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Pink Floyd — A Pillow of Winds
Album: Meddle
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Released: 1971
Length: 4:59
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A cloud of eiderdown draws around me
Softening the sound
Sleepy time when I lie with my love by my side
And she's breathing low, and the candle dies

When night comes down you lock the door
The book falls to the floor
As darkness falls and waves roll by
The seasons change, the wind is warm

Now wakes the owl, now sleeps the swan
Behold a dream, the dream is gone
Green fields, a cold rain
Is falling in a golden dawn

And deep beneath the ground the early morning sounds
And I go down
Sleepy time when I lie with my love by my side
And she's breathing low
And I rise like a bird
In the haze when the first rays touch the sky
And the night winds die
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saw pink Floyd Sheffield city hall 1968 with sid barrett been a fan since
 (anonymous) wrote:


I can't help it!  This song always makes me start anticipating Fearless...  I am like one of Pavlov's dogs...


 

I know right
Listening to albums... Man
It seems like I listen mostly to playlists these days.

 
midget wrote:
tony99 wrote:
'Wish' was their last decent album, IMHO.
But 'Final Cut' was released 1983. After 'Wish'! And surely you're not suggesting 'Final Cut' is not a decent album, right?
 

No but he is suggesting that Animals isn't a decent album, FWIW.

Making fun of the Final Cut is okay, though.  It is just Roger Waters unhinged political ramblings dumped out as if they were a coda to The Wall.   Even so, no h8 intended, there is a good song or two in there somewhere.

The album did prove that Roger wasn't the be-all and end-all of Floyd and that they could move on without him.  This resulted in 2 more decent albums and some tour memories, for those of us who came of age after The Wall, to last a lifetime.
I am very selective of which PF tines I can tolerate any more after a lifetime of ovwr wxposure
Here is the Ear
 h8rhater wrote:

Flick sez:  I don't get people who don't like Pink Floyd.  It's like saying you don't like cupcakes.  They're harmless, relaxing, and enjoyable.

 
Not that it's my favourite album, but The Wall was an anthem for the fall of apartheid in South Africa, so they aren't harmless (in a good way). 
Peak Floyd!
In high school a friend of mine went to visit family in Yugoslavia and came back with this album. He didn't like it at all. So I bought it off him and my life changed forever!
Simply beautiful.  I could listen to this song on endless loop for hours.  And have.
One of their better albums. Never gets much attention. 
In 1969 Pink Floyd played a show at  a place called the sound factory in Sacramento. I didn't get to see them that.night. I couldn't come up with 3 bucks for a ticket.  I did get to see them in 1970 at the Fillmore west. Apparently i got a job.
 BobbyCat wrote:
Gosh, only thing that's missing here is a "Please Play It Again Bill" button   :)

 
Agree!
Gosh, only thing that's missing here is a "Please Play It Again Bill" button   :)
Remember going to our local cinema to watch the surfing film 'Crystal Voyager', with my mate when we were both about 12 - the whole second side of Meddle is taken up by the sublime 'Echoes', which the film played in its entirety as the only accompaniment to the best surfing footage of the film.
Really like this, and I've **gulp** never heard it before. I am in the Gilmour camp, so love the guitar and vocals on this!
 Cynaera wrote:
I must just be getting old - Pink Floyd (are people who love this band called Floydoids?) makes me smile and sigh in contentment these days.
 
I must be even older. I still think of Meddle as "the new Pink Floyd album."

Sigh.... 
 On_The_Beach wrote:

Open the jacket, turn it sideways, take a step back, and the mystery will reveal itself.

 
Thank you On_The_Beach!  I haven't owned a record in decades, so I'll see what I can find online (no hints just wtf that is eh?)
Cheers! 
Ohhh! now I see it, wikipedia had this:
The album's title Meddle is a play on words; a medal, and to interfere. Storm Thorgerson originally suggested a close-up shot of a baboon's anus for the album cover photograph. He was overruled by the band, who informed him via an inter-continental telephone call while on tour in Japan that they would rather have "an ear underwater". The cover image was photographed by Bob Dowling. The image represents an ear, underwater, collecting waves of sound (represented by ripples in the water). 
 haresfur wrote:

Agree.  IMO Meddle was the Pink Floyd pinacle before a long decline.

What was that album with the prism on it, again? {#Snooty}

 
Yep! Dark Side of the Moon is a masterpiece, but Meddle is beyond sublime.
An early glimpse of the genius of Gilmour.
Fantastic!!

So glad I hit the PSD !!
 hayduke2 wrote:
that cover art gets me tripping every time, just what the fuuuu..... is that strange assemblage of wet hairy skin-like mass?
 
