Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts VI-IX) - Pink Floyd - The Method Of Absence - The 1975 US Tour
Label: PFA - PFA 75 • Format: 15x, CD Compilation, Unofficial Release Box Set Deluxe Edition, Limited Edition, Numbered • Country: Europe • Genre: Rock • Style: Prog Rock
The song was conceived and written as a tribute and remembrance to their former band member Syd Barretta founding member of Pink Floyd. He was replaced by David Gilmour, Barrett's former school friend who had initially been brought in as second guitar. The remaining band members felt guilty for removing him, but they Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts VI-IX) - Pink Floyd - The Method Of Absence - The 1975 US Tour it as necessary, admiring Barrett's creativity and being concerned about his severe mental decline.
It was intended to be a side-long composition like " Atom Heart Mother " and " Echoes " but was split into two sections and used to bookend the album, with new material composed that was more relevant to the album and to the situation in which the band found themselves. Bassist Roger Waters commented, as the sessions were Thanksgiving Day - Danny & Dusty - Cast Iron Soul, that "at times the group was there only physically.
Our bodies were there, but our minds and feelings somewhere else. According to guitarist David Gilmour and drummer Nick Mason on the Wish You Were Here episode of In the Studio with RedbeardPink Floyd recorded a satisfactory take of "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" but because of a new mixing console which was installed at Abbey Road Studiosit needed to be re-recorded because excessive 'bleed' from other instruments could be heard on Так Далеко - Гражданская Оборона - Гражданская Оборона.
Диск 1 drum tracks as explained by Gilmour. We originally did the backing track over the course of several days, but we came to the conclusion that it just wasn't good enough. So we did it again in one day flat and got it a lot better.
Unfortunately nobody understood the desk properly and when we played it back we found that someone had switched the echo returns from monitors to tracks one and two. That affected the tom-toms and guitars and keyboards which were playing along at the time. There was no way of saving it, so we just had to do it yet again.
On part 3, a piano part seems to have been added "live" to the final mix, making it absent from multitrack masters. With the invention of track and 2-inch tape there was the belief for quite a while that there would be something wrong with editing tape that big. Consequently whenever we played these pieces, they had to be played from beginning to end.
Particularly for Roger [Waters] and myself being the rhythm section, which would be laid down first, this was [chuckling] a fairly tough business because the whole thing had to be sort of right. One day during recording, Barrett now heavyset, with a completely shaved head and eyebrows wandered into the studio although Mason has since stated that he is not entirely certain whether "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" was the particular work being recorded when Barrett was there.
Because of his drastically changed appearance, the band did not recognize him for some time. When they eventually determined the withdrawn man in the corner was Barrett, Roger Waters became so distressed about Barrett's appearance he was reduced to tears. When asked what he thought of the song, Barrett said it sounded a "bit old". Basic Shape - Gegenheimer & Jenius - Basic Shape subsequently slipped away during celebrations for Gilmour's wedding to Ginger Hasenbeinwhich took place later that day.
Roger was there, and he was sitting at the desk, and I came in and I saw this guy sitting behind him — huge, bald, fat guy. I thought, "He looks a bit And I said to Roger, "Who is he? He just, for some incredible reason picked the very day that we were doing a song which was about him. And we hadn't seen him, I don't think, for two years before. That's what's so incredibly And a bit disturbing, as well, I mean, particularly when you see a guy, that you don't, you couldn't recognize him.
And then, for him to pick the very day we want to start putting vocals on, which is a song about him. Very strange. As neither the original vinyl release nor the CD re-release actually delineate the various parts precisely, the make-up of the parts below is based on a comparison of the recorded timings with the identifications in the published sheet music.
This is followed by Wright's Minimoog passages leading into a lengthy, bluesy guitar solo played by Gilmour on a Fender Stratocaster neck Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts VI-IX) - Pink Floyd - The Method Of Absence - The 1975 US Tour using a heavily compressed sound and reverb.
Part I ends with the synthesizer chord fading into the background. During the fade-out some very faint conversation in the studio can be heard on the left channel. This theme leads the harmony to C major in comparison to the use of C minor in Part I.
This part includes another solo by Gilmour. This Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts VI-IX) - Pink Floyd - The Method Of Absence - The 1975 US Tour includes Gilmour's third guitar solo, in the G natural minor scale, and ends with a fade into Part IV.
When performed on the Animals tour, Gilmour added distortion to the guitar for this solo. This solo is often dropped in live performances while the rest of part III is still played—notably The Race (Club Edit) - Tradelove - The Race Delicate Sound of Thunder and Pulse.
A baritone saxophone overlays the sounds, played by Dick Parry. The sax solo is accompanied by a Solina string synthesizer keyboard sound. Waters adds another bass with a continuing riff pattern. Then Wright comes in playing a Solina String Ensemble Synthesizer and after a few measures, several rhythm guitar parts Gilmour played the power chord rhythm part using his black Fender Stratocaster before switching to lap steel guitar for the solo in live performances from — Snowy White did the rhythm guitar parts on this track on the band's "In the Flesh" tour and drums come in, as well as a Minimoog synthesizer to play the opening solo.
