History Music / PinkFloyd

8th Jun '18 1:18:19 PM Maplewood
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** Not to mention Rick Wright's first solo album, "Wet Dream". Enough said.

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** Not to mention Rick Wright's first solo album, "Wet Dream". Enough said. [[note]]Actually the title - as most of the compositions on the album do - refers to Rick's love of sailing. As hinted by the cover image.[[/note]]
17th May '18 2:53:07 PM SeptimusHeap
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15th May '18 2:10:41 PM DavidDelony
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* BoringButPractical: Compared to the other progressive bands, Pink Floyd's musicianship is downright minimalistic, Richard Wright's jazz background notwithstanding.

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* BoringButPractical: Compared to the other progressive bands, Pink Floyd's musicianship is downright minimalistic, Richard Wright's jazz background notwithstanding. They would sometimes use session musicians in the later years to record parts that were more difficult than they could perform with their comparatively limited technical abilities.
21st Apr '18 6:00:44 PM TheDeadSkin
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* ContinuityNod: The bell sounds heard at the beginning and the end of the song Fat Old Sun were later used again in "High Hopes" from their album The Division Bell and in "Louder than Words" from their album The Endless River.
* ControlFreak: Waters became this when the other members of Pink Floyd, not inclined as natural writers, fell into writer's block, drug addictions, power struggles, marital conflicts and the distractions of fame not long after ''Music/TheDarkSideOfTheMoon'' was a smash. By ''Music/WishYouWereHere'' the band signed a multi-million dollar contract with Creator/ColumbiaRecords in the US (they felt [[Music/TheDarkSideOfTheMoon DSOTM]] and their earlier albums were poorly promoted by their previous American label), and the pressure was on to deliver albums and tour. Roger, in a sense, [[{{Determinator}} took over creative control to keep things together]]. He also had a hard time reconciling his fame with his Socialistic viewpoints, and could not relate to the material pursuits of his colleagues. He was growing increasingly impatient with his band mates' lack of input, CreativeDifferences, their battles for writing and production credits for what little they did contribute compared to Waters, and it didn't help when the internal conflicts worsened while the band's managers squandered the band's money and ''Music/TheWall'' was make-or-break and due out in a short period of time. Roger, perhaps, came down too hard on Gilmour, Wright and Mason in order to keep the internal drama from, er, [[{{Pun}} dismantling]] ''Music/TheWall'', but they would arguably have been at a standstill in 1974 without his iron fist.

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* ContinuityNod: The bell sounds heard at the beginning and the end of the song Fat Old Sun were later used again in "High Hopes" Hopes", from their album The ''The Division Bell Bell'', and in "Louder than Words" Words", from their album The ''The Endless River.
River''.
* ControlFreak: Roger Waters became this when infamous for this, by little fault of his own -- the other members success of Pink Floyd, not inclined as natural writers, fell into writer's block, drug addictions, power struggles, marital conflicts and the distractions of fame not long after ''Music/TheDarkSideOfTheMoon'' was took a smash. By ''Music/WishYouWereHere'' heavy toll on the band, with most of the band signed a multi-million dollar contract with falling into such problems as writer's block, marital problems, drug addiction and the distractions of fame, worsened by pressure from their new US label Creator/ColumbiaRecords in the US (they felt [[Music/TheDarkSideOfTheMoon DSOTM]] and their earlier albums were poorly promoted by their previous American label), and the pressure was on to deliver albums and tour. Roger, in a sense, [[{{Determinator}} took over creative control to keep things together]]. He also had a hard on new material. By the time reconciling his fame with his Socialistic viewpoints, and could not relate to the material pursuits of his colleagues. He was growing increasingly ''Music/TheWall'', he grew impatient with his band mates' bandmates' lack of input, input and CreativeDifferences, their battles for writing and production credits for what little they did contribute compared to Waters, and it didn't help when the internal conflicts worsened while was under stress after the band's managers squandered the band's sank their money and ''Music/TheWall'' was make-or-break and due out in into a short period of time. Roger, perhaps, came Ponzi scheme. In a way, Roger wanted to keep the band together [[{{Determinator}} by all means possible]]; while he may have come down too hard on Gilmour, Wright and Mason in order to keep the internal drama from, er, CreativeDifferences from [[{{Pun}} dismantling]] ''Music/TheWall'', but ''The Wall'', they would arguably probably have been at a standstill in 1974 without his iron fist.grip.
21st Apr '18 5:25:01 PM TheDeadSkin
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After Barrett's departure, Pink Floyd struggled initially, with the period between the albums ''Music/{{More}}'' and ''Music/AtomHeartMother'' (or ''Music/ObscuredByClouds'', for some fans) generally considered to be their DorkAge, and the band looks back on the post-[[Music/ASaucerfulOfSecrets Saucerful]], pre-Music/{{Meddle}} era [[CreatorBacklash with also some embarrassment]]. But, by the time of 1971's ''Music/{{Meddle}}'', they began to tone down the experimentalism and EpicRocking, refining their signature sound, and eventually hitting the big time with their next album, ''Music/TheDarkSideOfTheMoon''. The lyrics began to become more weighty, mostly revolving around themes of isolation, death, insanity, and criticisms of modern society. A re-occurring theme of isolation from society also began to become more visible as Waters took more control of the band, and they began an impressive run of success with a series of complex ProgressiveRock albums.

