The music is by Rick Wright and it ranks high in his list of achievements with Pink Floyd. Much of what we came to love about post-Syd Barrett Floyd is here — long instrumental passages, dreamy vocals, liquid guitar, sumptuous melodies and harmonies, all punctuated by trademark Floyd sound effects — the sonar bleep on the intro, corvids cawing and what to me sounds like whales communicating. One half of the brace of cherished early Floyd singles written and sung by Syd Barrett, which along with their debut album, summed up the cosmic experimentation of Barrett, however, viewed singles as a compromise and was unhappy at appearing on Top of the Pops , and even as this wonderful evocation of childhood was riding high in the charts, he was already showing signs of the drug-induced breakdown that would lead to his departure from the band the following year. Wish You Were Here explored inter-band friction and their growing disenchantment with the music industry, but is best known as the album on which Floyd finally confronted the lengthy shadow of the long-lost Syd Barrett head-on. This deeply moving tribute to Barrett is made all the more poignant with the knowledge that at some point in the recording of the Wish You Were Here album at Abbey Road studios, an almost unrecognisable Barrett turned up unannounced and spent some time with the band.
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Their songs uncover a beautiful but troubled world, while also plunging us deep into the mysteries of the human mind. This list of all Pink Floyd Songs Ranked Worst to Best runs the gamut, including every studio-recorded track from 15 albums, a handful of non-LP singles and b-sides, some soundtrack and compilation appearances and a few overlooked pieces that came out decades after they were first put to tape. So, for the most part, we delineated songs as tracks: If Pink Floyd cut them into little pieces, then we assessed them individually, even if they are songs that are usually played together on radio i. There were some exceptions to this rule — notably The Endless River , which was conceived as four suites. We gave the same treatment to the multi-part suites on the studio half of Ummagumma , while leaving behind the concert-recorded disc entirely. The experimental, studio-recorded half of Ummagumma was probably more fun to make than it is to listen to. Ditto, except that Part 2 is less than half the length of Part 1, which makes it less irritating.
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Pink Floyd were an English rock band who recorded material for fifteen studio albums , three soundtrack albums , three live albums , eight compilation albums , four box sets , as well as material that, to this day, remains unreleased during their five decade career. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Wikipedia list of songs by performer.