Pink Floyd - Masters of Rock Vol 1 Germany 12" VINYL LP ALBUM

  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


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Album Description:

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

Track Listing of: Pink Floyd - Masters of Rock Vol 1
    Side One:
  1. Chapter 24
  2. Mathilda Mother
  3. Arnold Layne
  4. Candy AndA Current Run
  5. The Scarecrow
    Side Two:
  1. Apples and Oranges
  2. It Would be So nice
  3. Paint Box
  4. Julia Dream
  5. See Emily Play
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