Saturday, March 27, 2010

The Dark Side Of The Moon (song)

The Dark Side Of The Moon 5:46
     (written by Roger Waters)

Lyrics:
(See Brain Damage under The Dark Side of the Moon album entry, except for verse two, line two:)
The lunatic is in the hall

Lead vocals: Roger Waters (verses one, two, and four), David Gilmour and Roger Waters (verses three and five)

The song that would become Brain Damage is very similar to its later incarnation, with the exception that it is two minutes longer, due to the fact that it concluded the song cycle Eclipse at its premiere performance. The final song of the piece (also called Eclipse) had not yet been written, although it would appear in time for the official premiere of the cycle on 17 February 1972.

The concluding two minutes feature a variety of bizarre sound effects, including elements from earlier in the song cycle, such as voices from Ecclesiastes and the 'ticking' from Time. At the end, an interminable variegated tone slowly fades to nothing.

TRACK LISTING
Speak to Me
Breathe
On the Run
Time incl Breathe Reprise
Ecclesiastes
Money
Us and Them
Any Colour You Like
Dark Side of the Moon, The

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