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ECHOES - THE BEST OF PINK FLOYD

Pink Floyd

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.38 | 180 ratings

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Chris H
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2 stars Wow. When I bought this album I expected to hear all of the Pink Floyd songs I know and love, but from the start I was disappointed with some timeless songs that don't appear here (The Nile Song, Careful With That Axe Eugene, Run Like Hell, Dogs) and I was shocked by some songs that were included (Sheep over Pigs, Bike over Interstellar Overdrive). And, on top of those mess-ups, when I first listened to this, I noticed some things were missing! Shortening "Echoes" and "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" are a travesty of justice, especially when the keyboard solo on "Crazy Diamond" is omitted. Also,all of the guitar work on Marooned that we all know and love is taken out, leaving only the 2-minute intro to work with.

2 stars, just for the fact that there is no possible way to make a terrible collection of Pink Floyd songs. I would have liked to see more of the earlier psychedelic era songs that people seem to forget existed. Also, their soundtrack work (More, Obscured By Clouds, Zabriskie Point) is completely un-represnted, as well as the studio work from Ummagumma and the whole Atom Heart Mother album. Very poor arrangement as well.

Chris H | 2/5 |

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