DVD review: Pink Floyd ? Meddle: Classic Album Under Review

Pink Floyd
Meddle: Classic Album Under Review

MVD Visual (823564509990)

Grade: ***

Critics, music journalists and a former member of Yes put 1971?s Meddle, the album that preceeded Pink Floyd?s ascendency to space-rock superpowers, under the microscope in the latest installment of MVD Visual?s Classic Album Under Review series.

While not dismissing the rest of Meddle, most of the conversation centers around ?Echoes,? the epic finale. “San Tropez,? the pastoral hymn “Pillow Of Winds,? and even the classic tidal movements of “One of These Days? ? all are prelude to the main event, but each song gets a thorough analysis.

The commentary is sharp and thought-provoking, even if there are no interviews with anybody from the Floyd camp and the DVD spends too much time on the band?s history. Mood and texture were hallmarks of Meddle. This is nowhere near as arty, but it is a substantial study.

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