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The Dark Side of the Moon
Album by Pink Floyd
Released March 2, 1973
Recorded Abbey Road
June 1972-January 1973
Genre Progressive rock
Electronic music
Musique concrète
Song cycle
Length 43:00
Label Harvest (UK)
Capitol (US)
Producer(s) Pink Floyd
Professional reviews
Tracks
  1. "Speak to Me" – 1:08
  2. "Breathe" – 2:48
  3. "On the Run" – 3:31
  4. "Time" (containing "Breathe (Reprise)") – 7:04
  5. "The Great Gig in the Sky" – 4:47
  6. "Money" – 6:23
  7. "Us and Them" – 7:48
  8. "Any Colour You Like" – 3:25
  9. "Brain Damage" – 3:50
  10. "Eclipse" – 2:06

"Any Colour You Like" is the eighth track[1] from English progressive rock band Pink Floyd's 1973 album, The Dark Side of the Moon. It is an instrumental song and is writted by David Gilmour, Richard Wright and Nick Mason. This article is about the album by Pink Floyd. ... An album or record album is a collection of related audio or music tracks distributed to the public. ... Pink Floyd are an English rock band that initially earned recognition for their psychedelic rock music, and, as they evolved, for their avant-garde progressive rock music. ... is the 61st day of the year (62nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... For the Swedish political music movement, see progg. ... For other uses, see Electronic music (disambiguation). ... 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Image File history File links Stars10090. ... Speak To Me is a song by the British progressive rock band Pink Floyd. ... Breathe[1] is the second track[2] from British progressive rock band Pink Floyds 1973 album, The Dark Side of the Moon. ... On the Run is the third track[1] from British progressive rock band Pink Floyds 1973 album, The Dark Side of the Moon. ... Time is the fourth track[1] from British progressive rock band Pink Floyds 1973 album, The Dark Side of the Moon, and the only song on the album credited to all four members of the band. ... Breathe (Reprise) is a song by Pink Floyd. ... The Great Gig in the Sky is the fifth track[1] from British progressive rock band Pink Floyds 1973 album, The Dark Side of the Moon. ... “Money (song)” redirects here. ... The Dark Side of the Moon Tracks Speak to Me (1:08) Breathe (2:48) On the Run (3:31) Time / Breathe (Reprise) (7:04) The Great Gig in the Sky (4:47) Money (6:23) Us and Them (7:48) Any Colour You Like (3:25) Brain Damage (3... Brain Damage is the ninth track[1] from British progressive rock band Pink Floyds 1973 album, The Dark Side of the Moon. ... Eclipse is the tenth[1] and final track from British progressive rock band Pink Floyds 1973 album, The Dark Side of the Moon. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... For the Swedish political music movement, see progg. ... Pink Floyd are an English rock band that initially earned recognition for their psychedelic rock music, and, as they evolved, for their avant-garde progressive rock music. ... See also: 1970s in music. ... This article is about the album by Pink Floyd. ... An instrumental is, in contrast to a song, a musical composition or recording without lyrics or any other sort of vocal music; all of the music is produced by musical instruments. ... David Jon Gilmour CBE (born March 6, 1946 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire) is an English guitarist, singer, and songwriter best known as a member of the band Pink Floyd. ... Richard Wright is the name of several people, including: Richard Wright, African-American author Richard B. Wright, Canadian author Richard Wright, keyboard player with Pink Floyd Richard Wright, England football goalkeeper Richard Wright, American politician This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might... Nicholas Berkeley Nick Mason (born January 27, 1944 in Birmingham, England) is the drummer for Pink Floyd. ...

Contents

Composition

The piece itself features no lyrics, and consists of a synthesized tune which segues into a guitar solo (some scat vocals are added later on, these were more prominent in live versions but are still audible in the studio cut). It is approximately 3 minutes, 25 seconds in length. The song used advanced effects for the time both in the keyboard and the guitar. The VCS 3 synthesizer was fed through a long tape loop to create the rising and falling keyboard solo. David Gilmour used two guitars with the UniVibe guitar effect to create the harmonizing guitar solo for the rest of the song. "Any Colour You Like" is also known (and is even listed on the "Dark Side" guitar tablature book[2]) as "Breathe (Second Reprise)" because the song shares the same beat (albeit somewhat funkier and uptempo) as the album's song "Breathe." It has also nearly the same chord sequence just transposed a whole step lower from E minor to D minor. The title came from an answer frequently given by a studio technician to questions put to him: "You can have it any colour you like", which was a reference to Henry Ford's apocryphal description of the Model T: "You can have it any color you like, as long as it's black." Lyrics are the words in songs. ... Synthesizer as used in music, is a term derived from a Greek word syntithetai < synthesis (συντίθεται < σύνθεσις) and is used to describe a device capable of generating and/or manipulating electronic signals for use in music creation, recording and performance. ... For other uses, see Guitar (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The VCS 3 (from Voltage Control for Studio with 3 components) is an oscillation effects musical analog synthesiser, initially made in 1969 by EMS. The VCS 3 was smaller and less cumbersome than the Moog Taurus and similar early synthesizers. ... Tape loops are loops of prerecorded magnetic tape used to create repetitive, rhythmic musical patterns. ... David Jon Gilmour CBE (born March 6, 1946 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire) is an English guitarist, singer, and songwriter best known as a member of the band Pink Floyd. ... Example of numeric vihuela tablature from the book Orphenica Lyra by Miguel de Fuenllana (1554). ... Henry Ford (1919) Henry Ford (July 30, 1863 – April 7, 1947) was the founder of the Ford Motor Company and father of modern assembly lines used in mass production. ... 1908 Ford Model T advertisement The Model T (colloquially known as the Tin Lizzie and the Flivver) was an automobile produced by Henry Fords Ford Motor Company from 1908 through 1928. ...


