The Early Years 1965–1972

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The Early Years 1965–1972
Pink Floyd The Early Years Box set (Black Cover).jpg
Box set by Pink Floyd
Released 11 November 2016
Recorded 1964–1972, 1974
Genre Progressive rock, psychedelic rock
Length 29:04:36
Language English
Label Pink Floyd Records
Legacy Recordings
Producer Audio: Pink Floyd, Joe Boyd, Norman Smith, Jeff Griffin
Pink Floyd chronology
1965: Their First Recordings
(2015)1965: Their First Recordings2015
The Early Years 1965—1972
(2016)

The Early Years 1965–1972 is a compilation box set by Pink Floyd released on 11 November 2016. It was officially announced 28 July 2016. The set includes seven volumes with CDs, DVDs, BDs, vinyl records, and memorabilia. It contains early non-album singles plus unreleased studio and live recordings. Although Volumes 1-6 have been available individually since March 24, 2017, Volume 7, Continu/ation, remains exclusive to the set. A two-disc compilation titled The Early Years – Cre/ation was also made available.[1]

On 5 November 2016, the official Pink Floyd Facebook page announced that the set would also include another extra disc—Live at Pompeii on CD. This was due to an error where the Pompeii CD had been placed inside the 1972: Obfusc/ation box instead of the 2016 mix of the Obscured by Clouds album. This meant that the Obscured by Clouds album had to be included separately in a plastic wallet; the reverse of the wallet states "Replacement CD disc for Obfusc/ation [...] (Stereo 2016 mix of Pink Floyd 'Live at Pompeii' CD supplied in error)"

Contents[edit]

Volume 1: 1965–1967: Cambridge St/ation[edit]

Track listing[edit]

Disc three (DVD / Blu-ray)
  • "Chapter 24" (Syd Barrett, Live, Cambridgeshire, 1966) / (Live at EMI Studios, London, 1967) – 3:40
  • "Recording Interstellar Overdrive and Nick's Boogie" (London, 1967) – 6:36
  • "Interstellar Overdrive: Scene – Underground" (London, 1967) – 4:15
  • "Arnold Layne: promo video" (Wittering Beach, 1967) – 2:54
  • "Pow R. Toc H. / Astronomy Domine: plus Syd Barrett & Roger Waters interview: BBC The Look Of The Week" (BBC Studios, London, 1967) – 9:22
  • "The Scarecrow" (Pathé Pictorial, UK, 1967) – 2:05
  • "Jugband Blues: London Line promo video" (London, 1967) – 2:58
  • "Apples & Oranges: plus Dick Clark interview" (Live, Los Angeles, 1967) – 4:51
  • "Instrumental Improvisation" (BBC Tomorrow's World, London, 1967) – 2:11
  • "Instrumental Improvisation" (Live, London, 1967) – 4:32
  • "See Emily Play: BBC Top Of The Pops" (Partially restored BBC Studios, London, 1967) – 2:55
  • "The Scarecrow (outtakes)" (Pathé Pictorial, UK, 1967) – 2:07
  • "Interstellar Overdrive" (Live, London, 1967) – 9:33

Personnel[edit]

Volume 2: 1968: Germin/ation[edit]

Track listing[edit]

Personnel[edit]

  • David Gilmour – guitars, lead vocals
  • Roger Waters – bass, lead vocals on "Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun" and "Roger's Boogie"
  • Richard Wright – keyboards, backing vocals, lead vocals on "It Would Be So Nice", "Paintbox", "Let There Be More Light" and "Remember a Day"
  • Nick Mason – drums, percussion, lead vocals on "Corporal Clegg"
  • Syd Barrett – guitars, lead vocals (appears on audio only of Tienerklanken’, Brussels, Belgium, 18–19 February 1968, as the band are miming to the original tracks)

with:

Volume 3: 1969: Dramatis/ation[edit]

Track listing[edit]

