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Pink Floyd — Learning to Fly
Album: Momentary Lapse of Reason
Avg rating:
8.1

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Total ratings: 2393









Released: 1987
Length: 4:47
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Into the distance, a ribbon of black
Stretched to the point of no turning back
A flight of fancy on a wind swept field
Standing alone my senses reeled
A fatal attraction is holding me fast
How can I escape this irresistible grasp?

Can't keep my eyes from the circling sky
Tongue-tied and twisted, just an earth-bound misfit, I

Ice is forming on the tips of my wings
Unheeded warnings, I thought I thought of everything
No navigator to find my way home
Unladened, empty and turned to stone

A soul in tension that's learning to fly
Condition grounded but determined to try
Can't keep my eyes from the circling skies
Tongue-tied and twisted, just an earth-bound misfit, I

''Friction lock - set.
Mixtures - rich
Propellers - fully forward
Flaps - set - 10 degrees
Engine gauges and suction - check
Mixture set to maximum percent - recheck
Flight instruments...
Altimeters - check both
Lights - on
Pilot Heater - on
Strobes - on
Confirm 3-8-Echo ready for departure.
Hello again, this is now 129.4.
129.4. It's a go.
3-8-Echo cleared takeoff, the wind's normal at 10 knots.
3-8-Echo.
Easy on the brakes. Take it easy. It's gonna roll this time.
Just handle the power gradually, and it...''

Above the planet on a wing and a prayer,
My grubby halo, a vapor trail in the empty air,
Across the clouds I see my shadow fly
Out of the corner of my watering eye
A dream unthreatened by the morning light
Could blow this soul right through the roof of the night

There's no sensation to compare with this
Suspended animation, a state of bliss
Can't keep my mind from the circling sky
Tongue-tied and twisted, just an earth-bound misfit, I
Comments (291)add comment
{#Devil_pimp}zesty! Gilmore rocks !
 h8rhater wrote:

And skip over Wish You Were Here and Animals?!?  Heresy!

Pink Floyd's last album was Division Bell.  It, like the others before it, IS Pink Floyd. 

Roger didn't make the band Pink Floyd any more than Sid did before him.  He was just a former member that contributed greatly to previous releases.  That's it. 

It's even fair to argue that his insistence on his very specific vision in The Wall and The Final Cut (as well as in summarily firing Rick Wright) took the band further away from what Pink Floyd was than the final two actual releases by the band.  They were better off without him and he without them. 

We may have all suffered somewhat from the split, though.
 
Well stated, h8rhater....and you didn't even have to resort to calling out Rogers' "The Pros and Cons of Hitchhiking" - bravo!  (Although I'd love to hear 5:01 AM anytime on RP) - Long Live RP!!
Still a 10 They can not do wrong
 h8rhater wrote:

Credibility check:  Shine On You Crazy Diamond (parts 1 and 2), Have a Cigar, Wish You Were Here, Welcome to the Machine.  Which one of these is "skippable" to you?
 
As others pointed out I did say The Wall had the skippable tracks, and those would be In the Flesh?, One of My Turns, Vera, Bring The Boys, and everything after Waiting For the Worms. That's just going off memory and a track list. I might say different if I felt like going through the actual music and writing a report, but I don't. Not to say the album would be complete without them, but they just don't hold up to repeated listens.

Wish You Were Here on the other hand is like Dark Side of the Moon (my favorite Floyd album) where I can listen to the whole thing without feeling once like hitting skip. 
always a ten, love PF
Sonic and production quality is beyond anything done in the 80s.  Great song, but many like to dismiss it just because Roger was off somewhere ranting in his little hole.  If Roger were on this song, those distrctors would love the song.
so frigging tedious.  Please Jesus, save me from Floyd.  Especially this gem. I need a post-xmas miracle.
This is dreck. 
I like Pink Floyd so mutch!!
 jbunniii wrote:
I think my previous rating of 3 was unfair. Bumping it to 4. I'd still rather hear almost any Pink Floyd track from before this album, though, including "Seamus the Dog".

 
it's just "Seamus"
 ziggytrix wrote:

Fair enough I suppose. I can't recall the last time I sat down and listened to the whole of The Wall. And there are plenty of skippable tracks on it, unlike DSotM. 


 h8rhater wrote:
Credibility check:  Shine On You Crazy Diamond (parts 1 and 2), Have a Cigar, Wish You Were Here, Welcome to the Machine.  Which one of these is "skippable" to you?
 
