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Obscured by Clouds
Obscured by Clouds cover
Soundtrack by Pink Floyd
Released June 3, 1972 (UK)
June 15, 1972 (US)
Recorded February 23-29, 1972
Château d'Hérouville, Pontoise, France
March 23-27, 1972
Château d'Hérouville, Pontoise, France
Genre Instrumental rock
Hard rock
Progressive rock
Length 40:30
Label Harvest, EMI (UK) Harvest/Capitol, Capitol (US)
Producer(s) Pink Floyd
Professional reviews
Pink Floyd chronology
Meddle
(1971)
Obscured by Clouds
(1972)
The Dark Side of the Moon
(1973)

Obscured by Clouds is a rock album by Pink Floyd based on their soundtrack for the French film La Vallée. The LP was released in the UK on June 3, 1972 on Harvest/EMI and then in the U.S. on June 15 on Harvest/Capitol. The album reached #6 on the UK album charts and #46 on the U.S. album charts (where it was certified Gold by the RIAA in March, 1994). Image File history File links Wiki_letter_w. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Obs. ... // In film formats, the sound track is the physical area of the film which records the synchronized sound. ... Pink Floyd are an English rock band that earned recognition for their psychedelic rock music, and, as they evolved, for their avant-garde progressive rock music. ... June 3 is the 154th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (155th in leap years), with 211 days remaining. ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... June 15 is the 166th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (167th in leap years), with 199 days remaining. ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... February 23 is the 54th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Pontoise is a suburban commune of the Val-dOise département, in suburban Paris in France. ... March 23 is the 82nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (83rd in leap years). ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Instrumental rock & roll is a type of rock and roll music which emphasises musical instruments, and which features no singing. ... This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... For the Swedish political music movement, see progg. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Harvest Records was a record label, formed by EMI in 1969 to promote progressive rock music and to compete with Philips Vertigo label and Deccas Deram labels. ... The EMI Group (LSE: EMI) is an English music company comprising the major record company, EMI Music which operates several labels, based in Brook Green in London, England, and EMI Music Publishing, based on Charing Cross Road, London. ... Harvest Records was a record label, formed by EMI in 1969 to promote progressive rock music and to compete with Philips Vertigo label and Deccas Deram labels. ... Capitol Records is a major United States-based record label, owned by EMI. // The Capitol Records company was founded by the songwriter Johnny Mercer in 1942, with the financial help of movie producer Buddy DeSylva and the business acumen of Glenn Wallichs, (1910-1971) (owner of Music City, at the... Capitol Records is a major United States-based record label, owned by EMI. // The Capitol Records company was founded by the songwriter Johnny Mercer in 1942, with the financial help of movie producer Buddy DeSylva and the business acumen of Glenn Wallichs, (1910-1971) (owner of Music City, at the... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... The All Music Guide (AMG) is a metadata database about music owned by All Media Guide. ... Image File history File links 2_stars. ... Image File history File links 3. ... Robert Christgau (2006) Robert Christgau (sometimes abbreviated in print to Xgau), born April 18, 1942, is an American essayist, music journalist, and the self-declared Dean of American Rock Critics[1] His first reviews were published by Esquire in 1967. ... Pink Floyd are an English rock band that earned recognition for their psychedelic rock music, and, as they evolved, for their avant-garde progressive rock music. ... Meddle is an album by English progressive rock band Pink Floyd. ... The Dark Side of the Moon (titled in the 1993 CD release as Dark Side of the Moon) is a concept album by the English rock band Pink Floyd, released in 1973. ... An album is a collection of related audio tracks distributed to the public. ... Pink Floyd are an English rock band that earned recognition for their psychedelic rock music, and, as they evolved, for their avant-garde progressive rock music. ... // In film formats, the sound track is the physical area of the film which records the synchronized sound. ... La Vallée is a 1972 French film written and directed by Barbet Schroeder. ... The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour as a 33 â…“ LP vinyl record A gramophone record (also phonograph record, or simply record) is an analogue sound recording medium consisting of a flat disc with an inscribed modulated spiral groove starting near the periphery and ending near the center of the disc. ... June 3 is the 154th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (155th in leap years), with 211 days remaining. ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. 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In 1986, the album was released on CD. A digitally remastered CD was released in March 1996 in the UK and August 1996 in the U.S. A Compact Disc or CD is an optical disc used to store digital data, originally developed for storing digital audio. ...


