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Pink Floyd


Psychedelic/Space Rock

2.19 | 145 ratings

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Cluster One
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2 stars "Works" is another contractual sub-par compilation release from the FLOYD. In defence of the band, I believe I read that they had absolutely nothing to do with song selection and the decision to release this in the first place. It was completely the decision of their (new? old?) record company to try and capitalize on FLOYD's already massive popularity.

As for the songs offered here, all are available elsewhere (on much better albums I might add) and only one is of any note: 'The Embryo'. A short, somewhat uninspired studio version of a tune that was played often live by the FLOYD in the early 70's, but as a much different version. Live, 'Embryo' spanned 10+ minutes and was wonderfully adventurous and psychadelic. The unique studio version offered here was simply a gimmick to get completists/collectors to purchase this unneccessary work.

Still, the songs on this compilation are generally good, if not obscure. Better off buying ANY other FLOYD album before this one, if at all. 2/5 stars.

Cluster One | 2/5 |


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