As far as I recall, all of those songs are on "Wish You Were Here", not "The Wall".
 Clarentine wrote:
I haven't been able to turn away from the computer, tuned to RP, for four songs now.  Bravo, folks.  {#Clap}

 


 thewiseking wrote:
rubbish

 
Quit smelling your toes!
 Don't think I have ever heard Mike Oldfield on RP. Good call!
kingart wrote:
A good sister segue track would be Five Miles Out, a masterful Mike Oldfield track from the early '80s CD of the same name. 

 


I adore Pink Floyd, but this song sounds like they are trying hard to make a radio-friendly song, which of course Pink Floyd were never known for, and therefore not much good at. Kept the record company exec's happy no doubt.

They got the timing right with this albums release though, because by the time it came out there was a whole new generation of Floyd fans who had never seen them before, and had only just started to learn about Syd Barrett and Roger Waters.
rubbish
  ziggytrix wrote:
. . . I can't recall the last time I sat down and listened to the whole of The Wall. And there are plenty of skippable tracks on it, unlike DSotM.
 
h8rhater wrote:
Credibility check:  Shine On You Crazy Diamond (parts 1 and 2), Have a Cigar, Wish You Were Here, Welcome to the Machine.  Which one of these is "skippable" to you?
 
Um, I believe he said "The Wall".
Every time I hear this I am reminded of an interview with Richard Wright in which he said he was a huge fan of Coltrane and Mingus. It shows. RIP
 ziggytrix wrote:

Fair enough I suppose. I can't recall the last time I sat down and listened to the whole of The Wall. And there are plenty of skippable tracks on it, unlike DSotM. 

 
Credibility check:  Shine On You Crazy Diamond (parts 1 and 2), Have a Cigar, Wish You Were Here, Welcome to the Machine.  Which one of these is "skippable" to you?
 tkosh wrote:

I personally would edit that to "final album, Dark Side of the Moon..."

 
And skip over Wish You Were Here and Animals?!?  Heresy!

Pink Floyd's last album was Division Bell.  It, like the others before it, IS Pink Floyd. 

Roger didn't make the band Pink Floyd any more than Sid did before him.  He was just a former member that contributed greatly to previous releases.  That's it. 

It's even fair to argue that his insistence on his very specific vision in The Wall and The Final Cut (as well as in summarily firing Rick Wright) took the band further away from what Pink Floyd was than the final two actual releases by the band.  They were better off without him and he without them. 

We may have all suffered somewhat from the split, though.
A good sister segue track would be Five Miles Out, a masterful Mike Oldfield track from the early '80s CD of the same name. 

I've rated this track a 9, and I'm not sure if it really deserves it or not.  My concerns are:

1) I think part of my enjoyment of this tune is that I, like David Gilmour, want to learn to be a pilot, and I thoroughly enjoy hearing the actual cockpit discussions.

2) It's one of the few "dry Floyd" songs that sounds (to my ears) like the "Waters' Floyd" 

I guess that's it....Gilmour kicks ass on it like usual, so yeah, I guess I'll stick with my 9!


 tkosh wrote:

I personally would edit that to "final album, Dark Side of the Moon..."

 
Fair enough I suppose. I can't recall the last time I sat down and listened to the whole of The Wall. And there are plenty of skippable tracks on it, unlike DSotM. 
 ziggytrix wrote:

Yup yup yup. The whole was much greater than the sum of its parts.

