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NOT NOW JOHN/THE HERO'S RETURN (PART 2)

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1. Not Now John (4:56)
2. The Hero's Return (Part 2) (2:32)

Total Time: 7:28

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- Roger Waters / bass, vocals
- David Gilmour / guitar, vocals
- Nick Mason / drums
- Michael Kamen / piano, harmonium
- Andy Brown / organ
- Ray Cooper / percussion

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PINK FLOYD Not Now John/The Hero's Return (Part 2) ratings distribution


1.85
(36 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(14%)
14%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(36%)
36%
Good, but non-essential (8%)
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Collectors/fans only (31%)
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Review by Chris S
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1 stars A rediculous release from a fine album. Not sure why Waters or Floyd thought this release might get some mileage because editing ' Fuck all that..' to ' Stuff all that' was as laughable as black censor strips on Waters first solo cover of Pros and Cons of Hitch hiking. The song is poor even with Gilmour's input but in the album's context much better. The ' Hero's return Part 2' for diehards only. Occassionally blatant ' Have a Cigar' music company tactics kick your front teeth in..this is one such occasion.

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Posted Sunday, February 10, 2008

Review by Conor Fynes
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1 stars 'Not Now John' - Pink Floyd (Single)

Of perhaps all of the Pink Floyd singles, this has been the least effective of them all. While Floyd's follow-up to 'The Wall' was controversial and polarizing enough among the fanbase, it is hard to think that this single would have lightened the load at all. 'Not Now John' is a musically uninspired track that may be noteworthy only for its use of expletives again and again throughout the piece. With Waters and Gilmour sharing vocal duties, one can even hear the sense of tension between the two of them as they switch off throughout the tedious and uneventful track. Although things are fairly well-arranged as is par for Floyd's work, it does feel as if the gospel choirs and soulful guitar solos are being used to cover up what is otherwise a fairly bland and boring piece of songwriting. 'The Hero's Return' is not much better here, being a more acoustic-based Roger Waters track that is pleasant enough and surely better in the context of the album, but here, it doesn't work well at all. One only wonders why they would have chosen this as a single to represent their album.

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Review by AtomicCrimsonRush
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1 stars The worst Pink Floyd album also boasts the worst single which is really worthless, even down to the sleeve design. It is a clean version of Not Now John, but still as awful as the one on Water's unofficial solo album "The Final Cut".

The B side is the dreadful The Heroe's Return and it feels like something you should leave off an album, and in fact it was. The outtakes of The Wall should have remained hidden and if they had surfaced as bonus tracks on The Wall CDs years later perhaps it would have been more forgiveable but this album and this single is the absolute pits. Detestable and pointless.

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2 stars "Stuff all that"? Um, okay. This single version of "Not Now John" just doesn't cut it. This is one of the fine parts of a sometimes tedious album, and it has been debased by the change. 1 star for having the gall to censor Roger Water's original vision. Disn't work on "Who are You" and doesn't ... (read more)

Report this review (#296901) | Posted by mohaveman | Tuesday, August 31, 2010 | Review Permanlink

2 stars One of the best tracks off The Final Cut along with an unreleased sequel to The Hero's Return. I'd love to give it a higher mark but The Hero's Return (Part 2) isn't really that amazing and Not Now John is somewhat tainted by the hideously dubbed on "Stuff all that!" to keep it radio friendly. ... (read more)

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