Comfortably Numb (8:58)

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Comfortably Numb is a song by the British progressive rock band Pink Floyd from their 1979 double album The Wall. It is one of only three songs on the album for which writing credits are shared between Roger Waters and David Gilmour – melody and most of the music on “Comfortably Numb” was written by Gilmour, while Waters contributed the lyrics and some additional notes. “Comfortably Numb” is one of the most famous Pink Floyd songs, and is known especially for its guitar solos. In 2004, the song was ranked #314 on Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

Lyrics came from Roger Waters’ experience when he was injected with tranquillizers for hepatitis by a doctor prior to playing a Pink Floyd show in Philadelphia on the band’s 1977 tour for the Animals album.
This song features two guitar solos by David Gilmour, and is a particular favorite with Pink Floyd fans. The final solo is widely revered by fans worldwide as one of Gilmour’s best, and is the archetypal rock guitar solo and it is frequently within the top of all guitar solo polls, such as a poll by listeners of digital radio station Planet Rock, in which it was named the best solo of all time. The guitar solo was chosen 4# on Guitar World’s “100 Greatest Guitar Solos”.

According to the Comfortably Numb Songfacts, this was the last song Waters and Gilmour wrote together.

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  • cegutierrez73

    en definitiva..........uno de los mejores temas musicales realizados hasta ahora

    30 Jun 11:13pm Reply
  • Vangelisideras

    Imperial

    21 Jun 6:21pm Reply
  • MapOfMyHead

    immortal song - it will live forever

    19 Jun 4:10am Reply
  • Ateiluj1

    I always listen to this when feeling sad and alone...

    1 Jun 5:00pm Reply
  • violetttodd

    От этой композиции просто мурашки по коже! Особенно она мне полюбилась после просмотра фильма "The Wall". Этот эпизод разделяет твою жизнь на "до" и "после" и, каждый раз "отлетая" ты "отлетаешь" именно в comfortably numb. Чудо из чудес, иначе не скажешь!

    29 May 10:35am Reply
  • hellionhound

    I have become comfortably numb.

    24 May 8:22pm Reply
  • WatermelonBird

    This song is my personal psychological help, it always comforts me when I feel down.

    23 May 3:15pm Reply
  • robveiga

    Pink Floyd, one of the best bands of all time

    5 May 1:16am Reply
  • speedking1956

    Alltime Classic

    27 Apr 1:05pm Reply
  • Borderer24

    My wife wants this classic played at her funeral!

    22 Apr 12:57pm Reply
  • The_SchizoidMan

    Timeless classic.

    13 Apr 9:06pm Reply
  • XVishal7X

    Definately one of the best in the music history. Just love it

    29 Mar 7:53am Reply
  • Ateiluj1

    This is real music.

    27 Mar 12:33am Reply
  • schneckix

    The Pulse solo is just fucking nuts!

    6 Mar 11:11am Reply
  • tarmacscratcher

    35 years old nearly but still as fresh as ever. :)

    28 Feb 1:10pm Reply
  • H-uebner

    Herrlich viel Gefühl

    27 Feb 9:21pm Reply
  • muerto14

    Es esta la composición mas perfecta de la historia ? La respuesta es si.

    27 Jan 1:18am Reply
  • corpsetastic

    11/10 solo, Gilmour is a fucking outstanding specimen capable of playing a superlative geetahr! THERE IS NO PAIN YOU ARE RECEDING! DEE-DEE-DEEAOWWW-DA-DEE-DA-DEE-DA-DAOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW

    24 Jan 6:34am Reply
  • whiskey_56

    One of the best Gtr. Solo!

    23 Jan 8:04pm Reply
  • csrog69

    Euphoria

    20 Jan 7:13pm Reply
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