Header

HIGH HOPES/ KEEP TALKING (SINGLE)

Pink Floyd

Psychedelic/Space Rock


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Pink Floyd High Hopes/ Keep Talking (single) album cover
3.12 | 60 ratings | 6 reviews | 40% 5 stars

Good, but non-essential


Write a review
Buy PINK FLOYD Music
from Progarchives.com partners
Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, released in 1994

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. High Hopes (Radio Edit) (5:16)
2. Keep Talking (Radio Edit) (4:55)
3. One of These Days (Live) (6:57)

Total Time: 17:08

Lyrics

Search PINK FLOYD High Hopes/ Keep Talking (single) lyrics

Music tabs (tablatures)

Search PINK FLOYD High Hopes/ Keep Talking (single) tabs

Line-up / Musicians

Lineup not given, assumed to be (from Division Bell):
- David Gilmour / guitars, vocals, bass, keyboards, programming
- Nick Mason / drums, percussion
- Richard Wright / keyboards, vocals
- and others

Releases information

CD: EMI 8 81772 2 (UK, 1994)
CD: EMI 8 81773 2 (UK, 1994, with 7 film cards)
7": EMI 8 81772 7 (UK, 1994)
12": EMI 8 81772 6 (UK, 1994, with 7 film cards)

Track 3: One of These Days (Live) was recorded at Niedersachsenstadion Hannover, August 1994.

Thanks to progaeopteryx for the addition
and to ProgLucky for the last updates
Edit this entry

PINK FLOYD MP3, Free Download (music stream)


Open extended player in a new pop-up window | Random Playlist (50) | How to submit new MP3s

Buy PINK FLOYD High Hopes/ Keep Talking (single) Music


No release results - showing artist results instead
The Endless River (+Blu-ray Casebook Edition)The Endless River (+Blu-ray Casebook Edition)
Box set
Columbia 2014
Audio CD$21.99
$20.25 (used)
Dark Side of the MoonDark Side of the Moon
Parlophone 2011
Vinyl$24.86
$28.88 (used)
Wish You Were HereWish You Were Here
Capitol Records 2011
Audio CD$5.49
$5.41 (used)
The WallThe Wall
Capitol 2012
Vinyl$39.48
$39.00 (used)
The Best of Pink Floyd - A Foot In The DoorThe Best of Pink Floyd - A Foot In The Door
Remastered
Capitol Records 2011
Audio CD$7.75
$6.51 (used)
THE WALLTHE WALL
Parlophone 2011
Audio CD$9.49
$9.48 (used)
AnimalsAnimals
Parlophone 2011
Audio CD$7.61
$1.00 (used)
Divison BellDivison Bell
Parlophone 2011
Audio CD$7.65
$6.99 (used)
The WallThe Wall
Remastered
Capitol Records 2011
Audio CD$14.91
$14.91 (used)
Momentary Lapse of ReasonMomentary Lapse of Reason
Parlophone 2011
Audio CD$7.35
$7.93 (used)
No release results - showing artist results instead
CD atom heart mother ~ USD $15.01
LP dark side of the moon (40th anniversary edition) ~ USD $27.17
LP live in pompeii ~ USD $27.92
LP london 1966-1967 ~ USD $31.43
CD saucerful of secrets ~ USD $15.01
CD the piper at the gates of dawn ~ USD $15.77
LP the wall ~ USD $37.21
LP wish you were here ~ USD $27.17


More places to buy PINK FLOYD music online Buy PINK FLOYD & Prog Rock Digital Music online:
  • AmazonMP3: Search for PINK FLOYD DRM-Free MP3 Downloads @ AmazonMP3 (USA Only) | AmazonMP3 (UK Only)

PINK FLOYD High Hopes/ Keep Talking (single) ratings distribution


3.12
(60 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(40%)
40%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(31%)
31%
Good, but non-essential (19%)
19%
Collectors/fans only (7%)
7%
Poor. Only for completionists (3%)
3%

PINK FLOYD High Hopes/ Keep Talking (single) reviews


Showing all collaborators reviews and last reviews preview | Show all reviews/ratings

Collaborators/Experts Reviews

Review by progaardvark
PROG REVIEWER
2 stars The High Hopes/Keep Talking single includes radio edits of both songs. In other words, they're shorter in length meaning something has been cut out. The other song on this CD single is a live version of One of These Days. Since this was just a single, it really only ought to be of interest to collectors and completionists simply because the full versions of these songs are available off of the Division Bell studio album and you can find a very nicely done version of the live song off of Pulse. Keep Talking is a really cool song, but again, the studio version is better. For collectors only, thus two stars.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

WARNING: Forum software upgrade in progress, login function maybe affected for some users during that time.

