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|Song by Pink Floyd|
|from the album The Division Bell|
|Published||Pink Floyd Music (1987) Ltd|
|Released||28 March 1994 (UK)|
5 April 1994 (US)
The lyrics speak to ex-bandmate Syd Barrett in the first verse, and Roger Waters in the second, according to co-writer Polly Samson. As such, the second verse begins with the words "Hey you", the title of a Waters-penned song from Pink Floyd's earlier album, The Wall.
[about the D,A,D,G,A,D tuning on "Poles Apart", a new tuning for David Gilmour] (...) the funny thing is that I didn't know it was such an established tuning -- I thought it was something new that I had invented. One day, I was on holiday in Greece and I had an acoustic guitar with me. I just decided to tune the bottom string down to D, and continued to experiment until I arrived at that tuning. Then I mucked around a bit and "Poles Apart" fell out of it a few minutes later.— David Gilmour, 1994
- David Gilmour – acoustic & electric guitars, lap steel, fretless bass, lead vocals, keyboards, programming
- Nick Mason – drums and percussion
- Richard Wright – Hammond organ
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