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SHINE ON - SELECTIONS FROM THE BOX

Pink Floyd

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

2.90 | 23 ratings

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Conor Fynes
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3 stars 'Selections From The Box' - Pink Floyd (Compilation)

Simply put, this is a compilation of some of the more memorable tracks from the massive 'Shine On' boxset of Pink Floyd. For all intents and purposes however, this promotion works best as a best-of compilation for the band's entire career, going from their earlier days with 'See Emily Play' to 1987's 'A Momentary Lapse Of Reason' record, with the song 'One Slip'. Overall, best-of collections are usually fairly useless, except to the more casual listeners, and listeners who are first trying to get into a band's music. Although the 'Shine On' boxset obviously holds quite a bit more value, I must say that in terms of best of compilations, 'Selections From The Box' works fairly well, taking songs from virtually every period in the band's career. From start to finish, one can hear the development of Floyd's sound from psychedelic pop, to space rock, to prog and classic rock, to the bluesier soul direction that David Gilmour took the band in. Nothing original here, but for greens to the band's work, 'Selections From The Box' could be helpful to gain an insight into how they evolved.

Conor Fynes | 3/5 |

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