Favourite Songs By Album

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Favourite Songs By Album

Postby Artisan » Sat Oct 25, 2014 1:57 am

The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn - Flaming
A Saucerful Of Secrets - Remember A Day
More - Cymbaline
Ummagumma (Live / Studio) - A Saucerful Of Secrets / The Narrow Way
Atom Heart Mother - Summer '68
Meddle - Echoes
Obscured By Clouds - Stay
The Dark Side Of The Moon - Us And Them
Wish You Were Here - Shine On You Crazy Diamond
Animals - Dogs
The Wall - In The Flesh?
The Final Cut - The Final Cut
A Momentary Lapse Of Reason - Terminal Frost
The Division Bell - High Hopes
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Re: Favourite Songs By Album

Postby Alec Taylor » Sat Oct 25, 2014 3:48 am

Piper - Astronomy Domine
Saucerful - Remember A Day
More - Cymbaline
Ummagumma - Careful with That Axe, Eugene
Zabriskie - Rain in the Country
Atom - Summer '68
Meddle - Echoes
Obscured - Burning Bridges / Mudmen
Dark Side - Time
Wish - Shine On (6-9)
Animals - Dogs
The Wall - Mother
Final Cut - Not Now John
Lapse - Sorrow
Division - Wearing the Inside Out

If it isn't obvious, I'm a big Wright fan. :D
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Re: Favourite Songs By Album

Postby quicksilver » Mon Oct 27, 2014 1:54 pm

The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn - Lucifer Sam
A Saucerful Of Secrets - Remember A Day
More - Cymbaline
Ummagumma (Live / Studio) - A Saucerful Of Secrets / The Narrow Way
Atom Heart Mother - Fat Old Sun
Meddle - Pillow of Winds
Obscured By Clouds - Burning Bridges
The Dark Side Of The Moon - Us And Them
Wish You Were Here - Shine On You Crazy Diamond
Animals - Dogs
The Wall - Goodbye Blue Sky
The Final Cut - Two Suns in the Sunset
A Momentary Lapse Of Reason - On the Turning Away
The Division Bell - High Hopes
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Re: Favourite Songs By Album

Postby Dyolf » Mon Oct 27, 2014 2:04 pm

Piper at the Gates of Dawn - Astronomy Domine
A Saucerful of Secrets - Let There Be More Light
More - Cymbaline
Ummagumma (studio) - The Narrow Way
Atom Heart Mother - Atom Heart Mother
Meddle - Echoes
Obscured by Clouds - Childhood's End
Dark Side of the Moon - Time
Wish You Were Here - Shine On You Crazy Diamond
Animals - Dogs
The Wall - Comfortably Numb
The Final Cut - Not Now John
A Momentary Lapse of Reason - Sorrow
The Division Bell - Marooned
The Endless River - watch this space

Ummagumma (live) - Astronomy Domine
Live at Pompeii - A Saucerful of Secrets
Delicate Sound of Thunder - Sorrow
Pulse - Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2)
Is There Anybody Out There? The Wall Live 1980-81 - Run Like Hell
Live at the Empire Pool 1974* - You've Got to be Crazy

* This is spread across the DSOTM and WYWH "Experience" and "Immersion" editions.
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Re: Favourite Songs By Album

Postby The Silver Lining » Mon Oct 27, 2014 2:11 pm

The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn - Interstellar Overdrive
A Saucerful Of Secrets - Remember A Day
More - Cymbaline
Ummagumma - Sysyphus
Atom Heart Mother - Atom Heart Mother
Meddle - Echoes
Obscured By Clouds - Mudmen
The Dark Side Of The Moon - Us And Them
Wish You Were Here - Shine On You Crazy Diamond
Animals - Sheep
The Wall - Comfortably Numb
The Final Cut - The Final Cut
A Momentary Lapse Of Reason - Terminal Frost
The Division Bell - High Hopes

Artisan, our lists are quite similar!
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Re: Favourite Songs By Album

Postby Artisan » Mon Oct 27, 2014 2:31 pm

Wow, another human who loves Terminal Frost. Cool. Though I must say I really don't like Sysyphus, and I'm not big on IO.
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Re: Favourite Songs By Album

Postby Dyolf » Mon Oct 27, 2014 2:37 pm

Artisan wrote:Wow, another human who loves Terminal Frost.


