Pink Floyd acknowledge blu-ray issues with The Early Years and will replace

Pink Floyd / The Early Years 1965-1972 box set

After complaints from fans, Pink Floyd have admitted that “a small batch” of faulty blu-ray discs have been identified in their Early Years box set, but say this “could not have been predicted”. They are offering fans replacement discs…

In a post on their website under the title “Replacement of faulty Early Years discs” the band posted the following statement:

“Following reported problems from fans, a small batch of faulty Blu-ray discs from the Early Years 1965-1972 box set have been identified: the 1972 ‘Obfusc/ation’ Blu-ray and bonus package ‘Continu/ation’ Blu-ray 1.

A disc replacement service has now been set up via fulfilment house Docdata. Purchasers with a non-playing copy of PFREY6BD or PREFY7BD1 should contact them at customerserviceteam@warnermusic.com and they will arrange a replacement disc.

We apologise for the inconvenience and stress that this may have caused to box purchasers, although we have ascertained that this unavoidable damage could not have been predicted.”

The Early Years 1965 – 1972 was released on 11 November 2016.




CD 1:

1965 Recordings*:

  1. Lucy Leave*2.57
  2. Double O Bo* 2.57
  3. Remember Me* 2.46
  4. Walk With Me Sydney* 3.11
  5. Butterfly* 3.00
  6. I’m A King Bee* 3.13
  7. Arnold Layne 2.57
  8. See Emily Play 8.57
  9. Apples And Oranges             3.05
  10. Candy And A Currant Bun 2.45
  11. Paintbox 3.48
  12. Matilda Mother (2010 mix) 4.01
  13. Jugband Blues (2010 mix) 3.01
  14. In The Beechwoods (2010 mix) 4.43
  15. Vegetable Man (2010 mix) 2.32
  16. Scream Thy Last Scream (2010 mix) 4.43

Total: 50 mins, 32 secs approx.

Tracks 1-11 mono.
Tracks 12-16 stereo

*including Rado Klose on guitar and Juliette Gale on vocals on ‘Walk With Me Sydney’

CD 2:

Live in Stockholm 1967:

    1. Introduction0.25
    2. Reaction in G 7.18
    3. Matilda Mother 5.34
    4. Pow R. Toc H. 11.56
    5. Scream Thy Last Scream 4.00
    6. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun 7.17
    7. See Emily Play 3.16
    8. Interstellar Overdrive 8.57

Please note: the above tracks feature vocals recorded at a less than optimum level

John Latham (studio recordings 1967)

      1. John Latham Version 1 4.32
      2. John Latham Version 2 5.06
      3. John Latham Version 3 3.45
      4. John Latham Version 4 2.59
      5. John Latham Version 5 2.48
      6. John Latham Version 6 3.17
      7. John Latham Version 7 2.36
      8. John Latham Version 8 2.49
      9. John Latham Version 9 2.38

Total: 79 mins, 13 secs approx.

Tracks 1-8 recorded live Sept 10, 1967 at Gyllene Cirkeln, Stockholm, Sweden

Tracks 9-17 recorded at De Lane Lea Studios, London, 20 October 1967

All tracks stereo


  1. Chapter 24: Syd Barrett in the Gog Magog Hills, Cambridgeshire, UK 1966 / Pink Floyd at EMI Studios, London, April 1967 3.40
  2. Nick’s Boogie: recording Interstellar Overdrive and Nick’s Boogie at Sound Techniques Studio, Chelsea, January 11, 1967 /            6.36

