Written by the band's singer and guitarist David Gilmourit is the closing track on their thirteenth studio album, A Momentary Lapse of Reasonreleased in The piece was written and composed by singer and guitarist David Gilmour.
Gilmour has stated that although lyrics are not his strong point, the song is one of his strongest lyrical efforts, [ citation needed ] even though the opening lines were appropriated from John Steinbeck 's The Grapes of Wrath.
Sorrow was a poem I'd written as a lyric before I wrote music to it, which is rare for me. Drummer Nick Mason has since stated that the song was almost entirely written by David Gilmour alone over the space of one weekend on his houseboat Astoria.
When he returned from the weekend, only "some spit and polish", according to Mason, was needed. Gilmour has also mentioned Maison Rose - Claude Gauthier - Jardins the solo at the end of "Sorrow" was done on the boat, his guitar going through a small Gallien-Krueger amplifier. The drum machine on the song was programmed by David Gilmour — no real drums were used.
Live versions of the song are featured on 's Delicate Sound of Thunder album and 's Pulse album, with running times of and respectively, mostly taken up by extended guitar solos by Gilmour and an additional outro. A slightly Sorrow - Pink Floyd - Signs Of Lives version of the song appears on Pink Floyd's greatest hits collection, Echoes: The Best of Pink Floyd which is edited so that the song " Sheep " also edited segues into "Sorrow".
David Gilmour played the song at the Strat Pack guitar concert, an event which commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Fender Stratocaster. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Great Rock Discography 7th ed. Edinburgh: Canongate Books. London: Omnibus Press. Archived from the original Sorrow - Pink Floyd - Signs Of Lives 2 January Retrieved 16 August Retrieved 10 February Pink Floyd. Archived from the original on 2 June Retrieved 20 June A Momentary Lapse of Reason.
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