Sony, WMG To Reissue Pink Floyd Catalog On Vinyl
May 6, 2016 at 12:22 PM (PT)
For the first time in over two decades, PINK FLOYD RECORDS -- along with SONY MUSIC and WARNER MUSIC GROUP -- will begin the reintroduction of the band's classic catalog on vinyl. The first four records to be released on JUNE 3rd include “The Piper at the Gates of Dawn,” “A Saucerful Of Secrets,” the soundtrack from the film “More” and the two-LP set “Ummagumma." PINK FLOYD RECORDS will reproduce the vinyl catalog throughout the year with release dates being announced at regular intervals. In the meantime, all PINK FLOYD records are now available on CD, digital and most streaming platforms.
Special care has been taken to replicate the original packaging. The first set of releases, mastered by JAMES GUTHRIE, JOEL PLANTE and BERNIE GRUNDMAN, will be pressed on 180gram vinyl for optimum sound quality.
PINK FLOYD RECORDS releases will be manufactured and distributed by WARNER MUSIC for the U.K. and EUROPE and by SONY MUSIC for NORTH AMERICA and the rest of the world.
WARNER MUSIC UK Chairman/CEO MAX LOUSADA commented: “We're proud to continue to support one of the world's greatest and most influential bands. This is an exciting new chapter in our long-standing partnership with PINK FLOYD and we look forward to working with them to help curate their remarkable body of work.”
COLUMBIA RECORDS Chairman/CEO ROB STRINGER added: “We are proud to continue the long-standing relationship in NORTH AMERICA and beyond between COLUMBIA RECORDS and PINK FLOYD. We are excited to work together with the band on their incredible musical legacy.”