Saturday, 31 January 2015

Us And Them (Pink Floyd, 1973)

One of the most popular songs by Pink Floyd, "Us And Them" is also one of the most atmospheric ones. Taken from the sorldwide sensation album "Dark Side of The Moon", like the rest of the LP this track is graced by the neat, ful bodied sound provided by Alan Parsons' engineering. Dick Parry's sax adds a warm, deeply human touch to this song, that also displays a well found melody. Furthermore, a spacey arrangement emphasizes the relaxing mood of the track, carrying the listener in a suspended and loose dimension.

An edited version of this song features as B-side of "Time" single.

David Gilmour's guitar gives of course the final touch to such a picture, practically a legend by now. Just the time to mention Rick Wright's background keyboards, never too intrusive and always essential to the band's sound and here you are a five star and eight minutes addition to your proggy playlist. Enjoy it once again.