Echoes-Meddle [Pink Floyd]. .
"Strangers passing in the street
By chance two separate glances meet
And I am you and what I see is me
And do I take you by the hand
And lead you through the land
And help me understand the best I can
And no one calls us to move on
And no one forces down our eyes
No one speaks
And no one tries"
With 23:31 minutes of futuristic progressive sound, Echoes is the third largest song ever composed by the Floyds. Released in 1971, the track covers the entire second side of the album, Meddle which was way ahead of it's time. .
Each verse of the song follows a pattern of three strophes. The composition uses many progressive and unconventional musical effects. The ping sound heard at the beginning of the song was created as the result of an experiment at the very beginning of the Meddle sessions. It was produced through amplifying a grand piano, played by Richard Wright, and sending the signal through a Leslie speaker and a Binson Echorec. [source: Wikipedia]
The song showcases the exquisite skills of each member of the band spectacle of which could be seen in the the video of Live At Pompie version of the track. Been listening to it since more than 5 years and still it never fails to surprise me. This track is a whole new level of DOPE.
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