ARTIST: Pink Floyd
YEAR RELEASED: 1969
CHART ACTION: #153 US, #9 UK
SINGLES: The Nile Song
OTHER SONGS YOU MAY KNOW: Cirrus Minor, Cymbaline
LINEUP: David Gilmour, Nick Mason, Roger Waters, Richard Wright
WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT: Soundtrack album to a Barbet Schroeder film has a couple of interesting things, and some really noodly stuff.
SOME WORDS, PHRASES AND CLAUSES ABOUT THIS RECORD: Pink Floyd was chosen by Barbet Schroeder to provide the soundtrack to his film More, a study of a junkie and his girlfriend in Ibiza. Yeah, happy stuff there.
The first side of the album has some actual songs. Many of them are acoustic folk-type numbers that really are oddballs in the Pink Floyd canon, but they’re there. The second side? Incidental music is about all I can say. A couple of tracks are interesting but the rest is just fluff.
Only a couple of tracks stand out – “Cirrus Minor” and “The Nile Song”, which is proto-heavy metal. Find those and forget the rest unless you want to get into a torpor like the junkie in the film.
NOTES & MINUTIAE: This thing has been officially renamed a bunch of times. Just call it More and leave it be.
IS THERE A DELUXE VERSION: No
GRADE: C-: This sold in France and the UK, somehow. I wouldn’t have bought it.