Comfortably Numb

"Comfortably Numb" is a song by the English rock band Pink Floyd, which first appears on the 1979 double album, The Wall. It was also released as a single in the same year with "Hey You" as the B-side. It is one of only three songs on the album for which writing credits are shared between Roger Waters and David Gilmour. The melody and most of the music was written by Gilmour while Waters contributed the lyrics and some additional notes. The song had the working title of "The Doctor".

The song is one of Pink Floyd's most famous, and is renowned especially for its guitar solos. In 2004, the song was ranked number 314 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. In 2005, it was the last song ever to be performed by Waters, Gilmour, Wright, and Mason together. In 2011, the song was ranked 5th in the BBC Radio 4's listeners' Desert Island Discs choices.

Read more about Comfortably Numb:  History, Composition, Plot, Guitar Solos, Live Performances, Cover Versions, Personnel

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The Wall - Recording - Instrumentation
... to Ezrin's suggestion that several tracks, including "Nobody Home", "The Trial" and "Comfortably Numb", should have an orchestral accompaniment ... I think things like "Comfortably Numb" were the last embers of mine and Roger's ability to work collaboratively together ... “ ” David Gilmour "Comfortably Numb" has its origins in Gilmour's debut solo album, and was the source of much argument between Waters and Gilmour ...
Pink Floyd Live Performances - Performance History Highlights - 1995–present - Live 8, 2005
... (Reprise)", "Money", "Wish You Were Here", and "Comfortably Numb" ... and "Money", and shared them with Waters on "Comfortably Numb" ... and "Shine on You Crazy Diamond") and backing singer Carol Kenyon during "Comfortably Numb" ...
Charles Barber (author) - Writing
... In 2008, Barber published Comfortably Numb How Psychiatry is Medicating a Nation, a critique of the over-use of psychiatric medications, particularly antidepressants, to treat and ... Comfortably Numb was a Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers selection, and was called "a blockbuster" by Library Journal ... In Comfortably Numb, Barber brings a street-smart perspective.. ...
David Gilmour - Musical Style
... In January 2007, Guitar World readers voted Gilmour's solos, "Comfortably Numb", "Time" and "Money" into the top 100 Greatest Guitar Solos ("Comfortably ... Gilmour's solo on "Comfortably Numb" was voted as one of the greatest guitar solos of all time in several polls by listeners and critics ...

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