- LP Record (Sept. 28 2018)
- Original Release Date: Sept. 28 2018
- Number of Discs: 2
- Label: Pink Floyd Records
- Run Time: 80 minutes
- ASIN: B07F6NG84L
- In-Print Editions: Audio CD | LP Record
- Average Customer Review: 15 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #454 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
The Best Of Pink Floyd: A Foot In The Door (Vinyl)
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LP Record, Sep 28 2018
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Available on vinyl for the first time, the career-spanning compilation features some of the best known album tracks from across Pink Floyd s career, 1967-1994, as well as the UK Top 10 single 'See Emily Play.' Newly mastered for vinyl in 2018 by longstanding Pink Floyd associate James Guthrie, with Joel Plante, and with lacquers cut by Bernie Grundman of Grundman Mastering in Los Angeles, California, the 2-LP version features at least one difference from the CD version. Time is slightly longer, with the ringing alarm clocks at the start of the track reinstated. The original artwork, art directed by the late Storm Thorgerson, has been amended by Pink Floyd Creative Director Aubrey Powell of Hipgnosis with Peter Curzon, to include alternate versions of the photographs used in the CD version. The album package comes in a gatefold outer sleeve, with two separate printed inner bags, and is pressed on heavyweight 180 gram vinyl.
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The Pink Floyd albums i was already familiar with (from back in the days before CDs) -- especially Dark Side of the Moon and The Wall -- are essentially concept albums which are also musical units, with many tracks segueing into the next. This CD includes a couple of connected tracks from each of those two, and the arrangement of the whole on disc (with little or no gap between tracks) feels very much like a typical Floyd album. (The drawback to this is that you wouldn't want to play this CD on random or shuffle, since some tracks would end quite abruptly.) Of course the Floyd trademarks are also very much in evidence -- David Gilmour's soaring guitar lines, Roger Waters' tendency as songwriter and singer to indulge (brilliantly) in despair and paranoia, the overall psychedelic-operatic sound. Floyd was always unusual among pop music groups in the dynamic range they could compass, sometimes a single song beginning in a whisper, swelling to overwhelming volume, then fading away again, and this quality is particularly well rendered on this disc. The sound is certainly glorious.
This isn't really my favorite kind of music now, and that's why i haven't given 5 stars to this collection. But i can't deny that this CD gives us as much of a great band as could be crammed onto a single CD. Long-time Floyd fans might be dissatisfied with the choice of tracks, but it's not for them anyway. For the rest of us it's very well worth the price. I would have liked a bit more information, of which the insert booklet provides very little, and some may not like the minimal cardboard sleeve, but on the whole this is an excellent release of really "classic rock".
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