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Re: Pink Floyd and solo Spin offs for Eric
« Reply #10 on: September 23, 2022, 12:34:35 AM »
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Re: Pink Floyd and solo Spin offs for Eric
« Reply #11 on: September 23, 2022, 01:15:19 AM »
I love Grandchester Meadows, and the suite of songs on the second side of the debut are all worth making a part of your personality.

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Re: Pink Floyd and solo Spin offs for Eric
« Reply #12 on: September 24, 2022, 07:33:49 PM »
Atom Heart Mother 1970

Side one consists entirely of the song of the same name of the album broken into 6 parts. It started as an instrumental of pieces that the band had put together but they didn’t feel complete so they brought in a collaborator, Ron Geesin, to finish the tracks. He was asked to add orchestral music on top of the instrumental tracks that Floyd had done while they were on tour.  The result ends up being a close to 24 minute track with band, orchestra.  While the band generally dismissed it (Gilmour calling it a “Load of rubbish”) it has some great moments.  While the band may not have liked the track, it did have one fan in director Stanley Kubrick as he asked permission to use the music in A Clockwork Orange.  But he wasn’t sure of what sections and how it was to be used, the band dismissed giving him the rights though you can see the album in the display counter in the record shop scene.  The album ended up being a #1 in the UK and hit #55 in the US

But not going to put a single, 24 min track to listen to.. The first 3 songs on side 2 are written and sung by different members of the band, the last song “Alan’s Psychedelic Breakfast” shares credit of all for members.  But the last track is another fail in experimentation to me, its the first 3 tracks that deserve to be listened to.

Water’s If:

https://youtu.be/BAUgWp2TYz8

Wright’s Summer of ‘68:

https://youtu.be/1RcosdvvuFg

Gilmour’ a Fat Old Sun (album version)

https://youtu.be/9QpZJLEoBAA

As an alternative, this is Gilmour playing live from his Remeber That Night performance at the Royal Albert Hall.  Which is just a great performance…

https://youtu.be/umgoIvqLYbA
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Re: Pink Floyd and solo Spin offs for Eric
« Reply #13 on: September 24, 2022, 07:45:03 PM »
Music from the Body - Roger Waters and Ron Geesin

After the release of Atom Heart Mother, Geesin and Water’s collaborated on a Soundtrack for a Documentary called “The Body,” also have not seen. Most of it is instrumental and I haven’t listened to this entire album since the first time I bought it back in the 80’s, it just isn’t very interesting to sit through. But it does have a few nice tracks that Waters sings on that are worthwhile on their own, but I will just recommend this one:



Chain of Life:

https://youtu.be/qmIOS3h9Ooo

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Re: Pink Floyd and solo Spin offs for Eric
« Reply #14 on: September 24, 2022, 11:36:12 PM »
It took me 30 years to warm up to Atom Heart Mother, but now I really love it.

Never could get into Music from the Body. Really none of the solo projects have grabbed me much (except for Syd's).

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Re: Pink Floyd and solo Spin offs for Eric
« Reply #15 on: September 25, 2022, 12:42:57 AM »
I find something to like on most of the solo projects but that doesn't make some of them good as a whole. Outside of Music from the Body, I'm going back to relisten to them all.

I always liked Atom Heart Mother but also like Deep Purples concerto for band and orchestra. There are great moments there even if it doesn't always work. But I think the same when listening to classical music, there usually will be a movement that I'm waiting to get through to listen to the ones I like
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Re: Pink Floyd and solo Spin offs for Eric
« Reply #16 on: September 25, 2022, 04:52:04 AM »
Barrett Syd Barrett 1970

Barrett’s second album came out late 1970 produced by David Gilmour and Richard Wright.  Recording was  much quicker than the first and a bit more structured but not as successful.  After this album, he was briefly in a band called Stars but I haven’t found any recordings of their material.  There also may have been a couple of times he performed a song or two on stage but he mostly just withdrew.  There was an attempt to get him back in the studio in 1974 and had recorded a few tracks though I don’t think those have ever been released.  Early work and b-sides have been released on different complications.  The last real contact he had with the band was while they were recording Wish You Were Here.  He visited the studio unannounced while they were working on Shine on You Crazy Diamond, ironically about him.  At first the band didn’t recognise him as he gained a lot of weight and shaved his head and eye brows. 

  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syd_Barrett

Choose two songs from Barrett:

https://youtu.be/Tw4dw8WYTqc

Rats:

https://youtu.be/sLqeuieaeAI

Can’t find a proper version with lyrics but google has them:  https://genius.com/Syd-barrett-rats-lyrics
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Re: Pink Floyd and solo Spin offs for Eric
« Reply #17 on: September 25, 2022, 10:24:15 PM »
I'm not a fan of Atom Heart Mother's title song.  I think it's the instrumentation that I don't care for.  But the songs jdc posted are all among my PF favorites , acoustic, gentle, wise and catchy.  At this point, Roger usually gave the songs to Dave to sing, but the song "If" wouldn't be right without Roger's vocal.   The other two have Dave's gentle voice crooning, which is perfect for these songs.  Beautiful.

Alan's Psychedelic Breakfast is just dull, PF's version of Pet Sounds.   It is a fan favorite, but not this fan.
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Re: Pink Floyd and solo Spin offs for Eric
« Reply #18 on: September 26, 2022, 04:54:50 AM »
Meddle 1971

I’ve known a few that will say Meddle is their favourite PF album, especially if they are more of a fan of the Pre-Dark Side of the Moon era of the band.  It is a good album but also continues to explore creating an extended piece by putting together different pieces of music together that weren’t really meant to be one song.  But unlike Atom Heart Mother that may have a love it or hate it following… there is probably isn’t a Pink Floyd fan that doesn’t like Echoes which also runs at 23:30s and takes the entire second side of the album.  It may also be a bridge to Water’s lyrical writing style from early PF to what is about to become.  But I am trying to avoid recommending such a long track.. so will cheat a bit and use the first half from the Pink Floyd at Pompeii concert (without an audience) film which runs about 10 mins.  But there are still shorter, great tracks..

One of These Days:

https://youtu.be/48PJGVf4xqk

Fearless:

https://youtu.be/kAhbGzvB2gU

Echoes (Pt 1)

https://youtu.be/y-E7_VHLvkE



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Re: Pink Floyd and solo Spin offs for Eric
« Reply #19 on: September 28, 2022, 05:23:47 AM »
Obscured by Clouds 1972

This is the last album to come out before Dark Side of the Moon, which changes the game.  Recorded as a sound track to another Barbet Schroeder film called The Valley or La Vallée and it might be their most unusual album in that it is the most conventional.  Ten standard rock/pop songs averaging around 4 mins each with with no strange experimenting.  It was written and recording in a very short time and the writing credits are quite spread out, that never happens after this. As far as I can tell, PF never actually performed any of the songs live though David Gilmour did much later.   It might not be very Floydian but I like everything on this album and often can listen from beginning to end.

The Gold is in… (Gilmour and Waters)

https://youtu.be/55P61w6HRtE

Free Four: (Waters)

https://youtu.be/ZQvEkVbisr0

Stay: (Wright and Waters)

https://youtu.be/cx9MzqXz__w
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