Send comments to progaardvark (BETA) | Report this review (#134612) | Review Permalink
Posted Thursday, August 23, 2007

Review by Conor Fynes
PROG REVIEWER
3 stars 'High Hopes' - Pink Floyd (Single)

After a several year hiatus, Pink Floyd returned with 'The Division Bell', and these two songs on the 'High Hopes' single are a sign that there is still fuel left in the band. 'High Hopes' is one of the best songs I have heard from the band's later career and paired with 'Keep Talking', this has been one of the first successful singles the band had released since 'The Wall' came out a decade and a half before. 'High Hopes' is a slower paced track that keeps a steady beat to it, with bells ringing in the background for some added effect. The pianos in this song are more profound than they usually are, which compliment Gilmour's particularly good vocal performance here. Suffice to say, 'High Hopes' is one of the best Floyd tracks I have heard in quite a while.

'Keep Talking' is a spacey track that is reminiscent of some of their earlier stuff, with the soothing vocals of David Gilmour soaring overtop. There is a philosophical, brooding and introspective feeling to the song that really works well for it. Moreover, the gospel vocals that Gilmour became so endeared to on this and the past album 'A Momentary Lapse Of Reason' come into heavy play, providing a nice hook in the song. Not nearly as good as 'High Hopes', but still a very memorable track. This single may have been the best that Pink Floyd released, but the fact that the songs here were released as radio edits doesn't lend well to the enjoyment. Instead, the true impact lies in listening to 'The Division Bell'.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

WARNING: Forum software upgrade in progress, login function maybe affected for some users during that time.

Send comments to Conor Fynes (BETA) | Report this review (#460905) | Review Permalink
Posted Monday, June 13, 2011

Review by memowakeman
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
1 stars Nice songs, but edited!

This was the main mistake when this single was published. Though the decision of editing the tracks are for commercial purposes, I don't think one can truly enjoy or accept it, I can't, because the true essence of the songs is lost when it is edited.

"The Division Bell" was the last Pink Floyd studio album, one of those love-hate releases that always have something to share and give something to talk about. "High Hopes" is probably the better known track, starting with those memorable bell rings, and creating an atmospheric and disarming song. The original version is outstanding, Gilmour riffs unforgettable. And now, this edited (almost half the song edited) version is just a slice and a shadow of the original, that is why I am not happy with it.

The version of "Keep Talking" was also edited, and was of course (in my opinion) a mistake. The only good thing about this single was the surprising inclusion of a live version of "One of These Days".

So in spite one can listen to it and enjoy the moments, I am totally against the edition of the tracks, which is why I consider this to be a one-star single, poor, only for completionists. However?

Enjoy it!

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

WARNING: Forum software upgrade in progress, login function maybe affected for some users during that time.

Send comments to memowakeman (BETA) | Report this review (#464805) | Review Permalink
Posted Sunday, June 19, 2011

Review by AtomicCrimsonRush
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Symphonic Team
3 stars The sole single from "The Division Bell" recordings has two things going for it; the album sleeve design from Thorm Thorgesun, and the 7 minutes live version of brilliant 'One of the Days' which is a real blast. Yes, it has appeared on "Pulse" since, but at the time it was an absolute must!

The songs are all great of course. 'High Hopes' slashed down to 5 minutes is still wonderful and the film slip is similar to the single cover too with high flying silk sashes billowing in the breeze. The shape towers over the protagonist in an ominous looming shadow in the sky and it is one of the most outstanding single covers of the band; a real collector's delight. It is the best song on the entire album of TDB; undoubtedly the most atmospheric haunting track from the band in years. This track is quintessential PF with a startling bell tolling effect and very emotive performance by Gilmour. The majestic closing section is an incredible performance by the band. The 8:30 version is way better of course but I like this shorter version as a quick medicinal dose of PF occasionally.

On the flip side we have the strong communication breakdown of 'Keep Talking', that features a convincing voice over by genius paraplegic scientist Stephen Hawking. This is one of the better songs on the album, a great B side by any measure.

This is one for collectors but good enough for all those who treasure awesome prog rock, served up on crackling black vinyl.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

WARNING: Forum software upgrade in progress, login function maybe affected for some users during that time.

Send comments to AtomicCrimsonRush (BETA) | Report this review (#751745) | Review Permalink
Posted Friday, May 11, 2012

Latest members reviews

3 stars As both of the studio tracks are available in longer and better versions on THE DIVISION BELL, this is really only for those who want to collect everything the Floyd has released. The first track is the radio edit of "High Hopes", which I find to be the best post-Waters Pink FLoyd track. This ... (read more)

Report this review (#295169) | Posted by mohaveman | Wednesday, August 18, 2010 | Review Permanlink

5 stars In my opinion, this is one of the best songs Pink Floyd have EVER done. From my favourite album of all time, the Division Bell, High Hopes seems to have a very special musical quality that is very unique. For me, the thing that makes a song good is good guitar, and this song definitely has it ... (read more)

Report this review (#99449) | Posted by | Saturday, November 18, 2006 | Review Permanlink

Post a review of PINK FLOYD "High Hopes/ Keep Talking (single)"

You must be a forum member to post a review, please register here if you are not.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

WARNING: Forum software upgrade in progress, login function maybe affected for some users during that time.

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — the ultimate jazz music virtual community | MetalMusicArchives.com — the ultimate metal music virtual community


Server processing time: 0.73 seconds