Relics is a compilation album with early Pink Floyd recordings, this web-page has descriptions and photos of the International releases. it is most noted for its inclusion of Syd Barrett-era hit singles, "Arnold Layne" and "See Emily Play", as well as B-sides to three other singles. It also includes a previously-unreleased, studio recording of a Roger Waters composition, "Biding My Time", which had otherwise only been heard by live audiences as part of "The Man/The Journey" concert sequence.
This web-page lists the various European releases of the "Relics". Each listing has large photos of the album front and back covers, as well as a close-up photo of the record label. This information can help to determine a particular release of this record.
Pink Floyd is one of the most iconic rock bands of all time, with a discography that spans several decades and includes some of the most influential albums in rock history. Among their many releases, "Relics" stands out as a particularly interesting compilation album. Released in 1971, "Relics" features a selection of Pink Floyd's earlier tracks, including singles, B-sides, and album cuts.
"Relics" was released at a time when Pink Floyd was undergoing significant changes. The band had just released their seminal album "Meddle" and was beginning to experiment with longer, more complex songs. At the same time, Pink Floyd was also facing pressure from their record label to release more commercial material. "Relics" was an attempt to meet these competing demands, by presenting a collection of songs that showcased Pink Floyd's early sound, while also providing a more accessible entry point for new fans.
The album features tracks from Pink Floyd's first two albums, "The Piper at the Gates of Dawn" and "A Saucerful of Secrets," as well as several singles and B-sides. One of the most notable tracks on the album is "Arnold Layne," which was Pink Floyd's debut single and remains one of their most popular songs to this day. Other standout tracks include "Interstellar Overdrive," a psychedelic epic that showcases Pink Floyd's early experimentation with sound, and "See Emily Play," a catchy pop tune that was one of the band's biggest hits.
"Relics" is an important album in Pink Floyd's discography, as it represents a transitional period for the band. The album bridges the gap between Pink Floyd's early, more experimental sound and their later, more polished sound. In this sense, "Relics" serves as a valuable document of Pink Floyd's evolution as a band.
Moreover, "Relics" is also significant in the broader context of rock music. The album was released at a time when rock music was undergoing significant changes, with many bands moving away from the short, catchy pop songs of the 1960s and towards longer, more complex compositions. "Relics" reflects this shift, as it includes several extended psychedelic jams that would become a hallmark of Pink Floyd's later work. In this sense, "Relics" can be seen as a bridge between the old and the new in rock music.
The album front cover has many different variations , almost every release country has it own album front cover illustration
EMI 1A 022-58103 , 1980 , EEC
Pink Floyd's "Relics," a 1980 European release on the EMI "Music For Pleasure Record Label," encapsulates the band's early brilliance. Highlighting Syd Barrett-era hits like "Arnold Layne" and "See Emily Play," it unveils a previously-unreleased gem, "Biding My Time" by Roger Waters. Recognizable by the "MFP" logo, gradient purple background, and "MADE IN EEC" inscription, this vinyl LP, with Nick Mason's artwork, stands as a timeless relic, offering a sonic journey through Pink Floyd's formative years.Show Details
Music For Pleasure MFP 50397 , 1971 , England
