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No Description Available No Track Information Available Media Type: CD Artist: PINK FLOYD Title: WORKS Street Release Date: 07/07/1987


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All Artists: Pink Floyd
Title: Works
Members Wishing: 4
Total Copies: 0
Label: Capitol
Release Date: 10/25/1990
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
Styles: Progressive, Progressive Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Album-Oriented Rock (AOR), Supergroups
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 077774647823, 0077774647854, 077771227615, 077771227646, 077774647854


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No Description Available
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Media Type: CD
Title: WORKS
Street Release Date: 07/07/1987

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One Word: Embryo
Alan Caylow | USA | 05/04/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

""Works" is a collection of early Pink Floyd tracks from 1967 to 1973, and although the material chosen for the disc is all excellent---from the rare Syd Barrett-era singles "Arnold Layne" and "See Emily Play," to "Dark Side Of The Moon" favorites "Brain Damage" and "Eclipse"---the main reason for adding "Works" to your Floyd collection is the rare song, "Embryo," not available anywhere else but here (unlike the Syd Barrett singles, which you can also find on the CD, "Relics"). "Embryo" is a truly gorgeous song, a great Floyd buried treasure. Strangely enough, though, the band has always claimed that this song was never actually finished, a claim which seems to be proven true by the live bootleg recording of it I've heard. On record, "Embryo" is a soft, tranquil number. Live in concert, it was a powerful, amped-up rocker, featuring some awesome electric guitar by David Gilmour. Even so, this "embryonic" studio version of "Embryo" remains a hauntingly beautiful song, and one that demands to be added to your Floyd collection right now. "Works" isn't really an essential purchase for the casual Pink Floyd listener, but for the diehard fan, "Embryo" alone makes this CD a definite must-have."
The review directly beneath me is erroneous.
Alan Caylow | 07/17/1999
(2 out of 5 stars)

"After dark side of the moon was recorded in 1973, the floyd was lured to another record company away from capital records for bigger money. They'd been with capital for all their early works.Capital records, still owning the rights on all music dark side and earlier, decided to cash in on Floyd's new found fame by releasing a compilation. "Works" was done without Pink Floyd's input, nor did any band members receive any dividends from sale. It is strictly a Capital Records investment. And to many diehard floydians, it's blasphemy because not only did Capital do it on their own, they remixed many of the tracks, such as Brain Damage.Again, without the Floyd's consent."
Comes Close to Repeating the "Relics" Package
Bud | Seminole, Texas, USA | 08/17/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)

"A 1983 compilation from Pink Floyd, "Works" comes too close to repeating the track selection purposes of a previous best-of/gems package, 1971's "Relics." Singles 'Arnold Layne' and 'See Emily Play' had already been included on the former compilation, while 'Set the Controls For the Heart of the Sun' represents the album "Saucerful of Secrets," which had already been represented on "Relics." But there are a few tracks here that suggest "Works" could have been turned into a collection to document Pink Floyd's 1971-73 era (as "Relics" represented the 1967-71 years). Such tracks are 'Brain Damage' and 'Eclipse' (from 1973's "Dark Side of the Moon," here in an alternate mix), 'Fearless' (from 1971's "Meddle"), and 'Free Four' (from the 1972 soundtrack album "Obscured by Clouds"). 'Embryo' is a track left off of 1969's "Ummagumma," which was also represented here with the highly experimental 'Several Species of Small Furry Animals Gathered Together in a Cave and Grooving With a Pict.' Perhaps "Works" could have been a record of Pink Floyd's era with the Harvest label, sprinkled with alternate and unreleased tracks."