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After Waters left the band, Gilmour sang the lead when performing live. This song was one of several to be considered for the band's "best of" album, Echoes: The Best of Pink Floyd.
This song serves as the album's end and features a loud, repetitive melody that builds up, then ends with a very quiet outro. The bass line is a descending tetrachord. David Gilmour recorded two tracks of rhythm guitar, playing arpeggiosone in open position, and one much higher, around the tenth fret.
The quartet of female backing singers vary their parts, rising in volume, and echoing some of Roger Waters' lyrics, as the piece builds in intensity. I don't see it as a riddle. The album uses the sun and the moon as symbols; the light and Us & Them - Pink Floyd - Eclipsed dark; Hier Ist Ein Mensch - Peter Alexander - Die Peter Alexander Tournee good and the bad; the life force as opposed to the death force.
I think it's a very simple statement saying that all the good things life can offer are there for us to grasp, but that the influence of some dark force in our natures prevents us from seizing them. Us & Them - Pink Floyd - Eclipsed song addresses the listener and says that if you, the listener, are affected by that force, and if that force is a worry to you, well I feel exactly the same too.
The line 'I'll see you on the dark side of the moon' is me speaking to the Us & Them - Pink Floyd - Eclipsedsaying, 'I know you have these bad feelings and impulses because I do tooand one of the ways I can make direct contact with you is to share with you the fact that I feel bad sometimes. The doorman of Abbey Road StudiosGerry O'Driscoll, is heard speaking atanswering the question: "What is 'the dark side of the moon'? Matter of fact, it's all dark.
The only thing that makes it look light is the sun. A section of orchestral version of the Beatles song " Ticket to Ride " Another One Falls Asleep - Eternal Tears Of Sorrow - Sinners Serenade was covered by Hollyridge Strings can be heard faintly at the very end of the recording. That was unintended: the music was playing in the background at Abbey Road when Gerry O'Driscoll was being recorded.
On 10 Marchthe song was used to wake the Mars probe Opportunity. It was chosen in recognition of the transit of the Martian moon Phobos. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Pink Floyd. Archived from the original on 2 June Retrieved 17 June Collector's Guide Publishing, Inc. Ontario, Canada. Chesham: Mind Head Pub. Nick Mason. First edition, p. Retrieved 11 March Retrieved Archived from the original on The Dark Side of the Moon.