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Arnold Layne [Single, Import]

David Gilmour Audio CD
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  • Audio CD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Single, Import
  • Label: Japan
  • ASIN: B000Q6GW50
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,262,271 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Our product to treat is a regular product. There is not the imitation. From Japan by the surface mail because is sent out, take it until arrival as 7-14 day. Thank you for you seeing it.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not Bad.....Considering Its A Bad Idea 11 Jan 2008
Format:Audio CD
this single is actually quite good. dispite the fact that its weird, Dave Gilmour doing some Syd Barrett songs, when Dave is the one that replaced him, practicly. you might think its strange but that fact that hes released it as a single shows what a tribute it is. hes done it to carry on Syd's memory. and seeing as Dave never sings "Arnold Layne" its Dave Bowie or Rick Wright, it just works. Dave only sings on Dark Globe, which after hearing it, i went out and bought Syds 2 solo albums, so if anything, this is a good idea, to carry on Syds impact. It Works! Get It!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Presenting 'Mr ARNOLD LAYNE' the Genius 17 Dec 2006
By Zagatg
Format:Audio CD
This is an absolute gem !! A musical snapshot of genius' at work.

David Gilmour performs in his customary style and gives us three memorable 'live' tracks to marvel at.

Firstly, he is joined by David Bowie who performs a charismatic and unique version of 'Arnold Layne',written by the late Syd Barrett.Bowie is one of the few who artistes who could do justice to this seminal 'Pink Floyd' song and the result is a resounding success.

This paves the way for another 'Pink Floyd' stalwart : Richard Wright who delivers an equally enticing vocal.But,this time we are visiting the sounds of early Floyd,with all of the hypnotic appeal that marked out the, largely, Barrett penned 'Piper at the Gates of Dawn'.

Track three 'Dark Globe 'is a total contrast to the previous tracks.

A solo acoustic rendition by David Gilmour.This highly revealing Barrett lyric provokes a hauntingly emotional vocal from Gilmour.It is as if he is singing a last lament to his old schoolboy friend.

This recording is a rare treasure and a worthwhile addition to anybody's collection. Buy it and you will have a permanent reminder of how mid- 1960s British music evolved and developed its own identity.

In this work by Gilmour, Bowie and Barrett you are presented with something that is quintessentially 'English' in its origins. But for today we should just be satisfied with saying the word : Genius'.

Highly Recommended

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4.0 out of 5 stars Haunting but overpriced? 16 Feb 2007
By Tony Jones VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
The objection I have to this is the price - three lovely tracks (ok one in two versions) but you listen then want more. For the price of this couldn't they have released more of the actual show?

I am a moderate Floyd fan - can see the genius inside Piper but prefer Echoes and Welcome to the Machine. I bought this on whim having seen it on Amazon a few weeks ago, then found myself in Cambridge this week walking past the house where Syd was born, and then thought better buy that disc.

Both versions of Arnold Layne work, and if I want the original I can play the original. Bowie finds a style of singing that invokes the early 70s (not quite contemporary to the original release, but it works for me) and Gilmour is nicely understated in the mix.

Definitely nice to have - just give me more or charge me a bit less!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding! 29 Dec 2006
Format:Audio CD
Roger "Syd" Barrett- lost to the world of music long ago but lost to the larger world this year has been honoured by his old friend David Gilmour by the release of this wonderful single. 3 Live tracks taken from David's 2006 tour all of outstanding quality, all from the pen of Syd.

I saw Gilmour and Wright in Glasgow this year and to me, Arnold Layne was one of the star tracks in the show. A similar performance is captured on track 2 of the CD. Track 1 sees David Bowie takes up the lead vocal for a very English, very Syd-inspired take on Arnold Layne which is both faithful to the original work and refreshingly new at the same time. Track 3 is a painfully beautiful solo tribute to Syd by Gilmour which seems to evoke thoughts of Syd's latter isolation.

This short CD is wonderful. If there was any justice, it would chart highly and be a commercial success but it probably won't given the lack of coverage given by the media to Syd's passing this year. Buy it now whilst it's available or you'll be wishing you had once it's only available for excessive amounts on E-Bay!
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