‘Childhood’s End’, The Powerful 1972 Pink Floyd Song Remixed From the Original Masters in 2016

Childhood’s End” is an incredibly powerful Pink Floyd song that was featured as the first song on the second side of the brilliant 1972 album Obscured by Clouds. It was also the very last song to be completely composed and written by David Gilmour until well after Roger Waters‘ famous departure from the band. As part of the new Early Years boxset, sound engineers Andy Jackson and Damon Iddins remixed the song in 2016 from the original master tapes, resulting in a gorgeously lush sound all around.

In the last week of February 1972, Pink Floyd started work, at Strawberry Studios in Herouville, France, and as David Gilmour later described: “We sat in a room, wrote, recorded, like a production line.” The result was 10 pieces of music: six songs and four instrumentals, which Melody Maker described as “some of the most aggressive instrumentals the Floyd have recorded.”