Listen to this never-before-heard demo of High Hopes by Pink Floyd

Gearing up to release their The Later Years box set, psychedelic rock icons Pink Floyd have just shared a previously unheard demo of their song High Hopes. 

The song initially appeared as the last track on their 1994 album Division Bell, and whilst maintaining fairly faithful to the studio version, the demo gives a rawer, more intimate rendition. It also features an alternative electric guitar solo and slightly different lyrics – something to be treasured by any avid Pink Floyd fan.

Pink Floyd High Hopes The Later Years
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Pink Floyd have shared a previously unheard demo of High Hopes in the lead up to the release of their massive box set, The Later Years.

Due out in November, The Later Years will feature 16 discs and 13 hours of unreleased material. The collection will focus on the David Gilmour-led Pink Floyd era following the departure of bassist Roger Waters from the band.

The Later Years will feature studio LPs and live albums, concert films, unreleased rarities, and live performances. It will also include an updated version of A Momentary Lapse Of Reason containing restored contributions from keyboardist Richard Wright, who passed away in 2008, and newly recorded drum tracks from drummer Nick Mason.

For more information on the collection head over to Pink Floyd’s website.

Listen to the demo of High Hopes below.