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Music — David Gilmour, Roger Waters, Rick Wright
Lyrics — Roger Waters
Roger Waters — bass, lead vocals, additional electric guitar on Part 8
David Gilmour — Fender Stratocaster, backing vocals, lap steel guitar on Part 6, EMS Synthi AKS
Richard Wright — Hammond organ, ARP String Ensemble, Mini-Moog Synthesizers, clavinet on Part 8, Fender Rhodes on Part 8, Steinway piano on Part 3 and 9, backing vocals
Nick Mason — drums, percussion
Dick Parry — baritone and tenor saxophones
Carlena Williams — backing vocals
Venetta Fields — backing vocals.
lyrics written by Roger Waters in tribute to former band member Syd Barrett.
Part I (Wright, Waters, Gilmour; from :00 -- 2:09) begins with the fading-in of a dense G-minor synthesizer pad created with EMS VCS 3, an ARP Solina, a Hammond organ and the sound of wet fingers running around the rims of wine glasses filled with various amounts of water (recycled from an earlier project known as Household Objects). This is followed by plaintive Minimoog passages.
Part II (Gilmour, Waters, Wright; from 2:10 -- 3:54) begins a lengthy guitar solo played by David Gilmour on a Fender Stratocaster (neck pickup) using a heavily compressed sound and reverb. The harmony changes from G minor to D minor at 2:29, then to C minor, and back to G minor. This is repeated again, and the part ends with the synth pad fading into the background.
Part I (Waters, Gilmour, Wright; from 3:55 -- 6:27) begins with a four-note theme (B-flat, F, G (a minor third below the B-flat), E) repeated throughout much of the entire section. This theme leads the harmony to C major (in comparison to the use of C minor in Parts I and II), and this is because the last note is E (and not E-flat). This part includes a second solo by Gilmour. Nick Mason starts his drumming after the fourth run-through of the four-note theme, which is the point where the riffs get into a fixed tempo. This theme is sometimes referred to as Syd's Theme.