Relics Import, Limited Edition, Original recording remastered
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This collection of early Floyd singles and B-sides finally arrives on CD in the U.S. boasting a new remastering job, an expanded booklet with unseen photos, lyrics and new artwork from Storm Thorgerson and repeated doses of Syd Barrett brilliance. See Emily Play; Interstellar Overdrive; Careful with That Axe, Eugene; Arnold Layne; Remember a Day; The Nile Song; Cirrus Minor , and more.
This compilation and "greatest hits" package has the odd distinction of being released well before the band hit its stadium-filling prime in the mid-to-late '70s. This album essentially bridges the considerable gap between original leader Syd Barrett's baroque psychedelic pop-single bent (exemplified here by the band's first chart hit "See Emily Play" and the cross-dressing mini-epic "Arnold Layne," both stellar singles left off the band's debut album) and the more ponderous musical pretensions of Roger Waters, the band's de facto leader after mental illness sidelined Barrett early on. It's a good introduction to the band's foundations for Floyd novices, and the inclusion of the early singles and two early outtakes ("Julia Dream" and "Biding My Time") make it a must for aficionados. --Jerry McCulley --This text refers to an alternate Audio CD edition.
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The album is creative genius, at times variously wistfull, too lovely for words, frightening yet soothing, emotional, and thoughtfull. I gotta say I skip Interstellar Overdrive these days, it's a bit long and grating after a few years. This is sentimental music to get wrapped up in and attatched to, I hope droves more people with fresh outlooks will discover it for many years to come.
Even Floyd novices will find this album lacking, though, as it's not a very flattering collection towards early Floyd. It breaks up the flow of "Piper At The Gates Of Dawn" by cutting "Interstellar Overdrive" and "Bike" out of their context, and it doesn't even include "Astronomy Domine"--which is the best and most popular song from that album. The sole cut from "Saucerful Of Secrets" is Rick Wright's "Remember A Day," one of the more boring tracks from that album. And "More" could have been much better represented by "Cymbaline" or "Green Is The Colour," both of which went on to become Floyd concert favorites.
The only real treat here for Floyd fanatics is the first ever studio recording of "Biding My Time," which was first realized as a part of the "Man & The Journey" concept, and was played in concert a lot in the late 60s and early 70s. It's a great song, and the studio treatment is well-deserved, but what you have to decide is if it's worth forking over your hard-earned $15 for one new song.
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Very psychadellic album by Pink Floyd. If you like this kind of music, go for it but personally I prefer Dark Side or wish you were herePublished 23 months ago by Arman
I don't understand this one! There's "Remember a Day" from the album "Saucerful of Secrets", "Intersteller Overdrive" and "Bike" from... Read morePublished on July 16 2004 by Reijo Piippula
the first time i ever heard this album was when i had a found it in a cabinet of my dad's old records a good while back... Read morePublished on June 5 2004 by lucifer_sam
Pink Floyd's sixth album entitled Relics was released in July of 1971 in the US. The album was a collection of early singles, B-sides, album tracks and one previously unreleased... Read morePublished on May 13 2004 by Terrence J. Reardon
'Relics' shows the Pink Floyd most people (except die-hard fans) don't know about. This was before 'The Dark Side of the Moon' days, the days when the band was super weird. Read morePublished on April 13 2004 by Dhaval Vyas
I'm no real fan of Pink Floyd, but at least they didn't have to flash their beef curtains to sell records, unlike a certain has-been named Damita Jo.Published on April 8 2004 by Brandon L. Harlow
The only reason this album gets four star instead of five is the fact it is a collection(though released by the band). Read morePublished on Feb. 18 2004 by Olof Bouveng
This early Floyd album is one of the best albums they have created, i so wish that Sid Barret had not gone "mad" or i think Pink Floyd could have been even bigger than... Read morePublished on Dec 28 2003 by Ky Connell
I would recommend this cd for all Pink Floyd fans, and anyone thas just getting into Pink Floyd.
I feel as if this is a collectors cd because it has " relics"... Read more