In an interview that appeared in the "Director's Cut" edition of Pink Floyd: Live at Pompeii, Roger Waters stated that early pressings of the album contained excessive sibilants in the vocal tracks, a problem that was corrected in later pressings. George Roger Waters (born September 6, 1943) is an English rock musician; singer, guitarist, bassist, songwriter, and composer. ... A sibilant is a type of fricative or affricate, made by directing a jet of air through a narrow channel towards the sharp edge of the teeth. ...


"Free Four" was the first Pink Floyd song to get significant airplay in the U.S., and the first to deal directly with the death of Eric Fletcher Waters, Roger Waters' father. The title track, one of the album's several instrumentals, became something of a Floyd concert staple for a time, often as the band's opening number. The song "Childhood's End" is said to have been inspired by Arthur C. Clarke's novel of the same name. Free Four is a Pink Floyd song written by Roger Waters, with Waters also taking on lead vocals, from the album Obscured by Clouds. ... Childhoods End is a song from Pink Floyds 1972 album Obscured by Clouds. ... Sir Arthur Charles Clarke (born December 16, 1917) is a British science-fiction author and inventor, most famous for his novel 2001: A Space Odyssey, and for collaborating with director Stanley Kubrick on the film of the same name. ... Childhoods End is a science fiction novel by Sir Arthur C. Clarke. ...


Obscured by Clouds was the first Pink Floyd album to feature the VCS 3 synthesiser. The VCS 3 (an acronym for Voltage Controlled Studio with 3 oscillators) is a portable analog synthesiser with a flexible semi-modular voice architecture, initially made in 1969 by Peter Zinovieffs EMS company. ...


Track listing

  1. "Obscured by Clouds" (David Gilmour/Roger Waters) – 3:03
    • Instrumental
  2. "When You're In" (David Gilmour/Roger Waters/Rick Wright/Nick Mason) – 2:30
    • Instrumental
  3. "Burning Bridges" (Roger Waters/Rick Wright) – 3:29
  4. "The Gold It's in the..." (David Gilmour/Roger Waters) – 3:07
  5. "Wot's... Uh the Deal" (David Gilmour/Roger Waters) – 5:08
  6. "Mudmen" (David Gilmour/Rick Wright) – 4:20
    • Instrumental
  7. "Childhood's End" (David Gilmour) – 4:31
  8. "Free Four" (Roger Waters) – 4:15
  9. "Stay" (Roger Waters/Rick Wright) – 4:05
  10. "Absolutely Curtains" (David Gilmour/Roger Waters/Rick Wright/Nick Mason) – 5:52
    • Instrumental

