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Relics Import, Limited Edition, Original recording remastered

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  • Audio CD (May 16 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import, Limited Edition, Original recording remastered
  • Label: EMI
  • ASIN: B00005HYH7
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  LP Record
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars 57 customer reviews
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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.

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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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Format: Audio CD
Pink Floyd should really be divided into two bands, the early band and the big huge stadium band, and there's no need to compare the two. The first Pink Floyd album I ever got was "A Nice Pair" their first two albums in one handy package, after I heard Voivod's (a metal band) cover of Astronomy Domine. I was only 15 and somehow didn't realize this was the same band as did Another Brick in the Wall and Shine on you Crazy Diamond etc. Anyway I was blown over. And Relics is my favorite album by the band all together. Julia Dream, Cirus Minor and Remember a Day are three of my very most favorite songs ever, they are so beautiful, gentle, and meloncholy. I love much of the later PF stuff as well, I inadvertently collected more of their albums than of any other band. My least favorite is (other than part two of Ummagumma, though I love Grantchester Meadows) is Dark side of the Moon because it has so much gospel-like wailing in it and I don't like "money", and the saxophone, and all the long, irritating guitar solos. Perhaps I've heard too much of it on the radio. So forget the later stuff for a minute and just compare "this" band to perhaps other smaller, alternative groups, as they were when they made this music. For heaven's sake, it's not just a collection of rarities for enthusiasts.
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.
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I'm not much on compilations but if ya gotta have all the Pink Floyd that's awesome then this album is a must. Relics was most noted for its inclusion of Syd Barrett-era hit singles, "Arnold Layne" and "See Emily Play"
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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 track. The album was only available on cassette, 8-track and LP for many years and not on CD(I first got this album on cassette in December of 1987). It wasn't until August of 1996 that the album was finally released on CD officially here in the US and was remastered by long time Floyd producer/engineer/friend James Guthrie and long time Floyd mastering engineer Doug Sax. The album is a good summary of Floyd in the 1960s. The album featured the A sides of Pink Floyd's first two singles Arnold Layne(which was the band's first single release and was banned by the BBC because of the lyrical content) which is classic Syd Barrett and See Emily Play(which was the band's second single and first track produced by Norman Smith) arguably Syd's finest track. Two songs from Piper at the Gates of Dawn appear(Interstellar Overdrive and Bike). The later three singles' B-sides Paint Box, Julia Dream(David Gilmour's vocal debut) and Careful With That Axe Eugene) all appear here in stereo versions(the mono mixes of these tracks were first issued on CD on the band's 1992 box set Shine On). One track from 1968's A Saucerful of Secrets is represented by Remember a Day, one of Rick Wright's best songs. Two tracks from 1969's More(Cirrus Minor and The Nile Song) appear. The major reason to buy Relics is for the song Biding My Time which was a part of Floyd's The Man and The Journey suite performance from 1969 and a studio version was never released until Relics. The track featured Rick Wright on trombone and Gilmour's soaring guitar solos. Relics hit #152 on Billboard in 1971 but the album is now regarded as a cult classic and a good taster of the Syd Barrett era Floyd. Highly recommended!
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A rather redundant collection, "Relics" gathers together a few songs from the first two Pink Floyd albums, throws on two obscure tracks from the even more obscure "More" soundtrack, plus some of the Early Singles and only one completely new song. Overall, this album is almost completely unnecessary for hardcore Pink Floyd fans--especially now that the Shine On box has included ALL of the Early Singles.
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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