Classic rock giants Pink Floyd are planning to release remastered versions of all the albums in their back catalogue with record label EMI some time later this year.
After resolving a legal dispute with EMI earlier this year, the band has announced that the reissue campaign, entitled "Why Pink Floyd?" will officially begin in September of 2011. On September 26th, all 14 of Pink Floyd's remastered and repackaged studio albums will be released.
The release will include both special and deluxe editions of the classic album "Dark Side of the Moon". Both a 6 disc version titled "Immersion" and a 2 disc version called "Experience" will be coming out in both digital and vinyl editions.
Pink Floyd's 1975 album "Wish You Were Here" will also receive the same 2-format treatment as "Dark Side Of The Moon", and will release on November 7th, along with an entirely new compilation entitled: "A Foot In The Door: The Best Of Pink Floyd". Their 1979 album "The Wall" will be remastered and released in both "Immersion" and "Experience" editions, as well as digital and vinyl editions on February 7th, 2012.
EMI Music Group CEO Robert Faxon had this to say of the announcement: "This is a unique collaboration between EMI and one of the most creative and influential bands in history. We have worked together for more than a year on this programme which incorporates all the elements that have made Pink Floyd one of the most inspiring forces in modern music."