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Pink Floyd - Masters Of Rock Vol. 1 CD (album) cover


Pink Floyd


Psychedelic/Space Rock

2.69 | 61 ratings

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3 stars A Rock Artifact

Prior to being eclipsed by th 1992 box Shine On Pink Floyd`s lead-off installment in EMIs Masters Of Rock series was signifigant back in `74 when it was first issued. Obviously trying to cash in on the success of Dark Side Of The Moon it introduced fans who had probably missed Floyd`s early 67-68 era when Syd Barret was in the band from which period these tracks are culivated.

Several tracks were already only previously available as singles which even by that time had become coveted collector`s items. Although containing tracks previously released on the anthology LPs Relics ( 1971 ) and The Best Of The Pink Floyd ( 1970 ) but not both it also features the stereo mix of the Rick Wright track It would Be So Nice which was intended for airplay and also featured David Gilmour`s guitar debut with the band. It also features the original mono mix of Julia Dream ( which is different from the Relics version ) with Gilmour`s debut on both vocals and guitar. However the world would have to wait another 18 years for this and Apples and Oranges ( reproduced here in full living stereo ) to be issued on the Shine On box set.

Nonetheless, this package is really of interest to serious collectors of vintage vinyl or fanatical Floyd completionists who want to hunt down the two different covers which aren`t really anything to write home about.

Vibrationbaby | 3/5 |


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