The second Pink Floyd record I ever bought was a second hand copy of an odd LP called “The Best of The Pink Floyd”, which was basically a collection of the Barrett line up singles, A and B sides, which rapidly became one of my favourites.
Moreover, I learned from it of the existence of “Piper at the Gates of Dawn”, “More”, and “Saucerful of Secrets”. The first full price Pink Floyd record I bought new was “More”, a collection of short pieces showing considerable variety. This was 1971, and “Meddle” was released, shortly after which I was able to pick up a second hand copy, money still being tight. This was wonderful, but in my view not as good as “Atom Heart Mother”.
By the time “Obscured by Clouds” was released, in 1972, I had all the albums, up to and including that. Like “More”, this was film music, and a collection of short songs, all very pleasing. Here was a band I was really beginning to enjoy.