This Just In: Meddle

Q: How can you tell if someone is a true Pink Floyd fan? A: When you ask them their favorite Floyd album, they say Meddle. Check amongst yourselves. Not to say that if Meddle’s not your favorite, you’re not a fan, but if it is, you’ve definitely spent some significant time in the back catalog (maybe not entirely sober) and listened to “Echoes” so much that you know every single note (even the non-notes). Well, Meddlers rejoice! Today marks the reissue of our favorite Floyd album, stereo remastered from the original analog tapes, pressed to 180g vinyl, with enhanced cover artwork! Obscured By Clouds and Atom Heart Mother also got the reissue treatment today, bringing this year’s Floyd reissue count to seven, BUT still begging the question, where is Animals? I know it’s “coming soon,” but that’s relative. For now just chill out on a pillow of winds and don’t forget to scope this week’s in-stock list! -MLE

Pink Floyd – Meddle LP
Listen: “Echoes”
Meddle is the sixth studio album by English progressive rock group Pink Floyd, released on 31 October 1971 by Harvest Records. It was produced between the band’s touring commitments, from January to August 1971. The album was recorded at a series of locations around London, including Abbey Road Studios and Morgan Studios.

With no material to work with and no clear idea of the album’s direction, the group devised a series of novel experiments which eventually inspired the album’s signature track, “Echoes”. Although many of the band’s later albums would be unified by a central theme with lyrics written mainly by Roger Waters, Meddle was a group effort with lyrical contributions from each member, and is considered a transitional album between the Syd Barrett-influenced group of the late 1960s and the emerging Pink Floyd. The cover, incorporating a close-up shot of an ear underwater was, as with several previous albums, designed by Hipgnosis, though Storm Thorgerson was unhappy with the final result.

The album was well received by music critics upon its release. However, despite being commercially successful in the United Kingdom, lackluster publicity on the part of their United States-based label led to poor sales there upon initial release.” -Wiki


Meddlin’ – new releases, reissues & restocks…
Aesop Rock – Labor Days 2LP
Against Me – Shape Shift With Me 2LP
Albert Collins – Ice Pickin’ LP*
Amy Winehouse – Back To Black LP
Archy Marshall – A New Place To Drown LP*
Atoms For Peace – AMOK 2LP
Badbadnotgood – IV LP
Bauhaus – Mask LP
Beach House – Teen Dream 2LP
Beach Slang – A Loud Bash Of Teenage Feelings LP*
Beatles – Beatles (White Album) 2LP, Magical Mystery Tour (Mono) LP, Past Masters 2LP, RevolverLP
Beck – Morning Phase LP
Belle & Sebastian – Dear Catastrophe Waitress 2LP
Big Star – #1 Record LP
Billy Bragg & Joe Henry – Shine A Light LP*
Black Keys – Rubber Factory , thickfreakness LP
Blur – 13 LP
Bob Marley – Legend (The Best Of) LP
Bruce Springsteen – Chapter & Verse 2LP*
Clipping – Splendor & Misery LP
Coldplay – Parachutes LP
Cream – Disraeli Gears LP
Creedence Clearwater Revival – Chronicle: The 20 Greatest Hits 2LP
Crystal Castles – Amnesty (I) LP
David Bowie – Who Can I Be Now [1974-1976] 9LP Box*
Death Grips – Bottomless Pit 2LP, Money Store LP
Depeche Mode – Ultra LP, Violator LP
Devendra Banhart – Ape In Pink Marble LP*
DJ Shadow – Entroducing LP
Emmylou Harris – Red Dirt Girl 2LP*
Erykah Badu – New Amerykah Part One: 4th World War 2LP, Worldwide Underground LP
Every Time I Die – Low Teens LP
Fleet Foxes – Helplessness Blues CS*, S/T CS*, Sun Giant CS*
Fleetwood Mac – S/T LP
Frank Sinatra – Ultimate Sinatra 2LP
Giraffe Tongue Orchestra – Broken Lines LP*
Gorguts – Pleiades’ Dust LP
Green Day – Dookie LP
Guru – Jazzmatazz Vol. 1 LP
How To Dress Well – Care 2LP
Ian Sweet – Shapeshifter LP
Iron & Wine – Shepherd’s Dog LP, The Sea & The Rhythm 12“, Woman King LP
J Dilla – Donuts 2LP
Jamie xx – In Colour LP
Jay Reatard – Watch Me Fall LP
Jeff Buckley – Grace LP
John Coltrane – Ascension LP
John Coltrane Quartet – Crescent LP
Joni Mitchell – Blue LP
Kansas – The Prelude Implicit 2LP*
Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy 3LP
Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly 2LP
Kenny Dorham – Afro-Cuban LP
Kid Cudi – Man On The Moon 2: The Legend Of Mr. Rager 2LP, Man On The Moon: The End Of Day
Led Zeppelin – S/T LP
Lou Reed – Transformer LP
LVL UP – Return TO Love LP*
Manu Chao – Clandestino 2LP+CD, Proxima Estacion Esperanza 2LP+CD
Marvin Gaye – Let’s Get It On LP
Mayhem – Live In Zeitz LP*
Merchandise – A Corpse Wired For Sound LP*
Mew – Frengers 2LP
Miles Davis – Round About Midnight (Mono) LP
Mogwai – Rave Tapes LP
Motorhead – Ace Of Spades LP, Overkill LP
Mudhoney – Superfuzz Bigmuff CS
My Chemical Romance – The Black Parade / Living With Ghosts 3LP*
Nick Cave – Skeleton Tree CD
Nina Simone – At Newport LP, Here Comes The Sun LP, Little Girl Blue LP, My Baby Just Cares For
Nirvana – MTV Unplugged In New York LP, Nevermind LP, Bleach LP
Of Mice And Men – Cold World LP*
Otis Redding – Lonely & Blue LP
Outkast – ATLiens 2LP, Stankonia 2LP
Pantera – Vulgar Display Of Power 2LP
Parquet Courts – Performing Human 12”*
Passenger – Young As The Morning Old As The Sea 2LP
Patton Oswalt – Talking For Clapping LP*
Pink Floyd – Atom Heart Mother LP*, Meddle LP*, Obscured By Clouds LP*, Ummagumma 2LP, The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn LP
Pixies – Doolittle LP
Pulp – Different Class LP
Queen – A Night At The Opera LP
Queens Of The Stone Age – Like Clockwork 2LP
Ramones – Ramones Mania LP
Rolling Stones – Hot Rocks 2LP
Sigur Ros – Agaetis Byrjun LP+CD
Slayer – Reign In Blood LP
Sleater-Kinney – Call The Doctor LP, The Woods 2LP
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble – In Step LP*, The Sky Is Crying LP*
Sunny Day Real Estate – How It Feels To Be Something On CS
Sun Ra – Nuclear War 10”
Taake – Doedskvad LP*
The Allman Brothers Band – Live From A&R Studios, New York, Aug 26, 1971 2LP*
The Avalanches – WIldflower 2LP
The Julie Ruin – Hit Reset LP
Thirty Seconds To Mars – A Beautiful Life LP*, S/T 2LP*
Trap Them – Crown Feral LP*
True Widow – Avvolgere 2LP*
Various – Boogie Breakdown 2LP*
Warpaint – Heads Up CD*, LP*
Washed Out – Paracosm LP
Wilco – Yankee Hotel Foxtrot 2LP
Wolf Parade – Apologies To The Queen Mary 3LP

*Indicates new release or new reissue