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Comfortably Numb – Pink Floyd – The Wall – 4K Remastered

“Comfortably Numb” is a song on Pink Floyd’s eleventh album, The Wall (1979). It was released as a single in 1980 with “Hey You” as the B-side. The music was composed by guitarist David Gilmour, and lyrics were written by bassist Roger Waters.

The Wall is a concept album about an embittered and alienated rock star named Pink. In “Comfortably Numb,” Pink is medicated by a doctor so he can perform for a show.

Guitarist David Gilmour recorded a wordless demo, and bassist Roger Waters wrote lyrics, inspired by an experience of being injected with tranquilizers for stomach cramps before a 1977 performance in Philadelphia on the In the Flesh Tour. “That was the longest two hours of my life,” Waters said, “trying to do a show when you can hardly lift your arm.” The song’s working title was “The Doctor”.

For the chorus, Gilmour and session player Lee Ritenour used a pair of acoustic guitars strung similarly to Nashville tuning, but with the low E string replaced with a high E string, two octaves higher than standard tuning. This tuning was also used for the arpeggios in “Hey You”.

Waters and Gilmour disagreed about how to record the song; Gilmour preferred a more grungy style for the verses. Gilmour said: “We argued over ‘Comfortably Numb’ like mad. Really had a big fight, went on for ages.” In the end, Waters’ preferred opening and Gilmour’s final solo were used.[citation needed]

To write the two guitar solos, Gilmour pieced together elements from several other solos he had been working on, marking his preferred segments for the final take.

Input: 720×480 29.97fps (source: DVD)
Output: 3840×2160 59.94fps

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