Pink Floyd's "Relics," a 1971 release from England, encapsulates the band's Syd Barrett era with hits like "Arnold Layne" and "See Emily Play." The album, adorned with distinctive purple typography, is a collector's gem. Noteworthy for its unreleased track, "Biding My Time," and identifiable by the Music For Pleasure label with red and black background, this vintage vinyl, cataloged as MFP 50397, is a sonic and visual journey through Pink Floyd's evolution.Show Details
Emidisc 2C 048-50.740 , 1971 , France
Pink Floyd's "Relics" French 2nd EMIDISC 12" Vinyl LP Album is a collector's gem, distinguished by its red and blue "Boxed" title and striking yellow-and-black EMIDISC label. Released in 1971, this compilation of iconic tracks encapsulates the band's evolution. With its unique design and historical context, this edition is a sought-after treasure, showcasing Pink Floyd's enduring influence on music and its timeless appeal to enthusiasts and collectors.Show Details
Emidisc – 1 C 048-50 740 L , 1971 , France Export Edition
Pink Floyd's "Relics," a 1971 compilation album, is a collector's gem made in France for German distribution. The album cover, adorned with the iconic band name and catalog number, exudes aesthetic charm. The back cover reveals unique features, including distribution details. The vinyl's label, a visual delight in Black/Yellow(Orangish), bears the GEMA rights society stamp. Matrix and run-out codes authenticate its origin, making "Relics" a timeless piece in the musical tapestry of the early 1970s.Show Details
Emidisc 1C 048-50 740 , 1971 , Germany
Pink Floyd's "Relics" 12" Vinyl LP, a genuine 1st German release, stands as a collector's gem. Marked by unique identifiers like catalog numbers and distinctive labels, it encapsulates the band's early years, featuring Syd Barrett-era hits and rare studio recordings. With iconic producers and Mason's artwork, "Relics" is a timeless testament to Pink Floyd's musical evolution, cherished by fans as a captivating relic from a pivotal period.Show Details
Harvest 1C 048-50 740 , 1971 , EEC Export Edition
Pink Floyd's 1971 "Relics" 12" vinyl, crafted for distribution in Germany, compiles Syd Barrett-era hits like "Arnold Layne" and "See Emily Play," alongside rare B-sides. The album unveils a previously-unreleased studio recording of Roger Waters' "Biding My Time." Producers Joe Boyd and Norman Smith, along with Nick Mason's artwork, contribute to the album's allure. Collectors value specific identifiers, such as catalognr 1C 048-50 740 and the "MADE IN EEC" label, making it a prized piece in Pink Floyd's discography.Show Details
Starline SRS 5071 , , Gt Britain
Pink Floyd's "Relics," an original 1967 UK pressing on Starline, epitomizes the band's early experimental sound. Produced by Norman Smith and Joe Boyd, with Nick Mason's artwork, it's a sonic time capsule showcasing their evolution. The blue label, black lettering, and "Made in Gt Britain" stamp near 3 o'clock add vintage authenticity. Cataloged as Starline SRS 5071, this compilation remains a pivotal artifact in Pink Floyd's musical journey.Show Details
Emidisc – 5C 048-5074 , 1971 , Netherlands
This album "Relics" is a compilation album of early "Pink Floyd" recordings and is most noted for its inclusion of Syd Barrett-era hit singles, "Arnold Layne" and "See Emily Play", as well as B-sides to three other singles. It also includes a previously-unreleased, studio recording of a Roger Waters composition, "Biding My Time", which had otherwise only been heard by live audiences as part of "The Man/The Journey" concert sequence.Show Details
Below is the Index of albums released by the British Acid/Psych band Pink Floyd. As we have a large collection of Pink Floyd albums this index will have entries pointing for each album to the detailed listings. For example: "Animals" clicking the "Show Index" button will bring up listing of this album with information on the various countries it was released and collector's information on how to identify a particular release.
