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Posted on 2008.07.20 at 17:00


ehowton at 2008-07-20 23:46 (UTC) (Link)
Infectious! Yes! That's exactly it. I thought about it all day today until I could again uncork her. I must admit I listened to a lot of Batman Begins and The Dark Knight while drinking it (like, twice, back-to-back last night) but as that began to bore me, I ended up with (surprise) Excelsior! for the express purpose of listening to track 7-through-9 transistions...What can I say, Will is Everything in a way became the quintessential track of the score for me at that point.

But sure, I could see some Atom Heart Mother or Ummagumma in there. In fact, now that you mention it, maybe I need to set a date and invite Mr. Floyd.
Joshua Gizelt
swashbuckler332 at 2008-07-21 00:52 (UTC) (Link)
But sure, I could see some Atom Heart Mother or Ummagumma in there. In fact, now that you mention it, maybe I need to set a date and invite Mr. Floyd.

Check this out. It's a rip I made of their Live at Pompeii material, organized into album form (deleted pauses, the last track originally from earlier in the program). While the title of the film was Live at Pompeii, there was no audience, so the recording is clean.
ehowton at 2008-07-21 01:50 (UTC) (Link)
Wow, thanks dude! I'll put it on the iPod tonight for inspection tomorrow. No audience, huh? Yeah, I bet that worked out better than Pulse.
Joshua Gizelt
swashbuckler332 at 2008-07-21 16:04 (UTC) (Link)
As much as I enjoy Pink Floyd's music, their live stuff rarely ever did much for me. Unlike, say, Led Zeppelin or Jimi Hendrix, the music is so production-heavy in the first place that they have to be very exact in their timings and arrangements, the result being that I find the live version so close to the album tracks that one may as well listen to the records instead (this is not to say that I would ever turn down the opportunity to see them live).

The arrangements on Live at Pompeii (recorded just before Dark Side of the Moon) are often very different from those on the albums the songs originally appeared on (and, of course, "Mademoiselle Nobs" is exclusive to this recording).
ehowton at 2008-07-21 20:55 (UTC) (Link)
I enjoyed Live at Pompeii greatly - thanks. Some of it was reminescent of Meddle but I may have just been *really* getting into "Echoes" or at least the last part of that song on the album.

I don't know why I don't have a Pink Floyd avatar, but I keep trying to use it on this thread :P
Joshua Gizelt
swashbuckler332 at 2008-07-21 21:48 (UTC) (Link)
What you hear on Live at Pompeii is the original version of "Echoes" as it was performed live prior to the release of Meddle. The original plan was to open and close the Meddle album with the two parts of the song, like the two halves of "Shine on You Crazy Diamond" on Wish You Were Here (and, to a lesser extent, "Pigs on the Wing" from Animals).

I like this particular album because it balances out the more polished sound of their later work with the psychedelia of their earlier stuff.

Edited at 2008-07-21 09:49 pm (UTC)
ehowton at 2008-07-22 02:13 (UTC) (Link)
Agreed Ummagumma is one of my favorite. Although I can appreciate the production value and polished sound of Atom Heart Mother.
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