San Tropez (song)

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"San Tropez"
Song by Pink Floyd from the album Meddle
Published Pink Floyd Music Publ
Released 30 October 1971 (US)
5 November 1971 (UK)
Recorded August 1971
Morgan Studios, London
August 1971
AIR Studios, London
Genre Progressive rock, cool jazz
Length 3:43
Label Harvest
Writer Roger Waters
Producer Pink Floyd
Meddle track listing

"San Tropez" is the title of the fourth track from the album Meddle by the band Pink Floyd.[1][2] This song was one of several to be considered for the band's "best of" album, Echoes: The Best of Pink Floyd.[3]

Writing[edit]

Unlike the other tracks on Meddle, "San Tropez" was not written collaboratively; instead, Roger Waters wrote the piece himself and brought it into the studio already finished. It is the only track on Meddle not co-written by David Gilmour. This song is about a place called Saint-Tropez, a commune of the Var département in southern France located on the French Riviera. The song reflects an idealized vision of what a day in San Tropez might be like.[4]

Recording[edit]

While Roger Waters plays the acoustic guitar, "San Tropez" does include a short slide guitar solo from guitarist David Gilmour and an extended piano solo by keyboardist Richard Wright at the end.

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Strong, Martin C. (2004). The Great Rock Discography (7th ed.). Edinburgh: Canongate Books. p. 1177. ISBN 1-84195-551-5. 
  2. ^ Mabbett, Andy (1995). The Complete Guide to the Music of Pink Floyd. London: Omnibus Press. ISBN 0-7119-4301-X. 
  3. ^ Guthrie, James. "James Guthrie: Audio: Building A Compilation Album". Pink Floyd. Archived from the original on 2 June 2010. Retrieved 17 June 2013. 
  4. ^ Meddle — Trivia and Quotes, Pink Floyd & Co.