Live at UFO, The Blarney Club, London, January 13, 1967

  1. Interstellar Overdrive: ‘Scene – Underground’ UFO at The Blarney Club, London, January 27, 1967 4.15
  2. Arnold Layne: promo video. Wittering Beach, UK, early 1967 2.54
  3. Pow R. Toc H. / Astronomy Domine: plus Syd Barrett and Roger Waters interview: BBC ‘The Look Of The Week’ – BBC Studios, 9.22 London, May 14, 1967
  1. The Scarecrow: ‘Pathé Pictorial’, UK, July 1967 2.05
  2. Jugband Blues: ‘London Line’ promo video, 1967, London 2.58
  3. Apples And Oranges: plus Dick Clark interview: ‘American Bandstand’, Los Angeles, USA, November 7, 1967 4.51
  4. Instrumental Improvisation: BBC ‘Tomorrow’s World’, London, December 12, 1967 2.11
  5. Instrumental Improvisation: ‘Die Jungen Nachtwandler’, UFO, The Blarney Club, London, February 24, 1967 4.32
  6. See Emily Play: BBC ‘Top Of The Pops’ – partially restored BBC Studios, London, July 6, 1967 2.55
  7. The Scarecrow (outtakes): ‘Pathé Pictorial’, UK, July 1967 2.07
  8. Interstellar Overdrive: ‘Science Fiction – Das Universum Des Ichs’, The Roundhouse, London, 1967 9.33

Total: 57 mins, 59 secs approx.



  1. Point Me At The Sky 3.40
  2. It Would Be So Nice 3.46
  3. Julia Dream 2.34
  4. Careful With That Axe, Eugene (single version) 5.46
  5. Song 1, Capital Studios, Los Angeles, 22 August 1968                         3.19
  6. Roger’s Boogie, Capitol Studios, Los Angeles, 22 August 1968 4.35

BBC Radio Session, 25 June 1968:

  1. Murderotic Woman (Careful With That Axe, Eugene)                                   3.38
  2. The Massed Gadgets Of Hercules (A Saucerful Of Secrets) 7.18
  3. Let There Be More Light 4.32
  4. Julia Dream 2.50

BBC Radio Session, 20 December 1968:

  1. Point Me At The Sky 4.25
  2. Embryo 3.13
  3. Interstellar Overdrive 9.37

Total: 59 mins, 14 secs approx.


‘Tienerklanken’, Brussels, Belgium, 18-19 February 1968:                                                      22.28

  1. Astronomy Domine
  2. The Scarecrow
  3. Corporal Clegg
  4. Paintbox
  5. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun
  6. See Emily Play
  7. Bike
  8. Apples And Oranges: ‘Vibrato’, Brussels, Belgium, February 1968 3.03

‘Bouton Rouge’, Paris, France, 20 February 1968:                                                                 13.35

  1. Astronomy Domine
  2. Flaming
  3. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun
  4. Let There Be More Light
  1. Paintbox: ‘Discorama’, Paris, France, 21 February 1968 3.40
  2. Instrumental Improvisation: ‘The Sound Of Change’, London, UK, March 1968 2.15
  3. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun: ‘All My Loving’, London, UK, 28 March 1968 2.40
  4. It Would Be So Nice (excerpt): ‘Release-Rome Goes Pop’, Rome, Italy, April 1968 1.21
  5. Interstellar Overdrive: ‘Pop 68’, Rome, Italy, 6 May 1968 6.59

‘Tienerklanken – Kastival’, Kasterlee, Belgiu, 31 August 1968:

  1. Astronomy Domine 3.48
  2. + Roger Waters interview

‘Samedi et Compagnie’, Paris, France, 6 September 1968:                                                    5.31

  1. Let There Be More Light
  2. Remember A Day
  3. Let There Be More Light: ‘A L’Affiche du Monde’, London, UK, 1968 1.53

‘Tous En Scene’, Paris, France, 21 October 1968:                                                                 6.39

  1.  Let There Be More Light
  2. Flaming
  1. Let There Be More Light: ‘Surprise Partie’, Paris, France, 1 November 1968 6.35
  2. Point Me At The Sky: Restored promo video, UK, 1968 3.19

Total: 84 mins, 18 secs approx..


