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Conor Fynes
3 stars 'One Of These Days' - Pink Floyd (Single)

Here is a single from Pink Floyd's album 'Meddle', which has become something of a fan favourite. Although 'Meddle' is relatively obscure when compared to the big Floyd classics like 'Dark Side Of The Moon' and 'Animals', it is still a very good album for space rock, and the single 'One Of These Days' is quite indicative of this. The two songs here each take a fairly different approach, but their quality remains generally consistent. The first track here 'One Of These Days' is certainly not the sort of track I would first think works as a single, but it does give the listener a good idea of what 'Meddle' is all about. It has a distinctly Floydian vibe to it, and works almost like a jam moreso than a song. In any case, it is a well composed piece and is fairly charming, although it may lack the emotional dynamic that my favourite songs by this band have. Secondly is the track 'Fearless', which is much more song-based than the first song here, and instantly reminds me of Led Zeppelin's 'When The Levee Breaks'. Following a space rock tune, it seems strange to pair it with what I would best describe as delta blues rock, but it works well, and Pink Floyd gives the style their own unique voice.

Quite a good single, although I would not place either track as being one of my favourites from the Floyd.

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Posted Monday, June 13, 2011 | Review Permalink
Symphonic Team
3 stars This is a weird single promo for the "Meddle" album but I always loved 'One of these Days' in any form. It begins with a wind effect signifying the calm before the storm. An echoing bass and a chugging one note riff launches the track before the organ swells rise up and crash down like ethereal sonic waves. Wright is masterful on this and the dynamics and drama created by simple staccato chord swells is incredible. The light show on the DVD 'P- U-L-S-E' would complement this with an extraordinary light show. The half time feel is an effective delay bass heavy acrostic hook that creates an ambience that is ominous and foreboding. This is the part of the song where the pigs appear in concert. The drums crash down as we imagine someone bashing at the door to get in and then the monstrous voice roars, "One of these days I'm going to cut you into little pieces!" As the door is broken down the murderer enters ready to kill, and then the music rises to a crescendo and Gilmour slaughters us with slide guitar slashes, performing torturous glissando runs and screaming bends with finesse. The wall of sound is glorious and then the freakout ends with the soul chilling delay effect. Quite simply, quintessential Floyd.

Side 2 is a throwaway track 'Fearless' that I was never interested in and rarely listen to these days. The tracks ranges from poor to OK and is really just a space rock song with forgettable melodies.

Certainly this is worth picking up for the picture cover and rarity more than for the actual music which is easy to get on Cd these days.

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Posted Wednesday, October 5, 2011 | Review Permalink
3 stars From 1971, "One of These Days" is a great song from a really good album. It is paired up here with "Fearless" which is an enjoyable acoustic number from the same album, MEDDLE. I am not certain why the first song was chosen to be a single release but it does contain the classic Floyd space-vibe of the era and is a classic number, mostly insturmental except for the screaming "One of these days........little pieces". Nice. Oddly combined with "Fearless" but what the heck, it's Pink Floyd. Prefer the album but still a good release with a cool cover based on the album artwork
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