Pink Floyd’s entire studio discography will be bundled for the 16-disc boxed set “Oh By the Way,” due this week via Capitol/EMI. For the time being, the pressing will be limited to 10,000 copies, making it already a tough find at retail.
The box spans Pink Floyd’s 1967 debut, “The Piper at the Gates of Dawn,” to its 1994 swan song, “The Division Bell,” with a new portrait collage from longtime visual collaborator Storm Thorgerson. Also included is a 20″ by 30″ poster. Each album is a reproduction of the original vinyl release, with the “Dark Side of the Moon” cover appearing on CD for the first time since the early 1990s.
In addition, a Radiohead boxed set, spanning the British band’s first six studio albums plus a live record, arrives this week via the band’s former label, Parlophone. The seven-CD limited edition sets will comprise “Pablo Honey” (1993), “The Bends” (1995), “OK Computer” (1997), “Kid A” (2000), “Amnesiac” (2001), “Hail to the Thief” (2003) and the live album “I Might Be Wrong” (2001). Purchasers will also have access to stream special footage.
This week, the alternative rock outfit will release for pre-order a limited edition USB stick, shaped in the band’s iconic “bear” image. The 4GB memory stick will contain Radiohead’s entire catalog in WAV files together with digital artwork. Both formats will be available only from Radioheadstore.com. A digital bundle of all seven albums will also be available from Dec. 10 as DRM-free MP3 files, together with digital artwork.