Pink Floyd - On The Turning Away download album
Pink Floyd frontman David Gilmour told Only Music (December 1987): "'Turning Away' is about the political situations in the world. We have these rather right-wing conservative governments that don't seem to care about many things other than looking after themselves. Gilmour wrote this with Anthony Moore, a lyricist who was in a band called Slapp Happy. The band split up in 1983 after releasing the album The Final Cut. In 1985, Waters told their record company he was done with the band, which he thought would retire Pink Floyd. The following year, Gilmour and drummer Nick Mason reinstated keyboard player Rick Wright as a full member (Waters demoted him to session man) and announced they would be continuing as Pink Floyd. Waters tried to stop them, but his legal efforts failed.
The last Pink Floyd studio album, The Endless River (2014), was recorded without Waters and based almost entirely on unreleased material. David Gilmour, Nick Mason, Richard Wright, Roger Waters, Syd Barrett
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On the Turning Away" is a power ballad from Pink Floyd's 1987 album, A Momentary Lapse of Reason. Released as the second single from the album, it reached on the Billboard Album Rock Tracks chart in early 1988. A live performance of the song was featured on both the video and double CD releases of Delicate Sound of Thunder. The song references issues of poverty and oppression, lamenting on the tendency of people to turn away from those afflicted with such conditions
Album: A Momentary Lapse of Reason, 1987. - info --. Album: A Momentary Lapse of Reason Year: 1987 Music: Gilmour. On the turning away From the pale and downtrodden And the words they say Which we won't understand "Don't accept that what's happening Is just a case of others' suffering Or you'll find that you're joining in The turning away". It's a sin that somehow Light is changing to shadow And casting it's shroud Over all we have known Unaware how the ranks have grown Driven on by a heart of stone We could find that we're all alone In the dream of the proud
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
On the turning away From the pale and downtrodden And the words they say Which we won't understand Don't accept that what's happening Is just a case of others' suffering Or you'll find that you're joining in The turning away. It's a sin that somehow Light is changing to shadow And casting its shroud Over all we have known Unaware how the ranks have grown. Driven on by a heart of stone We could find that we're all alone In the dream of the proud On the wings of the night As the daytime is stirring Where the speechless unite In a silent accord.
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|A||On The Turning Away
Producer [Produced By] – Bob Ezrin, David GilmourWritten By [On Label] – Gilmour - MooreWritten-By [On Sleeve] – A. Moore*, D. Gilmour*
|B||Run Like Hell (Live Version)
Engineer [Engineering Associate] – Ringo Hyrcynn*Lyrics By [On Label] – R. Waters*Mixed By – David Gilmour, James GuthrieMusic By [On Label] – D. Gilmour*Recorded By – David HewittWritten-By [On Sleeve] – D. Gilmour*, R. Waters*
- Copyright (c) – CBS Inc.
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – CBS Inc.
- Mastered At – Precision Mastering
- Manufactured By – Columbia Records
- Manufactured By – CBS Inc.
- Design [Sleeve Design], Photography By [Photography] – Gary Compton , Janet Cable, Nexus , Storm Thorgerson
Notes[Picture sleeve and slightly different labels from On The Turning Away.]
[From the Side A label:]
Taken from the Columbia Lp: "A Momentary Lapse Of Reason" OC 40599
℗ 1987 CBS Inc.
[From the back of the picture sleeve:]
Taken from the Columbia LP "A Momentary Lapse of Reason" 40599
© 1987 CBS INC/℗ 1987 CBS INC
Run Like Hell (Live Version)
Recorded Live in Atlanta November 5 1987
[This was at The Omni but it is not listed in the credits, see Submission Notes.]
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode (As Printed On Label): 7464-07660-6
- Barcode (Scanned): 074640766077
- Matrix / Runout (Side A Label Matrix): ZSS 173783
- Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout, Etched): ZSS 173783-1A TML-X G4
- Matrix / Runout (Side B Label Matrix): ZSS 176472
- Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout, Etched): ZSS-176472-1A DMM G10 Precision
|651305 7||Pink Floyd||On The Turning Away (7")||CBS||651305 7||Australia & New Zealand||1987|
|06 2022937||Pink Floyd||On The Turning Away (7")||EMI||06 2022937||Italy||1987|
|CAS 2878||Pink Floyd||On The Turning Away (12", Single, Promo)||Columbia||CAS 2878||US||1987|
|202293||Pink Floyd||On The Turning Away (7", TP)||Not On Label||202293||France||Unknown|
|10EP 3005||Pink Floyd||On The Turning Away (CD, Mini, Single, Sna)||CBS/Sony||10EP 3005||Japan||1988|