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Pink Floyd — Marooned
Album: Division Bell
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8.2

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Total ratings: 1381









Released: 1994
Length: 5:15
Plays (last 30 days): 1
(Instrumental)
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Got a new laptop at work.  Listened to this about 45 minutes ago on my old PC.  Then it came time to swap the old PC out of the docking station and move in the new one.  To my delight it started up with Gilmour's glorious guitar work.    
 sfyi2001 wrote:
Song ended and I went to rate it a 6.
Got to the ratings, and learned it was Pink Floyd.
Saw the ratings it has received and laughed !
Gave it a 5. 
For balance.
You're welcome {#Laughing}

 
How about we bone you up the ass for being a &^%%$&#
this is how god sounds.

probably the finest guitar player ever - makes all the shredders and  posing speed-kings wince and burn their instruments....
This whole album is good and plays well as a whole like their others.  Rock stations at the time were over the moon to have something new and good to play.   Kind of the last hurrah of album rock.   Saw this concert tour as well.   
Interesting....the previous three comments refer to Love Making, Porn and solo's going on-and-on, forever.....nice!  I'll give it a 9!  Long Live RP!!
This was my favourite album to get some serious lovemaking done to in the 90's
Pure pornography -  Cambridge edition!
 PurplePrincess wrote:
A 10 from me for the guitar solo alone, could go on forever and I would be happy.

 
Indeed!
 kingart wrote:
One of my candidates for superlative cover art. 

 
I miss the old LP album covers that were large enough to make cover art a worthwhile endeavor. CD covers are like a postage stamp in comparison.
A 10 from me for the guitar solo alone, could go on forever and I would be happy.
Very nice segue from Bird Song Rising.
 sfyi2001 wrote:
Song ended and I went to rate it a 6.
Got to the ratings, and learned it was Pink Floyd.
Saw the ratings it has received and laughed !
Gave it a 5. 
For balance.
You're welcome {#Laughing}


 
We will assign you a 1 for not recognizing David Gilmour's guitar.  

You're welcome  {#Cheesygrin}
Song ended and I went to rate it a 6.
Got to the ratings, and learned it was Pink Floyd.
Saw the ratings it has received and laughed !
Gave it a 5. 
For balance.
You're welcome {#Laughing}

One of my candidates for superlative cover art. 
Ah, a nice track from one of Jeff Becks more recent alb......uh, wait a sec...never mind. Next thing ya know it'll be followed by Porcupine Tree.           Doh!
its alright, but sounds more like a demo than a finished floyd tune. 
This needs definately MORE playing{#Exclaim}
No other guitar ever gets better treatment than the magic touches of mister G.
This song, i bet, gets every listener, not matter what he/she is doing, to a pause - something this world is in need of
 
One of my favourite Floyd tunes.From the guitar god.
 Delawhere wrote:
Bird Song Rising -> Marooned. Love you guys! {#Notworthy}

 
Yeah 
Bird Song Rising -> Marooned. Love you guys! {#Notworthy}
Woah, that's a deep cut. Judging by the average rating, you chose well, pulling a wonderfully ethereal song from an otherwise so-so post glory days album. 
The undisputed master of guitar tone.
I love this song .
Sometimes, even though I know all his songs by heart, David Gilmour's distinctive guitar can excite all my synapses in yet a new way!
ölff Punkte - Gruß an de Hockenheim
 Relayer wrote:
....... Soundscapey, instrumental, slower pace.  Fine with me, I'll take it.

 
Me too.
 Dazzerb wrote:
thank goodness for the PSD button.

 
I was thinking along the same lines, although I was thanking The Creator of All Things for letting me be born as a human being during the time in which Pink Floyd walked this incredible planet. Everything you hear you owe to them, so bow down.
thank goodness for the PSD button.
Got the house shaking with this at the moment......I'm sure the neighbours think that Dave Gilmour is doing an impromptu concert in my back garden :)
I suspect that this is what the new Pink Floyd Endless River album (never thought I would type those words again) will sound like.  Soundscapey, instrumental, slower pace.  Fine with me, I'll take it.
For those that do like this, search youtube for the clip - Pink Floyd - Marooned (Official Video), turn out the lights and turn up the sound.

All part of the upcoming 20th anniversary release of The Division Bell and the various box set offerings. 
Totally not boring, a 10 min. guitar solo........
 JustJeff wrote:

What happened to Cynaera?



 
https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/elkodaily/obituary.aspx?n=ann-lucas-stepp&pid=156470402

There are ten pages of comments on the forum under the heading "Sayonara Cynaera".

