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An item that is used but still in very good condition. No damage to the jewellery case or item cover, no scuffs, scratches, cracks, or holes. The cover art and liner notes are included. The VHS or DVD box is included. The video game instructions and box are included. The teeth of disk holder are undamaged. Minimal wear on the exterior of item. No skipping on CD/DVD. No fuzzy/snowy frames on VHS tape. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of any imperfections. See all condition definitions- opens in a new window or tab
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Soundtrack, Psychedelic Rock, Prog Rock

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"Obscured by Clouds”

Pink Floyd

This studio album was released in 1972

Label:  Harvest

Cat No. SHSP 4020

Country: Australia

Genre: Soundtrack, Psychedelic Rock, Prog Rock

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   Record (Ex) Cover (Ex)

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In June, 1972, Pink Floyd released their seventh studio LP. Obscured By Clouds was written to accompany a French film and is in essence a soundtrack.

The album is less fierce than the preceding Meddle and is quite atmospheric if not a tad samey. Although a less essential album it is worth a listen. If Pink Floyd can knock this kind of record up in a very short space of time it only serves to show that their following album was to be something very special indeed.

Obsured By Clouds (Waters / Gilmour) sounds immediately like soundtrack music. Moody and evocative it has a nice dark feel. One thing becomes apparent – musically Pink Floyd do sound like the finished article.

When You’re In (Waters / Gilmour / Wright / Mason) reads a similar path to the album opener. Repetitive but always interesting the track waves and laps away.

Burning Bridges (Waters / Wright) is soft and subtle. The duel vocal from Roger Waters and Dave Gilmour sounds like the very familiar second wave of Floyd.

The Gold It’s In The… (Waters / Gilmour) is a more urgent sounding song It is very well produced and solid throughout.

Wot’s… Uh The Deal (Waters / Gilmour) returns to a softer sounding rock song. It is a pleasant listen and has a lovely sounding chorus.

Mudmen (Gilmour / Wright) begins with leading keybaords and a low sharp drum beat. It spans out to another moody soundscape that gives way to lead guitar solos from Dave Gilmour.

Childhood’s End (Gilmour) also has a moody into. This rises to a full band song that too gives way to quite a refreshing sounding solo. Gilmour delivers a great vocal on the track too and it is one of the album stand out songs.

Free Four (Waters) if anything raises the bar from the previous song. It has a familiar feel instantly and features a nice boomy sound. Somehow it manages to have a prog Beatles feel and is an accessible piece of music that most people will enjoy.

Stay (Waters / Wright) is a mild tale of debauchery that kind of misses the mark for being a tad self obsessed. That said the song does have a very nice sound.

Absolutely Curtains (Wright / Mapuga Tribe) is more experimental even though it is a tamer Pink Floyd than the group had previously ventured on preceding albums. Largely driven by the keyboard it gives way to a tribal chant that closes the album in a charming way.

Obscured By Clouds peaked at Number Six in the U.K. album charts. It is a nice album but nothing more. It does have a slightly rushed feel (a bit like this review) which the band were to correct on their following album which would re-write the record books and become one of the most successful albums of all-time… 

David Gilmour – guitars, vocals, pedal steel guitar, VCS3

Nick Mason – drums, percussion, tape effects

Roger Waters – bass guitar, vocals, VCS3, tape effects

Richard Wright – keyboards, vocals, VCS3



Obscured by Clouds is the seventh studio album by English progressive rock band Pink Floyd, based on their soundtrack for the French film La Vallée, by Barbet Schroeder. Some copies of the album refer to the film by its English title, The Valley. The cover of Obscured by Clouds is an out-of-focus film still of a man in a tree. The lyrics and music tell the story of one's journeys. The album includes many over looked songs from Pink Floyd's catalogue such as Childhood's End, Free Four, The Gold It's In the..., and Wot's...Uh The Deal. The album was released in the United Kingdom on 2 June 1972, and a few weeks later in the United States, by Harvest, reaching number 6 and number 46 respectively. A single, "Free Four" was released in the US only.



Mint (M)              The record itself is in brand new condition with no surface marks or deterioration in sound quality. The cover and any extra items such as the lyric sheet. Booklet or poster are in perfect condition. Records marked as Sealed or Unplayed should be Mint.

Excellent (EX)    The record shows some signs of having been played, but there is very little lessening in sound quality. The cover and packaging might have slight wear and/or creasing.

Very Good (VG)               The record has obviously been played many times, but displays no major deterioration in sound quality, despite noticeable surface marks and the occasional light scratch. Normal wear and tear on the cover or extra items, without any major defects is acceptable

Good (G)             The record has been played so much that the sound quality has noticeably deteriorated, perhaps with some distortion and mild scratches. The cover and contents suffer from folding, scuffing of edges, spine splits, discolouration, etc

Fair (F)  The record is still just playable but has not been cared for properly and displays considerable surface noise; it may even jump. The cover and contents will be torn, stained and/or defaced.



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