Meddle

by Pink Floyd

(1971) EMI #EMI 21046

Personnel Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Richard Wright, Nick Mason
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Description The precursor to 'Dark Side of the Moon', this was the beginning of the most creative and productive period in their career.
Posted By Anthony Holden (9426)
Directory Recordings: Rock/Pop
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On 11/10/2003, Syd Barrett (8) posted:
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Meddle is arguably the best Pink Floyd album that is not entirely themed [such as Dark Side of the Moon or The Wall]. Each song is awesome and shows a sort of softer side to the acid/space rock of Pink Floyd. Of course, the intro "One of These Days" displays Roger Waters' trademark simple-but-oh-so-effective bass playing. "A Pillow of Winds" is a perfect, Floydian soothing tune that always puts me into a sort of nostalgic state of mind that I can't describe. Then comes "Fearless," which probably shows off David Gilmour's unique style and voice the best. "San Tropez" is a great, vacation-esque sounding song, and really is one of a kind in the Pink Floyd song collection. Rick Wright gets to show off his lovely piano playing skills in it. And oh, how I love "Seamus," a wonderful sounding Floyd-like blues piece. The song just sounds so sweet with Gilmour effectively using a slide on a nice old classic guitar, with the classic hound-dog Seamus howling in the background. Finally, I come to Echoes. Echoes is most-likely my favorite Pink Floyd song. The overly obscure sound and lyrics, coupled with excellent arranging just leave me in awe everytime I hear it. As a musician, this is the sort of stuff I strive to be able to create. Every phase of the song is marvelous, from the mysterious opening, to the semi-melancholy vocals, to the excellent instrumental work, and on through the rhythm section and excellent keyboards, continuing through the obscure and chilling howling of the guitars, and ending with the perfect wrap-up. This is probably the most famous of the underrated Pink Floyd albums, and deservedly so.
On 2/1/2001, Alvin Mullen (1442) posted:
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One of my favorite albums of all time. It had popularity when it was first released and after The Wall a new group of Floyd fans found Meddle and it sold well a second time. The combination of classic rock, sound effects, and Pink Floyd's unique eclectic musical story telling leaves you lost in sureal world as well as any good fantasy novel.
On 1/27/2001, Anthony Holden (9426) posted:
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The album opens with dualing basses, pulsating a steady rock beat, until all instrumentation joins in, for "One of These Days". If anyone always wondered what was spoken in the song, "One of these days I'm going to cut you into little pieces". The song drifts right into "A Pillow of Winds", a Waters-Gilmour collaboration. The song is meant to slow the pace down, and bring warmth and comfort of home. "Fearless", one of my fav's on the album, is clearly radio friendly. All of side 2 consists of "Echoes" (at one point, was considered as the title for the album). A 22+ minute journey into experimentation, but never mundane. Originally, I would give this album 4.5 stars, for there are a couple short, out-of-place songs. One is entirely filler and rushed, in order to have the album ready for release before Christmas.

If you love 'Dark Side of the Moon', 'Wish You Were Here', and 'Animals', I would definitely recommend 'Meddle'.