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Pink Floyd to put out unreleased tracks in box set

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I just found a early Christmas present to me!

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Not bad for a Jam band.

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27 albums? Bit excessive no? I doubt the band has any say in the matter anyway.

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"We're just two lost souls living in a fishbowl, year after year"

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deadbeatles, Are Floyd a "jam band"? I know they used to improvise quite a bit back in the psychedelic days. But despite a few parallels, it doesn't seem like they could qualify as a jam band. Classic Rock, Prog Rock, Psychedelic Rock, etc; all of those labels apply. But I don't think they are a jam band. They are a different genre from Grateful Dead, Allman Bros., Phish, Widespread Panic, Umphrey's McGee, and many other lesser known acts. I bet the band themselves would insist on this distinction. Regardless of whether one likes jam bands or not, to be a jam band, a band must do 1) group improv (not just solos - although I know they did this a bit back in the day), 2) approach each performance differently, with completely different set lists, going 2 or 3 or more shows without repeating a song.

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That's kind of disappointing. For people who already have a lot of these albums, who's going to want to buy the whole set? It's going to be a likely very expensive way to duplicate a lot of the albums already in your collection, in order to get a handful of unreleased tracks.

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"Money..." I'm sure the band had nothing to do with this. Yeah, right.

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Dark Side Of The Moon is probably the greatest album of all time. It's such a masterpiece that it should be part of musical curricula across the globe. This box set will be expensive! Pink Floyd certainly had a very different sound in their earlier years! I personally preferred Gilmour's style of Waters'. The Wall is a good album in its own right, but doesn't hold a candle to Dark Side. Not even close.

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I could see Pink Floyd being regarded as a "jam band". On "A Momentary Lapse of Reason" (1987), Gilmour's solo on "Comfortably Numb" is LONG. Not "In A Gadda Da Vida"-long, but long nonetheless.

The box set — which also includes seven accompanying books, of which six will go on sale separately in 2017 — does not cover the peak of Pink Floyd’s fame.

That's kind of disappointing. For people who already have a lot of these albums, who's going to want to buy the whole set?

You have 27 CDs-worth of Pink Floyd albums from PRIOR to "Dark Side of the Moon"? There were only seven albums released before DSotM so you must have some duplicates. Regardless, why is it "disappointing"? You weren't promised one thing and then offered another.

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I drive a simple car live a simple life and ill buy this for the hours of simple pleasure it will bring me. This band were friend to me when i needed them and while all my mate were enjoying pap. Worth every penny!

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Vegetable Man!!

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Apart from a few good tracks, the rest is probably rubbish. That's why they never released it when they actually were a band.

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sighclops

The Wall is a good album in its own right, but doesn't hold a candle to Dark Side. Not even close.

Absolutely. One of the reasons DSOTM is so great is because of Richard Wright, who is often (sadly) overlooked.

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By "unreleased" we mean tracks available on the Japanese and UK editions that were shorted for the U.S. released.

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