This compilation album of Pink Floyd contains the hard to find tracks: "Arnold Layne", "Candy and a Current Run", "Apples and Oranges", "Paint Box", "Julia Dream" and "See Emily Play". The producers of this album omitted to mention "Syd Barrett" as one of Pink Floyd's band members
Pink Floyd is one of the most influential bands in the history of rock music. Their music has had a significant impact on the genre, and they have inspired countless other musicians. One of their most iconic albums is "Masters of Rock Vol 1," a compilation album released in 1974.
Pink Floyd formed in London in 1965, originally composed of Syd Barrett, Nick Mason, Roger Waters, and Richard Wright. The band's name was inspired by two blues musicians, Pink Anderson and Floyd Council. They began playing in the underground music scene, performing at clubs like the UFO Club and the Marquee Club. Their early music was heavily influenced by blues and psychedelic rock, and they quickly gained a following.
In 1967, Pink Floyd released their debut album, "The Piper at the Gates of Dawn." The album showcased Barrett's songwriting and experimental sound, featuring tracks like "Interstellar Overdrive" and "Astronomy Domine." However, Barrett's erratic behavior and drug use led to tensions within the band, and he was eventually replaced by David Gilmour in 1968.
With Gilmour on board, Pink Floyd's sound evolved to include more progressive rock elements. They released a string of critically acclaimed albums in the 1970s, including "Meddle," "The Dark Side of the Moon," and "Wish You Were Here." These albums showcased the band's intricate instrumentals, concept-driven lyrics, and innovative use of sound effects.
"Masters of Rock Vol 1" was released in 1974, in the midst of this creative peak. The album is a compilation of tracks from Pink Floyd's first four albums, showcasing their evolution from a psychedelic rock band to a progressive rock powerhouse. It features classic tracks like "See Emily Play," "Interstellar Overdrive," and "Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun."
"Masters of Rock Vol 1" was an important milestone in Pink Floyd's career. It marked a transition from their early, experimental sound to the more polished, progressive rock sound that would define their later work. The album was also a commercial success, reaching number three on the UK charts and introducing Pink Floyd's music to a wider audience.
The compilation format of "Masters of Rock Vol 1" also allowed fans to experience Pink Floyd's evolution in a single album. The tracks from their early albums showcased their psychedelic roots, while the later tracks showcased their experimentation with complex song structures and themes.
Music Genre:Psych, Acid, Prog Rock
|Notes: Album liner notes are in German and English language.|
|Record Label: EMI Harvest 1C 054-04299 / LC 1305|
|Media Format: 12" LP Vinyl Gramophone Record|
|Country Made in Germany|
Band Members and Musicians on: Pink Floyd - Masters of Rock Vol 1
David Gilmour (Full-name: David Jon Gilmour) is an English musician, singer, and songwriter, best known as the guitarist, co-lead vocalist and one of the main songwriters of the rock band Pink Floyd. He was born on March 6, 1946, in Cambridge, England.
Gilmour began playing guitar at a young age and formed his first band, Jokers Wild, in 1962. He later joined the band Bullitt, which also included future Pink Floyd member, Roger Waters. In 1968, he was invited to join Pink Floyd as a replacement for the band's original lead vocalist and guitarist, Syd Barrett, who had become increasingly unreliable due to his use of psychedelic drugs.
Nick Mason is an English drummer and one of the founding members of the rock band Pink Floyd. He was born on 27 January 1944, in Birmingham, England. Mason began playing drums at an early age and was a member of several bands before forming Pink Floyd in 1965 with Syd Barrett, Roger Waters, Richard Wright, and himself.
Mason has been the only constant member of Pink Floyd throughout the band's history and has played on all of their studio albums. He is widely considered to be one of the most innovative and talented drummers in rock music, and his drumming style has been a key element in the band's sound. He also played in the Live performances and concerts and participated in the creation of several of the band's most popular and critically acclaimed albums, including "The Dark Side of the Moon," "Wish You Were Here," "Animals," and "The Wall."
Richard "Rick" Wright was an English musician, singer, and songwriter, best known as the keyboardist and one of the main vocalists of the rock band Pink Floyd. He was born on 28 July 1943, in London, England, and began playing the piano at a young age. He first met Nick Mason and Roger Waters while studying at the Regent Street Polytechnic in London, and in 1965 they formed Pink Floyd along with Syd Barrett. Wright played an important role in the band's sound and success, providing keyboard and piano parts, as well as contributing to the band's songwriting and singing lead vocals on several songs. He played on all of Pink Floyd's albums until "The Final Cut" (1983) where Roger Waters took over the band. In 1985, Wright returned as a session musician and played on the album "A Momentary Lapse of Reason" (1987) and tour with the band.
Roger Waters George Roger Waters (born 6 September 1943) an English songwriter, singer, bassist, and composer. He is best known as a founding member of the rock band Pink Floyd. He was the primary lyricist and conceptual leader of the band and wrote many of the group's most popular songs, including "The Wall," "Wish You Were Here," "Another Brick in the Wall," and "Money." Waters also sang lead vocals on many of Pink Floyd's songs and was the band's bassist and co-lead vocalist. He left the band in 1985, but continues to be active as a solo artist and has released several successful solo albums. Read more on Roger Waters
Syd Barrett was an English singer, songwriter and musician, who is best known as the original lead vocalist, guitarist, and principal songwriter of the rock band Pink Floyd. He was born Roger Keith Barrett on January 6, 1946, in Cambridge, England. He played an important role in the early development of Pink Floyd and was the main creative force behind the band's first album, "The Piper at the Gates of Dawn" (1967).
Syd Barrett's last album with Pink Floyd was their debut album, "The Piper at the Gates of Dawn" which was released in August 1967. The album was recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London, and features Barrett as the main songwriter and vocalist, with Roger Waters, Richard Wright, Nick Mason and himself as band members. The album received generally positive reviews and helped establish Pink Floyd as an important band in the emerging psychedelic rock scene of the late 1960s.
After the album's release, Syd Barrett's behavior and commitment to the band became increasingly erratic due to his heavy use of psychedelic drugs, particularly LSD. As a result, he was eventually replaced by David Gilmour as the band's lead vocalist and guitarist in 1968, and did not participate in the recording of any further Pink Floyd albums.
Track Listing of: Pink Floyd - Masters of Rock Vol 1
Photos of the LP's cover: Pink Floyd - Masters of Rock Vol 1
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