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Pink Floyd


Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.44 | 256 ratings

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3 stars It plays as I type. Now I'm not a PF newbie; this is a borrowed copy to help satsfy a curiosity about how good / bad this set is compiled.

I would say this is intended for the general listener, some one new who may not know where else to go or what albums to get. Sort of like for Zeppelin newbies who may begin with Mothership. Of course it is a contractual obligation album as well.

PF album heads (me - and most others on this site) are going to lash out with the critycisms negative. You may have read a few and to an extent I agree. PF have just released - again their re-mastered (again) catalogue. Ttheir compilations are growing and not improving (as an albums band type compilation.).

As a sampler it is good. The edits on Echoes, Marooned and SoYCD won't please fans - but we have these on the albums (vinyl or CD).

So who benefits? Floyd? Well yes, it serves better than a Collection of Great Dance Songs and Works- everything (except Relics which is almost a proper album in it's own Wright. Right. ;) PF nuts? Not really. If you've the readies spare it is more a completist thing. But there is years of music in every relam out there so check out something else. This is for the casual listener. They will benefit - this is good.

The segues are interesting and the whole thing does have a certain flow in places. I know there's agreement and otherwise elsewhere. Album oriented PF fans will do their nut, sommg oriented ones will be quite pleased.

My bit. Why oh why could this not have a partner CD consisting of all the loose tracks, odds and ends from the Shine on box singles, Embryo, Dave's Dance Songs' Money, all the live B sides, the Pigs on The Wing from the 8 track tape (most of which I have on ROIOs) but official release would be best. Tidy up the threads guys. Oh, and by the way why include tracks already on Relics (Bike). Because... dig this... every time they do another box set they leave Relics out. Why? Thankfully the early Japanese remasters reside in my collection so this is just a curiosity really.

Recommended to general listeners only, completists will get it anyway. The rest of us musically curious with a ready or two in the pocket might find some other music to waste it on. ;)

Great music, not absolutely treated as it should have been (edits), good album (for casual fans).

Rating thoughts. 4 stars music, 3 stars album, 1 star knocked off for not thinking of those PF fans who really would like the rare stuff and have bought those albums more than once already.

Oddly, ironically (and this one IS ironic Alanis) 2 stars is for collectors only. Ha ha, collectors want more than this PF. So we'll go with three with a recommendation to venture to the album context.

uduwudu | 3/5 |


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