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Various Artists (Tributes) - Back Against The Wall (A Tribute To Pink Floyd) CD (album) cover


Various Artists (Tributes)


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1 stars I do not want to rain in anybody's parade and I really will try to make this critique as impartial as possible but the real question is why? As a full developed artist wants to produce a Tribute Album. You may say...well to show the sheer grandiosity of a excellent album, or well to show up that maybe, and just maybe you can do it better!! Of course, if there is another reason I would like to know!!

You see I am a hard-core fan of Pink Floyd, and I am also a fan of most of the artists involved in this project! However, as a progressive rock fan in general baffles me why? The Wall again, and baffles me more why? Artists of the magnitude of Wetton, Emerson, Wakeman, Howe.and list goes on an on, wanted to participate. Well, maybe that is why I am not a progressive rock artist but just a crazy prog-head collector!!!

Regarding the album itself, it does have some moments but that is all!! To me, does not have the punch of the Original; but then again just few artists have done tributes or covers that really are better than the originals. Now to me this is not the main issue!! I noticed that some tracks sound just like they were trying (so hard..) to emulate PF! Some others sound absolutely out of place and pace musically!

Lets give some examples:

CD #1 the clearest example is "Young Lust", were you trying to make a Metal track? Gimme a break!

Since I remember I have considered the tracks "Another Brick..part 1"; "The Happiest days.." and "Another brick..part 2" a suite divided in 3 (total time: around 9'), in this collection the glue between them is complete lost in the mix, I just do not like that.

CD #2 where I think they really lost me is in "Comfortable Numb"; the brilliance of this track was completely lost on the remake! And the list goes on and on...

By the way the planes on "Goodbye Blue Sky" at least IMO sound like a much modern planes, not probably similar to the ones used on The Second World War??? Were you trying to modernize the album?

Last but not least is the fact that production mess up really bad, on the list of tracks. In my copy 3 of the tracks on CD #1 are written in the wrong position.

Thanks God, however Ian Anderson and his flute was available!! But in reality I think that my perspective of this original Pink Floyd Gem is a little bias base on the Movie!! I can emphasize enough, that this is just my opinion, and nothing else. So you have been warned. That goes to show you that somethings are best left alone!!

"Mother do you think they like the album? NOT.

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