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BEST SOUND QUALITY TO DATE OF THE FLOYD'S STUDIO OUTPUT
on 8 July 2017
This box is aimed at the beginners to Floyd who have possibly been intrigued by a best of, or by recommendations by peers or parents.
OMITTED FROM THIS BOX ARE ANY COMPILATION DISCS & THE 2 LIVE TITLES, "A DELICATE SOUND OF THUNDER" & "PULSE".
"THE ENDLESS RIVER" WAS RELEASED AFTER DISCOVERY.
Shop around as Discovery can be found for a fraction of the current price.
The 2011 remastered sound is stunning, new delicacies can be heard through the entire collection. The miniature sleeves recreate the original artwork. The booklet is informative.
Several of the titles were released as IMMERSION box sets, or/and EXPERIENCE with an extra disc. So for some of us long term fans it's been a financial struggle to collect. I recently bought the box and booklet only and have part filled it. Having the IMMERSION sets for completion.
The music very briefly:
PIPER psychedelic 60s pop with shades of space rock.
SAUCERFUL space rock, prog rock.
MORE a few excellent moments but messy in places.
UMMAGUMMA live is brilliant space, prog rock. Studio, I love GILMOURs and WATERS tracks say no more.
ATOM the start of the pastoral period. Prog rock and mellow sounds. The track AHM features choir and orchestra.
MEDDLE more pastoral, apart from ONE OF THESE DAYS.
OBSCURED BY CLOUDS again pastoral yet hard rocking.
DARK SIDE OF THE MOON / THE WALL / WISH YOU WERE HERE seriously... every home should have these, as with ANIMALS.
ANIMALS is my 2nd fave LP ever, after WISH. Hard rock, scathing lyrics.
THE FINAL CUT Roger's best solo album. Great lyrics, but seriously missing the Floyd sound.
A MOMENTARY LAPSE Roger has left Floyd and the music has returned.
THE DIVISION BELL great music and very similar to AMLOR.
SIDE NOTES. THE ENDLESS RIVER is pastoral instrumentals for the main with 1 song with lyrics, a truly stunning album.
I have written over the years reviews on Amazon for several Floyd cds, the most popular are UMMAGUMMA and ANIMALS so if you want to read more of my thoughts, feel free.