Open the jacket, turn it sideways, take a step back, and the mystery will reveal itself.
that cover art gets me tripping every time, just what the fuuuu..... is that strange assemblage of wet hairy skin-like mass?
 Cynaera wrote:
I must just be getting old - Pink Floyd (are people who love this band called Floydoids?) makes me smile and sigh in contentment these days.
 

miss you so much, Cynaera...

love this song...
 
Possibly my favorite Pink Floyd album.
I'm so blissed out I think it's time for another viewing of Heavy Metal tonight to right the Universe.
 aspicer wrote:
Phew! Way to redeem yourself Bill after that horrible rendition of  "Mother"

 

Just thinking the same thing.
Phew! Way to redeem yourself Bill after that horrible rendition of  "Mother" just prior. 

Glad to see some other folks liked Meddle and thought it was one of their best.

 

FWIW, Wish You Were Here is good but Animals is excellent.

 

I would argue that Porcupine Tree has taken this genre to new heights.....    But it is all terrific contemporary music.


 haresfur wrote:

Agree.  IMO Meddle was the Pink Floyd pinacle before a long decline.

What was that album with the prism on it, again? {#Snooty}
 

I felt that way about the album with the prism, even after many listens of most all the previous albums—always stoned off my gourd, of course.  I thought then, and now, that the prism album was truly ground-breaking.  "Wish You Were Here" was a huge disappointment (to me), and I stopped following Pink Floyd—but still enjoy the old stuff from time to time.
those areN'T PILLOWWWWWSSSSS!!!!!!
 Giselle62 wrote:

I even like Saucerful of Secrets and and the very first one. Meddle is very pretty tho, isn't it?

 
Agree.  IMO Meddle was the Pink Floyd pinacle before a long decline.

What was that album with the prism on it, again? {#Snooty}
 catnip wrote:
...And then you go and eat toast with strawberry jam and black pepper on it. ...
 
Marmalade, I like Marmalade.

 Walrus_Gumbo wrote:
Hey Bill,
I dare you to play "Several species of small furry animals gathered together in a cave and grooving with a pict" off of Pink Floyd's 'Ummagumma" LP. That ought to shake up your listeners! {#Lol}
 
brilliant!
 mikeatlarge wrote:
Seriously, how many of you RP listeners would know about this early of Pink Floyd if not for RP? Pink Floyd was way ahead of their time....
 
I even like Saucerful of Secrets and and the very first one. Meddle is very pretty tho, isn't it?

Cover me always looked like a camel's face {#Smile}
Seriously, how many of you RP listeners would know about this early of Pink Floyd if not for RP? Pink Floyd was way ahead of their time....
Another great example of early Floyd
A 10 from here!!
 jagdriver wrote:
{#Music}
 
Yep, me too. Just seems like the right kind of evening for it.  A glass of wine, a loaf of bread, and Pink Floyd. *contented sigh*

 Walrus_Gumbo wrote:
Hey Bill,
I dare you to play "Several species of small furry animals gathered together in a cave and grooving with a pict" off of Pink Floyd's 'Ummagumma" LP. That ought to shake up your listeners! {#Lol}
 

yes yes yes - I love Ummaguma!
 Felix_The_Cat wrote:

{#Stop} {#Roflol}
 

I can't help it!  This song always makes me start anticipating Fearless...  I am like one of Pavlov's dogs...


I must just be getting old - Pink Floyd (are people who love this band called Floydoids?) makes me smile and sigh in contentment these days.
 romeotuma wrote:


Great song...  love it...  I be salivating now...


 
{#Stop} {#Roflol}


Great song...  love it...  I be salivating now...




This is a great song, and on the album, it is the song before one of my all-time favorite songs—  Fearless...  so I am conditioned by this song to salivate in anticipation like Pavlov's dog...


Hey Bill,
I dare you to play "Several species of small furry animals gathered together in a cave and grooving with a pict" off of Pink Floyd's 'Ummagumma" LP. That ought to shake up your listeners! {#Lol}


done me right these last two.
whats next?

Gil-MORE!!  MORE!!
 bobcat1963 wrote:
just when i thought 'it sounds just as boring as Pink floyd' i realised it was pink floyd....

i'm so glad punk + new wave came along in 1978!

 
Flick sez:  I don't get people who don't like Pink Floyd.  It's like saying you don't like cupcakes.  They're harmless, relaxing, and enjoyable.

{#Music}
 mandolin wrote:
...yeah, i hear ya...
 

Now listen here you guys...
 On_The_Beach wrote:
It's kind of "eerie", isn't it?  ; )
  ...yeah, i hear ya...
 Stefen wrote:
What's the photo on the album cover?
 
It's kind of "eerie", isn't it?  ; )


Almost fell out of my guitar!
You MMMMake me happy!!!
{#Mrgreen}


soooo smooooth...  loooove it...


just when i thought 'it sounds just as boring as Pink floyd' i realised it was pink floyd....

i'm so glad punk + new wave came along in 1978!

 Stefen wrote:
What's the photo on the album cover?

