The Nile Song
|"The Nile Song"|
|Single by Pink Floyd|
|from the album Soundtrack from the Film More|
|B-side||"Ibiza Bar" (France and New Zealand)
"Main Theme" (Japan)
|Genre||Heavy metal, psychedelic rock|
|Label||Columbia Records, Harvest Records|
|Pink Floyd singles chronology|
"The Nile Song" is the second song from Pink Floyd's 1969 album, Soundtrack from the Film More. Released as a single in 1969 (only in France, Japan and New Zealand), it was written by Roger Waters and sung by David Gilmour.
Andy Kellman of Allmusic describes "The Nile Song" as "one of the heaviest songs the band recorded". The chord progression is a series of modulations, beginning at A, and then rising a whole step with each repeat, cycling through six different keys, returning to the starting point of A, and continuing the pattern as the song fades out.
"The Nile Song" was covered by:
- The Human Instinct, on their 1971 album Pins In It
- The Necros, on their 1986 album Tangled Up
- Red Temple Spirits on their 1988 album Dancing to Restore an Eclipsed Moon
- Mary Goes Round, on their 1989 album 70 Suns in the Sky
- Voivod, on their 1993 album, The Outer Limits
- Dreadnaught, on their 2001 EP One Piece Missing.
- Relics, Pink Floyd: Review, Allmusic.
- Strong, Martin C. (2004). The Great Rock Discography (7th ed.). Edinburgh: Canongate Books. p. 1177. ISBN 1-84195-551-5.
- Mabbett, Andy (1995). The Complete Guide to the Music of Pink Floyd. London: Omnibus Press. ISBN 0-7119-4301-X.
- Pink Floyd: Anthology (1980 Warner Bros. Publications, Inc., Secaucus N.J.)
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