Shine On (1992)

Contains the complete compact discs of:
A Saucerful of Secrets
The Dark Side of the Moon
Wish You Were Here
The Wall
A Momentary Lapse of Reason
Bonus Disc: 1. Arnold Layne 2. Candy and a Currant Bun 3. See Emily Play 4. The Scarecrow 5. Apples and Oranges 6. Paint Box 7. It Would Be So Nice 8. Julia Dream 9. Point Me at the Sky 10.Careful With That Axe, Eugene


Around the time of this release, Compact Discs hadn't quite muscled out cassettes as the favored medium for music purchases. One of the advantages (for the record industries, not the consumer) of the compact disc, is that many fans of music were now purchasing all of their old favorite vinyl albums on this new improved format.

When this box set was released, it seems a bit strange in retrospective that it wasn't a "normal" box set, yet it was basically a compilation of selected full length CDs by the band. The catch was, there were tons of Pink Floyd fans that had these albums on vinyl or cassette, and this was a great excuse to buy them all on CD with one purchase. Granted, it was a hefty purchase, but not overpriced when one considers all that was included.

First, you had seven full length CDs (including one double, so that's eight discs). Fans will disagree whether or not all of the material is exactly what should have been here, but the "classic" period (from Meddle to The Wall) is all here. Also included is a nice disc featuring ten of the early Pink Floyd singles mostly featuring the Syd Barrett days. None of those tracks had been available on album before (some were featured on compilations, however). Lastly, a nice (large) hardcover book highlighting the albums is also included.

Maybe too steep for a casual listener, but fans should be happy.

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