Sunday, 21 September 2008

Song for an Autumn Sunday Morning

The Great Gig in the Sky - Pink Floyd



Dedicated to Richard William Wright, ex-Pink Floyd keyboard player (28th July, 1943 - 15th September, 2008).

R.I.P.

12 comments:

  1. What can one say after this?
    A few days ago I heard on the radio that when recording this song, the girl was instructed to sing whatever she thought would fit with the music, but she insisted "OK, but thinking about what?" and Richard said "Death".
    And there you have what came out
    Saludos,
    Al Godar

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  2. Thanks, Al, for the anecdote, of which I was completely unaware. The other story I heard was that initially TGGITS was supposed to be written for piano and saxophone. Just one of many tales, I suppose.

    Thanks for popping by.

    Greetings from London.

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  3. my brother cuban,
    I grew up listening to Pink Floyd… One of my favorite bands of all time. I always hoped that I could see Pink Floyd together again and now this… I am speechless.

    Just Shine On – Richard Wright- Shine On.

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  4. "Shine On You Crazy Diamond (I-V)"

    Remember when you were young, you shone like the sun.
    Shine on you crazy diamond.
    Now there's a look in your eyes, like black holes in the sky.
    Shine on you crazy diamond.
    You were caught on the crossfire of childhood and stardom,
    blown on the steel breeze.
    Come on you target for faraway laughter,
    come on you stranger, you legend, you martyr, and shine!
    You reached for the secret too soon, you cried for the moon.
    Shine on you crazy diamond.
    Threatened by shadows at night, and exposed in the light.
    Shine on you crazy diamond.
    Well you wore out your welcome with random precision,
    rode on the steel breeze.
    Come on you raver, you seer of visions,
    come on you painter, you piper, you prisoner, and shine!

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  5. Thanks, willow.

    Asere, like you, Pink Floyd became to me one of the escape routes in my teens and twenties. They have always remained in a special place in my heart. Thanks, man.

    Greetings from London.

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  6. Hello! And thanks for finding my blog and posting on it! : ) I'm returning the visit...I share your sadness in the loss of Richard Wright...I love Floyd and his contributions to songs like this were often unrecognized. Please keep in touch! : )

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  7. Te llegas a Miami a cantar música prohibida?

    Espera un ratico que estoy bajando un video con Liset Alea. Y me dices que boleron con esa onda...
    saludos, t. ;)

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  8. Hi, norma, thanks a lot for popping by.

    Asere, estoy contigo despues del almuerzo.

    Greetings from London.

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  9. http://tirofijomalanga.blogspot.com/2008/09/el-cartero-llama-cuatro-veces.html

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  10. London, hace tiempo escribi algo que oi, creo que el el radio, sobre este tema que es uno de mis preferidos.

    http://lisetcg.blogspot.com/search?q=great+gig

    Como Al Godar, me quedo sin palabras, no puedo explicarte por que se me eriza la piel cada vez que la oigo.

    saludos y gracias por pasar siempre por mi blog.

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  11. Gracias a ti, liset, por pasar por el mio. A mi tambien se me ponen los pelos de punta cuando TGGITS.

    Saludos desde Londres.

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