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Astronomy Domine. Song Info

"Astronomy Domine" is a song by British Psychedelic rock band Pink Floyd. The song, written and composed by original vocalist/guitarist Syd Barrett, was the first track featured on their debut album, The Piper at the Gates of Dawn (1967). The lead vocal was sung by Barrett and keyboard player Richard Wright. Its working title was "Astronomy Dominé (An Astral Chant)", although the accented "é" is an improper spelling. "Domine" ("Lord" in Latin) is a word frequently quoted in Gregorian chants.


The song was also played by David Gilmour and his solo band (which includes Rick Wright with Guy Pratt on bass and Steve DiStanislao on drums) at the Abbey Road Studios sessions, which has been released as part of a CD/DVD On an Island package. Astronomy Domine was performed during the last few dates of Gilmour's On an Island tour, and features on his Live in Gdańsk DVD. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.