|Studio album / Soundtrack album by Pink Floyd|
|Released||15 June 1969|
|Recorded||1 February – 31 May 1969|
|Studio||Pye Studios, London|
|Pink Floyd chronology|
|Singles from More|
More is the first full-length soundtrack album, and third studio album, by the English rock band Pink Floyd, released on 15 June 1969 in the United Kingdom by EMI Columbia and on 9 August 1969 by Tower Records a subsidiary label of Capitol Records in the United States as Original Motion Picture Soundtrack from the film More. It is the first album by the band to be released by Capitol internationally. The film More was made in Luxembourg in 1969 and was directed by Barbet Schroeder.
Recording and songs
More is a psychedelic rock soundtrack album that 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", as well as several instrumental tracks, featuring their experimental and 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 A Saucerful of Secrets. It is one of the three Pink Floyd albums to feature David Gilmour as the sole lead vocalist, the others being 1987's A Momentary Lapse of Reason and 2014's The Endless River, and it is also the first album to be produced by Pink Floyd without assistance from Norman Smith. More was recorded at Pye Studios, Marble Arch, London and engineered by Brian Humphries. It is the only album in the band's discography not to have a lead vocal from Roger Waters during his tenure in the band.
Two songs can be heard in the film that were not included on the album: "Seabirds" and "Hollywood".
Release and reception
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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.
Since 1995, the new edition changed the title to just Music from the Film More (US title: Music from the Motion Picture More). 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 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. For the Pink Floyd Records 2016 re-issue, the name reverted to Soundtrack from the film More which was released 3 June 2016.
|2.||"The Nile Song"||Waters||3:26|
|4.||"Up the Khyber" (instrumental)||Mason, Wright||2:12|
|5.||"Green Is the Colour"||Waters||2:58|
|7.||"Party Sequence" (instrumental)||Waters, Wright, Gilmour, Mason||1:07|
|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|
- Roger Waters – bass guitar, tape effects, percussion
- Nick Mason – drums, percussion
- Richard Wright – Farfisa Combo Compact Duo organ, Hammond M-102 spinet organ, piano, vibraphone, backing vocals
- David Gilmour – acoustic, electric, slide, and flamenco guitars, percussion, lead vocals
- Additional personnel
- Lindy Mason – tin whistle on "Green Is the Colour" and "Party Sequence"
- James Guthrie – re-mastering supervision
- Hipgnosis – sleeve design
- Doug Sax – re-mastering
|Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)||14|
|French Albums (SNEP)||2|
|UK Albums (OCC)||9|
|US Billboard 200||153|
|French Albums (SNEP)||128|
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