Tuesday 10pm ET: Feature LP: Pink Floyd: The Later Years (2019)

The Later Years is a box set by British rock band Pink Floyd released on December 13, 2019 by Pink Floyd Records. It follows the boxset The Early Years 1965–1972 (2016), and concentrates on Pink Floyd’s work under the leadership of David Gilmour after the departure of founding member Roger Waters.

The boxset includes an “updated” and remixed version of A Momentary Lapse of Reason (1987) with restored contributions by keyboardist Richard Wright and new contributions by drummer Nick Mason, to “restore the creative balance between the three Pink Floyd members”. The set also includes surround sound mixes of The Division Bell (1994), The Endless River (2014) (accompanied by a film by Ian Emes) and the updated version of A Momentary Lapse of Reason.

Also included is an expanded version of the 1988 live album Delicate Sound of Thunder with additional tracks; re-edited versions of the concert films Delicate Sound of Thunder (1989) and Pulse (1995); a live recording of Pink Floyd’s headline performance at the Knebworth 1990 charity concert; a previously unreleased concert film from Pink Floyd’s performance in Venice; 5.1 surround sound mixes and high-resolution stereo mixes; single B-sides; demos from The Division Bell sessions; and memorabilia.

On October 30, 2019, Pink Floyd announced that the box set edition had been delayed from November 29. A single-disc compilation of “highlights” from the box set, The Later Years: 1987–2019, was released on 29 November 2019.

CD 1: A Momentary Lapse of Reason (Updated & Remixed)
A Momentary Lapse of Reason was the band’s first album after the departure of Roger Waters and helmed by David Gilmour. All of the album’s drum parts have been re-recorded by Mason for the 2019 version (not all drum parts were played by Mason on the original release) and more of keyboardist Rick Wright’s parts have been included (replacing parts which were played by session musicians on the original). The album has been remixed for 2019.

“Signs of Life”
“Learning to Fly”
“The Dogs of War”
“One Slip”
“On the Turning Away”
“Yet Another Movie”
“Round and Around”
“A New Machine (Part 1)”
“Terminal Frost”
“A New Machine (Part 2)”

CDs 2 and 3: Delicate Sound of Thunder (Remixed)
The 1988 live album, Delicate Sound of Thunder remixed and includes songs performed on the tour which were omitted from the original release due to the limitations of vinyl records.

“Shine On You Crazy Diamond”
“Signs of Life” (previously unreleased)
“Learning to Fly”
“Yet Another Movie”
“Round and Around”
“A New Machine (Part 1)” (previously unreleased)
“Terminal Frost” (previously unreleased)
“A New Machine (Part 2)” (previously unreleased)
“The Dogs of War”
“On The Turning Away”
“One of These Days”
“On the Run” (previously unreleased)
“The Great Gig in the Sky” (previously unreleased)
“Wish You Were Here”
“Welcome to the Machine” (previously unreleased)
“Us and Them”
“Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2)”
“Comfortably Numb”
“One Slip” (previously unreleased)
“Run Like Hell”

CD 4: 1987 and 1994 live recordings and unreleased studio recordings
Single B-sides released between 1987–1994:
“One of These Days” (Live in Hanover, 1994)
“Astronomy Domine” (Live in Miami, 1994)
“The Dogs of War” (Live in Atlanta, 1987)
“On the Turning Away” (Live in Atlanta, 1987)
“Run Like Hell” (Live in Atlanta, 1987)
Unreleased 1994 studio recordings:
“Blues 1”
“Slippery Guitar”
“Rick’s Theme”
“David’s Blues”
“Marooned Jam”
“High Hopes (Early Version)”