A Momentary Lapse Of Reason
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Song Name: Sorrow

Artist: Pink Floyd

Album: A Momentary Lapse Of Reason, Shine On, Echoes: The Best Of Pink Floyd

Run Time: 8:46

Year: 1987

Track Number: 10

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Sung By: David Gilmour

Written By: David Gilmour


Pink Floyd - Sorrow10:38

Pink Floyd - Sorrow

  • Gilmour has stated about the song that though lyrics aren't his strong point that "Sorrow" is one of his strongest lyrical efforts, even though the opening lines were appropriated from John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath. Drummer Nick Mason has since stated that Sorrow was almost entirely crafted by David Gilmour alone over the space of one weekend on his houseboat, The Astoria. When he returned from the weekend, only "some spit and polish," according to Mason, was needed. As with many tracks from the album, Gilmour played a Steinberger GL "headless" guitar on this song, contributing to the overall cold, "sad" feel of the music. The guitar intro was recorded inside the LA Sports Arena, piped through Pink Floyd's massive sound system, thus giving the tone an extremely deep, cavernous sound. The drum machine on the song was programmed by David Gilmour - for the studio recording, no real drums were used.
  • David Gilmour played the song at the "Strat-pack" guitar concert, an event which commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Fender Stratocaster.

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