IMO the rest of this album sucks. There was maybe one good song on The Final Cut. 

Division Bell is a little better, and some of Gilmour's solo stuff is pretty great.

But if you're giving your child an education in Floyd I wouldn't blame you if you said "and now we'll listen to Pink Floyd's final album, The Wall..." 

 
I personally would edit that to "final album, Dark Side of the Moon..."
 I'm agree

Pariah wrote:

Well put.

I would like this and the other Pink Gilmour songs a lot more if Gilmour/Mason/Wright hadn't insisted on calling themselves something that they weren't.

I never cared for much of Roger's solo work either (including The Final Cut), other than a song here and there.
 


 ajlept wrote:
9->10

 
Ditto. Gilmour is god.
 EdEastridge wrote:

I must wholeheartedly concur. Never expected that segue!

 
Agreed.  Bolero to Pink Floyd is a wonderful surprise.
I think my previous rating of 3 was unfair. Bumping it to 4. I'd still rather hear almost any Pink Floyd track from before this album, though, including "Seamus the Dog".
 ziggytrix wrote:
But if you're giving your child an education in Floyd I wouldn't blame you if you said "and now we'll listen to Pink Floyd's final album, The Wall..." 

 
That's it.
 linzbrock wrote:
Love Bolero.  Beautiful segue to the PINK!

 
Love Bolero, love Pink Floyd, but this track feels shallow, trivial and so lacking in texture after Bolero.
Floyd 126 heavy taxi to position and hold....
 
 ajlept wrote:
9->10

 
I'll join you!
9->10
 ziggytrix wrote:

Yup yup yup. The whole was much greater than the sum of its parts.

IMO the rest of this album sucks. There was maybe one good song on The Final Cut. 

Division Bell is a little better, and some of Gilmour's solo stuff is pretty great.

But if you're giving your child an education in Floyd I wouldn't blame you if you said "and now we'll listen to Pink Floyd's final album, The Wall..." 

 
Much as I've loved Floyd over the years, I have to agree with all of this.

 linzbrock wrote:
Love Bolero.  Beautiful segue to the PINK!

 
I must wholeheartedly concur. Never expected that segue!
Love Bolero.  Beautiful segue to the PINK!
tzwölf punkte fürn floyd
Interesting segue from Ravel's Bolero.  Why I keep listening. 
after "Space Oddity", i was wondering what would come next
great choice !!
thanks Bill
Great transition!  Bolero to Learning to Fly!  The reason why I love RP!  
funny PF inspired moment:

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 Pariah wrote:

Well put.

I would like this and the other Pink Gilmour songs a lot more if Gilmour/Mason/Wright hadn't insisted on calling themselves something that they weren't.

I never cared for much of Roger's solo work either (including The Final Cut), other than a song here and there.
 
Yup yup yup. The whole was much greater than the sum of its parts.

IMO the rest of this album sucks. There was maybe one good song on The Final Cut. 

Division Bell is a little better, and some of Gilmour's solo stuff is pretty great.

But if you're giving your child an education in Floyd I wouldn't blame you if you said "and now we'll listen to Pink Floyd's final album, The Wall..." 
Listening to this driving along in my Kamakiriad, what do I see ahead but a brand-new Airmobile, with a powerful motor and a hide-away wing!
 I too used to dream of flying while listening to air traffic on my radio. I'd also dream of Barbie..a girl from school who made me feel weightless when I was in her presence..a different form of flight. My heart took wings. Innocent days for sure. fredriley wrote:
Sad though it is, the pilot talk and ground traffic control exchange takes me back to when I was an aircraft spotter as a kid, standing in airport car parks with my CAM book and air band radio and wishing I were in that cockpit. Such innocent days, then the hormones starting flowing and that was that :(

 


{#Meditate}{#Good-vibes}{#Crown}{#Music}{#Daisy}{#Motor}{#Notworthy}{#Biggrin}
Bill be getting DOWN this am. 
 ScottN wrote:
 Hoosfoos wrote:
Not really Pink Floyd, but passable.
Gilmour and Waters needed each other.  This very good song could have, perhaps, been great.

