March 4, 2014 – 6:20 am

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From Abbey Road to Britannia Row - The Extraction Tapes [Extraction, 1CD]

Unissued Alternate Studio Recordings 1975-1976. Excellent audio.

Remember the fuss that came around the Beatles ‘John Barrett’ tapes or the ‘Revolution’ leak? This could, subjectively, be Pink Floyd’s answer to that. -

This is a single disc of unreleased demos and outtakes from Abbey Road Studios 1975 that circulated on a torrent site as the Extraction Tapes. Another version of The Extraction Tapes has also appeared on vinyl.

Thanks to Beechwoods for sharing the tracks at

Beechwoods noted:

I received these files from a collector friend in the last couple of days. It sounds to me like Animals has been taken from an improved copy of the source used for the earlier ‘Extraction Tapes’ vinyl release. Sources appear to have been speed corrected. Sound is way better than the vinyl transfers I’ve heard. All in all an amazing release.

Rob Goodman on the two-CD set from Japan that is transferred from vinyl:

I definitely think this collection is a must have. Much of this is “holy grail” material that many of us didn’t even know existed. It’s a shame someone held it back for profit all of these years. It’s also a glimpse of the material that could come to light if there were to be an Animals Immersion box set. But Animals is always treated as the redheaded stepchild of the catalog so that will probably never happen. You simply have to piece one together yourself.

Click here for a track-by-track review (extracts reproduced below).

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UPDATED: October 9, 2015

These tracks are no longer available for sharing.

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  1. 23 Responses to “PINK FLOYD - THE EXTRACTION TAPES”

  2. Beam me up, Scottie. We are bound for Third Bardo, again.

    By Adam Dean on Mar 4, 2014

  3. Sorry the link broke above - I updated the article with more details and the re-save broke the link. Thanks for the mention!

    By Rob G. on Mar 4, 2014

  4. Hello Rob G

    Thanks and all the best.

    By bigozine2 on Mar 4, 2014

  5. Thanks Big O! Any Pink Floyd is fine by me!

    By Tom on Mar 4, 2014

  6. Thank you Big O !!

    By 5 Man Floyd on Mar 4, 2014

  7. Outstanding stuff - I used a small section of SOYCD (part B) to join the two halves from the WYWH album using Audacity, and now I have a complete, uncut 25 minute version of one of my absolute favourite songs.

    By AndrewWild on Mar 4, 2014

  8. Wow! This is great. Saw the Floyd at Madison Square Gardenin NYC July 4th , 1977 and it’s still my favorite show ever. Thanks BIGO!

    By Tuna Fan on Mar 4, 2014

  9. @AndrewWild, why not post your track on youtube so we can hear your recreation, always interested in a version.

    PS Some recreations of Floyd here from the lost album site.

    PS Wish you were here extraction, the vimyl rip in flac

    Animals extraction in flac.


    By ND on Mar 5, 2014

  10. Thank Christ for your website!

    “Have A Cigar” & “Pigs (Three Different Ones)” both break when I use unarchiver. You’d think they could get these thingy things that open downloads to get the effin jobby job done right. But, hope springs ephemeral, eh?


    By JOHANNES BOLS on Mar 5, 2014

  11. thank you SO much :)

    By tony on Mar 5, 2014

  12. Thanks Big O.

    By Paul on Mar 5, 2014

  13. Thanks for these great alternate tracks Big O! As WYWH is my fave PF album, I love hearing these works in progress. I was a little surprised that this version of the tapes doesn’t have the incredible WYWH with the full violin parts by Stéphane Grapelli. Thanks to ND above for the link to that!

    Shine on, friends!

    By golgo hakase on Mar 6, 2014

  14. @ golgo, my pleasure, here is a link to Meddled remastered(John Peel broadcast 1971, this is in flac and truly awesome. Filefactory is still live. The booklet is missing from the cover art and there is better artwork around else where. Enjoy.

    By ND on Mar 7, 2014

  15. look how peaceful and civil this whole site is when darth stays away.

    By daves not here on Mar 7, 2014

  16. Hi Golgo

    The version of Wish You Were Here with Stéphane Grappelli is officially released on the WYWH Immersion boxset from 2011. It is on disc2. The bootleggers may not have included it for this reason.


    By admin on Mar 7, 2014

  17. Hello ND, you were going to post a link? I cannot find it on Filefactory, but it is not a site with which I have a lot of experience. Thank you for your help. Respectfully,

    By James on Mar 7, 2014

  18. Shit hot!

    By Stlouielou on Mar 8, 2014

  19. Feel free to delete this BigO. But for now here is the vinyl.

    PINK FLOYD - Wish You Were Here Extraction Tapes

    By sking on Mar 8, 2014

  20. Try that again

    By sking on Mar 8, 2014

  21. @ james. Oops. here’s Meddled in flac.

    As mentioned filefactory link is still live.

    Bootlegzone has very good artwork for this, sorry can’t find the booklet, but there is a lot of info out there on this classic boot.

    By ND on Mar 8, 2014

  22. If you you want the above on flac.


    By ND on Mar 8, 2014

  23. I have wine glasses out to play along to these outtakes.

    By niroopa on Mar 10, 2014

  24. too bad floyd never learnt to BOOGIE

    By humboogies on Mar 10, 2014

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