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ImOnlyDreaming
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29 May 2011 - 9.28pm

I want to start listening to Pink Floyd, but I'm unsure of what song to start with. Any suggestions?

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mr. Sun king coming together
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29 May 2011 - 9.43pm

Wish You Were Here, because it is their only song I like.

As if it matters how a man falls down.'

'When the fall's all that's left, it matters a great deal.

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RedLennon
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30 May 2011 - 7.40am

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. 

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30 May 2011 - 7.48am

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.

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Jello
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30 May 2011 - 4.48pm

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

"I believe in everything until it's disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it's in your mind. Who's to say that dreams and nightmares aren't as real as the here and now?"

–John Lennon

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PennyLane
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31 May 2011 - 1.46am

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.

Well we all shine on like the moon, the stars, and the sun.

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Zig
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31 May 2011 - 1.44pm

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

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CranberrySauce
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1 June 2011 - 2.53am

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!

Because the wind is high, it blows my mind.
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ImOnlyDreaming
Strawberry Fields.... it's nothing to get hung about
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2 June 2011 - 7.02am

Thank you guys! Dreamer is happy now.

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Egroeg Evoli
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4 February 2013 - 10.11pm

I have been listening to The Wall recently (not more than the Beatles, of course) and I find it dark and creepy... and awesome!

What are your thoughts on the album?

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4 February 2013 - 10.29pm

I first heard it around the time it was released, when I was around 12-13. It was among the most frightening things I had ever heard. And my older sister was friends was with Susan Ballion (Siouxsie Sioux), John Beverley (Sid Vicious), William Broad (Billy Idol) and George O'Dowd (Boy George). I heard lots of frightening things early on. From what I remember of my first time round with The Wall was that the dinosaurs weren't quite dead.

Three or so years later it was among the albums I would listen to when smoking illegals, and understood every word. To me it's up there with the best. When they sang that we don't need no education I disagreed, because they were part of my education.

"I only said we were bigger than Rod... and now there's all this!" Ron Nasty

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5 February 2013 - 3.32pm

mja6758 said When they sang that we don't need no education I disagreed, because they were part of my education.

I don´t know if you´re aware of this but Roger Waters didn´t mean by that that he was anti-education. He was all for it. What he was against though was bad education (specifically, the type where you're laughed at by your own teachers, instead of supported - shown in the film). There´s quite a difference.

The first time I listened to it (not that long ago, about 5 months), I was amazed at the lyrics, which really reached me. It´s hard to explain but certain songs just spoke to me, I´ve always felt like I can´t explain how I feel about certain things and yet there are songs that describe something very close. That was just amazing to me.

David Gilmour is a legend, and possibly my favourite guitarist (tho I´ll never get over my love for George).

I love the whole concept of the album. The way it takes you through some poor sods life, his childhood, education, rise to fame, the way back down, mental breakdown..... I was explaining to my mom that a film was made from the album, whereas usually an album is released with the songs from a film. I think that was unprecedented (although I don´t know).

 

Moving along in our God given ways, safety is sat by the fire/Sanctuary from these feverish smiles, left with a mark on the door.

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5 February 2013 - 4.16pm

fabfouremily said

mja6758 said When they sang that we don't need no education I disagreed, because they were part of my education.

I don´t know if you´re aware of this but Roger Waters didn´t mean by that that he was anti-education.

I was explaining to my mom that a film was made from the album, whereas usually an album is released with the songs from a film. I think that was unprecedented (although I don´t know).

 

The education reference I made was just to say how important the album was to me.

There are two obvious examples of films being made from albums, both originating with The Who. Ken Russell's mad and barmy take on Tommy (1975), and Franc Roddam's magnificent Quadrophenia (1979).

 

"I only said we were bigger than Rod... and now there's all this!" Ron Nasty

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fabfouremily
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5 February 2013 - 6.29pm

mja6758 said

fabfouremily said

mja6758 said

I was explaining to my mom that a film was made from the album, whereas usually an album is released with the songs from a film. I think that was unprecedented (although I don´t know).

There are two obvious examples of films being made from albums, both originating with The Who. Ken Russell's mad and barmy take on Tommy (1975), and Franc Roddam's magnificent Quadrophenia (1979).

 Of course, I didn´t think. I won´t tell my mom, she´ll kill me for forgetting that! (big Who fan)

 

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5 February 2013 - 11.12pm

I've always really loathed The Wall, although I love a great deal of Pink Floyd's other work. It just strikes me as self-indulgent and self-congratulatory as a whole record, with all the overblown "wall" symbolism, the stuff about the war, the education statements, the sneeringly dark and psychological lyrics. There are a handful of beautiful songs on it, but like many concept albums that attempt to musically carve out the story of a singular character it's full of filler and tries way too hard.

SHUT UP - Paulie's talkin'

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3 March 2013 - 8.38pm

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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4 March 2013 - 12.33am

^^ Now that's a cool mistake.

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Into the Sky with Diamonds
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4 March 2013 - 5.37pm

Wonder what the royalties would be...

 

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fabfouremily
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5 March 2013 - 6.31pm

Never noticed that before! Interesting little fact :)

Moving along in our God given ways, safety is sat by the fire/Sanctuary from these feverish smiles, left with a mark on the door.

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5 March 2013 - 7.05pm

Zig said

Atom Heart Mother - A fun listen for me - who knew Alan Stiles liked marmalade?

And Rice Krispies!

I remember George saying 'Blimey, he's always talking about “Yesterday”, you'd think he was Beethoven or somebody' - Paul McCartney

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