At the two-minute mark, Wright's Minimoog and Gilmour's lap steel guitar play notes in unison before Gilmour does a lap steel guitar solo the lap steel had open G tuning with the high D string tuned to E with some counterpointing from Wright's synthesizers. It lasts for about three minutes four when played on the band's "In the Flesh" tour and Gilmour played each section an octave higher than the previous one. Waters again sings the lead vocals with Gilmour, Wright, Fields and Williams providing backing vocals.
Throughout this section, Wright's keyboards dominate, with the use of a Minimoog synthesizer, and a Hohner Clavinet. Originally the section clocked in at 8 minutes before it was edited down to three minutes on the final version the unedited Part 8 without the electric piano and Minimoog overdubs surfaced on a bootleg called The Extraction Tapes.
When performed on the "In the Flesh" tour inthe section would be extended to between 5 and 10 minutes as it would feature guitar solos from Gilmour which would vary from funky power chords to a proper solo as the Animals tour progressed and Snowy White.
In addition to their guitar solos, there was also occasional trading of leads from Gilmour and White instead of the keyboard sounds as heard on record.
Gilmour described Part IX in an interview [ which? Mason's drums play for much of this part, and the keyboards play for the final minute before fading out. On the fade-out, a short keyboard part of the melody of " See Emily Play " atone of Barrett's signature Pink Floyd songs, can be heard.
Part IX, and the album, ends in I Wanna Be Yourself - Nickey & The Warriors - God Save The Nickey majora Picardy third. For the final US leg, after the piano began it was a bluesy guitar solo from Gilmour then harmony guitars from Gilmour and White Gilmour playing the highest parts and then ending like on record.
This was the final solo writing credit Wright would receive in Pink Floyd during his lifetime, as well as his last writing credit of any kind until The Division Bell in The song series was first performed as "Shine On",  during the band's French tour in June The set was originally performed as one whole suite with some of the parts differing from the album versions, and samplings of Barrett's solo song " Dark Globe " during the opening of the performance.
The multi-part version of "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" was first performed on the band's North American tour with " Have a Cigar " in between the two halves of the piece. The versions were close to the final versions, except parts one and nine were still not refined yet.
Parts I—V became a staple of Floyd's performances from — The track opened shows for most of the A Momentary Lapse of Reason tour of —89 and the tour closing performance at Knebworth in with Candy Dulfer on saxophone. A similar version was also played during David Gilmour's Rattle That Lock Tour in with the according screen film on display.
Gilmour performed almost the whole suite save part IX at his and semi-unplugged concerts documented on his David Gilmour in Concert DVD. The five-disc edition and the online downloads available in the three and four-disc Evil Eye - USAF Dance Orchestra - Music In The Air Program Nr.
237 / 238 include Parts I—V recorded in Venice and Vienne in In many of his performances, solo and with Pink Floyd, Gilmour alters the vocal melody to avoid the higher notes that were originally sung by Waters. The version on this compilation album was cut significantly. The version on this compilation album was also cut, but less significantly. The guitar solo on Part III was dropped.
Part VI was shortened. Linking Parts V and VI is the sound of wind. This version was also cut. Parts VI—IX were dropped completely. Part I was shortened. The saxophone on Part V has an early fade-out. Finally, the machine-like hum that segues into "Welcome to the Machine" in Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts VI-IX) - Pink Floyd - The Method Of Absence - The 1975 US Tour original album was dropped, the song simply stops and " Brain Damage " begins.
On the DVD release, it was replaced by a smooth jazz composition. The same track is used in a joke in the third episode "Fit the Third" of the radio comedy The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
It is heard in the background, and then one of the characters comments that " Marvin [an android] can hum just like Pink Floyd". Again, the music was cut from commercial releases. The extended instrumental introduction from the original album version was used in the last scenes of Good Morning, Nighta Italian movie about the Aldo Moro kidnapping and assassination. In the English-language version of the anime adaptation and other official media following its release, the Stand is named Shining Diamond to avoid copyright issues.
In Decemberthe song was the subject of an episode of BBC Radio 4 's Soul Musicexamining its cultural influence, including an interview with Gilmour about how the song Fourth Avenue Passacaglia - Chris Dahlgren - Best Intentions created. Transatlantic has a cover of "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" on a limited edition bonus disk with their album Bridge Across Forever ; it is in length.
Italian prog-rock band Elio e le Storie Tese performed a faithful cover of parts I-III live inending it as soon as Elio sings the word "Shine" for the first time, which he turns into "Sciao" — Venetian for "Ciao", i.
Irish folk singer Christy Moore has a cover of "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" on his Listen album, released in and done as an acoustic guitar ballad.
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