Pink Floyd may be long over, but their legacy still survives. Now, it appears as though the remaining members of the band are going to continue the journey, with a massive reissue project that encompasses newly remastered studio albums (including unreleased music from the archives) and collector’s box sets. According to the band’s new official site, there will be different editions “for every level of fan, from casual enthusiast, to the biggest Floydheads!” classified under “Discovery, Experience, and Immersion” titles.
The releases start September 26, 2011, and encompass avenues from Vinyl, CD, DVD, Blu-ray, iPhone Apps, and a ‘Best Of’ album.
The “Discovery” collection featurews all 14 original studio albums digitally remastered by James Guthrie (co-producer, The Wall) with brand-new packaging and booklets. The albums will be available individually or in a box set format.
The ‘Experience’ box set is for diehards, featuring the studio albums on one disc with bonus material disc 2 and revamped booklets. The bonus discs include live performances and never-before-heard tracks. (Experience is only for Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, and The Wall.)
The “Immersion” editions of the same albums will be released in a 29cm square box containing previously unreleased and audio-visual material, reproduced memorabilia, new graphics, art prints and booklets; The Dark Side of the Moon will be a six-disc affair featuring performances previously unreleased on DVD, concert films from the North American and European legs of their 1974-1975 tours, previously unreleased demos and live material from a June 1972 performance in Brighton, England.
Finally, all Floyd albums will be reissued on vinyl with new packaging. Good news for classic rock fans! Head over to the band’s site for more details.