They say you never forget your first time. My god. It's full of stars. Words fail me. I've known the "popular" Floyd catalog - from DSOTM through The Wall (and yeah, the pop songs from the Final Cut and all of Momentary Lapse of Reason). Aside from the old Closet Classics video of See Emily Play, I'd never heard any pre-DSOTM Floyd (aside from the first thing on Meddle, which I've heard in snippets about the band or other places). I listened to Meddle too, and Obscured by Clouds, because, you know, it was time. And I figured, DSOTM couldn't have just sprung out of nowhere. OBC makes sense. So does Meddle. Of course there are still some "60s band" stuff in there, as well as some "out of place" stuff - i.e., not the "full grown" band that penned DSOTM, but there are things that are brilliant, that foreshadow DSOTM and the later catalog, and sitting here still listening to AHM as I type, possibly superior... I now must buy all 3. Dare I listen to Ummagumma - I'm getting myself in trouble. At any rate, this has been one of the best nights of my life. An unparalleled discovery. I'm going to be happy for a long time now. I just wish I could share my discovery with others - like me, most people have only heard the DSOTM through The Wall (and Turning Away, though maybe none of Animals) except the really old hippies ;-). I think AHM might be as good as anything they did (there are shades of The Beatles, which I love, but definitely nothing like it). Wow. Just. Wow.