Pink Floyd

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Pink Floyd was an English rock band from London. Founded in 1965, the group achieved worldwide acclaim, initially with innovative psychedelic music, and later in a genre that came to be termed progressive rock.

Distinguished by philosophical lyrics, musical experimentation, frequent use of sound effects and elaborate live shows, Pink Floyd remains one of the most commercially successful and influential groups in the history of popular music.

David Gilmour – guitar, slide guitar, vocals (1968-2014)
Richard Wright – keyboards, vocals (1965-1980, 1987-2008)
Nick Mason – drums, percussion, sound effects (1965-2014)
Roger Waters – bass guitar, vocals, sound effects (1965-1985)
Syd Barrett – guitar, vocals (1965-1968)

Other players:
Rado Klose – guitar (1965)
Jon Carin – backing vocals, keyboards, slide guitar, sound effects (1985-1995)
Guy Pratt – bass guitar, backing vocals (1987-1995)

Inducted into Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 1996 (Performer).
Group name was taken from Pink Anderson and Floyd Council as a tribute to the American music they loved.
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ST 5093, ST-5093 Pink Floyd - The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn album art Pink Floyd The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn (Album) Columbia ST 5093, ST-5093 US 1967 Sell This Version
ST 5131 Pink Floyd - A Saucerful Of Secrets album art Pink Floyd A Saucerful Of Secrets (Album) Columbia ST 5131 US 1968 Sell This Version
8309 - 8310 Pink Floyd - Ummagumma album art Pink Floyd Ummagumma (Album) Harvest, Capitol Records 8309 - 8310 Argentina 1969 Sell This Version
1C 062-04 096 Pink Floyd - Soundtrack From The Film "More" album art Pink Floyd Soundtrack From The Film "More" (Album) Columbia, Columbia 1C 062-04 096 Germany 1969 Sell This Version
777001, EL 777001 Pink Floyd - Atom Heart Mother album art Pink Floyd Atom Heart Mother (Album) Harvest, Harvest 777001, EL 777001 Switzerland 1970 Sell This Version
CN 1482/S Pink Floyd - Stereo Pop Special-3 album art Pink Floyd Stereo Pop Special-3 BBC Transcription Services CN 1482/S UK 1971 Sell This Version
SHVL 795 Pink Floyd - Meddle album art Pink Floyd Meddle (Album) Harvest, Harvest SHVL 795 Australia 1971 Sell This Version
062 05 054 Pink Floyd - Obscured By Clouds album art Pink Floyd Obscured By Clouds (Album) Harvest, Harvest 062 05 054 Germany 1972 Sell This Version
SMAS-11163 Pink Floyd - The Dark Side Of The Moon album art Pink Floyd The Dark Side Of The Moon (Album) Harvest, Harvest SMAS-11163 US 1973 Sell This Version
CN 1820/SS Pink Floyd - Stereo Pop Special-46 album art Pink Floyd Stereo Pop Special-46(LP, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services CN 1820/SS UK 1973 Sell This Version
PC 33453 Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here album art Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here (Album) Harvest PC 33453 US 1975 Sell This Version
JC 34474, JC34474, 34474 Pink Floyd - Animals album art Pink Floyd Animals (Album) Harvest, Harvest JC 34474, JC34474, 34474 US 1977 Sell This Version
S.E. 8476, SE(2) 8476 Pink Floyd - The Wall album art Pink Floyd The Wall (Album) Harvest S.E. 8476, SE(2) 8476 Peru 1979 Sell This Version
Series 13 Shows 1-4 Pink Floyd - Innerview album art Pink Floyd Innerview(LP, Transcription) Innerview Series 13 Shows 1-4 US 1979 Sell This Version
XDAP-93012 Pink Floyd - The Wall In Store album art Pink Floyd The Wall In Store(LP, Promo, Smplr) CBS/Sony XDAP-93012 Japan 1979 Sell This Version
6C 038-39308, 038 39308 Tommy Seebach And The Seebach Band / Pink Floyd Tommy Seebach And The Seebach Band / Pink Floyd - Greatest Hits / The Wall(LP, MP) EMI, EMI 6C 038-39308, 038 39308 Denmark 1979 Sell This Version
Series #17 Show #6 & 7 Pink Floyd - Innerview album art Pink Floyd Innerview(2xLP, Transcription) Innerview Series #17 Show #6 & 7 US 1980 Sell This Version
Series #22, Show #2 Pink Floyd - Innerview album art Pink Floyd Innerview(2xLP, Transcription) Innerview Series #22, Show #2 US 1982 Sell This Version
CN 4208/S Pink Floyd - In Concert-307 album art Pink Floyd In Concert-307(LP, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services CN 4208/S UK 1983 Sell This Version
PC 7817 Pink Floyd - The Final Cut album art Pink Floyd The Final Cut (Album) Harvest, Harvest PC 7817 Australia 1983 Sell This Version
Series #24 Show #8 & 9 Pink Floyd - Innerview album art Pink Floyd Innerview(2xLP, Transcription) Innerview Series #24 Show #8 & 9 US 1983 Sell This Version
RL 16-3 Pink Floyd / Walter Egan Pink Floyd / Walter Egan - The Final Cut / Wild Exhibitions(LP, Transcription) Afrts RL 16-3 US 1983 Sell This Version
none Pink Floyd - Royalty Of Rock album art Pink Floyd Royalty Of Rock(LP, Transcription) Rko Radio Networks none US 1983 Sell This Version
NBC 84-34 Pink Floyd - Shades Of Pink - The Legend Of Pink Floyd album art Pink Floyd Shades Of Pink - The Legend Of Pink Floyd(6xLP, Album, Promo, Transcription) The Source (8) NBC 84-34 US 1984 Sell This Version
BC 520 B Pink Floyd - BBC Rock Hour - #520 (Version B) album art King Crimson / Pink Floyd King Crimson / Pink Floyd - BBC Rock Hour - #520 (Version B)(LP, Transcription) London Wavelength BC 520 B UK & US 1984 Sell This Version

