NEW RELEASE OF THE WEEK: PINK FLOYD ‘FOOT IN THE DOOR: BEST OF PINK FLOYD’ & ‘WISH YOU WERE HERE’

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BUY ‘WISH YOU WERE HERE’ HERE
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As part of the extensive reissue of the Pink Floyd catalog, the band and their record label are releasing a greatest hits album featuring 16 of the most popular songs from 1973 to 1994. ‘A Foot in the Door — The Best of Pink Floyd’ will be available on Nov. 8.

As previously reported, the “Immersion” and “Experience” editions of ‘Wish You Were Here’ will also be available on Nov. 8. Previously Pink Floyd released “Immersion” and “Experience” editions of ‘The Dark Side of the Moon.’ Both feature unreleased material and live versions of tracks from each album.

A Foot in the Door — The Best of Pink Floyd’ is more straight forward. The collection includes four cuts from ‘The Wall,’ three from ‘Wish You Were Here’ and five from ‘The Dark Side of the Moon.’ The special collection also contains new artwork by Storm Thorgerson.

A Foot in the Door — The Best of Pink Floyd’ Track Listing:

1. ‘Hey You’ from ‘The Wall’ (1979)
2. ‘See Emily Play’ from ‘Relics’ (1971)
3. ‘The Happiest Days of Our Lives’ from ‘The Wall’ (1979)
4. ‘Another Brick in the Wall (part 2)’ from ‘The Wall’ (1979)
5. ‘Have a Cigar’ from ‘Wish You Were Here’ (1975)
6. ‘Wish You Were Here’ from ‘Wish You Were Here’ (1975)
7. ‘Time’ from ‘The Dark Side of the Moon’ (1973)
8. ‘The Great Gig in the Sky’ from ‘The Dark Side of the Moon’ (1973)
9. ‘Money’ from ‘The Dark Side of the Moon’ (1973)
10. ‘Comfortably Numb’ from ‘The Wall’ (1979)
11. ‘High Hopes’ from ‘The Division Bell’ (1994)
12. ‘Learning to Fly’ from ‘A Momentary Lapse of Reason’ (1987)
13. ‘The Fletcher Memorial Home’ from ‘The Final Cut’ (1983)
14. ‘Shine On You Crazy Diamond’ from ‘Wish You Were Here’ (1975)
15. ‘Brain Damage’ from ‘The Dark Side of the Moon’ (1973)
16. ‘Eclipse’ from ‘The Dark Side of the Moon’ (1973)

For Wish You Were Here releases:

Pink Floyd the five-disc “Immersion” edition of their 1975 classic ‘Wish You Were Here’ album, and much like their recent box set version of ‘The Dark Side of the Moon’, this collection is pretty darn awesome looking.

The first disc features a remastered version of the original album, which is largely dominated by the nine-part ‘Shine On You Crazy Diamond,’ a tribute to the band’s departed frontman, Syd Barrett. The second CD features over an hour of unreleased music, largely drawn from a 1974 concert in London. As with ‘Dark Side,’ another track from the aborted ‘Household Objects’ album, ‘Wine Glasses,’ is included, in addition to alternate versions of ‘Have a Cigar’ and ‘Wish You Were Here.’

If listening to music through two speakers seems very 1974 to you, you’ll be glad to hear that there is a DVD filled with 5.1 and 4.0 quadrophonic mixes of the album, as well as an enhanced LPCM stereo mix.  A second DVD brings things into the visual realm, combining the music with the movies shown on concert screens during Pink Floyd concerts from that era. Finally, a Blu-ray disc combines all of the material from the two DVDs in one place.

In addition to all this audio and visual delight, the “Immersion” edition of ‘Wish You Were Here’ comes with two different books, collector’s cards, replica tour tickets and backstage passes, drink coasters, marbles and a printed scarf. 

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