Just coasting gently to the end of my first listen to Rattle That Lock, which until I saw it in Sainsbury's on Friday I didn't even know was coming.
So I reconnected the stereo at Christmas to listen to The Endless River and have since gone back to listening to music on a proper system with proper speakers regularly. Dave Gilmore's latest doesn't disappoint. Magical. Essential for fans of his sound. It may actually make you float.
I can't say I'm really excited by this. A similar 73-78 set I'd be all over. Phil a decent quality version of Echoes from The Empire Pool concert which is scattered over the the Experience editions. I've got a bootleg vinyl of it but .... also official versions of the New York WYWH and US Animals tour.
Lots of complaints online that a particular track, Vegetable Man, isn't on the 2cd set.
I did wonder if it meant it would be followed by a similar set covering the glory years, but then there have been expensive solo releases covering the big albums from that era in recent years. The immersion editions.
I like complete sets, but I don't think I'd get £400 worth of pleasure from that.
Quick check reveals Foot in the Door is a single disc and Echoes is of course two. There are only three tracks on Foot in the Door that aren't on Echoes (Phil for ref: Brain Damage, Eclipse and Have a Cigar), and Echoes is a much wider selection.
Thing about Floyd is that you have three distinct eras that sound quite different and it's usually the middle one that gets all the recognition. Echoes will give you bits of all of them. Go for Echoes to get a bit of everything, then follow what sounds good to you. You can't really go wrong with Wish You Were Here and Dark Side of the Moon for the 'middle' era, but I'd really recommend The Division Bell (a later 80s one) and once you've got your head round that The Wall is truly amazing.
Just the obvious A-listers so far. I got 'Foot in the Door'. And indeed it is. So getting to grips with these before... delving deeper... Comfortably numb has me spell-bound though. Listen to it over and over and over again...
What would you recommend next? DSOTM?
EDIT: I got Foot in the Door over Echoes simply 'cos it happened to be cheaper at that moment on-line.