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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 surround sound 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, like Firefox. In Firefox, click on any song link on this page. An audio player bar in the middle of the screen should open to play 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.

speakerA Great Day for Freedom - Backing track mp3. Thanks to Ryan Gately. 5.3MB

speakerA Great Day for Freedom - Backing Track mp3. GXT extraction. Thanks to Plank. 5.8MB

speakerA Great Day for Freedom (with vocal) - Backing Track mp3. Mixed from the surround sound version with all guitar removed. 6.1MB

speakerBarn Jam #121 - Backing track mp3. It's a bit choppy, but it works to jam along to. 9.2MB

speakerBarn Jam #166 - Backing track mp3. 1.9MB

speakerBiding My Time (with vocals) - Backing track mp3. GXT extraction. Thanks to Plank. 7.2MB

speakerThe Blue -Backing track mp3. GXT extraction. Thanks to Plank. 7.5MB.
There is also a good BT for this song over on Gilmourish.com.

speakerBreathe - Backing track mp3. 3.8MB

speakerChildhoods End - Backing track mp3. GXT extraction. Thanks to Plank. 5.3MB

speakerCluster One - Backing track mp3. Mixed from the surround sound version with most of the guitar removed. 8.1MB

speakerComfortably Numb - Extended solo - Backing track mp3. 11.3MB
Track by Jani Ovasaka. I extended it for the long live solo. Original backing track from Gilmourish.com.

speakerComing 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

speakerComing Back to Life (with vocals) - Backing track mp3. Mixed from the surround sound version with most of the guitar removed. 9MB

speakerDogs (with vocals) - Backing track mp3. GXT extraction with solos removed. Thanks to Plank. 31.3 MB

speakerEchoes - beginning thru funky part - Backing track mp3. Professional backing track by Pinkover. Best one on the web, but incomplete. Thanks to Tav. 11MB

speakerEchoes - funky part thru seaguls section - Backing track mp3. It's a bit choppy but OK to play along with. 15.2MB

speakerEchoes - solo section 1 - Backing track mp3. 2.2MB

speakerEchoes - from Rick's "ping" up to funky part - Backing track mp3. 5.9MB.

speakerEchoes 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

speakerEchoes Complete (with vocals) THIS IS THE BEST ONE - Backing track mp3. Thanks to Plank for mixing this one together. Almost all the guitar has been removed from the original track. 34.4MB

speakerFat Old Sun - Backing track mp3. GXT extraction. Thanks to Plank. 7.3MB.

speakerHey Joe (with Seal vocals) - Backing track mp3. This is the version Seal performed with Gilmour. 6.8MB

speakerHey You (with DG vocals) - Backing track mp3. Includes the repeating Wall motif guitar in the beginning of the solo so you can play the high notes over. 7MB

speakerHey You (with DG vocals) - Backing track mp3. Includes high notes at the beginning of the solo so you can play the repeating Wall guitar motif over. 7MB

speakerHey You - extended solo (with DG vocals) - Same as above but with an extended solo section, using the same chords as the verse section. 7.7MB

speakerHigh Hopes - Backing track mp3. This is a midi version. 7.6MB
There is a better BT for this song by Chico Valdivia on Gilmourish.com.

speakerI Put Spell on You (with Mica vocal) - Backing track mp3. This is the original version Gilmour performed with Mica Paris. 6MB

speakerLets Get Metaphysical - Backing track mp3. GXT extraction. Thanks to Plank. 5.6MB

Lost for Words - There is a good BT by Gary Halloran for this song over on Gilmourish.com.

speakerLost for Words (with vocal) - Backing track mp3. Mixed from the surround sound version with most of the guitar removed. 7.4MB

speakerLouder Than Words (with vocals) - Backing track mp3. Surround mix extraction. 9.4MB

speakerMarooned - Backing track mp3. 4.8MB

speakerMarooned - Backing track mp3. Thanks to Ryan Gately. 7.6MB

speakerMarooned - Backing track mp3. Mixed from the surround sound version with most of the guitar removed. 7.9MB

speakerMother - extended solo version - Backing Track mp3. 7.2MB

speakerMoney - Backing track #1 mp3. 7.7MB

speakerMoney - Backing track #2 mp3. 5.9MB

speakerNo More Lonely Nights - solo - Backing track for guitar solo. 4.5MB

speakerNot Now John ( with vocals) - Backing track mp3. GXT extraction. Thanks to Plank. 6.8MB

speakerOne Slip (with vocals) - Backing track mp3. GXT extraction. Thanks to plank. 9.2MB

speakerOn the Turning Away - Extended Solo - Backing track mp3. 9.5MB
Backing track by John Roscoe. I extended it for the long live solo. The original backing track is on Gilmourish.com.

