Hear an early studio version of Pink Floyd’s High Hopes

It will appear on their forthcoming box set of post-1987 material.

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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