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Pink Floyd - A Collection Of Great Dance Songs CD (album) cover

A COLLECTION OF GREAT DANCE SONGS

Pink Floyd

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

2.18 | 190 ratings

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Progfan97402
2 stars Probably the most unnecessary compilation album ever. The only reason you might want this is for an alternate take on "Money", which sounds a bit slower than the original version. Honestly, six songs for a compilation from a band with a ton of albums under their belt? What was Columbia Records (Floyd's American label since Wish You Were Here) thinking? Probably trying to reach the audience who only became aware of them thanks to their (then) latest album The Wall. You get "Shine On You Crazy Diamond", "Wish You Were Here", "Another Brick in the Wall", the alternate version of "Money", "Sheep" and "One of These Days", the only pre-Dark Side of the Moon song included here. That's it. That sounds to me like a big rip off. Of course there are much more comprehensive Pink Floyd compilations out there which are recommended much more than this one.

Personally I would never have bought this, but my father bought this LP back in the 1980s when I was a kid so I'm quite familiar with it. As a kid I remembered really enjoying "Sheep" and "One of These Days", since my father never owned Meddle or Animals, albums I later acquired in my late teens, albums so glad I finally got to own.

I do love the irony of the album title. Yes we all realize we can't dance to Pink Floyd, they're not considered head music specialists for nothing. But for this album, it's easy to pass on this and buy a better, more comprehensive compilation album or their regular studio albums.

Progfan97402 | 2/5 |

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