Echoes (track) by Pink Floyd

Echoes
Echoes by Pink Floyd
Year: 1971
From the album Meddle (track #6)
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From 08/03/2018 18:49
This is one of those songs that no other band could pull off. This might be the most impressive song in all of Pink Floyd's catalogue. The synth solo in the middle always makes me feel like I'm about to have a bad trip on acid but then it leads into one of the most epic guitar riffs in all of Rock and suddenly I feel like I'm transcending human consciousness. When people talk about space rock, it's this and Space Oddity by David Bowie that always come to mind.
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From 03/19/2018 19:44
It's not my favourite Pink Floys track but I have to say this: Sometimes I listen to bands influenced by Pink Floyd and they have some great moments. Some capture The Wall sound, others Animals, others DSOM... but none will ever make a piece like this.
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From 09/08/2017 19:34
Nothing speaks to me the way this song does. When the music starts building up again after the screeching middle part I always get overwhelmed by emotion and teary-eyed. If it isn't the best song of all time, it's pretty darn close.
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From 04/29/2017 11:48
Incredible song--prefer the Live in Pompeii and David Gilmour in Gdansk versions better, as they better amplify the guitar solos. Never gets old and indeed is some of the best the Floyd ever came up with.... Too bad we will not hear it again from surviving members--David G. said he will not play it after Rick's death.
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From 02/09/2017 22:40
Agree with the other comments - possibly the best song I've ever heard. The long build up towards the end and eventual guitar solo gets me every single time (many an overreaction from me when I am always disturbed at this exact moment).
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From 01/21/2016 19:50
Definitely one of the greatest, if not the greatest song of all time. I think I have to raise my standards for what counts as a 100/100 now.
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From 01/01/2016 10:51
Probably the best song I've ever heard, and believe me, I heard a LOT of songs. Incredibly complex, atmospheric and lengthy.
However, if you wanna get the full enjoyment out of the song, you will need some drugs.
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From 12/02/2015 16:03
My favourite song of all time. Sweet, very clever, with beautiful lyrics. Worth the 20 minutes
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From 06/03/2015 02:37
The greatest song of all time, I think.
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From 11/12/2014 02:39
Nearly 5 years later and Echoes is still in my opinion the best song I've ever heard. It has this atmosphere and progression that I absolutely love. I was blown away the first time hearing it (and the live Pompeii version too). This song puts me back in early 2010 when I was 18, seriously started getting into album listening, wanted to hear the greatest albums ever made, and found out about BEA.
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