The title of Florence + the Machine's "How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful" was inspired by the Los Angeles skyline. Barrett wanted to rejoin the group, but they learned in 1967 and 1968 that having an insane member was not good for a band. I thought, "He looks a bit... strange..." Anyway, so I sat down with Roger at the desk and we worked for about ten minutes, and this guy kept on getting up and brushing his teeth and then sitting – doing really weird things, but keeping quiet. He came in as we were doing the vocals for "Shine On You Crazy Diamond", which was basically about Syd. The song was conceived and written as a tribute and remembrance to their former band member We originally did the backing track over the course of several days, but we came to the conclusion that it just wasn't good enough.

The original album version featured prominently in the 1976 TV series The same track is used in a joke in the third episode ("Fit the Third") of the radio comedy The extended instrumental introduction (from the original album version) was used in the last scenes of In December 2018, the song was the subject of an episode of

Roger Waters thought they conveyed emotions Barrett must have been feeling, and wrote lyrics about him.Waters sang lead.

Consequently whenever we played these pieces, they had to be played from beginning to end.

That's why English folk singer Roy Harper was brought in to sing "This was very difficult to record. The track opened shows for most of the Gilmour performed almost the whole suite (save part IX) at his 2001 and 2002 semi-unplugged concerts (documented on his 2002 Gilmour performed parts I–II and IV–V (in a new arrangement) on his 2006 Three different edited versions of the composition have appeared on compilation albums: Before he was kicked out, Barrett would get on stage and either refuse to play or play the same note over and over.Gilmour came up with four notes that became the basis for this. A monthly update on our latest interviews, stories and added songs Parts VIII and IX were dropped completely. Unfortunately nobody understood the desk properly and when we played it back we found that someone had switched the echo returns from monitors to tracks one and two. On January 6, 2008 it became the first song ever to sell 3 million digital copies in the States. He recorded the vocal line by line over and over again, and killed his voice in the process.

Particularly for Roger [Waters] and myself being the rhythm section, which would be laid down first, this was [chuckling] a fairly tough business because the whole thing had to be sort of right.One day during recording, Barrett (now heavyset, with a completely shaved head and eyebrows) wandered into the studio (although Mason has since stated that he is not entirely certain whether "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" was the particular work being recorded when Barrett was there). He was their lead guitarist and wrote most of their early hits, but he gradually went nuts and was kicked out of the band in 1968, three years after the group started. The saxophone on Part V has an early fade-out. He also played on "Us And Them" and "Money" from Pink Floyd started playing this live over a year before the album came out. "Rosanna" by Toto got its name from the actress Rosanna Arquette, who was dating Toto keyboard player Steve Porcaro.Katherine Heigl played Josh Kelley's love interest in the video for his 2005 song "Only You."

And I said to Roger, "Who is he?" "This was the last song Richard Wright got a writing credit for before Roger Waters kicked him out of the band during In 1986, Waters left the band and became enraged when they continued on without him. Because of his drastically changed appearance, the band did not recognize him for some time.

The band thought they could improve on songs if they played them at concerts before recording them.

They redid it a few times before getting a version they liked.Dick Parry was brought in to play sax on this. This is a tribute to Syd Barrett, an original member of Pink Floyd - notice the title, During the final mixing sessions of this song in June of 1975, Barrett wandered into the studios, ready to help out. "Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Pts.

And what is it like playing "Hotel California" for the gazillionth time? The version on this compilation album was cut significantly. When they eventually realised that the withdrawn man in the corner was Barrett, Roger Waters became so distressed about Barrett's appearance that he was reduced to tears.Roger was there, and he was sitting at the desk, and I came in and I saw this guy sitting behind him – huge, bald, fat guy.

It appeared on Pink Floyd's 1975 concept album Wish You Were Here. And we hadn't seen him, I don't think, for two years before. He just, for some incredible reason picked the very day that we were doing a song which was about him. Very strange.Parts I–V became a staple of Floyd's performances from 1987–94. And I said "Well, I assumed he was a friend of yours," and he said "No, I don't know who he is." The guitar solo on Part III was dropped.