Pink Floyd - More

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  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)
  8. Main Theme (5:28)
  9. Ibiza Bar (3:19)
  10. More Blues (2:12)
  11. Quicksilver (7:13)
  12. A Spanish Piece (1:05)
  13. Dramatic Theme (2:15)

EMI, 1969

As Pink Floyd floundered around trying to find a fresh new voice and style, they dabbled in doing soundtracks for reputedly piss-poor movies that are now only remembered by Floyd fans. "More" may be better than the film it accompanied, but it's still one of their weakest efforts. It does have a few redeeming moments, such as "The Nile Song", one of the rockiest things they have ever done. David Gilmour comes into this own here as Syd Barrett's replacement with some powerful riffs and throaty singing - they must have liked ths tune to use it again on "Ibiza Bar". "Cymbaline" has a good catchy hook, and was extended nicely in live shows, even though the lyrics are daft ("apprehension creeping like a tube train up your spine"? Um..). But a large proportion of this is just bland acoustic guitar noodling and one-note organ hums. Maybe it was supposed to evoke hippies getting stoned in the Spanish countryside, but it comes across more like the Cambridgeshire countryside.

Edit - I've seen the movie now, and it really is that bad.

March 10, 2004

4 out of 10

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