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  • What's the deal with the last solo on "Comfortably Numb" fading out just as it gets really fantastic? As heard on Delicate Sound of Thunder and PULSE, there's much more of that solo to go.
    • That could probably be chalked up to the time limitations of LPs.
      • As well as the time limitation of lps, another reason for the early fadeout was that when "Comfortably Numb" was first recorded its ending solo transitioned into "Hey You" which was originally planned to be the end of "The Wall" Side 3. However shortly before the albums release, "Hey You" was moved to the start of "The Wall" Side 3, which led to the early fadeout to mask the redundant transition at the end of "Comfortably Numb".
    • Delicate Sound of Thunder and PULSE both are from the Gilmour-led era. A lot of guitar solos were much longer than in the original record, at that time.
    • Come to think of it, I wouldn't at all be surprised if Gilmour wanted a longer solo on the LP, but Waters (who was largely in control of creative decisions at the time) decided to edit it short so that Gilmour doesn't steal his thunder.
  • In the Nineties, some unidentified but likely professional DJ put out their own so-called 'trance remixes' of Atom Heart Mother, Meddle, Obscured By Clouds, Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals, A Momentary Lapse of Reason, and The Division Bell. Awful lot of effort - but who the hell was it??
    • The general consensus from fans and the music industry alike is that they were created by the Orb; their style is unmistakable, and the music contains loads of samples from both the Orb and its predecessor, the KLF. However, the Orb have never confirmed nor denied this.
    • A few more 'trance remixes' CD's, different in style and clearly amateur, covering "More", "The Final Cut", "Piper At The Gates of Dawn" and selected tracks from "A Saucerful of Secrets," were made by a teenage fan named Alex Wroten. However, none of these are connected to the mystery batch.