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Obscured by Clouds [Original recording remastered, Soundtrack]

David Gilmour , Nick Mason , Pink Floyd , Richard Wright , Roger Waters Audio CD
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1. Obscured By Clouds
2. When You're In
3. Burning Bridges
4. The Gold It's In The...
5. Wots...Uh The Deal
6. Mudmen
7. Childhood's End
8. Free Four
9. Stay
10. Absolutely Curtains

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Commissioned as the soundtrack for Barbet Schroeder's 1972 film The Valley, Obscured By Clouds actually holds up rather well on its own terms. The title track is a trippy, cinematic instrumental that features some searing guitar work from David Gilmour, but full-fledged songs like "Free Four" (which sounds like a morbid inversion of Norman Greenbaum's "Spirit in the Sky"), and the folksy "Wot's...Uh the Deal" are the real highlights of the set. Essentially a transitional work, Obscured By Clouds has long been dwarfed by Dark Side of the Moon, the album which came immediately after it. In fact, the funky "Childhood's End" and the ethereal "Burning Bridges" could well be dry runs for the Dark Side tracks "Time" and "Breathe," respectively. In all, it's a priceless snapshot of a band on the verge of immortality. --Dan Epstein

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Pink Floyd ~ Obscured By Clouds

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5.0 out of 5 stars This CD is a must buy if you like Pink Floyd July 8 2004
By Jeff
Format:Audio CD
I wanna make this short and sweet but its is too good to do that. This album is so great. If you have any interest in Pink Floyd Get this album. No one really thinks of this album and it is very underrated.
1.Obscured By Clouds- instrumental but very good
2.When You're In - instrumental, and a good one again
3. Burning Bridges - sounds like something from dark side of the moon, good song
4. The Gold It's In The... - If you want a faster song by pink floyd this is the one. My 2nd fav song on on album
5. Wots...Uh The Deal - MY favorite song ,the lyrics to this are so amazing,this track is some of Pink Floyds best work.
6. Mudmen -instrumental, very cool
7. Childhood's End - this is another track thats sounds like it's from dark side of the moon.
8. Free Four - this is 3rd favorite song, really good song, good lyrics
9. Stay - a good song
10. Absolutely Curtains - this song i dont care for much but the other tracks make out for it
Must buy
5 stars.
classic
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5.0 out of 5 stars Floyd's most successful film score June 20 2004
Format:Audio CD
Pink Floyd released their eighth album(overall) Obscured by Clouds in June of 1972. The album was a soundtrack to the French film La Vallee, which was directed by Barbet Schroder. OBC was the band's second film soundtrack for Schroder, their first was the 1969 movie More. I first heard and obtained a copy of this album when I was 11 years old on cassette and I now have the remaster on CD and the sound on the remaster is like night and day(it buries the cassette and original CD). This album was the album released before 1973's The Dark Side of the Moon and was the band's first ever US Top 50 disc peaking at a respectable #46 and eventually went Gold(in 1994). The album was produced by Pink Floyd themselves and was recorded in a week at the Chateau D'herouville(a/k/a the Honky Chateau as Elton John called it) in France in late February of 1972. The album kicks off with the title cut(featuring excellent synth work from both keyboardist Rick Wright and bassist/vocalist Roger Waters and slide guitar from guitarist/vocalist David Gilmour) which then segues into When You're In(with excellent drumming from drummer Nick Mason). Those two tracks were staples of Floyd shows in 1973 on the Dark Side tour. Burning Bridges follows and has a great vocal from Gilmour and Wright and is a great tune. The Gold It's In The... is a hard rocker with some great guitar work from Gilmour. Wots...Uh the Deal follows and is a great song with excellent keyboard work from Wright and great vocals and guitar work from Gilmour. Next is an instrumental version of Burning Bridges entitled Mudmen which is in a different tempo than Burning Bridges. Side two kicked off with Childhood's End(one of Gilmour's best songs ever). Read more ›
