The Best of Pink Floyd: A Foot in the Door

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The Best of Pink Floyd: A Foot in the Door
Greatest hits album by Pink Floyd
Released 7 November 2011
Recorded 1967–1994
Genre Progressive rock, psychedelic rock
Length 79:39
Label EMI
Producer James Guthrie, Pink Floyd
Compiler David Gilmour, Nick Mason, Roger Waters[1]
Pink Floyd chronology
Discovery
(2011)
A Foot in the Door – The Best of Pink Floyd
(2011)
The Endless River
(2014)

The Best of Pink Floyd: A Foot in the Door is a greatest hits album by Pink Floyd, that was released as part of the Why Pink Floyd...? 2011–12 remastering campaign.[1]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Original album Length
1. "Hey You"   Roger Waters The Wall 4:40
2. "See Emily Play"   Syd Barrett Non-album single; appears on Relics, 1971 and original USA/Japan versions of The Piper at the Gates of Dawn 2:48
3. "The Happiest Days of Our Lives"   Waters The Wall 1:32
4. "Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2)"   Waters The Wall 3:48
5. "Have a Cigar"   Waters Wish You Were Here 5:08
6. "Wish You Were Here"   David Gilmour, Waters Wish You Were Here 5:05
7. "Time" (edit) Gilmour, Nick Mason, Waters, Richard Wright The Dark Side of the Moon 6:20
8. "The Great Gig in the Sky"   Wright, Clare Torry The Dark Side of the Moon 4:36
9. "Money"   Waters The Dark Side of the Moon 6:34
10. "Comfortably Numb"   Gilmour, Waters The Wall 6:19
11. "High Hopes" (edit) Gilmour, Polly Samson The Division Bell 6:55
12. "Learning to Fly"   Gilmour, Anthony Moore, Bob Ezrin, Jon Carin A Momentary Lapse of Reason 4:49
13. "The Fletcher Memorial Home"   Waters The Final Cut 4:11
14. "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" (edit, parts 1-5) Wright, Waters, Gilmour Wish You Were Here 11:05
15. "Brain Damage"   Waters The Dark Side of the Moon 3:46
16. "Eclipse" (early fade-out) Waters The Dark Side of the Moon 1:53
Total length:
79:39
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak
position
Austrian Albums Chart[3] 25
Belgian (Wallonia) Albums Chart[4] 16
Canadian Albums Chart[5] 22
Croatian Foreign Albums Chart[6] 14
French Albums Chart[7] 28
Greek Albums Chart[8] 21
Irish Albums Chart[9] 14
Italian Albums Chart[10] 4
Mexican Albums Chart[11] 72
New Zealand Albums Chart[12] 8
Polish Albums Chart[13] 16
Portuguese Albums Chart[14] 10
Scottish Albums Chart[15] 12
Spanish Albums Chart[16] 27
Swedish Albums Chart[17] 7
Swiss Albums Chart[18] 23
UK Albums Chart[19] 14
US Billboard 200[5] 50
Chart (2012) Peak
position
Australian Albums Chart[20] 15
Belgian (Flanders) Albums Chart[21] 23
Danish Albums Chart[22] 11
Dutch Albums Chart[23] 21
Norwegian Albums Chart[24] 4

Year-end charts[edit]

Year-end Chart (2011) Peak
position
Australian Albums Chart[25] 64
Danish Albums Chart[26] 47

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Australia (ARIA)[27] Gold 35,000^
France (SNEP)[28] Gold 50,000*
Italy (FIMI)[29] Platinum 60,000*
New Zealand (RMNZ)[30] Platinum 15,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "A Foot in the Door: The Best of Pink Floyd". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 11 November 2011. 
  3. ^ "Pink Floyd – A Foot in the Door – The Best Of". Austriancharts.at (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 
  4. ^ "Pink Floyd – A Foot in the Door – The Best Of". Ultratop (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "A Foot in the Door: The Best of Pink Floyd – Pink Floyd: Awards". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 
  6. ^ "Top Stranih – Tjedan 47, 2011". Top of the Shops (in Croatian). HDU. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 
  7. ^ "Pink Floyd – A Foot in the Door – The Best Of". Lescharts.com (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 
  8. ^ "Official CYTA-IFPI Charts – Top-75 Albums Sales Chart". IFPI Greece (in Greek). Archived from the original on 8 February 2012. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 
  9. ^ "Top 75 Artist Album, Week Ending 10 November 2011". GfK Chart-Track. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 
  10. ^ "Pink Floyd – A Foot in the Door – The Best Of". Italiancharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 
  11. ^ "Pink Floyd – A Foot in the Door – The Best Of". Mexicancharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 
  12. ^ "Pink Floyd – A Foot in the Door – The Best Of". Charts.org.nz. Hung Medien. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 
  13. ^ "Official Retail Sales Chart". OLiS. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 
  14. ^ "Pink Floyd – A Foot in the Door – The Best Of". Portuguesecharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 
  15. ^ "2011-11-19 Top 40 Scottish Albums Archive". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 
  16. ^ "Pink Floyd – A Foot in the Door – The Best Of". Spanishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 
  17. ^ "Pink Floyd – A Foot in the Door – The Best Of". Swedishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 
  18. ^ "Pink Floyd – A Foot in the Door – The Best Of". Hitparade.ch (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 
  19. ^ "2011-11-19 Top 40 Official UK Albums Archive". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 
  20. ^ "Pink Floyd – A Foot in the Door – The Best Of". Australian-charts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 
  21. ^ "Pink Floyd – A Foot in the Door – The Best Of". Ultratop (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 
  22. ^ "Pink Floyd – A Foot in the Door – The Best Of". Danishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 
  23. ^ "Pink Floyd – A Foot in the Door – The Best Of". GfK Dutch Charts (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 
  24. ^ "Pink Floyd – A Foot in the Door – The Best Of". Norwegiancharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 
  25. ^ "ARIA Top 100 Albums 2011". ARIA. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 
  26. ^ "Album-Top 100". Hitlisten.nu. IFPI Denmark. Archived from the original on 23 January 2012. 
  27. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2011 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. 
  28. ^ "French album certifications – Pink Floyd – A Foot in the Door" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. 
  29. ^ "Italian album certifications – Pink Floyd – A Foot in the Door: The Best of Pink Floyd" (in Italian). Federation of the Italian Music Industry.  Select Album e Compilation in the field Scegli la sezione. Select Week -- and Year ----. Enter Pink Floyd in the field Artista. Click Avvia la ricerca
  30. ^ "New Zealand album certifications – Pink Floyd – A Foot in the Door: The Best of Pink Floyd". Recording Industry Association of New Zealand. 

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