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Portion Of Pink Floyd's Catalog Not In Print, Temporarily

Portion Of Pink Floyd's Catalog Not In Print, Temporarily

Just in case you were thinking of dropping into your local Best Buy store and picking up a copy of Pink Floyd's 1979 opus The Wall, you probably won't be able to do it. That's because that Floyd album, along with three others, is temporarily out of print since the band's contract with EMI expired June 30.

 

Consequence of Sound (as well as the Daily Swarm and the New York Times) is reporting that Roger Waters and company have decided not to simply sign again with EMI, but are in a bidding war with several major labels. It's also being reported that several labels have dropped out of the battle because the asking price for the catalog is way too high.

 

Besides The Wall, the other unavailable albums are: Wish You Were HereAnimals and The Final Cut. Since Waters just participated on a one-off reunion with another surviving band mamber, David Gilmore, and announced a 2010-11 tour, interest is probably higher than usual in these albums. (Don't expect to find them on iTunes or at Amazon's MP3 store, either).

 

Well, you can always pull out your old copy of Dark Side of the Moon, which everyone still has, right? That's the one with the hit song...what was it called? Oh, right it was called "Money."

[Consequence of Sound]

 

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youd think you could drop into a best buy and pick up a cd... but all you will find is what is on the album and singles charts. Best Buy have begun phasing out CD sales excluding titles on the hot 100 album charts. Out of the 60 plus stores in Canada, not a single store recieved a single copy of this weeks number one album the suburbs from CANADIAN group Arcade Fire. Yet they have leftover chinese democracy spilling off its shelves, along with copious amounts of the jo-bros, miley, selena and the rest of the disney crew/

BRO

Good point. I'd like to add that the phase-out of non-Top 40 albums began back in the 1990s, when Sam Goody stopped stocking back catalog items. This, I content, is the reason people moved to buying things online. Nothing was in the record stores anymore, but current hits, soda and video games. Bricks-and-mortar retailers blame the Internet, but I think they're largely responsible for their own downfall.

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Just found out Pink Floyd have pulled out of online distribution due to refusal to supply singles. Fair play really as its all about the albums but are they missing out on sales? Good story at this Music Blog http://bit.ly/8Xul5K

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