967’s ‘Vegetable Man’ and ‘In The Beechwoods’, which have been mixed for the first time, specially for this release. ‘The Early Years 1965-1972’ will give collectors the opportunity to hear the evolution of the band and witness their part in cultural revolutions from their earliest recordings and studio sessions to the years prior to the release of ‘The Dark Side Of The Moon’, one of the biggest selling albums of all time. From the single ‘Arnold Layne’ to the 20-minute epic ‘Echoes’, fans will see the invention of psychedelic progressive rock via an insightful collection that explores the Pink Floyd story from the time Roger Waters, Richard Wright, Nick Mason and Syd Barrett met at London’s Regent Street Polytechnic, through to Syd’s departure and David Gilmour joining to form the iconic lineup.

Track Listings:

Disc 1: Studio recordings from 1965 – 1967
(1965 Recordings)

01 Lucy Leave – 2:57†
02 Double O Bo – 2:57†
03 Remember Me – 2:46†
04 Walk with Me Sydney – 3:11†
05 Butterfly – 3:00†
06 I’m a King Bee – 3:13†

(1966-1967 Recordings)
07 Arnold Layne – 2:57
08 See Emily Play – 2:55
09 Apples and Oranges – 3:05
10 Candy and a Currant Bun – 2:45
11 Paintbox – 3:48
12 Matilda Mother (2010 mix) – 4:01
13 Jugband Blues (2010 mix) – 3:01
14 In the Beechwoods (2010 mix) – 4:43
15 Vegetable Man (2010 mix) – 2:32
16 Scream Thy Last Scream (2010 mix) – 4:43

† Recorded as The Tea Set around Christmas 1964

Tracks 1-11 are mono.
Tracks 12-16 are stereo.
Tracks 13-16 are previously unreleased.

Disc 2: Live in Stockholm and John Latham sessions
(Live in Stockholm 1967)

01 Introduction (Live, Stockholm, 1967) – 0:25
02 Reaction in G (Live, Stockholm, 1967) – 7:18
03 Matilda Mother (Live, Stockholm, 1967) – 5:34
04 Pow R. Toc H. (Live, Stockholm, 1967) – 11:56
05 Scream Thy Last Scream (Live, Stockholm, 1967) – 4:00
06 Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun (Live, Stockholm, 1967) – 7:17
07 See Emily Play (Live, Stockholm, 1967) – 3:16
08 Interstellar Overdrive (Live, Stockholm, 1967) – 8:57
(John Latham studio recordings 1967)
09 John Latham Version 1 – 4:32
10 John Latham Version 2 – 5:06
11 John Latham Version 3 – 3:45
12 John Latham Version 4 – 2:59
13 John Latham Version 5 – 2:48
14 John Latham Version 6 – 3:17
15 John Latham Version 7 – 2:36
16 John Latham Version 8 – 2:49
17 John Latham Version 9 – 2:38

Tracks 1-8 recorded live 10 September 1967 at Gyllene Cirkeln, Stockholm, Sweden.
Tracks 9-17 recorded at De Lane Lea Studios, London, 20 October 1967.

(Volume 2: 1968: Germination)
Disc 1: Studio recordings from 1968 ; BBC Sessions from 1968
01 Point Me at the Sky – 3:40
02 It Would Be So Nice – 3:46
03 Julia Dream – 2:34
04 Careful with That Axe, Eugene (single version) – 5:46
05 Song 1 (Capitol Studios, Los Angeles, 22 August 1968) – 3:19
06 Roger’s Boogie (Capitol Studios, Los Angeles, 22 August 1968) – 4:35
(BBC Radio Session, 25 June 1968)
07 Murderotic Woman (Careful with That Axe, Eugene) – 3:38
08 The Massed Gadgets of Hercules (A Saucerful of Secrets) – 7:18
09 Let There Be More Light – 4:32
10 Julia Dream – 2:50
(BBC Radio Session, 20 December 1968)
11 Point Me to the Sky – 4:25
12 Embryo – 3:13
13 Intersteller Overdrive – 9:37
(Tracks 5-13 previously unreleased)

Volume 3: 1969 Dramatisation
Disc 2: (More non-album tracks, BBC sessions and Live in Amsterdam)

01 Hollywood (non-album track) – 1:21
02 Theme (Beat version) (Alternative version) – 5:38
03 More Blues (Alternative version) – 3:49
04 Seabirds (non-album track) – 4:20
05 Embryo (from ‘Picnic’, Harvest Records sampler) – 4:43
(BBC Radio Session, 12 May 1969)
06 Grantchester Meadows – 3:36
07 Cymbaline- 3:38
08 The Narrow Way – 4:48
09 Green is the Colour – 3:21
10 Careful with That Axe, Eugene- 3:26

Disc 1: (Live at the Paradiso, Amsterdam, August 9, 1969)
11 Interstellar Overdrive – 4:20
12 Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun – 12:25
13 Careful with That Axe, Eugene – 10:09
14 A Saucerful of Secrets – 13:03

