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Pink Floyd biography
Formed in 1965 in London, UK - Disbanded in 1994 - Reunited with different formation on several ocasions

One of the biggest bands of all time

Of all the bands who come under the progressive rock banner, Pink Floyd are, arguably, the act most recognisable in the wider music community to music lovers of all genres. Yet, as revealed famously by Nick Mason in an old interview, even at the height of their fame, they could walk down any street, and passers-by would not have recognised a member of one of the most commercially successful acts in music history.

The band were formed in London in 1965, the original members being Roger (known as Syd) BARRETT on vocals and lead guitar, Nick MASON on drums, Roger WATERS on bass guitar and vocals, and Rick WRIGHT on keyboards.

The London of the late 1960's was a melting pot of live acts and varying musical genres, and the band gained a cult following amongst the underground psychedelic crowd of the time. This expanded into a more public consciousness with a residency at the famous UFO Club, with a hypnotic light show and pulsating, often indescribable, sounds. This led to television appearances, most famously an interview and live performance on BBC The Look of the Week, with a rather bemused classical performer Hans Keller in tow. Waters was famously asked just why everything had to be so loud?!

This popularity led to the band signing to EMI, who in 1967 released two hit singles, See Emily Play, which attracted controversy regarding its cross-dressing themes, and Arnold Layne. They charted in the UK at 20 and 6 respectively.

The debut album which followed, Piper At The Gates Of Dawn, is universally recognised as being hugely influential in rock music, beyond the narrow confines of psychedelia. It peaked at number 6 in the UK album charts in 1967, and the band continued to play not only their residency, but also increasing numbers of national gigs and festivals.

The strain, however, was beginning to tell on Barrett, and a fragile mental state, exacerbated by LSD, led to him becoming almost semi-detached from the band and wider reality. The situation became such that the band, at the end of 1967, drafted in David GILMOUR ...
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PINK FLOYD discography


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PINK FLOYD top albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

3.88 | 1875 ratings
The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn
1967
3.66 | 1634 ratings
A Saucerful Of Secrets
1968
3.15 | 1243 ratings
More (OST)
1969
3.49 | 1588 ratings
Ummagumma
1969
3.88 | 2070 ratings
Atom Heart Mother
1970
4.30 | 2933 ratings
Meddle
1971
3.37 | 1443 ratings
Obscured By Clouds
1972
4.60 | 4054 ratings
Dark Side Of The Moon
1973
4.62 | 3857 ratings
Wish You Were Here
1975
4.52 | 3460 ratings
Animals
1977
4.08 | 2774 ratings
The Wall
1979
3.18 | 1699 ratings
The Final Cut
1983
3.06 | 1597 ratings
A Momentary Lapse Of Reason
1987
3.74 | 1886 ratings
The Division Bell
1994
3.35 | 720 ratings
The Endless River
2014

PINK FLOYD Live Albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

3.36 | 533 ratings
Delicate Sound Of Thunder
1988
3.93 | 722 ratings
P-U-L-S-E
1995
2.84 | 158 ratings
Live 66-67
1999
4.10 | 471 ratings
Is There Anybody Out There?
2000

PINK FLOYD Videos (DVD, Blu-ray, VHS etc)