 
Well put.

I would like this and the other Pink Gilmour songs a lot more if Gilmour/Mason/Wright hadn't insisted on calling themselves something that they weren't.

I never cared for much of Roger's solo work either (including The Final Cut), other than a song here and there.
I guess I am fickle. I have loved PF in most of its iterations. I have lamented some of their transformations and embraced others. The soul of Pink Floyd remains true, in all of it's formations. (One man's opinion) 
Always wondered what the 'chatter'  was in the bridge. Good lyrics on this app. 
 rotekz wrote:
As much as I love Floyd this song is a bit cheesy. If only Waters could rejoin.

 
Waters did rejoin in 2005 for their one and only reunion. Now that Wright is gone there will never be another. 
As much as I love Floyd this song is a bit cheesy. If only Waters could rejoin.
This might be played in tandem with Mike Oldfield's Five Miles Out. Hint, hint. 
Everybody in my homeless camp loves this song...
I haven't been able to turn away from the computer, tuned to RP, for four songs now.  Bravo, folks.  {#Clap}
Nobody does anything like this. Godlike.
 Hoosfoos wrote:
Not really Pink Floyd, but passable.
Gilmour and Waters needed each other.  This very good song could have, perhaps, been great.


 fredriley wrote:
Sad though it is, the pilot talk and ground traffic control exchange takes me back to when I was an aircraft spotter as a kid, standing in airport car parks with my CAM book and air band radio and wishing I were in that cockpit. Such innocent days, then the hormones starting flowing and that was that :(

 
Hilarious.  I remember parking in a friend's car as a young adolescent by the Ottawa international airport and smoking blonde Lebanese hashish.  That was before Israel destroyed that supply line to Montreal.  Darn Israelis!  {#Cool}

Unfortunately my childhood friend came from a family with psychosis in the genes.  The youngest brother eventually committed suicide.  

My friend--the oldest brother--was punished by God for mistreating the temple of his soul.  (His words, not mine.)  Despite holding two degrees--one in physics and one in music--at various times, he had trouble holding a job and would occasionally binge on cocaine, crack cocaine and other narcotics.  

 
amaze ing
Not really Pink Floyd, but passable.
Absolutely brilliant: trip down memory lane, back in my car in Zimbabwe, on the open roads and longing for civilisation. Saw these guys at Earl's Court, London and no band has ever come close. Thanks B&R (from Robyn, now living on a boat in Bath, Somerset, UK and jacking my man's account).
 Stingray wrote:
It's unexplainable to me... blah, blah, blah, blah, blah... authentic kind.

 
Pretentious, hateful, inflammatory, pointless, you know... Stingray.
Best Rock Band Evaa!
Not quite authentic Floyd. Respect Gilmore but without Waters it's not the same. Still makes me nostalgic for the 80s
 Relayer wrote:
I love Pink Floyd. ALL Pink Floyd. As a matter of fact, the vanity plate on my car is PK FLOYD.

This album is great, and shows how Gilmour was more responsible for the classic PF sound than Waters.
 
erm , I think its a bit more complicated than that.
 Rh wrote:
The last good quasi Floyd song......
 
I don't know; I like their whole catalog.  I have to admit though, when I'm in a "Pink Floyd" mood I dig into their earlier releases.  But sometimes I'm in a Division Bell or Momentary Lapse of Reason mood...


R.I.P. Storm Thorgerson.
The last good quasi Floyd song......
 shellbella wrote:

Who do you like?  I can't speak to anybody's musical tastes but my own, but are you honestly saying you think Shine on You Crazy Diamond (Stops traffic for me) or Time, or ALL/ANY of Pink Floyd's songs but the ONE you wrote about above are rubbish???  I had heard there were a few people out there like you, but I never actually believed you existed before now....


