This week it’s the ultimate chill out band, Pink Floyd. One of the most iconic and successful bands in British music, having sold more than 250 million records worldwide. They specialised in prog rock and sonic experimentation. Dave Gilmore’s stunning guitar solos have been consistently voted some of the best of all time, and are demonstrated to great effect here.
These are two tracks from two of their most famous albums “Wish You Were Here” and “The Wall”
“Shine On You Crazy Diamond (parts 1-5)” on the 1975 album “Wish You Were Here”. Note that part 1 starts very quiet. Gilmore’s four note riff from 03:55 which kicks off part 2 is iconic. Part 3 starts at 06:28. Roger Waters’ vocals start part 4 at 08:43. Part 5 starts at 11:10.
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“Comfortably Numb” from the 1979 double album “The Wall”. Vocals shared by Roger Waters and Dave Gilmore. Waters being the opening verse starting with “hello, hello, is there anybody in there” and Gilmore doing the chorus starting with “There is no pain, you are receding” and “I have become comfortably numb”. Waters continues with another verse “o.k. just a little pin prick” and Gilmore with another chorus “There is no pain you are receding”.
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