Nick Mason in 2004.
|Birth name||Nicholas Berkeley Mason|
|Born||27 January 1944 (1944-01-27) |
Edgbaston, Birmingham, England
|Genres||Progressive rock, psychedelic rock, instrumental rock|
|Occupations||Musician, record producer, author|
|Instruments||Drums, percussion, keyboards, guitar, vocals|
|Labels||Capitol, Columbia, Sony, EMI, Harvest|
|Associated acts||Pink Floyd|
The Screaming Abdabs
Mason & Fenn
"Speak to Me" is the first track from British progressive rock band Pink Floyd's 1973 album, The Dark Side of the Moon, on which it forms an overture. Drummer Nick Mason receives a rare solo writing credit for the track;
The song itself features no lyrics (although it contains parts of the conversation tapes that Pink Floyd recorded, as well a short snippet of Clare Torry's vocal performance on "The Great Gig in the Sky"), and consists of a series of sound effects. It leads into the first performance piece on the album, "Breathe". As a result, they are usually played together on the radio, and most later re-releases merge the two songs together.
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