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OBSCURED NO MORE,
This review is from: Obscured By Clouds (Audio CD)
As other reviewers have acknowledged, this album is often overlooked because of its position on the Pink Floyd oeuvre, preceding as it does, `Dark Side of the Moon', and following `Meddle', which is widely recognised as being a proto `Dark Side'. The, sometimes, pejorative tag `soundtrack' may have also put others off. All that aside, `Obscured by Clouds' is a fine album in its own right. True, it is a collection of individual songs, as opposed to being a `concept album' like its immediate neighbours in the canon, but these are fine songs, and mostly crafted in the mature early 1970s Pink Floyd style that all fans will recognise. In particular, check out the wonderful Rick Wright track, `Burning Bridges', sung alternately by Rick and Dave Gilmour, in the style of `Dark Side'. In fact, a variant of this excellent track is reprised in instrumental form, as `Mudmen'. I play this CD as often as all the Pink Floyd standout classics; so don't leave `Obscured by Clouds' until last to explore. Purchase today.
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Initial post: 9 Jan 2011 23:13:55 GMT
Rick Blade says:
I purchased this album on the strength of your review. I'm not disappointed I must admit. At the first playing I recognised the Floyd sound immediately. Yes, it's a collection of separate sounds, but connected by the same theme, the theme of discovery and intrigue. Gone are the days of bands like this, we must be privileged to live in the same age as rich bands such as Pink Floyd. Lovely Album.
Regards, Rick Blade.
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