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Pink Floyd


Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.57 | 352 ratings

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4 stars This is an interesting compilation. Released when Pink Floyd was getting quite popular in the mainstream, it was a way to get introduced to their earlier material (it was for me - when I got this, I had "Meddle", "Dark Side Of The Moon" and "Piper At The Gates Of Dawn").

Unlike modern collections on corporate major labels, this set was put together by someone who obviously knew Pink Floyd's music and cared about it. It actually shows a nice cross section of what the group's sixties albums were all about.

Plusses: The album reminds us that there was a time when Richard Wright was allowed to write songs for the band. His Remember A Day and Paint Box are both beautiful. The Nile Song. This is as raw a song as I've ever heard by Floyd. The punks would love it. And Biding My Time, a honky tonk blues song is nice to.

Also, Careful With That Axe, Eugene is much more subdued than the live version on "Ummagumma", but I like it.

Evolver | 4/5 |


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