Disc three (DVD/Blu-ray)
  1. 1969 Banner
  • Forum Musiques, Paris, France, 22 January 1969 – 19:25
  1. "Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun"
  2. David Gilmour interview
  3. "A Saucerful of Secrets"
  • The Man and The Journey: Royal Festival Hall, London, rehearsal, 14 April 1969 – 14:05
  1. "Afternoon" ("Biding My Time")
  2. "The Beginning" ("Green Is the Colour")
  3. "Cymbaline"
  4. "Beset by Creatures of the Deep" ("Careful with That Axe, Eugene")
  5. "The End of the Beginning" ("A Saucerful of Secrets")
  • Essencer Pop & Blues Festival, Essen, Germany, October 11, 1969 – 19:14
  1. "Careful with That Axe, Eugene"
  2. "A Saucerful of Secrets"
  • Music Power & European Music Revolution, Festival Actuel Amougies Mont de L'Enclus, Belgium, 25 October 1969 – 27:53
  1. "Green Is the Colour"
  2. "Careful with That Axe, Eugene"
  3. "Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun"
  4. "Interstellar Overdrive" (with Frank Zappa) – 11:26

Personnel[edit]

Pink Floyd

  • David Gilmour – lead vocals, guitars
  • Roger Waters – bass, lead vocals on "Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun" and "Grantchester Meadows", Spanish guitar on "Grantchester Meadows"
  • Richard Wright – keyboards, backing vocals
  • Nick Mason – drums, percussion

with

Volume 4: 1970: Devi/ation[edit]

Track listing[edit]

Personnel[edit]

  • David Gilmour – guitars, lead vocals
  • Roger Waters – bass, lead vocals on "Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun" and "If"
  • Richard Wright – keyboards, backing vocals, lead vocals on "Summer '68", "Crumbling Land" (with Gilmour) and "Embryo" (with Gilmour)
  • Nick Mason – drums, percussion

with:

Volume 5: 1971: Reverber/ation[edit]

Track listing[edit]

Personnel[edit]

Volume 6: 1972: Obfusc/ation[edit]

Track listing[edit]

Personnel[edit]

  • David Gilmour – guitars, lead vocals
  • Roger Waters – bass, lead vocals on "Free Four" and "Set the Controls..."
  • Richard Wright – keyboards, lead vocals on "Echoes" (with Gilmour), "Burning Bridges" (with Gilmour) and "Stay"
  • Nick Mason – drums, percussion

Volume 7: 1967–1972: Continu/ation[edit]

Track listing[edit]

Personnel[edit]

Pink Floyd
with
  • Dick Parry – saxophone on "Echoes"
  • Venetta Fields – backing vocals on "Echoes"
  • Carlena Williams – backing vocals on "Echoes"

Bonus CD: Live at Pompeii[edit]

On 5 November 2016 Pink Floyd announced, via their official Facebook page, that an extra CD would now be included in the set – Live at Pompeii.[3][4] The Pompeii performance has never been officially released on CD before. The Pompeii CD was accidentally included in the 1972:Obfusc/ation set instead of the 2016 mix of the Obscured by Clouds album. Therefore the 2016 Obscured by Clouds CD was included separately in a white slipcase;[4] on the front of which is written "Obscured by Clouds 2016 remix" and on the reverse: "Replacement CD disc for Obfusc/ation [...] (Stereo 2016 mix of Pink Floyd 'Live at Pompeii' CD supplied in error)". Warner Music has to date refused to provide replacement discs where copies of Obscured by Clouds were not included in customers' box sets (all Sony Music issues had the replacement CDs in an envelope). When the 1972: Obfusc/ation was released as a standalone in March, 2017, the Live at Pompeii CD was included as Disc 2 of the audio portion of the set.

  1. "Careful With That Axe, Eugene": 6:45
  2. "Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun": 10:35
  3. "One of These Days": 5:50
  4. "A Saucerful of Secrets": 12:49
  5. "Echoes": 24:56
  6. "Careful With That Axe, Eugene" (Alternative Version): 6:06

Replica vinyl singles[edit]

Meddle 5.1[edit]

It has been discovered that the Meddle 5.1 album has been included in the set.[5] This album was reported to have been pulled from inclusion for undisclosed reasons. The Meddle 5.1 is not accessible from the DVD/BD menu nor by any known "easter egg" method. It should be presumed then that instead of removing the album from the discs that only their link in the DVD/BD menu was removed to stop access to it. It is, however, discoverable by inserting the disc into a compatible computer and searching through the disc's contents files.[5]

The album is as follows:

  • Meddle 5.1 mix 2016 + Stereo 24 bits 96 kHz – 46.49
  1. "One of These Days"
  2. "A Pillow of Winds"
  3. "Fearless"
  4. "San Tropez"
  5. "Seamus"
  6. "Echoes"