Obscured By Clouds is the opening track and title track of Pink Floyds Obscured By Clouds album. ... David Jon Gilmour CBE (born March 6, 1946 in Cambridge) is an English guitarist, singer, and songwriter best known as a member of the band Pink Floyd. ... George Roger Waters (born September 6, 1943) is an English rock musician; singer, guitarist, bassist, songwriter, and composer. ... When Youre In is a song from Pink Floyds 1972 album, Obscured by Clouds. ... David Jon Gilmour CBE (born March 6, 1946 in Cambridge) is an English guitarist, singer, and songwriter best known as a member of the band Pink Floyd. ... George Roger Waters (born September 6, 1943) is an English rock musician; singer, guitarist, bassist, songwriter, and composer. ... Richard Wright, also known as Rick Wright (born July 28, 1945), is the keyboard player of Pink Floyd. ... Nicholas Berkeley Nick Mason (born January 27, 1944 in Birmingham, England) is the drummer for Pink Floyd. ... Burning Bridges is a song from Pink Floyds 1972 album, Obscured by Clouds. ... George Roger Waters (born September 6, 1943) is an English rock musician; singer, guitarist, bassist, songwriter, and composer. ... Richard Wright, also known as Rick Wright (born July 28, 1945), is the keyboard player of Pink Floyd. ... David Jon Gilmour CBE (born March 6, 1946 in Cambridge) is an English guitarist, singer, and songwriter best known as a member of the band Pink Floyd. ... Richard Wright, also known as Rick Wright (born July 28, 1945), is the keyboard player of Pink Floyd. ... The Gold Its In The. ... David Jon Gilmour CBE (born March 6, 1946 in Cambridge) is an English guitarist, singer, and songwriter best known as a member of the band Pink Floyd. ... George Roger Waters (born September 6, 1943) is an English rock musician; singer, guitarist, bassist, songwriter, and composer. ... David Jon Gilmour CBE (born March 6, 1946 in Cambridge) is an English guitarist, singer, and songwriter best known as a member of the band Pink Floyd. ... Wots. ... David Jon Gilmour CBE (born March 6, 1946 in Cambridge) is an English guitarist, singer, and songwriter best known as a member of the band Pink Floyd. ... George Roger Waters (born September 6, 1943) is an English rock musician; singer, guitarist, bassist, songwriter, and composer. ... David Jon Gilmour CBE (born March 6, 1946 in Cambridge) is an English guitarist, singer, and songwriter best known as a member of the band Pink Floyd. ... Mudmen is a song from Pink Floyds 1972 album, Obscured by Clouds. ... David Jon Gilmour CBE (born March 6, 1946 in Cambridge) is an English guitarist, singer, and songwriter best known as a member of the band Pink Floyd. ... Richard Wright, also known as Rick Wright (born July 28, 1945), is the keyboard player of Pink Floyd. ... Childhoods End is a song from Pink Floyds 1972 album Obscured by Clouds. ... David Jon Gilmour CBE (born March 6, 1946 in Cambridge) is an English guitarist, singer, and songwriter best known as a member of the band Pink Floyd. ... David Jon Gilmour CBE (born March 6, 1946 in Cambridge) is an English guitarist, singer, and songwriter best known as a member of the band Pink Floyd. ... Free Four is a Pink Floyd song written by Roger Waters, with Waters also taking on lead vocals, from the album Obscured by Clouds. ... George Roger Waters (born September 6, 1943) is an English rock musician; singer, guitarist, bassist, songwriter, and composer. ... George Roger Waters (born September 6, 1943) is an English rock musician; singer, guitarist, bassist, songwriter, and composer. ... Stay is a song from Pink Floyds 1972 album, Obscured by Clouds. ... George Roger Waters (born September 6, 1943) is an English rock musician; singer, guitarist, bassist, songwriter, and composer. ... Richard Wright, also known as Rick Wright (born July 28, 1945), is the keyboard player of Pink Floyd. ... Richard Wright, also known as Rick Wright (born July 28, 1945), is the keyboard player of Pink Floyd. ... Absolutely Curtains is a song from Pink Floyds 1972 album, Obscured by Clouds. ... David Jon Gilmour CBE (born March 6, 1946 in Cambridge) is an English guitarist, singer, and songwriter best known as a member of the band Pink Floyd. ... George Roger Waters (born September 6, 1943) is an English rock musician; singer, guitarist, bassist, songwriter, and composer. ... Richard Wright, also known as Rick Wright (born July 28, 1945), is the keyboard player of Pink Floyd. ... Nicholas Berkeley Nick Mason (born January 27, 1944 in Birmingham, England) is the drummer for Pink Floyd. ...

Singles

  • "Free Four"/"Stay" (1972, US only release)
  • "Free Four"/"The Gold It's in the..." (1972, Italy only release)
  • "Burning Bridges"/"Childhood's End" (1972, some states on release)

United States may refer to: Places: United States of America SS United States, the fastest ocean liner ever built. ...

