Pink Floyd – The Best Of Pink Floyd: A Foot In The Door

For the purposes of brevity, I will refer to ‘A Foot In The Door’ as ‘AFitD’ in this post.

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Here’s another one I didn’t really need to buy, as I already own Echoes, the 2cd hits set of Pink Floyd.

Now, AFitD came out ten years after Echoes, as part of the Why Pink Floyd remastering series. And as you can tell by the title, it is meant as an introduction to the band’s music, whereas Echoes has more stuff fans would know. So, between the two sets, how much has ten years changed things (setting aside the obvious fact that Echoes has more tracks as it is 2cd), really?

There are a couple of track differences. AFitD has Brain Damage and Eclipse (both from Dark Side Of The Moon), whereas Echoes does not. Shine On You Crazy Diamond on AFitD is only parts 1-5, whereas on Echoes it’s parts 1-7. But that’s it, really, except I suppose that AFitD has been remastered… At 2cd, Echoes has a ton of other stuff anyway.

So why did I buy this? 

It was in perfect shape, and only $1.50 and, well, why not? Maybe I can have one in the car and one in the house.

Oh, who am I kidding? The truth is I am a music collector magpie, and when I see an album I don’t have, something comes over me and I simply buy it, especially at that price. Even if I didn’t need it. It’s like discernment goes straight out the window, sometimes.

And I’m not even the world’s biggest Pink Floyd fan. I mean, I like some of the stuff but I wouldn’t say all of it. I am definitely a David Gilmour fan, though, hooboy yes indeed. 

So now this hits set lives in my house (or my car). Cool.

 

Track list:

Hey You*
See Emily Play
The Happiest Days Of Our Lives
Another Brick In The Wall, Pt.2
Have A Cigar
Wish You Were Here
Time
The Great Gig In The Sky
Money
Comfortably Numb
High Hopes
Learning To Fly
The Fletcher Memorial Home
Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Pts. 1-5)
Brain Damage
Eclipse

* My kids always crack the hell up when he gets to the “sitting naked by the phone” line. They cannot fathom why anyone would sit naked beside a telephone.

14 thoughts on “Pink Floyd – The Best Of Pink Floyd: A Foot In The Door

  1. Harrison says:

    I’m a bit like that too.

    So I bought a soundboard bootleg Iron Maiden CD from the night after Maiden Japan. This was excellent, but quite expensive (most I’ve spent on any CD)

    Then I bought Purgatory/Maiden Japan so I could have the official Maiden Japan on CD. This was also excellent and a little cheaper, clocking in at roughly the price of a 2CD regular set nowadays.

    Then I bought the actual Maiden Japan on vinyl for the same price as the P/MJ. Just because “Wrathchild” wasn’t on the P/MJ CD

    So yeah, I’m quite the spender when I’m passionate about the band. Do I regret those purchases? Hell no.

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    1. keepsmealive says:

      Heck yes, it was a steal, price-wise (in your monies I paid £0.87). Not even one quid!

      Now, in the comments above, 80smetalman pointed out there are no tracks from Animals (which I hadn’t noticed), so I dunno how you’d feel about that. But otherwise yes, it’s a solid listen through Floydian hits!

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            1. keepsmealive says:

              There’s some great stuff there. I would definitely recommend Wish You Were Here, if you’re wanting more Floyd. Endless River is good, but you need Division Bell to go with it! 🙂 Haha listen to me, sending you to get more records! For shame!

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              1. steveforthedeaf says:

                Oh yeah sorry I’ve got Wish You Were Here too. I forgot it as it’s not in the racks at the moment it’s hanging on the wall. I wasn’t much taken with Division Bell at the time it came out but I’d love to give it another go.

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                1. keepsmealive says:

                  I hope by hanging on the wall you mean on a shelf or in some other way easily accessible! 🙂 I had forgotten all about Pink Floyd when Division Bell came out, and it sounded like a revelation to me, at the time. Even now I get stirred by it in ways other Floyd just doesn’t do for me. Definitely worth another spin!

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      1. 80smetalman says:

        I agree with others who say that “Animals” wasn’t for the casual Floyd listener. My ex-wife forbade me to play the album in the car because she considered it music to slice your wrists too. The track “Pigs” might have been why. Still, the “Pigs on the Wing” track or even “Sheep” should have been included here.

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        1. keepsmealive says:

          Agreed it’s a big album for them, one track even would have covered it.

          Yeah, I liked the music of Animals but the lyrics were dark, and I totally could have done without all of the animal noises – I know, I know, it’s obvious why they’re there but honestly repeat listens suffer for their inclusion…

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