When we ever see the like of this music again? Probably never for, like Beethoven, Mozart and all the other greats of majestic, moving music, the creators of this sound have moved on. And in the case of the quiet master, Rick Wright, it is for ever. This album is probably the best tribute to him. The musical mood is very much scored by him and it brought out the best of his bandmates.
When it came out, it had the biggest of all acts to follow. It did so not with bombast or the brutalism of their later work but with the quiet confidence of genius musicians who had found their mark. Buy it for those contemplative moments. This is not background music but something to be immersed in and savoured.
A classic of its time and for all time.