I managed to contact her brother James to let him know how much the RP community thought of his sister and he has posted a comment on page 1

R.I.P. Ann {#Sunny}
 HoundDog wrote:
I remember John Peel (beloved be he) saying after he played this for the first time. "I've always liked that guitar solo. Nice to hear they're still using it."

 
Ouch!
 sportskid wrote:
Moody & soulful. The great Gilmour reaching back & sounding much like Shine On U Crazy Diamond

 
I find as well that the two are siblings.




I remember John Peel (beloved be he) saying after he played this for the first time. "I've always liked that guitar solo. Nice to hear they're still using it."
I have this album on CD.  Always liked it, but never loaded it on to my computer or iPod.  Going to have to do that soon and get it back into the rotation.
 ppopp wrote:
Neil Young, followed by Tori Amos, followed by Pink Floyd. Bliss. I love Radioparadise.

 
Same set today and I am glad for it!
Neil Young, followed by Tori Amos, followed by Pink Floyd. Bliss. I love Radioparadise.
 mandolin wrote:

...sadly, since this post, it's grown much worse - i can't speak for college station in particular, but the extant music retailers i've visited within the past year have cut their compact disc stock back to perhaps two twelve-foot shelves...

...i don't even think any music listeners are left to notice...


 

as long as vynal exists there will be sound.
 BibKiller wrote:
i cant help but to picture some emotional movie seen with chuck noris having a heart breaking moment, punching a punching bag and doing splits between two chairs. WEAKEST floyd song ever!!!!! HATED IT!!!!!

 
That is kinda where my mind went too.....and I couldn't get the word schlock out of my head.
 Lazarus wrote:


miss you so much, Cynaera...

love this song...


 
What happened to Cynaera?


 Cynaera wrote:

This post is why I love music so much - there are so many ways to screw up a song, or make it exquisite. Thank you for this "behind-the-scenes" information, mamerjamer.  Definitely need to re-acquire this on CD so I can re-listen to the songs with this new information.

Gawd, I love RadioParadise. {#Sunny}
 

miss you so much, Cynaera...

love this song...

 Dewed wrote:
Division Bell is probably my favorite Floyd album
 

I'll have to give it a good listen one of these days... i'm such a Waters-purest that i've never given anything past "A Momentary Lapse..." a fair shake.
Didn't they get a Grammy for this?
I was big into PF when this was released, but poo-poo'd this album because Waters wasn't involved.  Apparently I made a mistake.  
This album came out at a particularly low point of my life, so all my memories of it aren't stellar, but it, and I, endure, and that buoys me.
Division Bell is probably my favorite Floyd album
i cant help but to picture some emotional movie seen with chuck noris having a heart breaking moment, punching a punching bag and doing splits between two chairs. WEAKEST floyd song ever!!!!! HATED IT!!!!!
I really hope that guy that hated vocals (see comments a few songs back)  is still listening....
 Imkirok wrote:

I've always thought that Pink Floyd proved the theory that the whole can be greater than the sum of the parts.

 



+1
His guitar solo's always seem to tell some sort of story. His playing exerts feeling and emotion. Absolutely amazing.
Fabulous!
SOLID 12
Moody & soulful. The great Gilmour reaching back & sounding much like Shine On U Crazy Diamond
 drsteevo wrote:
This album was in my car stereo quite a bit during my first solo summer trip.  I drove out to the Grand Canyon to see it for the first time, this CD provided great mood music for the drive from Flagstaff to the rim.
 
I'm gonna listen to this album in my car for sure! ;-)
This album was in my car stereo quite a bit during my first solo summer trip.  I drove out to the Grand Canyon to see it for the first time, this CD provided great mood music for the drive from Flagstaff to the rim.

 WonderLizard wrote:

A few years ago when Ringo was recording Ringorama, he invited Gilmour over to play lead on one song. Gilmour listened a few times and laid down a lead. Then he laid down three more. As Gilmour was leaving, Ringo said, "They're all so good, I don't know which one to use." Gilmour responded, "Why don't you use 'em all?" He'd laid down a lead in perfect four-part harmony, which is what you hear on the album. Amazing.

 
Oooh, I wanna hear that.

 Relayer wrote:
Great piece of music.