4.76 | 485 ratings
Live At Pompeii
1981
4.10 | 529 ratings
The Wall (The Movie)
1982
3.64 | 171 ratings
In Concert - Delicate Sound Of Thunder
1989
3.05 | 53 ratings
La Carrera Panamericana
1992
4.43 | 518 ratings
P-U-L-S-E
1995
3.09 | 90 ratings
London - Live 66-67
1999
4.58 | 619 ratings
Live At Pompeii (The Director's Cut)
2003
4.07 | 174 ratings
Classic Albums: The Dark Side Of The Moon
2003
2.92 | 53 ratings
Inside Pink Floyd
2003
3.30 | 65 ratings
The Pink Floyd & Syd Barrett Story
2003
2.41 | 32 ratings
Inside Pink Floyd Volume 2 - A Critical Review 1975 - 1996
2005
2.27 | 17 ratings
The Ultimate Review
2005
2.00 | 20 ratings
The World's Greatest Albums - Atom Heart Mother
2005
2.48 | 20 ratings
Rock Milestones Pink Floyd's Wish You Were Here
2005
1.97 | 20 ratings
Reflections And Echoes
2006
2.73 | 21 ratings
Rock Milestones Pink Floyd's The Piper At The Gates of Dawn
2006
1.36 | 22 ratings
Rock Milestones: Ummagumma
2006
2.09 | 14 ratings
Music Box Biographical Collection
2006
2.30 | 18 ratings
The Dark Side - Interviews
2006
2.17 | 15 ratings
Total Rock Review
2006
2.46 | 18 ratings
Meddle: A Classic Album Under Review
2007
3.11 | 18 ratings
Retrospectives
2007
2.00 | 14 ratings
The Early Pink Floyd - A Review And Critique
2008
2.14 | 13 ratings
Comfortably Numb
2008
3.00 | 19 ratings
A Technicolor Dream
2008
3.57 | 27 ratings
Live Anthology
2008
1.85 | 18 ratings
The Great Gig In The Sky: The Album By Album Guide
2008
3.96 | 81 ratings
The Story of Wish You Were Here
2012

PINK FLOYD Boxset & Compilations (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

2.13 | 37 ratings
The Best Of The Pink Floyd
1970
3.57 | 355 ratings
Relics
1971
3.22 | 115 ratings
A Nice Pair
1973
2.70 | 62 ratings
Masters Of Rock Vol. 1
1974
2.20 | 201 ratings
A Collection Of Great Dance Songs
1981
2.19 | 145 ratings
Works
1983
3.48 | 92 ratings
Shine On
1992
3.70 | 106 ratings
The Early Singles
1992
4.50 | 8 ratings
The Dark Side Of The Moon (Twentieth Anniversary Edition)
1993
3.09 | 69 ratings
1967: The First Three Singles
1997
3.44 | 250 ratings
Echoes - The Best Of Pink Floyd
2001
4.04 | 82 ratings
Oh By The Way...
2007
2.81 | 57 ratings
A Foot In The Door: The Best Of Pink Floyd
2011
4.42 | 74 ratings
Discovery
2011
4.71 | 133 ratings
The Dark Side Of The Moon - Experience Edition
2011
4.58 | 124 ratings
The Dark Side Of The Moon - Immersion Edition
2011
4.71 | 143 ratings
Wish You Were Here - Experience Edition
2011
4.43 | 111 ratings
Wish You Were Here - Immersion Edition
2011
4.27 | 83 ratings
The Wall - Experience Edition
2011
1.91 | 57 ratings
The Wall Singles
2011
3.79 | 96 ratings
The Wall - Immersion Edition
2012
4.20 | 44 ratings
The Division Bell (20th Anniversary Deluxe Box)
2014
3.76 | 44 ratings
The Early Years 1967-1972 Creation
2016

PINK FLOYD Official Singles, EPs, Fan Club & Promo (CD, EP/LP, MC, Digital Media Download)

