- Released: October 25, 1990
- Originally Released: 1987
- Label: Capitol
- 1.One Of These Days
- 2.Arnold Layne
- 3.Fearless (lnterpolating 'You'll Never Walk Alone')
- 4.Brain Damage
- 6.Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun
- 7.See Emily Play
- 8.Several Species Of Small Furry Animals Gathered...
- 9.Free Four
Pink Floyd: Syd Barrett, David Gilmour (vocals, guitar); Roger Waters (vocals, bass); Nick Mason (keyboards); Nick Mason (drums).
Producers: Pink Floyd, Norman Smith, Joe Boyd.
WORKS collects Harvest label recordings from 1968-1973.
If all you know of Pink Floyd is the doomy FM rock of THE WALL or THE FINAL CUT, you owe it to yourself to take the early Floyd crash course that is WORKS. This compilation focuses on the band's early work, beginning with the Syd Barrett-fronted psychedelic pop of their first album and progressing to their more free-form, space-rock excursions. Late-'60s/early-'70s Floyd (the focus of WORKS) was a much more experimental, free-spirited endeavor than the later version. The crazed, psychedelic glory of "See Emily Play" leads seamlessly into the freaky sound collage "Several Species of Small Furry Animals..." and the Eastern-flavored mysterioso strains of "Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun." The band's crowning achievement, DARK SIDE OF THE MOON, is well represented by "Brain Damage" and "Eclipse."