Pink Floyd discography


Pink Floyd discography

Infobox Artist Discography
Artist = Pink Floyd



Caption = Montage of Pink Floyd members performing in 2006 and 2005 (inset). Left to right: Gilmour and Wright, inset: Mason and Waters
Studio = 12
Live = 3
Compilation = 10
Video = 4
Tribute =
EP = 1
Singles = 35
Music videos = 11
B-sides =
B link =
Soundtrack = 3
References = No
Box sets = 2

Pink Floyd are an English rock band, their discography consists of twelve studio albums, three live albums, ten compilations, five soundtracks, thirty-five singles, eleven music videos, and four video albums.cite web
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Formed in 1964, Pink Floyd initially earned recognition for their psychedelic or space rock music, and, as they evolved, for their progressive rock music. They are known for philosophical lyrics, sonic experimentation, innovative cover art, and elaborate live shows. One of rock music's most successful acts, the group have sold over 200 million albums worldwide, including 74.5 million albums in the United States alone.cite web|url=http://www.riaa.com/goldandplatinumdata.php?table=tblTopArt|title=Gold & Platinum: Top Selling Artists|publisher=RIAA|accessdate=2008-04-30] [cite web|url=http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2-2265034,00.html|title=Pink Floyd founder Syd Barrett dies at home|last=Fresco|first=Adam|date=11 July 2006|work=TimesOnline|accessdate=2008-04-30] [cite web|url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/5170644.stm|title=Floyd 'true to Barrett's legacy'|date=11 July 2006|work=BBC News|accessdate=2008-04-30]

Pink Floyd had moderate mainstream success and were one of the most popular bands in the London underground music scene in the late 1960s as a psychedelic band led by Syd Barrett; however, Barrett's erratic behaviour eventually forced his colleagues to replace him with guitarist and singer David Gilmour. After Barrett's departure the band released "Ummagumma". The album was released as a double disc, the first disc contained songs performed live the other disc contained the new studio recorded songs. Singer and bass player Roger Waters gradually became the dominant and driving force in the mid-1970s, until his eventual departure from the group in 1985. The band recorded several albums, achieving worldwide success with "The Dark Side of the Moon" (1973), "Wish You Were Here" (1975), "Animals" (1977), and "The Wall" (1979) with all of them peaking at number one on the United States record chart with the exception of Animals. "The Dark Side of the Moon" is the third best-selling studio album in the world (not counting compilations and various artists soundtracks).cite web|url=http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1002463719|title=Floyd's 'Dark Side' Celebrates Chart Milestone|last=Werde|first=Bill|date=05 May 2006|publisher=Billboard Magazine|accessdate=2008-05-03] In 1985, Waters declared Pink Floyd "a spent force", but the remaining members, led by Gilmour, continued recording and touring under the name Pink Floyd. Waters sued the remaining members for the rights to the name, Waters lost and the band enjoyed worldwide success with "A Momentary Lapse of Reason" (1987) and "The Division Bell" (1994).

Studio albums

Soundtracks

aNote|Arnold Layne These singles would later appear on the Pink Floyd compilation "The Early Singles".

bNote|Download "Comfortably Numb" and "Wish You Were Here" charted on the UK Official Download Chart in 2005.

Video albums

Music videos

References

External links

* [http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/PFArchives/discTOC.htm The Pink Floyd Archive]
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