A History of Pop Music Albums – 1995
Featured Album: Pink Floyd – Shine On You Crazy Diamond
This is a series of articles looking at albums from 1960 to 1999. Just cannot go on that much longer with the drivel that is the 90’s with worse to come from 2000 onwards!
I will select a featured album for each year and the link for the whole album, Plus list the songs on it.
As before, it is not just about the songs and tunes, it is very much about memories, and good ones, I hope.
Not everyone will like my choices of course, and you may remember some from each particular year that you feel should have been included, so do please post a link to the song.
1995 was a bit of a scorcher, stupidly hot. Not much in the news again, Eric Cantana did 14 days nick for not being nice to a spectator. Bet Lynch left Coronation Street.
The featured album for 1995 is: Pink Floyd – Shine On You Crazy Diamond
Pulse is the second live album by the English rock band Pink Floyd. The album was recorded during the European leg of Pink Floyd’s Division Bell Tour in 1994. The album is notable for including a complete live version of The Dark Side of the Moon. It also features “Astronomy Domine”, a Syd Barrett song not performed since the early 1970s. The track “Another Brick in the Wall, Part II” features small portions of the songs “Another Brick in the Wall, Part I”, “The Happiest Days of Our Lives” and “Another Brick in the Wall, Part III”.
Unlike the previous live album Delicate Sound of Thunder, no parts of the songs were re-recorded in the studio.
|1.||“Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Parts I–V, VII” (20 October 1994, Earls Court, London)||David Gilmour||13:35|
|2.||“Astronomy Domine” (15 October 1994, Earls Court, London)||Syd Barrett||
|3.||“What Do You Want From Me” (21 September 1994, Cinecittà, Rome)||
|4.||“Learning to Fly” (14 October 1994, Earls Court, London)||Gilmour||5:16|
|5.||“Keep Talking” (17 August 1994, Niedersachsenstadion, Hanover)||
|6.||“Coming Back to Life” (13 October 1994, Earls Court, London)||Gilmour||Gilmour||6:56|
|7.||“Hey You” (13, 15 October 1994, Earls Court, London)||Waters||Gilmour, Jon Carin (doubling Gilmour)||4:40|
|8.||“A Great Day for Freedom” (19 October 1994, Earls Court, London)||
|9.||“Sorrow” (20 September 1994, Cinecittà, Rome)||Gilmour||Gilmour||10:49|
|10.||“High Hopes” (14, 19, 20, 21, 29 October 1994, Earls Court, London)||
|11.||“Another Brick in the Wall, Part II” (21 October 1994, Earls Court, London)||Waters||
|1.||“Speak to Me” (20 September 1994, Cinecittà, Rome)||Nick Mason||Instrumental||2:30|
|2.||“Breathe (In the Air)” (20 October 1994, Earls Court, London)||
|3.||“On the Run” (20 October 1994, Earls Court, London)||
|4.||“Time / Breathe (Reprise)” (17 September 1994, Festa de l’Unità, Modena; 20 September 1994, Cinecittà, Rome; 20 October 1994, Earls Court, London)||
|5.||“The Great Gig in the Sky” (20 October 1994, Earls Court, London)||
|6.||“Money” (17 September 1994, Festa de l’Unità, Modena; 20 October 1994, Earls Court, London)||Waters||Gilmour||8:54|
|7.||“Us and Them” (19, 20 October 1994, Earls Court, London)||
|8.||“Any Colour You Like” (19, 23 October 1994, Earls Court, London)||
|9.||“Brain Damage” (19 October 1994, Earls Court, London)||Waters||Gilmour||3:46|
|10.||“Eclipse” (19 October 1994, Earls Court, London)||Waters||Gilmour||2:38|
|11.||“Wish You Were Here” (20 September 1994, Cinecittà, Rome)||
|12.||“Comfortably Numb” (20 October 1994, Earls Court, London)||
|13.||“Run Like Hell” (15 October 1994, Earls Court, London)||
More writings on this album here: Pink Floyd – Pulse
So, on we go with 1995:
The Top 10 Albums with a You Tube hyperlink on the title:
Top Tip: Right-click and open in new tab
|Top Albums of 1995|
|1||Robson Green & Jerome Flynn||Robson & Jerome|
|2||Oasis||(What’s The Story) Morning Glory?|
|3||Celine Dion||The Colour Of My Love|
|5||Michael Jackson||History – Past, Present And Future, Book 1|
|6||Paul Weller||Stanley Road|
|7||Queen||Made In Heaven|
|8||Blur||The Great Escape|
|9||Wet wet Wet||Picture This|
I think it was Simon Cowell who just for laughs turned the Soldier Soldier boys (great series that), into “singers”. All electronic voice control of course, way too artificial for my liking. Oasis album is quite brilliant and deserves to be featured but Oasis was last week. Celine Dionne belting out The Power of Love, superb song (Jennifer Rush original). The rest, not so much so in my view. The Simply Red album is extremely boring. Good stuff from Paul Weller, includes The Changingman and the haunting “You do something to me”. I cannot say a bad word about Queen, but this is not their best. I do like The Wets, problem is this album has “Love is all Around, which was No 1 for so many weeks it makes you hate the song for years! Quite like a bit of Pulp and this has “Common People” on it.
Most notable albums for my liking for 1995 though are below:
Human League – Octopussy – not a big lover of techno type music, but I do like this group
Van Halen – Balance – Bit heavy for my liking but I liked Eddie, sadly passed last October.
Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band – Greatest Hits – Super album this.
Radiohead – The Bends – Some of their stuff I find really excellent.
Elton John – Made in England – I like Elton.
Chas & Dave – Street Party – Don’t care what you lot say, Chas and Dave (both sadly gone now) were great.
On this topic, one of my most favourite songs is for Chas & Dave, “Aint No Pleasing You”
Rod Stewart – A Spanner in the Works – I like Rod as well. Not his best, but nice.
Sadly, Morrissey had a couple of albums doing well this year, I think his mum must have bought most of them. No doubt the usual suspects will post his suicidal dirges, so I shall not link them.
As you know I like to review your “tunes” that you post.
*Note. Anyone scoring a Morrissey (lowest score possible) will be reported and blocked.
Hat tips to these sites:
http://www.everyhit.com/chart1.html these give the top 10 songs for each year.
https://www.youtube.com/ you know them.
Next Time: 1996. Will it get better? Forecast: (definitely not).
© Phil the ex test manager 2021