Shine On

Shine On

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by Pink Floyd

This box set devoted to Pink Floyd was somewhat frustrating at the time of its release. Priced at over 100 dollars, it included nine CDs drawn equally from their EMI and Columbia Records, starting with their second album, A Saucerful of Secrets. That seemed to confuse a lot of people who regard that transitional album as a lot less important and alluring than…  See more details below


This box set devoted to Pink Floyd was somewhat frustrating at the time of its release. Priced at over 100 dollars, it included nine CDs drawn equally from their EMI and Columbia Records, starting with their second album, A Saucerful of Secrets. That seemed to confuse a lot of people who regard that transitional album as a lot less important and alluring than its predecessor, Piper at the Gates of Dawn. On the other hand, EMI was planning its own special edition of that album, and it could be argued that the hardcore fans who might be attracted to this set would certainly already own the debut album, and be prepared to buy EMI's special edition of it. The essential problem is that Pink Floyd, like most prog rock and psychedelic acts of its era, left behind precious few outtakes that would be viable as bonus features for a box such as this. It's not as though they followed too many blind alleys, or left behind multiple versions of, say, "Atom Heart Mother" the way, say, a blues-based band might've done some rehearsal jams on, say, "Crossroads" or some other standard; most prog rock works sort of stand as they are, and if outtakes do exist, chances are excellent that they never got to the point of getting vocals added. So that all one can really do is upgrade the sound, which was badly needed, and enhance the packaging, and that comes from the hardcover book in the box; and the bonus tracks, courtesy of EMI, come in the form of the ninth CD, titled "The Early Singles," which has proved so popular over the years that it's been bootlegged as a real CD (that is, not a CD-R). The book Shine On includes lots of illustrations and even a time line depicting the history around the band's releases, and while it all could have been a little better organized and a bit more ambitious, this is a handy small-scale coffee table book. The flaw lies in the packaging of the box, which is a little flimsy over time in terms of its ability to hold the book and the CDs, and the bonus art. On the other hand, the CDs are sort of packaged to be displayed -- the spine of the eight discs lined up properly on a shelf form the image of the light beam and prism from Dark Side of the Moon. In all, it was the perfect Christmas gift (hence its release in early November) for fanatical Floyd followers, and it still holds up reasonably well. The early singles platter is still a killer collection even if it is the shortest of the discs here, and the rest has its audience, none quite mutually exclusive, and it's understandable why some of the rest of their library -- such as the early soundtrack efforts and the live/studio composite Ummagumma -- was left out of what was supposed to be their best profile. And all of the missing works have now been upgraded as well. Indeed, coupled with the special mono and stereo editions of Piper at the Gates of Dawn done around the same time by EMI, this box would, indeed, make the ultimate Pink Floyd experience.

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Disc 1

  1. Let There Be More Light
  2. Remember a Day
  3. Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun
  4. Corporal Clegg
  5. A Saucerful of Secrets
  6. See-Saw
  7. Jugband Blues

Disc 2

  1. One of These Days
  2. A Pillow of Winds
  3. Fearless
  4. San Tropez
  5. Seamus
  6. Echoes

Disc 3

  1. Speak to Me
  2. Breathe
  3. On the Run
  4. Time
  5. The Great Gig in the Sky
  6. Money
  7. Us and Them
  8. Any Colour You Like
  9. Brain Damage
  10. Eclipse

Disc 4

  1. Shine on You Crazy Diamond, Pts. 1-5
  2. Welcome to the Machine
  3. Have a Cigar
  4. Wish You Were Here
  5. Shine on You Crazy Diamond, Pts. 6-9

Disc 5

  1. Pigs on the Wing, Pt. 1
  2. Dogs
  3. Pigs (Three Different Ones)
  4. Sheep
  5. Pigs on the Wing, Pt. 2

Disc 6

  1. In the Flesh
  2. The Thin Ice
  3. Another Brick in the Wall, Pt. 1
  4. The Happiest Days of Our Lives
  5. Another Brick in the Wall, Pt. 2
  6. Mother
  7. Goodbye Blue Sky
  8. Empty Spaces
  9. Young Lust
  10. One of My Turns
  11. Don't Leave Me Now
  12. Another Brick in the Wall, Pt. 3
  13. Goodbye Cruel World

Disc 7

  1. Hey You
  2. Is There Anybody out There?
  3. Nobody Home
  4. Vera
  5. Bring the Boys Back Home
  6. Comfortably Numb
  7. The Show Must Go On
  8. In the Flesh
  9. Run Like Hell
  10. Waiting for the Worms
  11. Stop
  12. The Trial
  13. Outside the Wall

Disc 8

  1. Signs of Life
  2. Learning to Fly
  3. The Dogs of War
  4. One Slip
  5. On the Turning Away
  6. Yet Another Movie/Round and Around
  7. A New Machine, Pt. 1
  8. Terminal Frost
  9. A New Machine, Pt. 2
  10. Sorrow

