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  • Artist(s): David Gilmour, Richard Wright, Nick Mason
  • Summary: The 16-disc box set for the British rock band features five CDs of new mixes of A Momentary Lapse of Reaso and Delicate Sound of Thunder as well as b-sides, studio takes and live tracks. Plus 11 Blu-ray and dvds of concert films Delicate Sound of Thunder and P•U•L•S•E; live concert footage;The 16-disc box set for the British rock band features five CDs of new mixes of A Momentary Lapse of Reaso and Delicate Sound of Thunder as well as b-sides, studio takes and live tracks. Plus 11 Blu-ray and dvds of concert films Delicate Sound of Thunder and P•U•L•S•E; live concert footage; music videos; concert screen films; documentaries and other previously unreleased material. Expand
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  1. Mojo
    Dec 12, 2019
    80
    The big sell is a new mix of A Momentary Lapse. [Jan 2019, p.103]
  2. Dec 12, 2019
    80
    The generosity of the endeavour can’t be faulted: hours on end of largely unheard/unseen audio-visual content relating to the era encompassing A Momentary Lapse Of Reason, The Division Bell, Pulse and The Endless River, new 5.1 mixes, a 60-page photo book, replica tour programmes, two 7” singles featuring a Pulse tour rehearsal version of Lost For Words and the 2007 Syd Barrett tribute concert version of Arnold Layne… and, ye gods, even more.
  3. Dec 12, 2019
    80
    As the avid completists and longstanding fans decide whether they need the whole of The Later Years 1987-2019 for the sake of the books and peripherals the mammoth compendium contains, more than one music lover who aspires to maintain a grasp of contemporary rock history may find this Pink Floyd title is more than just a sampler album. Its instantly-recognizable cover imagery and the kinetic photo array in the enclosed booklet are more than just cosmetic inclusions, but a reflection of the music inside.
  4. Dec 12, 2019
    70
    here aren’t many behind-the-scenes outtakes, only a few demos and jams from around The Division Bell, including a stripped-down more dour-sounding “High Hopes.” ... The box set attempts to make up for this with odds and ends like interviews, standalone reels of the projections they cast on the circular screen, replica tour programs and a lyric book. The accouterments are all well considered and, like the concert films and albums, feel very “Pink Floyd” (it’s always nice to see the band’s trippy, Hipgnosis art printed well). But it only makes you want more
  5. Dec 12, 2019
    70
    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.
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