Pink Floyd catalog back on vinyl, first time in two decades!
180-gram vinyl pressings
Mastered by James Guthrie, Joel Plante and Bernie Grundman
For the first time in more than two decades, Pink Floyd Records — along with Sony Music and Warner Music Group — will begin the reintroduction of the band's classic catalog on vinyl. The first four records to be released in June 2016 include The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, A Saucerful Of Secrets, the soundtrack from the film More and the two-LP setUmmagumma. Pink Floyd Records will reproduce the vinyl catalog throughout the year with release dates being announced at regular intervals.
Special care has been taken to replicate the original packaging. The first set of releases, mastered by James Guthrie, Joel Plante and Bernie Grundman, will be pressed on 180-gram vinyl for optimum sound quality.
Pink Floyd Records' distribution deals will see the new LPs issued through Warner Music in the U.K. and Europe and Sony Music's Columbia imprint in North America and the rest of the world. "We're proud to continue to support one of the world's greatest and most influential bands," says Warner chairman Max Lousada. "This is an exciting new chapter in our long-standing partnership with Pink Floyd and we look forward to working with them to help curate their remarkable body of work."
"We are proud to continue the long standing relationship in North America and beyond between Columbia Records and Pink Floyd," adds Columbia chief Howard Stringer. "We are excited to work together with the band on their incredible musical legacy."
Pink Floyd's third album Soundtrack From the Film More, was released in July of 1969. Morewas the band's second film score. Their first was for a movie called The Committee in 1968, which was not ever released until recently (only on DVD). Then, French film director Barbet Schroder (whom would go on to direct "Single White Female," "Reversal of Fortune," "Barfly" and "La Vallee (which was another movie Pink Floyd would do the film score for and release as the Obscured by Clouds album). More was a story of love and betrayal set on the then hippie island of Ibiza. The band went to Abbey Road Studios and also Pye Studios in London to record the score to the film and emerged with 13 tracks (half with vocals and half instrumental) in just over a week.