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More is the third studio album by Pink Floyd, released in 1969. It is their first full-length soundtrack, for the film of the same name. It is also their first full album without Syd Barrett, and along with A Momentary Lapse of Reason and The Endless River, their only album with David Gilmour on all the lead vocals. Though the film is rather obscure in the English-speaking world, several songs, including "Green is the Colour" and "Cymbaline", remained staples of the band's live sets through the early '70s.

Also known as Soundtrack from the Film More, Original Motion Picture Soundtrack from the Film More or Music from the Film More.

Preceded by A Saucerful of Secrets. Proceeded by Ummagumma.


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Tracklist:

Side One

  1. “Cirrus Minor” (5:18)
  2. “The Nile Song” (3:26)
  3. “Crying Song” (3:33)
  4. “Up the Khyber” (2:12)
  5. “Green Is the Colour” (2:58)
  6. “Cymbaline” (4:50)
  7. “Party Sequence” (1:07)

Side Two

  1. “Main Theme” (5:27)
  2. “Ibiza Bar” (3:19)
  3. “More Blues” (2:12)
  4. “Quicksilver” (7:13)
  5. “A Spanish Piece” (1:05)
  6. “Dramatic Theme” (2:15)

Principal Members:

  • David Gilmour – lead vocals, guitar, percussion, bass drum, sound effects
  • Nick Mason – drums, percussion, snare drum, bongos, cymbals
  • Roger Waters - bass, vocals, percussion, gong, sound effects, tape effects
  • Richard Wright - organ, vocals, piano, vibraphone, percussion

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A Spanish Trope:

  • All There in the Manual: The '90s reissue of More has a detailed plot synopsis to the film it's meant to be a soundtrack for in the liner notes. Justified in that it's rarely seen in the English-speaking world.
  • Brief Accent Imitation: David Gilmour attempts to adopt a lisping Spanish accent in "A Spanish Piece". It is not one of the band's best moments.
  • Cult Soundtrack: The album is a companion piece to the film "More", which has faded away into obscurity.
  • Epic Rocking: "Quicksilver" is 7 minutes long.
  • Genre Roulette: While Floyd's albums spanned a wide variety of genres over their history, most of them were reasonably consistent within whatever genre they were working with at the time...except for this album, which is their most varied by far. Even fellow soundtrack album Obscured by Clouds is consistently progressive rock compared to this album.
  • Mohs Scale of Rock and Metal Hardness:
    • 1 - "Green Is the Colour".
    • 6 - "The Nile Song" and "Ibiza Bar", which is easily the hardest they ever got (and also shows us David Gilmour could have been a credible vocalist in a metal band, surprisingly).
  • New Sound Album: More or less. It's certainly not representative of the sound of the majority of the rest of Floyd's discography.
  • Once an Episode: "Green Is the Colour".
  • One-Word Title: "More", "Cymbaline", "Quicksilver".
  • Scatting: "Cymbaline".
  • Shout-Out:
    • The album cover depicts Don Quixote fighting windmills, while Sancho Panza tries to stop him.
    • Doctor Strange in "Cymbaline".
  • Soprano and Gravel: "The Nile Song" shows us that David Gilmour could scream-sing if he needed to.


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