"Animals" is the tenth studio album by Pink Floyd, and was released in January 1977. A concept album, it provides a scathing critique of the social-political conditions of 1970s Britain, and presents a marked change in musical style from their earlier work.Show Index Page
"Atom Heart Mother" is the fifth studio album by Pink Floyd, released in 1970 by Harvest and EMI Records in the United Kingdom and Harvest and Capitol in the United States. It was recorded at Abbey Road Studios, London, England, and reached number one in the United Kingdom, and number 55] in the United States charts, and went gold in the U.S. in March 1994.Show Index Page
"A Collection of Great Dance Songs" is a compilation album by Pink Floyd released on 23 November 1981 on Harvest/EMI in the UK and Columbia Records in the United States.Show Index Page
"The Dark Side of the Moon" is the eighth studio album by Pink Floyd, released in March 1973. The concept album built on ideas explored by the band in their live shows and earlier recordings, but it lacks the extended instrumental excursions that characterised their work following the departure in 1968 of founding member, principal composer and lyricist Syd Barrett.Show Index Page
"Delicate Sound of Thunder" is a Pink Floyd live double album from the David Gilmour-led era of the band which was recorded over five nights at the Nassau Coliseum on Long Island, New York in August 1988 and mixed at Abbey Road Studios in September 1988.Show Index Page
"Echoes: The Best of Pink Floyd" is a compilation album by Pink Floyd. It was released by EMI Records on 5 November 2001, in the United Kingdom and the following day in the United States through Capitol Records.Show Index Page
"The Final Cut" is the twelfth studio album by Pink Floyd. A concept album, The Final Cut is the last of the band's releases to include founding member and longtime lyricist Roger Waters.Show Index Page
This compilation album of Pink Floyd contains the hard to find tracksShow Index Page
Meddle is the sixth studio album by Pink Floyd. It was released in October 1971. This album was recorded at Morgan Sound Stusdios, LondonShow Index Page
"A Momentary Lapse of Reason" is the thirteenth studio album by Pink Floyd. It was released in the UK and US in September 1987. In 1985 guitarist David Gilmour began to assemble a group of musicians to work on his third solo album.Show Index Page
Pink Floyd's More movie soundtrack is a classic album that remains highly influential to this day. The album's unique blend of progressive rock, psychedelic, and experimental elements helped to establish Pink Floyd as one of the most important bands of the 20th century.Show Index Page
The "Nice Pair" was released in December 1973 by Harvest and Capitol in the United States and the following month in the United Kingdom by Harvest and EMI.Show Index Page
"Obscured by Clouds" is the seventh studio album by Pink Floyd, based on their soundtrack for the French film "La Vallée", by Barbet Schroeder.Show Index Page
"The Piper at the Gates of Dawn" is the firs album by the Pink Floyd, and the only one made under founding member Syd Barrett's leadership. The album contains whimsical lyrics about space, scarecrows, gnomes, bicycles and fairy tales, along with psychedelic instrumental songs.Show Index Page
Relics is a compilation album by Pink Floyd released in 1971. The album was released on 14 May in the UK and 15 July in the United States.Show Index Page
"A Saucerful of Secrets" is the second studio album by Pink Floyd. It was recorded at EMI's Abbey Road Studios on various dates from August 1967 to April 1968. It is both the last Pink Floyd album on which Syd Barrett would appear and the only studio album in which all 5 band members contributed.Show Index Page
Early Live recordings, complemented with interviewsShow Index Page
Ummagumma is a double album by Pink Floyd, released in 1969 by Harvest and EMI in the United Kingdom and Harvest and Capitol in the United States. Disc A is a live album of their normal set list of the time, while disc B contains compositions by each member of the band recorded as a studio album.Show Index Page
The Wall is the eleventh studio album by Pink Floyd. Released as a double album on 30 November 1979, it was subsequently performed live with elaborate theatrical effects, and adapted into a feature film, Pink Floyd The Wall.Show Index Page
"Wish You Were Here" is the ninth studio album by English progressive rock group Pink Floyd, released in September 1975. Inspired by material they composed while performing across Europe, it was recorded over numerous sessions at London's Abbey Road Studios.Show Index Page
EMI , 1997 , United Kingdom
This is a box-set of 7 albums with in total 8LP. Each album is issued in a ( FOC ) Fold Open Coveraka Gatefold cover.Show Index Page
This Pink Floyd box-set includes 10 Pink Floyd albums with in total 13LP's as well as a large poster.Show Index Page
A Selection of 7" Records by Pink FloydShow Index Oage
Here you will find several European releases of David Gilmour's debut solo album.Show Index Page
Here you will find several European releases of Roger Waters solo albums.Show Index Page