Artist: Various Artists
Title: A Fair Forgery of Pink Floyd
Produced by: John Would
Label: Stanley Recordings/ 2003

To get to the artist's website, please click on the CD cover.

Tracks:

Disc 1: Us
1. Fearless (Tom Freund)
2. Wish You Were Here (Sally Semrad)
3. Money (Yortoise)
4. Comfortably Numb (Graham Parker)
5. See Emily Play (James Combs)
6. Mother (Quetzal)
7. Breathe (50Cent Haircut)
8. Young Lust (John Law)
9. Time (Kelsey Wood)
10. Have A Cigar (Ira)
11. Bike (Harvette)
12. Nobody Home (Courtney Fairchild)
13. Paintbox (Jimmy Caprio)
14. Lucifer Sam (Billion Stars)
15. San Tropez (Dave Chapple)
16. Childhood's End (Becca & Pierre)

Disc 2
1. High Hopes (Shark and the Smoke)
2. Astronomy Domine (Mike Keneally Band)
3. Corporal Clegg (Samarin, Morgan & Hull, LLP)
4. Let There Be More Light (Glass)
5. Pigs on the Wing (Tortfeasor)
6. Dogs (Which One's Pink?)
7. Sheep (Numira)
8. In the Flesh (Shaun Guerin)
9. Hey You (S. A. M)
10. Goodbye Blue Sky (Tim Myer)
11. What Shall We Do Now? (Which One's Pink?)
12. Is There Anybody Out There? (TBL feat. Stevie Z.)
13. Not Now John (North Green)
14. 5 Minute Version of The Wall (Rat Bat Blue)

The Review:

A Fair Forgey of Pink Floyd project is the brainchild of Dan (W1P) Johnson. Now before you say, "oh god, not another Pink Floyd tribute cd" but this one has more diversity in the way the bands interpret Pink Floyd's music from 1967-present day. Some of the bands put out near perfect replicas while others take a refreshing life of their own.

There are a few tracks that stand-out for me that I enjoy listening to again and again. Those are, the amped up punk version of "Time" provided by Kelsey Wood, the metallic blues version of "Astronomy Domine" provided by The Mike Keneally Band and an amazing Genesis-esque version of "In The Flesh" done by multi-instrumentalist, Shaun Guerin backed by another multi-instrumentalist Mark McCrite (lead vocalist/guitarist for Rocket Scientists)on guitars.

The other stand-out tracks are some near perfect replicas of Pink Floyd's music, of which I enjoy the most, are "Dogs" & "What Shall We Do Now" provided by local LA Pink Floyd tribute band, Which One Is Pink and "Sheep" by Numira. These songs sound almost as a "what if" would Pink Floyd sound like if they recorded the songs today. They are very well done.

Speaking of Which One Is Pink. If you're in the LA area, please check there live set out. I will be at their July 19th show!

~Ron for ProgNaut.com [July 15th, 2003]

Band Members:

see tracks above

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