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Echoes: The Best of Pink Floyd (CD)

By: Pink Floyd

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Pink Floyd Artist Snapshot:

From their first Syd Barrett-led psych-pop record to their concept albums and elaborately presented live shows of the 1970s, these space-rock pioneers reached unprecedented heights of commercial and aesthetic success. Their '73 opus, DARK SIDE OF THE MOON, remained on the album charts for an astounding 14 years, making it one of the best-selling records ever. Even after the departure of main conceptualist Roger Waters following 1983's THE FINAL CUT, Floyd continued to release albums well into the '90s, with David Gilmour leading the band.

Track Listing

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DISC 1 for Echoes: The Best of Pink Floyd (CD) Album By Pink Floyd
1   Astronomy Domine (2001 Remastered Version) Buy
2   See Emily Play (2001 Remastered Version) Buy
3   The Happiest Days Of Our Lives (2001 Digital Remaster) Buy
4   Another Brick In The Wall Buy
5   Echoes  
6   Hey You (2001 Digital Remaster) Buy
7   Marooned (Excerpt) (2001 Digital Remaster) Buy
8   The Great Gig In The Sky (2001 Remastered Version) Buy
9   Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun (2001 Remastered Version) Buy
10   Money (2001 Remastered Version) Buy
11   Keep Talking (2001 Digital Remaster) Buy
12   Sheep (2001 Remastered Version) Buy
13   Sorrow (2001 Digital Remaster) Buy
DISC 2 for Echoes: The Best of Pink Floyd (CD) Album By Pink Floyd
1   Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts 1-7)  
2   Time (2001 Digital Remaster) Buy
3   The Fletcher Memorial Home (2001 Digital Remaster) Buy
4   Comfortably Numb (2001 Digital Remaster) Buy
5   When The Tigers Broke Free (2001 Digital Remaster) Buy
6   One of These Days (2001 Remastered Version) Buy
7   Us And Them (2001 Digital Remaster) Buy
8   Learning To Fly (2001 Digital Remaster) Buy
9   Arnold Layne (2001 Digital Remaster) Buy
10   Wish You Were Here Buy
11   Jugband Blues (2001 Digital Remaster) Buy
12   High Hopes (Edit; 2001 Digital Remaster) Buy

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Media Type: CD
Street Release Date: 11/06/2001

Product Notes

Echoes is a double-CD collection of some of Pink Floyd's best songs. It's also a fascinating document of the band's history. They began life as Syd Barrett's phantasmagoric plaything before clasping the wings of Icarus and ascending toward the sun on an epic space-rock odyssey, eventually turning left once they reached the dark side of the moon and burning up on reentry, crash-landing on every earthlings' home hi-fi. And it's all here--30 years of the Floyd's awesome back catalog trimmed down to two handsome CDs. It's worth remembering that, despite a fondness for pyrotechnics, Pink Floyd were never a prog-rock band. Sure, some of their songs are a bit long, and they never released singles (at least not for 11 years), but the same could be said for Led Zeppelin. Clinically devoid of the faux-classical overtures and vainglorious musicianship of that era, Pink Floyd were a pole apart; Meddle's epic maritime tone poem "Echoes" remains the Floyd's apogee. But here, on this collection, "the albatross" which "hangs motionless upon the air" has had its wings clipped--seven full minutes are missing, but you'd never be able to tell. The sonar bleeps, the screeching seagulls, the howling winds are all retained, and whoever wielded the editorial axe, Eugene, did so carefully.

Interestingly, the album's nonchronological track listing works--the summery, childhood enchantment of "See Emily Play" is right next to the school discipline of "Happiest Days of Our Lives"--and at least this way no one will switch off when material from A Momentary Lapse of Reason comes around. Despite the curious omission of "Atom Heart Mother," this really is the very best of the Floyd--from the throbbing "One of These Days" to the pop operatic "Great Gig in the Sky" to the genius silvery fluidity of Dave Gilmour's guitar work. This is timeless, as many members of Sigur Rós, Radiohead, and the Beta Band will attest. --Kevin Maidment

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