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Encyclopedia > Breathe (Pink Floyd song)
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

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Contents

Composition

The song is slow-paced and rich in texture, deploying David Gilmour's skilled multitrack performances of slide guitar and lead vocals in gentle, warm timbres. On the original Dark Side of the Moon album, it is a single track that is preceded by "Speak To Me". The song is considered to be a representation of birth, with a relief from labour. Its lyrics, composed by Roger Waters, beseech the listener to pause in their seemingly-endless labours and take notice of more meaningful pursuits in life. Approximately three minutes in length, it is the first song on the album, preceded only by wordless screaming at the end of "Speak to Me." Since this sound collage segues directly into "Breathe" via the use of a sustained backwards piano chord, they are usually played together on the radio and the two are conjoined on most CD versions of the album. Multitrack recording is a method of sound recording that allows for the recording and re-recording of multiple sound sources, independent of time. ... Example of a bottleneck, with fingerpicks and resonator guitar. ... In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who sings, i. ... George Roger Waters (born September 6, 1943) is an English rock musician; singer, guitarist, bassist, songwriter, and composer. ... Speak To Me is a song by the British progressive rock band Pink Floyd. ... Reverse tape effects are special effects created by recording sound onto magnetic tape and then physically reversing the tape so that when the tape is played back, the sounds recorded on it are literally heard in reverse. ...


The D 7th sharped 9th was inspired by Miles Davis' Kind of Blue. Keyboardist Richard Wright had worked out the chord and wanted to find a way to get it back to Eminor so he changed it to a D 7th flatted 9th. The colourful, complex chord changes represents the sophisticated approach to melody and harmonies in the music at the era of Meddle and Dark Side Of The Moon. This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Kind of Blue is a jazz album by musician Miles Davis, released on August 17, 1959. ... Alternate cover U.S./Canadian releases cover Meddle is an album by English progressive rock band Pink Floyd. ...


The song has been covered by a variety of bands including The Shins. The Shins are an indie rock group with elements of folk and alternative country on Sub Pop Records comprising singer, songwriter and guitarist James Russell Mercer, keyboardist/guitarist/bassist Martin Crandall, bassist/guitarist Dave Hernandez, drummer Jesse Sandoval, and Eric Johnson of the Fruit Bats. ...


Alternative and Live versions

  • The P*U*L*S*E CD and DVD features a live version of the song with a run time of 2:33.
  • The song was played at the Live 8 concert and features on the DVD. For that performance "Breathe" and "Breathe (Reprise)" were combined to form one song. Although Pink Floyd themselves had never done this before, Sea of Green had previously covered the song in this manner on their 2001 album Time to Fly.
  • The solo Roger Waters DVD and CD, In the Flesh: Live, features a version of the song sung by Doyle Bramhall and Jon Carin.
  • Roger Waters originally recorded a song called "Breathe" for Music from "The Body", a soundtrack album which he recorded with Ron Geesin. Although the two are largely different in lyrics, chords and subject matter, this version can be seen as an early version of the song. Although the song is still available through a CD release of the album, it often appears on Pink Floyd bootlegs, most notably on A Tree Full Of Secrets.

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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. ... George Roger Waters (born September 6, 1943) is an English rock musician; singer, guitarist, bassist, songwriter, and composer. ... 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. ... Nicholas Berkeley Nick Mason (born January 27, 1944 in Birmingham, England) is the drummer for Pink Floyd. ...

Cover Version

  • A cover version of Breathe by 50 Cent Haircuit appears on the 2003 Pink Floyd tribute album A Fair Forgery of Pink Floyd
  • The Shins also covered Breathe during their 2007 tour. A recorded version was going to be released as a B-Side on their upcoming single Turn On Me, but instead it will be released on a BBC compilation.

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Notes

  1. ^ The song is titled "Breathe in the Air" on early vinyl pressings, the 20th anniversary edition of Dark Side of the Moon, and on the Pulse DVD
  2. ^ The track number depends upon the edition of the album; some releases choose to band this song together with "Speak to Me," for instance.

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