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Obscured by Clouds Original recording remastered, Soundtrack
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|8. Free Four|
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Pink Floyd 2011 Remasters
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 EpsteinSee all Product Description
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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
"Obscured by Clouds" in particular is a fine collection of songs, including "Burning Bridges", "Childhood's End", Waters' "Free Four", a happy tune about growing old and decrepit, and Wright's "Stay", a pretty song about a one-night stand.
While not one of their standout albums, "Obscured by Clouds is definitely worth a listen. It's another illustration that Pink was a talented enough band to lose a great songwriter and musician like Syd Barrett and still make some of the finest music around.
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This has some great Floyd feeling but a majority of songs let me feeling 'blaPublished 19 months ago by marketminutdave
For me Pink Floyd is Saxophone, electric guitar and unexpected arrangements. This is a bit different, still getting used to it.Published on April 11 2014 by Amal
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
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
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 morePublished on May 29 2005 by Sean
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 morePublished on July 15 2004
this is a great floyd cd.it's weird how the instrumental tracks actually outshine the ones with vocals,however. Read morePublished on June 1 2004 by Trottin'-Butterz