Last Friday, Pink Floyd released an alternate version of High Hopes, the closing track of their 1994 album, The Division Bell. It will appear on The Later Years, a forthcoming box set collecting the works of Pink Floyd after 1987.
This version of High Hopes is a previously unreleased studio recording from 1994, and features a different guitar solo and more emphasis on David Gilmour’s vocals.
It’s one of seven 1994 studio recordings that appear on the sprawling, 16-disc box set, as part of more than six hours of previously unheard audio and seven hours of audiovisual material from the albums The Division Bell, A Momentary Lapse of Reason and The Endless River.
As for live material, The Later Years features full unreleased audio and remastered video of two concerts: a 1989 show in Venice, where Pink Floyd performed on a floating stage in front of St. Mark’s Square, and a 1990 Knebworth benefit concert in aid of the Nordoff Robbins charity and BRIT School. It also features Gilmour, Nick Mason and Richard Wright’s last ever performance together in 2007.
Pre-order The Later Years here before its release on 29 November.
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