Tracks: Cirrus Minor; The Nile Song; Crying Song; Up the Khyber; Green is the Colour; Cymbaline; Party Sequence; Main Theme; Ibiza Bar; More Blues; Quicksilver; A Spanish Piece; Dramatic Theme
Best track: Crying Song
Tracks to skip: Nile Song, Up the Khyber, Party Sequence, More Blues, Quicksilver, A Spanish Piece, Dramatic Theme
It is SO hard to review this album. The album is so utterly boring that it’s honestly a real struggle to make it through. Maybe I just haven’t found the right “mood” yet, I don’t know. Every time I try to listen to it for either reviewing purposes or just for normal listening, I have problems getting to the end. There are a few moments scattered throughout that are fairly enjoyable – parts of the Main Theme, everything but the chorus in Cymbaline, Green is the Colour. Crying Song is definitely the best thing on here, or at least, the most interesting. All of the other songs just annoy me or bore me or both. I’ll give the band a couple of points for Nile Song/Ibiza Bar (really, they’re pretty much the same song) and how heavy they are, but the songs themselves are just bad. Nile Song especially – it’s just a jumbled mess and the rhymes are so forced on there. More Blues is a crap song, but you can hear bits of Shine on You Crazy Diamond hiding in there. Overall the music might work in context of the film (wonder how many Floyd fans have seen it?), but as a stand-alone album it just doesn’t hold together. It’s really pretty painful to listen to. For me, this shows that they really weren’t too good at making stand-alone soundtrack music and that the band was still trying to find themselves after the departure of Syd Barrett.