The song is also notable for the fact that it is the only song during Roger Waters' tenure in Pink Floyd that is credited to Gilmour, Mason, and Wright without any credit to Waters.[3] The only other songs credited to those three are "Carrera Slow Blues" and "Pan Am Shuffle" from La Carrera Panamericana soundtrack. George Roger Waters (born September 6, 1943) is an English rock musician; singer, guitarist, bassist, songwriter, and composer. ... David Jon Gilmour CBE (born March 6, 1946 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire) is an English guitarist, singer, and songwriter best known as a member of the band Pink Floyd. ... Nicholas Berkeley Nick Mason (born January 27, 1944 in Birmingham, England) is the drummer for Pink Floyd. ... Richard Wright, also known as Rick Wright (born July 28, 1945), is the keyboard player of Pink Floyd. ... La Carrera Panamericana is a 1992 video of the Carrera Panamericana automobile race in Mexico. ...


While the song is instrumental, it has been speculated that the song ties to The Dark Side of the Moon concept by concerning the lack of choice one has in the human society, while being alluded to thinking that he does. It is also speculated that the song is about the fear of making choices. This article is about the album by Pink Floyd. ...


Live versions

On earlier Pink Floyd bootlegged versions of the song, there was no keyboard solo, and the song served as a long jam piece called "Scat Section" or "Scat". Gilmour frequently sung along with his guitar solo through a mic hooked up to a Leslie speaker. The band's female backing singers would sometimes come up on stage and sing with the song, as well. The Leslie speaker is a specially constructed amplifier/loudspeaker used to create special audio effects utilizing the Doppler effect. ...


In 1975, it was often extended, sometimes up to nearly ten minutes. Gilmour and the backing singers often sung along with it. See also: 1970s in music. ...


In 1994, it was considerably modified, to be more keyboard-heavy, though not extended, as in all earlier performances. See also: 1994 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1994 Record labels established in 1994 // January 29 - The Supremes Mary Wilson is injured when her jeep hits a freeway median and flips over just outside of Los Angeles, California. ...


In 2006 and 2007, Roger Waters performed it on his The Dark Side of the Moon Live tour, it was often extended with Dave Kilminster scatting while playing. After expressing an interest in reviving The Dark Side of the Moon following his performance with Pink Floyd at Live 8, Roger Waters announced that he would be staging The Dark Side of the Moon Live, a worldwide concert tour. ... Dave Kilminster performing in Roger Waters band at Arrow Rock Festival, June 10, 2006 Guitarist Extraordinaire Dave K was born in Bristol, UK and currently resides about fifty miles north of London with his partner, flautist and vocalist Anne-Marie Helder. ...


Personnel

David Jon Gilmour CBE (born March 6, 1946 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire) is an English guitarist, singer, and songwriter best known as a member of the band Pink Floyd. ... Richard William Rick Wright (born July 28, 1943 in Hatch End, London, England) is a self-taught pianist and keyboardist best known for his long career with Pink Floyd. ... George Roger Waters (born September 6, 1943) is an English rock musician; singer, guitarist, bassist, songwriter, and composer. ... Nicholas Berkeley Nick Mason (born January 27, 1944 in Birmingham, England) is the drummer for Pink Floyd. ...

Notes

  1. ^ The track number depends upon the edition of the album; earlier releases merge the two tracks "Speak to Me" and "Breathe", for instance.
  2. ^ Schuetz, David and Denault, Matt (1995). Echoes FAQ #1 (htm). FAQ. Retrieved on 2006-12-23.
  3. ^ Mabbett, Andy (1995). The complete guide to the music of Pink Floyd. London :: Omnibus,, 150p.. ISBN 071194301x. 

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