Pink Floyd - Obscured By Clouds

2016 Remaster on 180 Gram Heavyweight Vinyl

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Obscured By Clouds is the seventh studio album by English progressive rock band Pink Floyd, originally released in June 1972 via Harvest Records.

One of the lost treasures of classic rock and, by far, the most overlooked album in the Pink Floyd catalog during their classic era Obscured By Clouds is based on their soundtrack to the Barbet Schroeder film La Vallée.

Originally titled “The Valley”, the album was re-titled as Obscured By Clouds when the band fell out with the film company. This may be yet another reason why this great music has been so grossly understated over the past four decades.

There is the argument that Pink Floyd's music of the early '70s was similar to film music, but it had structure and a progression. Here, the instrumentals float pleasantly, filled with interesting textures. The instrumentals have either a spaciness or pastoral folkiness, two qualities that are really brought out on the full-fledged songs interspersed throughout the record, especially on "Burning Bridges" and "Wot's...Uh The Deal". These songs explore some of the same musical ground as those on Atom Heart Mother and Meddle, yet they are more concise and have a stronger structure.

The real noteworthy numbers are the surprisingly heavy blues-rocker "The Gold It's In The...", which, as good as it is, is trumped by the stately, ominous "Childhood's End" and the jaunty pop tune "Free Four", two songs whose obsessions with life, death, and the past clearly point toward Dark Side Of The Moon.

While viewed as a soundtrack, the startlingly advanced nature of the songs when blended with the sensibility of Meddle, give a clear pointer to what Pink Floyd was about to develop into.

Check out the tracks: “Free Four”; “Burning Bridges” and “Childhood’s End”.

This 2016 remastered LP on 180 gram heavyweight vinyl, housed in a sleeve with reproduced original artwork (rounded corners) is pressed in Europe.

 

(0190295996970)

Tracklisting:

 

Title

Time

A1

Obscured By Clouds

3:03

A2

When You’re In

2:18

A3

Burning Bridges

3:29

A4

The Gold Is In The…

3:07

A5

Wot’s… Uh The Deal?

5:08

A6

Mudmen

4:20

B1

Childhood’s End

4:31

B2

Free Four

4:15

B3

Stay

4:05

B4

Absolutely Curtains

5:52

SKU 0190295996970
Record Label Pink Floyd Records
Label / Model # Warner
Catalogue Number PFRLP7
Country EU - Europe
Release Date (Year) 23 September 2016
Original Release Date (Year) 02 June 1972
Barcode # 0190295996970
Shipping Weight 0.2850kg
Shipping Width 0.005m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000493000m3
Type New
Format Pink Floyd Records 2016 Reissue Series, Stereo Remastered Album on 180 Gram Heavyweight Vinyl, Sleeve with Rounded Corners, Original Artwork Replicated
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Progressive Rock
Genre Rock
Genre Psychedelic Rock
Format VINYL LP

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