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Pink Floyd – Relics (Remastered by James Guthrie on 180g Vinyl)

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Relics is a 1971 compilation album by Pink Floyd. The album was released in the UK on 14 May 1971 and in the United States on the following day. Initially released by Starline, the compilation was reissued by Music for Pleasure in the United Kingdom, while Harvest and Capitol distributed the album in the United States.

The release of Relics occurred because the band’s record company, EMI, were concerned that they had gone into the studio to record what would become Meddle without any songs or ideas, effectively starting from scratch. This, combined with their ever-increasing touring schedule, made EMI realise that no new product would be released for some time, possibly not until well over a year after completing their previous album, Atom Heart Mother. In order to issue some more ‘product’ for fans, they decided to release a budget priced LP on their Starline label, combining early singles, B-sides, album tracks and one unreleased song, Biding My Time. The compilation contains material from the first three albums: The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, A Saucerful of Secrets and More.

 

Track Listing

Side One

  1. Arnold Layne
  2. Interstellar Overdrive
  3. See Emily Play
  4. Remember a Day
  5. Paintbox

Side Two

  1. Julia Dream
  2. Careful With That Axe, Eugene
  3. Cirrus Minor
  4. The Nile Song
  5. Biding My Time
  6. Bike