Seamus (song)


Seamus (song)

Infobox Single
Name = Seamus


Artist = Pink Floyd
from Album = Meddle
A-side = One of These Days (Japanese single)
Released = October 30, 1971 (US)
November 5, 1971 (UK)
November 29, 1971 (US single)
1971 (Italian single)
1971 (Japanese single)
Format = 7"
Recorded = Morgan Studios, London

May 28, 1971
AIR Studios, London
August 1971
AIR Studios, London
Genre = Blues
Length = 2:16
Label = Harvest (UK)
Capitol (US)
Writer = David Gilmour
Roger Waters
Rick Wright
Nick Mason
Producer = Pink Floyd
Certification =
Chart position =
Last single = "The Nile Song"
(1969)
This single = "One of These Days"
(1971)
Next single = "Free Four"
(1972)
Misc = Extra tracklisting
Album = Meddle
Type = studio
prev_track = San Tropez
prev_no = 4
this_track = "Seamus"
track_no = 5
next_track = "Echoes"
next_no = 6
"Seamus" is the fifth song on Pink Floyd's 1971 album "Meddle". Years later, the song appeared in the film version of Tom Stoppard's play "Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead". The song is named after the dog who performed howling 'vocals' on the album version of the track.

"Meddle"

The song was written by Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Nick Mason, and Richard Wright.

"": "Mademoiselle Nobs"

Film director Adrian Maben captured Pink Floyd's only live performance of "Seamus" (in a greatly altered form, excluding lyrics, and retitled "Mademoiselle Nobs") in his film "Pink Floyd: Live at Pompeii". To re-create the song, David Gilmour played harmonica instead of singing and (unusually) Roger Waters played one of Gilmour's Stratocaster guitars. A female Russian Wolfhound named Nobs, which belonged to Madonna Bouglione (the daughter of circus director Joseph Bouglione), was brought to the studio to provide howling accompaniment as Seamus did in the album version. There is also an audible bass guitar in this recording, likely overdubbed during mixing of the film soundtrack at another studio, but, as with many Pink Floyd songs, it is difficult to tell who is playing it.

Personnel

*David Gilmour - Guitar, Harmonica, and Vocals
*Roger Waters - Guitar, Bass
*Richard Wright - Piano
*Seamus (Meddle) - Barking
*Mademoiselle Nobs (Live at Pompeii) - Barking


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