When Pink Floyd fans talk about their favorite band, invariably the discussion descends into a recitation of the group's chronology. There's the original Syd Barrett version of the quartet in the 1960s; the early David Gilmour years (1968-1972); the commercial successes of the 1970s beginning with "Dark Side of the Moon" (1973) and ending with "The Wall" (1979); and the lawsuit decade of the 1980s, when estranged bassist Roger Waters unsuccessfully tried to prevent his former bandmates from touring or releasing records as Pink Floyd.

From the vantage point of the 21st century, the Syd Barrett era is easily most infamous. By all accounts, the late Barrett (he passed away in 2006) was a brilliant but troubled artist, consuming brain-melting quantities of psychedelic drugs that inspired him to artistic heights in the beginning but quickly took their toll. Collectors look for the Columbia (EMI) 45 rpm mono recordings of “Arnold Layne,” the Floyd’s first single, which began to climb the charts in 1967 until its transvestite content caught the ear of radio programmers, who removed it from their station’s playlists.

The band’s first LP, “The Piper at the Gates of Dawn,” 1967, was also the last Pink Floyd album produced with Barrett as the band’s leader. It was recorded at EMI’s Abbey Road Studios in London at the same time as “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” by the Beatles. Collectors prefer mono LPs over the stereo remasters, and look for copies on the Tower label, which were distributed in the United States. Memorable tracks from the album include the chant-like “Astronomy Dominé” and an instrumental called “Intersteller Overdrive,” which was a major part of live Pink Floyd shows for years.

“A Saucerful of Secrets” came next in 1968 and is notable for the presence in the studio of both Barrett and Gilmour. But the album is perhaps best known for a Waters track called “Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun,” as well as its psychedelic album cover by Hipgnosis, which created numerous Pink Floyd covers, as well as ones for Led Zeppelin and prog-rockers Emerson, Lake & Palmer.

After releasing the brilliant “Meddle” in 1971 (all 23 minutes and 27 seconds of side two are devoted to a song called “Echoes”) and a soundtrack for a Barbet Schroeder film in 1972 (the movie was called “La Vallée” but the album was called “Obscured By Clouds”), Pink Floyd produced its first certifiable classic in 1973, “Dark Side of the Moon.” The album included stickers and posters, so collectors today pay a small premium for copies with those bits of ephemera intact.

Subsequent Pink Floyd albums sold in such numbers that their supply has always been plentiful, making them relatively easy, and inexpensive, to collect. Exceptions to this general rule include Japanese issues of “Dark Side” and “The Wall,” as well as picture discs of “Rare Beauties” and “Wish You Were Here.”

Best of the Web (“Hall of Fame”)

Vinyl Divas

Vinyl Divas

Vinyl Divas pays homage to international female opera singers of the LP era. Chronicling more than 800 singers, the… [read review or visit site]



Despite its mysterious title, 317X is plain and simple—an online gallery of vintage LPs, with a 1950s vintage fee… [read review or visit site]



Jesse Barron's collection of Beatles 45s, picture sleeves, magazines, books, and memorabilia. Browse singles and al… [read review or visit site]

Association of Vogue Picture Record Collectors

Association of Vogue Picture Record Collectors

This great site, from the Association of Vogue Picture Record Collectors, offers detailed background information an… [read review or visit site]

The Remington Site

The Remington Site

Since 1999, the Remington Site has offered classical music collectors a glimpse into Remington Records, an independ… [read review or visit site]

