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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  • 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
  • RAYMOND7654321

    Always think of my buddy Cuke when I hear Pink Floyd. He was a Disciple of PF, made the Dead Heads seem to only have a casual interest in the Dead.

    30 Mar 3:20pm Reply
  • silverlolo

    <3 x1000000000000000000000000000000000

    20 Mar 10:12am Reply
  • zajac09

    masterpiece

    16 Mar 12:32pm Reply
  • horbunova

    Это ВОЛШЕБСТВО!

    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
  • EvilMaleKikyo

    Please support station Jigglypuff. Jigglypuff is pink.

    3 Mar 1:00pm Reply
  • rOnieAirhead

    The intro is adorable.

    24 Feb 2:10pm Reply
  • scream58cork

    She should have learnt to sing first.

    22 Feb 1:50pm Reply
  • mauesndkj

    I had a lot of motherfuckin' scrobblings of this one, and this shitty Last.fm made me lost them all, and now, i feel so fuckin' bad for having only one on my charts. What a shame. Clare Torry is so magical here that gives me goosebumps every single time.

    21 Feb 2:25am Reply
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  • StevenTello

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    18 Feb 9:38pm Reply
  • lulazabolotny

    A ópera espacial

    17 Feb 9:14am Reply
  • activewaste

    I love this piece, but damn Clare Torry is a bitch. She hated the piece and demanded double the pay and thought it would never be released and then 30 years later she want it all. This is Rick's piece, ONLY Rick's piece

    15 Feb 7:58pm Reply
  • reteiP

    Last time I stepped on a Lego I produced something similar to this song. But this is truly enjoyable on the other hand.

    6 Feb 9:02pm Reply
  • joshsaussey

    Love this track, such a chill-out and relaxing song.

    31 Jan 4:35am Reply
  • leticialves01

    If you feel this song you're dying

    25 Jan 3:15pm Reply
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