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IT WOULD BE SO NICE

Pink Floyd

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.35 | 43 ratings

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Guillermo
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3 stars This is the first single that the band recorded after Syd Barrett left the band. It was released in April 1968.

In Side One, there is "It Would Be So Nice", composed and sung by Rick Wright. A song that almost nobody liked in the band, with Roger Waters and Nick Mason saying very bad things about it years later. A very Pop song with some Psychedelic influences, similar in style to some of the songs that Barrett wrote for the band like "See Emily Play". Not bad as I expected it to be after reading Waters' and Mason's commentaries about it. It sounds like the band was trying too hard to sound like some of the songs that they released while Barrett was still in the band. Wright sang it well, and it also shows some influences from other bands like THE MOVE. If the band as a whole didn't like "It Would Be So Nice", why they decided to record the song to release it on the Side One of a single? I don't know if the band was trying to please their record label trying to sound as they previously sounded with Barrett.

In the Side Two, there is "Julia Dream", composed by Waters. A good Psychedelic song with good sound effects and a mellotron, and sung by David Gilmour (the first song that he recorded as lead singer with the band). I first listened to this song in 1976 in their "Relics" compilation album.

Guillermo | 3/5 |

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