Jethro Tull's first LP-length epic is a masterpiece in the annals of progressive rock, and one of the few works of its kind that still holds up decades later. Mixing hard rock and English folk music with classical influences, set to stream-of-consciousness lyrics so dense with imagery that one might spend weeks pondering their meaning – assuming one feels the need to do so – the group created a dazzling tour de force, at once playful, profound, and challenging, without overwhelming the listener. The original LP was the best-sounding, best-engineered record Tull had ever released, easily capturing the shifting dynamics between the soft all-acoustic passages and the electric rock crescendos surrounding them.
For those who spent the whole of the 1970s actually living on the dark side of the moon rather than listening to it, A Collection of Great Dance Songs offers an opportunity to hear some of the most timeless, thoughtful, and influential rock music ever made by rich, bitter Englishmen. The album's title certainly seems less deceptive now, considering just how much of the Floyd's instrumental ambience eventually seeped into the techno and dance scenes of the '90s. Initially released during one of those yawning epochs between studio albums (namely, The Wall and The Final Cut) this best-of collection cherry picks from Pink Floyd's 1970s…
For this tribute album, 21 bands from all continents have gathered and have recorded their favorite Pink Floyd songs. All these tracks are much more than just a copy of the original, each band has added its own unique spirit to give the songs a totally new perspective. Besides the all-time classics such as 'Another Brick In The Wall', 'High Hopes', 'Wish You Were Here', 'Comfortably Numb' and 'Shine On You Crazy Diamond', the album also contains some of the earlier more psychedelic songs from the band's first decade, e.g. 'Interstellar Overdrive' and 'One Of These Days'.
Gothic and industrial superstars bring a whole new level of psychedelic spookiness to the songs of Pink Floyd, featuring performances by Nik Turner (of Hawkwind), Chrome, Psychic TV, Spahn Ranch and more!