- Audio CD (31 May 2013)
- Number of Discs: 3
- Format: Box set
- Label: IMPORT
- ASIN: B00CIJZD5S
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 13,370 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
Many Faces Of Pink Floyd Box set
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The album is certainly one for music, or Floyd, aficionados though. If you look at the contributors, they're all big hitters for those aficionados. But for your Average Joe in the street, they're unlikely to have heard of many, or even any, of them. The sleeve helpfully tells us that Rick Wakeman was in Yes, Keith Emerson in ELP, and Ian Anderson in Jethro Tull etc. But crediting Alan White with being in John Lennon (who I'm sure thought of himself as an individual) is stretching it a bit. Especially as he played with him some 40 years ago. It's like reminding us that someone with a bit-part in our local pantomime used to have a bit-part in Z Cars. Is that the best they could come up with to showcase the mans achievements over the last near-half-century?
CD 1 (Dark Side) is pretty descent, but I think CD 2 (mainly The Wall) really excels. A great listen.
Whatever you do, don't buy this for the sleeve notes though. They're brief, and immensely irritating. Marcello Montolivo, who wrote them (and probably also appeared in a few episodes of The Bill as well as Z Cars) even states "Who is Clare Torry? We found out that not only is she white and English, but she also interprets magnificent songs…." Well I never. I don't suppose Ms Torry's ethnicity or nationality have ever been a secret, and I suspect too have been perfectly well known to anyone who knows Ms Torry, or likes her music. For Montolivo, this seems to have been a big discovery, although quite what the point is in sharing it escapes me.Read more ›
I am a fan of the performing artists so I fancied it from that point also. Pretty good interpretations of well known Floyd tracks, some I would have liked to see are missing but pretty good. The 3rd CD is a neat one ~ not all the tracks are interpretations of Floyd tracks but feature artists who have performed, recorded or been involved with Floyd members (Snowy White, Hurricane Smith etc) and a great addition one track from Pink Anderson and one from Floyd Council ~ the artists from whom the band "pinched" their name.
Final comment ~ love the album artwork too ~ would have looked good on "A Foot In The Door"
Most of 3rd CD were non Floyd tracks by people who had some vague affiliation with Floyd. I'll never play this CD again.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Interesting and different, yet very familiar at the same time. I love some of these interpretationsPublished 4 months ago by Mark Callis
Some great takes on the Floyd originals. A must for all Floyd fans.Published 11 months ago by Lairhope
Not as good as I thought it might be from other reviews. I didn't like all the versions of the songs played and I think some were just included to fill the space.Published 12 months ago by John Ford