I love "Terminal Frost", but I like "Sorrow" more. I sometimes listen to "Terminal Frost" and to me it sounds like music from a 1980s erotic movie :?
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Re: Favourite Songs By Album

Postby Artisan » Mon Oct 27, 2014 2:40 pm

Is it weird that I really love Signs of Life? As in, more than Sorrow?
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Re: Favourite Songs By Album

Postby The Silver Lining » Mon Oct 27, 2014 2:54 pm

I absolutely love Signs Of Life. I think it's a great atmospheric album opener, and the title was perfect at the time.
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Re: Favourite Songs By Album

Postby Alec Taylor » Mon Oct 27, 2014 3:02 pm

I've seen so many 'professional' reviewers constantly rip on David Gilmour for 'rehashing' older songs to make the post-Waters albums, and I just want to tell them to shove off (especially you, George Starostin). Of course a Pink Floyd album is going to start with something quiet and build up atmosphere. Every album since 1969 did that, it's sort of a Pink Floyd staple! Oh, but Roger Waters isn't responsible, since he also wrote all of those (including the keyboard and guitar intro of "Shine On", right?). The hate against the Gilmour-era Floyd just irks me. :(
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Re: Favourite Songs By Album

Postby Dyolf » Mon Oct 27, 2014 3:05 pm

SunShade wrote: Of course a Pink Floyd album is going to start with something quiet and build up atmosphere. Every album since 1969 did that


Except Animals.
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Re: Favourite Songs By Album

Postby Alec Taylor » Mon Oct 27, 2014 3:09 pm

Dyolf wrote:
SunShade wrote: Of course a Pink Floyd album is going to start with something quiet and build up atmosphere. Every album since 1969 did that


Except Animals.


True. When I made that claim, I figured there would be one or two exceptions my mind would skip, and since I'm in class taking notes, I didn't have time to stop and think. :lol: But I guess if you discount "Pigs on the Wing (Part I)", "Dogs" starts that way. But that's cheating. :mrgreen:
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Re: Favourite Songs By Album

Postby Dyolf » Mon Oct 27, 2014 3:22 pm

They should've scrapped "Pigs on the Wing" and come up with a proper song to fill the remaining 3-4 mins.
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Re: Favourite Songs By Album

Postby The Silver Lining » Mon Oct 27, 2014 3:23 pm

I agree with you, Alec -- people hate on it a bit too much. I do think that they have a point though. Signs Of Life and especially Cluster One seem very formulaic, while earlier opening songs were more diverse.

That doesn't make them any worse to listen to though.
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Re: Favourite Songs By Album

Postby Alec Taylor » Mon Oct 27, 2014 3:27 pm

I think having a formula where certain songs tend to keep cropping up is actually important for a band, in some aspects. At least, in moderation. Now, when you have album after album sounding the same, that's a problem. But some formulas help define a band sound, and if Pink Floyd is defined by atmospheric openings, then why not? I mean, hardly anyone accuses ELP of being formulaic, when their classic albums follow the "Lake ballad, Keith original, Carl showcase, classical adaptation, country-western song, long to sidelong epic" formula time after time.
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Re: Favourite Songs By Album

Postby quicksilver » Mon Oct 27, 2014 6:13 pm

All I know is that when I saw them in '87 and the projector came on for Signs of Life, and that dude rowing his boat- I was in Pink Floyd heaven!
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Re: Favourite Songs By Album

Postby The Silver Lining » Fri Oct 31, 2014 10:03 am

quicksilver wrote:All I know is that when I saw them in '87 and the projector came on for Signs of Life, and that dude rowing his boat- I was in Pink Floyd heaven!


