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.
More Pink Floyd on this blog.
A bit of a treat now, an original FULL LENGTH HD rockumantary featuring Pink Floyd Live at Pompeii.
If you’ve got about an hour and a half to spare, this series of live performances by one of the original ambassadors of psychedelic rock at the top of their game is an absolute must-see!
« Echoes » is a progressive rock composition by Pink Floyd including lengthy instrumental passages, sound effects, and musical improvisation. Written in 1970 by all four members of the group (credited as Roger Waters, Richard Wright, Nick Mason, David Gilmour on the original release), « Echoes » provides the extended finale to Pink Floyd’s album Meddle. The track has a running time of 23:31 and takes up the entire second side of the vinyl recording.