More is Pink Floyd’s first full-length soundtrack. The film More was directed by Barbet Schroeder; in it, two songs can be heard that were not included on the album: “Seabirds” and “Hollywood”. The album actually comprises re-recordings of all the other music used in the film, sometimes in a completely different form.
The original American edition shortened the title to just More. Although the CD edition restores the original UK title in all countries, it is represented differently on the spine (Music from the Film More) and label (Soundtrack to the Film More).
More contains some acoustic folk ballads, a genre that will appear sparsely on later works, a couple of hard rock songs (The Nile Song, Ibiza Bar), and some instrumental tracks featuring their experimental (or avant-garde) approach and their trademark spacey/electronic sound (such as “Quicksilver” and “Main Theme”). Elsewhere, they rely on distinctive harmonic and melodic progressions, such as the surreal chord progression in “Cirrus Minor” or the D dim chord in “Crying Song”.
This is Pink Floyd’s first album without founding member Syd Barrett, who was ousted from the group in early 1968 during the recording of their previous album, A Saucerful of Secrets. It is also the first album to be produced by Pink Floyd without assistance from Norman Smith.
Soundtrack from the Film More reached #9 in the UK andā€”upon re-release in 1973ā€”#153 in the US. In 1987, the album was re-released on CD. A digitally remastered CD was released in 1995 in the UK and 1996 in the US.
All lead vocals performed by David Gilmour.
“Cirrus Minor” (Roger Waters) ā€“ 5:18
“The Nile Song” (Waters) ā€“ 3:26
“Crying Song” (Waters) ā€“ 3:33
“Up the Khyber” (Nick Mason, Richard Wright) ā€“ 2:12
“Green Is the Colour” (Waters) ā€“ 2:58
“Cymbaline” (Waters) ā€“ 4:50
“Party Sequence” (Gilmour, Mason, Waters, Wright) ā€“ 1:07
“Main Theme” (Gilmour, Mason, Waters, Wright) ā€“ 5:28
“Ibiza Bar” (Gilmour, Mason, Waters, Wright) ā€“ 3:19
“More Blues” (Gilmour, Mason, Waters, Wright) ā€“ 2:12
“Quicksilver” (Gilmour, Mason, Waters, Wright) ā€“ 7:13
“A Spanish Piece” (Gilmour) ā€“ 1:05
“Dramatic Theme” (Gilmour, Mason, Waters, Wright) ā€“ 2:15
“The Nile Song”/”Ibiza Bar” (1969, Europe only)
David Gilmour ā€“ acoustic guitar, electric guitar, slide guitar, tape effects, flamenco guitars, vocals
Roger Waters ā€“ Fender bass guitar, birdsong effects, gong
Richard Wright ā€“ Hammond & Farfisa organs, piano, vibraphone
Nick Mason ā€“ percussion, drums, bongos
Lindy Mason ā€“ Ibizan flute on “Green Is The Colour” and “Party Sequence”
Hipgnosis ā€“ sleeve design
James Guthrie ā€“ re-mastering supervision
Doug Sax ā€“ re-mastering
Year – Chart – Position
1969 – UK Albums Chart – 9
1973 – Billboard Pop Albums – 153
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