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MEDDLE

Pink Floyd

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.30 | 2096 ratings

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Guillermo
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4 stars This is a very interesting album and one of their best albums, IMO. It still has some experiments and some arrangements inluenced a bit by Psychedelia. It also has one of the best long musical pieces, called "Echoes".

The album starts with "One of These Days", which has a bass guitar played with a delay sound effect. It is a simple instrumental piece of music with added sound effects and David Gilmour playing a pedal steel guitar. "A Pillow of Winds" and "Fearless" are songs played with acoustic and electric guitars, mainly sung by Gilmour. "Fearless" includes a "choir" at the end of the song which it seems liket it was recorded during a soccer match, with the public singing "You`ll Never Walk Alone"! "San Tropez" is a Jazz influenced song with acoustic guitar and a piano solo, and sung and composed by Waters. "Seamus" is a blues song without drums which has the funny sound (at least for me) of a dog barking along with the song in the background, seeming like the dog was singing the song too!

"Echoes" is the best song in this album. It has several untitled parts which are played with energy by the band, and it also includes a part played with synthesizers on which they sound like noises produced by "prehistoric birds", giving a very good effect to the listener like being transported to "old ages"! Great arrangement! The song is finished with energy by the band, and then the song gradually fades with the same synths playing strange noises. "Echoes", IMO, is similar in several ways to YES ` "Close to the Ege" and ELP`s "Tarkus", and all these musical pieces are very important in Progressive Rock music.

In conclusion, this is a very good album, next to their "Dark Side of the Moon" album in quality.

Guillermo | 4/5 |

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