Spotify gains Pink Floyd archives in full

Chris Burns - Jun 17, 2013, 2:58pm CDT
Spotify gains Pink Floyd archives in full

This week the folks at Spotify have announced that they’ll be moving forward with the full Pink Floyd collection: every track from every album the band has ever released. This service is part of Spotify’s streaming music service and the tracks have been officially “unlocked” this week. This comes after the song “Wish You Were Here” over 1 million times, a challenge set by the company to fans of the music just this past week.

Though it was certainly a challenge by the company, having the song streamed a million times in just a matter of days is nothing to scoff at. The members of Pink Floyd and their estates have certainly seen the light of Spotify’s services in this demonstration of power and now – fulfilling the deal – the full set of Floyd records are up for the public’s listening pleasure.

A 2011 remaster of The Best of Pink Floyd: A Foot In The Door starts off the pack, while a 2011 remaster of The Division Bell sits here as well. Delicate Sound of Thunder joins a 2011 remaster of A Momentary Lapse of Reason and The Final Cut as well as A Collection of Great Dance Songs. The Wall, Animals, and Wish You Were Here are all part of this set in Spotify with 2011 remaster editions, the same being true of The Dark Side of the Moon and Obscured by Clouds.

Watch out for Ummagumma, Atom Heart Mother, and A Piper at the Gates of Dawn as well. It’ll be more difficult for you to find a non-live album that isn’t here than one that is – singles are included as well.

Spotify made a similar move to this one last year with the Metallica catalog, bringing the music to the digital landscape in streaming form for the first time ever.

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