Pink Floyd archives to be released

Updated: May 12, 2011, 08:56 AM IST

London: A large number of previously unheard Pink Floyd recordings are set to be released alongwith remastered versions of all the rock band`s albums.

The legendary psychedelic band are unveiling remastered versions of their 14 albums as well as multi-disc sets containing alternate takes, unreleased tracks, restored live concert screen films and a live recording of the band`s performance of their `The Dark Side Of The Moon` album in London in 1974.

The archive recordings will be released under the banner `Why Pink Floyd...?` across formats including CDs, DVD, Blu-ray discs and Super Audio CDs, as well as a number of digital formats and iPhone Applications, reported Contactmusic.

"We have worked together for more than a year on this programme which incorporates all the elements that have made Pink Floyd one of the most inspiring forces in modern music.

"Why Pink Floyd? Because their music is without equal and these exciting new releases will allow music fans to rediscover their incredible legacy and demonstrate that an appreciation for artistic quality never goes out of fashion," said Roger Faxon, a spokesperson for the group`s record company, EMI.