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Pink Floyd


Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.57 | 355 ratings

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Cluster One
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4 stars Very early FLOYD music at its best! If only FLOYD's other compilations were as good as "Relics". It is a fan favourite and includes a number of songs from their discography that are simply not available anywhere else.

'Biding My Time', 'Julia Dream', 'Paintbox' and the only studio version of 'Careful With That Axe, Eugene' are the reasons one should acquire this record. The first two songs mentioned are average Waters compositions but not at all poor. 'Paintbox' however is an excellent Rick Wright piece that fans of the early FLOYD will enjoy, as it is very similar sounding to 'Remember a Day' (another Wright composition, and arguably his best, also on "Relics").

The real gem found on "Relics" is the only official studio release of the all-time FLOYD classic 'Careful With That Axe, Eugene'. (A live version of this song can be found on the "Ummagumma" live album)

These rare songs, added to a number of Syd Barrett tunes and a great choice of the immediate post-Barrett era songs (the surreal Cirrus Minor', the spacey 'Remember A Day', and the proto-metal 'The Nile Song') make this one of the best FLOYD compilations available. Recommended, 4/5 stars.

Cluster One | 4/5 |


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