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Pink Floyd - "Sorrow " PULSE Remastered 2019

Pink Floyd concert video taken from the 20 October 1994 concert at Earls Court, London, England in The Division Bell Tour. It was originally released on VHS and Laserdisc in 1995.

David Gilmour – guitar, vocals

Nick Mason – drums, percussion, vocal phrase (recording)

Rick Wright – Hammond organ, synthesiser

Guy Pratt – bass guitar

Gary Wallis – percussion, extra drums on Pulse

Tim Renwick – rhythm guitar

Jon Carin – synthesiser,

must not forget the ladies backing up Floyd !

Sam Brown – backing vocals

Durga McBroom – backing vocals,

Claudia Fontaine – backing vocals

"Sorrow" Written by singer and guitarist David Gilmour, it is the closing track on their thirteenth studio album, A Momentary Lapse of Reason, released in 1987

Drummer Nick Mason has since stated that the song was almost entirely written by David Gilmour alone over the space of one weekend on his houseboat Astoria. When he returned from the weekend, only "some spit and polish", according to Mason, was needed. Gilmour has also mentioned that the solo at the end of "Sorrow" was done on the boat, his guitar going through a small Gallien-Krueger amplifier.

Sorrow was a poem I'd written as a lyric before I wrote music to it, which is rare for me.

— David Gilmour


The sweet smell of a great sorrow lies over the land

Plumes of smoke rise and merge into the leaden sky

A man lies and dreams of green fields and rivers

But awakes to a morning with no reason for waking

He's haunted by the memory of a lost paradise

In his youth or a dream, he can't be precise

He's chained forever to a world that's departed

It's not enough, it's not enough

His blood has frozen and curdled with fright

His knees have trembled and given way in the night

His hand has weakened at the moment of truth

His step has faltered

One world, one soul

Time pass, the river roll

And he talks to the river of lost love and dedication

And silent replies that swirl invitation

Flow dark and troubled to an oily sea

A grim intimation of what is to be

There's an unceasing wind that blows through this night

And there's dust in my eyes, that blinds my sight

And silence that speaks so much louder than words

Of promises broken

Songwriters: Dave Gilmour

Sorrow lyrics © Concord Music Publishing LLC


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