And yes, Waters may have written the bulk of the PF catalog, but it is very obvious that Gilmour was responsible for the "Pink Floyd Sound."
 
I've always thought that Pink Floyd proved the theory that the whole can be greater than the sum of the parts.

So I'm just reading some notes from the last tune, when I hear the guitar signaling the beginning of the next song, and I don't have to look to know it's gotta be DG!!!

SO F'ING GOOD!!!!


 Rozsa wrote:
One of those melodies where the guitar carries the soul of the person playing it.
 
Gilmour had many of those.

One of those melodies where the guitar carries the soul of the person playing it.
By all that's good and holy...  this song just screams for a toke and a cool summer breeze...

I know that there are people out there that don't like Pink Floyd, just like I know that there are people out there that think the world is flat...  Logically I get that, but I'll NEVER understand it.

marooned? i suppose you could say we are all left marooned by this tedious snoozefest.
 mamerjamer wrote:
In this particular song, the lead guitar is enhanced by the use of a Whammy Pedal, which kicks the note up an octave (or swept anywhere in-between) with a foot pedal, much like a Wah Pedal.  A Whammy Pedal can be a really cheesy effect, but David Gilmour shows its proper use in this song - adding those octave sweeps only occasionally, playing at the upper octave then sweeping back down to the normal guitar.  It's not the sweeping up and down that is the highlight (as in said cheesy use of the pedal), but rather the creative use of the access to the upper octave.  Good stuff.

 
This post is why I love music so much - there are so many ways to screw up a song, or make it exquisite. Thank you for this "behind-the-scenes" information, mamerjamer.  Definitely need to re-acquire this on CD so I can re-listen to the songs with this new information.

Gawd, I love RadioParadise. {#Sunny}
 Grand_Admiral wrote:
The only places to buy CDs here now are Hastings, Best Buy, or Target .  Good luck finding some quality sustenance in my neck of the sands anymore.{#Cry}
 
...sadly, since this post, it's grown much worse - i can't speak for college station in particular, but the extant music retailers i've visited within the past year have cut their compact disc stock back to perhaps two twelve-foot shelves...

...i don't even think any music listeners are left to notice...

I had this on CD. CD went away. I don't have this music anymore, but that's going to change. This is a really good set of music, worth re-acquiring.{#Sunny}
In this particular song, the lead guitar is enhanced by the use of a Whammy Pedal, which kicks the note up an octave (or swept anywhere in-between) with a foot pedal, much like a Wah Pedal.  A Whammy Pedal can be a really cheesy effect, but David Gilmour shows its proper use in this song - adding those octave sweeps only occasionally, playing at the upper octave then sweeping back down to the normal guitar.  It's not the sweeping up and down that is the highlight (as in said cheesy use of the pedal), but rather the creative use of the access to the upper octave.  Good stuff.

Just finishing up Rob Chapman's book "A Very Irregular Head, The Life Story of Syd Barrett".

A fascinating and heartbreaking story. 
A Floyd fan, and can't remember hearing this one b4......I like it, I like it ALOT..
 WonderLizard wrote:

A few years ago when Ringo was recording Ringorama, he invited Gilmour over to play lead on one song. Gilmour listened a few times and laid down a lead. Then he laid down three more. As Gilmour was leaving, Ringo said, "They're all so good, I don't know which one to use." Gilmour responded, "Why don't you use 'em all?" He'd laid down a lead in perfect four-part harmony, which is what you hear on the album. Amazing.

 
That's a great story that I would truly hate to see ruined by over-verification.

 EssexTex wrote:
Dave's great...he plays with grace and a seeming lack of effort...like he's gently trimming a bonsai tree.
 
A few years ago when Ringo was recording Ringorama, he invited Gilmour over to play lead on one song. Gilmour listened a few times and laid down a lead. Then he laid down three more. As Gilmour was leaving, Ringo said, "They're all so good, I don't know which one to use." Gilmour responded, "Why don't you use 'em all?" He'd laid down a lead in perfect four-part harmony, which is what you hear on the album. Amazing.

 Grand_Admiral wrote:

The only places to buy CDs here now are Hastings, Best Buy, or Target .  Good luck finding some quality sustenance in my neck of the sands anymore.{#Cry}
 
If I can't find a CD at my local Best Buy or Target, I go to www.CDUniverse.com

They have always had what I wanted.

 DaveInVA wrote:

I second the Beyerdynamics, I have the Beyerdynamics DT-770 and love them for listening to MP3 quality stuff. For higher end listening I use Stax Omega Electrostatic Headphones...