Clubs & Associations

Discussion Forums

Other Great Reference Sites

Most watched eBay auctions    

Pink Floyd ~ Piper At The Gates Of Dawn ** 1967 Uk 1st Mono Columbia Lp Sx 6157Pink Floyd Piper At The Gates Of Dawn Scx 6157 R1/a1 Blue/black Columbia Ex+Pink Floyd A Saucerful Of Secrets 1st Mono G1/g1 Sx6258 Blue/black Columbia N/mPink Floyd Animals Lp '- 2u /-2 U' Very First Uk Pressing 1977, Unplayed Mint Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here Shvl 814 Uk Lp A1/b3 1975 Harvest Card PlasticPink Floyd Lp Record Omay Yad Rare Tmoq Bootleg On Colored VinylPink Floyd - Dark Side Of The Moon (1973 Uk Complete 2 Posters + 2 Stickers) ExPink Floyd Wish You Were Here Vinyl Lp A1/b3 1st Press + Postcard Near MintHuge Classic Rock Lp Lot Beatles Led Zeppelin Pink Floyd Psych Prog Pink Floyd The Dark Side Of The Moon 1st Uk Solid Blue Triangle A2 /b2Pink Floyd ~ "a Saucerful Of Secrets" (columbia) Uk 1968 - Original!! - Vg OnlyPink Floyd ~ "the Piper At The Gates Of Dawn" (columbia) Uk 1967 -second Press!Pink Floyd, A Saucerful Of Secrets - 1st Uk Press Blue/black - Fully Play-gradedPink Floyd Atom Heart Mother Lp 1g/1g Very Early 1st Press No Emi Logo N/mint-Pink Floyd Dark Side Of The Moon A3/b3 Posters/stickers Ex Syd Barrett The Madcap Laughs Psych Orig Label Uk Press X Pink FloydSyd Barrett Barrett Psych Uk Press Textured Cover X Pink FloydTonite Lets All Make Love In London ** 1968 Uk 1st Instant Lp Pink Floyd VashtiPink Floyd A Nice Pair 1973 Uk Press 12" Harvest Vinyl Record Shdw 403 Ex/exThe Pink Floyd "see Emily Play" 45 Rpm Canadian Capitol Swirl 1967 Psyche ExLot Of 34 Records Lps Beatles Pink Floyd Aerosmith The Who Janis Joplin EaglesPink Floyd Lp - Liebest Spacement Monitor 1970 - WizardoPink Floyd –animals-uk Lp-nm-a2/b2- 1st Press- Harvest-1977Pink Floyd - Animals French Lp Pink Vinyl Limited Edition Rare!Pink Floyd - A Saucerful Of Secrets Uk 1st Press Black/blue Columbia Sx 6258 VgPink Floyd "ummagumma" 2lp (1969) : Uk Harvest / Ex Cond.Record Collection X 15 Bulk Lot Kiss Queen Deep Purple Hendrix Pink Floyd ProgPink Floyd A Nice Pair The Piper At The Gates Ems40068 Obi 2lp Da842270s Prog Rock Pink Floyd The Wall Original 1979 Uk Double Vinyl Lp Mint Fab!70s Prog Rock Pink Floyd Obscured By Clouds 1972 Uk Vinyl Lp N Mint Fab!Pink Floyd "poster" Wish You Were Here Sopo100 Lp Da8277Pink Floyd "poster" Meddle Ems80322 Obi Lp Da4175Pink Floyd Meddle Emi Ems-80322 Japanese Pressing Obi Vinyl Lp70s Prog Rock Pink Floyd David Gilmour Same Original 1978 Uk Vinyl Lp MintPink Floyd Animals Vinyl Lp A2/b3 1st Press ExPink Floyd - Atom Heart Mother Shvl 781 Uk Lp 1st Press 1970 Harvest No EmiPink Floyd The Wall 40ap1750 Obi 2lp Cr4116Pink Floyd The Wall A2/b3/a4/b2 Very Early 1st Press Lp + Sticker Near MintPink Floyd Dark Side Of The Moon Harvest Mfsl Lp Vg++ AudiophileLot 20 Albums Pink Floyd Led Zeppelin Rush Queen Hendrix MorePink Floyd *piper At The Gates Of Dawn* Lp 1967 Mono Uk 2nd Press! Listen!Pink Floyd 4 Lp Set "echoes" Uk Original Emi Limited W Innersleeves Vg++nm80s Prog Rock Pink Floyd David Gilmour About Face 1984 Uk Vinyl Lp + Inner MintPink Floyd Lp "the Wall" Uk Harvest A4/b5/a1/b2 Orig. Ex+ Nr Mint- Copy!!!Pink Floyd More Soundtrack Vinyl Lp 1g/1g Facing West Ex++ Stunning AudioPink Floyd Meddle Lp. Ex! Lot Of 65 Vintage Lp Record Albums. Lynyrd Skynyrd, Pink Floyd, And More.Pink Floyd "poster" Relics Ems80321 Lp Da7375Pink Floyd - Animals 1977 Orig 1st Press Lp A2/b2 G/fold Sleeve With InnerPink Floyd - Wish You Were Here Lp Vinyl Shvl814 A-1/b-3  vg+/vgPink Floyd ‎– Animals 1977 Columbia ‎– Jc 34474Pink Floyd Delicate Sound Of Thunder Live Cbs 1988 2 Lp Vg-m VinylPink Floyd "poster" Wish You Were Here Sopo100 Lp Da816060s 70s Prog Rock Pink Floyd Syd Barrett Madcap / Barrett Uk Double Vinyl LpPink Floyd Meddle Ems80322 Obi Lp Da7376Pink Floyd "animals" First Press 1977- Jc 34474Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here-lp/vinyl/recordPink Floyd Meddle Harvest Lp Vg+/vg++ Gatefold Pink Floyd~animals~orig 1977 France Ltd Ed Pink Vinyl Lp~in Shrink~w/sticker~nm!Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Beatles, Rolling Stones Lot Of 9 Records*

