PINK FLOYD

"Arnold Layne"


SHORT BIOGRAPHY:

Formed by the end of 1965 by bassist Roger Waters, guitarist Syd Barrett, drummer Nick Mason and and keyboeard-player Rick Wright.
The band made its first major appearance at the Roundhouse in October 1966, spearheading the psychedelic movement in the UK. They used a highly visual and light-show and played extended improvised sets. Same year they released their first single "Arnold Layne", which became an international hit. The song was written by Barrett as was the follow-up "See Emily Play". Barrett also wrote the most of the material for their first album "Piper at the Gates of Dawn". Soon after it was apparent the Barrettīs fragile psyche could not stand the stress of being in a successful band, and he went into serious drug abuse, which eventually led to hus demise from the group. He is only partly featured on the second album, and was replaced Dave Gilmour.
In spite of the loss of the principal song-writer the band continued to record highly original material, and they grew into being one of the most celebrated rock bands of all time with the release of classic albums like "Dark Side of the Moon", "Wish You Were Here" and "The Wall".
The band split up in 1984, but reunited again (without Roger Waters) in 1987, and since then they have released two more studio-albums
Band Members:

Syd Barrett: Born 1946, vocals, guitar and songwriter. Syd was the musical genious of the early Pink Floyd but personal problems and drug abuse made it impossble to continue in the band. . 3 albums have later been released in his name

Roger Waters: Born 1944, bass ,vocals and songwriter. After Barrettīs departure Rogers gradually took over as the leader of the band, and he wrote the majority of their material.

Nick Mason: Born 1945, drums. Mason has been in the band the whole way through

Rick Wright: Born 1945, keyboards. Apart from a brief period in the 1980īs Wright has been in the band the whole way through

Dave Gilmour: Born 1944, Guitar,vocals and songwriter. Gilmour, who is an excellent guitarist, joined in 1968 before Barrett was out of the group and appears on the 2nd album. In recent years Gilmour taken over leadership of the group.



Discography

The 1960īs

1. The Piper at the Gates of Dawn - EMI 1967

Tracks:
1. Astronomy Domine / 2. Lucifer Sam / 3. Matilda Mother / 4. Flaming / 5. Pow R. Toc H./ 6. Take Up Thy Stethoscope And Walk / 7. Interstellar Overdrive / 8. The Gnome / 9. Chapter 24 / 10. Scarecrow / 11. Bike
Rating : 9


2. A Saucerful of Secrets - EMI 1968

Tracks:
1. Let There Be More Light / 2. Remember A Day / 3. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun / 4. Corporal Clegg / 5. A Saucerful Of Secrets / 6. See-Saw / 7. Jugband Blues
Rating : 8


3. More - EMI 1969

Tracks:
1. Cirrus Minor / 2. The Nile Song / 3. Crying Song / 4. Up The Khyber / 5. Green Is The Colour / 6. Cymbaline / 7. Party Sequence / 8. Main Theme / 9. Ibiza Bar / 10. More Blues / 11. Quicksilver / 12. A Spanish Piece / 13. Dramatic Theme
Rating : 7


4. Relics , comp. - EMI 1971

Tracks:
1. Arnold Layne / 2. Interstellar Overdrive / 3. See Emily Play / 4. Remember A Day / 5. Paintbox / 6. Julia Dream / 7. Careful With That Axe, Eugene / 8. Cirrus Minor / 8. The Nile Song / 8. Biding My Time / 9. Bike
Rating : 8


5. Masters , comp. - EMI 1973

Tracks:
1. Chapter 24 / 2. Matilda Mother / 3. Arnold Layne / 4. Candy And A Currant Bun / 5. The Scarecrow / 6. Apples And Oranges / 7. It Would Be So Nice / 8. Paintbox / 9. Julia Dream / 10. See Emily Play
Rating : 8


6. Zabraski Point (soundtrack ) - CMGM 1970

Tracks:
1. Heart Beat, Pig Meat / 2. Crumbling Land / 3. Come In Number 51, Your Time Is Up + various other artists
Rating :


7. Ummagumma - Harvest 1969

Tracks:
1. Astronomy Domine (live) / 2. Careful With That Axe, Eugene (live) / 3. Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun (live) / 4. Saucerful of Secrets (live) //1. Sysyphus, Pt. 1 / 2. Sysyphus, Pt. 2 / 3. Sysyphus, Pt. 3 / 4. Sysyphus, Pt. 4 / 5. Grantchester Meadows / 6. Several Species of Small Furry Animals Gathered Together in a Cave and / 7. Narrow Way, Pt. 1 / 8. Narrow Way, Pt. 2 / 9. Narrow Way, Pt. 3 / 10. Grand Vizier's Garden Party, Pt. 1: Entrance / 11. Grand Vizier's Garden Party, Pt. 2: Entertainment / 12. Grand Vizier's Garden Party, Pt. 3: Exit
Rating : 4



