I bet if you haven't heard the song before, you won't notice the solo at all. This happened in my case, back in 2005 the whole thing sounded to me as just a wall of noisy guitar... it's much different these days, there are times when I can imagine with an ease the horror of the battle. The "Band of Gypsys" album contains the ultimate version of the song. Big credit should be given to mister Eddie Kramer for the mixing.
2. David Gilmour (Pink Floyd) - Comfortably Numb
The most destructive of all Gilmour guitar expressions. There are two solos in the song and the one I mention is the second solo - in the end it leaves you half-dead, not to mention the shivers during the opening. Never heard of a Floyd-fan who has not experienced that.