Two Suns in the Sunset


Two Suns in the Sunset

Song_infobox
Name = Two Suns in the Sunset


Artist = Pink Floyd
Album = The Final Cut
Released = March 21 1983 (UK)
April 2 1983 (US)
track_no = 13
Recorded = July-December 1982
Genre = Progressive rock
Length = ~5:23
Writer = Roger Waters
Label = Harvest Records (UK)
Capitol Records (US)
Producer = Roger Waters, James Guthrie and Michael Kamen
[ Chart position = ]
prev = Not Now John
prev_no = 12

"Two Suns in the Sunset" is the final song on Pink Floyd's 1983 concept album, "The Final Cut". Partway through the song, the lyric "the sun is in the east, even though the day is done" is a metaphor referring to the glowing fireball of a nuclear explosion. [citebook|title=Echoes: The Complete History of Pink Floyd|author=Glenn Povey|year= 2007|publisher=Mind Head Publishing|id=ISBN 0955462401]

"The Final Cut"'s main proponent was the band's bass player and controversial frontman, Roger Waters, previously a chair of the youth branch of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament in Cambridge. "Two Suns in the Sunset" was his view on the world's end, thermonuclear war, which would ultimately end in nuclear winter. Waters later returned to this theme in his solo albums, most prominently so in "Radio K.A.O.S.", which dealt with this theme throughout the album.

It is notable for being one of the few Pink Floyd songs in which drummer Nick Mason does not feature. It was felt that Nick was not able to play the part well enough and so drumming duties were instead given over to Andy Newmark. The song also contains the same piercing scream by Roger Waters used on earlier songs such as "Careful with That Axe, Eugene" and the intercut between The Happiest Days Of Our Lives and Another Brick in the Wall Part 2.

Personnel

*Roger Waters -Bass Guitar, lead vocals, acoustic guitar
*Andy Newmark - Drums
*Andy Bown - Hammond Organ
*David Gilmour - Guitar
*Raphael Ravenscroft - Sax
*Michael Kamen - Piano

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