Your Pink Floyd High Points And Low Points

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Your Pink Floyd High Points And Low Points

Post by Jimi Dean Barrett » Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:33 pm

One side might be easier than the other to answer, but what are your highest and lowest points in Pink Floyd?
Make it easier, your highest and lowest points in the music and if you want the highest and lowest point in their business decisions?

Highest point the whole of Shine On You Crazy Diamond.
The music came together, everyone seemed to be on the same page and it made a great album in "Wish You Were Here".

Lowest musical point was Quicksilver.
Most dismiss "More" as just a soundtrack album, but there's good stuff on there. And then you get "Quicksilver". The defence of experimentation to get to the high point doesn't really apply as thankfully they never did anything that sounded like Quicksilver ever again!

As for business decisions, the high point probably their decision to actually form the band and the lowest was how they got screwed over by Norton Warburg with their finances!

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Re: Your Pink Floyd High Points And Low Points

Post by Kerry King » Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:28 am

High point-Piper At The Gates Of Dawn
Low Point- AMLOR/Kaos/Rolling Stone interviews from that era.
Syd's departure might be the lowest point.
Gilmour peaked with Animals. Waters with The Wall. As a group of musicians their high point would have to be DSOTM.

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Re: Your Pink Floyd High Points And Low Points

Post by Kerry King » Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:27 am

Rick Wright's high point would probably be the Ummugumma live disc and/or SOYCD.
Mason has not yet reached his peak but he's close.

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Re: Your Pink Floyd High Points And Low Points

Post by theaussiefloydian » Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:17 pm

High point: the creative equilibrium displayed on Shine On You Crazy Diamond.
Low point: The Final Cut. It's not that I hate the album, it's just somehow listening to it you can hear that the band was having a miserable time recording it.

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Re: Your Pink Floyd High Points And Low Points

Post by drafsack » Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:42 pm

High points - seeing them Live since 1974

Low points - Dogs of War and On the turning away

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Re: Your Pink Floyd High Points And Low Points

Post by Yucateco » Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:33 am

High Point: Animals. My Favourite Floyd album. Honorable Mention: Their new found love of touring after 1999, nearly every year we had the chance to see one of the Floyd members on stage. And they are still going on with Mason touring again in 2020.

Low Point: The Endless River. High Hopes was the perfect finish, but then they had to release that travesty.

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Re: Your Pink Floyd High Points And Low Points

Post by Morty » Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:54 am

High Points - Live in Oslo, 1994. Age 18.


Low Points - 1987. A Momentary Lapse of Reason. I was 11. It sucked. I like it more now, but it still one of their weakest albums.

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Re: Your Pink Floyd High Points And Low Points

Post by Djgilmour » Sat Sep 21, 2019 12:13 pm

Low point

EVERYTHING they recorded before Echoes

High point

ECHOES
CHILDHOODS END, FAT OLD SUN, WHATS THE DEAL
BREATHE, TIME, BREATHE
WISH YOU WERE HERE ALBUM
ANIMALS ALBUM
THE WALL ALBUM, EXCEPT SIDE 4. THAT IS A SILLY DISC.
THE FINAL CUT
A MOMENTARY LAPSE OF REASON, EXCEPT DOGS OF WAR
THE DIVISION BELL

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Re: Your Pink Floyd High Points And Low Points

Post by Kerry King » Fri Sep 27, 2019 3:59 am

Djgilmour wrote:
Sat Sep 21, 2019 12:13 pm
THE WALL ALBUM, EXCEPT SIDE 4. THAT IS A SILLY DISC.
The Show Must Go On and In The Flesh are good.