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Pyramid Song / Amazing Sounds Orgy / Trans Atlanti [Single, Import]

RadioheadAudio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)


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  • Audio CD (June 5, 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Single, Import
  • Label: EMI Import
  • ASIN: B00005IB2I
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #159,418 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant February 22, 2004
By Notlob
Format:Audio CD
Since the release of Ok Computer, Radiohead have been known for their creative song writing and interesting production. This incredible single is a perfect demonstration of how creative they can be both in terms of writing and production, and the result is beautiful.
'Pyramid Song' is an emotive and eerily beautiful piece of music. The song is built upon a relatively simple (but certainly not common) repeating chord progression played on the piano, over which subtly eerie orchestral sounds echo, before Yorke's gentle vocals enter. The timing is unusual yet comfortable, and upon first listen you may think that there's no definate timing at all. About two minutes in, strings become more prominant, and the calmly jazzy rhythm reveals itself on the drums, making sense of the unusual timing you've been listening to. The song builds in intensity and eventually the string ensemble takes the song to it's climax. If you're anything like me, repeated listens will have this song grow on you more and more. Moody, emotive, and powerful.
As usual, Radiohead have treated us to some interesting B-sides, too. This single is quite possibly their most creatively interesting, with the fragmented beats and beautiful harmonies of 'Kinetic', the dark, evil jazz of 'The Amazing Sounds of Orgy', and the schizophrenic 'Trans-Atlantic Drawl', which has the band rock out, before breaking suddenly into a slow, dark, synthesised piece that is somewhat reminiscent of a choral requiem. Overall a very enjoyable listen, and one that you'll get more out of the more you listen to it.
As a musician myself, this single, along with the albums 'Kid A' and 'Amnesiac' have been extremely encouraging, demonstrating that there is still a market for creativity and innovation in the music industry. This single is a very good representation of Radiohead's creative freedom.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "do you see the light...?" August 4, 2003
Format:Audio CD
yorke and co. have long been infamous for saving some of their most interesting material for b-sides and tossoff collections like this one. while you should already know and love "Amnesiac"'s "Pyramid Song" for the genius that it is (as well as the only demonstrable use of Herman Hesse for any artistic purpose whatsoever), this single provides useful context by introducing fans to some of its ideological cousins. worth it for fans--but who else would be reading this?
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Pyramid, Part 2 (Nothing to Doubt) September 7, 2001
Format:Audio CD
The first single from Amnesiac and the first commercially available single from Radiohead in nearly four years.
PYRAMID SONG: (Difer to review written on Part 1)
FAST-TRACK: Vocal manipulations laced with percussion that is both confident (steady bass drum and hi-hat) and choatic (sounds like a snare turned beanbag and it's on the left speaker) and guitars that echo in a sea of speed and confusion.
KINETIC: Synth "ahhs" or "ooohs" are cliché in the world of music but this song puts it into new light. With a jazz drum pattern, meandering keyboards and Thom's pleas to "let's keep moving" and "Don't fall asleep at the wheel," the song moves and yet stalls in the middle of the road [this is not suppose to be a negative criticism but rather an attempt to describe the song]
OVERALL: Along with Part 1, this compliments Amnesiac, bridges it with Kid A and proves that B-sides are hidden treasures.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant April 18, 2003
By Tim
Format:Audio CD
I urge anyone reading this to buy this CD. OK, so you're probably heard Pyramid Song and you know how beautiful it is. That's reason no. 1 for buying.
But the main reason is The Amazing Sounds Of Orgy. This is, in my opinion, better than anything actually on Amnesiac, and I think it's a real travesty that it wasn't included on the actual album. It's haunting and beautiful whilst being very catchy, and the a...h bits are great. At the end, when Thom is singing "so glad, so glad you're mine" it sends shivers down my spine.
The dark, tribal feel is carried over to new single There There, which is also a fantastic song.
Track three, Trans-atlantic Drawl, is a simple, screeching rock out. You know, the sort of thing that Radiohead don't "do" anymore. Terrific stuff, although a little disconcerting when it suddenly stops.
Again, please buy. Please. You know you want to...
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "So glad your mine" August 1, 2001
Format:Audio CD
I knew the b-sides that would come out of this studio session were going to be something unreal. And Radiohead didn't dissapoint me at all. We all know Pyramid Song, beautiful just beautiful. Almost trance inducing.
But the highlights on this disc isn't even that. The b-sides are amazing, very experimentive and very electronic.
The Amazing Sounds of Orgy is breathtaking, it has a creepy atmosphere and is lyrically the strongest b-side on this single. It has become one of my favorite Radiohead songs along with another b-side on here Kinetic. It's built along strange electronics and odd drumming. "Better keep moving"
Trans-Atlantic Drawl took some time to get into but I really like it now too. The only song on here that features a guitar but also contains an almost jazz like bass line and breaks down about halfway into the song and fades into a sweet ambience.
Fasttrack is the only song I don't really like, too boring. Not enough substance to keep me interested.
This is Radioheads best single to come out with tunes that could of easily of been on Amnesiac. Though I have gotten the Knives Out single early I can say that that one barely eclipses Pyramid Song's b-sides.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Put it in your cart and nobody gets hurt
Pyramid Song has long been a favorite of mine. Here, it comes with two extra tunes that stand a cut above the average b-sides you get on singles. Read more
Published on October 8, 2010 by The Hometown Zero
5.0 out of 5 stars Nothing to fear and nothing to doubt.
Even though Amnesiac was considered a dud album by some, the b-sides from its singles are undeniably (and universally considered to be) some of their best work. Read more
Published on August 13, 2010 by Backdrifter
3.0 out of 5 stars Radiohead is capable of so much better!!!
I love Radiohead. I collect their Cds. My friends are all sick of hearing about them. Then, I heard Fast Track. Pyramid Song was great. Kinetic was brilliant. Read more
Published on August 3, 2003
5.0 out of 5 stars really a 5 star single deep down
i can understand why alot of people wouldnt like this single. it has to be listened to alot to be fully appreciated. you have to do that with alot of radiohead's new stuff though. Read more
Published on June 1, 2003 by Shelley D. Bowen
4.0 out of 5 stars 2/3 great...
I actually own the import cd-single which only features "pyramid song" and "fast track," but i also own "kinetic" on the maxi cd single. Read more
Published on November 22, 2002 by Roger I. Camara Lemarroy
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth it!
This single, the first off of Amnesiac, proves out to be a sure fan pleaser... Not only does it give you 3 b-sides, but also some amazing guitar work... Read more
Published on November 22, 2002 by Roger I. Camara Lemarroy
4.0 out of 5 stars Another clue that Radiohead is just trying to frustrate us.
It's a shame the band feels the need to shun such great music to the side for the sake of a "concept. Read more
Published on December 6, 2001 by Jonathan M. Howard
4.0 out of 5 stars Incredible B-Sides from these sessions
Pyramid Song is beautiful, but the more I listen to the B-Sides that came out of recording Kid A and Amnesiac, the more they strike me as some of the best work the band has done to... Read more
Published on October 28, 2001 by Daniel Cherney
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