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1967: THE FIRST THREE SINGLES

Pink Floyd

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

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MadcapLaughs84
2 stars THE BARRETT DAYS

This compilation by EMI joins 6 very enjoyable songs of the Barrett Era which contains the particular Early Floyd Sound in a very poppy way.

Contrasting to their instrumental psychedelic epic "Interstellar Overdrive", these six songs barely reach the 17 minutes and have a heavy Beatles influence in the orchestration and the vocals.

"Arnold Layne". This censored song was pretty successful in the charts, a song about a female under collector with a very humming tune.

"Candy And A Currant Box" contains some spacy/psychedelic elements and the unique Barrett lyrical style. The kind of song that speaks of nothing and everything at the same time.

"See Emily Play" was written by Syd inspired by a little girl who was playing in the woods. The charm of this song consist in the excellent keyboard work by Rick Wright.

"Scarecrow" was the only one of these songs who was included in the first Pink Floyd release and explore those strange sounds that spiced the music of these guys through all their career.

"Apples And Oranges" is a pretty comic song at least for me, the story of Syd meeting a girl while she goes to the market reminds me a lot to "Obladi-Oblada" by The Beatles even in the happy melody present through the whole song.

"Paintbox" is, in my humble opinion, the best song in this album, that mysterious sound and the echoes of the voices have that sense of madness that surrounded everything about Pink Floyd.

Unfortunately, compilations like this only will do it for the fans, but it doesn't stop it from being a grateful experience.

MadcapLaughs84 | 2/5 |

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