Relics

~ Release group by Pink Floyd

Album + Compilation

Release Format Tracks Date Country Label Catalog# Barcode
Official
Relics: A Bizarre Collection of Antiques & Curios 12" Vinyl 11 Starline (60s/70s US/UK) SRS 5071 [none]
Relics: A Bizarre Collection of Antiques & Curios 12" Vinyl 11 Starline (60s/70s US/UK) SRS 5071 [none]
Relics: A Bizarre Collection of Antiques & Curios 12" Vinyl 11 Harvest (UK based sub-label of EMI, re-activated in 2013 under Capitol Music Group in Hollywood, CA) SW-759 [none]
Relics: A Bizarre Collection of Antiques & Curios 12" Vinyl 11 His Master’s Voice SOELP-9791 [none]
Relics: A Bizarre Collection of Antiques & Curios 12" Vinyl 11 Emidisc (budget label) 1 C 048-50 740 [none]
Relics 12" Vinyl 11 Odeon OP-80261
Relics: A Bizarre Collection of Antiques & Curios 12" Vinyl 11 Emidisc (budget label) 5C 048-50740 [none]
Relics: A Bizarre Collection of Antiques & Curios 12" Vinyl 11 Emidisc (budget label) 1J 048-50.740 [none]
Relics: A Bizarre Collection of Antiques & Curios 12" Vinyl 11 Sounds Superb 2M048-52150 [none]
Relics: A Bizarre Collection of Antiques & Curios Cassette 11 Pathé 2M 234-04775 [none]
Relics: A Bizarre Collection of Antiques & Curios 12" Vinyl 11 Music for Pleasure MFP 50397 [none]
Relics: A Bizarre Collection of Antiques & Curios 12" Vinyl 11 Pathé Marconi EMI (record company, renamed EMI Pathé Marconi in 1986) 2C050-04775 [none]
Relics Cassette 11 Harvest (UK based sub-label of EMI, re-activated in 2013 under Capitol Music Group in Hollywood, CA) 4N-16234 07777162344
Relics: A Bizarre Collection of Antiques & Curios 12" Vinyl 11 Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.) SN-16234 [none]
Relics: A Bizarre Collection of Antiques & Curios 12" Vinyl 11 Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.) SN 16234, SN-16234 07777162341
Relics CD 11 EMI Music Australia (not for release label use!) CDAX 701290 5099970129021
Relics CD 11 EMI (EMI Records, since 1972) 7243 8 35603 2 5 724383560325
Relics CD 11 Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.) CDP 7243 8 35603 2 5 724383560325
Relics CD 11 EMI (EMI Records, since 1972) CDEMD 1082 0724383560325
Relics CD 11 EMI (EMI Records, since 1972) TOCP-8792 4988006715554
Relics CD 11 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-65737 4988006791749
Relics Digital Media 11 Parlophone 724383560356
Relics: A Bizarre Collection of Antiques & Curios 12" Vinyl 11 Emidisc (budget label) 048 CRY 50 740 [none]
Bootleg
Relics (unknown) 19

Relationships

Allmusic: http://www.allmusic.com/album/mw0000309068 [info]
Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/master/20674 [info]
Wikidata: Q383486 [info]
Wikipedia: en: Relics (album) [info]
other databases: https://rateyourmusic.com/release/comp/pink_floyd/relics/ [info]
reviews: http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/fmjw [info]
http://www.pinkfloydonline.com/discography/relics/ [info]

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This low-priced 'Bizarre Collection Of Antiques and Curios', originally released as a stop-gap between Pink Floyd's first No.1 album, Atom Heart Mother and the yet-to-be released Meddle, acted as a perfect introduction to the band, especially when, several years later, the success of Dark Side Of The Moon sent new fans back to investigate their earlier work. Relics put listeners in a reverie of strangeness. It was hard to imagine that this was the same group. And of course, in many respects, it wasn't, for, on six of the album's eleven cuts, mercurial former leader Syd Barrett was present.

The album demonstrates how Pink Floyd evolved, giving a neat precis of the group as they exchanged Barrett's psychedelic whimsy ("Bike", "See Emily Play") for space rock ("Careful With That Axe, Eugene"), before moving on to rock of a more conventional kind ("Biding My Time", "The Nile Song"); all in the space of four years. For years, this was the only way you could get the group's first two singles, "Arnold Layne" and "See Emily Play" on long-player. On listening today, they still generate great excitement - this is the sound of musical boundaries being stretched. As Relics meanders through rare B-sides and Rick Wright-penned album tracks, it pauses on the overlooked album More as well as the then-previously unreleased studio trifle, "Biding My Time", recorded in July 1969. The album closes with The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn closer, "Bike", and gives us a final glimpse back into Syd's world. For all the weirdness and variable nature of the material, Relics holds together very well, adding further to the mystery of the legend of Pink Floyd.