This is another Storm Thorgerson tribute listen. I haven’t listened to this for years, but I have to say the title track is sounding really good tonight. This was an odd album cover even in 1970, when my daughter saw the cover tonight, she burst out laughing and asked if it was an album about cows, I said it was, hey who knows?
I really can’t believe both Waters and Gilmour are so down on the title track, the first 10 minutes are great, around the 11 minute mark does remind me a bit of Echoes, but it is no less inferior. I do miss 23 minute tracks though, there was always something great about a track that would take up the whole side of a vinyl record. CDs sort of closed the book on that concept, to be honest as much as I miss 23 minute tracks, I don’t fancy listening to 74 minute tracks.
Listening to Fat Old Sun, while the fat old Sun is shining is wonderful, for me one of Gilmour’s best moments, beautiful.
Hidden dud; I have always found Alan’s Psychedelic Breakfast a bit pointless, I still don’t like it much.
Micro review; Dark Side of the Moo