For the purposes of brevity, I will refer to ‘A Foot In The Door’ as ‘AFitD’ in this post.
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.
See Emily Play
The Happiest Days Of Our Lives
Another Brick In The Wall, Pt.2
Have A Cigar
Wish You Were Here
The Great Gig In The Sky
Learning To Fly
The Fletcher Memorial Home
Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Pts. 1-5)
* 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.