Pink Floyd – “Comfortably Numb” Solo Cover By Sylwia Urban
The Child Is Grown, The Dream Is Gone!
Being widely renowned for its guitar solos, many musicians record their own cover versions of “Comfortably Numb.” It’s Pink Floyd’s most well-known song and it can be quite a challenge to emulate how David Gilmour nails those two mind-blowing solos.
Roger Waters wrote the lyrics. While many people thought the song was about drugs, Waters claims it is not. The lyrics are about what he felt like as a child when he was sick with a fever. As an adult, he got that feeling again sometimes, entering a state of delirium, where he felt detached from reality.
Even though listeners were blown away by that solo, Gilmour claims that it wasn’t that difficult to develop. That is raw talent! And he even wanted a grungy style when recording the verses, thus he and Waters have often disagreed about it.
In an August 2006 poll by viewers of TV music channel Planet Rock it was voted the greatest guitar solo of all time. For the solo, the Pink Floyd guitarist used a heavy pick on his Fender Strat with maple neck through a Big Muff and delay via a Hiwatt amp and a Yamaha RA-200 rotating speaker cabinet.
Sylwia Urban has been featured in several music blogs and boy, she slays it! Everything is just on point and she sure has some pretty awesome techniques! Enjoy this wonderful cover!