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"More" soundtrack remastered 2011
on 16 October 2011
This album is a significant part of the Pink Floyd back catalogue. It provided an empathetic accompanyment to the film "More". When experienced on a stand alone basis it remains cogent enough to retain the listener's attention. This is partly because "More" shows how Pink Floyd were progressing as performers and composers. Interestingly all of the most mature pieces were penned by Roger Waters perhaps making an early bid for artistic leadership. The opening track "Cirrus Minor" establishes the album's mood, it has haunting melody tinged with melancholy. "Crying Song" and "Cymbaline" continue to evoke feyness both lyrically and in the music.
The remaining group compositions are of slighter stature in themselves. But they contribute well to the album's atmosphere and feature some attractive and exciting instrumental performances. "Main Theme" is dramatic and memorable and "More Blues" has some very tasty playing by guitarist David Gilmour.
I recommend "More" for the above reasons and also on the simple grounds that it's a nice record. The new remastered release seems to enhance sonic clarity and crispness generally and especially with regard to percussion and bass parts.