Meddle

~ Release group by Pink Floyd

Album

Release Format Tracks Date Country Label Catalog# Barcode
Official
Meddle 12" Vinyl 6 Harvest (UK based sub-label of EMI, re-activated in 2013 under Capitol Music Group in Hollywood, CA) SMAS-832 [none]
Meddle 12" Vinyl 6 Harvest (UK based sub-label of EMI, re-activated in 2013 under Capitol Music Group in Hollywood, CA) SMAS-832 [none]
Meddle 12" Vinyl 6 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]
Meddle 12" Vinyl 6 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]
Meddle 12" Vinyl 6 Harvest (UK based sub-label of EMI, re-activated in 2013 under Capitol Music Group in Hollywood, CA) 1C 062-04 917 [none]
Meddle 12" Vinyl 6 EMI (EMI Records, since 1972), Gong (Hungarian label) SLPXL 37345 [none]
Meddle 12" Vinyl 6 Harvest (UK based sub-label of EMI, re-activated in 2013 under Capitol Music Group in Hollywood, CA) SHVL 795 [none]
Meddle 12" Vinyl 6 Harvest (UK based sub-label of EMI, re-activated in 2013 under Capitol Music Group in Hollywood, CA) SHVL 795 [none]
Meddle 12" Vinyl 6 Harvest (UK based sub-label of EMI, re-activated in 2013 under Capitol Music Group in Hollywood, CA) 3C 062-04917 [none]
Meddle 12" Vinyl 6 Harvest (UK based sub-label of EMI, re-activated in 2013 under Capitol Music Group in Hollywood, CA) 5C 062-04917 [none]
Meddle 12" Vinyl 6 Stateside 8E 062-04 917 [none]
Meddle 12" Vinyl 6 Harvest (UK based sub-label of EMI, re-activated in 2013 under Capitol Music Group in Hollywood, CA) 1J 064-04.917 [none]
Meddle 12" Vinyl 6 Harvest (UK based sub-label of EMI, re-activated in 2013 under Capitol Music Group in Hollywood, CA) SHVL 795 [none]
Meddle 12" Vinyl 6 Jugoton, Harvest (UK based sub-label of EMI, re-activated in 2013 under Capitol Music Group in Hollywood, CA) LSHV 73019, SHVL 795 [none]
Meddle 12" Vinyl 6 Harvest (UK based sub-label of EMI, re-activated in 2013 under Capitol Music Group in Hollywood, CA) S 5224, SHVL 795 [none]
Meddle 12" Vinyl 6 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]
Meddle Cassette 6 Harvest (UK based sub-label of EMI, re-activated in 2013 under Capitol Music Group in Hollywood, CA) 266 1049174, 266-1049174 [none]
Meddle 12" Vinyl 6 Harvest (UK based sub-label of EMI, re-activated in 2013 under Capitol Music Group in Hollywood, CA) SHVL 795 [none]
Meddle CD 6 EMI (EMI Records, since 1972) CP32-5032 [none]
Meddle (made in Japan) CD 6 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.) CD 6 Harvest (UK based sub-label of EMI, re-activated in 2013 under Capitol Music Group in Hollywood, CA) CDP 7 46034 2 077774603423
Meddle CD 6 Harvest (UK based sub-label of EMI, re-activated in 2013 under Capitol Music Group in Hollywood, CA) CDP 7 46034 2 [none]
Meddle CD 6 Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.) CDP 7 46034 2 077774603423
Meddle 12" Vinyl 6 Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab MFSL 1-190 [none]
Meddle CD 6 Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab UDCD 518 015775151826
Meddle (Ultradisc II) CD 6 Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab UDCD 518 015775151826
Meddle CD 6 EMI (EMI Records, since 1972) 7243 8 29749 2 5, CDEMD 1061 724382974925
Meddle CD 6 EMI (EMI Records, since 1972) 8 29749 2 724382974925
Meddle CD 6 Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.) CDP 0777 7 46034 2 3 077774603423
Meddle CD 6 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-65738 4988006791763
Meddle CD 6 СД-Максимум (CD-Maximum) VC 03-03
Meddle CD 6 EMI (EMI Records, since 1972) 50999 2345532 0 5099923455320
Meddle (mastered for iTunes) Digital Media 6 5099968083755
Meddle (“Why Pink Floyd...?” Discovery edition) CD 6 EMI (EMI Records, since 1972) 0289422 5099902894225
Meddle CD 6 Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.) 50999 028942 2 5 5099902894225
Meddle CD 6 EMI‐Odeon, S.A. (not for release label use! subsidiary of EMI Music Spain, S.A.) 50999 084242 2 8 5099908424228
Meddle CD 6 Parlophone 50999 028942 2 5 5099902894225
Meddle CD 6 Pink Floyd Records PFR6 5099902894225
Meddle CD 6 Pink Floyd Records 88875170892, PFR6 888751708921
Meddle (European remaster) 12" Vinyl 6 Pink Floyd Records PFRLP6 0190295997076
Meddle (Japanese paper sleeve reissue) CD 6 Pink Floyd Records, Sony Records International (Japanese TEXTLESS walking eye imprint) SICP 5407 4547366312577
Meddle 12" Vinyl 6 Harvest (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) CD 6 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 Japan) CD 6 Harvest (UK based sub-label of EMI, re-activated in 2013 under Capitol Music Group in Hollywood, CA) CDP 7 46034 2 [none]

Relationships

associated singles/EPs: One of These Days / Fearless
included in: Discovery
Allmusic: http://www.allmusic.com/album/mw0000650631 [info]
Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/master/20649 [info]
Wikidata: Q205458 [info]
Wikipedia: en: Meddle [info]
other databases: https://rateyourmusic.com/release/album/pink_floyd/meddle/ [info]
reviews: http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/wnbd [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.