Pink Floyd Prep Vinyl Reissues of Early Seventies Albums
Pink Floyd will reissue Atom Heart Mother, Meddle and Obscured By Clouds on vinyl September 26th.
The LPs mark the latest batch in the British group's ongoing reissue campaign, which kicked off this summer with re-releases of their first four full-lengths: 1967's The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, 1968's A Saucerful of Secrets and 1969's More soundtrack and Ummagumma double-LP.
Atom Heart Mother, Meddle and Obscured By Clouds were released in 1970, 1971 and 1972, respectively, and capture Pink Floyd on the cusp of superstardom. Atom Heart Mother, the band's fifth LP, notably became Pink Floyd's first Number One record in the U.K.
Meddle — a more experimental effort — also charted well, signaling the group's shift from psychedelic to a more progressive rock sound. Obscured By Clouds was originally recorded as the soundtrack for the French film La Vallee, which the band was asked to do just as they'd begun work on their 1973 follow-up, Dark Side of the Moon.
Along with the vinyl reissues of their early Seventies output, Pink Floyd will restock previously released vinyl editions of The Wall and The Division Bell starting August 26th. On November 11th, the band will also release a massive 27-disc box set, The Early Years 1965 – 1972, which will include unreleased outtakes and demos, TV appearances, seven hours of concert recordings, 15 hours of video (including concert performances, interviews and three feature films) and over 20 unreleased songs.