It's a photograph of a smiling lemur with a big black eye blowing spit and snot bubbles.
 catnip wrote:
{snip} and try and get your act together for what seems like an eternity of Echoes. 
 
I finally edited that track a couple of years ago so I could actually listen to it. The asylum banshee screams were too much then and now. When the track appeared on the Echoes CD compilation, it was as if the producer and I had had a little discussion prior to its release.

Yeah, and it sure is nice not to have to flip over the LP anymore, to be sure. Better yet is the advent of MP3 players stuffed with ~40GB of tracks, all of which you already know you enjoy, cuz YOU picked 'em!

(As for your taste in culinary arts, have you ever tried jalapeño jelly on a glazed donut?)
What's the photo on the album cover?


Its years ago i heared this song , because i gave the lp to a friend. So thanks Bill for playing PF.

> classics remain relevant. that's my definition of a classic. and so is this!

I agree. Very good definition.

Greetings, Karl

Please once more Pink Floyd.
How abouat "Wish You Were Here"?
If you don't like, please play the group "Sweet".

Like this DJ, playing songs like a boy!
Guess, the DJ is about 60 years old.
Maybe he never grows old.

Forgive my englisch!

Greetings, Karl
 catnip wrote:
So, you chill out to this after getting One Of These Days out of your system, you know you have Fearless just around the corner, then a couple of bits of fluff, and after, just as it all really kicks in (or you roll another number), it's time to struggle to turn the LP over and try and get your act together for what seems like an eternity of Echoes.

And then you go and eat toast with strawberry jam and black pepper on it.

Several times.

Praise be the LP and dubious smokables...
 

BBQ potato chips dipped in melted chocolate icecream.....{#Chillpill} {#Cheesygrin}
zzzzzzzzz
 lingchih wrote:
This album and Obscured by Clouds are about the only Pink Floyd I listen to anymore, though I'm still a fan of their more popular stuff. Both of these are incredible albums, though Meddle is the best.

 
Both excellent albums but Animals still is my favorite.

Thanks for the reminder. I've been meaning to buy this album for a while. I can't wait to hear Fearless again.

...a beatiful ear! of my favourite floyd album.





This song is fantastic for the ears...


 More_Cowbell wrote:
Close...it's an ear.
 
I used to think it looked like the face of an albino monkey (if there is such a thing), then somebody turned it sideways . . .

Wow Floyd that isn't depressing!! {#Good-vibes}  Too bad about the album cover.

This album and Obscured by Clouds are about the only Pink Floyd I listen to anymore, though I'm still a fan of their more popular stuff. Both of these are incredible albums, though Meddle is the best.

 ericg wrote:
Every time I hear this I remember how much I appreciate Pink Floyd
 
    David "The Voice of Pink Floyd" Gilmour.



This is a great song... and the song that follows it on the album (Fearless) is one of my all-time favorite songs...  I have this original album...


Every time I hear this I remember how much I appreciate Pink Floyd
This is a beautiful dreamscape of a song. Every time I hear it I'm taken to a languid summer afternoon.
 buckeyes wrote:
Is this the only complete album on RP?
 
 Nope.


love it love it love it

thank you bill

classics remain relevant. that's my definition of a classic. and so is this! 

creepy-good, dreamy 
I always thought it was a nose. Upside-down, teh eye is in the lower left.
 horstman wrote:
The album cover looks like Joel Murray (the sculptor's) nose. And I ain't talkin bout the one on his face!

Still have my ceramic nose pipe that is all things Woody Allen. If you're out there, I still think of you old college roommate!
 
Close...it's an ear.

{#Sunny} {#Clap}
The album cover looks like Joel Murray (the sculptor's) nose. And I ain't talkin bout the one on his face!

