OK, these 2 « rare or lost » Pink Floyd tracks have been floating around for some time, but here, I put them together in a blog post 😉 !
Violinist Grappelli found on « lost » Pink Floyd track
Rare video of Clare Torry singing “Great Gig in the Sky” with Pink Floyd
« Clare Torry didn’t really look the part. She was Alan Parsons’ idea. We wanted to put a girl on there, screaming orgasmically. Alan had worked with her previously, so we gave her a try. And she was fantastic. We had to encourage her a little bit. We gave her some dynamic hints: « Maybe you’d like to do this piece quietly, and this piece louder. » She did maybe half a dozen takes, and then afterwards we compiled the final performance out of all the bits. It wasn’t done in one single take. »David Gilmour (during a 30th anniversary interview)
She only became aware her vocals were used when she spotted her name in the credits on the album at a local record store, and purchased it.
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