David Gilmour: I love Moon/Wall, but...

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    I enjoy David Gilmour, mostly because of his work on The Wall and Dark Side of the Moon. However, I don't care much for the rest of Pink Floyd's stuff -- or more correctly, it hasn't interested me enough to check out like these two albums -- and thus my David Gilmour knowledge isn't too vast.

    I've heard a lot about A Momentary Lapse of Reason, mainly because of his use of the Boss HM-2... wait, what? Seems like an odd choice for Mr. Gilmour, but whatever. There's been some debate about whether or not he just used an HM-2, or if he used an HM-2, Big Muff [most likely Ram's Head era], and Rat.

    Anyways, what are some other Pink Floyd albums worth checking out?
     
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    I really dig The Division Bell, but it also reminds me some good times that were happening at that time

    The title track is way awesome
     
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    Animals
    Ummagumma
    Meddle
    Atom heart mother
    The final cut (actually just the solo from Fletcher memorial home)
    Wish you were here

    Maybe first, i would youtube the live in pompeii dvd

    Then if those satisfy you, you can pay a visit to the pre-Gilmour albums
     
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    If you aren't maxing the EQ on the HM2, it's a vastly different pedal FWIW.
     
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    Interesting. I'm getting an MIJ soon, so I shall see in a few days.

    UTF, I will check those suggestions out.
     
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    Their discography is somewhat vast, so it's not unfair that you wouldn't like/wouldn't be interested in everything they have to offer. There are definitely albums here and there of which I only like a few songs off, or in the case of the case of their '80s output, just have no desire to listen too.
    Really I'd just suggest you watch Live at Pompeii if you haven't already. It really helped me to appreciate their artistry on another level, even if I don't necessary like all their albums
     
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    Animals, Meddle and Division Bell are my favs - besides wish you where here and Dark side of the moon. The wall is okay i guess :)
    Pulse is a great live album and definetly worth a watch also.
     
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    Wish you where here is very laid back compared to Dark/Wall - you should start there!
     
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    I feel that the 1969 album "More" is also an excellent choice to get people deeper into Floyd. It's a nice mix of mostly shorter songs and it really showcases how eclectic they really were/ are. It's their first album without Barrett fwiw. Hard for me to not recommend all Pink Floyd albums but I know that some of the longer stuff on albums like Atom Heart Mother, Ummagumma, etc... may be a little more than what some people want to try to digest.
     
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    I grew up listening to Pink Floyd with my father, and have very fond memories of the music nearly all the way through their catalog. Perhaps it was because it was new when I was a kid, but The Division Bell is easily my most favorite record of theirs, with Dark Side of the Moon a close second. His most recent solo albums have also been great. On an Island is easily one of the most listenable records he's ever been on.
     
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    Listening to A Momentary Lapse of Reason, and I really enjoy the long solo in On The Turning Away.
     
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    "Echoes" from Meddle is almost an album unto itself -- something like 23+ minutes long, and not a single second is a waste. I take a lot of inspiration from that song in terms of my own songwriting.
     
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    ^That right there is the piece that really opened me up to Pink Floyd. The live version of that in Pompei was the first I'd seen/heard of it and it blew me away. Still a big favorite of mine to this day.
     
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    I've been checking some of this stuff out today, and it's not really grabbing me all that much. :shrug:
     
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    As much as I like Floyd, they are a bit of an acquired taste. I find either people like or just do not like em, no middle ground.

    I always thought Wish You Were Here was the best album to turn someone on to Floyd with. Darkside is where it all fell into place, but theres a hidden beauty to Wish. If you like that, go to the other side and listen to the very cynical Animals album(my favorite). I think that album defines what Floyd is all about.
     
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    Animals for sure.
     
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    I think you're best off starting with a "best of" set, something like The Best of Pink Floyd - A Foot in the Door. It will introduce you to some of their better/better known material and then you can explore the albums containing the songs you liked best in more detail from there.
     
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    Well, I already like Moon and The Wall, as the thread says, but the other stuff I've checked out seems to be jams more so than songs.
     
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    I have checked it all out, but I come back to The Wall and DSOTM almost exclusively. For me, those two albums are high points of the band because the whole band is on fire. Everything else is fine, but those two are essential. Outside of PF, I like Gilmour's work on Run Devil Run by Paul McCartney. This album is all early Rock-N-Roll and Rockabilly covers and it shows David's work in a totally different environment. He plays his parts on an old Esquire and a combo amp. He is fantastic on that album.
     
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    Those are my favorites overall, but check out the songs on that disc; there are a lot of familiar songs and introductions to other good albums (and its all pretty song oriented).

    1. Hey You (The Wall)
    2. See Emily Play (Piper at the Gates of Dawn)
    3. The Happiest Days Of Our Lives (The Wall)
    4. Another Brick In The Wall pt2 (The Wall)
    5. Have A Cigar (Wish You Were Here)
    6. Wish You Were Here (Wish You Were Here)
    7. Time (Dark Side of the Moon)
    8. The Great Gig In The Sky
    9. Money (Dark Side of the Moon)
    10. Comfortably Numb (Dark Side of the Moon)
    11. High Hopes (The Division Bell)
    12. Learning To Fly (A Momentary Lapse of Reason)
    13. The Fletcher Memorial Home (The Final Cut)
    14. Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Wish You Were Here)
    15. Brain Damage (Dark Side of the Moon)
    16. Eclipse (Dark Side of the Moon)
     
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