Pink Floyd Shares Unreleased Track From Upcoming 'The Later Years' Box Set

The band is highlighting the post-Roger Waters era

October 1, 2019

Roger Waters may have been done with Pink Floyd after 1983’s The Final Cut, but David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Richard Wright were not. The trio continued to write, record and tour.

1987’s A Momentary Lapse of Reason and 1994’s The Division Bell were the first two studio results and divided critics and fans, but both LPs have unarguably their moments with tracks like “Learning to Fly” on the former and “High Hopes” on the latter.

Pink Floyd has just released an early, unreleased version of “High Hopes.” It differs from the version that closes The Division Bell by including an electric guitar solo and featuring slightly different lyrics.

The track is a preview of what’s to come on the new The Later Years box set. It’s a 16-disc collection (5 CDs, 6 Blu-Rays, 5 DVDs) covering the material created by Gilmour, Mason and Wright from 1987 onwards, with unreleased audio and video, including the 1989 Venice and 1990 Knebworth concerts.

The Later Years will also include updated, restored and remixed audio and video, 2 x 7” singles, a 60-page hardback photo book, a 40-page hardback credits book, a lyrics book, 3 reproduction tour program reproductions, and a card envelope containing collectible memorabilia.

The Later Years will be available November 29th for several hundred dollars, along with a more manageable, wallet-friendly 2LP or 1 CD set.