In this section of the "Pink Floyd complete vinyl records discography" you will find detailed description and collector's information on PINK FLOYD's Meddle vinyl releases.
Meddle is the sixth studio album by English progressive rock group Pink Floyd. It was released in October 1971. This album was recorded at Morgan Sound Studios, London
The album "Meddle"was recorded at a series of locations around London, including Abbey Road Studios. With no material to work with and no clear idea of the album's direction, the band devised a series of novel experiments which eventually inspired the album's signature track, "Echoes". Although many of the group's later albums would be unified by a central theme with lyrics written mainly by Roger Waters, Meddle was a group effort with lyrical contributions from each member.
Meddle was produced between the band's touring commitments, from January to August 1971. Reviews were mixed, and although it was commercially successful in the United Kingdom, lacklustre publicity on the part of their US label led to poor sales there.
An Interview with Pink Floyd in 1971: Interview with Pink Floyd in Cab of a Rental Truck
By Michael Kennett
Original text of this interview available in pdf format on request
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|PINK FLOYD - Meddle (1971, France )|
Harvest 1C 072-04 917
Meddle was recorded at Air Studios Emi Studios Abbey Road and at Morgan Studios London 1971. Engineers: Peter Bown, John Leckie, Rob Black, Roger Quested. Photography Bob Dowling, Hipgnosis
Hipgnosis was an English art group founded in 1968 by Storm Thorgerson, Aubrey Powell, and Peter Christopherson. The group was known for their innovative and creative album covers, which became iconic in the music industry. Hipgnosis worked with some of the most influential musicians of their time, including Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, and Yes.
The group's name, "Hipgnosis," was a play on the words "hypnosis" and "hip." They believed that their art had the power to hypnotize people and transport them to another world, which was reflected in their album covers. The group's style was surreal and often incorporated elements of fantasy, science fiction, and the occult. Their designs were highly detailed and often required extensive planning and preparation.
One of the group's most famous album covers was for Pink Floyd's "The Dark Side of the Moon." The cover featured a prism refracting light into a rainbow, which became one of the most recognizable images in rock history. The design was so successful that it became synonymous with the band and their music. Another iconic design was for Led Zeppelin's "Houses of the Holy," which featured a group of naked children climbing on a rock formation. The image was highly controversial but helped to solidify the band's rebellious image.
Hipgnosis also worked with a number of other influential musicians, including Peter Gabriel, Black Sabbath, and Genesis. They designed the cover for Peter Gabriel's first solo album, which featured a photograph of Gabriel wearing a mask with only his eyes visible. The image became another iconic design and was later referenced in Gabriel's music video for "Sledgehammer."
The group's success continued into the 1980s, with designs for bands such as Scorpions and Styx. However, the rise of digital technology and the decline of album sales led to the group's decline. Hipgnosis disbanded in 1983, but their legacy lives on in the countless album covers they created.
Hipgnosis was not just an art group, but a collective of artists who had a significant impact on the music industry. Their innovative designs helped to define the visual style of rock music in the 1970s and 1980s. Their work was not just a complement to the music, but an essential part of the overall experience. They created a world that fans could enter into and lose themselves in, just like the music they were listening to.
Harvest 61 476 / 1C 062-04 917
|PINK FLOYD - Meddle Club-sonderauflage (1971, Germany)|
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EMI Harvest SHVL 795
|PINK FLOYD - Meddle ( 1st British Release, 1971, Gt. Britain )|
|EMI Harvest SHVL 795||PINK FLOYD - Meddle ( 2nd British Release, 1971, Gt Britain )|
|PINK FLOYD - MEDDLE Gatefold (1971, Holland)|
|EMI Harvest 3C 064-04917||PINK FLOYD - Meddle (I1971, taly)|
EMI Harvest EL 777002 / 1C 062-04917
|PINK FLOYD - Meddle Spezial Swiss Edition|
EMI Harvest 777 002 SHVL. 795A
|PINK FLOYD - Meddle (1971, Switzerland)|
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EMI , 1997 , United Kingdom
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