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SHINE ON - SELECTIONS FROM THE BOX

Pink Floyd

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

2.90 | 23 ratings

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AtomicCrimsonRush
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2 stars An unnecessary but pleasant little curio from the masters of prog and marketing that runs for about an hour. This of course was designed solely to promote the infamous "Shine On" box set and it did so admirably at the time. Nowadays it works as a rather lacklustre compilation with some merit as it features a full blown version of 'Dogs' which is a rare thing and always welcome.

It is always nice to hear the brooding psych of 'Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun' and the glorious dark chill of 'One Of these Days'. As usual the 7/8 sig of 'Money' rears its head along with the paean to Syd, 'Shine On You Crazy Diamond', edited cruelly down to a mere 5:14 and quite useless. From "The Wall" there is the indispensable 'Comfortably Numb' and chart botherer 'Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2)' which I have only heard about a hundred times and can hardly endure these days.

An interesting more recent track appears with 'One Slip' but 'Learning to Fly' would have been better. Nothing from "The Final Cut" notably as it's a load of dingo's kidneys. Enough said, this is only for collectors, without a shadow of a doubt and it's a great collectors vinyl treasure just for the fact it is so rare, as long as you can forgive the bare booty on the cover.

AtomicCrimsonRush | 2/5 |

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