Pink Floyd is a band that changed the history of music with their unique techniques, experimental sounds, and psychedelic music. One of their most famous albums is The Dark Side of the Moon, which features iconic songs like “Money”, “Breathe (In the Air)”, “Time”, and “The Great Gig in the Sky”.
“The Great Gig in the Sky” stands out as one of the few Pink Floyd songs to feature vocals from someone outside the band. Surprisingly, none of the band members sang on the track. According to Far Out Magazine, the song originally started as an instrumental organ track created by Richard Wright. The band then added the voice of Clare Torry, who improvised her part without any lyrics. Torry recorded three improvised takes of “The Great Gig in the Sky” and was only paid £30 for her work.
Interestingly, Torry only found out that her vocals were used on the song when she bought a copy of The Dark Side of the Moon and heard it for herself. This shows how unique and unexpected the creation of the song was.
In other Pink Floyd news, there are stories about the album that Roger Waters dislikes and the song that David Gilmour couldn’t sing. These stories add to the band’s mystique and show the complexities of their music and relationships within the group.
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