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You run and you run to catch up with the sun but it's sinking

  • Apr 1, 2008
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Roger Waters' dark existential lyrics about consumerism, religion, life, and death are complemented by David Gilmour's haunting vocals, Richard Wright's harmonic rhythms, and Nick Mason's syncopating beat.  While at times devolving into cynicism and melancholy, the lyrics encourage listeners to meander down a path of self-introspection.

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August 11, 2010
Great album!!! Wow, this brings me back. I was in high school when the album came out. I was just talking about its importance to a friend the other day. I constantly played it on 8 track tape in my 67 Mercury Cougar. Boy I wish I still had that ride!!!
 
March 11, 2009
Listening to this is like an automatic acid trip!
 
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Pink Floyd: David Gilmour (vocals, guitar); Richard Wright (vocals, keyboards); Roger Waters (vocals, bass instrument); Nick Mason (percussion). Additional personnel: Clare Torry (vocals); Dick Parry (saxophone); Doris Troy, Liza Strike, Barry St. John, Leslie Duncan (background vocals). Recording information: Abbey Road Studios, London, England (06/1972 - 01/1973). DARK SIDE OF THE MOON was a benchmark record. It turned the musical world on its ear with a hitherto unseen combination of sounds, and changed things considerably for Pink Floyd. For this project, Pink Floyd resurrected older and unfinished numbers, some of which came from the multitude of soundtracks the band members had previously worked on. The film ZABRISKIE POINT, a study of American materialism from a foreigner's perspective, provided "Us and Them" (originally titled "The Violence Sequence"). Waters rewrote "Breathe" after its appearance on his and avant-garde composer Ron Geesin's score for THE BODY, a surreal medical documentary. Floy...
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