Their self-titled debut (1967), A Salty Dog (1969), and Home (1970). Great places to start. Also perhaps 1968’s Shine On Brightly.
The aforementioned debut album is especially amazing, as it has a lot of great little symphonic and psychedelic pop/rock tracks. The US version of it also features “Whiter Shade…”, so that might be good to start with in particular
Also, Gary Brooker was indeed a great songwriter, but a lot of his songs in PH were co-written with another amazing songwriter named Keith Reid. Reid was the chief lyric writer in songs like “Whiter Shade…”
They’re people who replicate the sound of classic bands. The first act was Led Zeppelin I, then after the intermission, they did Going to California, Whole Lotta Love, Heartbreaker, Living Loving Maid, Moby Dick, Stairway to Heaven, Ramble On, then Kashmir for the encore.
The lead singer sounded remarkably similar to Robert Plant.
I saw an Australian Pink Floyd tribute show around 9-10 years ago at the college I used to attend.
They were literally “The Australian Pink Floyd”, and I got a souvenir shirt that depicted the prism from Floyd’s DSoTM album, but in the shape of the aforementioned continent. They were faithful to the original live performances and studio performances, pretty much to a tee. It’s great to try yourself to skilled tribute acts every now and then.
Got back from my concert and I loved it. Since it was called the “Hotel California 2022 Tour”, they played the entirety of that album first backed up by an orchestra and then after that, a medley of all their other hits from before and after. Don Henley got to perform his solo 80’s hit The Boys Of Summer, Joe Walsh got to play three of his solo hits and he also played Funk #49 from his old group James Gang. All in all, about 28 songs in the span of three hours and I enjoyed it
Whenever I hear people saying Avenged Sevenfold copied Metallica’s riffs on HTTK, I get so fucking pissed off. Because why weren’t you upset when Metallica copied Diamond Head’s riffs from their debut album? It’s called fucking inspiration, dumbass.