On the Turning Away
|"On the Turning Away"|
|Single by Pink Floyd|
|from the album A Momentary Lapse of Reason|
|B-side||"Run Like Hell" (live version)|
|Released||14 December 1987|
|Recorded||November 1986 – August 1987|
|Length||5:42 (album version)
4:43 (single edit)
|Songwriter(s)||David Gilmour, Anthony Moore|
|Producer(s)||Bob Ezrin, David Gilmour|
|Pink Floyd singles chronology|
"On the Turning Away" is a song from Pink Floyd's 1987 album, A Momentary Lapse of Reason. The song was a staple of live shows from the 1987–89 world tours in support of A Momentary Lapse of Reason and was one of the songs in rotation during the 1994 tour in support of The Division Bell. The song was resurrected by David Gilmour on his 2006 On an Island Tour for one night only. Live recordings exist on Delicate Sound of Thunder (1988) and Live in Gdansk (2008).
Released as the second single from the album, it reached number one on the Billboard Album Rock Tracks chart in early 1988. In the United Kingdom, the song charted at number 55 on the UK Singles Chart.
The music video for the track featured a live recording and concert footage filmed during the band's three night run at The Omni in Atlanta, Georgia in November 1987 directed by Lawrence Jordan (who has directed concert films for Rush, Mariah Carey and Billy Joel). Promotional videos for "The Dogs of War" and "One Slip" also used footage of this concert. The video made it to number nine on MTV's Video Countdown in January 1988.
Live Personnel 1987–1994
David Gilmour Live 2006
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