Nick Mason Says Pink Floyd Will Release Additional Deluxe Albums
Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason reveals that more of the band's albums will get deluxe treatments following the release of expanded editions of select discs over the next several months.
As previously reported, Pink Floyd are set to release remastered editions of all 14 of their solo albums on Sept. 26, as well as super-deluxe expanded versions of 'Dark Side of the Moon' (Sept. 26), 'Wish You Were Here' (Nov. 7) and 'The Wall' (Feb. 27, 2012).
Mason now tells Billboard that the band is planning to give other Pink Floyd discs the deluxe treatment in the future. "We will do some more sort of in-depth versions of other albums, but I don't know what we've got in the pipeline for that, yet," he explains.
As for the new tracks off the expanded albums, Mason cites an alternate take of the song 'Wish You Were Here' as one of his favorites. The cut includes a violin contribution by French musician Stephane Grappelli. "When I heard that for the first time, I couldn't for the life of me understand why we never put that on record in the first place," says Mason. "I felt like, 'This is great! Why didn't we use this?!'"
Once again, Mason was asked about the possibility of further Pink Floyd shows following the band's mini-reunion in London on May 12. "There are no plans now," Mason remarks. "The long and short of it is, I live in hope. I'd love to actually do something together again."
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