Meddle

~ Release group by Pink Floyd

Album

ReleaseArtistFormatTracksCountry/DateLabelCatalog#Barcode
Official
MeddlePink Floyd12" Vinyl6
  • US1971-10-30
Harvest (UK based sub-label of EMI, re-activated in 2013 under Capitol Music Group in Hollywood, CA)SMAS-832[none]
MeddlePink Floyd12" Vinyl6
  • CA1971-10-31
Harvest (UK based sub-label of EMI, re-activated in 2013 under Capitol Music Group in Hollywood, CA)SMAS-832[none]
MeddlePink Floyd12" Vinyl6
  • GB1971-11-13
Harvest (UK based sub-label of EMI, re-activated in 2013 under Capitol Music Group in Hollywood, CA)SHVL 795[none]
MeddlePink Floyd12" Vinyl6
Harvest (UK based sub-label of EMI, re-activated in 2013 under Capitol Music Group in Hollywood, CA)2 C 064-04917, SHVL 795[none]
MeddlePink Floyd12" Vinyl6
  • JP1971-12-05
Odeon Records, Harvest (UK based sub-label of EMI, re-activated in 2013 under Capitol Music Group in Hollywood, CA)OP-80375, SHVL.795[none]
MeddlePink Floyd12" Vinyl6
Harvest (UK based sub-label of EMI, re-activated in 2013 under Capitol Music Group in Hollywood, CA)1C 062-04 917[none]
MeddlePink Floyd12" Vinyl6
EMI (EMI Records, since 1972), Gong (Hungarian label)SLPXL 37345[none]
MeddlePink Floyd12" Vinyl6
Harvest (UK based sub-label of EMI, re-activated in 2013 under Capitol Music Group in Hollywood, CA)SHVL 795[none]
MeddlePink Floyd12" Vinyl6
Harvest (UK based sub-label of EMI, re-activated in 2013 under Capitol Music Group in Hollywood, CA)SHVL 795[none]
MeddlePink Floyd12" Vinyl6
Harvest (UK based sub-label of EMI, re-activated in 2013 under Capitol Music Group in Hollywood, CA)3C 062-04917[none]
MeddlePink Floyd12" Vinyl6
Harvest (UK based sub-label of EMI, re-activated in 2013 under Capitol Music Group in Hollywood, CA)5C 062-04917[none]
MeddlePink Floyd12" Vinyl6
Stateside8E 062-04 917[none]
MeddleThe Pink Floyd12" Vinyl6
Harvest (UK based sub-label of EMI, re-activated in 2013 under Capitol Music Group in Hollywood, CA)1J 064-04.917[none]
MeddlePink Floyd12" Vinyl6
Jugoton, Harvest (UK based sub-label of EMI, re-activated in 2013 under Capitol Music Group in Hollywood, CA)LSHV 73019, SHVL 795[none]
MeddlePink Floyd12" Vinyl6
Harvest (UK based sub-label of EMI, re-activated in 2013 under Capitol Music Group in Hollywood, CA)S 5224, SHVL 795[none]
MeddlePink Floyd12" Vinyl6
Harvest (UK based sub-label of EMI, re-activated in 2013 under Capitol Music Group in Hollywood, CA)31C 064-04 917 D, SXHVL 1018[none]
MeddlePink Floyd12" Vinyl6
EMI (double‐boxed EMI logo representing Japanese domestic repertoire from 東芝EMI and EMIミュジック・ジャパン, until the latter’s acquisition by Universal Music Japan in April 2013), Harvest (UK based sub-label of EMI, re-activated in 2013 under Capitol Music Group in Hollywood, CA)EMS-80322
MeddleThe Pink FloydCassette6
Harvest (UK based sub-label of EMI, re-activated in 2013 under Capitol Music Group in Hollywood, CA)266 1049174, 266-1049174[none]
MeddlePink Floyd12" Vinyl6
Harvest (UK based sub-label of EMI, re-activated in 2013 under Capitol Music Group in Hollywood, CA)SHVL 795[none]
MeddlePink FloydCD6
  • JP1985-09-21
EMI (EMI Records, since 1972)CP32-5032[none]
Meddle (made in Japan)Pink FloydCD6
Harvest (UK based sub-label of EMI, re-activated in 2013 under Capitol Music Group in Hollywood, CA)CDP 7 46034 2[none]
Meddle (made in U.K.)Pink FloydCD6
Harvest (UK based sub-label of EMI, re-activated in 2013 under Capitol Music Group in Hollywood, CA)CDP 7 46034 2077774603423
MeddlePink FloydCD6
Harvest (UK based sub-label of EMI, re-activated in 2013 under Capitol Music Group in Hollywood, CA)CDP 7 46034 2[none]
MeddlePink FloydCD6
Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.)CDP 7 46034 2077774603423
MeddlePink Floyd12" Vinyl6
Mobile Fidelity Sound LabMFSL 1-190[none]
MeddlePink FloydCD6
Mobile Fidelity Sound LabUDCD 518015775151826
Meddle (Ultradisc II)Pink FloydCD6
Mobile Fidelity Sound LabUDCD 518015775151826
MeddlePink FloydCD6
  • GB1994-08-01
EMI (EMI Records, since 1972)7243 8 29749 2 5, CDEMD 1061724382974925
MeddlePink FloydCD6
EMI (EMI Records, since 1972)8 29749 2724382974925
MeddlePink FloydCD6
Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.)CDP 0777 7 46034 2 3077774603423
MeddlePink FloydCD6
  • JP2001-05-25
東芝EMI 株式会社 (record company, do not use as release label - check obi, back or disc for imprint! Ended 2007-06-29)TOCP-657384988006791763
MeddlePink FloydCD6
CD-MAXIMUM (Russian label)VC 03-03
MeddlePink FloydCD6
  • RU2008-07-29
EMI (EMI Records, since 1972)50999 2345532 05099923455320
Meddle (mastered for iTunes)Pink FloydDigital Media6
  • XW2011-09-23
5099968083755
Meddle (“Why Pink Floyd...?” Discovery edition)Pink FloydCD6
  • XE2011-09-26
EMI (EMI Records, since 1972)02894225099902894225
MeddlePink FloydCD6
  • US2011-09-27
Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.)50999 028942 2 55099902894225
MeddlePink FloydCD6
EMI‐Odeon, S.A. (not for release label use! subsidiary of EMI Music Spain, S.A.)50999 084242 2 85099908424228
MeddlePink FloydCD6
Parlophone (aka Parlophone UK)50999 028942 2 55099902894225
MeddlePink FloydCD6
  • XE2016-01-15
Pink Floyd RecordsPFR65099902894225
MeddlePink FloydCD6
  • US2016-01-15
Pink Floyd Records88875170892, PFR6888751708921
Meddle (European remaster)Pink Floyd12" Vinyl6
  • XE2016-09-23
Pink Floyd RecordsPFRLP60190295997076
Meddle (Japanese paper sleeve reissue)Pink FloydCD6
  • JP2017-11-01
Pink Floyd Records, Sony Records International (Japanese TEXTLESS walking eye imprint)SICP 54074547366312577
MeddlePink FloydDigital Media6
  • XW2021-10-19
Pink Floyd Records[none]
MeddlePink FloydCD6Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.)C2 0777 7 46034 2, C2 46034077774603423
MeddlePink Floyd12" Vinyl6Harvest (UK based sub-label of EMI, re-activated in 2013 under Capitol Music Group in Hollywood, CA)1C 072-04 917[none]
Meddle (marketed and distributed by EMI printed in Holland)Pink FloydCD6Harvest (UK based sub-label of EMI, re-activated in 2013 under Capitol Music Group in Hollywood, CA)CDP 7 46034 2[none]
Meddle (made in Japan)Pink FloydCD6
Harvest (UK based sub-label of EMI, re-activated in 2013 under Capitol Music Group in Hollywood, CA)CDP 7 46034 2[none]
Bootleg
Meddle: The High Resolution RemastersPink Floyd4×CD10 + 7 + 5 + 3
Archives Records & TapesART-714002606001974

