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ECHOES–BAREFOOT-TO-THE-MOON-Review-2015

ECHOES - BAREFOOT TO THE MOON - ALBUM REVIEW

(AN ACOUSTIC TRIBUTE TO PINK FLOYD)

Sonic 11 / Pride and Joy Music | Release Date: October 16 2015

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Of course if you aren’t a big Pink Floyd fan then you probably aren’t even reading this review but to be honest if you are then this is the sort of album you’ll get a big kick out of. There are of course a lot of tributes out there to Pink Floyd, but few that show such reverence for their body of work. Just listen to the extended opening to ‘Shine on You Crazy Diamond’ (which here runs to a cut back 13 minutes) and tell me you don’t want to listen on.


With a scant 12 tracks the running order is pretty spot-on and the tracks selected may take the easy route but musically Echoes are there to challenge themselves and they do it so well.


Interestingly Division Bell’s ‘High Hopes’ exceeds Floyd’s 7.57 running time by over a minute and vocally and musically it’s a beautiful rendition.


Elsewhere takes on such well-known classics as ‘Wish you Were Here’; ‘The Great Gig in the Sky’ and ‘Comfortably Numb’ don’t fail for a second.


Never a Pink Floyd anorak, listening to an album like this is a pleasure, Echoes have the chops to pull it off and the vocals are sure to please. This is a great chill out record and well worth a dip for any fan of Pink Floyd, or indeed anyone who love great, challenging, expensive Rock music.  

 


by Leslii Phillips

 

 


 

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