3.82 | 79 ratings
Arnold Layne
1967
3.44 | 90 ratings
See Emily Play
1967
2.93 | 56 ratings
Apples And Oranges
1967
2.62 | 63 ratings
Tonite Let's All Make Love In London
1967
3.61 | 28 ratings
Flaming
1967
3.35 | 42 ratings
It Would Be So Nice
1968
3.70 | 42 ratings
Point Me at the Sky
1968
2.87 | 39 ratings
The Nile Song
1969
3.83 | 73 ratings
One Of These Days
1971
4.33 | 12 ratings
Free Four
1972
4.33 | 9 ratings
Free Four / Absolutely Curtains
1972
3.78 | 83 ratings
Money
1973
3.60 | 75 ratings
Time
1973
3.63 | 68 ratings
Have a Cigar
1975
3.83 | 72 ratings
Comfortably Numb
1979
3.63 | 76 ratings
Another Brick In The Wall
1979
3.44 | 61 ratings
Run Like Hell
1980
3.26 | 54 ratings
When the Tigers Broke Free
1982
1.91 | 50 ratings
Not Now John/The Hero's Return (Part 2)
1983
2.52 | 62 ratings
Learning To Fly (promo single)
1987
3.07 | 52 ratings
On the Turning Away
1987
2.98 | 35 ratings
One Slip
1988
2.95 | 19 ratings
A Momentary Lapse Of Reason Official Tour CD
1988
2.90 | 23 ratings
Shine On - Selections From The Box
1992
3.21 | 71 ratings
High Hopes/ Keep Talking (single)
1994
3.38 | 59 ratings
Take It Back
1994
3.63 | 8 ratings
Interview Disc
1995
4.13 | 46 ratings
Louder Than Words
2014
2.70 | 16 ratings
Pink Floyd 1965 - Their First Recordings
2015

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 Louder Than Words by PINK FLOYD album cover Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, 2014
4.13 | 46 ratings

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Louder Than Words
Pink Floyd Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by mariorockprog

5 stars 4.5: The only single for the last album of Pink Floyd (Endless River). It is a very good song, the lyrics are based in the Live 8 reunion, where the band after several years of being apart, share the scenario for a benefit concert. it was written by Polly Samon, wife of Gilmour, when she saw that they didn't even talk or say a thing to make the room comfortably before the concert. They began the concert and everything change, there was a connection between them. Personally, I liked a lot, it is a very soft and slow prog sound, but really well accompanied by the mini guitar solos and a good arregement, including keyboards by Wright. I considered it a essential song not only because it is a good composition and has really good music, but because it sumarize in words the history of one of the best and most influencial prog bands of all time.
 Animals by PINK FLOYD album cover Studio Album, 1977
4.52 | 3460 ratings

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Animals
Pink Floyd Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by mariorockprog

5 stars The tenth studio album by Pink Floyd, it was plagued with a lot of problems in its conception, basically by the dispute with Waters ideas. Also, Gilmour only cowrite one of the songs (Dogs), and is the first album where Wright didn't contribute with lyrics. Two of the song were taken by unreleased song of Wish you were here ( "Raving and Drooling" and "You've Got to Be Crazy") and adapted to the new album concept. It is based in the book of Orwell, Animal Farm, with some modification in the history and focusing on capitalism. Musically a masterpiece, the band still corroborating, every one of them putting his best in the album. Waters with its ingenuous lyrics and rhythms, Gilmour putting his amazing solos and riffs, Wright setting the ambient with his keyboard passages and outstanding solos, Mason directing by the drum and his perfect changes of time. There is nothing more to say every second of this record is perfect, is difficult to say if it is the best or Wish you were here, but musically is more elaborated. Other masterpiece by Pink Floyd, they was still working together, although the problems had begun, they still put their best effort. As all know, although the main composer of the lyrics is Waters, every members collaborate a lot to the final product, Waters always have really good ideas, however without Pink Floyd, musically they will never be successful as this one, as we can see in each of his albums. Ironically, he became most of the things he criticized. A must have album for any prog listener.
 A Momentary Lapse Of Reason by PINK FLOYD album cover Studio Album, 1987
3.06 | 1597 ratings

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A Momentary Lapse Of Reason
Pink Floyd Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by mariorockprog

