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Pink Floyd


Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.37 | 1412 ratings

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4 stars "Obscured by Clouds" is a movie soundtrack and was recorded over the course of two weeks while the band was in France in 1972. This is a collection of (almost) conventional short songs. Nevertheless, the Pink Floyd don't compromise their art in any way. The songs are inventive in their structures, melodies, lyrics, chord progression and production. The band put as much emotion into their music as ever and the songs could never be called commercial or forced.

1. Obscured by Clouds - featuring some spooky slide guitar, with a good synthesizer. 3/5

2. When You're In - sounds much like a continuation of previous track... 3/5

3. Burning Bridges - is sung by David Gilmour and Richard Wright. This song is perfect to go with this album. 3.5/5

4. Gold It's in the... - is short song, but some real good solo guitar from David Gilmour. 3/5

5. Wot's... Uh the Deal - is a variation between rock & roll, and country music. Very good acoustic guitar. 4.5/5

6. Mudmen - a killer Gilmour-Wright instrumental. Superb! 5/5

7. Childhood's End - is a good tune. 3.5/5

8. Free Four - is the only song sung by Roger Waters. It has some of that weird synthesizer from the track "Obscured By Clouds". 3/5

9. Stay - is a very good song, sung By Rick Wright.Features some great wah-guitar from Gilmour 4.5/5

10. Absolutely Curtains - 2.5/5

Final Note : These 10 songs really do a wonderful job together to create an atmosphere which can be felt, as is the purpose of any soundtrack album. Each song is a well-crafted and terrifically executed piece of music capable of standing on its own. You hear what makes each member of Pink Floyd an essential member, and that there was a time when Rick Wright was definitely the most important member and make the diference. Definitely worth a listen!

3+3+3.5+3+4.5+5+3.5+3+4.5+2.5 = 35,5

35,5 : 10 = 3,55

Excellent addition to any prog music collection

Curiosity: Who hope to find a film called "Obscured By Clouds" nothing will find. The film of Barbet Schoreder about French hippies going for New Guiné it is intitled "La Valée".

Marquês_Prög | 4/5 |


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