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Pink Floyd — Obscured by Clouds
Album: Obscured by Clouds
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Released: 1972
Length: 2:57
Plays (last 30 days): 1
(Instrumental)
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 Zeito wrote:
This just feels like half the song to me, it really should be followed up by "When You're In"  
 
Apparently Bill heard you, and he now does play them back to back. Awesome. 
Oh yes. Bill is playing Obscured by Clouds back to back with When You're In. 2 amazing early PF gems.
Ahhhh my introduction to Pink Floyd. Laying down with my Koss headphones hearing the massive synth fade in and just coming on to a bit of blotter delivered to me inside the album jacket by a good friend. Those were the daze!
Just when you think you've got a handle on knowing everything in the rock universe... this comes along...
Gems hidden in every decade eventually come to light on RP... 
Is RP going through my CD collection again?
Can't believe I'm hearing this on RP! This is why I am a supporter. 10+
It was stuff like THIS........TRUE Floyd that made me think they "sold out" to commercial radio when they eventually released Dark Side of the Moon. (which couldn't hold a candle to Obscured and Atom Heart). IMHO, of course!
Floyd and Robin trower and some jamin' Jam? Thank you from the Monday night party folks. Continue please?
Oh, wow....
My dad raised me on these guys. I've been a fan ever since. Not many people get to say that there dad brought them to see Pink Floyd when they were 14.
Whoah; raging guitar, wicked keys, thunderous bass and machine-gun drumming don't get any better than this! Timeless sublime rock!
 Lindo525 wrote:

Agreed. Listening to this as a "stand-alone" is a little bit like the build up to a sneeze...that never happens!!
Don't leave us hanging Bill!! 

 
Thank you Bill!!
 Zeito wrote:
This just feels like half the song to me, it really should be followed up by "When You're In"  

 
Well, don't look now. Um, maybe you should. :-)


 Zeito wrote:
This just feels like half the song to me, it really should be followed up by "When You're In"  

 
Agreed. Listening to this as a "stand-alone" is a little bit like the build up to a sneeze...that never happens!!
Don't leave us hanging Bill!! 
A song from Pipers at the Gates of Dawn would be a good follow...
 
This just feels like half the song to me, it really should be followed up by "When You're In"  
 avatar71 wrote:
The transitional Floyd, after Barret was booted out but before Waters devoured the band - A Saucerful of Secrets, Ummagumma, Atom Heart Mother, and the great Meddle - remain sorely underplayed and underappreciated...except on RP!
 
I wouldn't call this period transitional. Beginning with the dismally-depressing Animals, the later period when Waters took over was transitional, ultimately leading to the end of a great long run.

For me it was all over after Wish You Were Here. But that, plus everything that came before (save for most of Piper) will forever remain an integral part of who I came to be (starting in '68 with SoS).

Later PF-labeled Gilmour bits are OK, but they weren't enough to cause me to remain the uber die-hard fan I've long been in relation to the period you describe.
How about some Ummagumma - Several Species Of Small Furry Animals Gathered Together In A Cave And Grooving With A Pict
Always an attention getting and compelling track! Love it.  A "bridge" album from their earliest work to what became their more popular sound starting with Dark Side. Several good tracks on this one.
I can remember the day I heard all the earlier Pink Floyd albums up to The Wall, also this one. Fabulous! 
 Pedro1874 wrote:
What a brilliant first track to an album and still knocks me out.  As trissi says below, "this album, like DSOTM, is to be savored without interruption and with the finest of substances"!  My UK vinyl is dated 1972 on the EMI Harvest label.{#Notworthy} {#Good-vibes} {#Sunny}

Just listened to my vinyl album and have a request Bill.  Next time you play this track seeing as it is an introduction and so short please would you consider playing the second track, "When you're in",  immediately afterwards?

 
Yeah, what Pedro said.
What a brilliant first track to an album and still knocks me out.  As trissi says below, "this album, like DSOTM, is to be savored without interruption and with the finest of substances"!  My UK vinyl is dated 1972 on the EMI Harvest label.{#Notworthy} {#Good-vibes} {#Sunny}

Just listened to my vinyl album and have a request Bill.  Next time you play this track seeing as it is an introduction and so short please would you consider playing the second track, "When you're in",  immediately afterwards?
 avatar71 wrote:
The transitional Floyd, after Barret was booted out but before Waters devoured the band - A Saucerful of Secrets, Ummagumma, Atom Heart Mother, and the great Meddle - remain sorely underplayed and underappreciated...except on RP!

 
And my place ...
 On_The_Beach wrote:
The first time I saw Pink Floyd ('74-ish), they were obscured by clouds . . . of dope smoke.

  hope it was indica......{#Sunny}


 LuvWilloughby wrote:

Is this pre-Gilmour?



 
Huh?  That sound is SO Gilmour!  Love it!!  {#Music}  Gilmour's guitar, that is.
A very welcomed sound as this song began
The first time I saw Pink Floyd ('74-ish), they were obscured by clouds . . . of dope smoke.
The transitional Floyd, after Barret was booted out but before Waters devoured the band - A Saucerful of Secrets, Ummagumma, Atom Heart Mother, and the great Meddle - remain sorely underplayed and underappreciated...except on RP!
Cake::Arco Arena -> Pink Floyd::Obscured by Clouds

Mind Blown
Spacemen 3 - takes this to the next (ultimate) level
 
note to self: don't double-click the RP site and accidentally load two RPs about half a second apart. While this will enhance Pink Floyd's remarkable music offering, it may lead to flash-backs.
So freaking GREAT to hear this on RP...if only the next and absolutely ripping track off the record came next!  Used to blow people away at parties; many folks, every time, were like, "Whoah, WHO is this?" and many were rooted to the spot to learn of its sneaky pinkness...

