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"Music From the Film More" is a soundtrack album released in 1969 by British psychedelic rock band, Pink Floyd. The line-up for the album was Roger Waters (vocals/bass/guitar), David Gilmour (guitar/vocals), Nick Mason (drums) and Richard Wright (keyboards).
The album version of "Cymbaline" differs from the film version, although both are sung by David Gimour. The use of a Farfisa organ during the scat solo adds a bit of contrast to the rest of the song. Instruments include bongos, bass, nylon string guitar, drums and piano. The lyrics are the tale of a vivid nightmare.
One of six instrumentals on the album, "Main Theme" begins with a gong that goes throughout the entire song. Thirty seconds in, a Farfisa organ starts a progression of chords which then fades into drum and bass. The main melody is from an organ, and halfway through the song a slide guitar joins in.
"A Spanish Piece" is only one minute four seconds long. It is a flamenco style guitar riff instrumental. In the background David Gilmour's voice, using a comical accent, can be heard making comments from time to time. Although it is a short song, it is packed full of fun.
The album features songs in a variety of music styles. There are some acoustic folk ballads, and two of the songs, "The Nile Song" and "Ibiza Bar", are considered to be among Pink Floyd's heaviest recordings. The instrumentals feature their signature experimental style, and avant-garde take on music. Even if you've never seen the film, or the film isn't something you'd be interested in, the soundtrack is amazing. I'd recommend it to anyone who enjoys any music style. The diversity of music styles alone makes it enjoyable to listen to.
1. Cirrus Mirror
2. The Nile Song
3. Crying Song
4. Up the Khyber
5. Green is the Colour
7. Party Sequence
8. Main Theme
9. Ibiza Bar
10. More Blues
12. A Spanish Piece
13. Dramatic Theme
My rating: 9/10
"More" is Pink Floyd's first attempt to write a soundtrack.
Released on 27 of July in 1969 it is their first album without Syd Barret.
There is a variety of songs here, from acoustic folk ballads to blues-rock songs and avant-garde experimentals.
13 songs are included in the album:
1."Cirrus minor". First one is a quiet song and starts with the sound of singing birds. The hammond organ dominates.
2."The Nile song". Pissed vocals and bluesy solos reveals another side of Floyd in this song.
3."Crying song". Tempo is slowing down again in this song after the hard rock "Nile Song", and we are listening again the acoustic guitar. A smooth electric solo fades away with the song.
4. "Up the khyber" is a mini instrumental psychedelic song with strong elements of jazz. Written by Wright and Mason, as one would expect, keyboards and drums are having the first role.
5. "Green is the color". Back to acoustic guitars with David Gilmour's voice and a folk theme.
6. "Cymbaline" it is a song that D. Gilmour still plays live on his gigs.
7."Party Sequence". A little eastern sound pass.
8."Main Theme" is another instrumental song with the guitar playing with melodies in high notes.
9."Ibiza Bar" is rocking again.
10."More Blues" it is exactly what the name of the song promises!
11."Quicksilver". Instrumental song composed of different sounds...
12."A Spanish piece" Short in duration song with flamenco style guitars and spoken words.
13."Dramatic theme". Last song for the "More" soundtrack is instrumental again and has all the characteristics of the Pink Floyd music.
For people who are listening for first time Pink Floyd, maybe it is not the best record to start, cause songs here are made especially for the soundtrack, and are fitted to it, in result to having some kind of limitations. So it is better to listen first the other albums and leave "More" for last.
For the fans now, it is a sample for what is going to follow to their next albums and a chance to listen a soundtrack from the late 60's and why not to buy and watch the movie too.
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Disc #1 Tracklisting
1 Cirrus Minor
2 Nile Song
3 Crying Song
4 Up The Khyber
5 Green Is The Colour
7 Party Sequence
8 Main Theme
9 Ibiza Bar
10 More Blues
12 Spanish Piece
13 Dramatic Theme