Us And Them
Pink Floyd
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Us, and them
And after all we're only ordinary men
Me, and you
God only knows it's not what we would choose to do
1974
101
Year
Peak Chart Position
  • peaked at No. 101 on the Billboard Bubbling Under the Hot 100 chart in 1974
  • the second single released from Pink Floyd's eighth studio album, The Dark Side of the Moon (1973)
  •  "Us and Them" was originally written on the piano by Pink Floyd keyboardist Richard Wright in 1969 for the film Zabriskie Point - it was titled "The Violent Sequence" and the original demo was instrumental, featuring only piano and bass - director Michelangelo Antonioni rejected it as he was looking for something more uptempo and said it made him think of church - Wright put it aside until the Dark Side of the Moon sessions in 1972 when lyrics were added by bassist Roger Waters
  • there is a break between Dick Parry's two saxophone solos which contains a spoken part - this was performed by Pink Floyd roadie Roger "The Hat" Manifold
  • on the record:
        David Gilmour - guitar, lead vocals
        Roger Waters - bass guitar
        Richard Wright - organ, piano, harmony vocals
        Nick Mason - drums, percussion
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        Dick Parry - saxophone
        Lesley Duncan - backing vocals
        Doris Troy - backing vocals
        Barry St. John - backing vocals
        Liza Strike - backing vocals
  • written by Richard Wright, Roger Waters
  • produced by Pink Floyd
  • engineered by Alan Parsons
  • recorded at Abbey Road Studios, London, England
  • length- 7:51 (album version), 3:15 (single edit)
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