21 March 2011
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12 March 2010
I want to start listening to Pink Floyd, but I'm unsure of what song to start with. Any suggestions?
Well, Pink Floyd is an album band, so with the Floyd you don't start with a song, you start with an album.
I recommend The dark side of the moon or Wish you were here (album) to start with, or you can go straight to The wall.
Meddle is also nice.
I used to love their most recent album The division bell (without Waters), that's also a good listen, though not "classical" Floyd, obviously.
You can't do wrong with a live album, Pulse or The delicate sound of thunder. There you have all the hits.
5 July 2010
If you can make it all the way through echoes (its a 23 minute song) you may notice the lyrics "Inciting and Inviting me", taken from Across the Universe.
Floyds first album "Piper at the Gates of Dawn" is kind of goofy in my opinion, I think they released See Emily Play from piper as a single, its a pretty cool song.
I would suggest Dark Side of the Moon for starters though. It is probably their best piece of work.
13 April 2011
You might do well to wait until September this year as according to their official site:
announce a comprehensive release schedule, to be launched on September 26, 2011, encompassing CDs, DVDs, Blu-ray discs, SACD, an array of digital formats, viral marketing, iPhone Apps and a brand-new single-album "Best Of" collection.
The first to be released is
Expanded deluxe and special edition versions of Pink Floyd masterwork The Dark Side Of The Moon, in a 6-disc 'Immersion' box set and 'Experience' 2-disc versions, as well as a collectors' vinyl LP and various digital formats. Plus 14 studio albums, digitally remastered will be available separately or as a box set.
There will also be a new "Best Of.." in November (in time for Christmas!)
Read all about it here… official news.
21 May 2011
I love Pink Floyd, been wondering if there was a topic for them or not. Wish You Were Here (the song, not album) is probably one of their best. Favorite album is Dark Side of the Moon, of course. You can't go wrong with Pink Floyd
4 December 2010
I agree with everyone. I say start with Wish You Were Here first though. It's their most pop sounding album. It's only 5 songs, but all of which are really strong. Wish You Were Here (song) is absolutely amazing. Have a Cigar is just fun.
Then Listen to DSotM. Listen to it with no distractions and loud whether on speakers or with headphones. I like to listen to this album late at night in complete darkness. It creates this real experience listening to it.
Also listen to Another Brick in the Wall, Hey You, Comfortably Numb, and Instellar Overdrive.
14 April 2010
My favorite period in Floyd time starts with Ummagumma and ends with the last note of Animals.
Ummagumma – Not for the faint of heart – some Revolution 9 type stuff, only less depressing.
Atom Heart Mother – A fun listen for me – who knew Alan Stiles liked marmalade?
Meddle – One Of These Days is amazing and Seamus is mellowy (new word). Everything in between is cool. Then there is side 2. Great album.
Obscured By Clouds – I love Free Four! "The memories of a man in his old age, are the deeds of a man in his prime…"
The Dark Side Of The Moon – Third favorite
Wish You Were Here - Second favorite
Animals - Favorite
To the fountain of perpetual mirth, Let it roll for all its worth.
4 November 2010
I only own Dark Side of the Moon and the Wall as complete albums, and I love them both. However, out of those two, I have to say that I prefer the Wall.
I completely agree with those who love the song "Wish you were Here", my friend (and Floyd fanatic) recommended it to me and I've loved it ever since.
I have to say, Piper at the Gates of Dawn is a fun and wacky one. My Mom loves the song "Bike"-- playing it extremely loud is a form of mother-daughter bonding for us!
21 March 2011
I'm not sure of a better place to put this, so I'll shove it here. Today I learned that right at the end of Dark Side of the Moon there's an orchestral version of Ticket To Ride. Apparently it was a mistake in the mastering process, and can be heard on most pressings.
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^^ Agree with you there, Linde. It's one of my favourite albums too.
My parents aren't very big Floyd fans, my mom only really likes them up until Syd left, and my dad only likes The Wall, so it's me who's urging them to listen to them
17 December 2012
3 May 2012
I kind of prefer Wish You Were Here. Especially for Shine on You Crazy Diamond, and all the stories around it.
Yeah me too but that album (great as it is) just feels a little sad for me, in general. Did you watch the documentary that was on about it a few weeks ago?
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