CD 1:

‘More’ album non-album tracks

  1. Hollywood (non-album track)                            1.21
  2. Theme (Beat version) (Alternative version) 5.38
  3. More Blues (Alternative version) 3.49
  4. Seabirds (non-album track) 4.20
  5. Embryo (from ‘Picnic’, Harvest Records sampler) 4.43

BBC Radio Session, 12 May 1969:

  1. Grantchester Meadows 3.36
  2. Cymbaline 3.38
  3. The Narrow Way 4.48
  4. Green Is The Colour 3.21
  5. Careful With That Axe, Eugene 3.26

Live at the Paradiso, Amsterdam, 9 August 1969:

  1. Interstellar Overdrive 4.20
  2. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun

CD 2:

Part 1: ‘The Man’, Amsterdam, 17 September 1969

  1. Daybreak (Grantchester Meadows) 8.14
  2. Work 4.12
  3. Afternoon (Biding My Time) 6.39
  4. Doing It 3.54
  5. Sleeping 4.38
  6. Nightmare (Cymbaline) 9.15
  7. Labyrinth 1.10

Part 2: ‘The Journey’, Amsterdam, 17 September 1969

  1. The Beginning (Green Is The Colour) 3.25
  2. Beset By Creatures Of The Deep (Careful With That Axe, Eugene) 6.27
  3. The Narrow Way, Part 3 5.11
  4. The Pink Jungle (Pow R. Toc H.) 4.56
  5. The Labyrinths Of Auximines 3.20
  6. Footsteps / Doors 3.12
  7. Behold The Temple Of Light 5.32


‘Forum Musiques’, Paris, France, 22 January 1969:                                                   19.25

  1. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun

David Gilmour interview

  1. A Saucerful Of Secrets
  1. ‘The Man’ and ‘The Journey’: Royal Festival Hall, London, rehearsal, April 14, 1969: 14.05

   Afternoon (Biding My Time)

   The Beginning (Green Is The Colour)


   Beset By Creatures Of The Deep

   The End Of The Beginning (A Saucerful Of Secrets)

Essencer Pop & Blues Festival, Essen, Germany, October 11 1969:                             19.14

  1. Careful With That Axe, Eugene
  2. A Saucerful Of Secrets

Music Power & European Music Revolution, Festival Actuel,                                        27.53

Amougies Mont de l’Enclus, Belgium, 25 October 1969:

6, Green Is The Colour

  1. Careful With That Axe, Eugene
  2. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun
  3. Interstellar Overdrive with Frank Zappa 11.26

Total: 71 mins, 14 secs approx.


CD 1:

  1. Atom Heart Mother live in Montreux, 21 Nov 1970 17.58

BBC Radio Session, 16 July 1970:

  1. Embryo 11.10
  2. Fat Old Sun 5.52
  3. Green Is The Colour 3.27
  4. Careful With That Axe, Eugene 8.25
  5. If 5.47
  6. Atom Heart Mother with choir, cello & brass ensemble 25.30

CD 2:

Unreleased tracks from the ‘Zabriskie Point’ soundtrack recordings:

  1. On The Highway 1.16
  2. Auto Scene Version 2 1.13
  3. Auto Scene Version 3 1.31
  4. Aeroplane 2.18
  5. Explosion 5.47
  6. The Riot Scene 1.40
  7. Looking At Map 1.57
  8. Love Scene Version 7 5.03
  9. Love Scene Version 1 3.26
  10. Take Off 1.20
  11. Take Off Version 2 1.12
  12. Love Scene Version 2 1.56
  13. Love Scene (Take 1) 2.16
  14. Unknown Song (Take 1) 5.56
  15. Love Scene (Take 2) 6.40
  16. Crumbling Land (Take 1) 4.09
  17. Atom Heart Mother Early studio version, band only           19.15

Total: 67 mins, 9 secs approx.

DVD 1:

An Hour with Pink Floyd:

KQED, San Francisco, USA, 30 April 1970:

  1. Atom Heart Mother 17.37
  2. Cymbaline 8.38
  3. Grantchester Meadows 7.37
  4. Green Is The Colour 3.31
  5. Careful With That Axe, Eugene 9.09
  6. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun 12.37

Total: 59 mins, 9 secs approx.

Audio only:

Atom Heart Mother album original 4.0 Quad mix 1970:

  1. Atom Heart Mother 23.42
  2. If 4.31
  3. Summer ’68 5.29
  4. Fat Old Sun 5.24
  5. Alan’s Psychedelic Breakfast 13.01

Total: 52 mins, 7 secs approx.

