Coupla family days out coming up, hoping wife and sprogs let me play some. Played them Foot. Mrs Shocks- no. Big- no (she loves things you wouldn't expect, like Toto, but not PF). Small- maybe... some of them, "some are too long, Daddy".
I like Division Bell and Momentary Lapse of Reason very much, but find I miss Waters' lyrics. I wasn't blown away by The Wall, surprisingly. Some of it is great, but, I dunno, it's almost as though Waters went too concept. Maybe it should have been a more condensed single album...? I'll give it more listens though and I'm sure it'll grow on me. The Final Cut is heavy going, but interesting. Wish You Were Here is utterly brilliant. I think I like Dark Side the best still, but WYWH is really superb. Meddle remains a firm favourite. And the version of Echoes Phil sent me was AMAZING. Is that just on DVD? I'd love it on CD. Also listened to Endless River, which, although being mainly instrumental, is very nice. Animals is on the way. Pulse is a target.
I listened to Piper, and although very listenable, I didn't enjoy it was much as the others. Sorry to say. Guess I'm a later Floydia?
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.
The pricing on those things is well wonky. I didn't realise when volumes 1-6 of the 67/72 set were released individually they were the same as the boxed set ones. That means 6x£30 gets you all bar the last volume of a whole set that was well over £300 when it came out. That places huge value on volume 7, which is really just a collection of oddments looking at the track list on Wikipedia.
Yes, if they release the volumes from this new set individually I can see me upgrading my existing CDs for the albums. But 87 onward, there are, what, 3 studio albums and 2 live, and Endless River was really a bonus disc for the Division Bell. They're going to have to use a lot of other material to fill out another set like the last one. 33 discs.
I have been reappraising Meddle this morning based on an assist from Phil and Shockprowl's recent championing it. This is good squishy. Speakers up, curtains pulled back and windows open with sunlight streaming in*. This is probably what a good day is.
*all toys hidden first of course. You will not touch my Jetfire you... sunshine you!