Pink Floyd – “Comfortably Numb” Cover By Juliette Valduriez
Just Nod If You Can Hear Me!
“Comfortably Numb” was written by David Gilmour and Roger Waters. It first appeared on Pink Floyd’s eleventh studio album “The Wall.” It was also released on June 23, 1980 as a single. Gilmour has been credited with the chorus melody while the lyrics and verse music were contributed by Waters.
- Number 314 in the “500 Greatest Songs of All Time” by the Rolling Stone magazine
- Gilmour’s solo was ranked at 4th in Guitar World’s Best Guitar Solo of All Time
Gilmour believes this song can be divided into two sections: dark and light. The light are the parts that begin “When I was a child…,” which Gilmour sings. The dark are the “Hello, is there anybody in there” parts, which are sung by Waters.
This is undeniably one of their most famous songs especially with two guitar solos by Gilmour — in the middle and at the end. He may have used several effects but it’s NOT about those gears which can help anyone imitate his style. It’s about his talent, guitar skills, fingers and vibrato to name a few — those are the things no one can emulate 100%.
Gilmour told Guitar World that the solo didn’t take long to develop: “I just went out into the studio and banged out 5 or 6 solos. From there I just followed my usual procedure, which is to listen back to each solo and mark out bar lines, saying which bits are good.
Juliette Valduriez, in her cover, shows her great technique and it’s a version that you’ll surely love!