Shine On (Pink Floyd box set)

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Shine On
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Box set by
Released24 November 1992
Recorded1967–1987
GenreProgressive rock, psychedelic rock
Length6:20:15
LanguageEnglish
LabelEMI
ProducerJoe Boyd, Bob Ezrin, David Gilmour, James Guthrie, Pink Floyd, Norman Smith, and Roger Waters
Pink Floyd chronology
Delicate Sound of Thunder
(1988)
Shine On
(1992)
The Division Bell
(1994)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]

Shine On is a 1992 nine-CD box set by Pink Floyd which was released through EMI Records in the United Kingdom and Columbia Records in the United States to coincide with Pink Floyd's 25th anniversary as a recording and touring band. All CDs were digitally remastered.

Content[edit]

The eight albums included in this box set are:

Refer to original albums for track lists, personnel lists, and production credits.

The packaging on each of the previously released albums was unique to this set. The spines of the eight black CD cases lined up to show the prism from The Dark Side of the Moon.

Included with the box set was a hardcover book chronicling the career of Pink Floyd from its inception to the late 1980s and an envelope of postcards depicting artwork from the included seven albums and the cover of the set itself.

As the collection was meant to showcase the best of Pink Floyd, the decision was made to not include the soundtrack albums More or Obscured by Clouds, or the albums Ummagumma, Atom Heart Mother and The Final Cut. The band's first album, The Piper at the Gates of Dawn was not included, as at the time EMI were planning to release a special edition of the album, and it was hoped that new fans would buy both this set and the re-released debut.

According to drummer Nick Mason, a suggestion for the title of the box set was The Big Bong Theory.[2] David Gilmour said calling the box set Shine On was not a bowing out retirement box set but a continuation.[clarification needed][2]

The Early Singles[edit]

Shine On contained a bonus CD which compiled, for the first time ever, the band's first five 7" single a- and b-sides, and in their original mono mixes.[3] Some promotional copies of the disc were also issued separately to radio stations. Unlike the other discs in the box set, The Early Singles was housed in a digipak case.[4]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Arnold Layne" (Syd Barrett) – 2:57
  2. "Candy and a Currant Bun" (Barrett) – 2:47
  3. "See Emily Play" (Barrett) – 2:54
  4. "The Scarecrow" (Barrett) – 2:10
  5. "Apples and Oranges" (Barrett) – 3:08
  6. "Paint Box" (Richard Wright) – 3:47
  7. "It Would Be So Nice" (Wright) – 3:46
  8. "Julia Dream" (Roger Waters) – 2:35
  9. "Point Me at the Sky" (Waters, David Gilmour) – 3:35
  10. "Careful with That Axe, Eugene" (Gilmour, Waters, Wright, Nick Mason) – 5:44

Original release dates[edit]

  • 1, 2: 11 March 1967
  • 3, 4: 17 June 1967
  • 5, 6: 18 November 1967
  • 7, 8: 13 April 1968
  • 9, 10: 17 December 1968

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Eder, Bruce (2011). "Shine On - Pink Floyd | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 9 July 2011.
  2. ^ a b U.S. radio show Rockline, 1992
  3. ^ https://www.discogs.com/Pink-Floyd-The-Early-Singles/master/196922
  4. ^ https://www.discogs.com/Pink-Floyd-The-Early-Singles/release/2001647