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12%
4
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41%
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26%
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16%
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Re: Pink Floyd- Soundtrack from the Film More

Post by danielcaux » Sat Sep 10, 2011 6:51 pm

Hudini wrote:
danielcaux wrote:Each song on these categories should be evaluated in their own teleological merits
I read this as "theological". Could make sense though...
Well, Cirrus Minor does have a churchy sound indeed :lol:

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Post by Mike Eder » Thu Jan 12, 2012 12:55 pm

I love the first two albums and the formal songs on here really continue the rocking and beautiful quality they had from the moment Syd begain writing songs. I never heard Dave sound so good vocally. This is an amazing performance from him. The instrumentals are cool sonically but melody wise they aren't tight enough for me. Quicksilver I don't care if I ever hear again but I will of course because this LP is too good to ignore. Side one is killer and the More Blues and Ibizza Bar are nice in anotherwise lacking side 2.

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Post by Enish » Thu Jan 12, 2012 6:31 pm

I think More is good overall, but it seems to start off strong and end with much less than what it had begun with in terms of strength in songwriting. There are some real underrated gems hidden within the album. "Cymbaline" is one of their strongest pieces of output during this era and "Green is the Colour" has found its way onto my list of all-time favorite Pink Floyd songs. The instrumental stuff is a hit-or-miss and I usually listen to it when the mood is right. It's interesting to see how the band perceived world and Jazz music around this time, but sometimes it makes me wonder what they were thinking when they came out with a song like "A Spanish Piece".

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Post by danielcaux » Fri Jan 13, 2012 6:25 am

A Spanish Piece. That track totally ruins the groove of the b-side of that album. I hate that song so much that I made myself a mono version with just the right channel of the track in order to get rid of Gilmour's stupid mexican sexual mumbling, because fortunately the music is mostly on one channel and the "singing" on the other. Now More is a lot more enjoyable without that! I also re-arranged the order of the songs to give the whole thing a better "conceptual" flow. For example Party Sequence, an otherwise throaway piece of music, sounds better after Green Is The Colour, serving as some sort of outro that uses the same flute of the previous track. And the same thing happens with Up The Khyber which can be used as an "Nightmare" extension to Cymbaline. The big problems are Nile Song and Ibiza Bar which don't fit with anything else on there. Without them Side 2 is an all space adventure with tracks like Main Theme, More Blues, Quicksilver and Dramatic Theme and Side 1 is the folky mellow stuff with Cirrus, Crying Song, Green and Cymbaline... a more enjoyable album that way. Anyway time to go to sleep.

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Post by Mike Eder » Sat Jan 14, 2012 8:29 am

kitkat wrote:Gotta admit, The Nile Song and Cymbaline are nice tunes.
Agreed, along with the Blues instrumental I like all the vocal songs on here. The two you mentioned really stick out though.

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Post by Nicholas » Sat Aug 25, 2012 2:07 pm

I've listened to it nearly every day this week so would have to give it 5. I prefer it to the accepted classics as it shows the band working together a lot more than on later efforts.

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Post by redspecialist » Sat Jun 08, 2013 7:35 pm

Probably my favourite Pink Floyd record. Cirrus Minor and Quicksilver are the sinister and gorgeous at the same time. Green and Cymballine are two of their best ever songy-songs. And the theme-tune is beyond great.

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Post by Morty » Sat Nov 15, 2014 6:44 pm

I just love this album. It kinda shows the way to something new, and a song like Green Is The Colour might be one of Floyds most underrated tracks. Just love it! This is a 4 from me.

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Post by OBYKA » Tue Jan 27, 2015 4:41 pm

Nothing of really redeeming value. No tracks standout. Merely a footnote in the discography.

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Post by Wolfpack » Thu Feb 05, 2015 10:13 am

'Cirrus Minor' (1969) shares birds with 'End of the Season' (1967) by The Kinks.
And with 'Greenfield Morning I Pushed An Empty Baby Carriage All Over the City' (1970), by Yoko Ono.

And maybe with 'Across the Universe (wildlife version)' (1968), by The Beatles.
Maybe at least the same "sound library" tape was used.

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Post by jtull » Sat Jul 16, 2016 7:47 am

When I come to think of it, isn't it interesting they chose to release The Nile Song/Ibiza Bar as singles back in the 1969? I mean, both tracks on the single are hard rock songs and stand out quite a bit on the "More" album as very different sounding from the otherwise predominantly mellow folky and experimental psychadelic tunes which populate that album. What they had in mind? A breakthrough as hard kickin' heavy band? :smt035

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Post by Wolfpack » Sat Jul 16, 2016 5:27 pm

Isn't the outtake 'Seabirds' another hardrock or at least up-tempo song?

Pink Floyd - Seabirds (Rare Unreleased Song)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRGMQWTXY4o
Small excerpt, from the movie.

Kerr & Langford - Seabirds
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6LD2pIIEjoE
Cover. Slow tempo.

I guess 'Seabirds' would have been a great A-side for a rock single.
Much more than 'The Nile Song' and 'Ibiza Bar'.
What were they thinking? And why is it still unreleased?

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Post by Phantom Turnip » Sat Jul 16, 2016 6:04 pm

I didn't realize that there were a lot of people that held More in such high regard! Personally, it's at the bottom of the list for me. There are a few songs I do like, but I almost never find myself listening to any of them any more. I bought it on vinyl at a local thrift shop for a dollar just to round out my collection.

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Post by jtull » Sat Jul 16, 2016 6:44 pm

In the official album version a song Cymbaline is sang by David Gilmour, but in the movie a song is performed by Roger Waters. Did anybody know why? I'm wonderin' which version is better in you oppnion?

Here is a Cymbaline movie version with Roger Waters singing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqcDAHS0FyM

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Post by Wolfpack » Sat Jul 16, 2016 7:23 pm

jtull wrote:Here is a Cymbaline movie version with Roger Waters singing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqcDAHS0FyM
I think these are just alternate vocals by Gilmour.
Waters doesn't sing this sweet.

According to one of the comments, this version is a "half tune up".
Maybe the tape speed is faster?