''Dark Side Of The Moon'' was the beginning of when most consider to be their golden era [[note]]Except for the hardcore Syd fans, who never thought the band was the same [[/note]]. It was followed by the albums ''Music/WishYouWereHere'' and ''Music/{{Animals}}''. By the late 1970's, Roger Waters was firmly in full control of the band, and was calling most of the shots on the band's direction creatively. Next came 1979's ''Music/TheWall'', which would become another classic on par with ''Dark Side Of The Moon''. However, by that point, the band was beginning to splinter, and Richard Wright -- the person who defined much of Pink Floyd's sound -- was fired during the making of the album.

By the early 1980's, near the end of Waters' tenure with the band, the music became heavier, and the lyrics very personal. Next came the polarizing ''Music/TheFinalCut'' (considered by most to be a Roger Waters solo album in all but name), which would become Waters' last with the band. In 1985, Waters declared that Pink Floyd was 'a spent force' and chose to leave. As he left, he tried to dissolve the band, efforts which ultimately failed. After Waters left, and with Gilmour now leading with Mason alongside, the band did a U-Turn and returned to a more experimental (although radio-friendly) sound, with lyrics a bit lighter, at times seeming to focus on Gilmour's personal life, and occasionally alluding to the fallout of Waters' departure.

''Music/AMomentaryLapseOfReason'', (considered by most to be a David Gilmour solo album in all but name) released in 1987, also marked the return of Richard Wright, although he was billed as only a session player. The first album with Wright as a re-instated full band member, however, would ultimately be their last album for 20 years, 1994's ''Music/TheDivisionBell''. Waters, for his part, went on to have a mildly successful solo career, and since the late-1990's has mounted several very successful concert tours. In hindsight, Waters has since regretted what he did (though he doesn't regret leaving) but his relationship with Gilmour remains strained.

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After Barrett's departure, Pink Floyd struggled initially, with the period between the albums ''Music/{{More}}'' and ''Music/AtomHeartMother'' (or ''Music/ObscuredByClouds'', for some fans) generally considered to be their DorkAge, and the band looks back on the post-[[Music/ASaucerfulOfSecrets Saucerful]], pre-Music/{{Meddle}} era their albums between ''Atom'' and ''Obscured'' [[CreatorBacklash with also some embarrassment]]. But, by the time of 1971's ''Music/{{Meddle}}'', they began to tone down the experimentalism and EpicRocking, refining refined their signature sound, and eventually hitting hit the big time with their next album, ''Music/TheDarkSideOfTheMoon''. The lyrics began to become more weighty, became DarkerAndEdgier, mostly revolving around themes of isolation, death, insanity, and criticisms of modern society. A re-occurring theme of isolation from society also began to become more visible as Waters took more control of the band, and they began an impressive run of success with a series of complex ProgressiveRock albums.

''Dark ''The Dark Side Of of The Moon'' was the beginning of when began what most consider to be their golden era [[note]]Except for the hardcore Syd fans, who never thought the band was the same [[/note]]. It era, and was followed by the albums ''Music/WishYouWereHere'' and ''Music/{{Animals}}''. By the late 1970's, Roger Waters was firmly [[IAmTheBand in full control of the band, band]], and was calling most of the shots on the band's direction creatively. Next came 1979's ''Music/TheWall'', which would become another classic on par with ''Dark Side Of The Moon''. their [[TroubledProduction tribulated]] RockOpera classic. However, by that point, the band was beginning to splinter, and Richard Wright -- the person who defined much of Pink Floyd's sound -- was fired during the making of the album.

By the early 1980's, near the end of Waters' tenure with the band, the music became heavier, and the lyrics very personal. Next came the polarizing ''Music/TheFinalCut'' (considered (considered, by most to be most, a Roger Waters solo album in all but name), which would become Waters' last with the band. In 1985, Waters declared that Pink Floyd was 'a spent force' and chose to leave. As he left, he tried to dissolve the band, efforts which ultimately but failed. After Waters left, and with Gilmour now leading with and Mason alongside, left standing, the band did a U-Turn U-turn and returned to a more experimental (although radio-friendly) sound, with lyrics a bit lighter, slightly LighterAndSofter lyrics, at times seeming to focus on Gilmour's personal life, and occasionally alluding to the fallout of Waters' departure.

