Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Top Track: Pink Floyd's "The Great Gig In The Sky"

While recognizing that these songs could never be "Top 10 material", Inside The Rock Era features great songs from albums of the Rock Era.  

Clare Torry sings the great vocal on this song and never gets enough credit.  Torry began a career in the 60's singing popular covers.  Famed producer Alan Parsons was familiar with her and asked Torry to sing the wordless lyrics on "The Great Gig In The Sky" for Pink Floyd's album Dark Side of the Moon.  Torry later sang backing vocals for Olivia Newton-John, the Alan Parsons Project  and Meat Loaf, among others.  She was masterful on this song:

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