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Pink Floyd


Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.23 | 117 ratings

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3 stars Pink Floyd - A Nice Pair (1973)

This double lp was released to get new fans of the band to listen to the old psychedelic works of Pink Floyd. The concept is easy; get The Piper at the Gates of Dawn and Saucerful of Secrets for the price of one double lp. On most versions the form of the albums are left intact, but there are said to be differences. For me this was the perfect way to find the first Pink Floyd albums on vinyl, mainly Pipers has become a little more different to find. The artwork with it's strange photos of this compilation is also quite nice.

I've already written reviews of the first two Pink Floyd albums, but I'll write a summary here. The first Pink Floyd albums are essential for the development of the psychedelic and space-rock genre. On the first album the psychedelic song-writing of Syd Barrett is the main attraction. His child-like lyrics and out of the box composition is almost unmatched. 'Astronomy Domine' could be seen as the first space-rock track. 'Interstellar Overdrive' is a longer track with psychedelic improvisations and avant-garde moments. Saucerful of Secrets continues with less song- writing of Barrett and more spacey and psychedelic passages.

Conclusion. Buy if you are a starting vinyl collector interested in the early phase of Pink Floyd or if you see yourself as a completionist when it comes to this band. Both albums deserve four stars, but I'll give this release three stars because it's a compilation that has no value to add to the Pink Floyd catalogue.

friso | 3/5 |


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