Pink Floyd — The Great Gig In The Sky
Album: Dark Side Of The Moon
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Released: 1973
Length: 4:30
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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 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.
 boxofrain wrote:
Thanks for playing Time and The Great Gig in The Sky in order as they should be played and thus heard.....

 
Was just about to comment that!
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. 
 Kaw wrote:

I gave it a low rating for the screaming... {#Fight} Sorry,

 
"Screaming"?  {#Eh}
That would be side 2 of Meddle.  

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

 


 Kaw wrote:

I gave it a low rating for the screaming... {#Fight} Sorry,

 
I still do not like the bells in the beginning of Time, but this is the scream of a child who was born to uncertain world, the scream of painful human life. Gives me goosebumps.
 Piranga wrote:
#1 vocal performance of all time.

 
I gave it a low rating for the screaming... {#Fight} Sorry,
Shouldn't everyone get to rate one song an eleven? One song, lifetime total.

How could it not be this one.
#1 vocal performance of all time.
 Andy_B wrote:

Funny, I thought the same when I just heard it again.  I can't think of anything better to exit my funeral with,...those attending and me.

 
Almost every song on this album gives me the chills and goosebumps. Go figure.
Once in awhile it would be really awesome to hear DSotM cover-to-cover on RP. Bill, Rebecca, can you make that happen?

And yeah, this song (Time and on) are just amazing.

Best. Rock Album. Ever. Period!
 jsd52756 wrote:
On a standard grade system this song is amazing.  On a seriously good system this song will get into your soul and flow through your veins.
I told my wife and daughter to play it at my funeral.  And crank the piss outa it.

 
Funny, I thought the same when I just heard it again.  I can't think of anything better to exit my funeral with,...those attending and me.
How many whales does she have?  They must be expensive to feed.  {#Bounce}

Love the song so much I gave it an 11!  Or would if I could.

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

 


 Moonflower31 wrote:
That song would be NOTHING without her whales, her pipes, her soul....

 

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
On a standard grade system this song is amazing.  On a seriously good system this song will get into your soul and flow through your veins.
I told my wife and daughter to play it at my funeral.  And crank the piss outa it.
 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.

 
Exactly.
 BazH wrote:
Great but I don't want to hear it on here, why are you playing all well know stuff together, Waterboys, Hotel California, now this, Im going back to spotify.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     {#Nyah}.PLEASE LOL DON'T LET THE DOOR  HIT YOU IN THE ASS ON THE WAY OUT ENJOY SPOTIFY  CLOWN 


 Moonflower31 wrote:
That song would be NOTHING without her whales, her pipes, her soul....

 
Check out the Immersion version of this, without Clare and with some overdubbed voices from the Apollo mission. The song's not nothing, but it's so significantly different it's a whole different (lesser) experience.

What drugs are you on?   They must have twisted your mind into something like a pretzel made from LSD.

But at least you admit it is a classic.
 


tutakea wrote:
may be a classic... but in the first degree it´s overblown, pretentious and kitschy beyond belief.
prog at it´s worst!

 


Ultimate ace music 10 out of 10 'nuff said
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.
Can't ya?

And its my choice for my 'funeral song', for those very reasons.
Thats my tu'pence worth anyway.
Cheers.

PS
Glad Clare Torry finally got the credit and the cash she deserved.
Justice postponed. But justice nevertheless.
Shame 'they' had to make her beg for it.

 tutakea wrote:
may be a classic... but in the first degree it´s overblown, pretentious and kitschy beyond belief.
prog at it´s worst!

 
It"s strange for me to read this. For me this piece is something totally exceptional. Even 40 years after, I have never heard again somebody singing on a such creative way.
 Moonflower31 wrote:
That song would be NOTHING without her whales, her pipes, her soul....
 
I agree — Clare Torry powers up this song with wailing emotion, and she was the perfect choice to really empower this song that laments the existential absurdity of our brief time here...  love this...
 aspicer wrote:
Always grateful that Bill plays this after Time - as it should always be! {#Music}

 
Indeed!
Wow. still blows me away after almost 40 years...
 tutakea wrote:
may be a classic... but in the first degree it´s overblown, pretentious and kitschy beyond belief.
prog at it´s worst!
 
Wrong.
may be a classic... but in the first degree it´s overblown, pretentious and kitschy beyond belief.
prog at it´s worst!
 aspicer wrote:
Always grateful that Bill plays this after Time - as it should always be! {#Music}

 
It is only proper. :)
What is consider to be a real treat is this song on a highend 5.1 system listening to dvd audio converted to flac 24bit 96 kHz  6ch it makes the hairs on you arms stand up it's total amazing high quality sound because of this I listen to Pink Floyd every day.
Always grateful that Bill plays this after Time - as it should always be! {#Music}
{#Bananapiano}{#Bananapiano}{#Bananapiano} G O D L I K E as a minimum
 oldfart48 wrote:
{#Sunny}           jhorton wrote:
Clarie Torey. Two takes. No lyrics, just told her to sing. She got the Sunday rate of about $ 65.




 
THANK THE GREAT SPRIT SHE WON HER SUIT AGAINST THE LABEL AND GOT CREDIT ( WRITING) AS WELL AS PAID, THE ENDING VOCAL SHE IMPROVISED MADE THE TUNE, FANTASTIC VOICE,  PHRASING  , & SOUL , NONE BETTER.. MAGIC ON MAGIC

 
No need to shout.
{#Sunny}           jhorton wrote:
Clarie Torey. Two takes. No lyrics, just told her to sing. She got the Sunday rate of about $ 65.




 
THANK THE GREAT SPRIT SHE WON HER SUIT AGAINST THE LABEL AND GOT CREDIT ( WRITING) AS WELL AS PAID, THE ENDING VOCAL SHE IMPROVISED MADE THE TUNE, FANTASTIC VOICE,  PHRASING  , & SOUL , NONE BETTER.. MAGIC ON MAGIC
Posted: Jun 11, 2013 - 15:01 < Reply > vaos wrote: I'll be brave and admit that I hate this album. In fact, I hate all of Pink Floyd. Go ahead, throw bricks / prisms / eggs at me. I can't say I hate his album, but at a certain point in my adolescence, and forever after, I decided the wailing woman at the end of the song was absurd. I have not been able to enjoy it since.

Id throw something, but would it make a dent?......love the wailing woman absurd comment....wonder if 'money' was the only song off this you didnt think absurd?
Clarie Torey. Two takes. No lyrics, just told her to sing. She got the Sunday rate of about $ 65.



Do NOT sing the end part like Jerry Lewis, ever.
 
Btw, Berlin 04.09 for The Wall show..and 3 years ago in Washington DC..extatic!!
Bill, I'm trying to work here....love it....keep on!
You know, when I hate something... I keep it to myself.... 
That song would be NOTHING without her whales, her pipes, her soul....