4 stars 3.5: The thirteenth album by pink floyd, beginning a new era without Roger Waters, and with the appearance of Richard Wright. After the abomination of the Final Cut, Waters left and a legal dispute began. At the end, Waters resigned and get rights for use his work in the Wall and some other things. Gilmour began to make a solo record, that at the end, reuniting some group of musician and the remaining members of Pink Floyd, became in a new PF album. Musically is good it has melodic solos by Gilmour and Keyboard passages that keep you entertained, however far for the pink floyd style, the Wright contribution are few. Is a collection of songs, instead as of the concept they were doing in previous albums. The music has prog elements, however it is mixed with pop sequences, it has good moments and good songs, the Gilmour feeling is all over the place, including his wonderful voice, however the lyrics are not so deep as we are used to. I like this album, yes, it is almost a Gilmour solo work with good musicians behind, and in certain ocasions it get close to some of the characteristic pop and disco of the eighties, but in general is a good record, I considered it a good effort and aceptable work to be listened by any prog person.
 The Final Cut by PINK FLOYD album cover Studio Album, 1983
3.18 | 1699 ratings

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The Final Cut
Pink Floyd Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by mariorockprog

2 stars 2.5: The last album by Pink Floyd including Roger Waters, in fact every song was composed by himself, and make the remaining members of the band to do it, also the only one without Richard Wright. Some of the song are leftover parts of the Wall album and other new compositions. After the announcement of Margaret Thatcher of the Malvinas War, Waters felt betrayed because every English man was expecting to after the winning the Second war, where his father died, there would not be any other war. Musically, it has a few moments, it reminds me a little to The Wall album, although essentially is Waters solo album with supporting music by the other members. It is very inconsistent, in fact I am feeling it more like pop, and not prog at all. Lyrically also is not good, it is not deep at all, no different meanings or metaphors, only straight personal feelings antiwar by Waters. For me, the less consistent album by pink floyd, and although it has like two songs musically great(not now john, your possible pasts), all the others are more pop and boring songs about the toughs of Waters about the war, I didn't identify any good effort by Gilmour, just only supporting the songs. In my opinion the worst album by Pink Floyd, I recommended only for PF Fans, for historical reasons.
 More (OST) by PINK FLOYD album cover Studio Album, 1969
3.15 | 1243 ratings

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More (OST)
Pink Floyd Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by mariorockprog

3 stars 3 The first album by pink floyd for a soundtrack, the first one without any involvement of Syd Barret and the first where David Gilmour was the lead vocalist. I considered it a average album, however far of the standard of a Pink Floyd records. It contains mostly acoustic songs and a few avant-garde passages. In general, two or three song stands out (Nile Song, Green is the Colour and other instrumental parts), Lyrically it has its moments, but nothing special. I recommend it only for Pink Floyd Fans, to prog listener I don't think is going to fulfill their expectations, but it has its moments.
 P-U-L-S-E  by PINK FLOYD album cover Live, 1995
3.93 | 722 ratings

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P-U-L-S-E
Pink Floyd Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by jamesbaldwin

4 stars Ever since Gilmour took the leadership of Pink Floyd, the band has released a studio album (with Gilmour the sole author, and Wright only appearing as a session man), "A Momentary Lapse of Reason" and, after that, Pink Floyd did a world tour that has been immortalized by the double live "Delicate Sound of Thunder" (that I call Thunder, here). Subsequently, PF reunited after several years, with Wright again an integral part of the group, and they composed together " The Division Bell", an album that found harmony among the three survivors, and then embarked on another world tour also immortalized from a double live, "P-u-l-s-e".

For lovers of progressive I think it is a must to listen to at least one of the two live of Pink Floyd, given the uniqueness of their live performances (although in the absence of Waters). Which one to choose between Sound of Thunder and Pulse? Both are played and recorded beautifully; in Pulse the three musicians begin to have a certain age, and the weighting and slowness of the rhythms is felt, in certain passages. But Pulse contains a few tracks from the two previous albums, preferring to put in the lineup classic pieces of Pink Floyd, including a discreet number (five) of songs written by only Waters, absolute ruler from 1976 to 1983. In this way, the live concert showed in Pulse is an excellent documentary of the group's career and especially of the disk "Dark Side of the Moon" which is reproduced entirely. In fact, Pulse is a commemoration ceremony for that masterpiece... and for the group. Pulse certainly is more complete than Delicate Sound of Thunder. However I prefer Thunder. Why?

