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Various Artists (Concept albums & Themed compilations)


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2 stars Floyd plays seven songs on this soundtrack. I haven't seen the movie and I will only review the Floyd tracks here.

"Heart Beat, Pig Meat " is remininsent of the Ummagumma" studio album and quite crappy.

"Crumbling Land" is a bit psychedelic and is reminiscent of the Barrett era. It is mostly acoustic. Although it is not a great track, it is not bad at all and could easily be featured on "The Piper...".

With "Come In Number 51, Your Time Is Up" it is a completely different story. It is actually another title for "Careful With That Axe, Eugene" one of my all time fave. This song will never be featured on a classic studio album (only as a single). You can also find a version on the compilation "Relics". It is of course, the Floyd in its pure psychedelic grandeur. The highlight here.

"Country Song" is a mellow ballad with an accousitc and na´ve introduction but a quite good chorus with some electric guitar sounds and turns out to be a good track.

"Unknown Song" is an accoustic psychedelic improv which is interesting in the sense that most of their psyche work was quite electric. This gives another dimension. But don't get me wrong : this is not a great track.

"Love Scene-Version 6" is a pure blues track. Quite unexpected for Floyd and also very, very dispensible. "Love Scene-Version 4" is a smooth piano-jazz track. Maybe that those two work better watching the movie, because as such they are really not worth anything.

In total, we get a bit over thirty four minutes of the Floyd's music of which fourteen are acceptable to very good.

We are far from the masterpiece here, believe me. For die-hard fans only. Two stars.

ZowieZiggy | 2/5 |


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