Ibiza Bar

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"Ibiza Bar"
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Single by Pink Floyd
from the album Soundtrack from the Film More
A-side "The Nile Song"
Released1969
Format 7"
Length3:19
Label Harvest
Songwriter(s) David Gilmour, Roger Waters, Rick Wright, Nick Mason
Producer(s) Pink Floyd
Pink Floyd singles chronology
"Point Me at the Sky"
(1968)
"Ibiza Bar"
(1969)
"One of These Days"
(1971)
More track listing

"Ibiza Bar" is a song by English rock band Pink Floyd, featured on their third album, Soundtrack from the Film More . [1] [2]

Pink Floyd English rock band

Pink Floyd were an English rock band formed in London in 1965. They achieved international acclaim with their progressive and psychedelic music. Distinguished by their philosophical lyrics, sonic experimentation, extended compositions, and elaborate live shows, they are one of the most commercially successful and influential groups in popular music history.

<i>More</i> (soundtrack) 1969 studio album / Soundtrack album by Pink Floyd

More(released in the United States as Original Motion Picture Soundtrack from the film More) is the first soundtrack album and third studio album by English rock band Pink Floyd. It was released on 13 June 1969 in the United Kingdom by EMI Columbia and on 9 August 1969 in the United States by Tower Records. It was the band's first album without any involvement from former band leader Syd Barrett, and is a soundtrack for the 1969 film of the same name, which was primarily filmed on location on Ibiza and was the directorial debut of Barbet Schroeder.

Contents

Music

The song opens with a rhythm guitar riff notably similar to that of "The Nile Song". However, unlike that track, "Ibiza Bar" does not change keys, staying with a verse of E and D major chords, and a chorus resolving to A major. The chorus could be said to modulate, via a series of chords based on accidentals, all major: A to C, G to B-flat, and F back to A. David Gilmour's lead guitar parts use a good deal of echo. This and "The Nile Song" are among the few flirtations the band made with a heavier sound, along with Part 2 of "The Narrow Way" from Ummagumma , "The Gold It's in the..." from Obscured by Clouds and "Young Lust" from The Wall .

Rhythm guitar guitar technique; part of the rhythmic pulse in conjunction with other instruments from the rhythm section

In music performances, rhythm guitar is a technique and role that performs a combination of two functions: to provide all or part of the rhythmic pulse in conjunction with other instruments from the rhythm section ; and to provide all or part of the harmony, i.e. the chords from a song's chord progression, where a chord is a group of notes played together. Therefore, the basic technique of rhythm guitar is to hold down a series of chords with the fretting hand while strumming or fingerpicking rhythmically with the other hand. More developed rhythm techniques include arpeggios, damping, riffs, chord solos, and complex strums.

The Nile Song Pink Floyd single

"The Nile Song" is the second song from Pink Floyd's 1969 album, More, the soundtrack to the film of the same name. Released as a single in 1969, it was written by Roger Waters and sung by David Gilmour. It is similar to another song on the album, "Ibiza Bar". While the song was never performed live by Pink Floyd, the song was played by Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets in 2018.

In music theory, the key of a piece is the group of pitches, or scale, that forms the basis of a music composition in classical, Western art, and Western pop music.

Personnel

David Gilmour English guitarist of Pink Floyd

David Jon Gilmour, is an English guitarist, singer and songwriter who was a member of the progressive rock band Pink Floyd. He joined the group as guitarist and co-lead vocalist in 1968 shortly before the departure of founding member Syd Barrett. Pink Floyd subsequently achieved international success with the concept albums The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals, and The Wall. By the early 1980s, they had become one of the best-selling and most acclaimed acts in music history; by 2012, the band had sold over 250 million records worldwide, including 75 million units sold in the United States. Following the departure of Roger Waters in 1985, Gilmour assumed leadership of Pink Floyd; they released three more studio albums before disbanding in 2014.

Electric guitar electrified guitar; fretted stringed instrument with a neck and body that uses a pickup to convert the vibration of its strings into electrical signals

An electric guitar is a guitar that uses one or more pickups to convert the vibration of its strings into electrical signals. The vibration occurs when a guitar player strums, plucks, fingerpicks, slaps or taps the strings. The pickup generally uses electromagnetic induction to create this signal, which being relatively weak is fed into a guitar amplifier before being sent to the speaker(s), which converts it into audible sound.

Richard Wright (musician) English keyboardist of Pink Floyd

Richard William Wright was an English musician, composer, singer, and songwriter. He was a founder member, keyboardist, and vocalist of the progressive rock band Pink Floyd, performing on all but one of the group's albums including The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here and The Division Bell, and playing on all of their tours.

Cover

The song was covered by psychedelic/grunge band Love Battery on their album Between the Eyes , [3] and Replicants on their eponymous debut album. [4]

Psychedelic rock Style of rock music

Psychedelic rock is a diverse style of rock music inspired, influenced, or representative of psychedelic culture, which is centred around perception-altering hallucinogenic drugs. The music is intended to replicate and enhance the mind-altering experiences of psychedelic drugs, most notably LSD. Many psychedelic groups differ in style, and the label is often applied spuriously.

Grunge is a rock music genre and subculture that emerged during the mid-1980s in the Pacific Northwest U.S. state of Washington, particularly in Seattle and nearby towns. The early grunge movement revolved around Seattle's independent record label Sub Pop and the region's underground music scene. By the early 1990s its popularity had spread, with grunge bands appearing in California, then emerging in other parts of the United States and in Australia, building strong followings and signing major record deals.

Love Battery band

Love Battery is an American rock band from Seattle, Washington.

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References

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  4. "Replicants - Replicants". Discogs. Retrieved 8 August 2017.