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The Best of Pink Floyd: A Foot in the Door

The Best of Pink Floyd: A Foot in the Door is a greatest hits album by English rock band Pink Floyd, that was released as part of the Why Pink Floyd...? 2011–12 remastering campaign.[2] It was later released on vinyl on September 26, 2018.

The Best of Pink Floyd: A Foot in the Door
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Greatest hits album by
Released7 November 2011[1]
Recorded1967–1994
GenreProgressive rock, psychedelic rock
Length79:39
Label
ProducerJames Guthrie, Pink Floyd
CompilerDavid Gilmour, Nick Mason, Roger Waters[2]
Pink Floyd chronology
Discovery
(2011)
The Best of Pink Floyd: A Foot in the Door
(2011)
The Endless River
(2014)

Track listingEdit

No.TitleWriter(s)Original albumLength
1."Hey You"Roger WatersThe Wall (1979)4:40
2."See Emily Play"Syd BarrettNon-album single (1967); appears on Relics (1971) and original US/Japan versions of The Piper at the Gates of Dawn (1967)2:48
3."The Happiest Days of Our Lives"WatersThe Wall1:32
4."Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2)"WatersThe Wall3:48
5."Have a Cigar"WatersWish You Were Here (1975)5:08
6."Wish You Were Here"David Gilmour, WatersWish You Were Here5:05
7."Time" (Edited version on CD, Full version on vinyl)Gilmour, Nick Mason, Waters, Richard WrightThe Dark Side of the Moon (1973)6:20
8."The Great Gig in the Sky"Wright, Clare TorryThe Dark Side of the Moon4:36
9."Money"WatersThe Dark Side of the Moon6:34
10."Comfortably Numb"Gilmour, WatersThe Wall6:19
11."High Hopes" (Edited version)Gilmour, Polly SamsonThe Division Bell (1994)6:55
12."Learning to Fly"Gilmour, Anthony Moore, Bob Ezrin, Jon CarinA Momentary Lapse of Reason (1987)4:49
13."The Fletcher Memorial Home"WatersThe Final Cut (1983)4:11
14."Shine On You Crazy Diamond" (Edited version of parts 1-5)Wright, Waters, GilmourWish You Were Here11:05
15."Brain Damage"WatersThe Dark Side of the Moon3:46
16."Eclipse" (Early fade-out)WatersThe Dark Side of the Moon1:53
Total length:79:39
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic     [3]

ChartsEdit

Weekly chartsEdit

Chart (2011) Peak
position
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[4] 25
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[5] 16
Canadian Albums Chart[6] 22
Croatian Foreign Albums Chart[7] 14
French Albums (SNEP)[8] 28
Greek Albums Chart[9] 21
Irish Albums Chart[10] 14
Italian Albums (FIMI)[11] 4
Mexican Albums (Top 100 Mexico)[12] 72
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[13] 8
Polish Albums Chart[14] 16
Portuguese Albums (AFP)[15] 10
Scottish Albums Chart[16] 12
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[17] 27
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[18] 7
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[19] 23
UK Albums (OCC)[20] 14
US Billboard 200[21] 50
Chart (2012) Peak
position
Australian Albums Chart[22] 15
Belgian (Flanders) Albums Chart[23] 23
Danish Albums Chart[24] 11
Dutch Albums Chart[25] 21
Norwegian Albums Chart[26] 4

Year-end chartsEdit

Year-end Chart (2011) Peak
position
Australian Albums Chart[27] 64
Danish Albums Chart[28] 47

