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A Fair Forgery of Pink Floyd

by A Fair Forgery of Pink Floyd (Various Artists)

This epic double CD is a mindbending journey through all of the periods of Pink Floyd
Genre: Rock: Progressive Rock
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1. Fearless Tom Freund
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2. Wish You Were Here Sally Semrad
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3. Money Yortoise
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4. Comfortably Numb Graham Parker
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5. See Emily Play James Combs
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6. Mother Quetzal
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7. Breathe 50Cent Haircut
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8. Young Lust John Law
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9. Time Kelsey Wood
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10. Have A Cigar Ira
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11. Bike Harvette
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12. Another Brick In the Mason's Wall Big Lee
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13. Nobody Home Courtney Fairchild
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14. Paintbox Jimmy Caprio
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15. Lucifer Sam Billion Stars
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16. San Tropez Dave Chapple
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17. Childhood's End Becca & Pierre
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18. High Hopes Shark and the Smoke
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19. Astronomy Domine Mike Keneally Band
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20. Corporal Clegg Samarin, Morgan & Hull, LLP
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21. Let There Be More Light Brook Claman
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22. Pigs on the Wing Tortfeasor
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23. Dogs Which One's Pink?
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24. Sheep Numira
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25. In the Flesh Shaun Guerin
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26. Hey You S. A. M
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27. Goodbye Blue Sky Tim Myer
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28. What Shall We Do Now? Which One's Pink?
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29. Is There Anybody Out There? TBL feat. Stevie Z.
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30. Not Now John North Green
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
A Fair Forgery of Pink Floyd is a 2 CD compilation of 30 Pink Floyd obscurities and classics performed by 29 different bands most from the Los Angeles area. AFFoPF has more than 2 hours of music done in a wide variety of styles with songs 1 through 16 are more "indie and interpretive" whereas songs 17 through 30 tend to be more "traditional or prog" Although not streamed here, the current version of AFFoPF includes "Another Brick in the Mason's Wall" -- a hip hop reworking of Another Brick in the Wall by Big Lee who describes his experiences with public education in Southern California ("You ever wonder why they call LA the melting pot? They added pistols, cracks and Aids just to see what it's got.")

XM Radio picked up A Fair Forgery! AFFoPF was played several times in its entirety on the "67:89" Program on XM Radio Unsigned Channel 52 in March, 2004 and Radio Unsigned continues to play tracks from AFFoPF.

A Fair Forgery of Pink Floyd was ranked No. 20 in the Gagliarchives radio program's poll of the the top 100 progressive CDs of 2003. Gagliarchives is heard on WBZC FM 88.9 Southern New Jersey and over the internet.

The versions appearing on AFFoPF range from faithful reproductions to "way out" genre bending interpretations. Included on this record are a progressive/metal take on Astronomy Domine by The Mike Keneally Band (featuring Mike Keneally of Zappa and Steve Vai), a Latin folk rock version of Mother by Quetzal, a very Floydian interpretation of High Hopes by Shark and the Smoke (featuring Shark of the Wild Colonials), a stark and beautiful acoustic version of Comfortably Numb by legendary British rocker Graham Parker, a rich southern tinged Fearless by acclaimed solo artist Tom Freund (former bass player with Ben Harper and Graham Parker), a happy yet powerful take on Syd Barrett's Bike by Harvette (featuring Danny Allen on vocals and Dave Chapple of Baby Lemonade and Arthur Lee & Love on bass), a Brian Wilsonesque version of San Tropez also by Dave Chapple, a psychobilly version of Money by Yortoise (featuring former Warren Zevon touring guitarist John Would), a gorgeous version of Childhood's End by Becca & Pierre (featuring Pierre de Beauport, co-author of the Rolling Stones' "Thief in the Night" and wonderful B3/Mini-Moog from Becca Shropshire who has recorded with Lauryn Hill, Lucious Jackson, Wu-Tang Clan), an infectious version of See Emily Play from renowned rocker James Combs, an alt/rock version of Sheep by Numira, a Genesis meets Floyd version of In The Flesh by talented solo artist Shaun Guerin, two tracks by LA's Pink Floyd tribute band Which One's Pink? (Dogs and What Shall We Do Now?), a sultry version of Wish You Were Here from Texas alternaroots rocker Sally Semrad, a GoGoish/Shakira version of Time by 14 year-old Kelsey Wood and the "5 Minute Version" of the Wall by former Atlantic Records artist Rat Bat Blue.