 
Well said.  {#Hungry}
haha...some of y'all don't realize how tongue, tied and twisted you already are. How can you not appreciate?? ah well.
Never much of a PF fan (don't worry, not a hater) but I always liked this song for the incredible textures and sonic palette. As I recall, it came out at a time that rock had fallen into one of its periodic comas, so this was a welcome relief.
Dreary
Huge step up from Matisyahu.  This one definitely "flies" while the previous one is at the "bottom of the ocean."
What a relief.
I am having a "progressive moment" with this set.
Still Friday night in the RP land... but over here in Oz, Saturday morning at work and the tracks keep rolling -  ho hum.... I''ll get back to some work sometime soon!  (Keep 'em coming Bill - we not really in a hurry). enjoy... :-)
incredible, just amazing album..."there's no sensation to compare to this..."
The first Compact Disc I ever purchased.  A good choice, too.  Love the album's tune "On The Turning Away", gives me chills.

I understand how people who prefer the 'complete' Floyd wish that the whole band would have stayed together....but this is still damn good.  A 9 for me.
 Relayer wrote:
I love Pink Floyd. ALL Pink Floyd. As a matter of fact, the vanity plate on my car is PK FLOYD. This album is great, and shows how Gilmour was more responsible for the classic PF sound than Waters.
 
I believe that this was the first PF album recorded on the boat too.  ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astoria_%28recording_studio%29 )
Pure perfection. Great song for driving. => 10
I love Pink Floyd. ALL Pink Floyd. As a matter of fact, the vanity plate on my car is PK FLOYD.

This album is great, and shows how Gilmour was more responsible for the classic PF sound than Waters.
 ckcotton wrote:
 Stingray wrote:
It's unexplainable to me - that any fan of good rock-music
is willing to accept this wishi-washi late-Hippy rubbish without
drive and even melody. Terrible cover as well (as most Floyd cover).
Soooo pretentious,....
Ironic you used "pretentious" in describing their work... coming from someone who is deciding what is and isn't "art".... 
 
 
No kidding.  

One of the best from the Pink Gilmore days. Good lyrics and guitar, the hallmark of Floyd, but missing the conceptual weirdness that Waters brought to the table.
 Stingray wrote:
It's unexplainable to me - that any fan of good rock-music
is willing to accept this wishi-washi late-Hippy rubbish without
drive and even melody. Terrible cover as well (as most Floyd cover).
Soooo pretentious, so lets-create-art, so hollow and vitreous.
I am stunned each time I read positive reviews. People sometimes write
"mute" when they dislike songs. And possibly do not. When
I here Floyd (with the single exception of "See Emily play") I cannot
help it, but mute RP. There are only very few other bands or songs
when I do the same (Talking Heads with 80% of their songs, are another
example). Floyd? Sorry - they are really a no-go for somebody like me
who likes "real rock" of the authentic kind.
 
Who do you like?  I can't speak to anybody's musical tastes but my own, but are you honestly saying you think Shine on You Crazy Diamond (Stops traffic for me) or Time, or ALL/ANY of Pink Floyd's songs but the ONE you wrote about above are rubbish???  I had heard there were a few people out there like you, but I never actually believed you existed before now....

 brookap wrote:
Porcupine Tree + David Bowie + Pink Floyd = sublime set
 
And now it happened again x)
 Stingray wrote:
It's unexplainable to me - that any fan of good rock-music
is willing to accept this wishi-washi late-Hippy rubbish without
drive and even melody. Terrible cover as well (as most Floyd cover).
Soooo pretentious, so lets-create-art, so hollow and vitreous.
I am stunned each time I read positive reviews. People sometimes write
"mute" when they dislike songs. And possibly do not. When
I here Floyd (with the single exception of "See Emily play") I cannot
help it, but mute RP. There are only very few other bands or songs
when I do the same (Talking Heads with 80% of their songs, are another
example). Floyd? Sorry - they are really a no-go for somebody like me
who likes "real rock" of the authentic kind.
 
