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RELICS

Pink Floyd

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.53 | 275 ratings

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Eclipse
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3 stars I would rather see at the stores the "Early Singles" instead of this one. Half of "Relics" contains amazing FLOYD songs that aren't available anywhere else, like "Paintbox", another great composition by Rick; "Julia Dream", an underrated song which is very mystic and moving and has some UFO-like sounds at the ending; "See Emily Play", one of Syd's best compositions and the again underrated studio version of "Careful with that axe, Eugene", which, in my opinion, is simply amazing. "Arnold Layne" may sound a bit outdated but it still is a nice song.

On the other hand, this compilation's other half fails big time because it contains "Biding my time", a bad Waters' song, with some very annoying trumpet sounds at the middle that give me headaches and various songs already present on former albums. It's always important to point out that PINK FLOYD is an album band, so "best of's" containing songs of other albums surely don't work for them. I don't see the point of adding "Bike" and "Nile Song", for example. "Nile Song" already sounds alien in its original album, and even more in this one. "Interstellar Overdrive" and "Bike" should be in Piper and nowhere else, and "Cirrus Minor" is good but again it is better enjoyed in its home, the album More.

If this were the "Early Singles" (without "Scarecrow", of course) i'd give this 4 stars. But since this contains some of the early singles' best tracks not containing unique gems from it like "Candy and a Currant Bun" though, this compilation deserves its three stars, which is more than enough for it.

Eclipse | 3/5 |

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