Happy Holidays from Pink Floyd: A Dozen Early 1970s-Era Live Albums are Up on Streaming Platforms

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Pink Floyd surprised fans this week by uploading a dozen live albums on Spotify and Apple Music documenting some live performances dating back to the early 1970s (specifically 1970 and 1971, predating 1973’s Dark Side of the Moon era).

The classic English rock band hasn’t commented about the releases just yet, making this a pretty nice and unexpected surprise in the weeks leading up to Christmas and the new year.

The titles of the streaming albums, per UCR:

They Came in Peace, Live, Leeds University 1970 Washington University 1971
Live at Grosser Saal, Musikhalle, Hamburg, West Germany 25 Feb 1971
Mauerspechte Berlin Sportpalast, Live 5 June 1971
Live, Lyon 12 June 1971, Tokyo 16 March 1972
Live in Rome Palaeur 20 June 1971
Amsterdamse Bos Free Concert 26 June 1971 (Live)
Live in Montreux 18 & 19 Sept 1971
KB Hallen, Copenhagen, Live 23 Sept 1971
KB Hallen, Copenhagen, Vol II, Live 23 Sept 1971
Over Bradford Pigs on the Groove Bradford University, Live 10 Oct 1971
Embryo, San Diego, Live 17 Oct 1971
The Screaming Abdabs Quebec City, Live 10 Nov 1971

Here’s one of them, Live in Rome Palaeur 20 June 1971, as an example of the material covered:

Click here to view the Pink Floyd Spotify page and navigate to the series of live albums made available.

In related news, Pink Floyd also announced P.U.L.S.E. Restored & Re-Edited, a new edition of the 1995 live album, which will be released on Feb. 18. Per a news release:

The P.U.L.S.E. concert film (helmed by esteemed director David Mallet) will be available as 2x Blu-ray and 2x DVD deluxe box sets, with the video footage having been expertly re-edited by Aubrey Powell/Hipgnosis from the original tape masters especially for The Later Years release in 2019. The cover design, originally created by Storm Thorgerson and Peter Curzon for the 2006 DVD release, has also been updated with photography by Aubrey Powell/Hipgnosis and Rupert Truman/StormStudios. The packaging artwork is designed by Peter Curzon from StormStudios, under the direction of Aubrey Powell/Hignosis.

This release also sees the reintroduction of the iconic pulsating light as per the original 1995 CD release, this time operated by 2 replaceable AA batteries. The deluxe packages include music videos, concert screen films, documentaries, Pulse Tour rehearsal footage & more, alongside a 60-page booklet.

Click here to pre-order P.U.L.S.E Restored & Re-Edited on 2-disc Blu-Ray from our Rock Cellar Store

Click here to pre-order P.U.L.S.E Restored & Re-Edited on 2-DVD from our Rock Cellar Store

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