Pink Floyd – The Early Years 1965–1972

Pink Floyd go all out on mammoth box set When it comes to archival releases, this one’s a whopper, a staggering 27 discs covering everything from Pink Floyd’s earliest studio recordings, BBC sessions to film soundtracks, including over twenty unreleased songs and more than seven hours of previously unreleased live footage, plus another five hours… Read More Pink Floyd – The Early Years 1965–1972

Pink Floyd – Obscured By Clouds

Get out the lava lamp, warm up that old Marantz, and let Pink Floyd take you into another world In the late 1960’s and early ‘70s there was a movement among (mostly European) film makers who wanted to include popular music as some sort of modern statement concerning their latest cinema creation, and La Vallée, directed by… Read More Pink Floyd – Obscured By Clouds

Pink Floyd – Atom Heart Mother

When this LP was originally performed live some music critics derided the group’s decision to blend art-rock with orchestration. That Pink Floyd had wandered off course in comparison to their earlier more psychedelic period with Syd Barrett must have seemed as a betrayal. Ultimately this album is more famous for its cover than for its contents.… Read More Pink Floyd – Atom Heart Mother

Pink Floyd – The Piper at the Gates of Dawn

Depending on your mindset, this is one strange album. By 1967 Pink Floyd had become the latest darlings of the lysergic underground movement in London. While The Beatles were at Abbey Road Studios applying the finishing touches to their latest masterpiece Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Pink Floyd were busy recording their debut, whose… Read More Pink Floyd – The Piper at the Gates of Dawn

Pink Floyd – Meddle

Ever since the premature departure of Pink Floyd’s leader and principle song writer, Syd Barrett, in 1968, the remaining members found themselves over the next few years pissing about in seeming musical limbo, unsure of which direction they should take. And while Floyd always had a solid, albeit non-commercial following, the group really had no… Read More Pink Floyd – Meddle

Pink Floyd – The Dark Side of the Moon

So many trees have been wasted on this LP that there’s perhaps little if anything I alone can add to what’s already been said and discussed. Suffice it to say, this is the most popular album Pink Floyd ever made, and arguably one of the most popular prog-rock records of all time (over forty million… Read More Pink Floyd – The Dark Side of the Moon