Pink Floyd discography

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Pink Floyd discography
Releases
Studio albums 14
Live albums 3
Compilation albums 8
Extended plays 1
Singles 24[1]
Video albums 4
Music videos 11
Soundtracks 5
References and footnotes

Pink Floyd are an English progressive rock band. Pink Floyd has released fourteen studio albums, three live albums, eight compilations, three soundtracks, thirty-five singles, eleven music videos, four video albums and three box-sets.[2]

Formed in 1964, Pink Floyd was first known for their psychedelic or space rock music and in later years their progressive rock music.[2] They are known for philosophical lyrics, sonic experimentation, innovative cover art, and big live shows. One of rock music's most successful acts, the group have sold over 210 million albums worldwide, including 74.5 million albums in the United States alone.[3][4][5]

Pink Floyd had moderate mainstream success and were one of the most popular bands in the London underground music scene in the late 1960s led by Syd Barrett; however, Barrett's decline in health would eventually forced his band members to replace him with guitarist and singer David Gilmour.[2] After Barrett left the group Pink Floyd 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 leader of the band in the mid-1970s, until 1985 when he left the group.[2] 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 topping the American 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).[6] In 1985, Waters stated that Pink Floyd was no more, but the remaining members, led by Gilmour, continued recording and touring under the name Pink Floyd.[2] 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).[2]

Studio albums[change | change source]

Year Album details Peak chart position Certifications
(sales thresholds)
UK

[7]

AUS

[8]

AUT

[9]

BEL

[10]

ESP

[11]

FRA

[12]

GER

[13]

ITA

[14]

NLD

[15]

NOR

[16]

NZ

[17]

SWE

[18]

SWI

[19]

US

[20]

1967 The Piper at the Gates of Dawn 6 39 70 48 16 46 10 43 87 131
1968 A Saucerful of Secrets
  • Released: 29 June 1968
  • Label: Columbia (EMI), Tower, Capitol
  • Format: Mono LP, Stereo LP, cassette, 8-track, CD
9
1969 Soundtrack from the Film More
  • Released: 27 July 1969
  • Label: Columbia, Tower, EMI, Harvest, Capitol
  • Format: LP, cassette, 8-track, CD
9 153
1969 Ummagumma (also live)
  • Released: 25 October 1969
  • Label: Harvest, EMI, Capitol
  • Format: LP, cassette, 8-track, CD
5 184 25 74 US: Platinum[21]
1970 Atom Heart Mother
  • Released: 10 October 1970
  • Label: Harvest, EMI, Capitol
  • Format: Stereo LP, Quad LP, cassette, 8-track, CD
1 122 8 13 55 US: Gold[21]
1971 Meddle
  • Released: 30 October 1971
  • Label: Harvest, EMI, Capitol
  • Format: LP, cassette, 8-track, CD
3 137 11 70 US: 2× platinum[21]
1972 Obscured by Clouds
  • Released: 3 June 1972
  • Label: Harvest, EMI, Capitol
  • Format: LP, cassette, 8-track, CD
6 46 UK: Silver[22]
US: Gold[21]
1973 The Dark Side of the Moon
  • Released: 17 March 1973
  • Label: Harvest, Capitol, EMI
  • Format: Stereo LP, Quad LP, cassette, 8-track, CD, Hybrid SACD
2 11 1 28 71 94 3 2 30 2 6 16 47 1 UK: 9× Platinum[23]
US: 15× Platinum[21]
CAN: 2× Diamond[24]
1975 Wish You Were Here
  • Released: 15 September 1975
  • Label: Harvest, EMI, Columbia/CBS, Capitol
  • Format: Stereo LP, Quad LP, cassette, 8-track, Mini-Disc, CD
1 2 67 112 6 13 2 14 29 1 UK: Gold[25]
US: 6× Platinum[21]
CAN: 3× Platinum[24]
1977 Animals
  • Released: 23 January 1977
  • Label: Harvest, EMI, Columbia/CBS, Capitol
  • Format: LP, cassette, 8-track, Mini-Disc, CD
2 2 171 1 2 3 3 UK: Gold[26]
US: 4× Platinum[21]
CAN: 2× Platinum[24]
1979 The Wall
  • Released: 30 November 1979
  • Label: Harvest, EMI, Columbia/CBS, Capitol
  • Format: LP, cassette, 8-track (all territories outside Europe), Mini-Disc, CD
3 1 9 92 1 13 1 24 1 29 1 UK: Platinum[27]
US: 23× Platinum[21]
CAN: 2× Diamond[24]
1983 The Final Cut
  • Released: 21 March 1983
  • Label: Harvest, EMI, Columbia/CBS, Capitol
  • Format: LP, cassette, Mini-Disc, CD
1 3 1 1 1 6 UK: Gold[28]
US: 2× Platinum[21]
1987 A Momentary Lapse of Reason
  • Released: 8 September 1987
  • Label: EMI, Columbia
  • Format: LP, cassette, Mini-Disc, CD
3 47 3 2 2 3 2 3 UK: Gold[29]
US: 4× Platinum[21]
CAN: 3× Platinum[24]
2007 Oh, by the Way
  • Released: 11 December 2007
  • Label: EMI, Capitol
  • Format: LP, music download, Mini-Disc, CD
1 1 1 39 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 UK: 2× Platinum[30]
US: 3× Platinum[21]
CAN: 4× Platinum[24]
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or weren't released in that country.