Relationships

associated singles/EPs:One of These Days / Fearless
included in:Discovery
Oh by the Way
Shine On
The Pink Floyd Collection
Discogs:https://www.discogs.com/master/20649 [info]
reviews:https://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/pink-floyd-meddle/ [info]
https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/wnbd [info]
other databases:https://rateyourmusic.com/release/album/pink_floyd/meddle/ [info]
Allmusic:https://www.allmusic.com/album/mw0000650631 [info]
Wikidata:Q205458 [info]

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Meddle represents the birth of Pink Floyd as we now know them today. After flailing somewhat after Syd Barrett's departure in 1968, they had a surprise hit in 1970 with Atom Heart Mother, an album comprised of a difficult side-long suite, backed with individual group pieces. In many respects, Meddle, released a little over a year later, is the same again, only with much, much, better tunes and less clutter.

Everything about Meddle is allowed to breathe and grow. Rocking opener "One Of These Days" rises out of nearly a minute of wind effects; "Fearless" delivers its slightly stoned punch over six minutes. Even the throwaway track, "Seamus", with the howling of Steve Marriott's dog over David Gilmour's blues, has a lazy charm which undermines the intelligence and ambition of the remainder of the record.

Originally titled "Return Of The Son Of Nothing", the side-long piece, "Echoes" dominates the entire work. It has a majestic grace, filling every one of its 23 minutes with the sophisticated mystery that came to define everything about Pink Floyd; slightly obscure; extremely special. Starting with a sonar pulse, the song - with one of Roger Waters' finest lyrics - leisurely unfolds before climaxing with a funk workout; after another four minutes it dissolves to atmospherics before finally returning to the main theme. This is everything right about progressive rock; engaging, intelligent and compelling.

By the time the group began to hone this innovation and vision into bite-sized chunks on their next two albums, they were to become very big indeed.