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More [Soundtrack]

Pink FloydAudio CD
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (133 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (September 3, 1996)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: Capitol
  • ASIN: B000002UA4
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (133 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #95,075 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Cirrus Minor
2. The Nile Song
3. Crying Song
4. Up The Khyber
5. Green Is The Colour
6. Cymbaline
7. Party Sequence
8. Main Theme
9. Ibiza Bar
10. More Blues
11. Quicksilver
12. A Spanish Piece
13. Dramatic Theme

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Genre: Soundtracks & Scores
Media Format: Compact Disk
Release Date: 23-AUG-1988

Concocted for director Barbet Schroeder's dystopian hippie road flick, this album marks Floyd's first venture into film "scoring," a task they undertake with a verve that overshadows their lack of formal training in the field. With just a handful of cuts echoing the trippy, atmospheric space-rock that was so much a part of their early career, there's a surprisingly familiar dedication to songcraft evident here, especially for a soundtrack. Roger Waters's acoustic ballads ("Cirrus Minor," "Crying Song," "Green is the Color"), dark and dirge-like, are familiar predecessors to music that would highlight Wish You Were Here and The Wall, while Dave Gilmour's slashing riffs on "The Nile Song" also foreshadow greatness to come. Moody and surprisingly eclectic, More has rightly earned its place as a Floyd cult fave. --Jerry McCulley

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51 of 59 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not an Album for Beginners January 15, 2005
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If I had to pick, I would have to say that this is probably my least favorite Pink Floyd album. It is an incredibly languid (almost stagnant in spots), disjointed, half-hearted effort that never quite takes off. At least that's how I'd remembered it. Yes it had been awhile, but I decided to break out the CD again before writing this review. I must admit, I'm glad I did, because it's better than I'd remembered.

To properly assess this recording, a few things should be considered. First, Pink Floyd was still very much a band in search of its sound. To say that More was "kind of experimental" is like saying Dark Side Of The Moon was "kind of successful". Second, this was the band's first effort at composing a full film score, and by all accounts it wasn't a major picnic. This was due in large part to the supervision of director Barbet Schroeder. Third, the entire record was written and recorded in eight days. Even for an immensely talented band like Pink Floyd, this is hardly an ideal timeframe to create. Finally, unlike soundtracks of today where hits of established pop successes are merely compiled together to generate maximum revenue, the Floyd were composing directly to scenes in the movie (ie; moody sounds and incidental music). The result is that there are as many bizarre fragmented moments as there are actual songs.

Considering all the above, one would likely expect a seriously flawed effort. However, despite all the failings of this record, the band managed to capture several moments of kaleidoscopic beauty. Songs range from the gentle acoustic breeze of Green Is The Color to the pounding rock of The Nile Song (and its evil twin, Ibiza Bar).
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An overlooked and very experimental Pink Floyd album November 19, 2006
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Based on what I have read, Pink Floyd did this album because they wanted to start making movie scores. Released in 1969, this soundtrack to the counterculture melodrama More (directed by Barbet Schroeder) really is a very nice listen. From the pastoral serenity of the opening track, through the thunderous Nile Song and Ibiza Bar, and into the spacey and experimental instrumental passages, this is a great album that indicates (somewhat) the direction that Pink Floyd would take as they entered the 1970s. I guess it is worth mentioning that Pink Floyd would take the experimental approach of More to an even greater extent on the follow up Ummagumma (1969).

