Pink Floyd Remasters (including high-res Blu-ray Audio AND WYWH on SACD) - FINALLY!

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  1. Ron Reda

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    WOW, this is GREAT news! PF on Blu-ray? AMAZING indeed. EDIT: (SEE POST #5 for full details)

    http://www.glidemagazine.com/hiddentrack/entire-pink-floyd-catalog-to-be-remastered/


    http://www.glidemagazine.com/hiddentrack/entire-pink-floyd-catalog-to-be-remastered/
    The new remasters come in four different varieties - Discovery, Experience, Immersion and Vinyl. The Discovery series are for newcomers to the music of Pink Floyd as they will feature all 14 albums ”painstakingly digitally remastered” by The Wall co-producer James Guthrie in “newly crafted packaging and booklets created by the band’s long-time artwork collaborator Storm Thorgerson.” You can buy all 14 albums together in the Discovery Box Set or individually.
    Unreleased material starts flying in the Experience series which features the remastered versions of Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here and The Wall, each with a bonus disc of additional material and expanded liner notes. The Dark Side set includes a previously unreleased recording of the album performed at Wembley Stadium in 1974, Wish You Were Here features outtakes and live material from that era, while The Wall’s bonus material is still to be determined.

    The description of the Immersion series particularly caught our attention – “Lavishly packaged in a sturdy 29cm square box, the sets contain remastered, previously unreleased and audio-visual material, plus much additional content – reproduced memorabilia, brand new graphics, art prints, collectors’ items, lavish booklets and more.” Again, only available for Dark Side, The Wall and Wish You Were Here, these boxes will include all sorts of rarities like Richard Wright’s Us and Them demo, Roger Waters’ Money demo, concert films and live material.

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    Also, each remastered version of Pink Floyd’s album will be available on vinyl with more details about those releases to follow. Finally, a new Greatest Hits collection entitled Best Of – A Foot In The Door will feature 16 remastered tracks. Head over to the new Why Pink Floyd…? website for more information on this bevy of archival releases and to pre-order ‘em.
     
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    Thanks for the link and info. This is wonderful news. I've been toying for months about whether to purchase OBtW; I am pleased at this point that I have held off. This set looks quite promising.

    It's neat too. On my Facebook page, I was recently playing the "Desert Island" game (with which books, music, etc. one would keep for an eternity), and the fourteen studio albums of The Floyd are included on my list of recorded music that would without doubt be in the 'keeper' category. :)
     
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    Excited to see what's on the blurays. If it's like Neil Youngs unmatched "Archives" discs, it could be pretty special.
     
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    Well, those two sound like a clear blind buy to me :), thanks for the info!



     
  5. Ron Reda

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    Furthermore (see below)!!!

    http://www.brain-damage.co.uk/latest/get-immersed-in-pink-floyds-back-catalogue-with-outtakes-rarities-and.html