Credits

also: David Jon Gilmour CBE (born March 6, 1946 in Cambridge) is an English guitarist, singer, and songwriter best known as a member of the band Pink Floyd. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who sings, i. ... The VCS 3 (from Voltage Control for Studio with 3 components) is an oscillation effects musical analog synthesiser, initially made in 1969 by EMS. The VCS 3 was smaller and less cumbersome than the Moog Taurus and similar early synthesizers. ... George Roger Waters (born September 6, 1943) is an English rock musician; singer, guitarist, bassist, songwriter, and composer. ... Martin EB18 Bass Guitar in flight case. ... In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who sings, i. ... The VCS 3 (from Voltage Control for Studio with 3 components) is an oscillation effects musical analog synthesiser, initially made in 1969 by EMS. The VCS 3 was smaller and less cumbersome than the Moog Taurus and similar early synthesizers. ... Richard William Rick Wright (born July 28, 1943 in Hatch End, London, England) is a self-taught pianist and Keyboardist best known for his long career with Pink Floyd. ... Piano, a well-known instance of keyboard instruments A keyboard instrument is any musical instrument played using a musical keyboard. ... In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who sings, i. ... The VCS 3 (from Voltage Control for Studio with 3 components) is an oscillation effects musical analog synthesiser, initially made in 1969 by EMS. The VCS 3 was smaller and less cumbersome than the Moog Taurus and similar early synthesizers. ... Nicholas Berkeley Nick Mason (born January 27, 1944 in Birmingham, England) is the drummer for Pink Floyd. ... A drum kit (or drum set or trap set) is mostly a collection of drums, cymbals and sometimes other percussion instruments arranged for convenient playing by a single drummer. ... A percussion instrument is any object which produces a sound by being struck with an implement, shaken, rubbed, scraped, or by any other action which sets the object into vibration. ...

  • Hipgnosis – cover

Hipgnosis was a British art design group which specialized in creating cover art for rock albums, most notably for Pink Floyd, Genesis, Led Zeppelin, Yes and Black Sabbath. ...

Charts

Billboard (North America) Billboard is a weekly American magazine devoted to the music industry. ...

Year Chart Position
1972 Pop Albums 46

External links

Pink Floyd

Members: David Gilmour Richard Wright Nick Mason Pink Floyd are an English rock band that earned recognition for their psychedelic rock music, and, as they evolved, for their avant-garde progressive rock music. ... David Jon Gilmour CBE (born March 6, 1946 in Cambridge) is an English guitarist, singer, and songwriter best known as a member of the band Pink Floyd. ... Richard William Rick Wright (born July 28, 1943 in Hatch End, London, England) is a self-taught pianist and Keyboardist best known for his long career with Pink Floyd. ... Nicholas Berkeley Nick Mason (born January 27, 1944 in Birmingham, England) is the drummer for Pink Floyd. ...


Former Members: Syd Barrett Bob Klose Roger Waters Roger Keith Syd Barrett (6 January 1946 – 7 July 2006) was an English singer, songwriter, guitarist, and artist. ... Rado Bob Klose (born 1944; sometimes referred to as Bob Close or Brian Close in various publications) is a British musician and photographer. ... George Roger Waters (born September 6, 1943) is an English rock musician; singer, guitarist, bassist, songwriter, and composer. ...

Discography
Studio albums The Piper at the Gates of Dawn (1967) • A Saucerful of Secrets (1968) • Ummagumma (1969) • Atom Heart Mother (1970) • Meddle (1971) • The Dark Side of the Moon (1973) • Wish You Were Here (1975) • Animals (1977) • The Wall (1979) • The Final Cut (1983) • A Momentary Lapse of Reason (1987) • The Division Bell (1994)
Soundtracks Tonite Let's All Make Love in London (1968) • More (1969) • Zabriskie Point (1970) • Obscured by Clouds (1972)
Live albums Ummagumma (1969) • Delicate Sound of Thunder (1988) • P*U*L*S*E (1995) • Is There Anybody Out There? The Wall Live 1980-81 (2000)
Compilations Relics (1971) • A Nice Pair (1973) • Masters of Rock (1974) • A Collection of Great Dance Songs (1981) • Works (1983) • Shine On (The Early Singles) (1992) • 1967 Singles Sampler (1997) • Echoes (2001)
Films
Live at Pompeii The Wall Delicate Sound of Thunder La Carrera Panamericana London '66-'67 The Making of The Dark Side of the Moon P*U*L*S*E The Pink Floyd and Syd Barrett Story
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Alan Parsons Storm Thorgerson/Hipgnosis • Steve O'Rourke Contributors Live performances Trivia A Tree Full of Secrets Pigs Publius Enigma Dark Side of the Rainbow The Man and the Journey List of ROIOs
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