Friday, September 30th 2011
Free Shit: Pink Floyd
With all the reissues and Pink Floyd tributes happening on late night TV these days, we’ve gotten caught up in celebrating legendary band’s legacy – to your benefit. Antiquiet has teamed with the legendary Pink Floyd to give away the band’s entire massive catalogue, featuring all 14 original studio albums!
With a campaign aimed at unreleased music from the archives, a wave of collectors’ box sets and remastered studio recordings are being launched, the harbingers of the psychedelic sound accompaniments of our youth are looking to saturate the music-buying public once again. A comprehensive release schedule is planned, encompassing CDs, DVDs, Blu-ray discs, SACD, an array of digital formats, iPhone Apps and a brand-new single-album ‘Best Of’ collection.
The legendary band, who are still among the most successful and iconic musical acts of all time, recently signed an agreement with EMI which has allowed the development of a multi-format program of packages.
We’ll get to that in a sec – but in the meantime, if you’re down to win this awesome 14-CD package spanning Pink Floyd’s entire catalogue, all you need to do is follow @Antiquiet on Twitter, and shoot us a message with the hashtag #FreeFloyd. Can you handle that?!
The planned reissue releases, under the banner Why Pink Floyd?, are designed to appeal to a wide cross section of their fans. Super-deluxe box sets will cater to dedicated fans, allowing them to immerse themselves in multi-disc sets, containing alternate takes, unreleased tracks, restored live concert screen films and a live recording of the legendary The Dark Side Of The Moon performance at Wembley in 1974.
A series of different listening experiences have been specially created for this release: in addition to remastered CD’s called Discovery and the Immersion CD / DVD / Blu-ray / memorabilia box sets will be a series of Experience Editions – coupling one classic album with a further disc of related content from that album to offer a deeper listening experience.
Roger Faxon, CEO of EMI Group, said, “This is a unique collaboration between EMI and one of the most creative and influential bands in history. We have worked together for more than a year on this programme which incorporates all the elements that have made Pink Floyd one of the most inspiring forces in modern music. Why Pink Floyd? Because their music is without equal and these exciting new releases will allow music fans to rediscover their incredible legacy and demonstrate that an appreciation for artistic quality never goes out of fashion.”
Check out the full release schedule over at Why Pink Floyd!