Echoes (23:31)

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“Echoes” is a song by the British progressive rock group Pink Floyd which appears on their 1971 album “Meddle”. It runs for 23 and a half minutes and is considered by many to be one of the band’s finest post-Syd Barrett, pre-“Dark Side of the Moon” compositions.

Although the intentions of the band are unconfirmed, Echoes is commonly enjoyed while synched with the “infinity” segment at the end of Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 film, 2001: A Space Odyssey.
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Echoes is a song by Pink Floyd, including lengthy instrumental passages, sound effects, and musical improvisation. Written by all four members of the group (credited as Roger Waters, Richard Wright, Nick Mason, David Gilmour on the original release), Echoes provides the extended finale to Pink Floyd’s album Meddle. The track has a running time of 23:31 and takes up the entire second side of the vinyl recording.

It also appears in shortened form as the fifth track on the compilation album which took its name, Echoes: The Best of Pink Floyd. Echoes is the third-longest song in Pink Floyd’s catalogue, after Atom Heart Mother (23:44) and the combined segments of Shine on You Crazy Diamond (26:01). Unlike those pieces, it is not explicitly divided into separate parts; however, the composition was originally assembled from separate fragments, and was later split in two parts to serve as both the opening and closing numbers in the band’s film Live at Pompeii.

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  • thombyorke

    immense

    28 Sep 10:01pm Reply
  • VIsForViking

    If I had to choose one song to marry, it would be Echoes.

    25 Sep 5:33am Reply
  • CrazzyGnome

    unbelievably Mega

    12 Sep 10:27am Reply
  • csrog69

    Skin up

    29 Aug 6:06pm Reply
  • MartianReaper

    I wish I could erase my memory and listen to this song for the first time again [30]

    4 Aug 11:54am Reply
  • muerto14

    Psychedelic Masterpiece.

    2 Aug 5:45pm Reply
  • Renan_P

    "I wish I could erase my memory and listen to this song for the first time again" just smke a joint, lol

    21 Jul 11:33pm Reply
  • The_SchizoidMan

    18:14 life changing [2]

    20 Jul 12:57am Reply
  • xgamer11

    18:14 life changing

    14 Jul 8:36pm Reply
  • yaoifangirl

    I wish I could erase my memory and listen to this song for the first time again [29] but then I would not know who Pink Floyd are. ):

    14 Jul 2:22pm Reply
  • Azghouls

    My bedtime story.

    11 Jul 7:34am Reply
  • bad18

    I wish I could erase my memory and listen to this song for the first time again [28]

    7 Jul 9:54am Reply
  • The_SchizoidMan

    Absolute masterpiece.

    4 Jul 7:48pm Reply
  • Skwal_42

    L'alpha et l'oméga de l'éducation musicale. Des frissons partout, longtemps.

    28 Jun 6:28pm Reply
  • admiralrowboat

    Thanks YoQue, really appreciated the history there! Such a masterpiece.

    24 Jun 5:36am Reply
  • YoQueSe666

    Credited to all of Pink Floyd’s members, this avant-garde piece from their sixth effort helped transition the band from psychedelic to progressive rockers. Thanks to its length, musical effects and high concentration of instrumental passages, “Echoes” is the ideal showcase for the band’s many talents and musical evolution. So it’s no wonder it’s Meddle’s standout track. -- watchmojo

    21 Jun 4:36am Reply
  • alielec

    The best piece of music ever.I mean forever and ever...

    20 Jun 10:44am Reply
  • CosmicYage

    doidera veio

    15 Jun 8:07am Reply
  • guitar_gangster

    I don't see why you would want to listen to this song for the first time again as it requires at least a dozen plays to truly understand its genius. [2]

    14 Jun 2:00am Reply
  • demo-crassy

    " This song blows my mind just like the first time I heard it " and I agree..... deep, deep, so deep.

    13 Jun 10:10pm Reply
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