Works (Pink Floyd album)


Works (Pink Floyd album)

Infobox Album
Name = Works
Type = Compilation album
Artist = Pink Floyd


Released = June 1983
Genre = Progressive rock
Length = 42:10
Label = Capitol Records (US)
Producer = Pink Floyd, Norman Smith & Joe Boyd
Reviews =
*Allmusic rating|2|5 [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=A86jweay04x07 link]
*"Rolling Stone" rating|3|5 [http://www.rollingstone.com/reviews/cd/review.asp?aid=58473 link]
Chronology = Pink Floyd compilations
Last album = "A Collection of Great Dance Songs"
(1981)
This album = "Works"
(1983)
Next album = "Shine On"
(1992)

"Works" is a Pink Floyd compilation album released in 1983 by their former American label, Capitol Records, to compete with their then-current album "The Final Cut". The main interest for collectors is the track "Embryo," an outtake from "Ummagumma" that later became a concert staple in a greatly elongated form, which originally only appeared in January 1970 on a scarce various artists compilation album promoting Pink Floyd's UK label Harvest Records entitled "Picnic - A Breath of Fresh Air". Also unique to Works, the tracks "Brain Damage" and "Eclipse" are presented as alternate versions, possibly stereo mixes from the master tapes of the quadraphonic edition "The Dark Side of the Moon".

Track listing

#"One of These Days" – 5:50 (Re-mix of the "Meddle" version, interpolates part of "Speak to Me" from The Dark Side of the Moon)
#"Arnold Layne" – 2:52 (Single - False "stereo" mix; original mono mix found on "Relics")
#"Fearless" – 6:08 (From "Meddle")
#"Brain Damage" – 3:50 (From "The Dark Side of the Moon" - alternate mix)
#"Eclipse" – 1:45 (From "The Dark Side of the Moon" - alternate mix)
#"Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun" – 5:23 (From "A Saucerful of Secrets")
#"See Emily Play" – 2:54 (Single - False "stereo" mix; original mono mix found on "Relics")
#"Several Species of Small Furry Animals Gathered Together in a Cave and Grooving with a Pict" – 4:47 (From "Ummagumma")
#"Free Four" – 4:07 (From "Obscured by Clouds")
#"Embryo" – 4:39 (From the VA compilation "Picnic - A Breath of Fresh Air" 1970)

Trivia

*"Brain Damage" and "Eclipse" both have alternate mixes. Changes to these include different cut times between the two songs as well as the audience heard at the end of "Fearless"/ beginning of "Brain Damage." Another change is that some of the spoken parts from the tracks are at different volumes - the primary reason for this is that the versions featured here are stereo folddowns of the quadraphonic mix.
*Some other tracks are present in alternate "Cross-fade" mixes, most notable on the segues between "See Emily Play"/"Several Species of Small Furry Animals" and "Fearless/Brain Damage".

Credits

*Syd Barrett - Guitar and Vocals on Arnold Layne and See Emily Play, also some guitar on Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun
*David Gilmour - Guitar and Vocals except on Arnold Layne and See Emily Play
*Nick Mason - Drums, Percussion, Tape effects and Vocalisations
*Roger Waters - Bass, Tape effects and Vocals
*Richard Wright - Keyboards, Piano, Synthesisers and Vocals


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