    Get immersed in Pink Floyd's back catalogue, with outtakes, rarities, and more
    Written by Matt
    Tuesday, 10 May 2011
    Immersion edition of DSOTM
    Revealed today are details of a huge Pink Floyd release schedule, featuring all the studio albums newly remastered including unreleased music from the archives and collectors' box sets. With three of the major titles coming in three different editions each, there's an edition for every level of fan, from casual enthusiast, to the biggest Floydheads!
    The comprehensive release schedule kicks off on September 26, 2011, and encompasses CDs, DVDs, Blu-ray discs, an SACD, an array of digital formats, viral marketing, iPhone Apps and a brand-new single-album 'Best Of' collection. Vinyl editions are also in the works for release in due course.
    We're delighted to bring you details of the remasters, the collection boxset, the best of, and for three of the albums (so far) the three different special editions on offer - Discovery, Experience, and Immersion - and just what to expect for each album. We've also got those important pre-order links, so that you can secure your chosen release(s)...
    Pink Floyd Best Of BEST OF - "A FOOT IN THE DOOR" - November 7th, 2011
    This is a single CD collection featuring a tracklist chosen by Pink Floyd, and featuring newly created artwork from Storm Thorgerson. All tracks remastered by James Guthrie in 2011. The tracks are: Hey You / See Emily Play / The Happiest Days Of Our Lives / Another Brick In The Wall part 2 / Have A Cigar / Wish You Were Here / Time / The Great Gig In The Sky / Money / Comfortably Numb / High Hopes / Learning To Fly / The Fletcher Memorial Home / Shine On You Crazy Diamond (edit) / Brain Damage / Eclipse.
    DISCOVERY EDITIONS - September 26th, 2011
    Pink Floyd Discovery box setEvery EMI-released album in the Pink Floyd catalogue will be released as a Discovery edition. All 14 original Studio albums have been painstakingly digitally remastered by James Guthrie, and are reissued with newly crafted packaging and multi-page booklets created by the band's long-time artwork collaborator Storm Thorgerson.
    These will clearly be ideal for the more casual fan, and for those who want to explore one or more of the band's albums for the first time. However, if you want them all, you might want to consider...
    DISCOVERY BOX SET - September 26th, 2011
    This gathers together all fourteen studio albums in their Discovery edition version, into one newly designed box, with a specially designed booklet.
    EXPERIENCE EDITIONS
    Currently, there are three of the Floyd's albums that have been announced for release as an Experience edition. These present the original studio album, digitally remastered by James Guthrie and reissued with a newly designed Digipak and a new multi-page booklet designed by Storm Thorgerson. However, each also comes with an additional disc as follows:
    - THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON Experience edition - September 26th, 2011
    Disc two features the November 1974 Wembley concert recording by the BBC of The Dark Side of the Moon.
    - WISH YOU WERE HERE Experience edition - November 7th, 2011
    Disc two features more from the November 1974 Wembley concert, and contains the following tracks: Shine On You Crazy Diamond (parts 1-6) live at Wembley (2011 mix and previously unreleased)
    Raving & Drooling live at Wembley (2011 mix and previously unreleased)
    You've Got To Be Crazy live at Wembley (2011 mix and previously unreleased)
    Wine Glasses from the unreleased 'Household Objects' project
    Have A Cigar alternative version (previously unreleased)
    Wish You were Here featuring Stephane Grappelli (previously unreleased)
    - THE WALL Experience edition - February 27th, 2012
    Disc three's contents are yet to be officially announced.
    Pink Floyd - The Dark Side of the Moon Experience edition Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here Experience edition
    These editions will prove tempting to those fans who don't go for the Immersion editions...which, as you'll see below, go to new lengths never before seen in Floyd releases!
    IMMERSION BOX SETS
    These are lavishly packaged editions that come with the same content as the Experience editions, but with additional discs (including various DVDs and Blurays) along with other specially designed goodies within the sturdy boxes...
    - THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON Immersion edition - September 26th, 2011
    In addition to the remastered album, and the second disc from the Experience edition with the BBC 1974 concert recording of TDSOTM, this edition comes with FOUR additional discs:
    DISC 3 – DVD 1, ALL AUDIO: The Dark Side Of The Moon, James Guthrie 2003 5.1 Surround Mix (previously released only on SACD) in standard resolution audio at 448 kbps / The Dark Side Of The Moon, James Guthrie 2003 5.1 Surround Mix (previously released only on SACD) in high resolution audio at 640 kbps / The Dark Side Of The Moon, LPCM Stereo mix (as disc 1) / The Dark Side Of The Moon, Alan Parsons Quad Mix (previously released only on vinyl LP/8 track tape in 1973) in standard resolution audio at 448 kbps / The Dark Side Of The Moon, Alan Parsons Quad Mix (previously released only on vinyl LP/8 track tape in 1973) in high resolution audio at 640 kbps
    DISC 4 - DVD 2, ALL AUDIO VISUAL: Live In Brighton 1972: Careful With That Axe, Eugene (previously unreleased on DVD) / Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun (previously unreleased on DVD) / The Dark Side Of The Moon, 2003 documentary (25 min EPK) / Concert Screen Films (60 min total): British Tour 1974, French Tour 1974, North American Tour 1975. Screen films play in stereo and 5.1 Surround Sound
