Pink Floyd - Meddle GT Britain 2nd Release 12" VINYL LP ALBUM

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

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.


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Album Description: 

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: 

Psych, Acid, Prog Rock

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

Album Production:  Gatefold (FOC) cover design

Label Information:


EMI Harvest SHVL 795

Stamper/Matrix codes: SHVL 795 A-7 HTM / SHVL 795 B-6 HTM

Vinyl Record Format 12" LP 

Year and Country:

1971 Made in Gt Britain

Photos of the LP's cover: Pink Floyd - Meddle (UK)

Photo of Pink Floyd - Meddle (UK) Album's Front Cover 
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Photo of Album's Back Cover  
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Photo of Pink Floyd's Band Members on the inner cover  
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Photo of Pink Floyd's Band Members on the inner cover  
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Photo of Record Label 
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 Note: The images on this page are photos of the actual album. Slight differences in color may exist due to the use of the camera's flash. Images can be zoomed in/out ( eg pinch with your fingers on a tablet or smartphone ).

Band Members and Musicians on: Pink Floyd - Meddle (UK)

Track Listing of: Pink Floyd - Meddle (UK)

    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