Pink Floyd has announced plans to repress their entire back catalogue on vinyl for the first time in more 20 years, and the first set of releases are less than a month away.
Starting June 3, the band will be launching the reissue campaign via its own Pink Floyd Records imprint (in association with Columbia) with its first four albums—1967’s The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, 1968’s A Saucerful of Secrets, the soundtrack for the 1969 film More and their 1969 double album Ummagumma. According to a statement posted to band’s official website today, each of the LPs will be pressed on heavyweight 180-gram vinyl for the best possible sound quality, with “special care” being taken to replicate the records’ original packaging.
“We are proud to continue the long standing relationship in North America and beyond between Columbia Records and Pink Floyd,” Columbia Records Chairman and CEO Rob Stringer said in a press release. “We are excited to work together with the band on their incredible musical legacy.”
The first set of rereleases will be mastered by James Guthrie and Joel Plante—who have maintained a creative partnership with the band dating back to the late ‘70s—as well as Bernie Grundman, who is best known for mastering albums by Dr. Dre, Outkast and Herbie Hancock.
The remainder of the band’s catalogue will be made available on vinyl throughout the year at regular intervals.
The Radiohead catalog is available to order on vinyl here.