|The Dark Side of the Moon|
|Speak to Me|
Song Name: Speak to Me
Artist: Pink Floyd
Run Time: 1:30
Track Number: 1
Written By: Nick Mason
- Drummer Nick Mason receives a rare solo credit for the track, although main band songwriter Roger Waters subsequently claimed this was a "gift" to Mason, one which Waters came to regret after his acrimonious departure from the group.
- 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.
- Noticeable sound effects include:
- The heartbeat that is faintly heard at the beginning of the track is heard at the end of the album. This creates a segue between Speak to Me and Eclipse, making the album cycle
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