 


So freaking GREAT to hear this on RP...if only the next and absolutely ripping track off the record came next!  Used to blow people away at parties; many folks, every time, were like, "Whoah, WHO is this?" and many were rooted to the spot to learn of its sneaky pinkness...

Thanks Bill!!! This is one of the more obscur no pun intended but fabulous melodies from this fine maverick group
 netskink wrote:
wow, i thought it was Massive Attack.

 
Made me think I need to get that DG album everyone likes, too.  {#Exclaim}
wow, i thought it was Massive Attack.

such a great track, but not the best on the album. this album, like DSOTM, is to be savored without interruption and with the finest of substances.
 xtalman wrote:
Had RP on the backgroud/noise level.  Heard the first couple of bars and bingo up went the volume
 
Ha....Yup!

Oi!
Floyd!
Oy... 
 RedGuitar wrote:
An often-overlooked Floyd album.  Some nice tunes on it.  Anyone ever seen the movie?
 
yes, More is a little better imho, but worth watching.  The best PF soundtrack though is "Come in Number 51 Your Time is Up" (a re-name of Careful with That Axe Eugene) done for Zabreski Point.. shown here:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/edit/?id=105347862834416#!/pages/FuzyTweets/105347862834416
or here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rxpfO90mg8


3 great instrumentals blending into each other:

Oscar Lopez - Classical Soul
Cake - Arco Arena
Pink Floyd - Obscured by Clouds
 lmic wrote:
Never expected to hear myself saying this, but here's PF sounding like Rush... shades of "Tom Sawyer."
 
Rush and "Tom Sawyer" came years after "Obscured by Clouds".
I can listen to a Pink Floyd track at any time. Wish You Were Here is one of my desert island favorites. This track is exceptionally good as well
Never expected to hear myself saying this, but here's PF sounding like Rush... shades of "Tom Sawyer."
This album deserves more attention than it gets!

Great stuff!

me too   xtalman wrote:
Had RP on the backgroud/noise level.  Heard the first couple of bars and bingo up went the volume
 


Suggestion: Follow this with "I got the key"

Russ Ballard's "Voices...I hear voices!"
your copy is much better sounding than my old vinyl...Gilmore's guitar is unmistakable

Had RP on the backgroud/noise level.  Heard the first couple of bars and bingo up went the volume
 Otomi wrote:
This is etched so deeply into my neurons that it comes out of my eyes when I pat the back of my head. Beautiful.
 

That's great! We need an emoticon for that.

{#Lol}
This is etched so deeply into my neurons that it comes out of my eyes when I pat the back of my head. Beautiful.
An often-overlooked Floyd album.  Some nice tunes on it.  Anyone ever seen the movie?
 LuvWilloughby wrote:

Is this pre-Gilmour?


 
The only pre-DG LP was Piper At the Gates of Dawn.

 vit wrote:
I don't know what's going on here, but all this old Floyd over the last 3-4 days has been awesome.
 

You're right, they have been awesome...but try 3-4 decades....

Nice one, mang!
 LuvWilloughby wrote:

Is this pre-Gilmour?


 
nope, with Gilmour.

What a great tune.  This is quintessential Floyd.  Just crank  it up and close your eyes.
8 —> 9
I don't know what's going on here, but all this old Floyd over the last 3-4 days has been awesome.

...outstanding...


Is this pre-Gilmour?


{#Music} I still have the vinyl!

A clean 10. Thank you!


The shock is beginning to wear off, but (once again) RIP, Rick.
...so cool to hear this...
:meditate:
I wondered when this would get some play time on RP. A PF classic and I think a real transition point for the band!
Oscar Lopez - Classical Soul Cake - Arco Arena Pink Floyd - Obscured By Clouds That was one of the smoothest 3-song segues I have ever heard.
Agree, the next song needs to be there. The movie from which this is a sountrack to is even more frustrating for those who have the album deeply ingrained as they play only parts of each song - movie is cool though, though More is better and both are firmly in the B movie genre.
rmgman wrote:
I'm responsible for uploading this song.
I salute you, sir! :notworthy: Obscured by Clouds is one of my favorite Floyd albums. I'd love to see "Childhood's End" added to the playlist, too.
sweet.
Porcupine Tree. Mikey wrote:
Hey kids, who makes music like this nowadays? I wanna buy it.
Very cool indeed. But you should really play the next track "When You're In" right after - that's where they step on the gas, and the two tracks really belong together.
Very cool. Floyd I've never heard before. Thanks for this! :good-vibes:
Wish it was longer.
Hey kids, who makes music like this nowadays? I wanna buy it.
to bad the next track wasn't played (that could make sense musically) .. that could take it to the next level .. still Thanks very much! OScar
Ahh, music from the Happy Floyd period
Easily 20 years since I heard this. Awesome.
WHOA i can't believe this is here, god bless RP!! A++++++ ..... OScar
rmgman wrote:
I'm responsible for uploading this song. Thank yew, thank yew berry much! Enjoy!
I shall...
I'm responsible for uploading this song. Thank yew, thank yew berry much! Enjoy!