Monday, February 28, 2011

Happily Rediscovered

On this blustery winter day, for some reason I found myself thinking about the wonder of the famous 1979 Pink Floyd song "Comfortably Numb", and how it was the first song I wanted to flick on during my inelegant trek down the road. The original, which is known for David Gilmour's soaring electric guitar solo, is both powerful and melancholy - but something about the Van Morrison duet makes the newer version such a hooking and booming progressive rock anthem. The combination of Roger Waters' and Van Morisson's contrasting vocals roaring side by side on the famous chorus is enough to send anyone into a trance. If you haven't heard the duet, first performed at the 1990 concert The Wall - Live in Berlin, be sure to take a listen.


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