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Pink Floyd's David Gilmour Guitar Sets Auction Record

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There have been some record-setting sales prices set by guitars from famous axe slingers over the years, and the latest involves a black Fender Stratocaster played by Pink Floyd's David Gilmour. The Strat, used by Gilmour to record such Floyd classics as "The Dark Side of the Moon” (1973), “Wish You Were Here” (1975), “Animals” (1977) and “The Wall” (1979), sold for a staggering $3,875,000 at an auction held by Christie's in New York City earlier this year. Reportedly it was Jim Irsay, owner of the NFL's Indianapolis Colts, who purchased the instrument, adding to what is apparently a very impressive collection. ...

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

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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. While you're here, don't forget to check out our Pink Floyd...

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