SW-1198 Original Motion Picture Soundtrack From The Film "More"
Produced by The Pink Floyd
Released on July 27, 1969
UK CHART POSITION #9 . . . US CHART POSITION #153
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SW-1198 cover
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S ome artists are a natural for soundtracks: Tangerine Dream, Vangelis and, so it would seem, Pink Floyd. The band recorded this collection of songs and instrumentals for the Barbet Schroeder film, More (they would go on to score another of his films, released as Obscured By Clouds). Soundtracks are often a dicey deal, producing on command a pale imitation of an artist’s original hue or indulging delusions of grandeur by dressing their sometimes humble muse in orchestral robes. Not so More, which sticks close to the plan established for their studio albums: soporific ballads, psychedelic sandstorms, and eerie instrumental noodling. It’s not up to the level of A Saucerful of Secrets -- the band wasn’t going to waste their best ideas on a film no one was going to see -- but it is closer to the genuine article than you would expect. The sleepy “Cirrus Minor” and its explosive followup, “The Nile Song,” set the tone for the album’s calculated desire to lull listeners to sleep only to rouse them with sonic overload. It’s these songs and a handful of others (“Crying Song,” “Green Is The Colour,” “Cymbaline,” “Ibiza Bar”) that represent More’s real achievement. Despite some interesting moments like the avant jazz duet of Wright and Mason on “Up The Khyber” or the eerie journey of “Quicksilver,” the instrumentals generally represent filler. Unfortunately, nothing on here aspires to an “Interstellar Overdrive” or “Careful With That Axe, Eugene.” Seen as a hybrid of a studio album and a soundtrack, you’ll get a better picture of what More has to offer. It’s no substitute for the studio albums, but it is a nice supplement to them.

SW-11198 back cover
SW-11198 back cover

TRACK LISTING

  1. CIRRUS MINOR    (Roger Waters)    5:16
  2. THE NILE SONG    (Roger Waters)    3:24
  3. CRYING SONG    (Roger Waters)    3:25
  4. UP THE KHYBER    (Nick Mason/Rick Wright)    2:07
  5. GREEN IS THE COLOUR    (Roger Waters)    2:53
  6. CYMBALINE    (Roger Waters)    4:45
  7. PARTY SEQUENCE    (Waters/Wright/Gilmour/Mason)    1:10
  8. MAIN THEME    (Waters/Wright/Gilmour/Mason)    5:27
  9. IBIZA BAR    (Waters/Wright/Gilmour/Mason)    3:17
  10. MORE BLUES    (Waters/Wright/Gilmour/Mason)    2:13
  11. QUICKSILVER    (Waters/Wright/Gilmour/Mason)    7:03
  12. A SPANISH PIECE    (David Gilmour)    1:00
  13. DRAMATIC THEME    (Waters/Wright/Gilmour/Mason)    2:11

CREDITS

DAVID GILMOUR --
NICK MASON --
ROGER WATERS --
RICK WRIGHT --

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REGION RELEASE DATE LABEL MEDIA ID NUMBER FEATURES
UK July 27, 1969 Columbia LP SCX 6346  
US July 27, 1969 Tower LP ST 5169  
ARG 1969 EMI LP 8368  
COL   EMI LP 111005  
FRA   Columbia LP 2C 062-04096 green elpee labels
GER   Columbia LP 1C 072-04096  
FRA   Columbia LP 2C 066-04096  
HUN   Gong LP SLPXL-37384  
ITA   Columbia LP 3C 062 04096  
JPN   Odeon LP OP-80165 lyric insert
NET   Columbia LP 5C 062-04096  
VEN 1973 Harvest LP SHLP-9516  
UK 1974 Columbia CS TCSCX 6346  
BRA 1974 EMI LP SHVL 1010  
US   Capitol LP ST-6318  
JPN   EMI/Harvest LP EMS-80319 gatefold cover, lyric insert
US 1983 Harvest LP SW-11198  
BRA 1985 EMI LP 31C 064 04096  
NET 1987 EMI CD 835631  
US September 3, 1996 Capitol CD CDP 7 46386 digital remaster
JPN   EMI/Toshiba CD TOCP-65552 digital remaster
JPN 2001 EMI/Toshiba CD TOCP-65733 digital remaster

 

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