is the first full-length More soundtrack album, and third studio album, by the English rock band Pink Floyd, released on 13 June 1969 in the United Kingdom. On 9 August 1969, it was released in the United States as . Original Motion Picture Soundtrack from the film More [1 ] The film [2 ] was made in More 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 ] as well as several instrumental tracks, featuring their experimental and [4 ] avant-garde approach.
This is Pink Floyd's first full album without founder member
Syd Barrett, who was ousted from the group in early 1968 during the recording of . It is one of the three Pink Floyd albums to feature A Saucerful of Secrets David Gilmour as the sole lead vocalist, the others being 1987's and 2014's A Momentary Lapse of Reason , and it is also the first album to be produced by Pink Floyd without assistance from The Endless River Norman Smith. More 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"
and "Hollywood". [6 ]
According to one source,
the original [7 ] More reel shows the following track listing:
Main Theme 1
Main Theme 2
Party Sequence 1
Party Sequence 2
Jukebox (Up the Khyber)
Theme – Beat Version
Blues – Slow
[8 ] Paris Bar
Release and reception [ edit ]
More reached number 9 in the UK and, upon re-release in 1973, number 153 in the US. In 1987, the album was issued on CD. A digitally remastered CD was released in 1995 in the UK and 1996 in the US. [13 ]
Since 1995, the new edition changed the title to just
(US title: Music from the Film More ). Music from the Motion Picture More This was the last of three Pink Floyd albums to be released in the United States by the [1 ] Tower Records division of Capitol Records. The 1973 US reissue was released on Harvest Records. Although the CD 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
Main Theme" (instrumental) Waters, Wright, Gilmour, Mason
Ibiza Bar" Waters, Wright, Gilmour, Mason
More Blues" (instrumental) Waters, Wright, Gilmour, Mason
Quicksilver" (instrumental) Waters, Wright, Gilmour, Mason
A Spanish Piece" (instrumental) Gilmour
Dramatic Theme" (instrumental) Waters, Wright, Gilmour, Mason
Personnel [ edit ]
Roger Waters – bass guitar, tape effects, and percussion
Nick Mason – percussion, and drums
Richard Wright – Hammond and Farfisa organs, piano, vibraphone, percussion, backing vocals
David Gilmour – acoustic, electric, slide, and Flamenco guitars, percussion, lead vocals
Sales chart performance [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ a b http://www.discogs.com/Pink-Floyd-Soundtrack-From-The-Film-More/master/20679
^ Povey, Glenn (2006). (New ed.). Mind Head Publishing. p. 110. Echoes: The Complete History of Pink Floyd ISBN 978-0-9554624-0-5.
^ Relics, Pink Floyd: Review, AllMusic.
^ J. DeRogatis, Turn On Your Mind: Four Decades of Great Psychedelic Rock (Milwaukee, Michigan: Hal Leonard, 2003), ISBN 0-634-05548-8, p.132.
^ Nick Mason, Inside Out, first edition p129
^ Manning, Toby (2006). The Rough Guide to Pink Floyd (1st ed.). London: Rough Guides. p. 226. ISBN 1-84353-575-0.
^ Johns, Matt. "Paris, Cite de la Musique, October 10th 2003 – January 25th 2004 INDEPTH REVIEW". Brain Damage . Retrieved . 27 January 2014
^ "A List of Working Titles for Floyd Songs". Pink Floyd Online . Retrieved . 27 January 2014
^ Unterberger, Richie. Album review at AllMusic. Retrieved 3 July 2011.
^ McCormick, Neil (20 May 2014). "Pink Floyd's 14 studio albums rated". (London) The Daily Telegraph . Retrieved . 27 December 2014
^ Graff, Gary; Durchholz, Daniel (eds) (1999). MusicHound Rock: The Essential Album Guide. Farmington Hills, MI: Visible Ink Press. p. 872. ISBN 1-57859-061-2.
^ Sheffield, Rob (2 November 2004). "Pink Floyd: Album Guide". . Rolling Stone Wenner Media, Fireside Books. Archived from the original on 17 February 2011 . Retrieved . 27 December 2014
^ a b "PINK FLOYD | Artist". Official Charts . Retrieved . 8 July 2012
^ Billboard chart peak position at AllMusic. Retrieved 3 July 2011.