Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Pink Floyd, David Palmer, Carl Wayne|
Orchestral Maneuvers: The Music Of Pink Floyd
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classical
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The Best Floyd-Tribute So Far
Bud | Seminole, Texas, USA | 09/07/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"There have been a number of Pink Floyd tribute albums in the past ten years, few of them any good, from electronic tributes to bluegrass sendups. But "Orchestral Maneuvers: The Music Of Pink Floyd" places the band's work in a form that fits them better. It's a shame this tribute was ripped off and overshadowed by "Us And Them: The Symphonic Pink Floyd" a few years later; David Palmer's brilliant arrangements and conducting of the skilled Royal Philharmonic Orchestra shine bright in variations on 'Run Like Hell' and especially the 'Brick In the Wall' series. One wouldn't expect 'Hey You' to appear here, but it works anyway, just like the subtle choir on 'Goodbye Blue Sky' and the curiosity-provoking take on 'Wish You Were Here.' The highlight is no doubt a variation on 'When the Tigers Broke Free,' which fares far better than its original version (from "The Wall" movie in 1982). "Orchestral Maneuvers" is classical variations at its finest, fitting and just short of essential for any Floyd fan's collection."
dbhouston | Houston, Texas | 06/05/2000
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Although I was excited about a new take on Pink Floyd, this is one that should have been left behind. Sadly, the music is driven by a back beat reminiscent of Hooked on Classics from the disco 70's. You would expect better."
It could have been so much more...
Tony L. Kollman | Aberdeen, SD | 07/24/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Like their later 1994 Pink Floyd recording, this recording of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra playing Pink Floyd could have been so much better than it was. Essentially, it is a recording of a Pink Floyd tribute band backed by an orchestra. The use of electric guitar, electric bass, full trap set, vocalists and synthesizers detracts from the performance and leaves the listener longing for an actual symphonic version of these works. It would have been entirely different if it had been members of Pink Floyd contributing, however it was not. Therefore, it left something to be desired.
For a fully symphonic Pink Floyd experience, try "Us and Them" by the London Philharmonic."