Pink Floyd - Meddle
(Harvest Records 1974 SHVL795)
Matrix No's: A6/B5 - UK Pressing
2nd Pressing - EMI Records ringwording
G&L Textured (inside and out) Gatefold Sleeve in Excellent/Very Good+ condition
- some wear to edges, particularly along spine - title not legible on spine
Original Harvest/EMI Inner Sleeve with no splits
Vinyl in Nr MINT condition
(there are some surface marks visible on the vinyl when held up to the light but they don't affect the sound quality)
Pink Floyd were an English rock band formed in London. They achieved international acclaim with their progressive and psychedelic music. Distinguished by their use of philosophical lyrics, sonic experimentation, extended compositions and elaborate live shows, they are one of the most commercially successful and influential groups in the history of popular music.
Pink Floyd were founded in 1965 by students Syd Barrett on guitar and lead vocals, Nick Mason on drums, Roger Waters on bass and vocals, and Richard Wright on keyboards and vocals. They gained popularity performing in London's underground music scene during the late 1960s, and under Barrett's leadership released two charting singles and a successful debut album, The Piper at the Gates of Dawn (1967). Guitarist David Gilmour joined in December 1967; Barrett left in April 1968 due to deteriorating mental health. Waters became the band's primary lyricist and conceptual leader, devising the concepts behind their albums The Dark Side of the Moon (1973), Wish You Were Here (1975), Animals (1977), The Wall (1979) and The Final Cut (1983). The Dark Side of the Moon and The Wall became two of the best-selling albums of all time.
Following creative tensions, Wright left Pink Floyd in 1979, followed by Waters in 1985. Gilmour and Mason continued as Pink Floyd; Wright rejoined them as a session musician and, later, a band member. The three produced two more albums, A Momentary Lapse of Reason (1987) and The Division Bell (1994), and toured until 1994. After nearly two decades of acrimony, Pink Floyd reunited with Waters in 2005 for a performance in London as part of the global awareness event Live 8, but Gilmour and Waters have since stated they have no plans to reunite as a band again. Barrett died in 2006 and Wright in 2008. The final Pink Floyd studio album, The Endless River (2014), was recorded without Waters and largely based on unreleased material.
Pink Floyd were inducted into the American Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996, and the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2005. By 2013, the band had sold more than 250 million records worldwide, including 75 million certified units in the US.
Meddle is the sixth studio album by English progressive rock group Pink Floyd, released on 30 October 1971 by Harvest Records. It was produced between the band's touring commitments, from January to August 1971. The album was recorded at a series of locations around London, including Abbey Road Studios and Morgan 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. The cover, containing a close-up shot of an ear underwater, was, as with several previous albums, designed by Hipgnosis, though Storm Thorgerson was unhappy with the final result.
The album was well received by music critics upon its release. However, despite being commercially successful in the United Kingdom, lacklustre publicity on the part of their United States-based label led to poor sales there.
|1.||"One of These Days"||Waters, Wright, Mason, Gilmour||Instrumental[nb 4]||5:57|
|2.||"A Pillow of Winds"||Waters, Gilmour||Gilmour||5:10|
|3.||"Fearless" (including "You'll Never Walk Alone")||Waters, Gilmour (including Rodgers, Hammerstein II)||Gilmour||6:08|
|5.||"Seamus"||Waters, Wright, Mason, Gilmour||Gilmour||2:16|
|1.||"Echoes"||Waters, Wright, Mason, Gilmour||Gilmour and Wright||23:29|
Credits taken from sleeve notes.
- Pink Floyd
- David Gilmour – guitar, bass on "One of These Days", lead vocals, harmonica on "Seamus"
- Roger Waters – bass, lead vocals and acoustic guitar on "San Tropez"
- Richard Wright – Hammond organ, piano, vocals on "Echoes"
- Nick Mason – drums, percussion, vocal phrase on "One of These Days"
- Additional personnel
- Rob Black – engineering (Morgan Studio)
- Peter Bown – engineering (Air and EMI Studios)
- Peter Curzon – design on album remaster
- Bob Dowling – outer sleeve photos
- James Guthrie – remastering
- Hipgnosis – band photo
- John Leckie – engineering (Air and EMI Studios)
- Tony May – inner sleeve photos
- Pink Floyd – album cover design
- Roger Quested – engineering (Morgan Studio)
- Doug Sax – remastering
- Seamus the Dog – "vocals" on "Seamus"
- Storm Thorgerson – design on album remaster
PINK FLOYD - MEDDLE LP - Nr MINT UK 2nd PRESS PROG
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