DVD 2:

‘Pop Deux – Festival de St. Tropez’, France, 8 August 1970:

Part 1:

  1. Cymbaline (sound check) 3.54
  2. Atom Heart Mother 13.46
  3. Embryo 11.23

Part 2:

  1. Green Is The Colour/
  2. Careful With That Axe, Eugene 12.21
  3. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun 12.07

Roland Petit Ballet, Paris, France, 5 December 1970:

  1. Instrumental Improvisations 1,2,3 live in the studio 3.28
  2. Embryo 2.39

Blackhill’s Garden Party, Hyde Park, London, UK, 18 July 1970:

9. Atom Heart Mother with the Philip Jones Brass Ensemble/John Alldis Choir



  1. Nothing Part 14 (Echoes work in progress) 7.01

BBC Radio Session, 30 September 1971:

  1. Fat Old Sun 15.33
  2. One Of These Days 7.19
  3. Embryo 10.43
  4. Echoes 26.25

Total: 67 mins 1 sec approx.


‘Aspekte’ feature                                                 9.51

  1. Interview + Atom Heart Mother (extracts)

Hamburg, Germany, 25 February 1971
Brass & Choir conducted by Jeffrey Mitchell

  1. A Saucerful Of Secrets (extract)

Offenbach, Germany, 26 February 1971

‘Cinq Grands Sur La Deux’                                                17.55

Abbaye de Royaumont, Asnierès-sur-Oise, France, 15 June 1971

  1. Set The Control For The Heart Of The Sun
  2. Cymbaline
  3. Atom Heart Mother (extract) 3.12

‘Musikforum Ossiachersee’, Ossiach, Austria, 1 July 1971
Brass & Choir conducted by Jeffrey Mitchell

‘Get To Know’                                                     6.23

Randwick Race Course, Sydney, Australia, 15 August 1971

  1. Careful With That Axe, Eugene

Band interview

’24 hours – Bootleg Records’, London, UK, 1971

  1. Documentary including Pink Floyd  and manager Steve O’Rourke 2.27

‘Review’, London, UK, 1971                                  3.37

  1. Storm Thorgerson & Aubrey ‘Po’ Powell interviewed re: record cover design
  1. One of These Days (‘French Windows’) 4.17

Ian Emes animation created July 1972, Birmingham, UK

  1. Atom Heart Mother (extract, in colour): 5.10

‘Musikforum Ossiachersee’, Ossiach, Austria, 1 July 1971
Brass & Choir conducted by Jeffrey Mitchell

  1. Atom Heart Mother: ’71 Hakone Aphrodite 15.11

Open Air Festival, Hakone, Japan, 6-7 August 1971

Total: 68 mins 3 secs approx..

Audio-only material:

  1. Echoes original 4.0 Quad mix 1971 23.35



Obscured By Clouds 2016 Remix  

  1. Obscured By Clouds 3.03
  2. When You’re In 2.31
  3. Burning Bridges3.30
  4. The Gold It’s In The…3.07
  5. Wot’s…Uh The Deal5.09
  6. Mudmen 4.18
  7. Childhood’s End 4.33
  8. Free Four4.16
  9. Stay


Recording Obscured by Clouds, Château d’Hérouville,

France, 23-29 February 1972

  1. Wot’s…Uh The Deal: with recording session photos 5.04
  2. Pop Deux: Documentary recording Obscured By Clouds 7.14

+ David Gilmour and Roger Waters interview

Brighton Dome, UK, 29 June 1972                                           16.44

  1. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun
  2. Careful With That Axe, Eugene 

Roland Petit Pink Floyd Ballet, France, news reports 1972-73

  1. Actualités Méditerranée, Marseille, 22 November 1972 3.29
  2. JT Nuit – Les Pink Floyd, Marseille, 26 November 1972 3.04
  3. JT 20h – Pink Floyd, Paris, 12 January 1973 3.01
  4. Journal de Paris – Les Pink Floyd, Paris, 12 January 1973 5.03
  1. Poitiers – Autour Du Passage Des Pink Floyd 4.27

Concert set up news report – France, 29 November 1972

Live At Pompeii (with 2016 5.1 Audio Remix)

  1. Careful With That Axe, Eugene 6.40
  2. A Saucerful Of Secrets 10.09
  3. One Of These Days 5.58
  4. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun 10.24
  5. Echoes 26.10

Total: 107 mins 27 secs approx..



