Take It Back

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"Take It Back"
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Single by Pink Floyd
from the album The Division Bell
B-side 2-track
"Astronomy Domine" (Live)
3-track
"Astronomy Domine" (Live)
"Take It Back" (Edit)
Released 16 May 1994
Format 7", CD, CT
Recorded 1993
Genre Progressive rock
Length 6:13 (album version)
4:55 (single edit)
Label EMI (UK)
Columbia (US)
Writer(s) David Gilmour, Bob Ezrin, Polly Samson, Nick Laird-Clowes
Producer(s) Bob Ezrin and David Gilmour
Pink Floyd singles chronology
"One Slip"
(1988)
"Take It Back"
(1994)
"High Hopes" / "Keep Talking"
(1994)

"Take It Back" is a song by the progressive rock group Pink Floyd, released as the seventh track on their 1994 album, The Division Bell.[1][2] It was also released as a single on 16 May 1994, the first from the album, and Pink Floyd's first for seven years. The music for the song was written by guitarist David Gilmour and album co-producer Bob Ezrin, with lyrics by Gilmour, his wife Polly Samson and Nick Laird-Clowes.

Equipment[edit]

Guitarist David Gilmour used an E-bow on a Gibson J-200 acoustic guitar that is processed through a Zoom effects box, then directly injected into the board.[3]

The lyrics include a common British reading of the nursery rhyme, Ring a Ring o' Roses, during its instrumental section.

Personnel[edit]

Additional musicians:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Strong, Martin C. (2004). "Pink Floyd". The Great Rock Discography (7th ed.). Edinburgh: Canongate Books. pp. 1175–1178. 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. ^ "Sounds of Silence" interview, Guitar World, September 1994. Retrieved 28 July 2010.

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