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Various Artists (Concept albums & Themed compilations)


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2.96 | 79 ratings

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2 stars Even though the movie is considered by somebody a cult, I have tried several times to get into it but I've never found it interesting enough. The famous last scene with the explosion underlined by Careful With That Axe (here entitled "Come on #51 It's Your Turn") is the only think that I remember of it.

The story of this album is quite bad: the director Antonioni appreciated the two works made by Floyd with Barbet Schoereder (More and Obscrued By Clouds)....and who wouldn't? But he quickly went into conflicts with the band, and we now something about the temper of Roger Waters. In the end Pink Floyd left him seven quite incomplete tracks and the director had to fill the movie with Grateful Dead and a bunch of artists from the SouthWest USA psychedelic scene.

This is the only album including official releases of "Point Me At The Sky" and "Crumbling Land" and unfortunately this is the only good reason that I see to have it (and why I actually bought it).

They're just a couple of uninspired songs with a country-rock flavor, specially the second, that might have been one of the reasons of the broken relationship. Antonioni hired Pink Floyd but was looking for something like Steppenwolf.

In the end it's Grateful Dead who have provided the most interesting effort while a country classic like Tennessee Waltz sounds extraneous to the story, even if I love this song in Eva Cassidy's version.

An album for Floyd's completists that I don't rate 1 star only because of Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia.

octopus-4 | 2/5 |


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