Taken from the fantastic DVD “Classic Albums: The Making of The Dark Side of the Moon“, this clip has loads of great things for audio geeks like us to enjoy, including (probably) the first time a band ever played to a tape loop (and how the loop was made), another great example of double-tracking (this time on a guitar solo) and a superb illustration of how quite extreme-sounding delay and reverb (on Gilmour’s vocal) sound great in the context of the whole mix.
The DVD has been in the Production Advice Bookstore since I first set up the site, and is strongly recommended viewing for anyone interested in writing, recording and mixing.
Over the last two days Rise and Shine has been on-air again, composing a new song to support Earth Hour, which has been sweeping around the globe throughout today and hits the UK in just over one hour’s time – Earth Hour begins at 8:30 pm local time, wherever you are.
The new Rise and Shine song was written in just two days – the essence of the show is collaborative songwriting, via a live video feed and feedback from the viewers, who suggest ideas, help write the lyrics, or just keep an eye on the fun.
Click here to find out more about Earth Hour, and here to find out why I think Rise and Shine points to some exciting new possibilities for songwriters. Steve Lawson blogged an excellent discussion of the event here.
Here’s the Rise and Shine Earth Hour Anthem – any proceeds will be donated to charity.