Cre/ation: The Early Years 1967–1972[edit]

Cre/ation: The Early Years 1967–1972
Compilation album by Pink Floyd
Released 11 November 2016
Recorded 1967–1972
Genre Progressive rock, psychedelic rock
Length 112 min
Label Pink Floyd Records
Producer Audio: Pink Floyd, Joe Boyd, Norman Smith, Jeff Griffin
Singles from Cre/ation: The Early Years 1967–1972
  1. "Grantchester Meadows"
    Released: 31 August 2016
  2. "Childhood's End"
    Released: 6 October 2016
  3. "Green is the Colour"
    Released: 26 October 2016
  4. "Nothing, Pt. 14"
    Released: 9 November 2016

Cre/ation: The Early Years 1967–1972 is a 2-disc highlight compilation by Pink Floyd of their massive box set The Early Years 1965–1972 which was released on 11 November 2016.[1]

Track listing[edit]

Disc one
  1. "Arnold Layne" – 2:57
  2. "See Emily Play" – 2:55
  3. "Matilda Mother" – 3:58
  4. "Jugband Blues" – 3:02
  5. "Paintbox" – 3:47
  6. "Flaming" (BBC Radio Session, 25 September 1967) – 2:42
  7. "In the Beechwoods" – 4:43
  8. "Point Me at the Sky" – 3:41
  9. "Careful with That Axe, Eugene" – 5:48
  10. "Embryo" (from Harvest Records sampler ‘Picnic’) – 4:42
  11. "US Radio ad for Ummagumma" – 0:22
  12. "Grantchester Meadows" (BBC Radio Session, 12 May 1969) – 3:46
  13. "Cymbaline" (BBC Radio Session, 12 May 1969) – 3:39
  14. "Interstellar Overdrive" (Live at the Paradiso, Amsterdam, 9 August 1969) – 4:24
  15. "Green Is the Colour" (BBC Radio Session, 12 May 1969) – 3:21
  16. "Careful with That Axe, Eugene" (BBC Radio Session, 12 May 1969) – 3:28
Disc two
  1. "On the Highway" (Zabriskie Point Sessions) – 1:17
  2. "Auto Scene Version 2" (Zabriskie Point Sessions) – 1:13
  3. "The Riot Scene" (Zabriskie Point Sessions) – 1:40
  4. "Looking at Map" (Zabriskie Point Sessions) – 1:56
  5. "Take Off" (Zabriskie Point Sessions) – 1:19
  6. "Embryo" (BBC Radio Session, 16 July 1970) – 10:13
  7. "Atom Heart Mother" (Live Montreux, 21 Nov 1970) – 18:01
  8. "Nothing, Part 14" (Meddle Sessions) – 7:01
  9. "Childhood's End" – 4:33
  10. "Free Four" – 4:16
  11. "Stay" – 4:08

Personnel[edit]

  • David Gilmour – vocals, guitars (except Disc 1, Tracks 1–7, 11)
  • Roger Waters – vocals, bass (except Disc 1, Track 11)
  • Richard Wright – vocals, keyboards (except Disc 1, Track 11)
  • Nick Mason – drums, percussion (except Disc 1, Track 11)
  • Syd Barrett – vocals, guitars (only Disc 1, Tracks 1–7)

Charts[edit]

Cre/ation: The Early Years 1967–1972

Chart (2016) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[6] 47
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[7] 29
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[8] 21
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[9] 20
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[10] 38
Czech Albums (ČNS IFPI)[11] 27
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[12] 22
French Albums (SNEP)[13] 21
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[14] 20
Irish Albums (IRMA)[15] 67
Italian Albums (FIMI)[16] 13
New Zealand Heatseekers Albums (RMNZ)[17] 3
Polish Albums (ZPAV)[18] 35
Portuguese Albums (AFP)[19] 11
Scottish Albums (OCC)[20] 15
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[21] 58
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[22] 24
UK Albums (OCC)[23] 19
US Billboard 200[24] 103

References[edit]

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  11. ^ "Czech Albums – Top 100". ČNS IFPI. Note: On the chart page, select 201647 on the field besides the word "Zobrazit", and then click over the word to retrieve the correct chart data. Retrieved 30 November 2016.
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