Pink Floyd
A Foot in the Door


3.0
good

Review

by tcaino74 USER (6 Reviews)
February 14th, 2012 | 21 replies


Release Date: 2011 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Foot in the Door has a difficult job in that it has to attract new listeners and appease long time Floyd fans. It succeeds in the newbie department and falls short on the other

Pink Floyd is one the most successful bands in modern music history. They are known for their iconic albums, their huge concert productions, and their ugly split. Pink Floyd has not released any new material for a very long time and some recent releases have some people quite confused. Pink Floyd has recently released its re-mastered catalog to excite old fans and introduce a new generation to their music. There most blatant attempt to reach the new or casual listener is the release of a Foot in the Door: The Best of Pink Floyd. Say what you will about Pink Floyd, but any longtime listener will agree that Pink Floyd is an Album band. They create albums to be listened to in their entirety. Pink Floyd had to be sold on the Idea of releasing singles in the 70’s which helped catapult them to mainstream success, especially in America. They would even play their entire albums live which isn’t all that common (ex: The Wall Tour where they only played songs from the album). Foot in the Door has a difficult job in that it has to attract new listeners and appeal to long time Floyd fans. It succeeds in the newbie department and falls short on the other. The album includes most of Floyd’s most famous songs like “Money”, “Comfortably Numb”, “Another Brick in the Wall”, and “Wish You Were Here”. They even include a Barrett era song as well. They also include post Waters recordings as well like “Learning to Fly” and “High Hopes”.

In terms of the music it is still timeless and makes one reminisce about the days of Floyd as functional unit at their height of creativity. I do fear the album will be treated as a traditional greatest hits collection where this will be the only album they will own. They will miss the grace and power that is the Dark Side of the Moon. They could ignore the exploration and experimentation of Wish You Were Here, and the concepts and rage of The Wall. I believe the ADD generation will not dig deeper and enjoy the gems that we are privileged to have. I am trying to step back and look at this album from a new listener’s perspective and for that reason I think it is a solid collection that spans the Barrett era up to the post Water’s Division Bell.



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Comments:Add a Comment 
MisterTornado
February 14th 2012


4507 Comments


This exists?

tcaino74
February 14th 2012


5 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

It came out in the fall, I stumbled across it recently

someguest
February 14th 2012


29931 Comments


The whole concept of a Pink Floyd greatest hits compilation is asinine.

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
February 14th 2012


8623 Comments


appease long time Floyd fans

appeal to long time Floyd fans

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Divine
February 14th 2012


3663 Comments


Whoever came up with the idea that Pink Floyd should have a "Greatest Hits" compilation needs to be shot.

Tyrael
February 14th 2012


21113 Comments


they have like 5 records that are a greatest hits collection of their own lol

Divine
February 14th 2012


3663 Comments


assholes

SCREAMorphine
February 15th 2012


1832 Comments


I'd find it hard to listen to this track list, each album was better listened to as a whole.
Good review

wacknizzle
February 15th 2012


14529 Comments


This compilation has no real Floyd deep cuts. Nothing from Animals or Meddle, instead they put The Fletcher Memorial Home from the terrible album final cut on here.

Tyrannic
February 15th 2012


3296 Comments


Whoever came up with the idea that Pink Floyd should have a "Greatest Hits" compilation needs to be shot. [2]

ohfoxxxycole
February 15th 2012


4352 Comments


final cut was good man

Irving
Staff Reviewer
May 21st 2012


7502 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

The whole concept of a Pink Floyd greatest hits compilation is asinine. [2]

Rowan5215
Staff Reviewer
June 1st 2012


43207 Comments


I'm really glad that I managed to get into Pink Floyd, being the age I am. What you said about the ADD generation is perfectly true, I'm happy I can look deeper than my fellow teenagers and appreciate music like Floyd. Cheers for me guys.

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ianjulian
May 1st 2013


643 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

music history.

DominionMM1
May 1st 2013


18586 Comments


floyd compilations suck

rockandmetaljunkie
July 27th 2013


8655 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Pink Floyd's music can't be appreciated by just listening to compilation albums.

menawati
July 27th 2013


16587 Comments


just saw a programme with nick mason on and his ferrari GTO, every time he's on TV he arrives in a fucking helicopter

rockandmetaljunkie
July 27th 2013


8655 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

"All my friends who even know of Floyd know them off of compilation albums..."



That's irrelevant.

What I was trying to say is that every single PF album offers a unique experience that can only be received if you listen to the whole thing from the beginning to the end. The reason for this is because each song from a specific album shares a connection with the rest of the tracklist. You will not acquire the same feelings and it won't be the same because there is no PF compilation that offers same coherent experience.

jtswope
July 27th 2013


5788 Comments


Yeah Pink Floyd is really not made for compilations.

AngryLittleAlchemist
April 4th 2017


1999 Comments


The cover of this has Animals but it doesn't have a single song from Animals??? Wtf



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