A Collection Of Great Dance Songs
This collection of the most successful songs form some of the albums is jokingly named A Collection Of Great Dance Songs (which was Nick Mason's idea). It is a compilation and the first "The best of Pink Floyd" album.
One Of These Days
The standard version taken from Meddle.
This version differs from the studio one (due to copyright issues, the standard Dark Side Of The Moon version could not be used and Gilmour had to record the song again all by himself. He was the producer and recorded all of the instruments except the saxophone, which was again masterly played by Parry). James Guthrie co-produced and mixed the track and the original coin, cash desk and banknotes noises were used.
A shortened portion of the song was meant to be released as the B-side to the single Let There Be More Light (with the intended catalogue number Harvest HAR 5217), but was omitted last minute. However, there are several pink vinyl copies that contain it. These later became one of the rarest Pink Floyd collectibles.
The standard album version. It was probably picked because it is the shortest of the key tracks on the album Animals, although Gilmour said he had "a hard time" making the song satisfactory for himself.
Shine On You Crazy Diamond
This is a version created by mixing some of the the individual parts into one song and making them gradually merge into each other. They are the parts 1, 2, 3, 5 and 7 of the studio version. In part 5, the sax part at the end was omitted.
This version is probably the closest to what the song sounded like in the first concerts in 1974, when it was performed as a single piece.
Wish You Were Here
The album version with edited beginning and end.
Another Brick In The Wall, part 2
The beginning was taken from the single version, while the rest was taken from The Wall.
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