If you were planning on logging onto iTunes today to legally download Pink Floyd’s 1987 LP A Momentary Lapse of Reason, you’re shit out of luck. That’s because all of the progressive hard rock act’s albums released after Dark Side of the Moon have been removed from online MP3 sites.
This is because the band’s contract with EMI that covered those works ended June 30. So every album from 1975’s Wish You Were Here to 1994’s Division Bell can not be bought on iTunes. Hard copies of the albums are still for sale in stores only because EMI has a stock of those recordings that it can still sell. If Pink Floyd doesn’t sign with another distributor (or re-sign with EMI) soon, those albums can become rare.
According to reports, Pink Floyd’s management has been trying to find the best home for the band’s full catalogue for the past year or more. No agreement has been reached with any major label.
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