As part of a new collection of music, legendary prog rockers Pink Floyd have unveiled an unseen version of their classic track.
The whopping 16 disc 'Pink Floyd The Later Years' boxset is being released on 29th November 2019, and contains 5 CDs, 6 Blu-Rays and 5 DVDs. Covering the material created by David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Richard Wright from 1987 onwards, it spans tracks from the 3 studio and 2 live albums the band put out in a period where they sold over 40 million records.
Alongside a remixed and updated version of ‘A Momentary Lapse of Reason’ - Nick Mason recorded new drum parts, whilst David Gilmour and producer Bob Ezrin remixed Richard Wright's keyboard parts - the collection includes over 13 hours of unreleased audio and audiovisual material, including the sought-after 1989 Venice and 1990 Knebworth concerts.
The previously unreleased version of 'Wish You Were Here', played first on Planet Rock today, comes from the band's headline set at the Nordoff Robbins Silver Clef Award Winners Concert at Knebworth in 1990. Watch the atmospheric performance from original members David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Richard Wright below:
As well as the aforementioned 16 discs of goodness, the collection also features a 60 page hard-backed photo book designed by Hipgnosis, and an array of reproduction memorabilia.
The full contents of the mammoth set are as follows:
5 x CDs, contained in their own 40-page, hardback book, containing a guide to all content, tracklistings, exhaustive content detail and credits.
CD 1 ‘A Momentary Lapse of Reason’ Remixed & updated
CD 2 & 3 ‘Delicate Sound Of Thunder’ Remixed
CD 4 Live Recordings, 1987 & 1994 unreleased studio recordings
CD 5 Knebworth Concert 1990
6 x Blu-rays, each contained in a gatefold wallet with dedicated cover art, including tracklistings and music publishing credits.
Blu-ray 1 Surround & Hi-res Audio Mixes
Blu-ray 2 ‘Delicate Sound Of Thunder’ Restored & remixed
Blu-ray 3 ‘Pulse’ Restored & Re-edited
Blu-ray 4 Venice Concert 1989 & Knebworth Concert 1990
Blu-ray 5 Unreleased Live Films Music Videos & Concert Screen Films
Blu-ray 6 Documentaries & Unreleased Material 122 mins
5 x DVDs (duplicating the content of Blu-rays 2-6 above), each contained in a gatefold wallet with dedicated cover art, including tracklistings and music publishing credits.
2 x 7” vinyl singles in brand-new picture sleeves, featuring ‘Arnold Layne’ performed live by Pink Floyd at the Syd Barrett Tribute concert, 2007 and Lost For Words from the Pulse tour rehearsals at Earl’s Court.
60-page hard backed book of photos designed by Aubrey Powell of Hipgnosis and Peter Curzon of StormStudios, including many previously unseen images.
Replica Tour Programmes and Lyric Book
A newly-created set of reproduction tour programmes (Pink Floyd World Tour 1987/1988, Pink Floyd Live 1989, Pink Floyd European Tour 1994), plus a brand new Lyrics Book, designed by Aubrey Powell of Hipgnosis and Peter Curzon of StormStudios.
A collection of reproduction memorabilia including tour passes, stickers and posters, all printed to replicate the originals, and contained in a prestige card envelope.
‘Pink Floyd The Later Years’ will be released on November 29th and is available to pre-order from Pink Floyd's website.