22 of 24 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Pink folk and other styles
If you asked Pink Floyd to come up with an album comprising mostly of 3-4 minute songs and covering all the musical styles of the era, this is what you would get. Consequently, it has a genuine 60s feel to it.
Richard Wright's organ work is hypnotic on Cirrus Minor and Cymbaline, and Pink Floyd rock out as never before (or since) on The Nile Song. This is...
Published on 13 Nov 2005 by AGC2070
3.0 out of 5 stars More Please!
1969's "More" (the soundtrack accompanying the film of the same name), meanwhile offers the heaviest Pink Floyd recordings ever : near to hard rock-metal than anything else they ever did : in addition this album offers re-recordings of the original soundtrack rearranged for record release - as the versions heard in the film are often substantially different and the film...
Published on 1 Jan 2008 by Mr. M. A. Reed
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5.0 out of 5 stars More,
Birthday gift which was on my son's Amazon wish list - so I know he got exactly what he wanted and it was delivered promptly - thank you.
4.0 out of 5 stars Great early Floyd,
This review is from: More (Original Film Soundtrack) (2011 - Remaster) (MP3 Download)
I remember this album from when my brother borrowed it when I was thirteen. Despite being a lifelong pink Floyd fan I've never heard it in full since then. Having now downloaded it i was not disappointed! Great variety of tracks and wonderful Richard Wright keyboards. Lovely dreamy
harmonies interspersed with really rocky tracks like the Nile song. A brilliant early album and only 4 stars because some of the later albums are even better
5.0 out of 5 stars pink floyd more album,
this is a fantastic cd the music is as floyd as it gets arrived on time, no complaints from it is very good cd up there with the rest of floyds classics
10 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars What a pleasant mix of pop songs and spacey instrumentals.,
Yes, this is my favourite Pink Floyd. I suppose it fits in with my general preference for the early work rather than the later of most of the major bands of the 60s and 70s.
"The Piper at the Gates of Dawn" grabs your attention straight away, whereas "More" allows you to use your own imagination. It's not difficult music and it's not telling you anything profound like "The Dark Side of The Moon". Who wants that anyway? Of course it's the soundtrack for a film about drug-taking but you can put the lyrics aside and just think about pastoral images or freaky journeys. Each of the 13 tracks is different, although the second side on the vinyl parallels the structure of the first. (eg the second offering is a rocker). There are 6 instrumentals. Songs there are of course but even these tend to have long instrumental bits as well. Let's face it - Roger Water's singing is not the best part of Floyd. In fact the swirling organ solo of "Cymbeline" is one of the most moving parts of the album. This track is incredibly sad, and is almost perfect as a pop song. Then note the way whistles merge into the organ in "Green Is The Colour". "Quicksilver" is the compulsory wierd offering and its very enjoyable and spaced-out. I don't know what I'm listening to though - so let's just leave it at quicksilver or mercury running around in front of me. "Main Theme" and "Dramatic Theme" are good, being different versions of the same riff. Again a spacey-freaky journey seems to be a good description and the best thing is - the Floyd aren't trying to tell me anything. It's up to me! Ok, it's just a nice album with plenty of variety made before the Floyd (and others) became too pompous.
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Correctly overlooked noodly soundtrack album,
This is the soundtrack to an obscure movie that very few people have seen. Even though it would sell respectably to the band's substantial fanbase it has still not been released on DVD. By all accounts it's a bit rubbish so it's probably no great loss.
It's a minor footnote in their career which is as it should be. There are two good songs on it (neither made it onto the 2001 Best Of), a few so-so minor songs and the rest are instrumentals of no great merit. An easily overlooked and forgotten 45 minute album. And that's no big injustice either.
If you will like this album will probably come down to how much you like their unfocused, mediocre, noodling era - 1968 (post-Syd Barrett) to 1972 (pre-Dark Side of the Moon). Most people can't stand the hazy, meandering, mostly instrumental music from that era. In truth it's only for the most dedicated fan. The more casual listener is unlikely to get much out of it.
1. "Cirrus Minor" (Roger Waters) - 5:18 (3 out of 5 stars)
Slow song with a not particularly pleasant keyboard drone dominating along with bird chirps. A few lines of vocals in the middle but mostly instrumental.