The evidence on A Fair Forgery of Pink Floyd is
incontrovertible, the reviews are in, here's the verdict:

Why the hell do we need yet another Pink Floyd tribute album? Because we desperately needed this one. First of all, this is a localized project involving bands from the US West Coast that all recorded their versions in the same studio, ensuring steady quality standards. Second, the artists come from various backgrounds, anywhere between metal and country-folk. Third, they cover ALL of the group¹s career, not just the sacro-saint trilogy (Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here and The Wall, in case you really needed to ask), including many of Syd Barrett's buried treasures (Lucifer Sam, Bike, & Astronomy Domine). And when¹s the last time you saw a song from The Final Cut (Not Now John, fantastically unrecognizable thanks to North Green) pop up on a tribute album? Disc one is devoted to artists already tied to Stanley Recordings. It is the most satisfying one since almost everyone takes serious liberties with the original songs. In a bold move, Yortoise stripped Money from its bass riff, revitalizing it in unbelievable ways. 50 Cent Haircut gives Breathe a double-speed alt-Hillbilly treatment, while Quetzal dives into a heart-ripping country rendition of Mother (cajon, accordion and a beautiful violin solo) and Graham Parker sits down with his guitar and pulls off an acoustic folk reading of Comfortably Numb. The list goes on and on, each track reinvented. . . . [T]here are nice finds, like Mike Keneally's Astronomy Domine . . . and S.A.M.'s Hey You -- very heavy, with a sharp contrast between verse and chorus and a doom-laden coda. But the cherry to top it all off is the closing track, a "5 Minute Version of The Wall" (actually six and a half minutes long) by Rat Bat Blue where each track from the album is touched while keeping lyrics logical, keeping track of rhymes and retaining the overall feel of a song. A tour de force!
François Couture on AllMusic.com


"Finally someone has done the 'tribute record' right . . . . . This record does the impossible -- it appeals universally and simulataneously to Floyd and non-Floyd fans alike. This record belongs in the collection of every fan of rock n roll."
A Mole in a Foxhole


Cuts from AFFoPF can be heard on:

WRRW 100.9 FM -- Revolutionary Radio, Williamsburg, VA (and on the web at www.wrrw.fm)
XM Radio -- The 67:89 Program on Unsigned Channel (Now "The Verge") 52
KCRW 89.9, Los Angeles, California (and on the web at http://www.kcrw.org)
Skin Radio - AM 1340 WHAT Philadelphia, PA
Pandora.com – Internet Radio
The "Floydian Slip" program on The Champ 101.3 FM in Colchester, Vermont and 102.1 FM in Randolph, Vermont;
None Radio, streaming at http://www.noneradio.com;
Mojo Dreams, Radio Sinaai, 105.5 FM, Belgium;
BaNgBaNg, Radio 100 107.8 FM, Portugal;
KWMR, West Marin County CA, 90.5 Pt. Reyes Station, CA and 89.3 Bolinas, CA;
KUSP 88.9 Santa Cruz, CA;
The "Gagliarchives Program" on WBZC 88.9 FM and 95.1 FM in the Delaware Valley;
The "Delire Musical" program heard on CFLX 95.5 FM, Sherbrooke, Quebec;
91.1 WLFM Appleton, Wisconsin
91.5 WMFO Tufts University Freeform Radio (The Doctor's "Brain Damage" Pink Floyd program)
88.5 WMNF Tampa, Florida

Check out other Stanley Recordings artists on CDBABY.com they include: Sally Semrad "Left of Me", Yortoise "I Love You to Death", Courtney Fairchild "Long Way", Ira, "Sometimes with the Mouth, Always with the Finger and Danny Allen "Howdy" ...also check out Harvette and Tom Freund

Also check out our friends "Led Zepagain" with their newly released tributes to Led Zeppelin on CD Baby http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/ledzepagain

And Check out Which One's Pink? -- Southern California's Pink Floyd tribute band!
Go Here http://www.myspace.com/whichonespink for The Which One's Pink? MySpace Profile


Reviews


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Gregory Olsen

Varied renditions
I am not one to go in for tribute bands, but this 2 CD set of covers is fantastic with various interpretations from country to ska.