My Suggestion For a 80 minutes (app.) Best Of Compilation of the 1960īs:


1. See Emily Play ( Barrett ) Relics
2. Arnold Layne ( Barrett ) Relics
3. Matilda Mother ( Barrett ) The Piper at the Gates of Dawn
4. The Gnome ( Barrett ) The Piper at the Gates of Dawn
5. Chapter 24 ( Barrett ) The Piper at the Gates of Dawn
6. Julia Dream ( Waters ) Relics
7. Biding My Time ( Waters ) Relics
8. It Would Be so Nice ( Wright ) Masters of Rock
9. The Scarecrow ( Barrett ) The Piper at the Gates of Dawn
10. Paintbox ( Wright ) Relics
11. Remember a Day ( Wright ) A Saucerful of Secrets
12. Candy and a Currant Bun ( Barrett ) Masters of Rock
13. Apples and Oranges ( Barrett ) Masters of Rock
14. Cirrus Minor ( Waters ) More
15. Cymbaline ( Waters ) More
16. Astronomy Domine ( Barrett ) The Piper at the Gates of Dawn
17. Lucifer Sam ( Barrett ) The Piper at the Gates of Dawn
18. Flaming ( Barrett ) The Piper at the Gates of Dawn
19. The Gnome ( Barrett ) The Piper at the Gates of Dawn
20. Corporal Clegg ( Waters ) A Saucerful of Secrets
21. Jugband Blues ( Barrett ) A Saucerful of Secrets
22. Careful With that Axe Eugene ( Waters/Wright/Mason/Gilmour ) Relics
23. Several Species of Small Furry Animals ( Waters ) Ummagumma
24. The Narrow Way 3 (vocal part) ( Gilmour ) Ummagumma



25. Matilda Mother - alternate version ( Barrett ) The Piper at the Gates of Dawn - bonus track
26. Ibiza Bar ( Pink Floyd ) More
27. The Nile Song ( Waters ) More
28. Green is the Colour ( Waters ) More
29. Crying Song ( Waters ) More

Discography 1970 . . . :


1. Atom Heart Mother - Harvest 1970

Tracks:
1. Atom Heart Mother / 2. If / 3. Summer '68 / 4. Fat Old Sun / 5. Alan's Psychedelic Breakfast
Rating : 6


2. Meddle - Harvest 1971

Tracks:
1. One Of These Days / 2. A Pillow Of Winds / 3. Fearless / 4. San Tropez / 5. Seamus / 6. Echoes
Rating : 7


3. Obscured by Clouds - Harvest 1972

Tracks:
1. Obscured By Clouds / 2. When You're In / 3. Burning Bridges / 4. The Gold It's In The... / 5. Wots...Uh The Deal / 6. Mudmen / 7. Childhood's End / 8. Free Four / 9. Stay / 10. Absolutely Curtains
Rating : 7


4. Dark Side of the Moon - Harvest 1973

Tracks:
1. Speak To Me/Breathe / 2. On The Run / 3. Time / 4. The Great Gig In The Sky / 5. Money / 6. Us And Them / 7. Any Colour You Like / 8. Brain Damage / 9. Eclipse
Rating : 9


5. Wish You Were Here - Harvest 1975

Tracks:
1. Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Part One) / 2. Welcome To The Machine / 3. Have A Cigar / 4. Wish You Were Here / 5. Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Part Two)
Rating : 8


6. Animals - Harvest 1977

Tracks:
1. Pigs On The Wing 1 / 2. Dogs / 3. Pigs (Three Different Ones) / 4. Sheep / 5. Pigs On The Wing 2
Rating : 6


7. The Wall - Harvest 1979

Tracks:
1. In The Flesh? / 2. The Thin Ice / 3. Another Brick In The Wall, Part 1 / 4. The Happiest Days Of Our Lives / 5. Another Brick In The Wall, Part 2 / 6. Mother / 7. Goodbye Blue Sky / 8. Empty Spaces / 9. Young Lust / 10. One Of My Turns / 11. Don't Leave Me Now / 12. Another Brick In The Wall (Part III) / 13. Goodbye Cruel World // 1. Hey You / 2. Is There Anybody Out There? / 3. Nobody Home / 4. Vera / 5. Bring the Boys Back Home / 6. Comfortably Numb / 7. The Show Must Go On / 8. In The Flesh / 9. Run Like Hell / 10. Waiting For The Worms / 11. Stop / 12. The Trial / 13. Outside The Wall
Rating : 9


