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Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Live)

Lyrics

Remember when you were young, you shone like the sun.
Shine on you crazy diamond.

Now there's a look in your eyes, like black holes in the sky.
Shine on you crazy diamond.
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Remember when you were young, you shone like the sun.
Shine on you crazy diamond.

Now there's a look in your eyes, like black holes in the sky.
Shine on you crazy diamond.
full lyrics

Features of This Track

mystical qualities
acoustic rhythm piano
a twelve-eight time signature
demanding instrumental part writing
intricate melodic phrasing
use of a string ensemble
minor key tonality
thru composed melodic style
an electric guitar solo
a prominent saxophone part
prominent use of synth
triple note feel
emphasis on instrumental arranging

These are just a few of the hundreds of attributes cataloged for this track by the Music Genome Project.

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tjp.pugh
By far, one of the greatest tracks of Floyd of all time!
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virgogal678
Floyd Forever! #1 hands down! Love it!
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Outstanding work! Shine on PF always.
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Forever shining :-)
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Deep respect for you Mr. Gilmour. This song is fantastic. Best song ever???maybe but this is forever my BAND!
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Top band of all time even without crybaby Roger Waters
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One of the BEST guitarist on the planet!
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Have you ever heard anything more relaxing and melancholy than this song?
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:))
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Just shine
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Ditto! Best. Version. Ever.
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The Very Best version of Shine
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The best song of all times especially when baked! But you can listen with headphones and really get deep in your own head. For those who don't smoke herb if you will listen to it like that, you will know how it feels to be high. You will be humbled
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Hell yeah! Great tune!
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conkjrdc
Masterpiece, can't say enough...
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Written for/about Syd, the founder of Floyd, whom they so graciously shared royalties with long after he left the band.
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trinn17
(Per dianawestkam p below)
Sid Barrett was not in the crazy house!!! He lived with his mother for the rest of his days ****** She's absolutely correct. Barrett got to the point where he was paranoid of strangers and eventually to a point where he couldn't go on stage. He showed up at one of their recording sessions a few years later and they didn't recognize him. I think Gilmore finally did and he mentioned it to the others.
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rnbinaz
I was fortunate enough to be able to put together a mixtape for my wifes and my wedding. My beautiful wife came down the aisle with the guitar intro. That was in 1988 and I still haven't thought of a better way to do it. It was perfect.
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No one is better than jimmy page. I love Floyd but as a guitar player myself I know the dif in style speed dexterity and difficult oh and adversity. There is no comparison
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Gilmour is not a better guitarist than Jimmy Page, Dickie Betts, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Jeff "Skunk" Baxter, Eddie Van Halen, Jeff Beck, Slash...
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Love this version
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Great tune. Medicine for the soul...
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Yes, nice right? Great concert with a fine home system.
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Holy cow, so much better than the original!!
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MMEEE,Inc, I share the same thoughts. The rise to stardom, and the ensuing never ending party that follows, claimed too many souls. I was always content with my garage band second job. Hendrix, Joplin, Morrison, Moon, Cobain,...th e list is far too long.
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What a song - I get lost in it!
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The guitar at the beginning gives me chills
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Shine On You Crazy Diamond never got the attention that it deserved. It is still one of best rock songs ever.
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Such a shame that Syd barret lost his mind. He really was special to roger, David, and everyone in his life. I'm sure they had a hard time letting him go. To have a friend that's still physically alive but mentally and emotionally dead really hurts you because u feel somewhat responsible. Rip Syd Barret
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This is true genius is all aspects of real music
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Dare I say? One of the BEST songs of all time.
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✌️ ... Perfection !
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One tab or two?
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hplostyle
F ing great!!!! All needs to be said
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Come on you stranger you legend you martyr and SHINE!!!!
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I know that David and Roger & Co., wrote this mainly with Syd in mind, but think of all the fallen stars and perhaps shooting stars that flew too high, or in some cases not high enough that could apply this song to their own lives. The circus for pop/rock stardom took many of the greats too soon in the 70s and now the same vicious cycle repeats itself.
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Awesome!!
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nicslager
Soooo medative
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Lessee leave a comment. ..wow!
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yes under Physicians care...A PSYCHOLOGIST you can call it spiritual if you want but everyone knows if you eat too much of that s**t it'll put you down and away forever..Pin k Floyd very well did pay for his mental medical expenses FACT But yes on a higher note turn this up :)
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all i can say is... turn it up
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Crazy house??? Really have we knot c*m this far? He had a spirtual dillema which was misdiagnosed as mental illness.
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Just shut up and listen
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dianawestkam p
3 members of the band r not dead only Richard wright and Sid Barrett.
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dianawestkam p
Sid Barrett was not in the crazy house!!! He lived with his mother for the rest of his days. They made sure he was very wealthy man when he died. Get your facts straight people. Floyd forever!!
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Dick Parry ladies and gentlemen! DICK PARRY!!!
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Oh and there is a message encoded in this nice tune...DON'T EAT THE BROWN ACID lmao and if you did...please stop by the Acid Recovery tent thanks =)
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This is a tribute to Sid...not sure if that riff haunted him no...but I do know he released a few albums himself while he was still alive..liste n e d to a bit...nothin too special tho:/ but Pink Floyd did pay for his stay in the crazy house I know that for sure
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Colegrafx.. This is true. Just curious as to how u knew about it since it was a silent tribute so to say .....
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After the initial guitar intro, around the 4:50 mark, is this the note that Sid couldn't get out of his head, that he kept playing over and over? Does anyone know this to be true, and if this is Gilmour's tribute to it?
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