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RELICS

Pink Floyd

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.52 | 274 ratings

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Marquês_Prög
4 stars Syd Barrett, the original line-up's creator of playful, psychedelic rock songs, had been gone for two years and Pink Floyd's current work did not have the hit single potential of their work with Barrett. Hoping to rekindle the draw of the Barrett era, Capital Records released Relics, in 1971. The album is a compilation of material from the original Pink Floyd and from the transitionary period when the band attempted to progress without their star songwriter. "Relics" is NOT technically a "greatest hits" album, since it contains 4 previously unreleased tracks.

1. Arnold Layne - The first Pink Floyd single and probably one of the best. Syd Barrett lyrics are the high point here. 5/5

2. Interstellar Overdrive - 3.5/5

3. See Emily Play - is an awesome testament to Syd's whimsical songwriting and his amazing charm and exuberance as a performer. 4/5

4. Remember a Day - 5/5

5. Paintbox - this song have a mysterious atmosphere! 5/5

6. Julia Dream - I think is the best song on the album and is one of the best Pink Floyd songs. Perfect! 5/5

7. Careful With That Axe, Eugene - 4.5/5

8. Cirrus Minor - 5/5

9. The Nile Song - 5/5

10. Biding My Time - 2/5

11. Bike - 5/5

Final Note : For the newer Pink Floyd fan who is starting to wonder what the boys were about when they first started things off, this is the album to buy before investing in all the pre-Meddle albums. Containing their very first single "Arnold Layne," it is a must- have for anyone interested in the early Pink Floyd. A good collection of some forgotten (yet damned good) psychedelic singles of Pink Floyd between 1966-1972 and if you need to round out your collection of early Pink Floyd material, this is a necessary album!

5+3.5+4+5+5+5+4.5+5+5+2+5 = 49

49 : 11 = 4,4

Excellent addition to any prog music collection

Curiosity: The original cover for this compilation was made by Nick Mason , but it was put of side because was to weak.

Marquês_Prög | 4/5 |

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