    DISC 5 – BLURAY, AUDIO+AUDIO VISUAL: The Dark Side Of The Moon, James Guthrie 2003 5.1 Surround Mix (previously released only on SACD) in high resolution audio at 96 kHz/24-bit / The Dark Side Of The Moon, Original stereo mix (1973) mastered in high resolution audio at 96 kHz/24-bit / Live In Brighton 1972: Careful With That Axe, Eugene (previously unreleased on DVD/BluRay) / Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun (previously unreleased on DVD/BluRay) / The Dark Side Of The Moon, 2003 documentary (EPK) / Concert Screen Films (5.1 Surround Mix): British Tour 1974, French Tour 1974, North American Tour 1975 / Concert Screen Films (High Resolution Stereo Mix): British Tour 1974, French Tour 1974, North American Tour 1975
    DISC 6 - CD3: The Dark Side Of The Moon 1972 Early Album Mix engineered by Alan Parsons (previously unreleased) / The Hard Way (from ‘Household Objects’ project) / Us And Them, Richard Wright Demo (previously unreleased) / The Travel Sequence, live from Brighton June 1972 (previously unreleased) / The Mortality Sequence, live from Brighton June 1972 (previously unreleased) / Any Colour You Like, live from Brighton June 1972 (previously unreleased) / The Travel Sequence, studio recording 1972 (previously unreleased) / Money, Roger Waters’ demo (previously unreleased)
    This all comes with a 40 page 27cm x 27cm booklet designed by Storm Thorgerson, an exclusive photo book edited by Jill Furmanovsky, an exclusive Storm Thorgerson Art Print, 5 x Collectors' Cards featuring art and comments by Storm Thorgerson, replica of The Dark Side Of The Moon tour ticket, replica of The Dark Side Of The Moon backstage pass, scarf, 3 x black marbles, 9 x Coasters (unique to this box) featuring early Storm Thorgerson design sketches, and a 12 page credits booklet.
    - WISH YOU WERE HERE Immersion edition - November 7th, 2011
    In addition to the remastered edition, and the second disc from the Experience edition with unreleased live and studio tracks, this comes with an additional three discs of goodies.
    DISC 3 - DVD1, ALL AUDIO: Wish You Were Here, James Guthrie 2009 5.1 Surround Mix (previously unreleased) in standard resolution audio at 448 kbps / Wish You Were Here, James Guthrie 2009 5.1 Surround Mix (previously unreleased) in high resolution audio at 640 kbps / Wish You Were Here, Original Mix (1975) LPCM stereo / Wish You Were Here, Quad Mix (previously released only on vinyl LP/8 track tape) in standard resolution audio at 448 kbps / Wish You Were Here, Quad Mix (previously released only on vinyl LP/8 track tape) in high resolution audio at 640 kbps
    DISC 4 - DVD 2, AUDIO VISUAL: Concert Screen Films: Shine On You Crazy Diamond Intro / Shine On You Crazy Diamond / Welcome To The Machine animated clip / Storm Thorgerson short film. Concert Screen Films play in stereo and 5.1 Surround Sound
    DISC 5 - BLURAY: AUDIO: Wish You Were Here, James Guthrie 2009 5.1 Surround Mix (previously unreleased) high resolution audio at 96 kHz/24-bit / Wish You Were Here, Original stereo mix (1975) mastered in high resolution audio at 96 kHz/24-bit / Concert Screen films: Shine On You Crazy Diamond Intro / Shine On You Crazy Diamond / Welcome To The Machine animated clip / Storm Thorgerson short film
    This set comes with a 40 page, 27cm x 27cm booklet designed by Storm Thorgerson, an exclusive photo book edited by Jill Furmanovsky, an exclusive Storm Thorgerson Art Print, 5 x Collectors’ Cards featuring art and comments by Storm Thorgerson, replica of Wish You Were Here tour ticket, replica of Wish You Were Here backstage pass, scarf, 3 x clear marbles, 9 x coasters (unique to this box) featuring early Storm Thorgerson design sketches, and a 12 page credits booklet.
    - THE WALL Immersion edition - February 27th, 2012
    In addition to the remastered edition, which has a third disc, the Immersion edition comes with a total of seven discs, with the contents of two of the CDs not yet revealed. The Immersion edition comes with the two-disc Is There Anybody Out There, the live album from the original Wall shows, now fully remastered which should prove a popular move, and a seventh disc (a DVD) with the following:
    Another Brick In The Wall part 2 promo video, restored in 2011
    Behind The Wall documentary
    Gerald Scarfe interview
    Short filmed extract of Earls Court concert featuring animation.
    This set comes with a 44 page, 27cm x 27cm booklet designed by Storm Thorgerson, an exclusive photo book, an exclusive Storm Thorgerson Art Print, 5 x Collectors’ Cards featuring art and comments by Storm Thorgerson, a replica of The Wall tour ticket, a replica of The Wall backstage pass, a scarf, prints/cards of Mark Fisher's stage drawings, 3 x white marbles with design of bricks, 9 x Coasters (unique to this box) featuring early Storm Thorgerson design sketches, and a credits booklet.
    Pink Floyd - The Dark Side of the Moon Immersion edition Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here Immersion edition
    So, as you can see, even just from the announced material found on these sets, they would appear to be superb collections of rarities, and it is great to see that the vaults have finally been raided for unreleased material.
    WISH YOU WERE HERE - SACD
    For those who have been, for a few years now, eagerly awaiting the SACD of Wish You Were Here, we have the excellent news for you that it is indeed on its way! The 5.1 SACD will be released by Acoustic Sounds, with the mix done by James Guthrie, and produced by Gus Skinas at the Super Audio Center. We will hopefully have the release date along with ordering information for you shortly.
    Naturally, as time goes on we'll bring you more detail on all of these, and more, and will be reviewing each edition so that you can decide what (if any!) you'll be purchasing. And on that note...
    ORDERING INFORMATION
    Pre-orders for the various editions are starting to appear, and to help you, we've gathered together the various links for the editions on offer. Purchasing through the links on our site will give much appreciated assistance towards things like hosting fees, without costing you any extra on your order.
     
