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Pink Floyd: Comfortably Numb

When I saw the covers of the first PINK FLOYD albums that came into the distributor, with Pigs flying in the sky and industrial landscapes, I thought what is this about? What it was about was genius, a different take on the music at the time with literate lyrics and melodic hooks. Master guitarist David Gilmour and Bassist, Lyricist, Roger Waters, collaborated to create some of the great atmospheric music of the era; did you ever get mellow and listen to Dark Side Of The Moon through earphones...it was transporting.

 

The supporting players in The Floyd were, Keyboardist Richard Wright, and Drummer Nick Mason, and the four of them were all accomplished musicians. I'm not going to spend a lot of time relating the ups and downs of the band, that's handled elsewhere, but when I saw the cool clip that Scott sent, I had to show my friends on TDR.

 

Pink Floyd are playing "Comfortably Numb," from their mega-hit album, THE WALL, Live in Hyde Park, London, to a throng of thousands at the Big 8 Concert in 2005. Now here's the deal, The Floyd were breaking up that year, and this may be a recording of the last song that the original group would ever play together.

 

I did some digging and came up with the year of the breakup and last song played, but I don't know if this was the final night. Be that as it may, it's a wonderful 7 minutes spent and maybe your reaction will be like mine, "Wish I'd been there." David Gilmore's two guitar solos are said to be the best ever. @therealdonrocks

 

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