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TIME

Pink Floyd

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.60 | 78 ratings

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AtomicCrimsonRush
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2 stars Another single from DSOTM? Why not, it deserves it. It is great to listen to these old nuggets on vinyl that crackle with age and bristle with energy. "Time" is one of my favourite tracks with an excellent melody and amazing instrumental work. The clock chimes signify the alarm call where madness waits at the door, but time is wasted and we have achieved nothing. This is edited without Breathe and sounds weird as it fades out but its okay as a sampler.

The flip side is as good with an edit of "Us and Them", a song about belonging in a world that treats you as an outcast unless you can fit into the mould that society creates. The track relies heavily on clean guitar and mellotron and seems to float along like a stream of sound. The song's lyrics speak of those who are on the street because they cannot cope with the world, and those who are able to cope and therefore off the streets and safe in the cookie cutter mould of social integration. The song has political connotations seen in the live footage played in concert with images of famous presidents such as Thatcher and Bush.

Overall these edited versions are awful in comparison to the longer versions but they are rare and worth grabbing if you are lucky enough to find them. Collectors need only apply in any case.

AtomicCrimsonRush | 2/5 |

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