Those projected images during Gilmour-led Pink Floyd have always been great. Those classical guitars floating on a river during High Hopes (I think) are really... I don't know, intriguing?
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Re: Favourite Songs By Album

Postby Lady Floydian » Fri Oct 31, 2014 10:48 am

Piper at the Gates of Dawn — Interstellar Overdrive
A Saucerful of Secrets — Let There Be More Light
More — Green Is the Colour (though I vastly prefer it live)
Ummagumma — Grantchester Meadows
Atom Heart Mother — Fat Old Sun / Summer '68 (I can't choose between the two)
Meddle — Echoes
Obscured By Clouds — Burning Bridges
The Dark Side of the Moon — Time
Wish You Were Here — Shine On You Crazy Diamond
Animals — Dogs
The Wall — Comfortably Numb
The Final Cut — Not Now John (though it's really hard for me to pick a song off this album as I utterly detest it)
A Momentary Lapse of Reason — Learning To Fly
The Division Bell — High Hopes
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Re: Favourite Songs By Album

Postby Lady Floydian » Fri Oct 31, 2014 10:50 am

Artisan wrote:Wow, another human who loves Terminal Frost. Cool. Though I must say I really don't like Sysyphus, and I'm not big on IO.


I love Terminal Frost too, it's a great song and a great song title. I just like Learning To Fly a teensy bit more.
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Re: Favourite Songs By Album

Postby Artisan » Fri Oct 31, 2014 2:00 pm

Wow, quite surprised to see you picked Let There Be More Light and Not Now John. Not at all what I would have guessed, hahaha. And I remember a lot of hate towards Terminal Frost by many people in the past. I don't know, I think it's incredible.
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Re: Favourite Songs By Album

Postby Alec Taylor » Fri Oct 31, 2014 2:39 pm

I have nothing against "Terminal Frost" myself, but I've never been wholly impressed by it. It just has the misfortune of being sandwiched between both segments of "A New Machine", and I don't let Spotify get that far when I'm listening to the album except to play "Sorrow".
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Re: Favourite Songs By Album

Postby Lady Floydian » Fri Oct 31, 2014 2:49 pm

SunShade wrote:I have nothing against "Terminal Frost" myself, but I've never been wholly impressed by it. It just has the misfortune of being sandwiched between both segments of "A New Machine", and I don't let Spotify get that far when I'm listening to the album except to play "Sorrow".


I love A New Machine. I think the tryptych of A New Machine pt. 2 — Terminal Frost — A New Machine pt. 2 is fantastic. I really believe AMLoR is an underrated album. The Dogs of War I don't really care for (on the album, live I think it's great), but that's it. Is it really synth/drum machine heavy? Yeah, but it was made in the mid-80s. Every rock album sounded like that. I don't blame DG for falling into that trap, because I think unlike a lot of bands at that time, the resulting material didn't outright suck.
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Re: Favourite Songs By Album

Postby Alec Taylor » Fri Oct 31, 2014 3:37 pm

I have nothing against that mid-80s production at all anymore (I love the album Invisible Touch because of its production, for one), but it really depends on the material it's being applied to. Sometimes bad songs can be made better by good production (i.e. anything I make), while good songs can be dragged down by bad. In this case, I feel like the songwriting was in a bit of a lull (considering the strong work David put out on About Face, the sudden drop in quality is a mystery to me), and the bias against that production style didn't do it any favors. I don't rank the album very high, but the good songs on there are among my favorite ever, while the bad songs are among my least favorite ever.
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Re: Favourite Songs By Album

Postby The Silver Lining » Sun Nov 02, 2014 12:18 pm

SunShade wrote:I have nothing against "Terminal Frost" myself, but I've never been wholly impressed by it. It just has the misfortune of being sandwiched between both segments of "A New Machine", and I don't let Spotify get that far when I'm listening to the album except to play "Sorrow".


Yeah, A New Machine really should never have existed. David himself insinuated that he only really liked the song because of the new, strange vocal effects he had for it. In the end, to me it seems that it's a song that revolves around the lyrics, but the lyrics are utterly nonsensical and cliché.

Simply having Terminal Frost and Sorrow as album closers would have been perfect. Those songs are among David's best.
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Re: Favourite Songs By Album

Postby Lady Floydian » Sun Nov 02, 2014 1:36 pm

Terminal Frost is one of those songs that sounds like its title. When you listen to it, your mind (or at least mine) conjures up snowy, icy scenes. Whenever I hear it, I don't picture warm beaches, sunshine, stuff like that. My mind immediately leaps toward winter.
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