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?
My favourite album is ummagumma.
You just can't beat "several small species of small furry animals Gathered together in a cave grooving with a pict".
Hmmmm. The answer to this question is a complicated one. Pink Floyd are primary an album band.
I think the simple answer might to you be yes, but it's not the one I'd normally give. There's two real answers to the question of "what proper Pink Floyd album do I buy first?" and to see why I've said what I've said we need the track listing for One Foot in the Door
1 "Hey You" (The Wall (1979)) 2 "See Emily Play" (Non-album single (1967); appears on Relics (1971) and original US/Japan versions of The Piper at the Gates of Dawn (1967)) 3 "The Happiest Days of Our Lives" (The Wall) 4 "Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2)" (The Wall) 5 "Have a Cigar" (Wish You Were Here (1975)) 6 "Wish You Were Here" (Wish You Were Here) 7 "Time" (Edited version on CD, Full version on vinyl) (The Dark Side of the Moon (1973)) 8 "The Great Gig in the Sky" (The Dark Side of the Moon) 9 "Money" (The Dark Side of the Moon) 10 "Comfortably Numb" (The Wall) 11 "High Hopes" (Edited version) (The Division Bell (1994)) 12 "Learning to Fly" (A Momentary Lapse of Reason (1987)) 13 "The Fletcher Memorial Home" (The Final Cut (1983)) 14 "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" (Edited version of parts 1-5) (Wish You Were Here) 15 "Brain Damage" (The Dark Side of the Moon) 16 "Eclipse" (Early fade-out) (The Dark Side of the Moon)
Lots of DSOTM here BUT you're missing over half of side one inc all of the first half and Time is edited. As much as I love WYWH, side one of DSOTM may be the finest side of a vinyl LP ever. Money's here, but then it skips to the climax with Brain Damage and Eclipse. OK that means you'll have skipped Us & Them, which I don't like, but from there the album builds towards the end.
LOTS of Wish You Were Here on A Foot - Not heard a foot myself but I think I can make a stab a what they cut from Shine On 1-5 - what did you think of that? If you really enjoyed it then despite having more of the album already I'd consider getting Wish You Were Here first just for the rest of Shine On (parts 6-9).
But you will buy both in short order so you might as well get it done in one go. They are the twin titans of 70s Floyd. Sadly I don't think the experience editions are available any more as they're superb. It's where you go next that's the interesting question.
When I started out I knew 5 (I think) Pink Floyd tracks: Learning to Fly & On The Turning Away - both from the radio play they'd had in the 80s on Momentary Lapse of Reason's release - Money & Another Brick in The Wall - which are probably their two best known tracks to the Great British Public - and One of These Days - from a radio play I was fortunate enough to catch and get the record button down for. In early 1990 I went looking for a "Queen's Greatest Hits" style compilation with all five on and ended up with the live "Delicate Sound of Thunder". I put the tape in, Shine on you Crazy Diamond started and my life changed forever. A friend then did me copies of WYWH & Momentary Lapse of Reason, I got DSOTM for my 17th birthday and off we went.
Was always a Beatle man. Non-musical family... Dad liked Buddy Holly, which was nice... brother got into weird rave shit. The kind The Doctor plays all the time. Hate that. I just... I just missed- missed
I was the one who let you know, I was your sorry ever after, '84, '85. Give me new toys and I'll decide, but I'm really only after, '84, '85.