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Pink Floyd


Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.44 | 256 ratings

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3 stars After some compillations such as "Relics", "The Early Singles" or "A Collection of Great Dance Songs", this is the first "The best of", with an overview of all Floydīs eras, i mean, here you can find some Barrttīs songs, the most of them are from the 70īs, and some of them are from the 1987 - 1994 period when Waters left the band and Gilmour took the leadership.

This is a double CD album, so you will find several great songs of them, each CD has 13 tracks, with a strange order because for example you will listen to "Us and Them", followed by "Learning to Fly" followed by "Arnold Lane", and followed by "Wish Yo Were here", i mean, that songs are totally different between each other, itīs in some way "funny" to find them like this, because at least i didnt expect to listen that beautiful song WYWH, and then Jugband Blues, thatīs weird, but at the same point is nice.

This compillation has severla great moments, because you are identified with the songs here, maybe some which you consder as the ebst songs are not here, but the most are, and thatīs great, you can fall in a deep trip with all these songs, i say that is good musically because i find great songs like "Hey You", "Sheep", "Astronomy Domine", "Shine On", "Hiigh Hopes" etc, of course i miss "Dogs" and "Time" among others, but in general is nice.

The bad things are for example that short and edited "Marooned" i love that song, great guitar work and beautiful sound scape, which for some reason was reduced here, another bad thing is another reduced version, now with "Echoes", and thats horrible because that song is one of the best ever made, and only complete we can appreciate it, these are a couple of things that i dont like of it.

The art work is nice, remind me of Ummagumma and other Strom Thorgerson works. After all this is not the best compillation, but is great for people who doesnīt know Pink Floyd very well, and for fans who can enjoy all of their stuff. For that reasons, im going to give it 3 stars, because is good but non - essential.

memowakeman | 3/5 |


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