BBC Radio Session, 25 September 1967:

  1. Flaming 2.42
  2. The Scarecrow 1.59
  3. The Gnome 2.08
  4. Matilda Mother 3.20
  5. Reaction in G 0.34
  6. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun 3.19

BBC Radio Session, 20 December 1967:

  1. Scream Thy Last Scream 3.35

BBC Radio Session, 2 December 1968:

  1. Baby Blue Shuffle In D Major 3.58
  2. Blues 4.59
  3. US Radio ad 0.22
  4. Music from The Committee No. 1 1.06
  5. Music from The Committee No. 2 3.25
  6. Moonhead 7.16 live on 1969 BBC TV moon landings broadcast
  7. Echoes 24.10  live at Wembley 1974

Total: 72 mins 35 secs approx.

DVD/Blu-ray 1:

  1. Arnold Layne (Alternative version) 2.56

Hampstead Heath and St. Michael’s Church, Highgate, London, UK, March 1967

  1. ‘P1 – P wie Petersilie’ 16.52

Stuggart, Germany, 22 July 1969
     Corporal Clegg
     Band interview
A Saucerful of Secrets

  1. Atom Heart Mother 3.46

‘Bath Festival of Blues & Progressive Music’, Shepton Mallet, UK, 27 June 1970

  1. ‘Kralingen Music Festival’ 10.16

Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 28 June 1970

Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun
    A Saucerful Of Secrets

  1. ‘The Amsterdam Rock Circus’ 35.41

Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 22 May 1972

Atom Heart Mother
     Careful With That Axe, Eugene
     A Saucerful Of Secrets 

The Committee – (Feature Film)                             55.18

Score by Pink Floyd

Total: 124 mins 49 secs approx.

DVD/Blu-ray 2:

‘More’ feature film                                              1.56.00

‘La Vallée’ (Obscured By Clouds) feature film                     1.45.00

Total: 3 hours 41 mins approx.



— Arnold Layne C/W Candy And A Currant Bun

— See Emily Play C/W The Scarecrow

— Apples And Oranges C/W Paintbox

— It Would Be So Nice C/W Julia Dream

— Point Me At The Sky C/W Careful With That Axe, Eugene


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Neil Wilkes

It’s a shame they refuse to reppolace my DSOTM disc, which will not load in either of my 2 Oppo machines (BDP-105 & BDP-83SE) or the BD drive on my PC in PowerDVD Ultra.
All say “Unknown Disc” and it feels as if the AACS keys have been revoked. Possibly not, but that would explain it.
aecreate tell me “the offer to replace has ended” so if anyone can give me the way to get a new copy that would be great – that was a damned expensive box for a BDA disc that does not work.


Has anyone successfully contacted the fulfilment house for replacement discs? I’ve sent a message to the listed email address a couple of times in January, with no reply. I tried again today (Feb. 7) and am hoping for the best, but wanted to see if anyone had success in recent weeks.

Paul Schulz

I have an issue with the box set that I haven’t seen reported yet, though others may have already caught this. The CD I received in Set 6 (Obfusc/Ation – PFERY6) wasn’t the 2016 remix of “Obscured By Clouds”, but instead was a CD of the “Live At Pompeii” soundtrack, including an alternate version of “Careful With That Axe Eugene”. Another minor oddity was that the titles of Tracks 2 & 4 were reversed (i.e. “Set The Controls” was titled “A Saucerful” and visa versa). Believe me I’m not complaining because I think what I got is actually a better fit than the advertised product. However, don’t tell Warner that because I did ask for help in getting the correct disc, just so the set is right.


I have the same problem, Pompeii instead of the OBC remix. The disc label says it’s “OBFUSC/ATION PFREY6” but it’s the Pompeii tracks. I’ll be asking Warner too.


Warner told me that they can’t help. Amazon.co.uk are out of stock…which probably means that the only way to get it is to buy the individual set. They did offer a return/refund or partial discount. I’m hardly going to send it back when the only thing missing is a remix CD of an album that I already have so I took a discount. This could well be the last word from Pink Floyd .. just an Animals boxset, maybe some more 5.1 mixes and we can all be happy.

