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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote miT Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 May 2015 at 8:10am
Thanks ICL1P. I rarely check What Hifi as they lost my trust long ago.

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Chris - Sounds like an experience and a half!
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Hi Tim,
Floyd's last album with Waters - The Final Cut, is one you should try to hear.
It's my favourite Floyd album by far but many seem to hate it...
Given the state the band were allegedly in at the time it's a miracle it was ever completed.
'It's a miracle' ... Waters' solo album  'Amused to Death' well worth hearing if you like
latter Waters period Floyd.
The last, title track, still hits home after countless plays.


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I am of the 'progressive rock' generation that was exposed to much innovative music and grew up with it, listening to and seeing bands the like of which are currently featured on Charles Hazlewood's Radio 2 series the second part of which was broadcast yesterday evening. 

So far as Pink Floyd is concerned I was introduced to them during the Syd Barrett era and this interest continued well beyond, saw them live many times the first occasion being the only time they toured Atom Heart Mother which was with a full orchestra. Meddle is the title that probably gets played the most but also The Endless River, sobering thought that 43 years separates the release of the two titles. Confused       
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Chris Firth Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 May 2015 at 9:19am
Originally posted by miT miT wrote:

Chris - Sounds like an experience and a half!


There quite were a few moments like that around that time.
Bohemian Rhapsody was released later that year, followed by A Night At The Opera (last of the truly great Queen albums IMO - Roy Thomas Baker didn't work on any of the following albums).
Genesis released A Trick Of The Tail the following Summer.

Single of '76 for me was "Couldn't Get It Right" by the Climax Blues Band.




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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Graham Slee Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 May 2015 at 9:22am
Originally posted by RichW RichW wrote:

Hi Tim,
Floyd's last album with Waters - The Final Cut, is one you should try to hear.
It's my favourite Floyd album by far but many seem to hate it...
Given the state the band were allegedly in at the time it's a miracle it was ever completed.
'It's a miracle' ... Waters' solo album  'Amused to Death' well worth hearing if you like
latter Waters period Floyd.
The last, title track, still hits home after countless plays.


In full agreement here. They are, or became, a "words" band - often 'very cutting' words - rather than what is generally accepted to be progressive rock. The music was still in evidence all the way through the band's career, but it began to take on a backdrop to accompany what Water's wanted to express.

I suppose it all depends on listening taste, and those who like a particular Floyd playing style will not find it on every album.

However, the words - the lyrics or sentiments - are key to a liking of the Pink Floyd journey. As I noted earlier, they - the words - will only have a connection with a particular sort, and that type of people cannot be easily 'pigeonholed' - they don't fit a mould like the following of some bands.

In a way, you'd have to have an affinity or even some sense of kinship with Water's life (and Syd's before him) to be able to latch-on and have a clue. That mindset is not in everybody, and so their works will definitely not appeal to all.

If it had not been for the musicianship of all the members, the "messages" would have never been shared with as many. There are "red herrings" amongst their catalogue which makes you wonder how they fit: the answer here is that they don't fit (IMO) - they were just meanderings from the path - albums like Obscured by Clouds fall into that category.

I shall have to try and piece together a list of albums which I think fit the "journey" I am trying (with great difficulty) to describe. A job for later.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote RichW Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 May 2015 at 10:48am
Yes, Waters' words (a more apt description than 'lyrics' perhaps) on The Final Cut are very cutting
indeed. Especially in the wake of the recently ended Falkland's war.
Serious, heavy & earnest music, superbly played & recorded.
Look forward to your Floyd journey list Graham.




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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote marshmid Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 May 2015 at 12:09pm
Originally posted by Chris Firth Chris Firth wrote:


"Seeing that black cellophane outer sleeve being carefully slit with a razor, and the inner sleeve being carefully removed with its precious contents, the artwork, the postcards all leading up to the record being removed from its inner sleeve and carefully placed on the record player, and the hushed anticipation as the needle was lowered into the groove."


An almost poetic description of that special moment when the vinyl was removed from it's cover.

I have never opened a CD and felt that 'special moment.'

Thanks for the memories Chris.

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