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Various Artists (Tributes) - Easy Star All-Stars: Dub Side Of The Moon (Pink Floyd) CD (album) cover


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3.15 | 26 ratings

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4 stars There are only two ways to make a Pink Floyd tribute or even a cover: play the songs exactly as they are on the albums or make something totally different. For PF fans is the same as for classical music: a director can change little things but the music is always the same.

Nobody can think to play the solo on Comfortably Numb differently from how Gilmour does, even Snowy White with Roger Waters on "In The Flesh" doesn't succeed.

So what have the Easy Star-All Stars done? They have chosen the second option, translating one of the most famous albums in the world into something totally different, and surely easier for them.

This is a "dub" album, like the title says. Who knows the Reggae and its subgenres like this knows what it's about: a Jamaican side of the moon.

Is it good? Yes, sure. The melodies are exactly the same of the album so PF hard fans can even sing on them, apart "On The Run" that couldn't technically be the same.

I don't think I'll listen to this album as much as to the original, but it's maybe the only successful attempt to revisit Pink Floyd without sticking on their sounds.

A curiosity but also a good album well arranged and played. Very far from being prog in the contents, but very "progressive" in the idea.

That's why I consider it an album for everybody, even the Pink Floyd hard fans as I think to be.

octopus-4 | 4/5 |


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