Pink Floyd doesn't count as "real rock"?

You may have an argument that post Waters Floyd isn't as impressive but to discount one of the most influential ROCK Bands of any generation is ridiculous. 
Ironic you used "pretentious" in describing their work... coming from someone who is deciding what is and isn't "art".... 
 
Sad though it is, the pilot talk and ground traffic control exchange takes me back to when I was an aircraft spotter as a kid, standing in airport car parks with my CAM book and air band radio and wishing I were in that cockpit. Such innocent days, then the hormones starting flowing and that was that :(
24 YEARS???!!!!
Holy CRAP Im gettting old...

Still a great tune from 3/4 Floyd 
Love the Floyd generally, but must admit they sound different when Waters left...Floyd Lite maybe?  Haven't completely embraced post wall PF as much as their 70s stuff.
No Waters..no sparkle..cant rate as Pink Floyd cfordham wrote:
Floyd's generally a straight 10 for me and this is no exception.

I do find the album version lacks the sparkle of the live recording on Pulse, but I can forgive that.
 


It's unexplainable to me - that any fan of good rock-music
is willing to accept this wishi-washi late-Hippy rubbish without
drive and even melody. Terrible cover as well (as most Floyd cover).
Soooo pretentious, so lets-create-art, so hollow and vitreous.
I am stunned each time I read positive reviews. People sometimes write
"mute" when they dislike songs. And possibly do not. When
I here Floyd (with the single exception of "See Emily play") I cannot
help it, but mute RP. There are only very few other bands or songs
when I do the same (Talking Heads with 80% of their songs, are another
example). Floyd? Sorry - they are really a no-go for somebody like me
who likes "real rock" of the authentic kind.
I have heard this live ! Is a ten any way ! {#Nyah}
Storm Thorgerson makes great covers
Being a huge fan of PF, this one is down to 4 at the best.
Floyd's generally a straight 10 for me and this is no exception.

I do find the album version lacks the sparkle of the live recording on Pulse, but I can forgive that.
Soulless, perfunctory, corporate prattle.  Other than that, it's okay, I guess.  It's not annoying enough to make me change the station, and other people seem to like it.  There are surely worse tunes out there.


This album always felt like the band's attempt to recapture a pre-Wall aura and I've always found it hard to support what feels like artistic regression. This would have been the perfect opportunity for these guys to step outside the "comfort zone" and avoid playing it safe. I suspect their might have been an attempt to make core constituents happy. Unfortunately that just wreaks of seLling out to me.
 Tippster wrote:
A "forgery?"

Roger needs to grow up.  He was not the Alpha and Omega of that band.
 

No, he was not, but they did need him to be whole IMO.{#Yes}
Though I consider anything post Roger Waters to be Faux Floyd, this song is alright. Lacks the magic though.
Porcupine Tree + David Bowie + Pink Floyd = sublime set
 LongGoneDaddy wrote:
"a soul in tension that's learning to fly, condition grounded by determined to try"   a concise synopsis of the human condition, eh?

 

Probably summed up how Dave felt taking the helm as chief song writer and band leader for the first time too. I like the wordplay of "a soul in tension" and "a sole intention."

Dave is also an avid pilot, and the voice on the radio in the middle is Nick Mason during his first solo.