Live albums[change | change source]

Year Album details Peak chart position Certifications
UK

[7]

AUT

[9]

BEL

[10]

FRA

[12]

ITA

[14]

NLD

[15]

NOR

[16]

NZ

[17]

SWE

[18]

SWI

[19]

US

[20]

1969 Ummagumma (also Studio)
  • Released: 25 October 1969
  • Label: Harvest, EMI, Capitol
  • Format: LP, cassette, 8-track, CD
5 184 - —74 US: Platinum[21]
1988 Delicate Sound of Thunder
  • Released: 22 November 1988
  • Label: EMI, Columbia
  • Format: Double LP, double cassette, double CD
11 15 2 14 4 11 UK: Gold[31]
US: 3× Platinum[21]
1995 Pulse
  • Released: 29 May 1995 (Europe), 6 June 1995 (US)
  • Label: EMI, Columbia
  • Format: LP, cassette, CD
1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 UK:2× Platinum[22]
US: 2× Platinum[21]
2000 Is There Anybody Out There? The Wall Live 1980–81
  • Released: 23 March 2000 (Europe), 18 April 2000 (USA)
  • Label: EMI, Columbia
  • Format: cassette, CD
15 3 7 8 2 4 2 4 50 3 19 UK: Silver[32]
US: Platinum[21]
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or weren't released in that country.

Compilations[change | change source]

Year Albums Peak chart positions Certifications
UK

[7]

AUT

[9]

ITA

[14]

NLD

[15]

NOR

[16]

NZ

[17]

SWE

[18]

US

[20]

1970 The Best of the Pink Floyd
  • Released: 1970
  • Label: Columbia
  • Format: LP
1971 Relics
  • Released: 14 May 1971
  • Label: EMI
  • Format: LP, cassette, CD
34 152
1974 Masters of Rock
  • Released: 1974
  • Label: Columbia
  • Format: LP
1981 A Collection of Great Dance Songs
  • Released: 23 November 1981
  • Label: EMI (Europe), Columbia
  • Format: LP, cassette, 8-track, CD
37 31 UK: Gold[33]
US: 2× Platinum[21]
1983 Works
  • Released: June, 1983
  • Label: EMI, Capitol (US and Canada)
  • Format: LP, cassette, CD
68
1997 1967: The First Three Singles
  • Released: December, 1997
  • Label: EMI
  • Format: LP, cassette, CD
2001 Echoes: The Best of Pink Floyd
  • Released: 5 November 2001
  • Label: EMI
  • Format: LP, cassette, CD
2 2 1 2 2 1 3 2 UK: 2× Platinum[34]
US: 4× Platinum[21]
CAN: 6× Platinum[24]
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or weren't released in that country.

