The Later Years

Pink Floyd - The Later Years
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December 13, 2019 / Release Date
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Rolling Stone

It’s not the perfect, most definitive Pink Floyd document, but it’s enough to make you wish you were there.


The repetition is noticeable but ultimately minor for the box's target audience of dedicated Floyd fans, who will surely appreciate the care given to both the remastering and the packaging. On that level alone, The Later Years is something of a wonder, which means it's certainly worthwhile for those who have the interest and the cash to partake.

The overwhelming disappointment with this box set is the new version of 'A Momentary Lapse of Reason'. The spacious and atmospheric production, arguably the album's greatest asset, is axed in favour of a castrated sound – less bass, reverb, and background textures, the sum of which is a significantly duller sound. What were the most charming aspects of this album are now absent, and instead of being a sonically confronting record, tracks such as 'The Dogs of War' and 'One Slip' now sound ... read more
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Added on: January 10, 2020