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Lovely, señorita...

"A butterfly with broken wings is falling by your side
The ravens all are closing in, there’s nowhere you can hide
Your manager and agent are both busy on the phone
Selling coloured photographs to magazines back home

And it’s high time, Cymbaline
It’s high time, Cymbaline
Please, wake me"
"Cymbaline"
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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. In Europe, it was the last Pink Floyd album to be released on EMI Columbia Records. In the U.S., it was the last Pink Floyd album to be released under Capitol Records' Tower Records imprint, not to be confused with the now equally defunct retail chain. Afterwards, Pink Floyd moved to EMI's Progressive Rock imprint, Harvest Records.

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Preceded by A Saucerful of Secrets. Proceeded by Ummagumma.


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.
  • 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 Hipgnosis album cover depicts a highly solarized photo of Don Quixote fighting windmills, while Sancho Panza tries to stop him.
    • Continuing on from the use of a panel from "The Sands of Death" on the cover of A Saucerful of Secrets, Doctor Strange is namedropped in "Cymbaline".
  • Soprano and Gravel: "The Nile Song" shows us that David Gilmour could scream-sing if he needed to.
  • Spexico: The Spaniard in "A Spanish Piece" asks for Tequila, a Mexican spirit.
  • Textless Album Cover: As with the other albums in the set, the 2011 Discovery reissue removes the artist credit and album title from the front cover. Also aligning with those other affected albums, the 2016 Pink Floyd Records release brings the text back.

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