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Relics (1971)

Pink Floyd
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Space rock, Psychedelic rock, Progressive rock, Experimental rock, Avant-garde music

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Relics is a compilation album by Pink Floyd released in 1971. The album was released on 14 May in the UK and 15 July in the United States. A re-mastered CD was released in 1996 with a different album cover, a three-dimensional version of the original sketch drawn by drummer Nick Mason for the initial release. Initially released by Starline, the compilation was reissued by Music for Pleasure in the United Kingdom; Harvest and Capitol distributed the album in the United States.
The release of Relics occurred because the band's record company, EMI, were concerned that they had gone into the studio to record what would become Meddle without any songs or ideas, effectively starting from scratch. This, combined with their ever increasing touring schedule, made EMI realise that no new product would be released for some time, possibly not until well over a year after completing their previous album, Atom Heart Mother. In order to issue some more "product" for fans, they decided to release a budget priced LP on their Starline label, combining early singles, B-sides, album tracks and one unreleased number, "Biding My Time".
Relics has been released on numerous occasions, and at times without

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Tracks

3:33 Paintbox
5:45 Careful With That Axe, Eugene
5:18 Cirrus Minor
3:25 The Nile Song
5:18 Biding My Time
2:54 See Emily Play
4:29 Remember a Day
3:21 Bike
2:37 Julia Dream
2:57 Arnold Layne
9:42 Interstellar Overdrive
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