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(Posted: April 15, 2001. Got a tip to share? Email us.)

echoesPink Floyd to release greatest hits album
Double album to contain rarity from "The Wall"

Pink Floyd will release "Echoes: The Best of Pink Floyd," another greatest hits compilation, on Nov. 6, 2001. This will be the band's third such collection, following the 1983 "Works" album and 1981's "A Collection of Great Dance Songs."

The double album will contain nearly two-and-a-half hours of Floyd songs segued together as a single track. Long-time Floyd collaborator James Guthrie is compiling the album with input from band members Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Rick Wright.

"It's impossible to represent Pink Floyd on two CDs," Guthrie was quoted in USA Today as saying. "But within this limited framework, it does represent some of the band's favorite songs."

The album will contain 26 tracks including "When the Tigers Broke Free," a song from "Pink Floyd The Wall" film, previously released only as a single 20 years ago. The compilation will also include an edited version of Floyd's epic "Echoes," originally from 1971's "Meddle" album. The edit will shorten the nearly 24-minute song by seven minutes.

The songlist is as follows:

Disc 1

  1. Astronomy Domine
  2. See Emily Play
  3. The Happiest Days of Our Lives
  4. Another Brick in the Wall [Part2]
  5. Echoes
  6. Hey You
  7. Marooned
  8. The Great Gig in the Sky
  9. Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun
  10. Money
  11. Keep Talking
  12. Sheep
  13. Sorrow

Disc 2

  1. Shine on You Crazy Diamond [Parts 1-7]
  2. Time
  3. The Fletcher Memorial Home
  4. Comfortably Numb
  5. When the Tigers Broke Free
  6. One of These Days
  7. Us and Them
  8. Learning to Fly
  9. Arnold Layne
  10. Wish You Were Here
  11. Jugband Blues
  12. High Hopes
  13. Bike

"Echoes" will be available on Capitol in the United States and the EMI label elsewhere on CD, cassette and vinyl. The image at the right, being considered as cover art for the new release, is courtesy of Capitol.

Pink Floyd hasn't release an album of new material since 1994's "The Division Bell."

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(Posted April 15. Revised Sept. 30, Oct. 30, 2001; Dec. 1, 2002)

 

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