Part 4 - Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
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Inthe song was ranked No. In the original album version, the song segues from " Have a Cigar " as if a radio had been tuned away from one station, through several others including a radio play and one playing the opening of the finale movement of Tchaikovsky 's Fourth Symphonyand finally to a new station where "Wish You Were Here" is beginning.
He performed the intro on a twelve-string guitarprocessed to sound like it was playing through an AM radio, and then overdubbed a fuller-sounding acoustic guitar solo. This passage was mixed to sound as though a guitarist were listening to the radio and playing along. As the acoustic part becomes more complex, the 'radio broadcast' fades away and Gilmour's voice enters, while the rest of the band joins in.
The intro riff is repeated several times, before Gilmour plays further solos with scat singing accompaniment. A third verse follows, featuring an increasingly expressive vocal from Gilmour and audible backing vocals. At the end of the recorded song, the final solo crossfades with wind sound effects, and finally segues into the second section of the multi-part suite " Shine On You Crazy Part 4 - Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here ".
Lyrically, the song is often considered to be a direct tribute to Syd Barrett. However, on the documentary The Story of Wish You Were HereGilmour and Waters separately describe the original concept that differs from this interpretation. Waters, who mainly wrote the lyrics complementing Gilmour's initial riff idea and subsequent joint composition, describes the lyrics as being directed Kanssasi Sun - Eija Sinikka - Kanssasi Sun / En Saata Estää Kyyneleitä himself, as his lyrics often are.
Being present in one's own life and freeing one's self in order to truly experience life is a main topic in this song. Gilmour, on the other hand, recognizes that he does not ever perform the song without remembering Syd Barrett. Waters later adds that the song is nevertheless open to interpretation. Roger Waters has noted that the collaboration between himself and David Gilmour on the song was " All bits of it are really, really good.
I'm very happy about it. A jazz violinist popular at the time and well known for his collaborations with Yehudi Menuhinboth violinists were recording in a downstairs studio at Abbey Road at the time. Gilmour had suggested Part 4 - Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here there be a little "country fiddle" at the end of the song and invited them to participate.
According to Waters it was decided that it would be insulting to credit Grappelli in the sleeve notes for something so inaudible, although he did receive the agreed-upon fee.
As part of the Why Pink Floyd? Other less obvious differences are audible, for example at the section leading into the second verse. The master tape of the original recording includes guitar solos that were not used in the final mix.
It was not played live by the band for nearly ten years after this, yet became a concert staple after its reappearance inand was performed at nearly all subsequent Pink Floyd concerts.
In the original concert performances, Gilmour would play his Fender Stratocaster instead of acoustic guitar, while Snowy White played a Part 4 - Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here Ovation acoustic guitar. At these shows, Nick Mason tuned an actual transistor radio on stage to a local radio station, seguing into the pre-recorded part from the album to start the song and Richard Wright would perform an extended piano coda as the wind effects played.
A live version is included on Pulse. When Pink Floyd were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Gilmour and Wright Mason was in the audience performed the song If You Had To Hurt Someone (Why Did It Have To Be Me) - The Ink Spots - If You Had To Hurt Someone/ the assistance of their presenter Billy Corgan on rhythm guitar.
Gilmour has made the song a part of most of his tours, and included a live version on his Live in Gdansk album. On 13 December David Gilmour was a guest performer at a concert by the Bombay Bicycle Club at Earls Court Arenatheir concert being the final event ever to take place there before its demolition.
Band member Jamie MacColl introduced Gilmour, saying; "This man gave me my first guitar and was one of the first people to play this venue and by my count has played here more than 27 times. InWaters and Eric Clapton performed the song at the Tsunami Aid concert, and in 's Live 8Waters rejoined his former bandmates in London to perform it, along with four other classic Pink Floyd songs.
Waters sung half the verses during Live 8, while in the original version Gilmour did all the vocals. Its intro replicates the sound of the original, semi-ambient intro. The cover of the EP features two men whose faces are distorted by fish bowls, referring to the line "We're just two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl, year after year". From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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