I've always been a Floyd fan (or so it seems)
But I rarely listen to anything after The Final Cut.
It just sounds a little watered down without Waters... get it?  wink wink...
Not that I think this is bad... just not great.
And I do listen to Waters solo stuff... which I like... but still not as much as the Floyd days.

last great floyd tune?
Porcupine Tree, David Bowie & Pink Floyd...this has been one awesome set of music!  Thanks, Bill.
"a soul in tension that's learning to fly, condition grounded by determined to try"   a concise synopsis of the human condition, eh?
 tommy2tone wrote:
 tpa29970 wrote:

The rumor I heard back in the '80s was that this song was about Mathias Rust and his famous flight into Red Square—which, perversely, really did further Rust's quixotic and absurd goal of ending the Cold War.  Which proved there was still a little bit of magic left in the world that protects fools.   I don't know if the rumor (about this song) is true, but I like to believe it and I'm happy to repeat it.

No, he actually wrote this about learning to fly! He is big time in to aviation - check out his wiki article and elsewhere.

 

For what it´s worth I prefer to keep the Mathias Rust foolish adventure rumor alive.
On a tune like this what can you possibly say?
 tpa29970 wrote:

The rumor I heard back in the '80s was that this song was about Mathias Rust and his famous flight into Red Square—which, perversely, really did further Rust's quixotic and absurd goal of ending the Cold War.  Which proved there was still a little bit of magic left in the world that protects fools.   I don't know if the rumor (about this song) is true, but I like to believe it and I'm happy to repeat it.

No, he actually wrote this about learning to fly! He is big time in to aviation - check out his wiki article and elsewhere.

One of my least favorite Floyd songs. Don't we hear this enough on Clear Channel stations?
 gregler wrote:
I was always wondering about the lyrics of this song.. did he really write it about flying an airplane?
 
The rumor I heard back in the '80s was that this song was about Mathias Rust and his famous flight into Red Square—which, perversely, really did further Rust's quixotic and absurd goal of ending the Cold War.  Which proved there was still a little bit of magic left in the world that protects fools.   I don't know if the rumor (about this song) is true, but I like to believe it and I'm happy to repeat it.
A "forgery?"

Roger needs to grow up.  He was not the Alpha and Omega of that band.


 floydoftherocks wrote:

this is an excellent recording. even Waters called it "a fairly accurate forgery"

i think people underrate this recording simply because Waters isn't on it. yet these same people never listen to Waters' solo work.

hmm..

 
No, I personally underrate this recording because it's so predictable. The rhythm, the choruses, they're all goin'back to Dark Side of the Moon, but so artificially. 

 nagsheadlocal wrote:
Everyone else is gone, I have the office to myself.

Earphones off, speakers turned up.

Suddenly, somehow color choices on this project seem easier to make.
 
All in shades of pink?

SWEET!
Pink Floyd - Learning to Fly
David Bowie - Space Oddity

both of these were part of my Space soundtrack I built to see Atlantis lift off with Hubble :-D 

(I made sure NOT to include any Explosions in the Sky songs, though God is an Astronaut was a definite shoe-in)

 jbunniii wrote:
These guys completely lost their edge when Roger Waters quit.  The music is boring and David Gilmour's lyrics are really bad, a problem which also plagues his solo work.
 
this is an excellent recording. even Waters called it "a fairly accurate forgery"

i think people underrate this recording simply because Waters isn't on it. yet these same people never listen to Waters' solo work.

hmm..

 nagsheadlocal wrote:
Everyone else is gone, I have the office to myself.

Earphones off, speakers turned up.

Suddenly, somehow color choices on this project seem easier to make.
 

...wall sections in my case, but yes, here too...
Everyone else is gone, I have the office to myself.

Earphones off, speakers turned up.

Suddenly, somehow color choices on this project seem easier to make.
Not my fav, but its ok!
 bam23 wrote:

Early Pink Floyd, at least through Ummagumma, falls into this zone.    {#Arrowd}
 
Right you are.... the O-zone!

These guys completely lost their edge when Roger Waters quit.  The music is boring and David Gilmour's lyrics are really bad, a problem which also plagues his solo work.
It's weird, this songs is ok and everything. Can't put my finger on it, but it is not the Floyd of old!{#No}