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Album: Pigs & Pyramids—An All Star Lineup Performing the Songs of Pink Floyd
Artist: various artists
2002 Musea [France]
CD: FGBG 4461.AR

Musicians:
Billy Sherwood: vocals (3), guitars (3), keys (3-6, 11), percussion
Fee Waybill: vocals (1)
Doug Pinnick: vocals (2)
Steve Lukather: vocals (4), guitars (4)
Jeff Scott Soto: vocals (5)
Glenn Hughes: vocals (6)
Jason Scheff: vocals (7)
Tommy Shaw: vocals (9)
Bobby Kimball: vocals (10)
Robin McAuley: vocals (11)
David Glen Eisley: background vocals (1)
Alex Ligertwood: background vocals (1)
Bob Kulick: guitars (10), rhythm guitar (1, 2, 5, 6, 8, 11)
Ronnie Monstrose: guitar (1)
Gary Hoey: guitar (2)
Elliot Easton: guitar (6)
Dweezil Zappa: guitars (7)
Robben Ford: guitar (8)
Ritchie Kotzen: guitar (9)
Bruce Kulick: guitars (10)
Jeff 'Skunk' Baxter: guitars (11)
Jordan Berliant: additional acoustic guitar (3)
Mike Porcaro: bass (1, 2, 10)
Chris Squire: bass (3), vocals (3)
Marco Mendoza: bass (4)
Jimmy Haslip: bass (5)
Tony Franklin: bass (6-8)
Tony Levin: bass (9)
Phil Soussan: bass (11)
Greg Bissonette: drums (1, 2, 10)
Alan White: drums (3)
Vinnie Colaiuta: drums (4)
Pat Torpey: drums (5)
Aynsley Dunbar: drums (6-8)
Mike Baird: drums (9)
Eric Singer: drums (11)
Derek Sherinian: keys (2)
Tony Kaye: keys (7)
Steve Porcaro: keys (8)
Scott Walton: additional keys (8)
Scotty Page: sax (5)
Edgar Winter: sax (9)
 

Produced by Bob Kulick & Billy Sherwood
Recorded & mixed by Billy Sherwood
Mastered by Kris Solem
 

Tracks:
1. Another Brick in the Wall Part II [Waters] (4:00)
2. Welcome to the Machine [Gilmour/Waters] (7:51)
3. Comfortably Numb [Gilmour/Waters] (6:54)
4. Shine on You Crazy Diamond [Gilmour/Waters/Wright] (6:50)
5. Us and Them [Waters/Wright] (6:18)
6. Young Lust [Gilmour/Waters] (4:20)
7. Run Like Hell [Gilmour/Waters] (5:09)
8. Any Colour You Like [Gilmour/Mason/Wright] (4:13)
9. Money [Waters] (6:06)
10. Have a Cigar [Waters] (5:17)
11. Breathe (in the Air) [Gilmour/Waters/Wright] (4:52)
 

Notes: Yet another tribute album from the team of Bob Kulick and Billy Sherwood. Pigs and Pyramids is, however, notable for appearances by several other Yes men. Squire, White and Yes manager Jordan Berliant join Sherwood for a version of "Comfortably Numb"—Squire's vocal performance is a high point and Sherwood has a nice guitar solo at the end. Tony Kaye makes a rare appearance on "Run Like Hell" playing his familiar phat chords: however, he is barely noticeable until some nice interplay with Zappa's guitar solo towards the end. Tony Levin turns in a strong performance on "Money", a bass player's song.

Over the album as a whole, the songs tend to be more faithful than not to the originals; the usual array of names appear. There is nothing radical here. This is Sherwood's second Pink Floyd tribute after appearing on Magna Carta's The Moon Revisited and I think Magna Carta maintain a better hit rate than the Kulick/Sherwood team when it comes to tribute albums. (HP, 26 Dec 02)


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