Just to reiterate how big the resurgence of vinyl albums has become, Pink Floyd has announced major plans to reissue the band’s entire discography on vinyl through it’s own label, Pink Floyd Records starting next month.
This will be the first time in over twenty years that fans will have access to new pressings of the band’s more obscure albums, as each and every album of the band’s prolific catalog will be pressed and released on 180-gram vinyl to ensure high-quality sound.
The kickoff for the vinyl re-releases start on June 3rd, with Pink Floyd’s first recorded albums including The Piper At The Gates of Dawn, A Saucerful of Secrets, More, and the double-LP Ummagumma. All of the new re-releases will be sold with the original artwork and packaging. These initial albums have been remastered by James Guthrie, Joel Plante, and Bernie Grundman.
Following on from June 3rd, additional albums will be launched throughout the year. However in the meantime, all of the albums are available on CD and on digital and streaming platforms.
Pink Floyd has released 15 albums over the years: opening their account with The Piper At The Gates of Dawn in 1967 and culminating with the band’s final effort, Endless River in 2014.
Founding members Roger Waters and David Gilmour have both continued to tour and perform the band’s songs live, although Waters officially left the band in 1985.
Dave Gilmour’s recent tour to promote his solo album, Rattle That Lock, was mostly tracks from the new album, but Gilmore still added Pink Floyd classics to his set list.
For collectors of vinyl and Pink Floyd, these albums look like they will be a beautiful collection.