Relics

~ Release group by Pink Floyd

Album + Compilation

ReleaseFormatTracksCountry/DateLabelCatalog#Barcode
Official
Relics: A Bizarre Collection of Antiques & Curios12" Vinyl11
  • NZ1971-05-14
Starline (60s/70s US/UK)SRS 5071[none]
Relics: A Bizarre Collection of Antiques & Curios12" Vinyl11
  • GB1971-05-14
Starline (60s/70s US/UK)SRS 5071[none]
Relics: A Bizarre Collection of Antiques & Curios12" Vinyl11
  • US1971-07-15
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 & Curios12" Vinyl11
His Master’s VoiceSOELP-9791[none]
Relics: A Bizarre Collection of Antiques & Curios12" Vinyl11
Emidisc (budget label)1 C 048-50 740[none]
Relics12" Vinyl11
OdeonOP-80261
Relics: A Bizarre Collection of Antiques & Curios12" Vinyl11
Emidisc (budget label)5C 048-50740[none]
Relics: A Bizarre Collection of Antiques & Curios12" Vinyl11
Emidisc (budget label)1J 048-50.740[none]
Relics: A Bizarre Collection of Antiques & Curios12" Vinyl11
Sounds Superb2M048-52150[none]
Relics: A Bizarre Collection of Antiques & CuriosCassette11
Pathé2M 234-04775[none]
Relics: A Bizarre Collection of Antiques & Curios12" Vinyl11
Music for PleasureMFP 50397[none]
Relics: A Bizarre Collection of Antiques & Curios12" Vinyl11
Pathé Marconi EMI (record company, renamed EMI Pathé Marconi in 1986)2C050-04775[none]
RelicsCassette11
Harvest (UK based sub-label of EMI, re-activated in 2013 under Capitol Music Group in Hollywood, CA)4N-1623407777162344
Relics: A Bizarre Collection of Antiques & Curios12" Vinyl11
Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.)SN-16234[none]
Relics: A Bizarre Collection of Antiques & Curios12" Vinyl11
Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.)SN 16234, SN-1623407777162341
RelicsCD11
EMI (EMI Records, since 1972)CDAX 7012905099970129021
RelicsCD11
Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.)CDP 7243 8 35603 2 5724383560325
RelicsCD11
  • GB1996-02-26
EMI (EMI Records, since 1972)7243 8 35603 2 5, CDEMD 1082724383560325
RelicsCD11
  • JP1996-02-27
EMI (EMI Records, since 1972)TOCP-87924988006715554
RelicsCD11
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-657374988006791749
Relics (Pink Floyd Records)CD11
  • US2016-06-24
Pink Floyd Music Ltd.PFR18888751710023
RelicsCD11
Parlophone (aka Parlophone UK)PFR180724383560325
RelicsDigital Media11
Parlophone (aka Parlophone UK)724383560356
Relics12" Vinyl11
  • XE2018-05-18
Parlophone (aka Parlophone UK)PFRLP180190295996918
Relics: A Bizarre Collection of Antiques & Curios12" Vinyl11Emidisc (budget label)048 CRY 50 740[none]
Bootleg
RelicsCD19

Relationships

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