Because "Delicate Sound of Thunder" is more honest than "Pulse". In Thunder Gilmour sings half his songs, written especially for Momentary Lapse of Reason, and in the other half he sings PF classics in which he is coauthor (except in two songs, written only by Waters), and often the main voice. Here, however, in Pulse, Gilmour took possession of "Dark Side of the Moon", a project that belonged to the whole group, and in some cases as in three songs ("Hey You", "Eclipse" and "Brain Damage"), he replaced the voice of Waters.

Considering therefore that only one between Thunder and PULSE can be considered mandatory for every prog fan, my choice falls on Thunder. But Pulse has some moments, absent in Thunder, that could make the joy of every listener of Prog like the power of "Hey You" and "Brain Damage" (both signed by Waters) and the sweetness of "The Great Gig in the Sky" (by Wright). So, great music.

Vote album: 8,5/9. Rating: Four (and a half) stars.

 Delicate Sound Of Thunder by PINK FLOYD album cover Live, 1988
3.36 | 533 ratings

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Delicate Sound Of Thunder
Pink Floyd Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by jamesbaldwin

5 stars After "The Final Cut", which was in fact the record of a songwriter (Waters), not a group, Pink Floyd melts and Waters does a legal battle, which loses, to prevent Gilmour, Wright and Mason from keeping the name Pink Floyd. And so, under the leadership of Gilmour, the group's discography continues with the return of Wright and the more than good album "A Momentary Lapse of Reason" (1987), dominated by Gimour: composer and singer of all tracks (with the help of the lyricists Ezrin and Carin and McGough, and sometimes other co-authors of the music).

The album is a great success and PF in 1988 make a world tour immortalized by the double live "Delicate Sound of Thunder". In this record we see Pink Floyd machine at work in its full efficiency, with Gilmour, Mason and Wright returned in great shape and helped by some session man (Gary Wallis on percussion, Guy Pratt on the bass, John Carin on keyboards and vocals, Tim Renwick on guitars and vocals). The show, with psychedelic lights, holophonic sound and stage interventions worthy of a theater, is impressive and sees Gilmour as the absolute protagonist: his voice getting older has become even more fascinating, his guitar solos are overwhelming. Ultimately, Gilmour has become a true singer-songwriter, what in PF he has never been, having composed only a few tracks throughout the group's discography. The first record, after the initial "Shine On You Crazy Diamond", executed with precision , includes all songs taken from Momentary Lapse of Reason and the result is excellent: the new songs do not disfigure. They are perhaps more atmospheric than those of Waters but keep the grit and the menacing sound of the last Pink Floyd's albums.

The best rock song is undoubtedly the martial "Dogs of War", worthy of "The Wall", while the melodic pearl is "On the Turning Away", that close the first disc. It is a masterpiece, embellished by the voice and the guitar solo by Gilmour. The lighter song is the single "Learning to Fly"; "Yet Another Movie" keeps the sound slow and heavily punctuated by PF, with guitars feedback effects . "Sorrow" is a guitaristic ballad (perhaps the least beautiful), The sound of the album is mammoth, you can feel that the group has aged and is weighed down with the various session men and singers but what it loses in agility, it gains in grandeur. it is a sound that puts awe, like that of a thunder.

The second disc sees Pink Floyd playing some of their old classics: "One of These Days" (from Meddle), "Time", "Money", "Us and Them" (from Dark Side of the Moon), "Wish You Were Here" (from the homonymous album), "Another Brick in The Wall Part II", "Comfortably Numb" and "Run Like Hell" (from The Wall). Gilmour tries to select songs where he participated as an author, but in two cases, Money and Another Brick in The Wall, he sings two pieces signed by Waters. Some tracks, like "Another Brick in the Wall Part II"and "Run Like Hell", are not very consistent, extrapolated from their context, instead others are very effective and are emotionally warmer, performed live, such as "One of These Days", "Wish You Were Here" and above all the absolute masterpiece "Comfortably Numb" that with extraordinary solo of Gilmour in closing will perhaps become the strong track of PF in concert. Years later, Waters and Gilmour will meet in concert and perform together this wonderful piece, emblem of their collaboration.

