Audio: Great Gig in the Sky

Finally got a clean (enough) take of this.  Arranged for piano.

Caution — LOUD in the middle.  This is raw audio, not mastered (not even slightly).

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  1. A fresh take and more admiration for Pink Floyd. Love me some piano! Thanks, BDB.

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  2. Thank you! More where that came from.
    I actually have a twenty-minute version of the whole album. Finally working to get some piano recorded.

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  3. Great job… yeah the song itself gets louder so it’s only natural.
    We have to jam sometime. I’m learning a lot of Gilmour leads on my violin… Time, Comfortably Numb… this one needs a singer, I was trying to play along but it needs an actual voice.

    Have you ever played Genesis Fifth of Firth? Great piano …and I have most of the flute and guitar parts under my fingers ( plus the awesome ‘organ’ part)

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  4. Thanks!

    Never heard (knowingly) F o F. Will try it.

    My father used to wax whatever and say that the violin is the instrument most like the human voice. He was at aloss to describe why, but he attempted it from time to time. Describing, not violin.

    At the time I was all about some synthesizer and argued that AckSHUalLY the expanded range and capablahblahblah and he wasn’t having it. He was right of course. What shapes an instrument is not its capabilities but its limitations. PoTAYto poTAHto perhaps.

    Violin does seem the right instrument for chasing Gilmour. Have you heard Poor Man’s Whiskey? Bluegrass or whatever, did a DSOTM called Dark SIde of the Moonshine, which is just stunningly good. If you’re having fun coming up with an arrangement, leave this alone for a while, so as not to cross the streams. But if you’re in carnivore mode, RUN DON’T WALK for this album. I know we spoke of it before, about two years ago.

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  5. Just listened to a couple of cuts. It is indeed excellent. However, for some odd reason I’ve never cottoned to bluegrass. To me it’s too frantic and too many unnecessary and often predictable notes. I know that’s not really fair but I feel that way about certain classical stuff too. Some is Note-y and scale-ey. As well, I like the English accent rather than the hard American accent. The ‘gravity’ of the lyrics suffers ( for me)But of course – my own sensibility. Further , I was trained in Irish trad, and bluegrass is the cousin that I never felt I could marry. Or like learning Italian and Portuguese simultaneously…But I totally understand the appeal. I love the sound of the banjo and love playing it when I can. It’s kinda the opposite of the fiddle – no sustained notes, very percussive. I went to ‘world’ folk music because I was tired of rock and blues by the 90’s. Now I’m tired of Irish ( for sure – that’s like my day job) and am back to rock and blues.
    And classical with a huge new ability to appreciate it.

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  6. And IMO you and your dad are both right. Piano is amazing and just totally different. Violin can be more expressive , but complex compositions a piano can play the music itself creates the pathos – along with the player of course. But as a ‘raw’ sound the violin is superior.It’s gotta take the same amount of training to master either instrument.

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