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Pink Floyd released their eighth album(overall) Obscured by Clouds in June of 1972. The album was a soundtrack to the French film La Vallee, which was directed by Barbet Schroder. OBC was the band's second film soundtrack for Schroder, their first was the 1969 movie More. I first heard and obtained a copy of this album when I was 11 years old on cassette and I now have the remaster on CD and the sound on the remaster is like night and day(it buries the cassette and original CD). This album was the album released before 1973's The Dark Side of the Moon and was the band's first ever US Top 50 disc peaking at a respectable #46 and eventually went Gold(in 1994). The album was produced by Pink Floyd themselves and was recorded in a week at the Chateau D'herouville(a/k/a the Honky Chateau as Elton John called it) in France in late February of 1972. The album kicks off with the title cut(featuring excellent synth work from both keyboardist Rick Wright and bassist/vocalist Roger Waters and slide guitar from guitarist/vocalist David Gilmour) which then segues into When You're In(with excellent drumming from drummer Nick Mason). Those two tracks were staples of Floyd shows in 1973 on the Dark Side tour. Burning Bridges follows and has a great vocal from Gilmour and Wright and is a great tune. The Gold It's In The... is a hard rocker with some great guitar work from Gilmour. Wots...Uh the Deal follows and is a great song with excellent keyboard work from Wright and great vocals and guitar work from Gilmour. Next is an instrumental version of Burning Bridges entitled Mudmen which is in a different tempo than Burning Bridges. Side two kicked off with Childhood's End(one of Gilmour's best songs ever). Read more ›
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4.0 out of 5 stars It's not the Great Floyd, but it'll do April 27 2004
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This isn't really a concept album like most of their later works. Neither is it as creative as some of their earlier work (Piper, Ummaggumma, Atom Heart Mother, Meddle). Obscured By Clouds shows a really great band that is somewhat held back by the limitations of the particular film. It's like a really phenomenal band that has already soared high above most of the music world on wings of creativity, but here they're coming down from the clouds to show everybody who hasn't seen that they are big fish in a small pond (so to speak) and that they are ready to move on (less than a year later they would record Dark Side of the Moon and every following album would be even better until Waters leaves the band). OBC seems uninspired at first, but there's actually a good deal of effort that was put into this. The lack of inspiration stems from the lack of a general concept that their more popular albums have and the lack of inspiration only shows up when you compare OBC to other Floyd works. It most certainly is not junk. You almost can't be a true Pink Floyd fan to enjoy this. I didn't really even start to like OBC until I had and knew by heart all of Pink Floyd's albums, and had moved on to buying and listening mostly to CDs from other bands. I think that all of the "soundtrack albums" are very interesting now. Obscured By Clouds is a very rewarding listen, but it is not for the uninitiated. Recommended.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A mixture
For me Pink Floyd is Saxophone, electric guitar and unexpected arrangements. This is a bit different, still getting used to it.
Published 4 months ago by Amal
2.0 out of 5 stars only a picture disk
It's only a picture disk. No sleeve or jacket. I was very bad. It wasn't indicate in the description.
Published on March 11 2010 by Yves Couture
4.0 out of 5 stars look at it
Obscured By Clouds/La Vallee by Pink Floyd
reissued mostly overlooked album by one of the greatest groups in the rock'n'roll world. Read more
Published on March 3 2010 by ?
4.0 out of 5 stars Best Floyd Filmsoundtrack
This soundtrack has a very mellow flow to it. I think people underrate too much. Yes, it's not WISH YOU WERE HERE, DSOTM, or THE WALL, but it is still good. Read more
Published on May 29 2005 by Sean
5.0 out of 5 stars way2vroom4u
I actually give this album 10 stars. Why this album does not get more acclaim is beyond me. I couldn't phathom a Pink Floyd collection without this album. Read more
Published on July 15 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars ...for the instrumentals alone!
this is a great floyd cd.it's weird how the instrumental tracks actually outshine the ones with vocals,however. Read more
Published on June 1 2004 by Trottin'-Butterz
5.0 out of 5 stars behind the dark side of the moon... obscured by clouds
before it all started... before there was the mind-blowing dark side of the moon... there was obscured by clouds. which came out in '72. Read more
Published on May 21 2004 by lost_weasel
3.0 out of 5 stars Don't let the 3 stars foul ya... This is a great album!!!!!
Let me start off by saying that the stars are calculated on the "Pink Floyd groove-a-tron scale". Read more
Published on April 21 2004 by Atom heart Mother
5.0 out of 5 stars Another fav
This is my Third favorite Floyd album. I feel that Floyd went many different ways with their music and this one way was a brilliant release. Read more
Published on Feb. 25 2004 by Lotus Scrum
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