After having announced the demise of Pink Floyd last week, David Gilmour decided to cover The Beatles’ “Here, There and Everywhere”. Gilmour recorded the track for this month’s issue of Mojo and, while it maintains the same vibe as the original song, the bigger sounding production can easily be noticed, at least for some of us old school, diehard fans.
David Gilmour’s solo album, “Rattle That Rock” is expected to hit the market on September 18th and it is going his first solo album released in 8 years, his last one having been released back in 2006 under the name “On An Island”. Gilmour also released another solo album back in 1984 which was named “About Face”.
Gilmour obviously did not produce the album on his own. He did so with the aid of a few heavy names such as Phil Manzanera from Roxy Music, the occasional Pink Floyd basist Guy Pratt and Steve DiStanislao, the drummer from Stills And Nash.
The famous guitarist is also maintaining the “memorial” style used in Pink Floyd’s last album, The Endless River, by adding keyboards which belong to Richard Wright, who passed away back in 2008.
As mentioned earlier, Gilmour confirmed the retirement of Pink Floyd from the music world, mentioning that the band had “run its course”. Gilmour believes that restarting the band with Mason and Waters would be a complete “fakery”. Thus, we can never expect to see Pink Floyd again.
He described his experience with Roger Waters as a fulfilling one, a relationship which has occupied 48 years of his life, an experience that made Pink Floyd one of the most successful bands in history. Gilmour considers that Pink Floyd’s first years were 95 percent of the experience, which were good times, so he isn’t willing to let the last 5 percent spoil all the fun.
David Gilmour is expected to perform in the following years, just not under the name of Pink Floyd, but his own. Pink Floyd has been a part of people’s lives for almost half a century, bringing joy and fulfillment to the young and the old, the happy and the sad and secured its position among the greatest bands to have ever made a stand in rock music.
Thank you, Pink Floyd. Thank you for everything you have done for us, your most loyal listeners.
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