Tamara Turner, CD Baby


Floyd fans can take heart with this 2-CD, 30-track compilation of Pink Floyd obscurities and classics performed by 29 different respected artists and bands mostly from the Los Angeles area, including Courtney Fairchild, Gram Parker and Tom Freund (former bass player with Ben Harper and Graham Parker). From a stark and beautiful acoustic version of "Comfortably Numb," a Latin folk rock version of "Mother" to a progressive/metal take on "Astronomy Domine," you get artistic, interpretive creativity as well as reliving your favorite Floydisms through new eyes.

Andy Doswell

Click on buy now! ... all this and change from twenty bucks.
A great CD, with some faithful covers to some fantastic re-works in the artists own style (Rapping to the wall?!?) Highlights are Comfortably Numb by Graham Parker (sends shivers down the spine), Big Lee's Another Brick, Harvet's Bike and Rat Bat Blue's "5 minute Version" , even if it is 6'35"!! One criticism ... where's Echoes??? Missing that sonar ping! All this and change from 20 bucks... marvellous

bill rankin

shut up,sit down, hang on!
this will be one of the best cd's you will ever purchase in your lifetime!

Gyro

Can finally pull out the floyd cassette thats worn to dust
Refreshing. different slant. Enjoyable none the less.

Dark Side of the Moon

Not Floyd, but the next best thing!
If you like Pink Floyd and want to hear more you should get this. My favorite in this set is Let There Be More Light by some band called Glass. I also liked the songs from Animals. I can never get enough of the Floyd and really like their older stuff (The Wall and earlier) much better than the later stuff (Final Cut and beyond). You get all the great old tunes here from Piper at the Gates of Dawn, Saucerful of Secrets, More, etc. Put these disks in the CD player, dim the lights, relax and let the show begin! The more I listen to these disks, the more I like them. For all you Pink Floyd fans out there, get this set and you will not be disapointed.

slippery sid


if you like cover versions buy this cd well worth the money
i only skip 2 tracks (i have bought floyd since arnold layne)

CD Baby


Floyd fans can take heart with this 2-CD, 30-track compilation of Pink Floyd obscurities and classics performed by 29 different respected artists and bands mostly from the Los Angeles area, including Courtney Fairchild, Gram Parker and Tom Freund (former bass player with Ben Harper and Graham Parker). From a stark and beautiful acoustic version of "Comfortably Numb," a Latin folk rock version of "Mother" to a progressive/metal take on "Astronomy Domine," you get artistic, interpretive creativity as well as reliving your favorite Floydisms through new eyes.

James Duckworth

Five Stars
This CD is worth 5 stars as far as I’m concerned. I only give 4 or 5 stars. When I was young my mother said that if you do not have anything good to say then don’t say nothing at all. So, if I buy a CD and I am sorry I did that…my response is to not rate it at all. If I am glad I got it I give it 4 stars. If I am overjoyed that I bought that CD it gets 5 stars.

David Sloan

How I Wish You Would Hear
To me, the real measure for a “covers” CD (or double CD, in this case) is that the new renditions not only entertain, but get you excited about the original songs. The covers of the familiar (from Dark Side, The Wall, etc), a mix of reinvention and faithful, are all done well (especially Mike Keneally!). But it’s the covers of the more "obscure" tracks (Childhood’s End, Paintbox, Let There Be More Light) that really got me intrigued. I thought I had all the original Pink Floyd I need, but thanks to these intriguing and very well delivered versions, I’m on a hunt to find more. I am VERY HAPPY that I found this!
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