The Tales Behind Pink Floyd’s Greatest Songs


Pink Floyd are on the cover of the brand new concern of Classic Rock. Inside you will discover a mammoth, career-spanning collection of classics and overlooked gems, chosen by a host of rock stars

This month, as their anticipated Early Years box set arrives, we glance again on the best tracks in Pink Floyd’s wonderful catalogue – as chosen by us and the celebrities, together with…

This month, as their anticipated Early Years box set arrives, we look back at the greatest tracks in Pink Floyd’s amazing catalogue – as chosen by us and the stars, including…

Mikael Åkerfeldt, Opeth
“Astronomy Domine was the first time I was exposed to psychedelic music that was stranger than The Beatles and Sgt Pepper. ”

Aviv Geffen, Blackfield
“The intro [to Echoes] with the Leslie piano and the great melody is the one of the most beautiful songs I’ve ever heard.”

Steve Hackett
“There’s a great anger in the chorus, and it’s a very powerful song.” The Genesis man sings the praises of Us And Them.

Billy Gould, Faith No More
“There’s something real about [Shine On You Crazy Diamond]. It feels authentic.”

Jerry Cantrell, Alice In Chains
“It’s so emotional. Just the fucking agony in that song, man. I could listen to Comfortably Numb anytime”

The Nick Mason Interview
The Pink Floyd drummer (and sole ever-present band member) looks back on six decades of incredible experiences.


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