The Many Faces Of Pink Floyd
(Opaque White Vinyl)
Limited Edition - 2000 Copies Worldwide!
180g Opaque White Vinyl Double LP!
PINK FLOYD have taken a special place in the history of rock music. Though their music is not necessarily the most immediate (with a few exceptions) it has not only won over fans worldwide, but also has gained the respect and admiration of their colleagues, not only for their performances but also for their rich catalogue.
LP1 is a collection of Pink Floyd Songs performed here by a select group of bands including Dark Side of The Moon, Mystic Force, Berzon, Blacktown Band, In the Pink, and UK Floyd Division. Featured here are classics such as Time, Learning To Fly, Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Money, and Young Lust.
LP2 Explores the work of non-permanent members of the band, Pink Floyd's roots and rarities that you won't find anywhere else. We start with Keith Noble who's story is as follows: Nick Mason and Roger Waters met in 1963 at the Regent Street Polytechnic in London, and first played together in Sigma 6, a band formed by Keith Noble and Clive Metcalfe, joined later by Richard Wright. The band's name changed several times, first to the Megadeaths and then to the Abdabs. Metcalfe and Noble left the band to form a duo in the summer of 1964 (actually they moved to the US where they wrote songs for Chad & Jeremy, including their biggest hit "A Summer Song") In the autumn of that same year, and together with Roger 'Syd' Barrett, Rado "Bob" Klose joined the band as a guitar player (until the summer of '65) band that performed under the name Spectrum Five before becoming The Pink Floyd Blues Band, settling briefly on the Tea Set, and finally Pink Floyd. In 1970 Keith Noble and Rado Klose recorded the album r. Compromise, from where we include the title song, Ashes & Silver and Weather. These songs have been out of print for decades.
After hearing the stunningly soulful voice of the song The Great Gig In the Sky from The Dark Side of The Moon, many people asked: Who is Clare Torry? We found out, that not only she is British, but she also has released multiple singles as a solo artist. We include here Love For Living.
Norman "Hurricane" Smith was a notable producer and British recording engineer who worked with The Beatles, The Pretty Things and Barclay James Harvest, among many others. Norman was the producer not only of the now classic first singles of Pink Floyd (see Emily Play, Apples and Oranges, Point Me at The Sky) but also three albums from the most psychedelic and experimental period of the band (The Piper at The Gates of Dawn, A Saucerful of Secrets, and Ummagumma). In 1972, Norman launched a solo career under the name Hurricane Smith, scoring a big hit with the evocative Oh Babe, What Would You Say? that became a #1 hit in the U.S. and reached #4 in the UK. As a cherry on top, the last track of the Side A finds Norman talking about his working days with Pink Floyd.
Only the most die-hard fans know that the name Pink Floyd comes from the Love that then-band leader Syd Barrett felt for the obscure bluesmen Pink Anderson and Floyd Council. To know about the deep roots of the band, what a better way then to listen to their most emblematic songs: The Boll Weevil (Leadbelly's classic played here by Anderson) and Runaway man Blues by Council.
To complete this fascinating journey, we find remarkable versions of three psychedelic classic songs from the Time when the visionary Syd Barrett was the leader (see Emily Play, Arnold Layne, Scream they Last Scream) by a triad of underground bands belonging to the '80s psychedelic revival: The Chemistry Set, SS-20, and The Green Telescope. Enjoy the Trip!