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Old 12-15-2007, 07:10 PM   #1
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Pink Floyd Survivor: Wish You Were Here - FINAL

Shine On You Crazy Diamond. Even though half of you is dead.

Votes:
Shine On Part Two - 14
Wish You Were Here - 4
Shine On Part One - 2
Total: 20

Songs eliminated so far:
60. Shine on You Crazy Diamond (Parts VI - IX)
59. Have a Cigar
58. Welcome to the Machine
57. Us and Them
56. Brain Damage
=54. Eclipse
=54. Speak to Me/Breathe
=52. Money
=52. Great Gig in the Sky
51. Any Colour You Like
50. On the Run
49. Wots... uh the Deal
48. Burning Bridges
=46. Childhood's End
=46. Obscured by Clouds
45. Stay
=43. The Gold it's in the...
=43. Mudmen
42. When You're In
41. Absolutely Curtains
40. Fearless
41. One of These Days
39. A Pillow of Winds
38. San Tropez
37. Seamus
36. Fat Old Sun
35. If
34. Atom Heart Mother Suite
33. Alan's Psychedelic Breakfast
32. The Narrow Way
31. Grantchester Meadows
30. Sysyphus
29. The Grand Vizier's Garden Party
28. Green is the Colour
27. The Nile Song
26. Ibiza Bar
25. Cirrus Minor
24. Crying Song
=22. Main Theme
=22. Dramatic Theme
21. Up the Khyber
=18. More Blues
=18. A Spanish Piece
=18. Quicksilver
17. Party Sequence
16. Let There Be More Light
15. Jugband Blues
14. Remember a Day
13. A Saucerful of Secrets
12. Corporal Clegg
11. See-Saw
10. Astronomy Domine
9. Interstellar Overdrive
8. Flaming
7. Matilda Mother
=2. Take up Thy Stethoscope and Walk
=2. The Gnome
=2. Chapter 24
=2. The Scarecrow
=2. Bike
1. Pow R. Toc H.

Finalists
Piper at the Gates of Dawn: Lucifer Sam
A Saucerful of Secrets: Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun
More: Cymbaline
Ummagumma: Several Species of Small Furry Animals Gathered Together in a Cave and Grooving With a Pict
Atom Heart Mother: Summer '68
Meddle: Echoes
Obscured by Clouds: Free Four
Dark Side of the Moon: Time
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Disafuckingpointing people.

Shine On for me. I am of the opinion that Wish You Were Here would be an extremely deserving winner of this competiton.
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WYWH. Way way inferior to SOYCD (and that's not a knock on WYWH, either).
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This isn't an easy choice, but it's not agonisingly hard either. For all the greatness of WYWH, SOYCD I-V is one of the most stunningly incredible atmospheric songs I have ever heard.
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Wish You Were Here for the fourth time in a row.
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I like Shine On for the win. I would place it as Floyd's second best achievement, and, as Axver noted, one of the finest atmospheric tracks of all time.
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Shine On has to win this.
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SOYCD easily. Wish You Were Here is one of the best songs...ever.
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As beautiful as WYWH is, I have to vote it off because Shine On is just epic, classic and all those wonderful adjectives.
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I still say splitting up SOYCD into two tracks was a bad idea. Just a waste of a slot, really, and WYWH would be an incredible closer as it is. Instead of taking a decade to start, SOYCD should have been trimmed to a solid 15 minutes or so, with the cool jamming of VI-IX added towards the end of the song. Throw in an extra track, and you've just added in more variety and more logical sequencing to the album in one fell swoop.
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They both deserve to make it. Two of my favorite Floyd tracks.
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Instead of taking a decade to start, SOYCD should have been trimmed to a solid 15 minutes or so, with the cool jamming of VI-IX added towards the end of the song.
BLASPHEMY.
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BLASPHEMY.
I love the song, don't get me wrong, but it takes nearly 4 minutes (w/ 30 second fade-in) before that classic four-note riff kicks in. Cram the two together and make one mammoth tune, and BAM, you have the best thing ever.
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I love the song, don't get me wrong, but it takes nearly 4 minutes (w/ 30 second fade-in) before that classic four-note riff kicks in. Cram the two together and make one mammoth tune, and BAM, you have the best thing ever.
Aw man, but those four minutes are crucial, in my opinion. I can't really put into words how incredible it sounds when Rick makes that chord change. It's so simple, yet so effective. Not to mention the beautiful guitar playing. It's possible to get rid of the long intro and still pull off a good performance -- Roger did it on his latest tour -- but I much prefer to have it there. It seems a bit bare without it. I also love the way the end of WYWH fades into the last four parts of SOYCD. I don't think it would have been possible to replicate that if the tracks weren't separated.

I haven't listened to this album in a while. On it goes.
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How the hell is SOYCD I-V leading?

And yeah, anyone who wants to remove its first four minutes is a Philistine who doesn't appreciate perfectly crafted atmosphere.
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