Echoes:Best Of Pink Floyd CD (2006)

Artist: Pink Floyd

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Label Capitol Records
SKU 202985990
UPC 094637454329
UPC 14 00094637454329
Format CD
Release Date 10/3/2006
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Author Pink Floyd
Associated Artist/Work Dire Straits
Associated Artist/Work Easy Star All-Stars
Technical Info
CatalogID 74543
Lable Name Capitol/EMI Records
Released 10/03/2006
Original Release 2001
Number of Discs 2
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00094637454329
Album Notes and Credits
Pink Floyd: Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Nick Mason, Richard Wright, Syd Barrett.
Producers inlcude: Pink Floyd, Michael Kamen, Bob Ezrin, Joe Boyd, Norman Smith.
Compilation producer: James Guthrie, Pink Floyd.
Digitally remastered by James Guthrie.
Pink Floyd: Syd Barrett (vocals); David Gilmour (guitar); Richard Wright (keyboards); Roger Waters (bass guitar); Nick Mason (drums).
Through their long history, Pink Floyd moved through psychedelia, prog-rock, space-rock, and more, emerging as pioneers in all of those styles. This two-disc compilation takes on the formidable task of creating a definitive Floyd collection. Though there's no chronological running order to give a sense of the group's development, there are plenty of key tracks from all the eras of Pink Floyd's career. We're given a healthy dose of material from the band's psychedelic '60s period, when they were spearheaded by the ultimate acid-damaged genius Syd Barrett (the loopy "Bike," the otherworldly "Astronomy Domine"). The most overtly progressive tendencies of '70s Floyd are aired on the glorious epic "Echoes," whose suite-like construction shows off both the band's technical facility and orchestration skills.
Naturally, there are some cuts from the band's watershed album DARK SIDE OF THE MOON, one of the best-selling LPs of all time (the gospel-tinged "The Great Gig in the Sky," the near-funky capitalist plaint "Money"). Hardcore Floyd fans might object to the number of songs from the post-Roger Waters era, but even these less-celebrated tunes work in the overall historical context. While it's easy to quibble about the absence of various Floyd favorites (no "Interstellar Overdrive?"), there's so much crucial music on this collection that it's impossible to come away from it without a strong sense of what Pink Floyd such an important band.
Professional Reviews
Entertainment Weekly (11/16/01, p.133) - "...A smartly nonchronological, cross-fading song sequence flitting between the butty-Syd, ranting-Rog and spacey-Dave eras..."
Q (12/01, p.153) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...Captures the essence of one of our major rock bands, from Barrett to Waters to Gilmour as CEO, and distilling this 30 years war into something coherent. It certainly has a pop..."
Mojo (Publisher) (12/01, p.108) - "...Beautifully remastered and carefullt sequenced, allowing unexpected juxtapositions to throw up nice effects..."
Disc 1
1 Astronomy Domine,Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts 1-7)
2 See Emily Play,Time
3 Happiest Days Of Our Lives, The,Fletcher Memorial Home, The
4 Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2),Comfortably Numb
5 Echoes,When Tigers Broke Free
6 Hey You,One Of These Days
7 Marooned,Us And Them
8 Great Gig In The Sky, The,Learning To Fly
9 Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun,Arnold Layne
10 Money,Wish You Were Here
11 Keep Talking,Jugband Blues
12 Sheep,High Hopes
13 Sorrow,Bike
Disc 2
1 Astronomy Domine,Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts 1-7)
2 See Emily Play,Time
3 Happiest Days Of Our Lives, The,Fletcher Memorial Home, The
4 Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2),Comfortably Numb
5 Echoes,When Tigers Broke Free
6 Hey You,One Of These Days
7 Marooned,Us And Them
8 Great Gig In The Sky, The,Learning To Fly
9 Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun,Arnold Layne
10 Money,Wish You Were Here
11 Keep Talking,Jugband Blues
12 Sheep,High Hopes
13 Sorrow,Bike
Product Attributes
Artist Pink Floyd
Music Format Compact Disc

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