Point Me at the Sky


Point Me at the Sky

Infobox Single
Name = Point Me at the Sky



Artist = Pink Floyd
from Album =
B-side = "Careful with That Axe, Eugene"
Released = 17 December, 1968
Format =
Recorded = 4 November, 1968
Genre = Progressive rock
Length = 3:35
Label = Columbia (EMI) (UK)
Writer = David Gilmour
Roger Waters
Producer = Norman Smith
Last single = "Let There Be More Light"
(1968)
This single = "Point Me at the Sky"
(1968)
Next single = "The Nile Song"
(1969)
"Point Me at the Sky" is the fifth U.K. single by the British band Pink Floyd, released on December 17, 1968. The single was not released in the U.S.

The song was an early composition by Roger Waters and David Gilmour. The lyrics described a character, Henry McLean, who invites his girlfriend Jean for a ride in his newly built flying machine. The two attempt to escape an imaginary future world (dated 2005) where overcrowding and lack of food are the norm. Because the recording quality on most pressings was marginal, it was difficult for fans to get an accurate interpretation of the science-fiction like lyrics. Musically, the song is a heavy piece of psychedelia, similar to "The Nile Song", which was also the group's next European single.

The record did poorly on the charts, and for this reason Pink Floyd did not release another single in the UK until 1979's "Another Brick in the Wall, Part II" from The Wall. Its B-side, "Careful with That Axe, Eugene," became over time far more popular. The A-side has since become the most obscure of all officially released Pink Floyd recordings. It was left out of the 1971 collection "Relics" and was not re-issued until the 1992 CD collection "The Early Singles", a bonus disc in the "Shine On" box set.

There was also a different performance of the song recorded for the BBC, but this has never been officially released on record. A promotional film was made for the record in which the group posed for pictures in flying goggles standing next to a 1920's vintage aeroplane. Still pictures from this photo session were included in promotional materials given away with the U.K. single and on a picture sleeve version released in Europe. Similar shots taken at the same time later appeared in the artwork for the LP "A Nice Pair" and the booklet for 1992 remastered CD of "A Saucerful of Secrets".

A remake of the song was recorded in 1982 by the Los Angeles group Acid Casualties which featured guitarist Robbie Krieger of The Doors. The album "Panic Station" was an early Rhino Records release.

Personnel

*David Gilmour - Guitar and Vocals
*Roger Waters - Bass and Vocals
*Richard Wright - Keyboard and Organ
*Nick Mason - Drums and Percussion


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Point Me at the Sky — «Point Me at the Sky» Сингл …   Википедия

  • Point me at the sky — Chanson par Pink Floyd extrait de l’album du single Point Me at the Sky / Careful with That Axe, Eugene Pays  Royaume Uni …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Point Me at the Sky — Chanson par Pink Floyd extrait de l’album du single Point Me at the Sky / Careful with That Axe, Eugene Pays   …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Point Me at the Sky — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda «Point Me at the Sky» Sencillo de Pink Floyd Lado B Careful With That Axe, Eugene Publicación 17 de diciembre de 1968 …   Wikipedia Español

  • Point Me At The Sky — …   Википедия

  • The Great Gig in the Sky — Chanson par Pink Floyd extrait de l’album de l album The Dark Side of the Moon Pays Royaume Uni Sortie 23 mars 1973 Durée 4:47 Genre …   Wikipédia en Français

  • The Sky Is Falling (fable) — The Sky Is Falling , better known as Chicken Licken , Henny Penny or Chicken Little is an old fable about a chicken (or a hare in early versions) who believes the sky is falling. The phrase, The sky is falling, has passed into the English… …   Wikipedia

  • The Sky So Big and Black — is a science fiction novel by John Barnes that was published in 2002. The title itself refers to the clear sky as seen from the surface of Mars, to the nearness of the Martian horizon because Mars is a much smaller planet, and to the abrupt… …   Wikipedia

  • The great gig in the sky — Chanson par Pink Floyd extrait de l’album de l album The Dark Side of the Moon Pays Royaume Uni Sortie 23 mars 1973 Durée 4:47 Genre(s) …   Wikipédia en Français

  • The Sky Is Falling (film) — Infobox Film name = The Sky is Falling image size = caption = Promotional movie poster for the film director = Florrie Laurence producer = Brad Hall David Parks Howard Kazanjian writer = Florrie Laurence narrator = starring = Dedee Pfeiffer Teri… …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.