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Pink Floyd


Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.57 | 352 ratings

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the philosopher
4 stars This is not just a compilation. This is a good overview of the Syd Barrett period of Pink Floyd and include three songs (Arnold Layne, See Emily Play and Paintbox) which were never released on studio record before and delivers a studio version of "Careful with that Axe, Eugene" which was also never released before. Besides the "new" material this is a carefully mixed record which listens like a album with a good start en end structure. This compilation is actually better then the individual records who delivered the songs (Piper at the Gates of Dawn and More) and I doubt you have ever seen such a better quality cover for a "best of" record!

While I do like the early Pink Floyd sound I was never convinced of More. By having this compilation I should not have to waste money on that record. The Piper at the Gates of Dawn and The Saucerfull of Secrets are still recommended, because of their historical value and songs that miss on this record. There are actually no songs from the Saucerfull, so there ain't no overlap with that record.

The record contains short psychedelic rock songs and some examples of early psychedelic spacerock with a 60's sound, which I do really like. This early phase of Pink Floyd is very different then the Dark Side of the Moon period and for those who are into 60' psychedelia might prefer this particular side of Pink Floyd.

This is an essential compilation because of the reasons mentioned above. If it wasn't a compilation it would have been a masterpiece!

the philosopher | 4/5 |


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