Battersea Power Station stunt will launch the band's new remasters
If you happen to be passing by south London on Monday during the day then swing past Battersea Power Station and you will see Pink Floyd's inflatable pig flying high as EMI launches the 'Why Pink Floyd?' campaign, during which their entire back catalogue is remastered and reissued.
Differing from the original 1976 floatation, Monday's event will see the Pig fly at the north end of Battersea Power Station next to the river. Sadly, two weeks prior to the event the original neoprene glued pig was officially declared not airworthy and a brand new high frequency welded PVC replica Pink Floyd Pig has been made for the occasion.
Unfortunately, the remaining members of Pink Floyd will not be able to attend the event.
On 26 September, EMI Music release all 14 Pink Floyd studio albums remastered as brand new "Discovery Editions" on CD and available digitally. All 14 studio albums will also be available as one Discovery Box Set. The same day will see the release of Immersion (2CD) and Experience Editions (6 Disc) of The Dark Side of The Moon, extended to feature unreleased music from the Pink Floyd archives.
Wish You Were Here Experience and Immersion editions and A Foot In The Door – The Best of Pink Floyd follow on 7 November. The Wall Immersion and Experience editions will be released on 27 February 2012.