2. "The Nile Song" (Waters) - 3:26 (5 stars)
Heaviest song Pink Floyd ever recorded. Real distorted heavy metal guitars and shouted vocals. As close to Black Sabbath as the band ever got. Shame they didn't record a few more songs like this. Should have been on the Echoes Best Of.
3. "Crying Song" (Waters) - 3:33 (3 stars)
Nice soft song. Quietly melodic. No great shakes but very pleasant and laid back. Doesn't amount to much.
4. "Up the Khyber" (Nick Mason, Richard Wright) - 2:12 (3 stars)
Hard instrumental jazzy number with seemingly random piano clusters being chopped out in as tuneless a fashion as possible. Atonal and slightly horrific musically but fairly interesting and heavy. I've heard worse jazz. Obviously a Wright number.
5. "Green Is the Colour" (Waters) - 2:58 (3 stars)
Very soft Gilmour vocals with some extra flute. Innocuous drifting song of no substance. Atmospheric of a nice sunny holiday. Too short to amount to anything more than being a nice interlude.
6. "Cymbaline" (Waters) - 4:50 (4 stars)
A real song with some very interesting lyrics. Far from amazing but a few notches above average.
7. "Party Sequence" (Waters, Wright, Gilmour, Mason) - 1:07 (1 star)
Super short, super pointless bare handed tribal drumming instrumental. To describe it as filler would be an insult to real filler.
8. "Main Theme" (Waters, Wright, Gilmour, Mason) - 5:28 (3 stars)
A few things happen in this instrumental but nothing jaw droppingly beautiful.
9. "Ibiza Bar" (Waters, Wright, Gilmour, Mason) - 3:19 (3 stars)
Reprise of "The Nile Song" so more heavy metal guitar. Vocals are buried in the mix. "The Nile Song" was inspired but this sounds like going through the motions. Oddly not very enjoyable due to the weak songwriting.
10. "More Blues" (Waters, Wright, Gilmour, Mason) - 2:12 (3 stars)
Some nice slow picked out guitar notes on this rather aimless instrumental.
11. "Quicksilver" (Waters, Wright, Gilmour, Mason) - 7:13 (1 star)
A bunch of atonal noises start this instrumental before it develops into a droning keyboard. Nothing interesting happens. Maybe it fits the movie but it shouldn't have made it onto the album. Awful track that goes on forever. To call it music is to be far too kind.
12. "A Spanish Piece" (Gilmour) - 1:05 (1 star)
Nice Spanish guitar ruined by Gilmour making funny comedy voices over it. Very short and pointless but harmless enough.
13. "Dramatic Theme" (Waters, Wright, Gilmour, Mason) - 2:15 (2 stars)
Decent short instrumental that's forgotten even while you're listening to it as it's so undistinguished.
If you're a Floyd fan just starting to explore this era, I would recommend starting with Meddle as it's the strongest album. If you like that then you'll probably quite like this. Everyone else should just skip it.
I have included a 1CD Best Of 1968-72 playlist in the comment section for anyone who wants an easy way to navigate through their noodly period.
4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent music,
By A Customer
Often closer to jazz than acid rock - this cd is art itself: it does not rely on decibels for its effects - it is varied, subtle and very original - intelligent music for the intelligent discerning listener.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars,
This review is from: More (Audio CD)
Beautiful music !!!..can't really say more.....
2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An excellent unusual Floyd albumn- a must for all real fans,
By A Customer
Some beautiful melodies and execellent instrumentals with one great rock track on this albumn. It is often missed by Floyd fans in the same way that Meddle is but its is one that I remember fondly and have just bought again!
4 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A pleasant album to listen to.,
Released in the same year as Ummagumma, the fans needed this, to be reassured, that the Floyd weren't turning into experimentalists for the rest of their career, a really pleasant album, lacks the guitar heard in Obscured By Clouds, but three years apart, it can make a difference. The Nile Song is fantastic though, a reminder right up to Not Now John on The Final Cut, even gilmour can rock when he sings like a lunatic. But back to the point, lack as much as the great guitar in the next soundtrack by them, but really got them back on the road, which eventually paid off with The Dark Side of The Moon.
1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Often overlooked but interesting,
By A Customer
Shouldn't be looked at as a regular Pink Floyd release - it's not as good as them but if you like Pink Floyd you should definitely pick it up
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