San Tropez (song)


San Tropez (song)

Song_infobox
Name = San Tropez


Artist = Pink Floyd
Album = Meddle
Released = October 30, 1971 (US)
November 5, 1971 (UK)
track_no = 4
Recorded = August 1971
Morgan Studios, London
August 1971
AIR Studios, London
Genre = Progressive rock, jazz
Length = 3:43
Writer = Roger Waters
prev = Fearless
prev_no = 3
next = Seamus
next_no = 5
"San Tropez" is the title of the fourth track from the album "Meddle" by the band Pink Floyd. While the song has an upbeat, jazzy tempo, with a tropical feel to it, it also has the bouncy feel of mid to late 1960s music by groups such as The Kinks and The Beatles. Some have also compared the song to something from the pen of American songwriter Burt Bacharach.

While Roger Waters plays the acoustic guitar, "San Tropez" does include a short slide guitar solo from guitarist David Gilmour and an extended piano solo by keyboardist Rick Wright at the end.

Unlike the other tracks on "Meddle", "San Tropez" was not written collaboratively; instead, Roger Waters wrote the piece himself and brought it into the studio already finished. This song is about a place called Saint-Tropez, a commune of the Var département in southern France located on the French Riviera. Known for its lovely surroundings, this song reflects an idealized vision of what a day in San Tropez might be like. [http://www.pinkfloyd-co.com/disco/meddle/meddle_trivia.html]

A cover version of this song by Dave Chapple appears on Pink Floyd tribute album "A Fair Forgery of Pink Floyd".

Personnel

*Roger Waters - acoustic guitar, bass and vocals
*David Gilmour - slide guitar
*Richard Wright - piano
*Nick Mason - drums and percussion


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