Meddle is the sixth studio album by English progressive rock group Pink Floyd. It was released in October 1971.


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Collectors information & Description:


  Gatefold (FOC) cover design with artwork / photos on the inside cover pages

The album 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.

The album cover image was photographed by Bob Dowling. The image represents an ear, underwater, collecting waves of sound (represented by ripples in the water). Thorgerson has expressed dissatisfaction with the cover, claiming it to be his least favourite Pink Floyd album sleeve: "I think Meddle is a much better album than its cover". Aubrey Powell (Thorgerson's colleague) shares his sentiments—"Meddle was a mess. I hated that cover. I don't think we did them justice with that at all; it's half-hearted." The gatefold contains a group photograph of the band (Floyd's last until 1987's A Momentary Lapse of Reason).


Music Genre:

Prog Rock, Psych, Acid 
Album  Production information:
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  

Note: Hipgnosis was an English art design group based in London that specialised in creating cover art for the albums of rock musicians and bands. Notable commissions included work for Pink Floyd, T. Rex, the Pretty Things, Black Sabbath, UFO, 10cc, Bad Company, Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, Scorpions, Yes, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Def Leppard, Paul McCartney & Wings, the Alan Parsons Project, Genesis, Peter Gabriel, Electric Light Orchestra, the Police, Rainbow, Styx, Pezband, XTC and Al Stewart.

Here is a web-page with a gallery of album covers created by Hipgnosis

Label Information:

Capitol / Harvest SMAS-832  
Record Format: 12" Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 310 gram  
Country of Origin  Made in Canada

Album cover photos of : PINK FLOYD - Meddle

Album Front Cover Photo of "PINK FLOYD - Meddle"
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Album Back Cover  Photo of "PINK FLOYD - Meddle"
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Inner Sleeve   of "PINK FLOYD - Meddle" Album
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Photo of "PINK FLOYD - Meddle" Album's Inner Sleeve  
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Close-up Photo of "PINK FLOYD - Meddle" Record Label 
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Personnel/Band Members and Musicians on: PINK FLOYD - Meddle

    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Roger Waters - bass, vocals
  • Nick Mason - percusssion
  • Dave Gilmour - guitar, vocals
  • Rick Wright - keyboards, vocals

Complete Track-listing of the album "PINK FLOYD - Meddle"

The detailed tracklist of this record "PINK FLOYD - Meddle" is:

    Side One:
  1. One of these days
  2. A Pillow of Winds
  3. Fearless
  4. San Tropez
  5. Seamus
    Side Two:
  1. Echoes

Index of PINK FLOYD's Meddle Vinyl Album Discography and Album Cover Gallery