Disc 9

  1. Arnold Layne
  2. Candy and a Currant Bun
  3. See Emily PLay
  4. The Scarecrow
  5. Apples and Oranges
  6. Paintbox
  7. It Would Be So Nice
  8. Julia Dream
  9. Point Me at the Sky
  10. Careful with That Axe, Eugene

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Pink Floyd   Primary Artist
Toni Tennille   Background Vocals
Roy Harper   Vocals
Tom Scott   Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Carmine Appice   Drums
Lesley Duncan   Background Vocals
Bruce Johnston   Background Vocals
Nick Mason   Drums,Electric Drums
Doris Troy   Background Vocals
Richard Wright   Piano,Hammond Organ,Vocals,kurzweil,Kurzweil 250
Phyllis Saint James   Background Vocals
Jim Keltner   Drums
Joe Chemay   Background Vocals
Jon Carin   Keyboards
Bob Ezrin   Percussion,Keyboards
Stan Farber   Background Vocals
Venetta Fields   Background Vocals
Steve Forman   Percussion
David Gilmour   Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals
Jim Haas   Background Vocals
Islington Green School   Background Vocals
Darlene Koldenhoven   Background Vocals
Michael Landau   Guitar
Tony Levin   Bass Guitar,Stick
Scott Page   Tenor Saxophone
Dick Parry   Saxophone
Bill Payne   Hammond Organ
Dick Perry   Saxophone
Barry St. John   Background Vocals
Liza Strike   Background Vocals
Clare Torry   Vocals
Carmen Twillie   Background Vocals
Carlena Williams   Background Vocals
Donnie Garrard   Background Vocals
Pat Leonard   Synthesizer
John Joyce   Background Vocals
John Halliwell   Saxophone

Technical Credits

Syd Barrett   Composer
Phil Manzanera   Composer
Roger Waters   Composer,Producer,Liner Notes,Cover Design,Sleeve Design
Michael Kamen   Arranger,Orchestral Arrangements
Nick Mason   Composer,Sound Effects,Liner Notes,Artwork,Graphic Design,Book
Richard Wright   Composer,Liner Notes
Bruce Mackay   Liner Notes
Rick Hart   Engineer
Joe Boyd   Producer
Pete Brown   Engineer
Jon Carin   Composer
Guy Charbonneau   Engineer
Brian Christian   Engineer
Peter Christopherson   Photo Assistance
Bob Ezrin   Composer,Producer,Engineer,Orchestral Arrangements,Sequencers
Pink Floyd   Producer,Cover Design
David Gilmour   Composer,Producer,Liner Notes,Book,Sequencers
Nick Griffiths   Engineer
James Guthrie   Producer,Engineer,Remixing
Brian Humphries   Engineer
Andrew Jackson   Sound Effects,Engineer
John Leckie   Engineer
John McClure   Engineer
Anthony More   Composer
Roger Quested   Engineer
Richard Shaw   Producer
Norman Smith   Producer
Pat White   Liner Notes
John Woods   Engineer
Mick Yarrow   Liner Notes
Alan Parsons   Engineer
Storm Thorgerson   Art Direction,Concept,Book
Hipgnosis   Cover Design,Sleeve Photo
Stylorouge   Art Direction,Logo
George Hardie   Artwork,Illustrations
Richard Manning   Photo Assistance
Mekon   Artwork
Howard Bartrop   Photo Assistance
Patrice Quef   Engineer
Gerald Scarfe   Illustrations,Sleeve Design
Matt Resnicoff   Liner Notes
Andrew W. Ellis   Graphic Design
Tom Jones   Contributor
Robert Dowling   Sleeve Photo
Lance Williams   Producer
Jeff Smith   Photo Assistance
Sara Bruce   Contributor
Bush Hollyhead   Illustrations
Paul Stubbs   Illustrations
Robin Denselow   Liner Notes
Rob Black   Engineer

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Shine On 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It's a great box of the great band.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Pink Floyd rules! these guy's know how to play some tunes! I tell you that Shine on you crazy Diamond is one of the best songs in the world! Along with Another brick on the wall!(for the kids who like to show there thaughts about school!) I'm going to try my best and collect all of floyd's albums! ?I hope you enjoy him much as I do!
Guest More than 1 year ago
To the last person who put a response up, Pink Floyd is not a person... It is a band. The band was namned after two blues guitarists and there is nobody named Pink Floyd. Also, don't buy the Led Zeppelin early days cd. Instead, I highly recommend that you buy Led Zeppelin 1-4(zoso) instead because every single song is awesome on those CDs.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A Great CD Set which Includes The Wall, Dark Side of the Moon, and Momentary Lapse of Reason
Guest More than 1 year ago
This box set is a must of any Pink Floyd collector. It has all the best selling mainstream music on it, plus a few of the not so well known ones. The book that is also included in the set gives alot of informative fact about the group, the albums, and the songs. Never will there be another group like Pink Floyd.