Remastered re-release of the sixth full-length studio album by legendary British Psychedelic/Progressive Rock band.
"Atom Heart Mother", for all its glories, was an acquired taste, and Pink Floyd wisely decided to trim back its orchestral excesses for its follow-up, "Meddle". The album was produced between the band's touring commitments, from January to August 1971. It was recorded at a series of locations around London, including Abbey Road Studios and Morgan Studios.
With no material to work with and no clear idea of the album's direction, the band devised a series of novel experiments which eventually inspired the album's signature track, "Echoes". Although the band's later albums would be unified by a central theme with lyrics written entirely by Roger Waters, "Meddle" was a band effort with lyrical contributions from each member, and is considered a transitional album between the Syd Barrett-influenced band of the late 1960s and the emerging Pink Floyd.
The cover has been explained by its creator, Storm Thorgerson, to be an ear underwater. As with several previous albums designed by Hipgnosis, though, Thorgerson was unhappy with the final result.
Although in the UK it reached number three, and was commercially successful in the United Kingdom, lacklustre publicity on the part of Capitol Records led to weak sales in the US there upon initial release, and a chart position of number 70. Later, "Meddle" was certified Gold in USA by the RIAA on 29 October 1973 and then double Platinum on 11 March 1994, following the added attention garnered by the band's later successes in the United States.
The stereo remastered from the original analogue tapes album on heavyweight 180ɢ vinyl in gatefold cover.
Pink Floyd Music Ltd./Parlophone Records Ltd., a Warner Music Group Company, 1971/2016 (PFRLP6/0190295997076). Made in EU. Pressed in Netherlands.
1. One Of These Days 5:56
2. A Pillow Of Winds 5:13
3. Fearless 6:08
4. San Tropez 3:43
5. Seamus 2:15
1. Echoes 23:35
Total playing time: 46:50 min.