Pink Floyd will on Nov. 6 issue a two-CD retrospective of its 35-year career, specially selected and sequenced by members Dave Gilmour, Nick Mason, and Rick Wright, as well as Roger Waters, who left t
Pink Floyd will on Nov. 6 issue a two-CD retrospective of its 35-year career, specially selected and sequenced by members Dave Gilmour, Nick Mason, and Rick Wright, as well as Roger Waters, who left the group in 1986. "Echoes -- The Best of Pink Floyd" will span the group's recording history, from first single "Arnold Layne" to material from the group's 1994 Columbia album "The Division Bell."
The set will be released on Capitol in the U.S. and EMI throughout the rest of the world. Though the final track sequence has not been set, the collection will comprise 26 tracks and represent all incarnations of the group, including material written by founding guitarist/singer Syd Barrett. Also featured are mid-period tracks written by bassist Waters -- who was the group's leader in the period that included 1979's "The Wall" (Capitol) -- and Gilmour-penned tracks from the two post-Waters albums, "A Momentary Lapse of Reason" (Columbia) and "The Division Bell."
A single-disc retrospective of Barrett's short-lived post-Floyd solo career, "Wouldn't You Miss Me?," was released last month on Capitol. Meanwhile, Waters will kick off an extensive international leg of his In The Flesh tour Feb. 28 in Capetown, South Africa. Gilmour has two dates of his own lined up for Jan. 16-17 at London's Royal Festival Hall.
Here is the chronological track list (not in final sequence) for "Echoes -- The Best of Pink Floyd":
"See Emily Play"
"Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun"
"One of These Days"
"The Great Gig in the Sky"
"Us and Them"
"Shine on You Crazy Diamond"
"Wish You Were Here"
"Another Brick in the Wall Part 2"
"The Happiest Days of Our Lives"
"The Fletcher Memorial Home"
"When the Tigers Broke Free"
"Learning to Fly"