Collection of Great Dance Songs

// September 8th, 2017 // EDM
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PINK FLOYD A COLLECTION OF GREAT DANCE SONGSFor 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 material–the era when the band (and they were a band in those days) bestrode the stadiums of the world like light-show leviathans and sold records by the tons–and is only undermined by the omission of sprawling masterpieces such as “Echoes” and “Atom Heart Mother” (such were the time limitations of the old vinyl format). Never mind the dance floor, this a great portable Pink Floyd collection for long car journeys. –Kevin Maidment

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3 Responses to “Collection of Great Dance Songs”

  1. J.Park says:

    Short, but good enough While this sardonically titled compilation from 1981 might not be the best presentation of Pink Floyd’s music, it is nice to have for the commute to work. Indeed, I picked this up at a low cost specifically to use in the car.The track listing really does a poor job of capturing the cinematic and sweeping quality of their music, although “A Collection of Great Dance Songs” is nice enough and covers the 1971-1979 timeframe – which many regard as their peak. As a long-time Floyd…

  2. A Hermit says:

    Simply just a cross-section, a quick overview “A Collection Of Great Dance Songs” was a bit of a joke, because a lot of Floyd isn’t played at dances. This material is about as close as you can get, though.True, all this material is available elsewhere, but, as stated in several other reviews, several of these versions have a little something that sets them apart, much like “Works,” which came out two years later. Very subtle, but differences nonetheless.Track-by-track:”One Of These Days”Very much…