Disc 2: The Man and The Journey Live Amsterdam, 17 September 1969
01 Daybreak (Grantchester Meadows) – 8:14
02 Work – 4:12
03 Afternoon (Biding My Time) – 6:39
04 Doing It – 3:54
05 Sleeping – 4:38
06 Nightmare (Cymbaline) – 9:15
07 Labyrinth – 1:10
08 The Beginning (Green is the Colour) – 3:25
09 Beset by Creatures of the Deep (Careful with That Axe, Eugene) – 6:27
10 The Narrow Way, Part 3 – 5:11
11 The Pink Jungle (Pow R. Toc H.) – 4:56
12 The Labyrinths of Auximines – 3:20
13 Footsteps / Doors – 3:12
14 Behold the Temple of Light – 5:32
15 The End of the Beginning (A Saucerful of Secrets) – 6:31

(Volume 4: 1970: Deviation)
Disc 1:

01 Atom Heart Mother (Live in Montreux, 21 Nov 1970) – 18:01
(BBC Radio Session, 16 July 1970)
02 Embryo – 11.10
03 Fat Old Sun – 5.52
04 Green Is The Colour – 3.27
05 Careful With That Axe, Eugene – 8.25
06 If – 5.47
07 Atom Heart Mother (with choir, cello & brass ensemble) – 25.30

Disc 2: Unreleased tracks from the ‘Zabriskie Point’ soundtrack recordings
08 On The Highway – 1.16
09 Auto Scene Version 2 – 1.13
10 Auto Scene Version 3 – 1.31
11 Aeroplane – 2.18
12 Explosion – 5.47
13 The Riot Scene – 1.40
14 Looking At Map – 1.57
15 Love Scene Version 7 – 5.03
16 Love Scene Version 1 – 3.26
17 Take Off – 1.20
18 Take Off Version 2 – 1.12
19 Love Scene Version 2 – 1.56
20 Love Scene (Take 1) – 2.16
21 Unknown Song (Take 1) – 5.56
22 Love Scene (Take 2) – 6.40
23 Crumbling Land (Take 1) – 4.09
24 Atom Heart Mother (Early studio version, band only) – 19.15

(Volume 5: 1971: Reverberation)
01 Nothing Part 14 (Echoes work in progress) – 7.01
(BBC Radio Session, September 30, 1971)
02 Fat Old Sun – 15.33
03 One Of These Days – 7.19
04 Embryo – 10.43
05 Echoes – 26.25

(Volume 6: 1972: Obfuscation)
Obscured by Clouds 2016 Remix
01 Obscured by Clouds – 3.03
02 When You’re In – 2.31
03 Burning Bridges – 3.30
04 The Gold It’s In The… – 3.07
05 Wot’s…Uh The Deal – 5.09
06 Mudmen – 4.18
07 Childhood’s End – 4.33
08 Free Four – 4.16
09 Stay – 4.06
10 Absolutely Curtains – 5.52

This CD was accidentally replaced by the Live at Pompeii stereo CD before shipping. This disc actually comes packaged outside the set in a separate white slipcase, on the reverse of which it says Replacement CD disc for Obfusc/ation […] (Stereo 2016 mix of Pink Floyd ‘Live at Pompeii’ CD supplied in error)

Bonus CD: Live at Pompeii
On 5 November 2016 Pink Floyd announced, via their official Facebook page, that an extra CD would now be included in the set – Live at Pompeii. The Pompeii performance but has never been officially released on CD before. The Pompeii CD was accidentally included in the 1972:Obfusc/ation set instead of the 2016 mix of the Obscured by Clouds album. Therefore the 2016 Obscured by Clouds CD was included separately in a white slipcase; on the front of which is written Obscured by Clouds 2016 remix and on the reverse: Replacement CD disc for Obfusc/ation […] (Stereo 2016 mix of Pink Floyd ‘Live at Pompeii’ CD supplied in error).

01 Careful With That Axe, Eugene: 6:45
02 Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun: 10:35
03 One of These Days: 5:50
04 A Saucerful of Secrets: 12:49
05 Echoes: 24:56
06 Careful With That Axe, Eugene (Alternative Version): 6:06

(Volume 7: 1967-1972: Continuation)
(BBC Radio Session, 25 September 1967)
01 Flaming – 2.42
02 The Scarecrow – 1.59
03 The Gnome – 2.08
04 Matilda Mother – 3.20
05 Reaction in G – 0.34
06 Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun – 3.19
(BBC Radio Session, 20 December 1967)
07 Scream Thy Last Scream – 3.35
08 Vegetable Man – 3.07
09 Pow R. Toc H. – 2.45
10 Jugband Blues – 3.50
(BBC Radio Session, 2 December 1968)
11 Baby Blue Shuffle in D Major – 3.58
12 Blues – 4.59
13 US Radio ad – 0.22
14 Music from The Committee No. 1 – 1.06
15 Music from The Committee No. 2 – 3.25
16 Moonhead (live on 1969 BBC TV moon landings broadcast) – 7.16
17 Echoes (live at Wembley 1974) – 24.10

THEN AT LAST THE MIGHTY SHIP DESCENDING ON A POINT OF FLAME

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