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MB-Daniel

MB-Daniel

September 26, 2021
Of the first 59 so called Albums on here, only 22 are official Floyd releases. The other 37 are not official as Floyd releases, and should sit under Miscellaneous as most are radio releases made under a performance licence. Why does discogs do this for all artists, it clouds the real story…………….
KonradKarlovich

KonradKarlovich

September 1, 2021
Is it possible to find a Nigel Gordon film about Syd Barrett's travels in the Gog-magog hills somewhere ?..
maxal

maxal

August 21, 2021
Following from what José says about Dark Side of the Moon being reviewed “to death”. Regarding the new 2021 SACD of Dark Side of the Moon (identical to the 2003 SACD). This is a physical example of what happens when popular / centric opinion sees Floyd as mainly being those three albums (Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here and The Wall). I think only Dark Side and Wish You Were Here are available on SACD (numerous).

I wonder if there are plans to release any of the other Pink Floyd albums on SACD? Umma Gumma because of its extraordinary manipulation of sound, would definitely benefit, and on a selfish whim, I’d like MORE on SACD.
maxal

maxal

August 21, 2021
Nicely written history José and I do agree with what you write. Especially the bit you say about Dark Side of the Moon being reviewed “to death”, I’d include Wish You Were Here in that group. And that can be the problem with focussing too much on ‘bests’: bests can then get blown out of proportion and Obscure other important work.

Following that sentiment, about over-trumpeting certain items, it is then a bold statement to make, that Meddle is the first “essential” album. Yes, it is a beautiful consolidation of their musical journey, in some ways a more cohesive album than prior. But in the context of enjoying / understanding Floyd, what does “essential” mean? One key, or “essential” part of Floyd is Syd Barrett AND the spirit of Syd Barret, “How I Wish . . . “. So, the first works of Floyd I’d say, are “essential”.

Looking at the first four Floyd Albums they demonstrate a phenomenal musical catalogue, encompassing a range of styles and experimentation. And of course primal Floyd is not just about Syd. I love the ‘hippy dippy’, more playful and innocent stuff, of The Gnome and Bike. (Who was first with their Gnome song – Bowie or Floyd?). This work nascently places Floyd as a rock group with feet firmly planted in the psychedelic movement (some rock / pop groups would kill for this). MORE is one of my favourite albums of all time and Umma Gumma is a huge flight of the imagination. In fact roughly half way through “Echoes” (13 mins), which you site as an epic masterpiece, the squeaky sounds are pretty much identical to the sounds from the explosive track, Several Species of Small Furry Animals Gathered Together in a Cave and Grooving with a Pict.

