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Artists on Recording Techniques by Jeff Touzeau

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7. Recording Roger Waters’ Post-Pink Floyd Masterpiece

As a founding member of Pink Floyd, Roger Waters asserted his leadership within the band well before The Wall. Indeed, even as early as The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, he was seen by others—including Norman Smith, Pink Floyd’s first producer—as their “captain.” Following Syd Barrett’s departure, Waters’ creative intellect became the driving force of the band, while David Gilmour, Nick Mason, and Richard Wright provided an invaluable musical context.

Even before The Dark Side of the Moon, Waters’ lyrical prowess was manifested in such songs as Ummagumma’s “Grantchester Meadows”—a poetic tribute to the natural beauty of his native Cambridge, England. Waters was a key contributor to the Floyd’s ...

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