Pink Floyd — The Great Gig In The Sky
Album: Dark Side Of The Moon
Avg rating:
9

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Total ratings: 2011









Released: 1973
Length: 4:31
Plays (last 30 days): 1
(Instrumental)
''And I am not frightened of dying. Any time will do, I don't mind.
Why should I be frightened of dying? There's no reason for it, you've gotta go sometime.

I never said I was frightened of dying.''
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... and now step thru the door, into Oz.
Time to flip the record over!
For another 10!! 
DAMN!
I inrease from 8 to 9 - O U T S T A N D I N G  
{#Hearteyes}

superplusgood
Cease this incessant warbling!
 boxofrain wrote:
Thanks for playing Time and The Great Gig in The Sky in order as they should be played and thus heard.....

Yes! Can't do that often enough. Only down side is it's so late/early that I can't turn it up to 11, lest the neighbours complain.


lol

westslope wrote:

The tricky part is after you raise your hind leg is setting it down again without stepping in it.

 


 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
I just came here to double-check that my rating was low enough. I guess so but will reevaluate on a semiannual basis.



 
The tricky part is after you raise your hind leg is setting it down again without stepping in it.
I just came here to double-check that my rating was low enough. I guess so but will reevaluate on a semiannual basis.


Thanks for playing Time and The Great Gig in The Sky in order as they should be played and thus heard.....
 Moonflower31 wrote:
That song would be NOTHING without her whales, her pipes, her soul....
 
 Boy_Wonder wrote:
Must admit I've never heard the version with whales... sounds a bit New Age for me, think I'll still to the original which seems just fine.
 
{#Lol}
"Moby Dick seeks thee not. It is thou, thou, that madly seekest him!"
 GeorgeMWoods wrote:
What's wrong with that woman?

 
Here's the deal, George:

springof63 wrote:

"The Great Gig In The Sky is the best song in the world, ever. End of. Contained within it is every human emotion any of us have, or ever will, feel.No need for words. No language. No translation. Pure emotion.

Its got it all. You may not like it, but it is entire, complete.To say faultless, however would be to contradict its human quality. After all none of us are.

I've often thought that the English language is seriously lacking in expression for feelings and emotions.We simply do not have the words.We have to say "it's like this" or "it's like that" to try to convey these things, rather than directly say what it is.The Great Gig In The Sky goes straight round the problem and in doing so transcends language and nationhood.No need for description of the emotion being conveyed. Turn it up, Close your eyes, You can feel that."

———-

Clare Torry (and Richard Wright) was sublime, profound, authentic, transcendent on this. It was one of those things that couldn't be done again exactly, or faked or manufactured - a one-off and she did it in the first or second take if I recall correctly, and on short notice with little or no rehearsal which makes it even more astounding.

It was a channeling of a fleeting, ethereal spiritual muse that by stroke of luck got captured on tape. We are all very fortunate for that.
What's wrong with that woman?
 planet_lizard wrote:

Four 10s in a row. Come on Bill make it 5!

Portishead — Glory Box

Henry Mancini & His Orchestra - The Pink Panther Theme

Pink Floyd — Time

Pink Floyd — The Great Gig In The Sky



 
And 4 "P"s in a row - nice alliteration theme Bill

Four 10s in a row. Come on Bill make it 5!

Portishead — Glory Box

Henry Mancini & His Orchestra - The Pink Panther Theme

Pink Floyd — Time

Pink Floyd — The Great Gig In The Sky


 torino390 wrote:
Saw the Australian Pink Floyd earlier this year, and when this track approached, I cringed a little bit. Not easy to pull off. But huge credit to the three girls, they smashed it. Note perfect. And I'm really critical of tribute bands. If you get the chance to go see these guys, I thoroughly recommend it. 

 
My sentiments exactly... they totally nailed it on this song and they're well worth seeing.
Saw the Australian Pink Floyd earlier this year, and when this track approached, I cringed a little bit. Not easy to pull off. But huge credit to the three girls, they smashed it. Note perfect. And I'm really critical of tribute bands. If you get the chance to go see these guys, I thoroughly recommend it.