The instrumental pieces are balanced by the vocal pieces on this, the Floyd's third album, and although some have commented that Dave's vocals sound "feeble" I actually think he sounds great (even on Green is the Colour). Dave's spacey guitar playing is also right on track and he uses a great mix of electric and acoustic textures. With respect to the instrumental tracks there are some pieces that reflect Rick Wright's interest in avant-garde composers (like Stockhausen) especially Up the Khyber, which features a "tribal" drum part by Nick Mason (who co-wrote the piece), some atonal playing on the organ and piano, and electronic effects. Other interesting pieces include the completely "out there" track Quicksilver, which is the most experimental and at 7 minutes the longest track on the whole album, along with the short piece Party Sequence, which features some great percussion parts. At the other end of the spectrum is the softer piece Green is the Colour, which features acoustic guitar, acoustic piano, along with a very soft bass part by Roger and a tiny bit of organ by Rick.
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42 of 52 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Slightly Puzzling Way To Begin a New Floyd Era August 29, 2002
Format:Audio CD
"More" is probably the least-noted studio album in Pink Floyd's history. This is not very surprising; these thirteen tracks were written and recorded for Barbet Schroeder's 1969 hippie-film of the same name, which was about--what else?--a junkie couple addicted to heroin. Why Schroeder appointed Pink Floyd--a band relatively inexperienced in film scoring--to create this soundtrack is questionable, but the result isn't really as bad as it would be with lesser bands.
There are as many fine songs on the "More" soundtrack as there are poor ones. Bassist Roger Waters reveals his blossoming songwriting talent with remarkability. This is exceptional when one looks at the strong hold the bassist would have on the band in the years to come. But there are also some wonderful "group tracks," those written by the entire body of Pink Floyd. Such Waters staples as 'Cirrus Minor,' 'The Nile Song,' (probably the only Floyd heavy metal song) and two cult classics, 'Cymbaline' and 'Green is the Color' are good songs that prove music can be psychedelic without the futile use of drugs. Speaking of which, another thing that makes "More" somewhat of a stepping stone for Pink Floyd is that it was their first work in which they were completely rid of Syd Barrett, their former leader whose damaged mental state as the result of drug use forced him out of the band a year earlier. "More" shows how Pink Floyd had taken the absence of their leader and used it as an oppurtunity to create a whole new set of craftworks in which to vent their talent; group compositions like the raw 'Ibiza Bar,' the groovy 'Main Theme,' and the tiring 'Quicksilver' show their ambitions.
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5.0 out of 5 stars WOW!!!! ANOTHER GREAT ONE FROM FLOYD!!!!!!!!!!
I'm really glad to listen to this GREAT PSYCHEDELIC album from the legendary PINK FLOYD......I'm a long time FLOYD fan, and i never really listened to MORE..... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Fluminense
5.0 out of 5 stars Now found
First time buyer,the results are very good, as they had given me great service to go back to them. I will!
Published 18 months ago by Mickmacias
5.0 out of 5 stars A Fantastic Album For A Selected Few
This is some of the best Psychedelic music out there; erratic enough to be soothing but coherent enough to be great music. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Rede
4.0 out of 5 stars Pink Floyd Fan
Early Pink Floyd and I liked it. Much different to Albums like Dark Side of the Moon and The Wall but still interesting.
Published 21 months ago by Joe Smith
4.0 out of 5 stars pink floyd
One of Floyd's early releases prior to huge fame, but the same line up after the parting of ways with Syd Barrett.
Published 22 months ago by Denver B. Cornett
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting Soundtrack Effort
More remains an interesting catalyst within the evolution of Pink Floyd's sound and identity post Syd Barrett and while its not an essential inclusion within the group's collective... Read more
Published on August 18, 2012 by Thirty-Ought Six
2.0 out of 5 stars One of my least favorite Floyd albums
I know some people rate this record very highly, but I can't join the chorus on this one. "More" is one of the slightest, most inconsequential albums Pink Floyd ever recorded. Read more
Published on July 20, 2012 by maelje
4.0 out of 5 stars First with David Gilmour on lead vocals.
More is good, it's not Dark Side Of The Moon but early Pink Floyd is great. After Syd Barrett had to leave the band because of metal illness and a drug addiction, David Gilmour... Read more
Published on December 21, 2011
4.0 out of 5 stars I enjoy it
No it is not the best Pink Floyd album but it still takes you to the edge. The band did sountracks and these were drug induced and sex induced films. Read more
Published on October 22, 2011 by Robert Chica
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Floyd Which Stands the Test of Time
I was living in Amsterdam and later Germany when I was first turned onto this album in late 1969. I have purchased this album in vinyl, cassette and CD. Read more
Published on September 30, 2011 by Leerossh
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