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Pink Floyd – Relics (1971/2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Pink Floyd – Relics (1971/2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/192kHz | Time – 00:49:16 minutes | 1,99 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Pink Floyd Records

Relics (subtitle: A Bizarre Collection of Antiques & Curios) is a 1971 compilation album by English progressive rock band Pink Floyd. The album was released in the UK on 14 May 1971 and in the United States on the following day. Initially released by Starline, the compilation was reissued by Music for Pleasure in the United Kingdom, while Harvest and Capitol distributed the album in the United States. A remastered CD was released in 1996 with a different album cover, picturing a three-dimensional model based on the sketch drawn by drummer Nick Mason for the album’s initial release.

Since Relics is a compilation and not a regular studio album, it tends to be overlooked when thought of as one of Pink Floyd’s better releases. It might not be regarded as a classic psychedelic masterpiece in the manner of The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, and it certainly won’t ever achieve the multiple platinum status of Dark Side of the Moon, but it’s a pretty good place to start with the band’s early catalog. Originally issued in 1971, Relics culls from the band’s first five singles (two A-sides and three B-sides, including the non-album pop classics “See Emily Play” and “Arnold Layne”) and picks album material that capitalizes on the band’s versatility while making it a thoroughly palatable listen. From Piper, you get the goofy childishness of “Bike” and the mesmerizing “Interstellar Overdrive,” one of the band’s trademark instrumental freak-outs; “The Nile Song,” taken from the More soundtrack, is one of the heaviest songs the band recorded. A little bit of everything that made early Pink Floyd can be found here. Without a doubt, the disc is an essential part of the band’s discography, not to be disregarded due to its overlap with studio album material. – Andy Kellman

1. Pink Floyd – Arnold Layne
2. Pink Floyd – Interstellar Overdrive
3. Pink Floyd – See Emily Play
4. Pink Floyd – Remember a Day
5. Pink Floyd – Paintbox
6. Pink Floyd – Julia Dream
7. Pink Floyd – Careful with That Axe, Eugene
8. Pink Floyd – Cirrus Minor
9. Pink Floyd – The Nile Song
10. Pink Floyd – Biding My Time
11. Pink Floyd – Bike


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