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Floyd for Beginners, Barrett's Best Bits Included

Advantages: A great introduction to early Floyd, with a very varied track selection
Disadvantages: None

At the age of fifteen I should have been listening to the likes of Slade, T Rex and Wizard, but something went wrong…. I had a school friend who was a record fanatic, the sort of person who would think nothing of buying three albums a week with t ...

Potless 25.01.2004 · Read full review
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A Mouse Named Gerald

Advantages: Brilliant example of innovative 60's music
Disadvantages: Maybe a little dated for some and quite different from their later work.

Relics was originally released in 1971 in between "Meddle" and "Dark Side of the Moon" and features songs from the bands early years and some more obscure tracks from the period. The title jokingly reflects the choice of these older tracks. The Tr ...

Mauri 20.09.2005 · Read full review
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Floyd before Dave Gilmour

Advantages: Some of the best early Floyd
Disadvantages: Tracks taken from progressive albums so they lose something

I've always loved this album and it's original cover not pictured here,it's some of the earliest progressive rock ever with, such brilliant Syd Barret Tracks as "See Emily Play" a wistful song presumably about a woman and "Bike" a pschadelic song about S ...

NancyRowina 23.01.2006 · Read full review
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A Collection of Antiques and Curios

Advantages: Some tracks not otherwise available on CD
Disadvantages: Some Rubbish ... Bike..Again

This is a ragbag collection of singles and tracks from Pink Floyd's first three studio albums including The More soundtrack. The cover features a drawing of a Heath Robinson type machine by the bands drummer Nick Mason. It's an interesting enough colle ...

mikeydred 21.01.2001 · Read full review
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Madcap Barrett

Advantages: Poetic, thought-provoking lyrics
Disadvantages: None

"The Madcap Laughs" is the debut solo album released in 1970 on Harvest Records by Pink Floyd founding member, Syd Barrett. Syd had help on the album from people such as David Gilmour, Roger Waters, Jerry Shirley, John Wilson, Vic Saywell, Robert Wyatt, H ...

Jarisleif 29.03.2012 · Read full review
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