The Great Gig In The Sky...
Pink Floyd is an English group formed in 1965 in London by Syd Barrett, Richard Wright, Roger Waters and Nick Masson.
It’s Barrett who puts forward the name "The Pink Floyd", which actually refers to 2 blues musicians, Pink Anderson and Floyd Council.
The first two singles "Arnold Layne" and "See Emily play" were released in 1967.
The album "The piper at the gates of Dawn", condensed from folk psyche, was released in the process. Success but success limited to England.
Barrett, who became unable to play due to too strong dependence on LSD, left the group in 1968.
And replaced by David Gilmour who will become over the years one of the emblematic figures of the group with Roger Waters.
Released in 1969 the album "Ummagumma". Then “Atom heart mother” in 1970. Then “Meddle” in 1971.
Their music quickly became progressive rock (long complex pieces divided into several movements).
It was from 1973 that things suddenly accelerated, especially with the release of the now cult album "Dark side of the moon", with the world famous cover (the famous prism).
And which contains the flagship title "Money" which will become a global musical standard that still references today.
This is the third best-selling album of all time.
In 1975 the album "Wish you were here" was released, from which another now-famous track, "Shine on your crazy diamond", was paid, a tribute to Syd Barrett whose mental decline haunts his former friends.
The year 1977 saw the release of the album "Animals", with a distinctly more rock sound, in response to the punk wave which overwhelmed England.
The year of the ultimate consecration will be the year 1979 with the release of the monument "The Wall", intergalactico-cult album which is supposed to represent in a sound way the "wall" separating the artist from his fans ... but also the alienation individuals for the benefit of society.
From which will be extracted a single monument namely "Another brick in the Wall" (Part2).
We had to wait until 1983 for the release of the next album, "The final cut", with very relative success.
The grip of Roger Waters on the rest of the group becomes problematic and generates more and more tensions.
Two more years passed before he made the decision to leave the group thinking of scuttling him.
Bitter failure because David Gilmour and Nick Mason decided to take up the torch in 1986 and the year 1987 saw the release of a resurrection album "A momentary lapse of reason" which contains the flagship titles "Learning to fly" and "On the turning away ”.
Six years passed, notably interspersed with long tours, before "The division bell" came out, symbol of a pink Floyd who was joined together and at his best.
The album finds itself propelled at the top of the American charts and the critics unanimously salute the obvious quality of this opus.
From which will be extracted the excellent "High hopes".
The Pink Floyd adventure is currently on standby, but find out what this group has in store for us, which has always managed to create an event when they weren't expecting it ...
And which will remain in contemporary history as one of the 20 major groups of the 20th century.
To discover or rediscover.
Discography (among others ...) :
• See Emily play 1967
• Astronomy domine 1967
• Let there be more light 1968
• Cirrus minor 1969
• One of these days 1971
• Money 1973
• The great gig in the sky 1973
• Time 1973
• Shine On You Crazy Diamond 1975
• Welcome to the machine 1975
• Wish you were here 1975
• Another brick in the wall 1979
• Run like hell 1980
• Confortably numb 1980
• Learning to fly 1987
• On the turning away 1987
• One slip 1987
• Take it back 1994
• High hopes 1994
• Keep talking 1994
1967 ... totally delirious, totally vintage, totally psychedelic. The surreal beginnings of young guys who will become one of the major groups of the 20th century
1967 ... one of the most representative and emblematic pieces of Sixtie's. A musical digest of all the influences of the time
1968 ... a year of transition with a corresponding album, mainly instrumental and totally 'aware'
1969 ... the group matures, it's obvious. And produces more and more structured and accomplished pieces
1971 ... a change of decade that inspires the group like never before. They deliver here what will become one of the cult pieces of the 70s
1973 ... the HUGE tube that will change their destiny forever ! One of the biggest hits of the decade and the 20th century. A musical MONUMENT !
1973 ... new cult track for cult album ! "The Dark side of the moon" will have produced 3 legendary titles. We are only on the 2nd ...
1973 ... and here is the 3rd ! A title that will surely remain as one of the most incredible and most inspired of all their discography. MAS-TER-FUL !
1975 ... they repeat two years later with another album that is just as HUGE. And that produces a new legendary title !
1975 ... the same album will produce 2 other incredible titles. Including this one, of an unnamed darkness and carried by a clip become legendary
1975 ... as well as this one. A folk ballad, very simple, but inspired by genius, and which alone will ensure the bridge between 2 eras and 2 albums totally out of the ordinary. Because a new musical monument is on the horizon ...
1979 ... a mega hit, and a incredible album, which will raise them to the rank of living legends ! Purely and simply ! Attention, Masterpiece !
1980 ... the album will produce a triplet of extraordinary tracks. This one is surely the one who beats the strongest !
1980 ... surely one of the greatest electric guitar solos of the whole of the 80s, or even of the 20th century. MAS-TER-FUL !
1987 ... 20 years ago, the group experienced its first notorious success. One would have thought that the inspiration would disappear over the years, like the others ... Damn, we are dealing with real aliens, there are no other words !
1987 ... and it continues, and it continues, and it continues ... They will have succeeded in imposing their unique and visionary style over 3 decades in a row without ever being out of fashion. We can count on the fingers of the hand the groups to have performed the same feat ...
1987 ... an astonishing piece which does not resemble anything what they usually offer. Suddenly, fans and the general public will not follow despite an obvious title quality
1994 ... never short of ideas, and above all of inspiration, here they are again ready to start their 4th decade. And again, it works !
1994 ... they will have marked each decade with legendary titles absolutely extraordinary. For the 1990s, this will be it. While delivering a new HUGE guitar solo ! And knowing them, the adventure is far from over ...
1994 ... come on, a little last for the road. After four decades among the elite, the group is preparing to bow out. But what an adventure was beautiful and above all glorious !
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