Shine On You Crazy Diamond Parts 1-9 - Pink Floyd (1975) HQ Audio HD Video ~MetalGuruMessiah~





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Published on Aug 27, 2012

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Updated "Wish You Were Here" video! https://youtu.be/5MR8IHmYo08

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Remember when you were young, you shone like the sun.
Shine on you crazy diamond.
Now there's a look in your eyes, like black holes in the sky.
Shine on you crazy diamond.
You were caught on the crossfire of childhood and stardom,
blown on the steel breeze.
Come on you target for faraway laughter,
come on you stranger, you legend, you martyr, and shine!
You reached for the secret too soon, you cried for the moon.
Shine on you crazy diamond.
Threatened by shadows at night, and exposed in the light.
Shine on you crazy diamond.
Well you wore out your welcome with random precision,
rode on the steel breeze.
Come on you raver, you seer of visions,
come on you painter, you piper, you prisoner, and shine!

Shine On You Crazy Diamond by Pink Floyd was released on their ninth studio album, Wish You Were Here, in the fall of 1975. "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" was the massive epic which both began (Parts 1-5) and ended (Parts 6-9) the album. I've combined both into a single video.

The record explores themes of absence, the music business and former band-mate Syd Barrett's mental decline. It was lead writer Roger Waters' idea to split the centerpiece track "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" in two and join each half with three new compositions. "Shine On" was a tribute to Barrett, who, coincidentally, made an impromptu visit to the studio while it was being recorded.

The record initially received mixed reviews, but has since been acclaimed by critics and appears on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the "500 Greatest Albums of All Time". Band members Richard Wright and David Gilmour have each declared Wish You Were Here their favourite Pink Floyd album.

The song is.....well, what is there to say? An epic, unadulterated, masterpiece. This album changed my life, literally. I recall the first time I ever heard this record like it was yesterday, it made such an indelible mark on consciousness. Less than an hour of music I heard one night almost 40 years ago.....I can almost remember every single note! And I guess I'll remember each of those notes until I have no memory?

That night, I was at a party at a remote ranch house, and as everyone was fading out in the early morning hours, and just as a massive lightning storm moved over the area, someone put on Wish You Were Here. Previously the night was filled with hard rock and so it was only after the serious partying was winding down that this record was ventured. As the first few notes came through those speakers, I was absolutely mesmerized and tuned out the conversations being held as I strained to listen to this unworldly, strange music. Listening to this music at this time of my life, with the lightning storm heightening the dramatic effect, produced the singular most intense response I ever had to music, other records and times came close, but nothing ever equaled this one. It was spiritual, a revelation....music as something far beyond what I'd ever comprehended or imagined it could be.

This epic was my 5th Floyd vid, the 2nd from Wish You Were Here. I knew I wanted to make one video combining all parts, but I realized that would be a challenge.....turned out it was!

The video would be almost 30 minutes long, in 1080p, and incorporated many process heavy video clips (clouds, stars, etc.) It was a nightmare to adjust timings, since the extreme length and complexity would cause the program to lag and timing never rendered as set. Tried to split into two separate videos and then combine, but even worse to not be able to adjust in total.

It could take almost an hour for the program to even load the project & each render took over 6 hours, then each of the full 1080 renderings was incorrectly timed, or worse, contained missing layers. Finally decided to settle on this last render, the closest I ever came to right, though timing issues still annoy the hell out of me. Bummed, 'cause it really needed a final tune w/ some image substitutions, transition work & accurate timings, but this one kicked my ass & just glad to have it done!

Special Thanks!:
Great Syd art:
Moving Art Channel
Sunset boats!
Owl Productions/Joseph Lodato
Surreal "Ballooned!" & "Ulterior Path"
Amazing kaleidoscopes!
hdcolor's channel
Photo of Grand Canyon

...and of course, EVERYONE ELSE WHO'S ART


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