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Pink Floyd


Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.64 | 4578 ratings

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4 stars Another classic from the Floyd. The album begins with Shine on part 1. A track that is dedicated to Syd Barret. The gentle keyboard work and guitars slowly draws the listener into the music. The band decided to split shine over both sides of the album rather than make it one long piece.

Welcome to the machine is up next. Some people say the band are 'biting the hand that feeds' with this track (and have a cigar).

Next we have ' Have a cigar'. Pink floyd have a guest singer on this track (Roy Harper) there is some cracking guitar work on this piece. In the song the band have written about the greed of record companies and their obssesion with making as much profit as possible "we're just knocked, we heard about the sell out, you gotta get an album out, you owe it the people, we're so happy we can hardly count". The track ends with a change from clear stereo into a crackling radio sound.

Wish you were here is next. The track that has caused much debate amoung fans (is it syd barett singing on the title track?), well the band have said he was in the studio at the time. Anyway, this is a wondeful song that contains one of my favourite lyrics of all time "We're just two lost souls, swimming in a fish bowl, year after year".

The album ends with the last part of Shine on... some people have said the outro is overlong but i really it.

All in all a very good album from the floyd.

Prog_head | 4/5 |


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