Pink Floyd - The Early Years 1965-1972: more information, including Blu-ray/DVD
Written by Matt   
Friday, 29 July 2016
Pink Floyd - The Early Years 1965-1972 box set

Yesterday's announcement of Pink Floyd - The Early Years 1965-1972, the 28-disc box set, and the 2CD highlights package, The Early Years - Cre/ation, had the sort of reaction that we were expecting!

The extensive track listing of the box set, which can be seen in full here, has had many of you poring over the fine detail of what has been unearthed, and included. It is not just the Floyd's vaults which have been plundered for goodies; the box set includes every last bit of band performance that the BBC still have in their vaults, and much work over the course of the last few years has also been undertaken getting hold of video and film from multiple sources around the world. As with any such material, plenty of expertise was required getting everything in a suitable condition for release. Some of the material will be familiar to some of you, but the box set should provide things in better quality than ever seen or heard before.

We've had quite a number of emails and other enquiries about the release, but the main question concerns the video material. This has been inspired by the big differences in price between retailers. We have had it confirmed that the Blu-ray discs are not region locked, and there is no region coding on the DVDs, which are in NTSC format. The video material will therefore work in machines across the world, which is hopefully good news for many of you, and therefore we suggest you place your order from the cheapest retailer.

You can now place your orders for the box set and/or the 2CD highlights collection through these direct links:

THE EARLY YEARS 1965-1972, 28 disc box set:  Amazon UK  Canada  Germany  France  Italy  Spain 
CRE/ATION, 2 disc highlights set:  Amazon UK  Canada  Germany  France  Italy  Spain 

It is REALLY worth checking the other Amazon stores, rather than just your local one, as pricing varies hugely; at time of writing, Amazon UK and Italy are both around the cheapest, and they will ship internationally (international sales might be subject to import duty). Amazon also offer their preorder price guarantee - if the price they offer an item for drops at any point between when you place your order, and the release date, they will automatically charge you the lowest price. Buying through our links will give a small but vital contribution toward all the costs in running this site, and is much appreciated.

One final thing: the official PF store has started releasing some special products relating to the box set - t-shirts and mugs, for example - and the range of their wares on offer can be seen through this link.