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GUITAR BACKING TRACKS
Last update January 2013
Here are a few backing tracks to to play guitar along with. For practice and educational purposes only. Thanks to everyone who made these. Some are basic midi BTs, and some are pro BTs. Many are GXT (guitar extractions) files made from the original tracks, with guitar removed as best as can be done. These GXT files may sound a bit muffled because it is impossible to completely remove all of the guitar, but they are good for practice. Some of these BT's are made from the 5-1 or quad mixes of the songs, with guitar tracks turned off or extracted.
To download to your computer, you need a browser that lets you save audio files. I use Firefox. In Firefox, click on the file on my web page. It opens an audio player bar in the middle of the screen for the backing track. Let the track completely load, then click the pull down menu on the audio bar and select "save as source". Direct it to a location on your computer you wish to place the file. Some browsers may open Quicktime, or similar audio program to play sound files. Most of these let you save the files to your computer after loading.
You may also want to browse karaoke-version.com. They have a selection of the top Pink Floyd songs, with customizable instrument and vocal tracks.
The Blue -Backing track mp3. GXT extraction. Thanks to Plank. 7.5MB.
Comfortably Numb - Extended solo - Backing track mp3. 11.3MB
Coming Back to Life - extended mix - Backing track mp3. A mix of the Daniel Scates backing track found on Gilmourish.com and other places. This one has a slightly slower intro to play the live versions. 8.7MB
Echoes Complete Compilation - Backing track. This is the entire song, mixed from the excellent Pinkover BT, my loops of the funky part, and Plank's GXT extraction. Thanks to Plank for mixing them all together. Some vocals at the end. 43.6MB
High Hopes - Backing track mp3. This is a midi version. 7.6MB
Lost for Words - There is a good BT by Gary Halloran for this song over on Gilmourish.com.
On the Turning Away - Extended Solo - Backing track mp3. 9.5MB
On an Island (with vocals) - Backing track mp3. 9.4MB
Raise My Rent - Backing track mp3. GXT extraction. Thanks to Plank. 8MB
Shine on You Crazy Diamond parts 1-5 - mixed from Quad and 5.1 surround tracks, with vocals - I built this BT from actual album extractions. Some guitar solos could not be completely removed, but in most cases they are diminished, and guitar is completely removed from the entire synth intro. Drums and bass levels are a bit choppy in places, but this is the most accurate BT to play guitar to online for this song, since it is timed exactly to the album track. mp3. 12.9MB
Shine on You Crazy Diamond parts 6-9 - mixed from Quad and 5.1 surround tracks, with vocals - I created this BT in a similar manner to the SOYCD track above, and similarly, some solos could not be completey removed, but most are diminished. Includes David's dual rhythm guitar lines, and some fills I added to cover gaps in the slide guitar section. 18.8MB
So Far Away - There is a very good BT for this song over on Gilmourish.com.
Take a Breath - There is a very good BT for this song by Frédéric Peynet over on Gilmourish.com.
Time / Home Again (with vocals) - Backing track mp3. This is one of the best versions on the web. Made from the 5.1 mix, not from the demo version that is tuned slightly lower, this one is in perfect pitch. 15.9MB
Time (no vocals )- Backing track mp3. This appears to be a mix of the demo version and a pro backing tracks. 6.9MB
What do You Want From Me - There is a very good BT for this over on Gilmourish.com.
Wish You Were Here (no vocals) - Backing track mp3. Includes the intro guitar, but otherwise is only rhythm acoustic, bass, and drums. No keyboards. 4.5MB
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