Your Favourite Pink Floyd Album?
Jul 16, 2008 at 12:27 PM Post #46 of 95

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Pink Floyd -

1. The Wall. The whole album. Brilliant and amazing sound quality. You don't have to be young and angsty to love this. Just human.

2. Meddle. Echoes. Best PF song.

3. Dark Side

4. WYWH

5. Animals


Roger Waters -

1. Amused To Death

2. P & C

3. KAOS

Gilmour -

On An Island is OK but frankly, the lyrics are terrible.

Pink Floyd DVDs -

1. The Wall

2. Live At Pompeii

3. Pulse

Roger Waters In The Flesh Live is also pretty good.
 
Jul 17, 2008 at 12:55 AM Post #49 of 95

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this is a tough one, and my rankings shift around a lot, but heres my go:
1) meddle (echoes is the best song ever)
2) dark side of the moon
3) wish you were here
4) the wall
5) division bell
6) obscured by clouds
7) animals
8) atom heart mother
9) a saucerful of secrets
10) a momentary lapse of reason

the rest I only occasionally listen to. 8 and up I listen to a whole bunch. what a great band
 
Jul 17, 2008 at 1:09 AM Post #50 of 95

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"The Dark Side of the Moon" is one my favorites, next "The Wall", then "The Division Bell" in third. "Wish You Were Here" is also great. Pink Floyd is just so darn good. It's just so hard to choose.
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Jul 17, 2008 at 3:03 AM Post #51 of 95

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Always has been "Wish You Were Here" with "Dark Side OF The Moon" a close second favorite.

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Jul 17, 2008 at 3:21 AM Post #52 of 95

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In terms of actual albums, I'd say:
1.Wish you were here
2.Dark side of the moon
3.The Division Bell



Wish You Were Here is, without quesition, one of my favorite albums of all time. "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" is a definitive rock anthem, and overwhelming proof that David Gilmore is one of the very greatest electric guitar players. Beyond that, the lyrics, in tribute to Syd, are a reminder of the Floyd's own long, strange trip.

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Only thing that keeps DSOTM from the number one slot... I'm not a fan of the song "Money". (winces as he expects folk to start throwing things)



DSOTM is such a cultural sacred cow that it's difficult to really assess it. One of the great albums of all time, obviously, in its own right. But so much cultural significance is attached to that record that I can't really listen to it as a pure musical statement. That's not the band's fault, and I hope that with time I will be able to listen again with fresh ears.

As for people throwing things, here's my own personal rhetorical hand grenade: any version of the band that doesn't include the four principles is not Pink Floyd. Roger Waters is not Pink Floyd. David Gilmore is not Pink Floyd. Together, they were Pink Floyd, in company with Richard Wright and Nick Mason. Syd Barret, artistic director emeritus, RIP.
 
Jul 17, 2008 at 3:54 AM Post #54 of 95

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oh and i have to agree with progo about echoes. my favorite pink floyd song. such an affecting tune. simply beatiful lyrics.


Echoes is when Floyd really got their own distinctive sound and feel.
 
Jul 17, 2008 at 6:57 AM Post #55 of 95

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Hmmm . . . wasn't as easy as I expected choosing my top 20 Pink Floyd songs, but here goes :

01 : A Saucerful of Secrets - Ummagumma
02 : Careful With That Axe, Eugene - Ummagumma
03 : Fat Old Sun - Atom Heart Mother
04 : Mudmen - Obscured By Clouds
05 : Stay - Obscured by Clouds
06 : Time - The Dark Side of the Moon
07 : Astronomy Domine - Ummagumma
08 : The Great Gig in the Sky - The Dark Side of the Moon
09 : Shine On You Crazy Diamond - The Delicate Sound Of Thunder
10 : Let There Be More Light - A Saucerful Of Secrets
11 : Set the Controls for the Heart - Ummagumma
12 : Remember A Day - A Saucerful Of Secrets
13 : One Of These Days - Meddle
14 : Lucifer Sam - The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn
15 : Atom Heart Mother - Atom Heart Mother
16 : Mother - The Wall
17 : Corporal Clegg - A Saucerful Of Secrets
18 : Main Theme - Soundtrack To MORE
19 : Arnold Layne - Relics
20 : Bike - The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn



I pretty much agree with all of these picks, even though mine were different. I forgot Stay and Mudmen in my list, and Set the Controls.. Remember a Day is a very good one, too. Lucifer Sam is not in my top 20 but it might be #25 or so. Main Theme and Arnold Layne are right near the top of the rest, as well... Bike is such a great song I mentioned it in the list of top albums, but too much of a mind song for my top 20 :wink:. If you look at it in a different way, it may be their best song. The only one I really disagree here is the great gig in the sky. Always *really* hated that one :). For me, it brings down the whole of DSoTM a notch or two.
 
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I pretty much agree with all of these picks, even though mine were different. I forgot Stay and Mudmen in my list, and Set the Controls.. Remember a Day is a very good one, too. Lucifer Sam is not in my top 20 but it might be #25 or so. Main Theme and Arnold Layne are right near the top of the rest, as well... Bike is such a great song I mentioned it in the list of top albums, but too much of a mind song for my top 20 :wink:. If you look at it in a different way, it may be their best song. The only one I really disagree here is the great gig in the sky. Always *really* hated that one :). For me, it brings down the whole of DSoTM a notch or two.


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Jul 17, 2008 at 9:57 AM Post #57 of 95

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Hmmm . . . wasn't as easy as I expected choosing my top 20 Pink Floyd songs, but here goes :

01 : A Saucerful of Secrets - Ummagumma
02 : Careful With That Axe, Eugene - Ummagumma
03 : Fat Old Sun - Atom Heart Mother
04 : Mudmen - Obscured By Clouds
05 : Stay - Obscured by Clouds
06 : Time - The Dark Side of the Moon
07 : Astronomy Domine - Ummagumma
08 : The Great Gig in the Sky - The Dark Side of the Moon
09 : Shine On You Crazy Diamond - The Delicate Sound Of Thunder
10 : Let There Be More Light - A Saucerful Of Secrets
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So you too prefer the Ummagumma live version of Saucerful of Secrets?
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It has such emotional energy compared to the studio version!
 
Jul 17, 2008 at 10:49 AM Post #58 of 95

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So you too prefer the Ummagumma live version of Saucerful of Secrets?
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It has such emotional energy compared to the studio version!



Yes, definitely. In fact I prefer much prefer the 4 Ummagumma live tracks to their studio versions.
 
Jul 17, 2008 at 11:05 AM Post #59 of 95

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Can anyone recommend any particular recording/press/version of Meddle?

Wiki lists 4 versions:
1. 1971 original
2. 1984 MFSL remaster
3. 1989 Ultradisc remaster
4. 1992 Doug Sax remaster (from Shine On and later stand-alone issue)

# 2+3 are most likely too expensive for me.
If I buy it as a new cd, it will most likely be # 4 I guess?
Would I be better off finding a used copy of # 1 / non-remaster (like I did with The Wall and WYWH).
 

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