  6. TonyD

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    I expect these will be far too expensive for me. Wall might be the only one I pick up at some point.
     
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    Amazon has the discovery set up for under $150 but no price on the immersion versions that I can see.
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004ZNACA6/ref=ox_sc_sfl_title_1?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER
     
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    I've pre-ordered the Discovery Edition boxed set. I would love to have all fourteen albums digitally remastered.

    Ron,

    Question / Point of clarification. What is the distinction in the following paragraphs? I'm guessing that the first entry ought not to have "Pink Floyd Discovery box set" at the beginning, yes? I think the first paragraph is outlining the individual Discovery Editions (i.e., individual albums), while the third paragraph is outlining the Discovery Edition Boxed Set (all fourteen albums). Does this sound right to you? I just want to be certain. Thanks.

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    "DISCOVERY EDITIONS - September 26th, 2011
    Pink Floyd Discovery box setEvery EMI-released album in the Pink Floyd catalogue will be released as a Discovery edition. All 14 original Studio albums have been painstakingly digitally remastered by James Guthrie, and are reissued with newly crafted packaging and multi-page booklets created by the band's long-time artwork collaborator Storm Thorgerson.
    These will clearly be ideal for the more casual fan, and for those who want to explore one or more of the band's albums for the first time. However, if you want them all, you might want to consider...
    DISCOVERY BOX SET - September 26th, 2011
    This gathers together all fourteen studio albums in their Discovery edition version, into one newly designed box, with a specially designed booklet."
     
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    I would say that the first paragraph is describing the Discovery Edition series as a whole while the second is describing the boxed set. I mean, really all the boxed set is is the individually released albums in one box with some "special" stuff added.
     
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    Nice to see that we're getting a Wish You Were Here SACD in case I decline to splurge on the fancy set.
     
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    Indeed, it's only been like what, 5 years now?!
     
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    Ron,

    Thank you. That sounds right. :)

    This thread has inspired me to some extent. :) While exercising tonight, I listened to Wish You Were Here (album). For many years it has included one of the most interesting uses of G minor I've heard on a rock album. I also I think Welcome To the Machine may contain the most protracted use of magadizing I've ever heard in any genre of music since ca. 1950 or so, although there are some examples in much earlier musics that use the technique for extended periods of time. Pink Floyd has used the texture deliberately (meaning they did not have to do this by default given their respective vocal ranges) for many years, and I greatly appreciate it as the sound world is intriguing on a number of levels.

    This really is good news. I'm thrilled that Ron decided to post it today. :)
     
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    And I'm glad they decided to finally announce it!
     
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    Anyone build up a set of Amazon links yet?
     
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    They are at the bottom of the brain-damage link above.
     
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    I just woke up from fainting from this news! WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Please...I hope all new remasters keep original dynamics restored and are not compressed (like CDs are these days)...especially the Blu-ray discs!!

    I'm looking forward to future high-rez for all albums! Crank out official releases of old Syd-Floyd stuff. I want to retire all of the bootleg stuff!!
     
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    WOAH, the discovery set just jumped to $209 on amazon from $148.
     
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    The Immersion sets jumped too, from $116 to $130 apiece.

    I was thinking the box was a pretty good value at basically $10.50 per remastered album (including the 2-disc Ummagumma and The Wall sets). Glad I got my pre-order in earlier today at that price.
     
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