Floyd to release greatest hits album
to contain rarity from "The Wall"
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."
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.
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."
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
is as follows:
- See Emily
- The Happiest
Days of Our Lives
Brick in the Wall [Part2]
- Hey You
- The Great
Gig in the Sky
- Set the
Controls for the Heart of the Sun
on You Crazy Diamond [Parts 1-7]
- The Fletcher
the Tigers Broke Free
- One of
- Us and
You Were Here
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.
Floyd hasn't release an album of new material since 1994's "The
April 15. Revised Sept. 30, Oct. 30, 2001; Dec. 1, 2002)
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