While Pink Floyd officially called it a day in 2014 following the release of their Endless River, interest in the beloved rock band has hardly waned. If you’re a recent vinyl convert hoping to score a mint copy of something from their vast catalogue, you’re in for a treat, as their albums are about to get reissued on wax.
A press release confirms that a massive reissue campaign begins next month, with the first four Pink Floyd albums due to hit stores on June 3 through Pink Floyd Records/Sony Music. This includes 1967 debut The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, the following year’s A Saucerful of Secrets, the underrated soundtrack for 1969’s More, and double-LP 1969 classic Ummagumma. Countless unofficial pressings aside, this is the first time any of these have been officially released on vinyl in 20 years.
It’s added that these first four releases were remastered for vinyl by James Guthrie, Joel Plante and Bernie Grundman, and that they are being preserved on 180-gram vinyl. It’s added that “special care has been taken to replicate the original packaging.”
Following the release of twisted psych-pop single “Arnold Layne,” Pink Floyd prepped their masterfully weird debut album, The Piper at the Gates