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Meddle [Import]

Pink Floyd Audio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (289 customer reviews)
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1. One Of These Days
2. A Pillow Of Winds
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4. San Tropez
5. Seamus
6. Echoes

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For all that menacing, hatchet-happy growl at the beginning of Meddle's opener, "One of These Days," Pink Floyd really weren't about to "cut you into little pieces." Meddle did, however, show that the reigning British monarchs of 1970s-era psychedelia could rip into galloping jams. It also showed what its predecessor, Atom Heart Mother, promised--that the band could excel in long, breathtaking suites that revealed strains of late-classical music, Sun Ra-inspired space explorations, and a patchwork approach to colliding sounds that together took on acid-drenched proportions. And if all that isn't enough, "San Tropez" revealed a playful side of the band, playing footsy with loungy jazz and having good fun in the process. --Andrew Bartlett

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect serenity Oct. 18 2003
Format:Audio CD
Here's a track by track breakdown:
One of These Days: A nice bouncing bass line, Dr. Who Synth lines, and wicked lyrics make this one a 5/5
Pillow Of Winds: A sentimental favorite of mine, and of the prettiest songs ever. Listening to this reminds one of a falling feather. 5/5
Fearless: Amazing!!! Life Changer!!! Holy moly!!! The accoustic guitar is so clear and perfect and the singing is so amazing!! It's so well thought out and delivered with a level of sensitivity that is only achieved by the greats.This one is written from deep within. 5/5
San Topez: Catchy song. One that you may not like at first but just you wait you'll find that you'll have "As I reach for a peach...' stuck in your head. 4/5
Seamus: Seamus is pronounced Shamus. It's kind of like Sean/Shawn. On this one Floyd plays some deep blues with a real dog adding a nice effect. Not a life changing song, but short and pleasant. 4/5
Echoes: Pure genius!!! This song foreshadowed some of the greater themes to come on Dark Side of The Moon, Wish You Were Here, and so on. This song is a well orchestraded psychadelic masterpiece. 5/5
Final note, the genius of Fearless and Echoes makes up for any blemishes (as tiny as they are) that this album may have. This album is up there with the greatest albums ever made in my opinion and should be a part of any serious CD collection for a fan of rock music.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Nearly Symphonic Magnum Opus Aug. 24 2003
Format:Audio CD
Before The Wall, before Dark Side of the Moon, Pink Floyd created a very different kind of masterpiece. While their later albums were a triumph of concept, it is on Meddle where one can hear the *musical* peak of Pink Floyd's career. This is not a concept album--it is a musical journey showing off a variety of musical styles. The lyrics do not demand--they suggest, and allow the music to do the rest of the talking. Perhaps the most wonderful thing about Meddle is the fact that the band was truly functioning as a *band* here. Everyone's talents can be clearly heard, and no one shouts anybody else down.
There is no such thing as filler, on Meddle. Bookended by the mindblowing tracks "One of These Days" and "Echoes", the four "interior" tracks are severely underrated. "A Pillow of Winds" and "Fearless" are both pleasant, leisurely guitar-driven songs, and seem fairly well appreciated by fans. However, I believe that the much-maligned "San Tropez" and "Seamus" are also deserving of appreciation. "San Tropez" is particularly notable for some very unique Roger Waters vocals--rather optimistic and even a touch bluesy...a style he unfortunately never pursued after that point. "Seamus" gives a rare glimpse of the fun side of Pink Floyd, as well as a flashback to the band's origins as a blues cover band. This was never a song meant to be taken so seriously as some do. "One of These Days" is an explosive, energetic instrumental that perhaps foreshadows the angry, driven rock of Animals, but with only one lyric--a rare appearance by Nick Mason, whose processed vocals growl menacingly, "One of these days, I'm going to cut you into little pieces!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy it immediately, if not sooner Dec 22 2002
Format:Audio CD
Do you ever wonder what it would feel like to experience sonic perfection? I don't either...but if such a thing existed, this would be it. The album's highlight is the 23-minute "Echoes," considered by many to be the band's crowning achievement. Somehow, the song is able to keep your attention for the full duration...even though it's mostly instrumental. Also on this album are the (absolutely hilarious!) track "Seamus," about a dog who would howl when he heard blues music, and the hard-hitting "One Of These Days," in which Nick Mason's growling vocals make you wonder if you're in danger of being chopped "into little pieces." If you don't own this album, I must apologize profusely for not asking you to buy it sooner.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Echoes March 22 2008