[…] An early, but admittedly still expensive Christmas present awaits as Amazon UK offer the lowest price to date for the Pink Floyd The Early Years 1965-1972 box set… This gargantuan 27-disc collection is ‘just’ £294, which is more than £80 cheaper than most of us paid a month or so ago! Should you have issues with blu-rays they can still be replaced. […]

Dean T

Replacement just turned up ..works just fine…

Dean T

Just had confirmation from warners and a order number ….disk will be sent shortly…
Took three attempts but got there in the end …

Dean T

Looking into the replacement disk program I have sent two emails to the given addresses and received the same reply..basicly because I did not buy from the warners web store I am not eligible for replacement?…not a good start …anyone else have some info?…


What do you guys think about the inclusion of the ’74 live version of Echoes on the last disc? Besides being totally out of place, I don’t understand the purpose. I assume, they ran out of material from the early years and had to fill the space.

Johnny Feathers

I’m of the mind “the more the merrier”, especially for the price. Now I’m trying to figure out just how to organize all of the audio material in iTunes–one big batch (which is how I currently have it), or split up into the component segments/years. I do think I’ll resort the live ’74 material as one “album”, though, since it’s finally complete.


I have just requested my replacements today. I included my postal address and where I purchased from. Hopefully get the replacements soon.


Just bought this box set (in France). Here are the specifications, as printed on the side of the box:
-NTSC, region o (dvds), region ABC (Blurays).

I guess ALL copies are NTSC worldwide.


I was thinking of buying this from Amazon Germany….are the dvd/blu rays included all NTSC or PAL if purchased from European source?

Dean T

Hi Andrew.
Thanks for the reply.yes I can see this set being deleted quite quickly. Also i read on the brain damage site(Floyd fan site)that the pompia cd will not be included in the stand alone set.
As for numbers ,there’s a post on the Steve Hoffman site that gives a figure of 2800 but does not go into detail . May be one day we will find out .
Hope to here about the replacement disks soon ,I think there going to be available by about the 28th so I guess there just collecting emails for now,just have to be patient.



The figure given on the Hoffman site was 28,000 not 2,800.

“Here” = hear?

“There” (x2) = they’re?



Reading my post again i hope i didn’t give the impression that there were only 900 sets
produced .That wasn’t my intention there may have been many thousands produced .There were as of last week just over 900 (probably less now) left in stock unsold. Hope that clarifies it.


I was not going to play mine until Christmas as it’s a present for me.
I had opened the box just to check it was all in there!

But having just checked the 2 discs mentioned, mine don’t work and I have sent away my e mail.
Hopefully they will be replaced quickly enough.

I’m interested in how limited an edition the box set is as Andrew mentions above.

Dean T

Hi Andrew
Just read your post and would like to ask were you got the only 900 sets from . I’m not disputing you ..it is out of genuine intrest …if that’s true then this will become quite collectible.
Regards Dean.


The guy who sold me mine as an independent retailer said he only had three
and his computer was showing Warners as only having 973 as of that date still in stock for request worldwide. Added to that is the fact that when the standalone sets come out the main set is to be deleted. He is a reputable dealer and it was in the course of our conversation that he revealed this info. I see no logical reason to doubt it.

Paul Kent

Looks like I’ll have to check mine out before Christmas now, then, and make sure none of mine are faulty. Don’t want tears in the eggnog, do we?

I understand the disappointment and frustration, but only up to a point. The error has been identified and a solution has (very promptly) been arrived at – and, from a reply above, without having to provide proof of purchase or incurring any additional costs. Maybe I’m missing something but, to me, that is above average customer service.

As for sub-bootleg quality audio, any text I read prior to purchase indicates that the sound on some recordings ain’t so hot. So, I bought knowing this.

And, finally, having More and La Valee sans subtitles is no biggie for me as I had no intention of watching them as received wisdom tells us they are both absolutely turd!

Oh, and you’ve got Live At Pompeii on CD as a bonus. Rejoice!

Paul Kent

… and the 5.1 of Meddle is on the relevant disc, I believe. They removed the option from the disc menu but the data is still stored on there, apparently.