This ‘range’ of musical style, mostly evident in the first five or so albums, is partly what make Pink Floyd so epic. It is incredibly bold, sensational music, you never knew where they would go next. This is fantastically exciting for a lover of music. After Meddle, and I have to be careful here not to accuse of a lack of imagination, but the range of experimentation, detours, an openness to the universe, newness of sound, rawness, this range is considerably narrowed. In its place is a focus, each album would have strong themes as you describe and Floyd developed a recognisable sound, a Pink Floyd Brand consistent to each subsequent album – not breaking that mould thereafter. (That doesn’t mean Floyd had finally reached their goal of what they were ‘meant to be’ OR demean their initial work as ‘not yet fully formed’.)

Pink Floyd have amassed a wide range of work and hence can mean different things to ‘fans’. Because of the Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here and The Wall albums getting a lot of the attention, and some see those albums as being the ‘main’ Floyd albums, popular opinion can see this as the core of what Pink Floyd is. But it’s all individual taste, contagious culture, hype, and ‘prat reviews’ as you say. . . . Stating what is “essential” can set traps, become exclusive and limit where people choose to explore. To be just as ‘bold’, I’d say, all you need of Floyd are the first four “essential” albums (but then people would miss out on so much MORE).
jose_music

jose_music

August 9, 2021
What's not to like about Pink Floyd? However, it depends on what phase of Floyd you are talking about? The first three albums, are all Psychedelic, and are an acquired taste. If you like British, mid 60's psychedelic, they're for you, if not, avoid. Then we have two albums of experimentation, Atom Heart Mother, and Meddle. Atom Heart Mother is a mix of psychedelic and prog. Again, its not to everyone's taste, and the title track can ramble at bit at times. I really like it, but then, that's because it leans towards prog, and not so much psychedelic. Meddle is, again, a bit of an oddity. The first side of the vinyl is made up of fairly laid back, often quite lightweight rock tracks with a psychedelic tinge. Side two, all one track, the epic Echo's, is, quite simply, a masterpiece. Superb musicianship which creates a wonderfully atmospheric sound, even creepy at times, with the vocal intro and outro setting the scene. It makes Meddle the first 'essential' Pink Floyd album. After Meddle the band becomes dominated by Roger Waters songwriting and the lyrics and songs become thematic, with all of the remaining Floyd albums, before his departure, being 'concept' albums. Dark Side of the Moon has been reviewed to death by both fans and prats (sorry, 'Music reviewers/critics') and as those reviews are so easy to find I won't waste your time. Suffice it to say, I first heard the album as a child, and I still love it nearly 50 years on. Up next comes the album Dave Gilmour rates as their best ever in terms of musicianship, Wish you Were here. The album deals with Waters disillusion with the music business and the album has some of Rick Wrights most powerful ever keyboard work. Sadly, it also marks the end of his writing input, a source of later friction between him and Waters. It also features the vocal of Roy Harper who they recruited to do 'Have a Cigar'. After a two year break, they released Animals, a take on big business and people of influence in society. Musically its Floyd's bleakest album, with a very 'cold' tone to it. Lyrically, Waters really takes aim at some of his least favourite characters, using, 'surprise', animals in the same was as Orwell to identify them. At the time I found it hard to get into, now its one of my favourites. As the 70's drew to a close, Waters offered the band two new albums worth of material. One, a concept based around his feelings about being distanced from Floyd's audience, and how that impacted on other aspects of his life, and another about growing old, and grasping one last chance at being young and free. The band chose the former. The Wall, as it was later titled, was both a double album on vinyl, and CD. It covers various themes, childhood, the impact of relationships, mental collapse, and the concerns Waters had over the UK's lurch to the right in the late 70's. Brilliantly played, phenomenal live, it was Floyd's last 'great' album. After the Wall, one last album with Waters, the less than satisfactory, and too bleak even for Floyd to get away with, 'Final Cut' brought the Waters Floyd days to an end. Gilmour won the rights to the name in court, released two poor studio albums and one dull live album with his version of Floyd, then called it a day.
lrkaalverink

lrkaalverink

July 17, 2021
I really like 'Money' It just speaks to me for some reason.
woahmamavinyls

woahmamavinyls

March 29, 2021
cried, pink floyd made me cry, pain, cried so much, sobbing
valentinorossi46

valentinorossi46

March 25, 2021
Cant wait for the Knebworth album to appear Another must buyy album
straighttohell

straighttohell

January 21, 2021
The Album list needs a serious cleanup. It's cluttered with semi-officials, interviews discs, comps, promos and just plain old bootlegs.
guru_mosh

guru_mosh

December 11, 2020
I hate this band because my dentist collects their records.

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