speakerOn an Island (with vocals) - Backing track mp3. 9.4MB
This is a guitar version mixed with vocals to make a complete song with no solos. Original guitar solo backing tracks from Gilmourish.com.

speakerOn an Island - Backing track mp3. Thanks to Deck. 9.4MB

speakerOn The Run - Backing track mp3. 5.1 extraction. The synthesizer has mostly been removed so you can jam along on guitar. 5.1MB

speakerOne of These Days - Backing track mp3. GXT extraction. 2.0MB

speakerOne of These Days - This sounds like a midi version. Not sure who made it, but I think it was on Gilmourish.com at one time.

speakerPurple Rain - solo - Backing track mp3. This is just the solos section for the version of Purple Rain Gilmour played with Tom Jones. 4.4MB

speakerRaise My Rent - Backing track mp3. GXT extraction. Thanks to Plank. 8MB
There is another very good BT for this song on Gilmourish.com.

speakerRun Like Hell (with vocals) -Backing track mp3. Same as the Chris Johnson BT found on Gilmourish.com and other sources. 4.2MB

speakerShine on You Crazy Diamond parts 1-5 - Backing track mp3. 3.7MB

speakerShine 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

speakerShine 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.

Sorrow - Backing track mp3 by Matthew Rigby. Same as the one found on Gilmourish.com and other places. 8 MB.

Take a Breath - There is a very good BT for this song by Frédéric Peynet over on Gilmourish.com.

speakerSigns of Life - Backing track mp3. Made from an album extraction. 5.9 MB

speakerSigns of Life - extended - Backing track mp3. Made from an album extraction. Extended about a minute-and-a-half longer. 5.9 MB

speakerSorrow - Pulse Version - Backing track mp3. 15.7 MB

speakerSorrow - Pulse Version (with vocals) - Backing track mp3. 15.7 MB

speakerTake it Back - Backing track mp3. GXT extraction. 5.9MB

speakerTake it Back (with vocals) - Backing track mp3. Surround sound mix extraction extraction with most of the guitar removed. 9.1 MB

speakerThe Final Cut (with vcals) - with extra solo section and outro solo section added - Backing track mp3. 9MB

speakerThere's No Way Out of Here (with vocals) - Backing track mp3. Planks GXT track mixed with vocals up front. 7.4MB

speakerThere's No Way Out of Here - diminished vocals - Backing track mp3. GXT extraction. Thanks to Plank. 7.3MB

speakerTime / 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

speakerTime (no vocals )- Backing track mp3. This appears to be a mix of the demo version and a pro backing tracks. 6.9MB
There is another very good BT for this song, without vocals, on Gilmourish.com.

speakerTraveling Section - Backing track mp3. This is not for the preferred Rainbow '72 version, but you can jam most of those riffs in this BT. 8MB

speakerTwo Suns in the Sunset - Backing track mp3. Thanks to Reds. 3.3MB

speakerUs and Them - Backing Track mp3. 10.4MB

speakerWhere We Start - Backing track mp3. Thanks to Avatar. 12.5MB

What do You Want From Me - There is a very good BT for this over on Gilmourish.com.

speakerWish You Were Here (with vocals) - Backing track mp3. GXT extraction. 12.2MB

speakerWish 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
There is also a good one without vocals over on Gilmourish.com.

speakerWots Uh The Deal - Backing track mp3. GXT extraction. Thanks to Plank. 6.9MB

speakerYoung Lust (with vocals) - Backing track wav audio file. GXT extraction. Thanks to Plank. 3.4MB

speakerYoung Lust (no vocal) - Backing track mp3. Thanks to Matthew Rigby. 3.3MB

speakerYoung Lust Phone Call - Isolated - This is just the phone call from the end of the song, without music. For Pink Floyd cover band use.

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