@Paul, given your circumstances and as that this will be a very special present to you, why don’t you just get the replacement discs anyway and leave the box intact till Christmas. That way you are covered and don’t miss looking forward to it. Just a thought.


You’ve misunderstood the bootleg quality audio reference. There are existing bootlegs of a better quality than the sources used for this set.


This set was a big disappointment for a number of reasons.
Here’s hoping A NICE PAIR box set will be released next year will BBC upgrades and additional outtakes not included on this set.

Uncle Meat

I ordered mine from amazon.it and there was an extra cd in a slim cardboard sleeve on top of the box. It says: “Replacement cd disc for OBFUSC/ATION PFREY6 – CD (stereo 2016 mix of Pink Floyd Live At Pompeii cd supplied in error)”.

There´s no mention of Live At Pompeii as cd version in the track listing, only DVD/BR. And there´s no holder for the cd in set six. Is the Pompeii cd really a pleasant “error”? A happy accident? Did I receive something extra that wasn´t even meant for the box (but perhaps for a possible later single cd release)?


I see lots of comments regarding subtitles on More and La Vallee, but I have seen somewhere a statement from Pink Floyd that they could not retain the rights for these two films to add the subtitles.

From previous releases of these two movies on DVD (do not know the BluRays) only the second releases had some subtitles (subtiteling French, German but not English).


I had one cd with a scratch on the surface, the second from the AHM period, Amazon has already shipped a new set to replace. I have tested almost all BluRays by watching them on my pc (and are now working through the last one) and have tested all CD’s and DVD’s with the use of software that I use to get the data onto HardDiscs…

Great to see the extra disc with Pompeji audio and hope to find some software to get the Meddle 5.1 extracted from the BluRay (cannot be accessed through the menus).


Moan moan moan .I remember back in the day returning 6 copies of DSOTM
to shops because of pressing fault after fault . I finally gave up and kept the best
one available. Nothing new under the sun . There has been much comment on the price
but Superdeluxe itself is selling the Moody blues box for £350 which has less content and less discs. Lastly there are, as of writing, less than 900 sets available worldwide . I assume that when the standalone sets come out this boxset will be deleted. This should make it collectible? As ever you pay your money… Me i am just grateful this stuff is still being produced it’s a niche product and while expensive can’t have been that profitable for the company?

Frank Gerhards

“Couldn´t be predicted…..”? Same Thing with the DSOTM immersion box set when it came out. The first batch of multichannel blu-rays were faulty. Why such things repeat? Simple:
“Money, it’s a gas. Grab that cash with both hands and make a stash…..I’m in the high-fidelity first class travelling set and think I need a Lear jet” and they want it fast! What about quality checks before such expensives boxes are released? Now its our problem and takes our (!!!) to get those faulty discs checked and replaced. I don´t like this kind of “P.F. Business”

eric slangen

I’m incredible happy with this set. It’s a set I have waited ages for.
I’m a Floyd fan but not a diehard so most of the music and video is new to my ears.
And yes they made some mistakes but you can NEVER satisfy a diehardfan.
I’m glad they replace the discs so quick and easy.

Simon F

Good that this has been acknowledged but no mention of replacing both the DVD and Blu Ray featuring the missing subtitles for Le Valley and More (PFREY7-DVD 2 / PFREY 7-BD2) …. Anyway hope I can get my PFREY 7 BD 1 replaced. PFREY 6 BD plays fine. I’m watching it whilst writing this!!


Looking forward to buying the “Replacement of faulty Early Years discs” Super Deluxe Edition.

Fat Old Bloke

My blurays play no problem in my Oppo but would not play in anyother Bluray player so I will get mine replaced.
Is it the manufacturing technology changing that doesn’t agree with many players?

Paul Soper

I’m hoping (in vain) for a Black Friday deal on this set.


I ordered mine from Italy and was charged just $377.00 US dollars. Luckily both Blue Ray discs play but now I have a disc with no where to put it. Seems the production was before the planning because set 6 should have had a double plastic holder on the inside opening cover to hold the 2016 OBC’s remaster. Because I am a huge PF fan and this set is really more than I hoped for, I can move forward and forgive the production team that put everything together.
As for the sound, a lot of footage can be found on bootle dvd’s that sound a lot worse than these. I am just glad that they were able to get the sound good enough to release it with footage otherwise we could have had a box set with most of 70, 71 footage put back in the archives for –
HAPPY HOLIDAYS and thanks for all the hard work you put into this web site, Paul.

