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Pink Floyd Box Set: Unreleased Music Included on Its 27 Discs

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Pink Floyd's Roger Waters on tour in 2013. (Tudor Marian/Dreamstime.com)

By    |   Friday, 29 Jul 2016 09:58 AM

Pink Floyd's box set due out Nov. 11 will include unreleased outtakes, demos, television appearances, and seven hours of concert video featuring the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band, according to Rolling Stone.

The encompassing 27-disc box set, called "The Early Years 1965-1972," will also include 15 hours of video – including interviews and three feature films – along with 20 previously unreleased songs.

The discs (130 multi-platform tracks total) will be kept in seven "book-style containers," which will be made sold individually in 2017, with the exception of the bonus "Continu/ation" box set, noted Rolling Stone.

"'The Early Years 1965-1972' will give collectors the opportunity to hear the evolution of the band and witness their part in cultural revolutions from their earliest recordings and studio sessions to the years prior to the release of 'The Dark Side Of The Moon,' one of the biggest selling albums of all time," said the band in a box set news release.

"From the single 'Arnold Layne' to the 20-minute epic 'Echoes,' fans will see the invention of psychedelic progressive rock via an insightful collection that explores the Pink Floyd story from the time Roger Waters, Richard Wright, Nick Mason and Syd Barrett met at London's Regent Street Polytechnic through to Syd's departure and David Gilmour joining to form the iconic lineup."

The Guardian called the upcoming release "a bonanza" for Pink Floyd fans, including songs awaited by followers for a long time.

"Arguably more exciting for Floyd fans is the release of what has been described on message boards as "the most obscure Pink Floyd recording of all" and "the Pink Floyd holy grail," said The Guardian. "The music in question is eight tracks the Barrett-era band recorded for the filmmaker John Latham on (Oct. 20, 1967) in London, but which he decided not to use in his short film 'Speak.' These tracks have, so far as can be told, never been bootlegged."

Pink Floyd was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996 with 1973's "Dark Side of the Moon," and 1979 album "The Wall," being remembered the most by many of their fans.

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