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The first Pink Floyd album I ever bought was, of course, Wish You Were Here, followed by Animals & The Wall (not Dark Side of The Moon, though, cos Joe owned that, and I had some issues with it, which I’ll explain in a couple of days), but at some point, I was curious about their early days, so I picked up a compilation called Relics, a compilation that originally came out in 1971, and was only released because their nervous record company was worried that Meddle was going to take a long time to make.
Relics was a strange beast, to say the least. Despite coming out in 1971, it didn’t have any selections from either Ummagumma or Atom Heart Mother, rather it was an incomplete mismosh of Syd-era singles — and “Interstellar Overdrive,” (which is probably I bought it in the first place, to hear the legendary “Interstellar Overdrive”) — and non-Syd b-sides and album tracks from A Saucerful of Secrets and Soundtrack From The Film More.