All The Best

Ben in Colorado

I also collect classical box sets. The quality level on those is incredible. As an example, the new Mozart 225 box set has 200 CDs, and there is not a single issue with any of them. Out of the many I have bought over the past 5 years, only one had an issue where a disc was duplicated. Not a bad track record.

don cooper

Fine example of box upmanship there,Ben.

Henrik Tronstad

Thanks for the info, Paul.

Anyone know which tracks to test for errors? I haven’t gotten to these discs yet.

Dean T

I’m very happy with my set ,it arrived in perfect nick ..not a mark…but one blu Ray would not play ..I had faith this would get sorted as I remember that the oh by the way box set had a few issues and yes it all got sorted out. I’m just starting to make my through the set for a second time and now it’s a little less overwhelming it’s a lot more enjoyable..some of it is just amazing ,the obscure by clouds remix on headphones just blew me away (still prefer the new vinyl cut though) they have made it sound so contemporary it could have been made just yesterday. Can you imagine if a new band came up with that as a debute ..if only..


Does anyone know when the boxes will start to be sold separately. How was it promised?

Paul Soper

Supposedly the 6 sets will be released separately in “early 2017”.


I’m not the target market for this, but If this is the only error in the entire box, I think people should be very happy. Mistakes are bound to happen with a project of this scale. Seems to happen plenty on boxes with 2-3 discs! (the reason I haven’t grabbed the Sparkle in the Rain box yet). It’s far to say the price of this set is only going to up exponentially.


‘if this is the only error in the entire box’

It’s not and why would anyone be happy about faulty goods?

Gary Hunter

How many more times are we going to see faulty products, you never had this years ago, have record companies banished their quality control section ………seems like it to me!

Gavin Hallesy

The 1st UK press of DSOTM on vinyl has a pressing fault on ‘Money’. It’s still considered to be the finest pressing and is of course the most desirable (and the most expensive). There have always been ‘faults’ but as said, they get corrected pretty quickly now.


The problems are surely amplified only because the number of items per sales unit have risen exponentially; nobody was buying 27-discs sets even ten years ago.


Side one of Rubber Soul and side two of Revolver were both recut after the first batch of releases.


what a pity…
The new normal nowadays seems to be : The more you pay, the more you have defects…


Yep, good for them. It’s what they should do, but it seems companies sometimes just rather cover their ears and hope it gets forgotten.

My copy seems to have been spared, in that both those discs play just fine. But I’m absolutely glad for those who weren’t so lucky.

Now if they could spend some more time and find that lost master for the real Seabirds track… :)

Ping Floyd

Some people must be on it by now. It’s very possible Barbet Schroeder still has a copy. Let’s hope…

Ben in Colorado

I contacted them three days ago and this morning I received an email saying the discs will be in on the 28th. They asked for my address and they said they’d send them out. No proof of purchase was necessary.


Most massively overpriced box set I own and waiting for the right time to sell.

Two of my discs were faulty, two of the foreign language feature films don’t have subtitles and are essentially unwatchable, the large memorabilia was wrapped in torn tissue paper, some audio worse than bootlegs, the vinyl was out the sleeves and scuffed, wrong track date info, feeble and very brief liner notes, the ‘bonus disc’ balls up and subsequent face-saving lies etc…………….

The Atom Heart Mother Quad is fantastic though and I can’t believe it hasn’t been released on a modern format sooner. I’d love to hear an official statement on the Meddle 5.1 and high-res stereo mix files being accidentally left on one of the Bluray discs.

£375 my arse.


Surely better to have just asked for your money back as you’ll need to point all of these faults out to potential purchasers when you’re selling them, so I’m not sure how much of the £375 you’ll get back.


Set has been replaced. Selling that.


Good on them to respond so quickly and with the right response. “Obfuscation (n.) the obscuring of intended meaning in communication, making the message confusing, wilfully ambiguous, or harder to understand.”