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gmichaelt
(45° 28' N / 73° 36' W)
Posted: Oct 24, 2017 22:49
 

 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.


clwguy
Posted: Aug 24, 2017 19:27
 

lol

westslope wrote:

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

 


westslope
(BC desert)
Posted: Jun 24, 2017 10:43
 

 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.
1000270687
Posted: May 25, 2017 0:35
 

 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!
ScottFromWyoming
(Powell)
Posted: Apr 24, 2017 11:58
 

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


boxofrain
Posted: Feb 22, 2017 7:01
 

Thanks for playing Time and The Great Gig in The Sky in order as they should be played and thus heard.....
Proclivities
(Paris of the Piedmont)
Posted: Aug 31, 2016 13:00
 

 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!"
LowPhreak
(Divided Corporate States of Neo-Feudal Murikka, Inc.)
Posted: Aug 20, 2016 11:15
 

 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.
GeorgeMWoods
Posted: Aug 20, 2016 10:55
 

What's wrong with that woman?
floydpink
Posted: May 17, 2016 18:35
 

 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
planet_lizard
(Sagittarius Dwarf Elliptical Galaxy)
Posted: Feb 11, 2016 11:17
 

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


idahoTux
Posted: Feb 11, 2016 11:16
 

 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.
torino390
(Shrewsbury, United Kingdom)
Posted: Dec 10, 2015 14:34
 

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. 
dwhayslett
(Pawleys Island, SC)
Posted: Dec 10, 2015 14:29
 

 Kaw wrote:

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

 
"Screaming"?  {#Eh}
Vicey
(Orlando, FL)
Posted: Nov 09, 2015 7:26
 

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

 


otaznick
(Czech Republic)
Posted: Oct 15, 2015 1:17
 

 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.
Kaw
(Apeldoorn (The Netherlands))
Posted: Oct 09, 2015 1:00
 

 Piranga wrote:
#1 vocal performance of all time.

 
I gave it a low rating for the screaming... {#Fight} Sorry,
bbrally
(Vancouver, BC)
Posted: Sep 07, 2015 16:12
 

Shouldn't everyone get to rate one song an eleven? One song, lifetime total.

How could it not be this one.
Piranga
(Boise, ID)
Posted: Sep 07, 2015 16:06
 

#1 vocal performance of all time.
devilboy
(Hell, OH)
Posted: Jun 05, 2015 15:43
 

 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.
devilboy
(Hell, OH)
Posted: Jun 05, 2015 15:42
 

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!
Andy_B
(Living aboard, east coast Fla.)
Posted: Mar 02, 2015 12:40
 

 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.
skooba
(The tip of Americas Wang)
Posted: Mar 02, 2015 12:37
 

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

 


Boy_Wonder
(Bath, back in the UK)
Posted: Jan 30, 2015 2:16
 

 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
jsd52756
(Acton, Ca)
Posted: Dec 29, 2014 19:23
 

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.
LowPhreak
(Divided Corporate States of Neo-Feudal Murikka, Inc.)
Posted: Dec 29, 2014 18:26
 

 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.
willmcnaught
(Eugene Oregon)
Posted: Dec 29, 2014 18:25
 

 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 


Steely_D
(Biscayne Bay, where the Cuban gentlemen sleep all day)
Posted: Dec 29, 2014 18:22
 

 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.
msymmes
(Toronto, CA)
Posted: Nov 28, 2014 12:39
 


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!

 


pcc
(Derby, UK)
Posted: Nov 28, 2014 12:36
 

Ultimate ace music 10 out of 10 'nuff said
springof63
(Christchurch, England)
Posted: Oct 28, 2014 5:49
 

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.

calispera
(Brussels)
Posted: Oct 28, 2014 5:22
 

 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.
Lazarus
(Bethany)
Posted: Sep 26, 2014 23:43
 

 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...
AbileneTexas
(Abilene, Texas)
Posted: Aug 26, 2014 18:11
 

 aspicer wrote:
Always grateful that Bill plays this after Time - as it should always be! {#Music}

 
Indeed!
scrubbrush
(Passtime Paradise)
Posted: Aug 26, 2014 18:10
 

Wow. still blows me away after almost 40 years...
On_The_Beach
(The Blue Planet)
Posted: Jul 26, 2014 17:44
 

 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.
tutakea
Posted: Jun 25, 2014 4:34
 

may be a classic... but in the first degree it´s overblown, pretentious and kitschy beyond belief.
prog at it´s worst!
Ahnyer_Keester
(Lancaster, CA)
Posted: May 24, 2014 20:29
 

 aspicer wrote:
Always grateful that Bill plays this after Time - as it should always be! {#Music}

 
It is only proper. :)
Watsy1958
Posted: May 05, 2014 19:44
 

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.
aspicer
(Chicago, IL)
Posted: Apr 23, 2014 13:21
 

Always grateful that Bill plays this after Time - as it should always be! {#Music}
Peter_Bradshaw
(Salisbury)
Posted: Feb 19, 2014 8:57
 

{#Bananapiano}{#Bananapiano}{#Bananapiano} G O D L I K E as a minimum
oldsaxon
(Wales via Vancouver, BC.)
Posted: Jan 18, 2014 11:26
 

 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.
oldfart48
(B.C.)
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 17:53
 

{#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
linzie
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 17:45
 

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?
jhorton
(Trailer Park on Cape Cod)
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 17:41
 

Clarie Torey. Two takes. No lyrics, just told her to sing. She got the Sunday rate of about $ 65.



masonpix
(Cave Creek)
Posted: Oct 15, 2013 16:42
 

Do NOT sing the end part like Jerry Lewis, ever.
 
ereme
(From a deep, dark fjord, Norway)
Posted: Aug 14, 2013 1:27
 

Btw, Berlin 04.09 for The Wall show..and 3 years ago in Washington DC..extatic!!
ereme
(From a deep, dark fjord, Norway)
Posted: Aug 14, 2013 1:24
 

Bill, I'm trying to work here....love it....keep on!
Moonflower31
(Flagstaff)
Posted: Jul 13, 2013 11:15
 

You know, when I hate something... I keep it to myself.... 
Moonflower31
(Flagstaff)
Posted: Jul 13, 2013 11:14
 

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