Box-sets[change | change source]

Year Box sets Peak chart positions Certifications
UK

[7]

AUT

[9]

ITA

[14]

NLD

[15]

NOR

[16]

NZ

[17]

SWE

[18]

US

[20]

1973 A Nice Pair
  • Released: December, 1973
  • Label: EMI
  • Format: LP, cassette, 8-track
8 36 UK: Gold[35]
US: Gold[21]
1992 Shine On
  • Released: 24 November 1992
  • Label: EMI (Europe), Columbia
  • Format: CD
US: Platinum[21]
CAN: Platinum[24]
2007 Oh, by the Way
  • Released: 10 December 2007
  • Label: EMI
  • Format: CD
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or weren't released in that country.

Extended plays[change | change source]

Year Title
1995 London '66—'67
  • Released: 19 September 1995
  • Label: See for Miles
  • Format: LP, cassette, CD

Singles[change | change source]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
UK

[7][36]

AUT

[37]

FRA

[38]

GER

[39]

IRE

[40]

NLD

[41]

NOR

[42]

NZ

[43]

SWE

[44]

SWI

[44]

US

[45]

US Main

[45]

1967 "Arnold Layne" 20 Non-album single[a]
"See Emily Play" 6 25 10 134 Piper at the Gates of Dawn
"Flaming"
"Apples and Oranges" Non-album single[a]
1968 "It Would Be So Nice" Non-album single[a]
"Let There Be More Light" A Saucerful of Secrets
"Jugband Blues" 12
"Point Me at the Sky" Non-album single[a]
1969 "The Nile Song" Soundtrack from the Film More
1971 "One of These Days" Meddle
1972 "Free Four" Obscured by Clouds
1973 "Money" 10 49 13 The Dark Side of the Moon
"Us and Them"/"Time" (double A-side) 101
1975 "Have a Cigar" (featuring Roy Harper) Wish You Were Here
"Wish You Were Here" 18
1979 "Another Brick in the Wall, Part II" 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 The Wall
1980 "Comfortably Numb"
"Run Like Hell" 46 53
1982 "When the Tigers Broke Free" 39 23 The Final Cut
1983 "Not Now John" 30 20 7
"Your Possible Pasts" 8
1987 "Learning to Fly" 7 71 70 1 A Momentary Lapse of Reason
"On the Turning Away" 55 1
1988 "The Dogs of War" 30
"One Slip" 50 5
"Time" (live) 34 Delicate Sound of Thunder
"Comfortably Numb" (live) 24
1994 "Keep Talking" 26 1 The Division Bell
"Take It Back" 23 50 75 23 7 73 4
"High Hopes" 26 4 7
"What Do You Want from Me?" 16
1995 "Lost for Words" 21
"What Do You Want from Me" (live) 13 Pulse
"Wish You Were Here" (live)
2000 "Young Lust" (live) 15 Is There Anybody Out There? The Wall Live 1980–81
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or weren't released in that country.

a^  These singles would later appear on the Pink Floyd compilation The Early Singles.

Video albums[change | change source]

Year Title Certifications
1972 Live at Pompeii
  • Released: September 1972
  • Label: Universal Home Video
US: 2× Platinum[21]
1989 Delicate Sound of Thunder
  • Released: 13 June 1989
  • Label: CBS Music Video Enterprises
UK:Silver[22]
US: 3× Platinum[21]
CAN: 2× platinum[24]
1992 La Carrera Panamericana
  • Release: 2 June 1992
  • Label: SMV
1995 Pulse
  • Released: June 1995 (VHS), July 2006 (DVD)
  • Label: EMI, SMV
UK: 3× Platinum[22]
US: 8× Platinum[21]
CAN: 2× Platinum[24]

Music videos[change | change source]

Year Music Video Director Ref.
1973 "Money" Wayne Isham [46]
"Brain Damage" Gary Corrigan and Shauna O'Brien [47]
1975 "Welcome to the Machine" Gerald Scarfe [48]
1979 "Another Brick in the Wall" Alan Parker [49]
1983 "Not Now John" Nicolas Nova [50]
"The Final Cut" Willie Christie [51]
1987 "Learning to Fly" Storm Thorgerson [52]
1988 "On the Turning Away" Lawrence Jordan [53]
1994 "High Hopes" Storm Thorgerson [54]
"Take It Back" Marc Brickman [55]

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