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Pink Floyd

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by mrb327, Nov 23, 2017.

  1. mrb327


    Mar 6, 2013
    Nobody Knows
    For those of you who lived it (and remember :thumbsup:)

    Was the span between "Saucer full of Secrets" and "Meddle" odd (In a "is this band still around?" Kind of odd.)
    I know they had some releases, but they were spread out a bit especially when considering other bands were releasing works every 6-9 months

    In retrospect it seems like it might have been, but it was before me. I only have the recollection of things through the looking glass.
  2. "More" (a soundtrack), "Ummagumma" and "Atom Heart Mother" were released between the 2 you mention.
    I remembered the first two and looked up the other.
    A maximum of a year and minimum of 6 months between releases.
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2017
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  3. mrb327


    Mar 6, 2013
    Nobody Knows
    Did it seem cohesive? Those albums dont seem to span quite smoothly i guess is what im saying.

    The retropect of the bands rocky personal interactions probably paint things as a more odd picture than it looked at the time
  4. catcauphonic

    catcauphonic High Freak of the Low Frequencies Supporting Member

    Mar 30, 2012
    Seattle WA
    I was 5yo in 1974, so even though I Was 'around' at the time, I certainly wasn't listening to much of my own choosing. Anyway, as a huge Floyd fan from up until The Final Cut, I'd understood it to be a period of transitions where: they parted ways with their founder Syd (even though most of those songs on Saucerful were written when he was in the band .. please do correct me if I'm wrong), so not only were they at they're experimental peak trying to find their new footing, but the 60s was turning into the 70s ... so the times they were a changin, as well. It wasn't until after 1972s Obscured By Clouds that they hit their stride with Dark Side of the Moon in 73. From there on their consistency was intact in their songwriting. At least that's what I gather from listening, and reading a few bios about them years ago.

    The Live at Pompeii era (68-72) is my fave :cool: Animals (1977) may be my favorite studio album, as well.
  5. mellowinman

    mellowinman Free Man

    Oct 19, 2011
    Saucerful of Secrets had one track by Syd on it, and the rest of it is a bit on the experimental side. Not one of their greatest albums, for my money. They really had a hard time coalescing after the loss of Syd, and worked on film soundtracks, (More, Zabriskie Point) as well as of course Ummagumma, which isn't too bad in places. Let's not forget Atom Heart Mother!
  6. catcauphonic

    catcauphonic High Freak of the Low Frequencies Supporting Member

    Mar 30, 2012
    Seattle WA
    ^ yessir, there was the soundtracks they did 2 songs for Zabriskie Point (though the 1997 re release added 4 more), and the full length More.

    Here's 3 gems from Saucerful of Secrets >

    Here's a copy and paste of their soundtracks & other works during that time, up until Dark Side of the Moon:

    This list contains tracks that are not available on the "regular" Pink Floyd albums, including singles, works for film soundtracks, unreleased studio recordings, and live recordings of tracks unavailable elsewhere. Tracks are included on the list even if they are on one or more of the Floyd's compilation albums, or on movie soundtrack albums that only partially feature Pink Floyd, as long as the track doesn't appear on other Floyd albums.
    Release dates (if known) are listed with each track. Recording dates (if known) are listed in parentheses. M indicates that the track is on MASTERS OF ROCK, R indicates RELICS, and W indicates WORKS.

