When You're In

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"When You're In"
Song by Pink Floyd from the album Obscured by Clouds
Published World Copyrights Ltd
Released 3 June 1972 (UK)
15 June 1972 (US)
Recorded March 1972
Château d'Hérouville, Hérouville, France
Genre Blues rock, instrumental rock, progressive rock
Length 2:18
Label Harvest
Writer(s) Nick Mason
David Gilmour
Roger Waters
Richard Wright
Producer(s) Pink Floyd

"When You're In" is a track from Pink Floyd's 1972 album Obscured by Clouds.[1][2] It is entirely instrumental,[3] with a repetitive guitar riff repeating until the piece fades out. The title is a reference to a phrase by former Pink Floyd crew member, Chris Adamson, who would respond to when asked about a repair: "I'm in. And when you're in, you're in."[4]


This song, along with "Obscured by Clouds", was played live in late 1972 and usually opened shows on the 1973 The Dark Side of the Moon tour. The live performances were often an extended version which allowed David Gilmour to perform a guitar solo and Richard Wright to add a Hammond organ and Minimoog solo.


The song has been covered by Swedish band Tiamat on their 1994 EP Gaia.



  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. ^ Manning, Toby (2006). "The Albums". The Rough Guide to Pink Floyd (1st ed.). London: Rough Guides. p. 164. ISBN 1-84353-575-0. 
  4. ^ "FaceBook page for ThisdayinPinkFloyd" Check |url= value (help).