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Pink Floyd – A Collection Of Great Dance Songs (1981/2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Pink Floyd – A Collection Of Great Dance Songs (1981/2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/192kHz | Time – 00:42:51 minutes | 1,58 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Pink Floyd Records

A Collection of Great Dance Songs is a compilation album by English rock band Pink Floyd. It was released on 23 November 1981 in the United Kingdom by Harvest Records and in the United States by Columbia Records.

The album contains alternative mixes of “Shine On You Crazy Diamond” (comprised parts 1, 2, 4 and 7) and “Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2)”.

“Money” was entirely re-recorded, as Capitol Records refused to license the track to Columbia/CBS Records. David Gilmour re-recorded the track himself, guitars, keyboards, bass guitar and vocals and co-producing the song with James Guthrie. Dick Parry reprised his saxophone role on the track. There are some differences between the re-recorded version and the original; mainly in the saxophone and guitar solos and the overall use of reverb and Gilmour repeating “away” at the end instead of the high pitch scat singing on the original. The drumming is noticeably different from Nick Mason’s, especially during the guitar solo, with very little of the tom-tom fills heard on the original.

All songs featured in this collection are also represented (albeit not in the same mixed form) on the later collection, Echoes: The Best of Pink Floyd.

Anyone who knew anything about Pink Floyd knew that a dance band they were not, so this profit-taking, holiday-season compilation, courtesy of Columbia Records, was intended ironically. Arguably the quintessential album band, Pink Floyd is not well served by compilations, especially one on which four parts of “Shine on You Crazy Diamond” are edited together and there’s a re-recording of “Money.” Stick to the full-length versions.
– William Ruhlmann

1. Pink Floyd – One of These Days
2. Pink Floyd – Money (1981 re-recording)
3. Pink Floyd – Sheep
4. Pink Floyd – Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Pts. 1-4)
5. Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here
6. Pink Floyd – Another Brick in the Wall, Pt. 2


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