Oh, by the Way

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Oh, by the Way
Pink Floyd - Oh, by the Way front.jpg
Box set by
Released10 December 2007
Recorded1967–1994
GenreProgressive rock, psychedelic rock
Length12:01:40
LanguageEnglish
LabelEMI
ProducerBob 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)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]
Pitchfork Media(4.0/10)[2]

Oh, by the Way is a compilation boxed set by Pink Floyd[3] released on 10 December 2007, by EMI Records in the United Kingdom and the following day in the United States through Capitol Records.[4]

Contents[edit]

The boxed set includes all of Pink Floyd's then extant standard studio albums in scale replicas of the original vinyl packaging.[5] 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.[6]

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 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, to symbolize 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 (2007 remaster)
  2. A Saucerful of Secrets (single wallet) June 1968 (listed as 1992 remaster, but is actually the earlier 1986 master)
  3. Soundtrack from the Film More (single wallet) June 1969 (1995 remaster)
  4. Ummagumma (gatefold, two discs) October 1969 (1994 remaster)
  5. Atom Heart Mother (gatefold) October 1970 (1994 remaster)
  6. Meddle (gatefold) October 1971 (listed as 1992 remaster, but is actually the earlier 1984 master)
  7. Obscured by Clouds (single wallet rounded corners) June 1972 (1995 remaster)
  8. The Dark Side of the Moon (gatefold, two posters, and two stickers) March 1973 (2003 remaster)
  9. Wish You Were Here (single wallet, liner, postcard, black shrink wrap) September 1975 (1992 remaster)
  10. Animals (gatefold) January 1977 (listed as 1992 remaster, but is actually the earlier 1986 master)
  11. The Wall (gatefold, two discs) November 1979 (1994 remaster)
  12. The Final Cut (gatefold) March 1983 (version with 2004 track list) (2004 remaster)
  13. A Momentary Lapse of Reason (gatefold) September 1987 (1997 remaster)
  14. The Division Bell (gatefold) March 1994 (not remastered)

Personnel[edit]

Pink Floyd[7]
Production

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Allmusic review".
  2. ^ "Pitchfork review".
  3. ^ ""Oh By The Way": Pink Floyd Celebrates 40th Anniversary". rollingstone.com.
  4. ^ "Massive Pink Floyd Box Due In December". billboard.com.
  5. ^ "Oh, by the Way Mini Replica". 11 December 2007 – via Amazon.
  6. ^ "Pitchfork: Pink Floyd Studio Catalogue Reissued in Box Set". pitchforkmedia.com.
  7. ^ "Pink Floyd - Oh By The Way". Discogs.