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Pink Floyd – Obscured By Clouds (Remastered by James Guthrie on 180g Vinyl)

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Released on 2 June 1972, Obscured by Clouds is the seventh studio album by Pink Floyd. It serves as the soundtrack for the French film La Vallée, by Barbet Schroeder. It was recorded in two sessions in France, while Pink Floyd were in the midst of touring, and produced by the band.

Obscured by Clouds is shorter than some of Pink Floyd’s previous albums, and makes heavy use of the acoustic guitar. Lyrically, the songs centre around love, a common theme in the film the album was inspired by. The album’s only single was Free Four.

Obscured by Clouds has been seen as a stopgap for the band, who had started work on their next album, The Dark Side of the Moon (1973). The album reached No. 6 in the United Kingdom and No. 46 in the United States; retrospective opinions from both fans and critics have been mixed, some critics noting the similarities to their later material.

 

Track Listing

Side One

  1. Obscured by Clouds
  2. When You're In
  3. Burning Bridges
  4. The Gold It's in the…
  5. Wot's… Uh the Deal
  6. Mudmen

Side Two

  1. Childhood's End
  2. Free Four
  3. Stay
  4. Absolutely Curtains