The list author says: "A list of all the upcoming Pink Floyd releases under the banner of "Why Pink Floyd"? Their albums are all getting a new, fresh, remaster. Most are just getting a new remaster. There are three "subsets" of this release. "Discovery Edition", "Experience Edition", & "Immersion Edition". Most are Discovery, and three have Experience & Immersion versions. There's a box set with all the studio albums in it, a new single disc "Best of", as well as vinyl releases, too. All detailed below, except the vinyls which don't appear to be available for pre-order at the time I put this together."
"A new 2011 "Greatest Hits" album. Given everything else was remastered, this was inevitable. The track listing is pretty spread out over all the albums. I think the 2 Disc "Echoes" compilation from 2001 is a bit better, as it has a longer track list, but it doesn't have the new remasters, either."
"The "Discovery" Box set contains the 14 existing Pink Floyd studio albums in a single box in 16 discs with 2011 remasters. The albums that have larger editions are represented here by their single disc versions. This is actually a pretty darned good value given all you get here. Also includes an overall box set in addition to the individual notes. Looks like an awesome value."
"Pink Floyd's original 1967 album with Syd Barrett. Only being released as a Discovery edition. This album never did a lot for me, although I like a handful of tracks (Astronomy Domine, Interstellar Overdrive). The last track though (Bike), is totally unlistenable, IMO."
"Pink Floyd's second studio album (1968) introduces David Gilmour to the mix for the first time, although Syd Barrett is still in the mix in this one. I actually owned an old pressing of this disc, be nice to get an upgrade. Very much like "Set the Controls" & "Corporal Clegg" from this one."
"Floyd's third studio album (1969) is mostly a soundtrack to the movie "More". That's partially why I never bothered with this one, as it's not a conventional "album" as such. Still, the track "The Nile Song" from here is one I really like, and is the closest Floyd ever got to "heavy metal". :) Also, an old friend of mine named his cat after a track here (Cymbaline)."
"Floyd's other 1969 release, Ummagumma is a strange beast. Half of it is a live album, the other half is studio. However, the studio bits are mini solo albums, as the tracks are written by each of the individual members, so it's an odd mix. I owned this on vinyl back in the day, though. The live tracks are from the previous remastering in 1994 according to the Floyd site, however."
"Floyd's 1970 studio release is the first inkling of what they would become later in the 70's, although it's very uneven to me. I'm quite partial to "If" and "Summer 68". The behemoth that comprises "Side 2" isn't one I like much at all (Alan's Psychedelic Breakfast)."
"The first truly "epic" Pink Floyd album, in my opinion. The move from the Barrett era to the "Floyd" of the 70's crystallizes here. This album is solid, front to back. "Side 2" has another behemoth track like the last album, although this time it's quite good (Echoes). "One of these Days" is notorious as it includes part of the Doctor Who theme song in the middle of it."
"Pink Floyd does another movie soundtrack. And again, was one I never bothered much with because of it. In fact, the only track from this album I know at this point is "Free Four", which also turned up on a 1983 compilation album, "Works"."
"What needs to be said about this album? The seminal 1973 album gets a new remaster in the 2011 series. The only thing I'll say is that the 30th anniversary edition released in 2003 is still the definitive version, as it is a Super Audio CD hybrid. If you don't have SACD equipment, this new edition will probably be the one to get if you're not interested in the extras."
"This isn't actually part of the 2011 Remaster series! If you have the ability to play 5.1 Super Audio CD's, this is the version to get if you can't afford the Immersion version. If you thought headphones was the best way to listen to this album, you've never tried the SACD 5.1 mix on this disc, then. Also has the '03 CD remaster which is quite good itself."
"The first of the three "Experience" Editions to be released. This is a 2 disc version of Dark Side. Disc 2 is a live version of the album from the time the album came out. It is the same as the Disc 2 from the "Immersion" edition. This release now in my opinion invalidates the reason to have the Pulse release from 1995. which was a live version of Dark Side."
"The most intense version of Dark Side ever released. Sox discs. 1) Remastered CD, 2) Dark Side Live 74, 3) Audio DVD, 5.1, Quad, & PCM Mixes, 4) DVD Video (various concert films), 5) Blu-Ray (5.1 mix & various concert films), 6) CD with demos and other rarities. Also has a booklet and a bunch of merch items."
"Floyd's 1975 release is quite good in it's own right, if it's not as stratospherically awesome as Dark Side. Much goodness here, although the second half of "Shine On" I never much cared for, it pales to the first part. Gilmour & Wright say it's their favorite Floyd album. I don't agree with that. :)"
"The two disc "Experience" edition of Wish You Were Here. Disc 1 is the new remaster as available in the "Discovery" edition. Disc 2 is a mix between live tracks and unreleased demos. I'm particularly interested in the inclusion of material from the abandoned "Household Objects" project."
"The 5 disc "Immersion Edition". Disc details: 1) 2011 Remastered CD, 2) CD - live & demo tracks, 3) DVD Audio - 5.1, Quad & PCM mixes, 4) DVD - Various Concert videos, 5) Blu-Ray - 5.1 Mix & concert videos. Also has a booklet and a bunch of merch items. Would prefer more than one track from "Household Objects" in all this space, though."
"Floyd's 1977 studio output is for me, my favorite album of the 70's, and that includes Dark Side & The Wall, too. It's an underrated album, and is the first of of the Waters dominated albums. But I'm quite partial to the whole album. Bummed there's no extras here, though."
"This is the three disc Wall remaster in it's "Experience" Version. The first two discs are the album we've known over the years. The third disc is "selected" demos from the album. The "Immersion" version has more demos than this one. Which specific tracks are on this one are currently unknown."
"The 7 disc "Immersion" Edition. Discs 1&2 are the album we know. 3&4 are the demos. Discs 5&6 are the already existing Is there Anybody out there live album, and Disc 7 (DVD) is various video bits, including some footage from 1980 live shows. Wish there was more of that. Somewhat underwhelmed with this one. The other two Immersion sets are better than this."
"This is one of my fav Floyd albums, although I know it's not for everyone. The 2011 edition includes "When The Tigers Broke Free" which was first included with the 2004 remaster after never having been there since originally promised in 1982."
"The first of the Waterless albums. Released in 1987, I ate it up at the time. This album holds up surprisingly well. Side 2 is a bit weaker than side one, but there's some really awesome songs here. This was the only tour I'd ever seen Floyd on. I'm quite partial to "One Slip" and "Learning to Fly"."
"The second of the two Waterless Floyd albums is their final one, too. It's more "Floydish" than lapse, and is a good solid album front to back. There's little filler here, and am bummed that this was the last ever studio album. Should have been more."
"This is not part of the Floyd series, but I thought it should be included. Includes all of Waters solo output, including his opera. Sadly, none of the albums include any extras which I know exist. If you've never tasted Waters' solo stuff, this is something worth getting."