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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Overhead the albatross hangs motionless upon the air
And deep beneath the rolling waves
In labyrinths of coral caves
The echo of a distant tide

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