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Pink Floyd - A Collection Of Great Dance Songs (1981) - Lp
















Release: 1981
Genre:  Progressive Rock
Format:  LP
Label:  EMI Records
Catalog#  1C 064-07575
Prijs:  €10,00

A Collection of Great Dance Songs is a compilation album by the English rock band Pink Floyd, released on 23 November 1981 (1981-11-23) by Harvest Records in the United Kingdom and by Columbia Records in the United States.
The title is facetious, given that Pink Floyd are not known for making particularly danceable music. This is perhaps evidenced by the album art, which featured a photograph of ballroom dancers anchored to the ground so they cannot move.
The inner sleeve had pictures of dancers in either a white (UK) or black (US) background. The picture labels were a black background with blue lines and red sketch lined dancers on side one and reverse on side two.

The album contains alternative mixes of "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" (which comprises parts 1, 2, 4 and 7) edited down for time reasons, and "Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2)" (which combines the intro from the single mix with the album version which fades out during the "if you don't eat your meat" ending). Also, the track "Money" was re-recorded as Capitol Records refused to license the track to Columbia/CBS Records. David Gilmour re-recorded the track himself, guitars, keyboards, bass guitar and vocals and co-producing the song with James Guthrie.
Dick Parry reprised his saxophone role on the track.
There are some differences between the re-recorded version and the original; mainly in the saxophone and guitar solos and the overall use of reverb and Gilmour repeating "away" at the end instead of the high pitch scat singing on the original. The drumming is noticeably different from Nick Mason's, especially during the guitar solo, with very little of the tom-tom fills heard on the original.


Side A
A1.  One of These Days   (5:49)
A2.  Money (Re-recorded in 1981)   (6:45)
A3.  Sheep  (10:25)

Side B
B1.  Shine On You Crazy Diamond (edit)   (10:41)
B2.  Wish You Were Here   (5:25)
B3.  Another Brick in the Wall (Part II) (edit)   (3:52)

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