Money on "A collection of great dance songs"

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Money on "A collection of great dance songs"

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As most of you know, "Money" was re-recorded for this album with just Dave playing all of the instruments. Does anyone know the reason for this? And why only money and not the others?
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While Pink Floyd remained on EMI Records in England (which is, I think the only major label in England,) thier record label in America changed after the release of DSOTM from Capitol to Columbia.

Since Capitol records held the copyright to the original recording of DSOTM, they also held the copyright to the original recording of Money. In order to keep from having to pay Capitol royalties, the song was re-recorded.

I would assume that Gilmour played everything simply because the others weren't available at the time.
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mosespa wrote:While Pink Floyd remained on EMI Records in England (which is, I think the only major label in England,) thier record label in America changed after the release of DSOTM from Capitol to Columbia.

Since Capitol records held the copyright to the original recording of DSOTM, they also held the copyright to the original recording of Money. In order to keep from having to pay Capitol royalties, the song was re-recorded.

I would assume that Gilmour played everything simply because the others weren't available at the time.
Thanks mosespa. I imagine there was quite a fight then between both record companies then.
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I don't believe for a second that he played the sax on it.
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David did not play Sax on Money.
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Mos' explanation is spot-on.

_Dick Parry played the sax on the re-recorded version (And the original version too). The cash register effects are the exact same as the original version.
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David did not play the sax on the re-recorded Money,because he has only started going to lesson's to learn how to play the instrument with his son recently,after his wife Polly bought him a sax.
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Post by Real Pink in the Inside »

I played the alto sax in my High School music classes. It's quite the fun instrument.