It debuted at on the Billboard 200 album chart on 24 November 2001, with sales of 214,650 copies. It remained on the chart for 26 weeks. The album was certified Gold, Platinum and Double Platinum on 6 December 2001 in the US by the RIAA.
Being the quintessential album rock band, Pink Floyd hasn't had much luck with "best-of" and "greatest-hits" compilations, like A Collection of Great Dance Songs and the bizarro follow-up, Works. The 2001 release Echoes: The Best of Pink Floyd does just that, sequencing the tracks non-chronologically in an effort to place more emphasis on the individual songs as opposed to the era they're from.
About Echoes: The Best of Pink Floyd. The compilation spans the career of Pink Floyd from their first single Arnold Layne in 1967, through to High Hopes, the final track from their 1994 studio album The Division Bell. Four of their albums-More, Ummagumma, Atom Heart Mother and Obscured by Clouds-are not represented whatsoever, though multiple tracks from Atom Heart Mother and Ummagumma were planned to appear on the compilation.
It's sad how The Division Bell is above this - RandomLol. It's so trippy and nostalgic. This just isn't fair Who added this? Duh the best of album is going to be the best album. I don't count this one as necessarily their BEST album only because only studio albums should really qualify for that and live albums are kind of unfair in how good they are since the band plays mostly just their best songs from multiple albums, giving the album an unfair advantage. However, I felt like I had to take the time (pun intended-I'm referencing the song Time) to say how great this album is.
Echoes is a double-CD collection of some of Pink Floyd's best songs. It's also a fascinating document of the band's history. Interestingly, the album's nonchronological track listing works-the summery, childhood enchantment of "See Emily Play" is right next to the school discipline of "Happiest Days of Our Lives"-and at least this way no one will switch off when material from A Momentary Lapse of Reason comes around. Despite the curious omission of "Atom Heart Mother," this really is the very best of the Floyd-from the throbbing "One of These Days" to the pop operatic "Great Gig in the Sky" to the genius silvery fluidity of Dave Gilmour's guitar work.
Performer: Pink Floyd Album: Echoes: The Best Of Pink Floyd Label: Pink Floyd, Sony Music, EMI Records.
What are the best albums by Pink Floyd? BestEverAlbums. com brings together thousands of 'greatest ever album' charts and calculates an overall ranking. Pink Floyd is ranked number 3 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 463,865. Members who like this artist also like: The Beatles, Led Zeppelin and David Bowie.
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