The Epic 2017 Project #214: 170802
Pink Floyd – More (1969)
More was the first full-length soundtrack album, and third studio album, from Pink Floyd, released on 13 June 1969 in the United Kingdom by EMI Columbia and on 9 August 1969 by Tower Records a subsidiary label of Capitol Records in the United States as Original Motion Picture Soundtrack from the film ‘More’. It is the first album by the band to be released by Capitol internationally. The film More was made in Luxembourg in 1969 and was directed by Barbet Schroeder.
It was also Pink Floyd’s first full album without founder member Syd Barrett, who was ousted from the group in early 1968 during the recording of A Saucerful of Secrets (see Epic 215 tomorrow). It is one of the three albums to feature David Gilmour as the sole lead vocalist, the others being 1987’s A Momentary Lapse of Reason (see Epic 216 due on 4 August) and 2014’s The Endless River.
Two songs can be heard in the film that were not included on the album: “Seabirds” and “Hollywood”.
The Epic 2017 Project #203: 170722
Pink Floyd – Obscured by clouds (1972)
Obscured by Clouds was Pink Floyd’s seventh studio album. Its was based on their soundtrack for the French film La Vallée, by Barbet Schroeder and released in the United Kingdom on 2 June 1972, and a few weeks later in the United States, by Harvest Records. It reached number 6 and number 46 respectively. A single, “Free Four”, was issued in the US only.
The album was something of a stopgap for the band, who had already started work on The Dark Side of the Moon (see Epic #200 – 19th July), and was recorded in two sessions in France between touring, with three days for mixing. The original plan was to just record small sections of music, but they ultimately created enough songs for a complete album. The resulting work has been overlooked in the Pink Floyd canon because of the huge commercial success of later albums, but still has a positive reaction from fans and critics.
Leaping Ahead Project 2016 #152: 160531
[Song from a Spanish artiste]
From the soundtrack to Robert Rodriguez’s ‘Desperado’, this was performed by Los Lobos and Antonio Banderas. The album track “Mariachi Suite” by Los Lobos was awarded a Grammy for Best Pop Instrumental Performance at the 1995 Grammy Awards.
One song per day along with an explanation of why you picked it. Day 11 – a song on the soundtrack of your favourite movie
War – Low Rider (1975)
My favourite film is the original 1947 version of Brighton Rock – and there isn’t really a soundtrack for that. So I’ve picked instead another favourite – ‘A Knight’s Tale (2001)’. There’s a host of excellent tracks on this film, one of the best of which is War’s ‘Low Rider’.