My husband scored Wish You Were Here for Christmas, which I promptly uploaded and have since been listening to with near obsessive focus. The title track is my current favorite; I have even set the iPod on replay while making the 25-mile drive to work, and have yet to tire of the song.
I’ve rediscovered Pink Floyd, and though was rebelliously disdainful at the time this album was released realize now that I dig some of this prog rock stuff after all. It is Gilmour’s voice – both figuratively through his guitar, and literally through vocals – I find most compelling. There’s a deep sadness, and a flat sweet clarity to it which I find a near-perfect vehicle for the material. It’s most moving.
Recently we watched a documentary based around the creative effort behind Dark Side of the Moon, and was pleased and surprised to discover that Gilmour’s voice is still reasonably well intact even in the 21st century.
Interesting, too, that tastes can change so radically over the years.