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Is There Anybody Out There? The Wall Live 1980-81
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Song Name: Is There Anybody Out There?
Artist: Pink Floyd
Run Time: 2:44
Track Number: 15
Written By: Roger Waters
- An interesting part of the song is the classical guitar solo, as it is widely uncertain who played it. In several interviews, David Gilmour said that he tried to perform it, and was not satisfied with the final result: so the classical music session man Ron di Blasi was brought in by Michael Kamen to play with the rest of the orchestra. David Gilmour also says that this song is written by Bob Ezrin but Roger Waters claimed the credit. The shrill siren-like sound effect used during this song is also used in Echoes. The noise was originally used as a sort of whale call for the deep-water-based "Echoes," and is created by Gilmour using a backwards-wired Wah-Wah Pedal.
- At this point in the plot, the album's protagonist, Pink, is attempting to reach anybody outside of the wall he has built throughout the album. The repeated question "is there anybody out there?" suggests that no response is heard.
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