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Pink Floyd


Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.35 | 43 ratings

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4 stars Lighthearted & lushly melancholic and psychedelic: 8/10

I found Julia Dream randomly on YouTube and gave it a listen. Upon learning it was a single - not being featured on any album, how sad - I decided to give a look to the "entirety" of this excerpt from early PINK FLOYD. Assuming this has only seven minutes, I'll spare the needless contextual details.

It Would Be So Nice is a lighthearted track distinctively sounding like THE BEATLES' plainness, with at best some mildly psychedelic twist to it. The chorus does feature some subversion on the simplicity of the entire song, though. It's enjoyable, but not much memorable at all.

Julia Dream, however, is pretty different, featuring a lush, distorted Mellotron background - IN THE COURT OF THE CRIMSON KING with an, even more, psychedelic touch - and reverbed & delayed calm vocals. The small midsection features some random experimental effects as the saddened acoustics and Mellotron play alongside, and the outro, some brutally disorienting screeching effects. It's a sweet, mellow, but heart-wrenching song. Like watching a young child passing away peacefully - for as much we're glad they have no pain, we're grieving over their death. I found it a spectacular demonstration of psychedelia at its state-of-art form.

The first track is rather uninteresting, whereas the second is highly recommendable. "It Would Be So Nice" lowered the overall score... should "Julia Dream" be released as single, perhaps I would have given it five stars. Well, it's a matter of taste, really - I loved it. But I think PINK FLOYD fans - and psychedelic rock fans in general - will highly enjoy it as well.

Luqueasaur | 4/5 |


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