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    Posted: August 28 2005 at 21:41
listen to the song down by the river by neil young the opening is all most the same as the pink floyd tune breath
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 28 2005 at 21:52
Not really. It's just E minor and A major. As far as chord progressions go, those two aren't exactly uncommon.
The crux of the biscuit is the apostrophe.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 29 2005 at 00:33

The chords and the tempo do overlap a little, but as Biggles says, that's common enough ... now try and compare Wish You Were Here to Van Morrison's Almost Independence Day (on the Saint Dominic's Preview album) ...

"Death to Utopia! Death to faith! Death to love! Death to hope?" thunders the 20th century. "Surrender, you pathetic dreamer.

"No" replies the unhumbled optimist "You are only the present."
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 29 2005 at 14:58
There are hundreds of thousands of songs in the world, some are going to overlap. Especially the chord progressions (harmony). It is the vocals and solos (melody) that constitute any similarities, IMO.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 29 2005 at 15:23

Interesting - searched my Floyd collection for 'Tune Breath', couldn't quite find it. Then I searched the net, 'till I thought of the possibillity of spelling errors, so I seached for 'Tuna Breath'. Surprisingly, I got the same results.

But then, glorious enlightenment shone on me.

'Down By the River' is as similar to 'BREATHE' as meatball crust and...

FLAMINGOS!!!

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 29 2005 at 17:32
I know both songs and have them original in my collection, but I never heard breathe out of down by the river. Maybe I now listen to Breathe with a new background, LOL.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 29 2005 at 17:54

Originally posted by Biggles

Not really. It's just E minor and A major. As far as chord progressions go, those two aren't exactly uncommon.

I think that Pink Floyd hold the record of having the most songs based on the dorian mode ...

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 29 2005 at 22:51

I remeber reading an interview with Roger Waters about how this song came about. He said something like" We were just jamming and then someone started playing Em and A and we were all like yeah this is great!".

Somehting like that

Well McGarnical Billy is dead! They slit his throat from ear to ear!
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