Format:Audio CD
The extravagant piece, Echoes, remains brilliant to this day because it stretches the listening ear and imagination of the listener. The opening riff and subsequent lyrics soon explode into a totally mind-expanding, improvisational set that is totally absorbing and slightly unsettling. Then the piece gradually returns to a more melodic sound and the listener is set gently down on the ground to the sound of the original echo. To this day I have never heard such a brilliant piece of "rock" music, and when I first heard it in 1970 it was THE radical sound.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Echoes - the peak of symphonic rock June 11 2004
Format:Audio CD
It's to say that the album has two very separate halfs. One is very early 70's sounding, with the heavy-rocker 'One of this Days' and the soft 'A Pillow of Winds' as highlights, really a very experimental and unique side, if not reaching the standards for a Pink Floyd's album side, and the other half.
This one contains an only track, 'Echoes' which is for me the biggest achievement from Pink Floyd as a track, maybe along with 'Shine on You Crazy Diamond'. Not only that, but maybe it's one of the long tracks that will have to be exhibited in the future to explain people what "was" symphonic rock. The theme starts with a submarine-radar sound lost in the immensity of the ocean's silence. Some sonsensy keyboards start to groove and a beautiful guitar from mister Gilmour draws a slow and sinuous melody, and the band starts playing over Nick Mason's lazy drum beating. So the vocal part appears with a nice and sensitive harmony between Gilmour and Wright. Everything develops to an almost pre-funky jam and after that the music starts disappearing under a scary and breathtaking sinfony of what is like underwater screaming creatures. That lasts for some minutes, and so a muted electric guitar leads the way gradually from silence to what is one of the most beautiful, energetic and full of emotion musical crescendos a band has ever achieved. Find out the rest of it for yourselves!!!
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4.0 out of 5 stars a floyd must-get
this album is your great all around rock album! but it is more like four and a half stars instead of a rating of five stars.. I like Seamus,pillow of winds & One of these days
Published 3 months ago by marketminutdave
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
very satisfied
Published 8 months ago by ken fields
With the departure of Syd Barrett, Pink Floyd has a lot of trouble establishing what it was going to be. Read more
Published on March 16 2012 by B. C. Whitcomb
1.0 out of 5 stars Really Cheap Packaging
As far as the CD goes, Pink Floyd was/is great - no issue with the content, however, the packaging of this CD is REALLY CHEAP - no case just a cardboard folder - come on folks, for... Read more
Published on Feb. 7 2012 by bktuba
4.0 out of 5 stars Echoes
The song Echoes is kind of a template for a lot of other music that these artists produced over their career so this album is a good one to have if you want just one and are bored... Read more
Published on May 10 2011 by John Sledziewski
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the all-time timeless great albums
I could listen to this album all day, and I often do!! It's seamless, timeless, and ethereal music will get you through that rough day at work without a hitch! LOVE IT! Read more
Published on March 20 2006
4.0 out of 5 stars sit quietly by the fire and listen
this album is to be listened to very quietly with the crackling of firewood in the background and a nice glass of brandy in hand. sit down with 2 friends relax and listen. Read more
Published on Dec 12 2005 by MJB
4.0 out of 5 stars The Spark that light the Dark Side Match
Meddle, if theres one album you burn out to, its Pink Floyd's Meddle.Take Sauceful of Secrets, and add Dark Side and you get this very remarakable album. Read more
Published on Jan. 25 2005 by MetalliFloyd
4.0 out of 5 stars I rate this cd 4 and a half stars
Meddle is an amazing cd. The cd starts of with a wonderful instrumental called ONE OF THESE DAYS. After the intense song it goes down to a softer song with A PILLOW OF WINDS. Read more
Published on Dec 19 2004 by Sean
5.0 out of 5 stars Perhaps Pink Floyd's best pre-Dark Side album
Meddle was the Pink Floyd album were they seemed to have finally gotten rid of many of the '60s psychedelic gimmicks and started going for a more '70s progressive rock sound. Read more
Published on July 14 2004 by BENJAMIN MILER
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