The Great Gig in the Sky (4:44)

Cover of The Dark Side Of The Moon

From The Dark Side Of The Moon and 127 other releases

Most of the song is a slightly altered arrangement of the beat and bassline from the song “Breathe”. The beat and bassline were very much part of Pink Floyd’s playing style as far back as Atom Heart Mother. However, due to the altered beat and bassline, it is not directly related to “Breathe”, unlike the last part of “Time” (sometimes listed in songbooks as “Breathe (Reprise)”), and “Any Colour You Like” (sometimes nicknamed “Breathe (2nd Reprise)”).

When the Dark Side of the Moon suite was performed in 1972 (before the album was released), the song was completely different and went under the title “The Mortality Sequence”. Then, it was simply an organ and samples of people speaking about death being played during the performance.


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  • Sound-Of-Nature


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  • sharv11

    Hey Vinny, I wish you hadn't had to go to The Great Gig In The Sky...but I'm sure it's amazing...You are loved & missed continually (& Pink Floyd will always especially remind some of us)...

    24 Jul 12:22am Reply
  • Oppressotron

    Yes... there is a new Pink Floyd disc of all new stuff (well, never been heard before) coming out in October that should feature a bunch of stuff from Wright. if you even get 1 damn track, half as good as this is should be well worth the wait.

    15 Jul 7:41pm Reply

    Dat drum pattern, Dat piano, Dat voice, dat everything.

    13 Jul 10:41am Reply
  • DickBigems


    11 Jul 6:04am Reply
  • activewaste

    Clare Torry is still a thief. Richard Wright is God

    26 Jun 1:22am Reply
  • williedbeme

    this is 20 times and still not enough floyd you'd like my pic "runing with

    19 May 5:00am Reply
  • williedbeme

    floyd flood and its pink like "The Great Gig in The Sky" everybody look out and up and run man run... from what??????????? i know not!

    19 May 4:58am Reply
  • BurroDiablo

    Love love love love love beyond all, this is just perfect Floyd through and through.

    8 May 10:01pm Reply
  • dancelittlelari

    i can't even

    5 May 10:46pm Reply
  • muerto14


    5 May 12:53am Reply
  • grozn73


    27 Apr 6:54am Reply
  • lamagarayuela

    masterpiece !! <3

    15 Apr 2:03pm Reply
  • scientist4u

    Better And Better Every Time You Hear It, Wonderful

    5 Apr 9:59pm Reply
  • anne_maiden

    Pink Floyd é um amor *-*

    5 Apr 4:23am Reply
  • silverlolo

    <3 x1000000000000000000000000000000000

    20 Mar 10:12am Reply
  • zajac09


    16 Mar 12:32pm Reply
  • horbunova


    12 Mar 3:26pm Reply
  • Oppressotron

    Please play this over my dying bed.

    6 Mar 7:01pm Reply
  • Dannyownzz

    Great song, but the Animals album is better than DSoTM

    5 Mar 7:15pm Reply
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