8. The Final Cut - Harvest 1983

Tracks:
1. The Post War Dream / 2. Your Possible Pasts / 3. One Of The Few / 4. When The Tigers Broke Free / 5. The Hero's Return / 6. The Gunner's Dream / 7. Paranoid Eyes / 8. Get Your Filthy Hands Off My Desert / 9. The Fletcher Memorial Home / 10. Southampton Dock / 11. The Final Cut / 12. Not Now John / 13. Two Suns In The Sunset
Rating : 6


9. A Momentary Lapse of Reason - EMI 1987

Tracks:
1. Signs Of Life / 2. Learning To Fly / 3. The Dogs Of War / 4. One Slip / 5. On The Turning Away / 6. Yet Another Movie (6a Round And Around) / 7. A New Machine (Part 1) / 8. Terminal Frost / 9. A New Machine (Part 2) / 10. Sorrow
Rating :


10. The Division Bell - EMI 1994

Tracks:
1. Cluster One / 2. What Do You Want From Me / 3. Poles Apart / 4. Marooned / 5. A Great Day For Freedom / 6. Wearing The Inside Out / 7. Take It Back / 8. Coming Back To Life / 9. Keep Talking / 10. Lost For Words / 11. High Hopes
Rating :


11. The Endless River - EMI 2014

Tracks:
1. Things Left Unsaid / 2. It's What We Do / 3. Ebb and Flow / 4. Sum / 5. Skins / 6. Unsung / 7. Anisina / 8. The Lost Art of Conversation / 9. On Noodle Street / 10. Night Light / 11. Allons-y / 12. Autumn '68 / 13. Allons-y (2) / 14. Talkin' Hawkin' / 15. Calling / 16. Eyes to Pearls / 17. Surfacing /n18. Louder Than Words
Rating :



My Suggestion For a 2 x 80 minutes (app.) Best Of Compilation:


1. Comfortably Numb ( Gilmour/Waters ) The Wall
2. The Happiest Days of Our Lives ( Waters ) The Wall
3. Another Brick in the Wall Part Two ( Waters ) The Wall
4. Brain Damage ( Waters ) Dark Side of the Moon
5. Eclipse ( Waters ) Dark Side of the Moon
6. Wish You Were Here ( Waters/Gilmour ) Wish You Were Here
7. Mother ( Waters ) The Wall
8. Pigs on the Wing 1 ( Waters ) Animals
9. One of These Days ( Waters/Wright/Mason/Gilmour ) Meddle
10. Fearless ( Waters/Gilmour ) Meddle
11. Hey You ( Waters ) The Wall
12. The Show Must Go on ( Waters ) The Wall
13. Wots . . Uh the Deal ( Waters/Gilmour ) Obscured by Clouds
14. Us and Them ( Waters/Wright ) Dark Side of the Moon
15. Shine on You Crazy Diamond 6-9 ( Waters/Gilmour/Wright ) Wish You Were Here
16. Pigs on the Wing 2 ( Waters ) Animals
17. The Thin Ice ( Waters ) The Wall
18. Another Brick in the Wall Part One ( Waters ) The Wall
19. Young Lust ( Waters/Gilmour ) The Wall
20. Nobody Home ( Waters ) The Wall
21. Waiting For the Worms ( Waters ) The Wall
22. The Post War Dream ( Waters ) The Final Cut
23. The Gold itīs in the ( Waters/Gilmour ) Obscured by Clouds
24. Free Four ( Waters ) Obscured by Clouds
25. Speak to Me ( Mason ) Dark Side of the Moon
26. Breathe ( Waters/Gilmour/Wright ) Dark Side of the Moon
27. Money ( Waters ) Dark Side of the Moon
28. Pigs Three Different Ones ( Waters ) Animals
29. Goodbye Blue Sky ( Waters ) The Wall
30. Run Like Hell ( Gilmour/Waters ) The Wall
31. Paranoid Eyes ( Waters ) The Final Cut
32. Southhampton Dock ( Waters ) The Final Cut
33. Summer 68 ( Wright ) Atom Heart Mother
34. Not Now John ( Waters ) The Final Cut
35. Fat Old Sun ( Gilmour ) Atom Heart Mother

Essential Albums!

Original albums as listed and rated on “Rate Your Music” - July 25 - 2013

1 Dark Side of the Moon - 1973
1 Wish You Were Here - 1975
2 Animals - 1977
4 The Wall - 1979
8 Meddle - 1971
8 Piper at the Gates of Dawn - 1967
37 A saucerful of Secrets - 1968
74 Atom Heart Mother - 1970
282 Umma Gumma - 1969
369 The Final Cut - 1983
429 The Division Bell - 1989
453 Obscured by Clouds - 1972
558 More - 1969
834 A Momentary Lapse of Reason - 1987
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