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Meddle is a 1971 album by British progressive rock band Pink Floyd. It was recorded on various occasions between January and August 1971, released in the US on October 30, 1971 and in the UK in November 1971.

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1 Track listing
2 Commentary
3 External Links

Track listing

Meddle has a running time of 46 minutes and 42 seconds spread amongst six tracks, the last of which occupied a whole side of the vinyl LP:

  1. One of These Days (05:57)
  2. A Pillow of Winds (05:10)
  3. Fearless (06:08)
  4. San Tropez (03:43)
  5. Seamus (02:15)
  6. Echoes (23:29)


Though the tracks have a large variety of moods, Meddle is generally considered more cohesive than its 1970 predecessor Atom Heart Mother; Meddle's first two songs segue into each other via a wind sound effect in a style reminiscent of later album Dark Side of the Moon, and Wish You Were Here. Meddle also has the interesting distinction of having the two songs often nominated the worst and the best songs produced by Pink Floyd (these being Seamus and Echoes respectively). It had a good deal of commerical success; it reached #3 in the UK music charts and was certified double platinum by the RIAA on March 11, 1994.

The final song of the album, Echoes, is reputed to synchronise thematically with the final section of the 1968 Stanley Kubrick film 2001: A Space Odyssey entitled "Jupiter and Beyond the Infinite". Echoes also gave its name to a 2001 Pink Floyd compilation album, on which much- edited versions of it and One of These Days were included.

This album makes use of a Slide guitar to make some intresting effects. These can be heard well in the third part of One of These Days, which also includes a snatch of the theme tune form Doctor Who.

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