For those friends of mine who want a little Gilmour fix: BBC Radio 2 has a live David Gilmour show available for streaming on its website.
It’s a great show, about an hour long, and showcases some of his new work along with a few Floyd nuggets. In particular, it’s fun to hear his reworking of “Shine On You Crazy Diamond” as a semi-acoustic number, and to hear Rick Wright sing Roger Waters’ part on “Comfortably Numb.” And the new Gilmour songs (from On An Island) are quite strong too, sounding even more “Floydian” than, say, anything on A Momentary Lapse Of Reason.
So for those who have tickets to one of Gilmour’s gigs, it looks like you’re in for a helluva show!
(P.S. – I’d be remiss if I didn’t note the fact that Roger Waters will be touring this summer in the EU, and that Nick Mason will be joining him for performances of The Dark Side Of The Moon – so it’ll be half of the Floyd touring during the spring, another half during the summer.)