Just love this 'Royd tune btw...
 
Bose over the ear noise cancelling headphones.  Add Radio Paradise and life is good.
Met David Gilmour & a friend on the Port Jefferson ferry - about 15 years ago.  Last crossing of the evening for the ferry - only the three of us and the bartender in the bar.  AMAZING conversation for that hour or so.  We felt like old friends.  Stunning night.
...this morning, seriously?..i think i'll just leave my job, not even bother quitting, and go find a leaf-strewn gully somewhere to sink down in and mope...
 floydoftherocks wrote:
beyerdynamic 880s. you heard it here.. generally best to buy high-end headphones from a co. that only makes high-end headphones..

 
jagdriver wrote:

Sennheisers it is. My affordable, fold-up HD 280 Pros have been providing much office enjoyment these past five years.
 
 
I second the Beyerdynamics, I have the Beyerdynamics DT-770 and love them for listening to MP3 quality stuff. For higher end listening I use Stax Omega Electrostatic Headphones...

Just love this 'Royd tune btw...


Oh, man- I really love this record. It was released while I was hitchhiking in New Zealand for a couple of month and the music is now for me for ever connected with the undecribable beauty of this god blessed country.
 ask wrote:
This is why I spent all my lunch money on Bose headphones.  {#Notworthy}

 


beyerdynamic 880s. you heard it here.. generally best to buy high-end headphones from a co. that only makes high-end headphones..

 
jagdriver wrote:

Sennheisers it is. My affordable, fold-up HD 280 Pros have been providing much office enjoyment these past five years.
 


 EssexTex wrote:
Dave's great...he plays with grace and a seeming lack of effort...like he's gently trimming a bonsai tree.
 

Not completely with you there...

He surely has some great control over his guitar but to me it doesn't look that way. He's pretty rough on his guitar as if it'll break any second, gentle's not exactly the word that comes to mind... {#Think}

But a great player nonetheless....
 Relayer wrote:
Great piece of music.

And yes, Waters may have written the bulk of the PF catalog, but it is very obvious that Gilmour was responsible for the "Pink Floyd Sound."
 
There were many battles during The Wall days, DG insisting that songs must at least have a melody. If not for him, later PF tracks might consist of a bunch of angst-driven screaming that in no way could ever be hummed. Couple David's sense of tunesmithing with his great vocal style—nevermind his instantly-identifiable trademark guitar playing—and that's what made the PF sound as great as it is.

Dave's great...he plays with grace and a seeming lack of effort...like he's gently trimming a bonsai tree.
 nagsheadlocal wrote:

Indeed. Sennheisers for me but to each his own. Other than my donation to RP, investing in quality headphones has made life in office land quite bearable.

 
Sennheisers it is. My affordable, fold-up HD 280 Pros have been providing much office enjoyment these past five years.


 mandolin wrote:
...there used to be this great record store in college station called marooned...it predated the division bell, but it was a great store nonetheless, an oasis of lucidity in a vast cultural desert...
 
The only places to buy CDs here now are Hastings, Best Buy, or Target .  Good luck finding some quality sustenance in my neck of the sands anymore.{#Cry}
Like two whales in love singing across the ocean.

{#Daisy}
Over what, 35 years or so, you're not going to find many deeper music catalogs than Floyd's.
This reminds me that my old band mates are back...Back From The Dead. Released June 16th.

Spinal Tap
 ask wrote:
This is why I spent all my lunch money on Bose headphones.  {#Notworthy}

 
Indeed. Sennheisers for me but to each his own. Other than my donation to RP, investing in quality headphones has made life in office land quite bearable.

Great to hear this...great seque from Pearl Jam's Black.....

Edit: Nov23: This album was amazing cover to cover.....another thanks for lightening up my morning..
ahhhhh  thank you thank you thank you.
 Relayer wrote:
Great piece of music.

And yes, Waters may have written the bulk of the PF catalog, but it is very obvious that Gilmour was responsible for the "Pink Floyd Sound."
 
Gilmour and Waters both had/have distinctive sounds, which on their own become sort of tedious, but together they work very well.

 Relayer wrote:
Great piece of music.

And yes, Waters may have written the bulk of the PF catalog, but it is very obvious that Gilmour was responsible for the "Pink Floyd Sound."
 
agreed.

