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More Import, Original recording remastered, Soundtrack
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In 1969 the band collaborated with filmmaker Barbet Schroeder to provide the soundtrack to the film More. This was the first of Pink Floyd's film soundtrack albums, and includes future early 70's live favourites Cymbaline and Green Is The Colour.
Concocted for director Barbet Schroeder's dystopian hippie road flick, this album marks Floyd's first venture into film "scoring," a task they undertake with a verve that overshadows their lack of formal training in the field. With just a handful of cuts echoing the trippy, atmospheric space-rock that was so much a part of their early career, there's a surprisingly familiar dedication to songcraft evident here, especially for a soundtrack. Roger Waters's acoustic ballads ("Cirrus Minor," "Crying Song," "Green is the Color"), dark and dirge-like, are familiar predecessors to music that would highlight Wish You Were Here and The Wall, while Dave Gilmour's slashing riffs on "The Nile Song" also foreshadow greatness to come. Moody and surprisingly eclectic, More has rightly earned its place as a Floyd cult fave. --Jerry McCulleySee all Product Description
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I gave this four-stars because there is like three bad songs on this album
To properly assess this recording, a few things should be considered. First, Pink Floyd was still very much a band in search of its sound. To say that More was "kind of experimental" is like saying Dark Side Of The Moon was "kind of successful". Second, this was the band's first effort at composing a full film score, and by all accounts it wasn't a major picnic. This was due in large part to the supervision of director Barbet Schroeder. Third, the entire record was written and recorded in eight days. Even for an immensely talented band like Pink Floyd, this is hardly an ideal timeframe to create. Finally, unlike soundtracks of today where hits of established pop successes are merely compiled together to generate maximum revenue, the Floyd were composing directly to scenes in the movie (ie; moody sounds and incidental music). The result is that there are as many bizarre fragmented moments as there are actual songs.
Considering all the above, one would likely expect a seriously flawed effort. However, despite all the failings of this record, the band managed to capture several moments of kaleidoscopic beauty. Songs range from the gentle acoustic breeze of Green Is The Color to the pounding rock of The Nile Song (and its evil twin, Ibiza Bar).Read more ›
Rick Wright fans will appreciate the prominence of his Farfisa organ in songs such as "Cirrus Minor", "Main Theme", and "Quicksilver"; this will also give you somewhat of an idea what he was like in concert during this time period.
Nick Mason fans should enjoy the more elaborate, improvisational, sometimes Eastern drumming style he shows in songs like "Party Sequence" (foreshadowing of the intro of "Time", perhaps?), "Main Theme", and "Up the Khyber", very much in contrast to his more laid-back style in later albums.
Another interesting feature of this album is the strangely "hard" songs for Pink Floyd, "The Nile Song" and "Ibiza Bar". Although completely different from anything else in the Pink Floyd catalogue (except maybe a vocal resemblance to Momentary Lapse's "Dogs of War"), they are very enjoyable. Another style you rarely hear, but is important to the Pink Floyd sound, is the blues: "More Blues" is an interesting piece, although I wish the drums wouldn't start and stop the way they do.Read more ›
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I bought this CD because it completed my set. I did not expect it to be very good since it was some of their earlier work. I did enjoy though.Published 1 month ago by FV22
English art rockers Pink Floyd's third album Soundtrack From the Film More, was released in July of 1969. More was Floyd's second film score. Read morePublished on June 20 2004 by Terrence J Reardon
A CLAASIC SOUNDTRACK ALBUM TO A BARBET SHROEDER FILM CONTAING CLASSIC SONGS LIKE CYMBALINE,CIRRUS MINOR AND THE HARD ROCK MASTERPIECE THE NILE SONG. Read morePublished on June 14 2004 by crazy aboutfloyd
For the collector, this is a must have. One of the heaviest and roughest Floyd tracks recorded is on this album called The Nile Song, but the overall quality of the music is quite... Read morePublished on June 2 2004 by Michael
this was the 2nd floyd album I got right after "the wall",and it is one of the best.I now own all the floyd cds and this one is probably my third favorite behind... Read morePublished on June 1 2004 by Trottin'-Butterz