Recent News: Pink Floyd Records

Source: Google News

INTERVIEW: Gig is another brick in the wall for Pink Floyd tribute
East Grinstead Courier & Observer, November 22nd

T HE tribute band scene is a crowded market place, especially if you're in a Pink Floyd tribute act. But that hasn't phased the band members of Off The Wall, who have been recreating the music of Syd Barrett and Dave Gilmour and co for audiences around...Read more

'Roger Waters The Wall' Clip: Pink Floyd Bassist Visits WWI Veteran ...
Music Times, November 20th

Former Pink Floyd bassist Roger Waters has kept extremely busy lately in preparation of Roger Waters The Wall's DVD release on Dec 1. In a new clip from the film, fans are able to watch the musician travel to Italy to visit his war veteran grandfather...Read more

'Roger Waters: The Wall' Release Led by Live Version of Pink Floyd ...
Music Times, November 19th

Ahead of Roger Waters: The Wall's release, a live Pink Floyd version of staple hit "Comfortably Numb" has been released. Featured in the upcoming concert film, the rendition showcases Waters' dramatic spin on the renowned track's lyrics while guitarist ...Read more

Pearl Jam Covers Beatles, Pink Floyd & Bob Marley In Brasilia
JamBase, November 18th

On Tuesday night Pearl Jam's South American Tour rolled into Brasilia, Brazil for a performance at Estadio Mane Garrincha. Eddie Vedder and Co. worked five covers into a 35-song performance that was heavy on tunes from the band's first two studio albums...Read more

Roger Waters on Pink Floyd's 'Final Cut': 'A Bit Clunky'
Radio.com Music and Entertainment News, November 18th

Of the many things that former Pink Floyd bandmates Roger Waters and David Gilmour have historically disagreed upon was the band's last album with Waters, 1982's The Final Cut. And now it seems that Waters may be admitting that Gilmour was at least ...Read more

Final Pink Floyd reunion was really very cool: Roger Waters
The Indian Express, November 17th

Co-founder of Pink Floyd, Roger Waters said that the last ever reunion of the band was “really very cool”. Waters, 72, Gilmour, keyboard player Richard Wright and drummer Nick Mason performed at Live 8 in London's Hyde Park on July 2, 2005. It was the...Read more

Pink Floyd's Roger Waters: The performing solo artist bigger and better than Adele
The Independent, November 13th

The Wall, the concept album he wrote for his old band Pink Floyd, was transformed into possibly the most elaborate spectacle ever presented on stage from 2010 to 2013, the latter-day equivalent of producing a Wagnerian opera, then packing it up and...Read more

Watch Pearl Jam Cover Pink Floyd's 'Comfortably Numb' in Brazil
RollingStone.com, November 12th

Wednesday marked the first time Pearl Jam have performed "Comfortably Numb" live (though Vedder did sing it with Roger Waters at the 12-12-12 benefit for victims of Hurricane Sandy), but the band has long padded their sets with Pink Floyd covers...Read more