Oh, by the Way

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This article is about the box set by Pink Floyd. For the album by Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, see Oh-By the Way.
Oh, by the Way
Box set by Pink Floyd
Released 10 December 2007
Recorded 1967–1994
Genre Progressive rock, psychedelic rock
Length 12:05:27 [1]
Language English
Label EMI
Producer Bob Ezrin, David Gilmour, James Guthrie, Michael Kamen, Norman Smith, Pink Floyd, Roger Waters
Pink Floyd chronology
Echoes: The Best of Pink Floyd
(2001)
Oh, by the Way
(2007)
Discovery
(2011)
Back cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]
Pitchfork Media (4.0/10)[3]

Oh, by the Way is a compilation box set by Pink Floyd[4] released on 10 December 2007, by EMI Records in the United Kingdom and the following day in the United States through Capitol Records.[5]

Contents[edit]

The box set includes all fourteen of their standard studio albums, packaged as mini-vinyl replicas.[6] In addition to the albums, and their extras, the set comes with a specially designed 40th Anniversary poster by Storm Thorgerson, featuring 40 Pink Floyd images.[7]

Design and cover[edit]

The title is a reference to a line in the song "Have a Cigar": "Oh by the way, which one's Pink?" The box cover consists of a concept similar to that of Ummagumma—one side of the box shows a picture of a room with various objects scattered about inside it, with pictures of the main band members (Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Richard Wright) on the walls, whilst the other side shows the same room in different lighting, with the objects and pictures of band members rearranged. Standing in the background of both sides of the cover is the dark silhouette of an individual, presumably that of Syd Barrett.

Albums[edit]

Albums, packaging format, and original release date. Refer to original albums for track lists, personnel lists, and production credits.

  1. The Piper at the Gates of Dawn (single wallet) August 1967
  2. A Saucerful of Secrets (single wallet) June 1968
  3. Soundtrack from the Film More (single wallet) June 1969
  4. Ummagumma (gatefold, two discs) October 1969
  5. Atom Heart Mother (gatefold) October 1970
  6. Meddle (gatefold) October 1971
  7. Obscured by Clouds (single wallet rounded corners) June 1972
  8. The Dark Side of the Moon (gatefold, two posters, and two stickers) March 1973
  9. Wish You Were Here (single wallet, liner, postcard, black shrink wrap) September 1975
  10. Animals (gatefold) January 1977
  11. The Wall (gatefold, two discs) November 1979
  12. The Final Cut (gatefold) March 1983 (version with 2004 track list)
  13. A Momentary Lapse of Reason (gatefold) September 1987
  14. The Division Bell (gatefold) March 1994

Production[edit]

References[edit]