Still have my ceramic nose pipe that is all things Woody Allen. If you're out there, I still think of you old college roommate!
So, you chill out to this after getting One Of These Days out of your system, you know you have Fearless just around the corner, then a couple of bits of fluff, and after, just as it all really kicks in (or you roll another number), it's time to struggle to turn the LP over and try and get your act together for what seems like an eternity of Echoes. And then you go and eat toast with strawberry jam and black pepper on it. Several times. Praise be the LP and dubious smokables...
ThePoose wrote:
I am a dentist, and I resemble that remark! (I'm laughing, and it's a gas!)
perfect, nothing augments root canal like Pink Floyd
Is this the only complete album on RP?
thewiseking wrote:
aural novocaine
I am a dentist, and I resemble that remark! (I'm laughing, and it's a gas!)
The Shins owe a debt to PF.
aural novocaine
Parts of this godlike album were used on one of the better surf-flicks ever made, Crystal Voyager. "Echoes" was used to score the self-filmed tube riding exploits of the pioneering, visionary surfer/photographer/designer George Greenough.
liked that transition from Dandy Warholds Godless into this.. :clap:
pianocomposer wrote:
Most bands would be proud to put out The Final Cut
sad commentary on the state of "most bands" if that's true... The Final Cut was just awful, IMO. 'Final Straw' would have been a more apt name.
It amazes me to hear all the beautiful parts to this song seamlessly layered on top of one another. Just beautiful!
floydian wrote:
Meddle is one of my favorite Pink Floyd albums, and one that does not get enough airplay. (Thanks for playing it Bill...) Echoes especially is a true masterpiece. If you haven't seen their performance of Echoes on "Pink Floyd - Live at Pompeii", you are missing something great. "Cloudless everyday you fall upon my waking eyes inviting and inciting me to rise And through the window in the wall Come streaming in on sunlight wings A million bright ambassadors of morning"
I saw this in jan 08. Its no wonder syd barrett freaked out. oh man, david gilmour and roger waters were constantly mind-f'ng. it was freaking me out and i wasn't even trippin'.
halfgazo wrote:
This song always reminds me of when I was dating my wife. I was lucky my mistress never caught us.
So were your wife and me. :roflol: :roflol: :roflol: :roflol: "Hanging on in quiet desperation is the English way" Pink Floyd --> A strata of the atmosphere.
:daisy: Simply Unparallelled :daisy:
Meddle is one of my favorite Pink Floyd albums, and one that does not get enough airplay. (Thanks for playing it Bill...) Echoes especially is a true masterpiece. If you haven't seen their performance of Echoes on "Pink Floyd - Live at Pompeii", you are missing something great. "Cloudless everyday you fall upon my waking eyes inviting and inciting me to rise And through the window in the wall Come streaming in on sunlight wings A million bright ambassadors of morning"
silverghost57 wrote:
One of the best musical albums ever written.Either you get PF or you just aren't of this earth
Do agree but is it not the other way around? :dance: merry xmas.
What a great way to start my saturday....
Probably my favorite Pink Floyd album....
aronson wrote:
I was in the kitchen. Seamus (that's the dog) was outside... :bounce:
I played that on a local FM station at about 4 am once and got calls until my shift was over from people who sleep with radios on. :lol:
just mind-blowing, I can't think of any other words
One of the best musical albums ever written.Either you get PF or you just aren't of this earth
tony99 wrote:
'Wish' was their last decent album, IMHO.
Decent? I think ALL of PFs albums rate at least decent, even the stuff in the 90s. Wish was their last GREAT album. Come on...get some perspective. Most bands would be proud to put out The Final Cut or any of that later crap...it was only bad by the standards of their previous work. A LOT of people dis the wall because there was a commercial hit on it, but it was a stellar and accessible concept album that created one of the most amazing concert venues of all time (where they played behind the wall and knocked it down at the end). PF is a great band and people who don't like their recent work are being too persnickity.
I was 14 when i bought it. That was the first i get! i'll never regret.
I like Pink Floyd, but this is a snoozer. Seriously, it's making me tired. Just a bit too mellow for my tastes.
:daisy:
This song just oozes psychedelic bliss...truly hypnotic, transcendent, gorgeous music. 10!!!
I was in the kitchen. Seamus (that's the dog) was outside... :bounce:
The Pink Floyd song was a nice change. I haven't heard that for some time and it put me in good mood. Then to follow with an good REM some was perfect.
Yes, yes, yes = 9 :bounce:
:notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy:
It's always nice to hear this one, so oft-overlooked even by PF fans. Pink Floyd at its English pastoral best, similar to moments on Atom Heart Mother. It's certainly not the strongest track on Meddle -- the magnificent "Echoes," as well as "One of These Days" and "Fearless" (also oft-overlooked) are all better -- but it shows that Floyd was far more than "just" Dark Side, WYWH, and The Wall. They were constantly experimenting, and the diversity of their sounds, particularly early on, reflect that. Even "Seamus" and "St. Tropez," two fairly weak efforts, reflect well on them.
Mirak wrote:
so boring !!!
You must not be listening.
so boring !!!
sweet! never hear this anywhere. :daisy:
ed wrote:
I once played Seamus at about four in the morning when I did the midnight shift at a local radio station. It took about an hour and a half for the complaint calls to quit coming in. Seems alot of people sleep with their radio on and that song is an eyeopener. :roflol:
Thats a funny story :)
calray wrote:
You think "Seamus" is a better track than this? A Pillow of Winds is brilliant. You are not.
I once played Seamus at about four in the morning when I did the midnight shift at a local radio station. It took about an hour and a half for the complaint calls to quit coming in. Seems alot of people sleep with their radio on and that song is an eyeopener. :roflol:
calray wrote:
You think "Seamus" is a better track than this? A Pillow of Winds is brilliant. You are not.
Glad to see tolerance is alive and well in 2007 - Happy New Year, everybody!!