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Available again! This is Columbia's beautifully packaged nine-disc 1992 box set featuring seven classic Floyd albums digitally remastered ('A Saucerful Of Secrets', 'Meddle', ' Dark Side Of The Moon', 'Wish You Were Here',... more »
Available again! This is Columbia's beautifully packaged nine-disc 1992 box set featuring seven classic Floyd albums digitally remastered ('A Saucerful Of Secrets', 'Meddle', ' Dark Side Of The Moon', 'Wish You Were Here', 'Animals', 'The Wall' (two CDs)
Pink Floyd celebrated its 25th anniversary by re-defining th
Terrence J. Reardon | Lake Worth (a west Palm Beach suburb), FL | 11/12/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Pink Floyd released their 9-CD box set Shine On in November of 1992.
The box was released to commemorate the band's 25th anniversary as a recording act.
Compiling a box was not an easy task. Instead of pulling songs from each album, the band (mainly guitarist/singer David Gilmour, drummer Nick Mason and keyboard player Rick Wright) with some help from estranged bass player/singer/lyricist Roger Waters and the extra help from longtime friend James Guthrie and Doug Sax remastered seven chosen albums which represented the best of the band's history.
Obviously, the classics were picked (Meddle, The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals and The Wall) and one transition album (A Saucerful of Secrets) and the band's comeback (A Momentary Lapse of Reason) and all were digitally remastered from the original master tapes.
Since there were no outtakes, the band released their first five singles on a bonus disc called The Early Singles which uses the mono mixes of the songs. Four of the songs had not ever been released on album in the US("Candy and a Currant Bun", "Apples and Oranges" (unreleased in the US), "It Would Be So Nice" and "Point Me at the Sky" (unreleased in the US)), three not ever on CD ("Paintbox", "Julia Dream" and "Careful With That Axe Eugene") and three had been on CD in the US ("Arnold Layne", "See Emily Play" and "The Scarecrow").
I first got this box set for Christmas in 1992 and was a great box set and made the original late 80s CDs and the Mobile Fidelity discs sound pale in comparison. Also, the book was excellent as it had some rare photos and historical info about each album and the artwork was superb.
This box set went Platinum immediately but is unfortunately out of print in the US as the band is no longer on Columbia (the band nullified its contract after Columbia complained about lack of new material as the band was about to release The Wall Live Is There Anybody Out There? in 1999 so Pink Floyd manager (the late) Steve O' Rourke switched licensing rights of the band's music back to Capitol/EMI worldwide since the band owns the master tapes to their music and not the label).
Highly recommended if you are a newbie to Floyd but good luck finding it!"
This made my day!
Darrell T May | CA | 05/30/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"As I approached my completion of college there are two things that come to mind when I look back, finishing school and Pink Floyd. I have always liked Pink Floyd, but it wasn't until 2000 that I really got into them. A guy I knew who ran a record store called me and said, "Hey, I just got the Shine On box set, I will sell it to you cheap if you want it!" So I dragged myself down their and picked it up. I had most of the music on there, but it was the singles I was after at the time...This is a must for any serious Pink Floyd fan, if you are one and you don't have this...maybe you should, because some day soon these things are going to be rare."
If you can find it, Buy it
DGS | PA-United States | 01/16/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I read about this box set recently in a book by Storm Thorgerson [...]and his book "Mind Over Matter 4" (highly recommeded).
He discusses what the box set project was like, and it caused me to have an interest in acquiring it.
Now the box set is over 18 yeras old, way out of print, but on Amazon I found numerous new & used sets for sale. I opted for a used one.
The CD's sound fantastic. The re-mastering is really great. I own several versions, Japanese pressings, Mobile Fidelity, SACD of DSOTM, and vinyl. The sound is very good.
The book, postcards and the total package are just a cool set.
If you are a collector, or a PF fan, find one & buy it."