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[29] Gold 35,000^
France (SNEP)[30] Gold 50,000*
Italy (FIMI)[31] 2× Platinum 120,000*
New Zealand (RMNZ)[32] Platinum 15,000^
Poland (ZPAV)[33] Gold 10,000*
United Kingdom (BPI)[34] Platinum 300,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Full Details: EMI's Massive Pink Floyd Reissue Campaign « American Songwriter". 21 June 2011.
  2. ^ a b "Why Pink Floyd?, Pink Floyd & EMI 2011 remastered campaign - The Best of Pink Floyd - A Foot In The Door". Whypinkfloyd.com. Archived from the original on 28 November 2011. Retrieved 2 June 2011.
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  5. ^ "Ultratop.be – Pink Floyd – A Foot In The Door - The Best Of" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved December 16, 2017.
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  7. ^ "Top Stranih – Tjedan 47, 2011". Top of the Shops (in Croatian). HDU. Retrieved 3 February 2013.
  8. ^ "Lescharts.com – Pink Floyd – A Foot In The Door - The Best Of". Hung Medien. Retrieved December 16, 2017.
  9. ^ "Official CYTA-IFPI Charts – Top-75 Albums Sales Chart". IFPI Greece (in Greek). Archived from the original on 8 February 2012. Retrieved 3 February 2013.
  10. ^ "Top 75 Artist Album, Week Ending 10 November 2011". GfK Chart-Track. Retrieved 3 February 2013.
  11. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Pink Floyd – A Foot In The Door - The Best Of". Hung Medien. Retrieved December 16, 2017.
  12. ^ "Mexicancharts.com – Pink Floyd – A Foot In The Door - The Best Of". Hung Medien. Retrieved December 16, 2017.
  13. ^ "Charts.nz – Pink Floyd – A Foot In The Door - The Best Of". Hung Medien. Retrieved December 16, 2017.
  14. ^ "Official Retail Sales Chart". OLiS. Retrieved 3 February 2013.
  15. ^ "Portuguesecharts.com – Pink Floyd – A Foot In The Door - The Best Of". Hung Medien. Retrieved December 16, 2017.
  16. ^ "2011-11-19 Top 40 Scottish Albums Archive". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 3 February 2013.
  17. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – Pink Floyd – A Foot In The Door - The Best Of". Hung Medien. Retrieved December 16, 2017.
  18. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Pink Floyd – A Foot In The Door - The Best Of". Hung Medien. Retrieved December 16, 2017.
  19. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Pink Floyd – A Foot In The Door - The Best Of". Hung Medien. Retrieved December 16, 2017.
  20. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved December 16, 2017.
  21. ^ "Pink Floyd Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved December 16, 2017.
  22. ^ "Pink Floyd – A Foot in the Door – The Best Of". Australian-charts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 3 February 2013.
  23. ^ "Pink Floyd – A Foot in the Door – The Best Of". Ultratop (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 3 February 2013.
  24. ^ "Pink Floyd – A Foot in the Door – The Best Of". Danishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 3 February 2013.
  25. ^ "Pink Floyd – A Foot in the Door – The Best Of". GfK Dutch Charts (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 3 February 2013.
  26. ^ "Pink Floyd – A Foot in the Door – The Best Of". Norwegiancharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 3 February 2013.
  27. ^ "ARIA Top 100 Albums 2011". ARIA. Retrieved 3 February 2013.
  28. ^ "Album-Top 100". Hitlisten.nu. IFPI Denmark. Archived from the original on 23 January 2012.
  29. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2011 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association.
  30. ^ "French album certifications – Pink Floyd – A Foot in the Door" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique.
  31. ^ "Italian album certifications – Pink Floyd – A Foot in the Door: The Best of Pink Floyd" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved 15 April 2019. Select "2019" in the "Anno" drop-down menu. Select "A Foot in the Door: The Best of Pink Floyd" in the "Filtra" field. Select "Album e Compilation" under "Sezione".
  32. ^ "New Zealand album certifications – Pink Floyd – A Foot in the Door: The Best of Pink Floyd". Recorded Music NZ.
  33. ^ "Polish album certifications – Pink Floyd – A Foot In The Door - The Best Of" (in Polish). Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 6 March 2019.
  34. ^ "British album certifications – Pink Floyd – A Foot In The Door - The Best Of". British Phonographic Industry. Select albums in the Format field. Select Platinum in the Certification field. Type A Foot In The Door - The Best Of in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.

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