    Arnold Layne
    (27 Feb, 1967) Single, 11 March, 1967. MRW
    Candy And A Current Bun
    (27 Feb, 1967) B-side of "Arnold Layne." M
    See Emily Play
    (23 Feb, 1967) Single, 16 June, 1967. MRW
    Scream Thy Last Scream
    (1967) Unreleased studio track.
    Vegetable Man
    (1967) Unreleased studio track.
    One In A Million
    (1967) Unreleased track, one live version extant.
    Reaction In G
    (1967) Unreleased track, only live versions extant.
    Silas Lang
    (1967) Unreleased studio track.
    Apples And Oranges
    Single, 18 Nov, 1967. M
    (2 Nov, 1967) B-side of "Apples And Oranges." MR
    It Would Be So Nice
    Single, 12 April, 1968. M
    Julia Dream
    (13 Feb, 1968) B-side of "It Would Be So Nice." MR
    The Committee
    (May 1968) Approximately 15 minute segment from the soundtrack of the film THE COMMITTEE, which was premiered for the press, but never released. No soundtrack album was ever released.
    Keep Smiling People
    (live, 1 Sept, 1968) No studio recording extant.
    Point Me At The Sky
    Single, 17 Dec, 1968. Available on a Harvest sampler album from the early '70s.
    Careful With That Axe, Eugene
    (14 Nov, 1968) A 5:40 version was on the B-side of the "Point Me At The Sky" single and appeared on the US pressings of RELICS. A 6:45 version appears on all other pressings of RELICS (though they're mislabeled as being 7:45).
    Interstellar Overdrive
    A new version, slightly over three minutes long, was recorded for the film TONITE LET'S ALL MAKE LOVE IN LONDON. Soundtrack album released 1968.
    Baby Blue Shuffle In D Major
    (live, 14 Jan, 1968) No studio recording extant.
    Biding My Time
    (9 July, 1969) Available only on RELICS.
    Oenone (pronounced ee-NOHN-ee)
    (late 1969) Unused track from the ZABRISKIE POINT sessions.
    Fingal's Cave
    (late 1969) Unused track from the ZABRISKIE POINT sessions.
    Rain In The Country
    (late 1969) Unused track from the ZABRISKIE POINT sessions.
    Heart Beat, Pig Meat
    (late 1969) ZABRISKIE POINT film soundtrack album, Jan 1970.
    The Crumbling Land
    (late 1969) ZABRISKIE POINT film soundtrack album, Jan 1970.
    Come In Number 51, Your Time Is Up
    (late 1969) ZABRISKIE POINT film soundtrack album, Jan 1970. This track is a completely new recording of "Careful With That Axe Eugene."
    The Embryo
    An unfinished studio demo tape that was inadvertently included on the Harvest sampler album PICNIC, June, 1970. It was also later released on WORKS (1983). Many live recordings of this piece, available on bootlegs, run about 10 minutes long, and represent a much more "finished" version than the released studio track.
    Pink Blues
    A blues improvisation piece that the Floyd often played live in 1971-72.
    The Violent Sequence
    (live, 11 Feb, 1970) An instrumental piece about 20 minutes long that included elements of "Heart Beat, Pig Meat" and what was later to become "Us & Them," along with other things. A segment of this piece was later played live under the name "The Libest Spacement Monitor" or "Corrosion."
    Pompeii (Main Title)
    (1972) A primitive version of "Speak To Me" from the film PINK FLOYD LIVE AT POMPEII. No soundtrack album was released.
    On The Run
    (1972) From the film PINK FLOYD LIVE AT POMPEII. Two brief film segments, from the studio, one of an early version of the synthesizer sequence for the piece, and one that is very similar to the final one. No soundtrack album was ever released.
    Brain Damage
    (1972) From the film PINK FLOYD LIVE AT POMPEII. A film segment, from the studio, showing David Gilmour laying down a guitar line that was not used in the final mix. No soundtrack album was ever released.
    Mademoiselle Knobs
    (live, 1972) From the film PINK FLOYD LIVE AT POMPEII. An instrumental version of "Seamus," featuring Seamus himself.
    three unidentified tracks
    In 1974, the Floyd went into the studio to record a follow-up album to THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON and hit on the idea of using only found objects and home-made musical instruments. Three tracks were completed before the project was abandoned. None of these tracks have ever been released or have turned up on bootlegs."

    Unrelated to that early era is this one that didn't fit on The Wall soundtrack, though it was in the movie, and is one of my favorite seqiences from it. The animation is incredible :wideyed: 'What Shall We Do Now? >
  7. Chains


    Jan 22, 2014
    Plus, during this period Waters released "The Body" in collaboration with Ron Geesin. It has a few fine moments worth checkin out.
    The boys also helped to produce (and play on) Syd's two solo albums. I believe they were constantly touring during this period as well.....
  8. catcauphonic

    catcauphonic High Freak of the Low Frequencies Supporting Member

    Mar 30, 2012
    Seattle WA
    I call bullsh!t on your warning sticker :D

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