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In the early 1960s, a bunch of boys from Cambridge began jamming together, and out of those encounters were born the early incarnations of Pink Floyd. More than 40 years and 150 million album sales later, the band headlined the biggest global music event in history – Live 8 – and was inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame. You could say the Floyd has staying power.

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  • Audio CD (30 Aug. 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: EMI
  • ASIN: B000002UBD
  • Other Editions: Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 19,763 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. One Of These Days
2. Arnold Layne
3. Fearless (lnterpolating 'You'll Never Walk Alone')
4. Brain Damage
5. Eclipse
6. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun
7. See Emily Play
8. Several Species Of Small Furry Animals Gathered...
9. Free Four
10. Embryo

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PINK FLOYD Works (1986 US only 10-track CD compilation album including Arnold Layne Brain Damage Eclipse & See Emily Play complete with picture sleeve - this copy is in near mint condition with only light signs of age)

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101 of 107 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 5 Nov. 2001
Format: Audio CD
Quite simply unless you are a Floyd fan you should purchase "Echoes - the best of Pink Floyd" instead of this brilliant compilation. "Echoes" showcases 26 tracks for a couple of quid more.
However, that said if you are a die hard fan then "Works" offers a treat for you. Several of the tracks have noticably different mixes from those on the original studio albums. Possibly these were taken from the quadrophonic mixes, remember quadrophonics? I don't, way too young, but it was similar to todays surround sound.
The music on this collection is varied and interesting if not as commercial as the tracks on Echoes. See Emily Play and Arnold Layne (both hit singles in 1967) are wonderful pop songs displaying Floyd's early psychedelic leanings and Set the Controls (1968) knocks almost anything The Beatles did into touch. Just listen to the drumming (something Ringo was never too good at).
Embryo is here. This is still quite a rarity. Works is the only offical CD to contain this track to date. It is a 4 minute studio track which sounds like... (you decide, I won't spoil it for you).
Free Four is an average track from the bands most underrated album: Obscured By Clouds. I say average but it's brilliant and the album is stunning, it's just average when compared to the other track on OBC. The lyrics are sad (Roger's dad being buried in a foxhole (Anzio)) but are set to a delightful, bouncy tune. A typical Floydian juxtaposition.
You are probably familiar with the remaining tracks so I won't waste your time discussing them, apart from Several Species which has to be a complete rarity on its own has it shows Roger Waters with a sense of humour. (Yes, I know he smiles on the What God Wants video too).
Works is a creative, interesting and well thought out compilation originally release back in the days of 40 minute vinyls. The music dates from 1967 to 1973 but the does not sound dated.
Thanx for reading this.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Ben Basing on 12 May 2008
Format: Audio CD
When Division Bell came out at least one reviewer commented how hard it was to review the album without seeing it as another Pink Floyd album, to judge it in it's own right rather than as an attempt to recreate Darkside of the Moon or 'be different'

If you had never heard Pink Floyd before this isn't such a daft place to start- One of These Days is quite an opener, and pretty representative of mid period Floyd- without the length some people find hard to take, one from Syd, Fearless was my favourite Floyd song thirty years ago, because it doesn't sound like someone cut it out of a concept album.

Several Species .... would only get on a greatest hits album for the title, but at least it has a sense of humour and if you know your Pierre Henry.

To answer the youngster's question about Quadraphonic sound. In quad hi fi the home listener had two speakers in the front, roughly where yours probably are now, and two at the back forming a square with the listener in the middle. (Pink Floyd performed using the far better one in front, one behind with left and right beside the audience - but I digress). Listen to 'Us and Them', the vocals Up, up, up up and down, down, down, down (in the end it's only round and round and round and round) originally rotated round the room (if you had a quad hi fi) If you listen in stereo the voice goes "up, up" on the left "up up' on the right and so on, because going round in a circle there are two left then two right speakers. Once quad was well and truly dead, and CDs had been out for years, someone undid all that clever maths to stop the quad having "a hole in the middle' and made it sound sensible over to channels, alternating left and right. Atom Heart Mother, Darkside and Wish You Were Here are all quad masters, if you listen for it you can tell!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By john on 17 Aug. 2012
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the work's is a best of import pink floyd album spanning from the part's of there early career's to the early 70s of course it's a must for all floyd fan's with great track's writen by the brilliant sid barret(arnold layne & see emily play)the rest mainly writen by the one & only roger water's
the incredible lyric writing of water's is out of this world this what make's floyd one of the greatest band in the world! get it to add to your pink floyd collection!
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By Neilybags on 1 Aug. 2014
Format: Audio CD
This is a really good addition to a Pink Floyd collection, especially if you like their earlier stuff - Meddle is one of my favourite Floyd albums. The real bonus is that the album's last track is Embryo which I had never heard before. I don't think it appears on any other album. For those who are more familiar with their later albums this compilation is an introduction to their early psychedelic and experimental roots. Well worth buying.
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CD has a great selection of the earlier music.. For Floyd fans a must....!!!
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