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RELICS

Pink Floyd

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.52 | 258 ratings

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echoes2112
3 stars the best PF compilitaion that is focused on a certain era of the band's history (as most of them are). Half the songs are singls that were never realsed on an album while the others are great songs previously realsed.

"Arnold Layne" and "See Emily Play" are by far the besy Syd Barret singles, though it would have been nice to see "Point Me at the Sky" on here. "Interstellar Overdrive" is my favorite Barret song and I'm pleased to see it featured in its full length verison, rather than the shorter single version. A great instrumental epic.

the Richard Wright songs "Paintbox" and "Remember a Day" are great choices, definitly his best before "Great Gig in the Sky"

"Julia Dream" is a weak Waters song, that is comparable to "Pillow of Winds" from Meddle

"Careful with that Axe" is an obvious choice for a singles compilaton and another song that is strangely missing from the "Echoes" compilation. Such a creepy song. One of my favorite instrumentals

"Cirrus Minor" I find to be a dull song and the vocals rather shoddy, but I can see it's importance with the melodic passages and typical early PF sounds (i.e. birds, water). "Nile Song" is great rocker, similar to "Young Lust" on The Wall

"Biding my time" is another previously unrealsed tune, that would have fit perfectly on "Saucerful of Secrets"

The final track "Bike", I can find no importance in and "Scarecrow" would have been a better choice.

Definitly a must for PF fans for the unrealsed tracks. Flows much better than Works.

echoes2112 | 3/5 |

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