A Pillow of Winds


A Pillow of Winds

Infobox Song
Name = A Pillow of Winds


Artist = Pink Floyd
Album = Meddle
Released = October 30, 1971 (US)
November 5, 1971 (UK)
track_no = 2
Recorded = July 1971
Morgan Studios, London
August 1971
AIR Studios, London
Genre = Progressive rock
Length = 5:11
Writer = David Gilmour
Roger Waters
prev = One of These Days
prev_no = 1
next = Fearless
next_no = 3
"A Pillow of Winds" is the second track from Pink Floyd's 1971 album Meddle. The song is a soft acoustic piece, and rather uncharacteristically for a Pink Floyd song, the lyrics deal with love. Guitarist David Gilmour composed the track, and Roger Waters wrote the lyrics. This song also features slide guitar work by Gilmour. The song begins and ends in the key of E Major, with a darker middle section (following the lyric, "and the candle dies") in the parallel minor, E minor.

According to Nick Mason, the song's title originates from a possible hand in the game of Mahjong, with which the band had become enamoured while touring.

Personnel

*David Gilmour - Vocals, Acoustic guitar and Slide guitar
*Richard Wright - Organ,
*Nick Mason - Cymbals
*Roger Waters- Bass


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