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Pink Floyd's "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" Dissected

Posted by James Duncan on

Here's a fascinating exploration of Pink Floyd masterpiece from Wish You Were Here, "Shine On You Crazy Diamond". This was the group's tribute to fallen founding member Syd Barrett and it is full of fantastic layered recording techniques and beautiful vocals, all achieved on a 24 track tape recorder.

An excerpt from a BBC Radio 2 program called "The Record Producers" featuring Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason commenting on excerpts from the original master tapes, it describes how the group made some of the sounds on this great recording.

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