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Pink Floyd’s The Later Years Tops Today’s Album Announcements

The band's latest gargantuan box focuses on their post-Roger Waters era.


Love Pink Floyd but hate Roger Waters? You’re in luck: The band’s latest gargantuan box set will be right up your alley. The Later Years, which arrives Nov. 29, is a 16-disc collection of audio and video from Floyd’s post-Waters era, focusing on the work of guitarist David Gilmour, drummer Nick Mason and keyboardist Richard Wright from 1987 onward. It includes three studio albums — 1987’s A Momentary Lapse of Reason (updated with new drums from Mason and restored keyboards from Wright), 1994’s The Division Bell and 2014’s The Endless River — plus the live albums Delicate Sound of Thunder and Pulse. The set will also feature the band’s 1990 Knebworth concert, a 1989 Venice show, assorted other live material, music videos, animated fare, documentaries, seven previously unreleased studio tracks from ’94, a pair of vinyl singles and Blu-Ray / DVD-audio versions of pretty much everything — 13 hours of previously unreleased fare in all. And of course, it all comes in a giant box with a book and replicas of tour programs, passes, stickers, posters and whatnot. The price? A whopping $350. But for those on a tighter budget, a highlights CD will also be available. See more in the promo video below, and check out a clip of Wish You Were Here from the Knebworth show. As always, it was just one of several new titles announced today. Scroll down to see all today’s adds — including offerings from James Blunt, Young M.A. and perhaps Kanye West — and bop on over to the Upcoming Releases page to scan the full fall slate.

September 6

Klein | Lifetime

September 13

Avoid One Thing | Right Here Where You Left Me
Man’n Sin | Garden of Starvation

September 27

Kanye West | Jesus is King
Young M.A. | Herstory in the Making

October 11

Black Needle Noise | Lost in Reflections

October 18

Full Body | Always There
Bill Orcutt | Odds Against Tomorrow

October 25

James Blunt | Once Upon a Mind
Botanist | Ecosystem
Grouper | Dream Loss Vinyl Reissue
Grouper | Alien Observer Vinyl Reissue
Karyn Crisis Gospel of the Witches | Covenant
Saves the Day | Through Being Cool 20th Anniversary Edition

November 8

Slow | VI-Dantalion
Dan Weiss Trio Plus 1 | Utica Box

November 15

Ziúr | ATØ

November 29

Function | Existenz
Pink Floyd | The Later Years