''Music/AMomentaryLapseOfReason'', (considered (considered, by most to be most, a David Gilmour solo album in all but name) released in 1987, also marked the return of featuring Richard Wright, although he was billed Wright as only a session player. The first album with Wright as a re-instated full band member, however, would ultimately be their last album for 20 years, 1994's ''Music/TheDivisionBell''. Waters, for his part, went on to have a mildly successful solo career, and since the late-1990's end of TheNineties has mounted several very highly successful concert tours. In hindsight, Waters has since regretted what he did (though he doesn't regret leaving) but his relationship with Gilmour remains strained.
12th Apr '18 3:53:19 PM fruitstripegum
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* LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition: [[http://www.ebay.com/itm/PINK-FLOYD-FIRST-XI-LP-BOX-INCL-PICTURE-DISCS-SLEEVES-/260852748371?pt=Music_on_Vinyl&hash=item3cbc091053 Too]] [[http://www.ebay.com/itm/EMI-8-LPs-PINK-FLOYD-97-Vinyl-Collection-130-grams-/190576747700?pt=Music_on_Vinyl&hash=item2c5f4264b4#ht_1756wt_1163 many]] [[http://www.ebay.com/itm/Japan-Mini-CD-LP-Promo-Box-PINK-FLOYD-16-CD-sealed-/290562223348?pt=Music_CDs&hash=item43a6dbacf4#ht_500wt_1180 to]] [[http://www.ebay.com/itm/PINK-FLOYD-Dark-Side-Moon-CD-STEEL-BOX-055-100-/180713057725?_trksid=p3286.m7&_trkparms=algo%3DLVI%26itu%3DUCI%26otn%3D3%26po%3DLVI%26ps%3D63%26clkid%3D2855699400922560574#ht_7602wt_1396 count.]] It seems like they've released every possible thing you could ever want to have by these guys, (let alone the ENTIRE EMI library) but the newest re-release is just too much. For ''Music/TheDarkSideOfTheMoon'' alone, in the immersion edition, you'll get [[http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004ZNARH4/ref=s9_bbs_gw_d0_g15_ir01?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=01YYCAVFSDB0P1VTBQGR&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=470938631&pf_rd_i=507846 3 CD's, 2 DVD's, 1 Blu-ray disk, a 40-page booklet, a photo booklet, an art print, 5 "collectible cards", a replica ticket and backstage pass to a DSOTM show, a scarf, 3 "designer" marbles, 9 special coasters, and a credits booklet.]] [[http://www.amazon.com/Discovery-Studio-Album-Box-Set/dp/B004ZNACA6/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1316309248&sr=8-2 That's]] [[http://www.amazon.com/Discovery-Studio-Album-Box-Set/dp/B004ZNACA6/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1316309248&sr=8-2 just]][[http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004ZNAGNE/ref=s9_simh_gw_p15_d0_g15_i1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=1W5SWW14TD5X9HS14YEZ&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=470938631&pf_rd_i=507 the]] [[http://www.amazon.com/Wish-You-Were-Here-Immersion/dp/B004ZNAUVW/ref=pd_bxgy_m_img_b first]] [[http://www.amazon.com/Wall-Immersion-Box-Set/dp/B004ZNAXX2/ref=pd_bxgy_m_img_c one]] [[http://www.amazon.com/Wish-You-Were-Here-Experience/dp/B004ZNAKLM/ref=pd_sim_m1 being]] [[http://www.amazon.com/Wall-Experience-Version-Pink-Floyd/dp/B004ZNANZA/ref=pd_sim_m2 released]].
** ''Music/TheDivisionBell'' was given the deluxe box-set treatment for its 20th anniversary in 2014, and ''Music/TheEndlessRiver'', which was released that same year, came in three different configurations.
12th Apr '18 3:51:38 PM fruitstripegum
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* GrandFinale:
** ''Music/TheEndlessRiver'' can be seen as this for Pink Floyd.
** "High Hopes", the last song on ''Music/TheDivisionBell'', is said to be an autobiography of the band's history.
** Generally, their albums end with a bang, so to speak. Examples include "Echoes" from ''Music/{{Meddle}}'' (which takes up the entirety of the album's second side) "Eclipse" from ''Music/TheDarkSideOfTheMoon'', "The Trial" from ''Music/TheWall'' (although the album technically ends with the anticlimactic "Outside the Wall"), and "Sorrow" from ''Music/AMomentaryLapseOfReason''.



* GrandFinale:
** ''Music/TheEndlessRiver'' can be seen as this for Pink Floyd.
** "High Hopes", the last song on ''Music/TheDivisionBell'', is said to be an autobiography of the band's history.
** Generally, their albums end with a bang, so to speak. Examples include "Echoes" from ''Music/{{Meddle}}'' (which takes up the entirety of the album's second side) "Eclipse" from ''Music/TheDarkSideOfTheMoon'', "The Trial" from ''Music/TheWall'' (although the album technically ends with the anticlimactic "Outside the Wall"), and "Sorrow" from ''Music/AMomentaryLapseOfReason''.
2nd Apr '18 2:43:29 PM Shedlessguy
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* EvolvingMusic: Live performances of most songs in the early 70s and late 60s were heavily expanded and reworked from their original studio version.
16th Mar '18 2:09:37 AM KoshAndSheridan
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