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ON THE TURNING AWAY

Pink Floyd

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

2.95 | 45 ratings

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AtomicCrimsonRush
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2 stars 'On the turning away' is a single from "Momentary Lapse of Reason" which is not half as bad as some Floydians would have you believe. Granted, this album is no masterpiece and comes sandwiched in between some amazing Floyd material, namely "The Wall" and "Division Bell", however it is a pleasant well performed journey with some moments of grandeur. 'On the Turning Away' is innovative in places and perhaps more than anything typified the sound of the times, remembering that 1987 was a difficult year for prog bands. Many were wiped out due to the new wave influences so it is admirable that Pink Floyd were somehow able to blend in without selling out completely. The song is a slow melancholy piece that grew on me due to constant exposure on live DVDs.

On the flip side is a live version of the wonderful 'Run Like Hell' and I am not sure where it comes from as there is no indication but it sounds terrific. I guess this single is worth picking up for the sleeve design that is rather romantic and unusual for Pink Floyd, but this is perhaps an unnecessary single for the band in many respects.

AtomicCrimsonRush | 2/5 |

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