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MORE (OST)

Pink Floyd

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.15 | 1344 ratings

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FloydWright
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3 stars After the departure of SYD BARRETT, but before the ascendency of lyrical giant ROGER WATERS and guitar giant DAVID GILMOUR, More shows the true talents of PINK FLOYD's most underrated musicians: RICK WRIGHT and NICK MASON (keyboards and drums respectively). In my opinion, it was these two who helped to maintain the continuity of the PINK FLOYD style during this transitional period, and it's a real shame they were overshadowed later on in the band's career. The chaotic, jazzlike piece "Up the Khyber" says it all...although there is a little bass in it as well, both WRIGHT and MASON truly shine.

RICK WRIGHT fans will appreciate the prominence of his Farfisa organ in songs such as "Cirrus Minor", "Main Theme", and "Quicksilver"; this will also give you somewhat of an idea what he was like in concert during this time period.

NICK MASON fans should enjoy the more elaborate, improvisational, sometimes Eastern drumming style he shows in songs like "Party Sequence" (foreshadowing of the intro of "Time", perhaps?), "Main Theme", and "Up the Khyber", very much in contrast to his more laid-back style in later albums.

Another interesting feature of this album is the strangely "hard" songs for PINK FLOYD, "The Nile Song" and "Ibiza Bar". Although completely different from anything else in the Pink Floyd catalogue (except maybe a vocal resemblance to Momentary Lapse's "Dogs of War"), they are very enjoyable. Another style you rarely hear, but is important to the PINK FLOYD sound, is the blues: "More Blues" is an interesting piece, although I wish the drums wouldn't start and stop the way they do.

In general, I would characterise More as a fascinating picture of the band's late 60's style. Although a soundtrack, it stands alone very well, and you will not be disappointed. All in all, I give this album three stars...maybe it isn't one of the PINK FLOYD masterpieces, but give More its fair chance--especially those of you who would like a "Rick and Nick" album.

FloydWright | 3/5 |

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