This is why I spent all my lunch money on Bose headphones.  {#Notworthy}

Haven't heard this in quite a while. Great guitar work. This used to be one of my favorite songs to put on for "falling asleep" music at bedtime. It would take me away nicely.
 pigs wrote:

Hmm, he said the same thing today.  Anyway, I won't wade into the debate on whether the music is better or worse without Roger, but I don't think you should be able to call it "Pink Floyd".  Roger co-founded the group for f's sake.

 
...along with Rick Wright & Nick Mason...so, by your logic they got to use the name 2:1...{#Rolleyes}

 holborne wrote:
God, shut up Shut Up SHUT UP!!!!!
 

Oh don't tell me someone was talking while that was playing... tell them to shut the &^%$ up!!!
Great piece of music.

And yes, Waters may have written the bulk of the PF catalog, but it is very obvious that Gilmour was responsible for the "Pink Floyd Sound."
I have ALL of floyd's albums except this... hey ho, hey ho... it's off to amazon we go
God, shut up Shut Up SHUT UP!!!!!
But...but...I want to hear about someone's father being killed in the war, leaving their son alone and perpetually confused.

I guess I'll just have to imagine it while I enjoy the guitar solo. 
 forge wrote:
Gilmour is a god. One of the cool blue or grey ones with like, six or eight arms. And big fangs.
 


Gilmour is a god. One of the cool blue or grey ones with like, six or eight arms. And big fangs.


...there used to be this great record store in college station called marooned...it predated the division bell, but it was a great store nonetheless, an oasis of lucidity in a vast cultural desert...
 master_betty wrote:
One of the best instrumental songs ever.


 





I believe it won a Grammy.
I can't help it - every time I hear Pink Floyd I start reaching for a certain blue ceramic water-filled device I had back in the day. But I'm at work and that ceramic device was buried on the beach the day my daughter was born because I needed to grow up.

But I can still listen to Floyd . . .
clever segue to go from a maroon coloured album to a song called marooned
 p2h2d2 wrote:


I think it had to do with Wierd Scenes from Inside the Gold Mine...no wait...that was Jim...
 

HEHE. I had a good idea of what the album's story was, but since then I have forgot. Need a refresher.

paloeguevo wrote:
This is what a 10 sounds like.
Now lets hear all the post Roger Waters Pink Floyd era haters
talk...



I can't ... because Gilmour didn't try to write any lyrics for this song. If he had I'd have plenty to say. As it is I give it a 10 as well. This is what post-Waters floyd is best at.

 TexasAggies wrote:
Hey Bill, not a big deal but The Division Bell was the second post-Waters album, after A Momentary Lapse of Reason in 1987. Even though admittedly that album was more "David Gilmour and friends" than Pink Floyd.

 
Hmm, he said the same thing today.  Anyway, I won't wade into the debate on whether the music is better or worse without Roger, but I don't think you should be able to call it "Pink Floyd".  Roger co-founded the group for f's sake.

 renegade_X wrote:
I do not care what anyone says, Division Bell was Pink Floyd's best work!!!!!!!!! Roger Waters would have only dragged this one down. This song is great as are all the tracks on this Album. The album art and songs go hand in hand to tell a story. Anyone here know what that is?

 

I think it had to do with Wierd Scenes from Inside the Gold Mine...no wait...that was Jim...
tovarisch wrote:
Most of us who prefer the "Roger Waters PF era" have never complained about an extended David Gilmour solo...


Isn't that the truth.

Then again, most of the earlier David Gilmour solos were laid over mostly-Waters compositions.  It's a testament to the sheer musicianship of David Gilmour that the post-Waters PF could more than stand on its own, both in composition and in execution.

9.

 Excelsior wrote:
Absolutely.

 

Absolutely a ten!!  Love this whole cd.
I'm DAVID GILMOUR—-lookit lookit me!! LIsten to me!! I can play the guitar!!!! And I will—for as long as I WANT!!

Last Best  from PF.
I do not care what anyone says, Division Bell was Pink Floyd's best work!!!!!!!!! Roger Waters would have only dragged this one down. This song is great as are all the tracks on this Album. The album art and songs go hand in hand to tell a story. Anyone here know what that is?
chix wrote:
10

Absolutely.


paloeguevo wrote:
This is what a 10 sounds like. Now lets hear all the post Roger Waters Pink Floyd era haters talk...
Most of us who prefer the "Roger Waters PF era" have never complained about an extended David Gilmour solo...