The 40th Anniversary year of Pink Floyd ends with a typical flourish, the release of, Oh By The Way, a spectacular limited edition box set which contains, for the first time ever, the band’s 14 studio albums. These classic albums are presented in mini vinyl wallets with all the original extras also miniaturised. Floyd’s longtime design wizard, Storm Thorgerson, has designed a sumptuous box, as well as miniaturising the original sleeve artwork. Oh By The Way is released on EMI Records on 10 December (11 December in the US).
This unique box set is the first time in Pink Floyd’s incomparable history that all of their standard studio albums have been packaged together and made available as a set. In addition to the albums and their extras the set comes with a specially designed 40th Anniversary Storm Thorgersonposter featuring 40 Floyd images.
Oh By the Way contains:
THE PIPER AT THE GATES OF DAWN (Single wallet) August 1967
A SAUCERFUL OF SECRETS (Single wallet) July 1968
MORE (Single wallet) June 1969
UMMAGUMMA (Gatefold 2 discs) November 1969
ATOM HEART MOTHER (Gatefold) October 1970
MEDDLE (Gatefold) November 1971
OBSCURED BY CLOUDS (Single wallet rounded corners) June 1972
THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON(Gatefold + 2 posters + 2 stickers) March 1973
WISH YOU WERE HERE (Single + liner + postcard + black shrinkwrap) September 1975
ANIMALS (Gatefold) February 1977
THE WALL (Gatefold 2 discs) December 1979
THE FINAL CUT (Single wallet) April 1983
A MOMENTARY LAPSE OF REASON (Gatefold) September 1987
DIVISION BELL (Gatefold) April 1994
Many of these 14 Pink Floyd albums regularly appear in the ‘Greatest’ lists of all time. They represent a body of artistic work which captured the imagination of fans across the globe.
Oh By The Way will be a must for the legion of Pink Floyd fans worldwide, who will note the careful reproduction of the original classic labels. The box set will no doubt be figuring high on the Christmas wish list of many of the new generation of Floyd fans, as the band’s musical legacy continues to exert a powerful appeal some 40 years after it played its first notes.