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Weekly Vinyl – Ummagumma

3 Jun

Ummagumma
Pink Floyd
(1969)

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Now this is a great album. I really like this album. I love the dreamy musical sequences. I love the overblown experimentation. I love the subtle moments. I like the harsh moments. I love the fact that it is not overproduced and still quite raw.
This album has nine tracks on its two albums. The first disk is recorded live and features tunes from previous albums. Each of the four members, Roger Waters, David Gilmore, Richard Wright, Nick Mason, has a solo composition, plus there are a couple of collaboration and one composition, the first, Astronomie Domine, by departed member Syd Barrett.
It is a great snapshot of the band as they were transitioning from a small psychedelic outfit to a massive. Listening to it now you can imagine what they sounded like back in the late 60s early 70s. It has a groove to it that I really like.
For some and many reasons, most fans and even the band members disliked this album.
Whatever…
It is one of my favourite albums.

Weekly Vinyl – Wish You Were Here

11 Apr

 

Wish You Were Here
Pink Floyd
(1975)

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In reality what is there to say or write about this album.
One can argue about how good it is compared to other Pink Floyd albums.
One can whine, as many do, about the self-indulgent nature of the music. It is Pink Floyd. You are listening to it because it is self-indulgent.
I know. Even though I had a legit copy of this album, I bought a bootleg copy of this album. It was made by the Evangelical-Lutheran Church of Russia. I know this because they put a copyright symbol on the cover. They claim a copyright of 1991 for the album.
The cover is similar to the original but much different.
It is a bad copy. I bought it because I could.
The album is lush, thoughtful, introspective and yes, self-indulgent. If you haven’t heard it, I suggest you find it and have a listen.
It will do you good.

The pictures at the top are of the original album – front and back.
Below is the offending copy.
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