Pink Floyd - Obscured By Clouds

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Pink Floyd - Obscured By Clouds

Post by Keith Jordan » Mon Dec 29, 2008 7:22 pm

This thread is to discuss Pink Floyd's Obscured By Clouds and is linked to from the Pink Floyd Discography section.

Feel free to discuss the album!

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01. Obscured By Clouds
02. When You're In
03. Burning Bridges
04. Gold It's In The...
05. Wot's... Uh The Deal
06. Mudmen
07. Childhood's End
08. Free Four
09. Stay
10. Absolutely Curtains

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Re: Pink Floyd - Obscured By Clouds

Post by Real Pink in the Inside » Tue Dec 30, 2008 11:12 am

I like it, but it certainly feels like a rushed soundtrack most of the time. Definitely a step back from Meddle, but still good.

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Re: Pink Floyd - Obscured By Clouds

Post by Eclipse » Tue Dec 30, 2008 3:15 pm

I like it, not a fan of Free Four and Stay though.

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Re: Pink Floyd - Obscured By Clouds

Post by PublicImage » Tue Dec 30, 2008 8:21 pm

It is not very good. Compare it to their other soundtrack, More, and it is incredibly underwhelming. The music, with the exceptions of Burning Bridges, Childhood's End and Mudmen, is very poor by Pink Floyd's standards, and definitely leaves the album undeserving of a particularly high rating. It was a recorded in a rush, but that is no excuse for poor quality. If they wanted to put out something great, they would have taken their time.

2/5.

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Re: Pink Floyd - Obscured By Clouds

Post by danielcaux » Fri Jan 02, 2009 2:49 pm

I find this album interesting 'cause it shows the plain rocker side of the Floyds. An spontaneous and natural sounding album very loose and underproduced. The songs are not so great but Obscured by Clouds, Burning Bridges, Mudmen and to a lesser degree Childhood's End deserve to be included in the PF cannon.


4 Obscured By Clouds
3 When You're In
4 Burning Bridges
2 Gold It's In The...
2 Wot's... Uh The Deal
4 Mudmen
4 Childhood's End
3 Free Four
3 Stay
5 Absolutely Curtains
34/10= 3.4 = 3

Actually Gold, Wot's, Free Four and Stay all deserve like 2.5.

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Re: Pink Floyd - Obscured By Clouds

Post by Annoying Twit » Mon Jan 12, 2009 3:16 pm

I'm surprised that people don't like Stay, one of the classic Floyd tracks IMHO.

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Re: Pink Floyd - Obscured By Clouds

Post by Hogtown » Tue Mar 31, 2009 10:04 pm

Gold It's In The... really shocked me the first time I heard it. I really hope David performs it on his next tour.

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Re: Pink Floyd - Obscured By Clouds

Post by Massed Gadgets » Tue Mar 31, 2009 11:03 pm

I like this album, though I would certainly not give it highest ratings. It has some great tracks (Burning Bridges, Wots...Uh the Deal, Mudmen, Childhood's End), but has some not so great tracks too. I find it a pleasant listen overall, a nice mix of rockers, ballads and experimental pieces, but nothing to blow me away. So, I give it a 3/5.

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Re: Pink Floyd - Obscured By Clouds

Post by David Smith » Mon Apr 06, 2009 11:48 am

Hogtown wrote:Gold It's In The... really shocked me the first time I heard it. I really hope David performs it on his next tour.
There was a really rather nice stripped down acoustic version on one of the early NPF tribute CDs. I'd like to hear something similar from Dave, like a less bombastic version

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Re: Pink Floyd - Obscured By Clouds

Post by Sonic Destruction » Tue Apr 07, 2009 4:06 am

I gave it a four, but only because it pales when placed against classic Floyd. Taken on its own merits, I think it is an excellent album, with some killer tracks, sadly under-exposed in a live context.

The title track, "Childhood's End" (with Gilmour's best ever lyrics), "Stay", "The Gold", "The Deal", and "Mudmen" are all great tracks.

The only unfortunate moment is the extended chanting at the end of "Absolutely Curtains", which goes on rather longer than it should. I am inclined to take it off before that point.

Full credit to Dave for reviving "Wot's ... Uh, The Deal" for his latest tour (crap song title though, I will admit).

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Re: Pink Floyd - Obscured By Clouds

Post by danielcaux » Mon Apr 13, 2009 3:42 pm

:shock: Absolutely Curtains is the best song on the album! ...at least for me, and wasn't Gilmour just basically ripping off Waters' DSoTM lyrics and ideas for Childhood Ends? specially Time?

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Re: Pink Floyd - Obscured By Clouds

Post by Vlad The Impaler » Mon Apr 13, 2009 4:26 pm

danielcaux wrote::shock: Absolutely Curtains is the best song on the album! ...at least for me, and wasn't Gilmour just basically ripping off Waters' DSoTM lyrics and ideas for Childhood Ends? specially Time?
I'm guessing that since "Clouds" pre-dates "Dark-Side".......I'd say......no.

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Re: Pink Floyd - Obscured By Clouds

Post by danielcaux » Mon Apr 13, 2009 5:05 pm

:shock: :shock: [-X

DSoTM was composed between November 1971 and January 1972, while Chilhood's End was composed around February-March 1972. I would say that, given the proximity in time of both composition processes, it's VERY likely that Gilmour was hugely influenced by DSoTM concept/lyrics when he wrote Childhood's End.

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Re: Pink Floyd - Obscured By Clouds

Post by Sonic Destruction » Mon Apr 13, 2009 8:49 pm

danielcaux wrote::shock: :shock: [-X

DSoTM was composed between November 1971 and January 1972, while Chilhood's End was composed around February-March 1972. I would say that, given the proximity in time of both composition processes, it's VERY likely that Gilmour was hugely influenced by DSoTM concept/lyrics when he wrote Childhood's End.
Dave was probably influenced by Roger's "Dark Side" concepts, but I don't see any problem with this. Almost nothing comes out of a vacuum; everybody takes notice of what is happening around them and then has the choice of taking it on board or not.

I do like "Absolutely Curtains"; it's just that the chanting goes on way too long and gets a little irritating for me.

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Re: Pink Floyd - Obscured By Clouds

Post by J Ed » Mon Apr 13, 2009 10:13 pm

I would guess the opposite is also true
Childhoods End has a similar energy and groove to the studio version of Time
but we can hear from 1972 shows, eg Best of Tour 72, that originally Time was a very sleepy number, sounding something like Space Oddity
so I think they decided to make Time sound a little more like Daves new song, which may also be why Childhoods End disappeared from the setlist so fast