More (soundtrack)

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More
Soundtrack album / Studio album by Pink Floyd
Released 13 June 1969
Recorded 1 February-31 May 1969, Pye Studios, London
Genre Psychedelic rock
Length 44:56
Language English
Label EMI Columbia (UK)
Tower (US)
Producer Pink Floyd
Pink Floyd chronology
A Saucerful of Secrets
(1968)
More
(1969)
Ummagumma
(1969)
Pink Floyd soundtracks chronology
Tonite Lets All Make Love in London
(1968)
More
(1969)
Zabriskie Point
(1970)
Singles from More
  1. "The Nile Song" / "Ibiza Bar"
    Released: 1969
  2. "Main Theme"
    Released: 27 July 1969

More (US original title: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack from the film More)[1] is the first full-length soundtrack album, and third studio album by the English rock band Pink Floyd, released on 13 June 1969 in the UK and 9 August in the US.[2] The film More was made in Luxembourg in 1969 and was directed by Barbet Schroeder.

Recording and songs[edit]

More contains some acoustic folk ballads, a genre that appeared sparsely on later works. It also contains some of the band's "heaviest" recordings, such as "The Nile Song" and "Ibiza Bar",[3][4] as well as several instrumental tracks, featuring their experimental and avant-garde approach.

This is Pink Floyd's first full album without founding member Syd Barrett, who was ousted from the group in early 1968 during the recording of their previous album, A Saucerful of Secrets. It is one of the two Pink Floyd albums to feature David Gilmour as the sole lead vocalist, the other being 1987's A Momentary Lapse of Reason, and it is also the first album to be produced by Pink Floyd without assistance from Norman Smith. It was recorded at Pye Studios, Marble Arch, London and engineered by Brian Humphries.[5]

Two songs can be heard in the film that were not included on the album: "Seabirds"[6] and "Hollywood".

According to one source,[7] the original More reel shows the following track listing:

  1. Main Theme 1
  2. Main Theme 2
  3. Party Sequence 1
  4. Party Sequence 2
  5. Jukebox (Up the Khyber)
  6. Theme - Beat Version
  7. Spanish Music
  8. Blues - Slow
  9. Hollywood
  10. Seabirds
  11. Crying Song
  12. Waterpipe (Quicksilver)[8]
  13. Paris Bar

Release and reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[9]
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars[10]

More reached number 9 in the UK[11] and—upon re-release in 1973—number 153 in the US. In 1987, the album was re-released on CD. A digitally remastered CD was released in 1995 in the UK and 1996 in the US.

Since 1995, the new edition changed the title to just Music from the Film More (US title: Music from the Motion Picture More).[1] This was the last of three Pink Floyd albums to be released in the United States by the Tower Records division of Capitol Records. The 1973 US re-issue was released on Harvest Records. Although the CD edition restores the original United Kingdom title in all countries, it is represented differently on the spine (Music from the Film More) and label More.

Track listing[edit]

All vocals by David Gilmour.

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Cirrus Minor"   Waters 5:18
2. "The Nile Song"   Waters 3:26
3. "Crying Song"   Waters 3:33
4. "Up the Khyber" (instrumental) Mason, Wright 2:12
5. "Green Is the Colour"   Waters 2:58
6. "Cymbaline"   Waters 4:50
7. "Party Sequence" (instrumental) Waters, Wright, Gilmour, Mason 1:07
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Main Theme" (instrumental) Waters, Wright, Gilmour, Mason 5:27
2. "Ibiza Bar"   Waters, Wright, Gilmour, Mason 3:19
3. "More Blues" (instrumental) Waters, Wright, Gilmour, Mason 2:12
4. "Quicksilver" (instrumental) Waters, Wright, Gilmour, Mason 7:13
5. "A Spanish Piece"   Gilmour 1:05
6. "Dramatic Theme" (instrumental) Waters, Wright, Gilmour, Mason 2:15

Personnel[edit]

Additional personnel

Sales chart performance[edit]

Year Chart Position
1969 UK Albums Chart 9[11]
1973 Billboard Pop Albums 153[12]

References[edit]

Footnotes
Citations
  1. ^ a b http://www.discogs.com/Pink-Floyd-Soundtrack-From-The-Film-More/master/20679
  2. ^ Povey, Glenn (2006). Echoes : The Complete History of Pink Floyd (New ed.). Mind Head Publishing. p. 110. ISBN 978-0-9554624-0-5. 
  3. ^ Relics, Pink Floyd: Review, Allmusic.
  4. ^ J. DeRogatis, Turn On Your Mind: Four Decades of Great Psychedelic Rock (Milwaukee, Michigan: Hal Leonard, 2003), ISBN 0-634-05548-8, p.132.
  5. ^ Nick Mason, Inside Out, first edition p129
  6. ^ Manning, Toby (2006). The Rough Guide to Pink Floyd (1st ed.). London: Rough Guides. p. 226. ISBN 1-84353-575-0. 
  7. ^ Johns, Matt. "Paris, Cite de la Musique, October 10th 2003 - January 25th 2004 INDEPTH REVIEW". Brain Damage. Retrieved 27 January 2014. 
  8. ^ "A List of Working Titles for Floyd Songs". Pink Floyd Online. Retrieved 27 January 2014. 
  9. ^ Unterberger, Richie. Album review at AllMusic. Retrieved 3 July 2011.
  10. ^ "Pink Floyd album guide". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 3 July 2011. 
  11. ^ a b "PINK FLOYD | Artist". Official Charts. Retrieved 8 July 2012. 
  12. ^ Billboard chart peak position at AllMusic. Retrieved 3 July 2011.