Obscured by Clouds

Pink Floyd - Obscured by Clouds
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Based on 134 ratings
1972 Ratings: #49
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June 2, 1972 / Release Date
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Harvest/EMI / Label
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Pink Floyd's second soundtrack "Obscured by clouds" is more like "Obscured in the Pink Floyd Discography", and is a collection of tracks that sounds like some sort of test run that went south due to the dizzying amount of incomplete musical ideas. The worst thing about this: it doesn't sound like the Pink Floyd we know and love, that made incredibly focused pieces of work that have stood the test of time.
This album suffers from being released at the worst time imaginable. It came out just a year after the amazing Meddle, and a year before the highly influential Dark Side Of The Moon. As a result, no one really looks at this album too fondly, and some (myself included) often forget of its existence. As it is just another soundtrack album, the second and last one, it is just another inessential moment in their career. However, this one does bring more to the table than More did.

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Contains some of The Floyd's greatest material ever.

Color: Blue
FAV TRACKS: Wot's... Uh The Deal, Stay, Free Four, Burning Bridges, Childhood's End, Mudmen
LEAST FAV: Obscured by Clouds
Obscured by Clouds is Pink Floyd’s second soundtrack and though it may be better than their first soundtrack, More, it is still somewhat underwhelming and uninteresting. The material here is ethereal and relaxing psychedelic rock, which is perfectly fine, however some tracks feel more underwhelming than they do relaxing. Tracks like Stay and Absolutely Curtains are good examples of this. There are still some great tracks here, but considering The Dark Side of the Moon was released after ... read more
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Track List

  1. Obscured by Clouds
  2. When You're In
  3. Burning Bridges
  4. The Gold It's in the...
  5. Wot's... Uh the Deal?
  6. Mudmen
  7. Childhood's End
  8. Free Four
  9. Stay
  10. Absolutely Curtains
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Added on: January 6, 2013