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Happy birthday, David!

News 05.03.2019 at 21:00

News about the group Pink Floyd

Today, March 6, David Gilmour celebrates his seventy-third birthday.

we Wish the birthday boy not to throw public musical activities to delight fans with new works, performances and collaborations, as well as often to meet with their colleagues in Pink Floyd.

And, of course, on this day we wish him good health, family prosperity and happiness.

on the Eve of the birthday of David came the 96th issue of "PROG", the cover of which is adorned with an excellent photograph newborn to 24 years of age work Barry Wentzel (Barrie Wentzell).

in the issue - new, exclusive interviews with David Gilmour, in which he talks, of course, the sale of most of their guitars, but also about what the future holds for Pink Floyd, and himself as a solo artist. Issues experienced interviewer Matt Everett (Matt Everitt) put David to think about some key in his work tools, and also to lift the veil of secrecy over the process of creating the new album:

"I write pieces of music. I'm working with. I did too much lately. Other things in my life come more or less in order, we can say at the moment. Pure space is coming to me. I come here to the Studio, where we now sit, and listen to hundreds of little demos that I have, and let them develop and see what they would lead to, at the same time listening: do not come back to me appetite to begin recording a full album and all the staff that dealt with him. To deal with this for me means a four-year project. Writing, development, recording. The marketing of the album and preparing for tour rehearsals, set of musicians, all that stuff takes a lot of time. In the end, I usually find that it took me four years of my life to fulfill all our plans, so it is a commitment that I must take, but we probably will achieve this goal. "

under the heading "My favorite guitar solo Gilmour" venerable prog-rock guitarists expressed his most sincere on the subject: Richard Henshall (Haken): "Shine On You Crazy Diamond"; Bruce Soord (The Pineapple Thief): "Tme"; Steve Howe: "Another Brick in the Wall"; Steve Hackett: "Money"; Roine Stolt: "Wish You Were Here"; Alec Kahney (TesseracT): "High Hopes"; Martin Barre: "Comfortably Numb"; Mike Holmes (IQ): "Echoes".

the materials placed on pages 35 to 46 of the "birthday" release, can be found here.