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Pink Floyd


Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.57 | 352 ratings

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erik neuteboom
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4 stars This is a comprehensive compilation for those progheads who are not familiar with early Pink Floyd (67-70) and wanted to explore that era. From the Syd Barrett period we can enjoy the splendid progressive psychedelic pop songs Arnold Layne and See Emily Play. Pink Floyd was charting the single in those days, unfortunately Syd Barrett started to behave himself more and more erratic, eventually he had to leave Pink Floyd. My most precious Syd Barrett song is the long and compelling Interstellar Overdrive, it delivers the unique guitarwork from Syd Barrett: simple and based upon a wide range of guitarplayers but he sounded so innovative, in my opinion he never got the credits for that because we are too much focussed on speed and technical ability. The final part of this song belongs to the most captivating and compelling moments in progrock history, what a splendid guitar riff and how emotional! The beautiful track Julia features the Mellotron, I have never heard Pink Floyd using this ubiquitous instrument after this song?! Other interesting tracks are Careful With That Axe Eugene (one of the best compositions that Pink Floyd created shortly after Syd's departure) and Bike, a perfect example of Syd his both exceptional as weird lyrical abilities. THIS IS PROGROCK HISTORY!

erik neuteboom | 4/5 |


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