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Monday, August 18, 2014

Song Review : Green Is The Colour (More) by Pink Floyd

This is definitely the best romantic song from Pink Floyd I have ever come across.Though not a huge fan of the genre,there is something in the song bound to get hold of your attention.Owing to the fact that the song was written and composed by Roger Waters and sung by David Gilmour,it is a 'grammatically perfect' performance,be that the voice behind,the lyrics,the tune and the theme.Even the piano and drums (Courtesy : Richard Wright and Nick Mason) were so nicely accorded with the song that I can't think of any flaws in it.

Green Is The Colour Lyrics 

Heavy hung the canopy of blue
Shade in my eyes and I can see you
White was  the light that shined through the dress that you wore

She lay in the shadow of the wave
Hazy were the visions of her playing
Sunlight in her eyes but moonshine made her cry ev'ry time

Green is the colour of her kind
Quickness of the eye deceives the mind
Envy is the bond between the hopeful and the damned

Green Is The Colour by Pink Floyd

(Credit : Wikipedia)

David Gilmour — acoustic guitar and vocals
Richard Wright — piano and organ
Nick Mason — drums
Roger Waters — bass

Lindy Mason — tin whistle

About The Song
(Credit : Wikipedia)

Live arrangements of the song were performed as a full electric band piece and at a slower tempo. Richard Wright built a calm sheen of warbling organ sound throughout, which created a more natural segue into the piece that always immediately followed it, "Careful with That Axe, Eugene". David Gilmour also sang a scat vocal over his guitar solo during the outro. In a live intro to the song from 1970, Roger Waters states that the song is "about being on Ibiza" the setting of the film, More.

In The Man and The Journey suite, the song was retitled "The Beginning" in "The Journey" half of the show. It was played as a medley with "Beset by the Creatures of the Deep", which was a retitling of "Careful with That Axe, Eugene".

The song was a regular part of the band's shows from early 1969 through 1970, then less common in 1971. It was played for the last time during their short tour of Japan and Australia in August 1971.

It is in the key of G major.

 Song Review

Just like A Pillow OF Winds,the song can be best described as a soft,acoustic guitar based love song.First of all,I  love how beautiful the tune and the instrumentals are.If you sought to disagree with me,please approach but I personally am unable to find a single flaw with the song. Gilmour's voice complements the song very beautifully (I do not know of any genre it could probably sound unsuited to.) And I can't complain about the lyrics,either.Waters has done a Bravo job here,like in so many other instances (say The Wall,The Final Cut to name a few).The song begins with very incandescent,soft notes on the acoustic and there is no much change or combination of high/low notes anywhere.It sounds dreamy,perfectly expressing the mood of the particular movie scene - the bar scene in More(1969) directed by Barbet Schroeder.I wonder how Waters managed to play the bass so softly,with such a calm theme.The song is so melodious that you can forget about everything else and give it a 5/5 like that.But I am reviewing keeping every factor in mind,and yet I am so helpless!
LYRICS - 5/5
MELODY - 5/5

As a song - {(20/20) * 100 %} = 100%

Perspectives On The Song

A very soft acoustic based song always helps to calm me down and soothe my nerves.But here's the thing I love about this : it helped me get over the temporary hatred I had grown for the colour green - simply because TMC (Trinomool Congress) uses that colour anywhere and everywhere and intrigue people to use it instead of other colours,especially red.But green is not responsible for the fact that fascists here are using it.It has always been a symbol of nature and eternity.I  needed time to realise this,but I did understand,after all.

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