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Pink Floyd - A Collection Of Great Dance Songs CD (album) cover


Pink Floyd


Psychedelic/Space Rock

2.20 | 197 ratings

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1 stars "Works" and "A Collection of Great Dance Songs" follow the same formula: songs put together totally out of context from the albums they are on and joined by a "rare" track. In "Works" we had "Embryo", and here we have this Dave solo version of "Money". Both those "rare" performances aren't worthy of buying an album just to listen to them, and both of these awful compilations cost too much for my taste and don't have any content that would tempt me to buy them.

I also don't know where they got the idea of naming "A Collection Of Great Dance Songs" an album containing dark and beautiful songs like "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" and "Wish You Were Here". There may be a positive point in this: many people who aren't into PINK FLOYD in the first place only know the "hits" such as "ABITW pt2" and "Money", and they may be feel like getting this album to have these two songs and the well-known "Wish You Were Here" thinking the FLOYD is only that. But they will eventually face a ten-minute version of "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" and have contact with FLOYD's magnum-opus (though it was grossly edited here). Who knows? Some of them won't like it because it is "too long", "the intro is boring", etc etc, and they will come back to the 6-minus minutes tracks, and the FLOYD fan will prefer to listen to those songs on their respective albums, on their proper context.

So, avoid this. Both your wallet and conscience will thank you in the future.

Eclipse | 1/5 |


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