It’s quite likely that the Pink Floyd Discovery box set is going to be the biggest selling rock music box set since The Beatles stereo & mono CD box sets 2 years ago.
This remastered box set contains 16 discs. That’s all 14 Pink Floyd albums from ’67 through ’94. It has 16 discs instead of 14 because 2 of their studio albums were double albums (The Wall and Ummagumma.)
While a lot of Floyd listeners already own all 14 of their studio albums, what makes this Discovery box set compelling is that it features new previously unreleased remastered versions of each of the band’s albums. They were digitally remastered by a very respected producer by the name James Guthrie who was a co-producer for The Wall in 1979.
For classic rock fans who are not familiar with Pink Floyd’s entire back catalog, this new remastered set is a great way to “discover” it (hence the name.) What better way to hear Pink Floyd’s fantastic music for the 1st time than in such a complete way with great digitally remastered sound? I would strongly suggest listening to these great albums in chronological order so you can hear the band’s awesome progression from their “interstellar” beginnings with Syd Barrett to the post Roger Waters era in the ’80s and ’90s.
And, of course, there are those fans who know their very well-known albums such as The Wall but have never fully delved into the band’s other great albums. I am personally a huge fan of Meddle, Animals, and The Piper at the Gates of Dawn. I actually enjoy all three of these albums much more than The Wall, despite its massive popularity
I’m actually not much of a fan of The Wall for some reason. Not that it doesn’t have some great moments. “Another Brick in the Wall” for example. But, even the best songs usually suffer from what makes the album not as great as their earlier work to me; Somewhat cheesy production values. But, clearly, many Pink Floyd fans disagree with me.
Along with the Discovery Box Set, there are also three “Immersion” box sets being released; one for each of their 3 most popular studio albums; 1973′s The Dark Side of the Moon, 1975′s Wish You Were Here, and 1979′s The Wall. Each of these box sets contains five to seven discs focused on just that album! That may seem like overkill to some casual fans, but these are truly remarkable albums and really do merit that kind of “immersion.”
The Dark Side of the Moon box set is probably the one I am most looking forward to as it’s always been among my favorite albums of all time.
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