This abum had the function to introduce to Pink Floyd teenagers of the eighties like me, and it remains, even in the absence of Waters, a cult Lp, since the group had never previously released an album live. It is a great album, which documents live one of the groups who has made the history of rock even for its incomparable and unique stage performances.

Vote: 9. Rating: Five Stars.

 Ummagumma by PINK FLOYD album cover Studio Album, 1969
3.49 | 1588 ratings

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Ummagumma
Pink Floyd Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by mariorockprog

4 stars 3.75: The fourth album by pink floyd, was a two sides album, including in the first part a live session and the second one, a composition by every of the band members. The first part only have one new song, being careful with that axe, a classic space rock song from Floyd. I really liked the first side, the versions shown are in general better that the one in studio, one of them featuring Syd Barret song, Saucerful of Secret stands out being the most improved version in the album, I really like it more. The second part as I said includes personal compositions. the first one is from Richard Wright is really just some improvisations and ambient music, only being the fourth, the one that i liked. Then Roger waters presented 2 songs, the first one an acoustic one talking about a place in Cambridge and the second one with largest tittle, I think, by pink floyd, is like an avant-garde song made with different sounds, mostly made by his voice , both songs I liked, but it is not something memorable. The last part by Mason really surprised me, It has a nice introduction by his wife using a flute and then hypnotic drum rhythms follows, I really liked. In conclusion, it was a great album, however different from all the others, the experimentation continues, the first side is the live one including a new song Careful with that axe, all songs were great performed. the second side includes personal compositions, some parts of wrights are really great but is really inconsistent, Waters follows with two great songs, Gilmour made, I think the most consisted composition of the album, I really loved how it is changing with every part, and at the end, Mason gives a great composition also being consistent, I really liked too. It is a great album, it has some avant-garde, acoustic, rock and ambient moments that make it really nice to hear and perhaps making great to hear something different by the pink floyd style.
 The Division Bell by PINK FLOYD album cover Studio Album, 1994
3.74 | 1886 ratings

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The Division Bell
Pink Floyd Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by mariorockprog

4 stars A really good album for the last remaining of the members of Pink Floyd. After Roger Waters left, David Gilmour take the leadership and after several year for the first post-waters album, Division Bells was released. Most of the material was composed by Gilmour and his wife, although Wright wrote and sing one song. In fact, most of the music seems to be made by Gilmour with some contributions in the keyboard by Wright and Mason accompanying in the drums. It has really good songs, the concept of the album is about the miscommunication, however most of the tracks have references to Waters behavior, unofficially obviously. In general the lyrics are good, not as deep as the Waters or Syd era, but have good messages. The music is not so prog, but is really relaxing, melodic, and the singing of Gilmour make some songs really shine. Finally, I really think is a good album, however far from being at the top quality of their past masterpiece.
 A Saucerful Of Secrets by PINK FLOYD album cover Studio Album, 1968
3.66 | 1634 ratings

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A Saucerful Of Secrets
Pink Floyd Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by mariorockprog

4 stars 3.5 The second album of Pink Floyd and also being the only one having the 5 member of the band, including syd Barret and Gilmour. After the departure of Syd, Roger waters took the lead and wrote almost all the song. It is a good album, however inconsistent in general, it has really good songs like set the controls, jugband blues and let be more light, and others that are good but doesn't stand out. Set the controls is the only song where all the members are playing together. Jugband blues is the song wrote and sung by himself, and it is like the good bye song for him and also it maintain his deep meaning surreal style. The rest of the album the band still looking to find his style, experimenting, and sometimes it sounds like they are trying to mimic the syd pshyc style that band had. I considered it a good album, and although it is not perfect, it is a nice to hear record.
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