Thursday, February 26, 2015

Pink Floyd: David Gilmour album update

Roxy Music’s Phil Manzanera is sharing an update on the latest solo album by Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour.

“It’s going very well,” Manzanera tells Uncut. “I think it sounds fantastic, people will be very happy.”

Manzanera co-produced Gilmour’s last album, 2006’s “On An Island”, with Gilmour and Chris Thomas, and also contributed guitar and vocals to the record.

Gilmour confirmed the project last fall in an interview with Rolling Stone and also revealed plans to head out on tour in support of the record.

“It's coming along very well," said Gilmour. "There are some sketches that aren't finished, and some of them will be started again. There's a few months' work in it yet. I'm hoping to get it out this following year. Then I'm hoping to do an old man's tour, not a 200-date sort of thing."

Gilmour says he plans to play smaller venues, as he did in 2006.

"There haven't been many discussions about the tour," he says. "But places like Radio City Music Hall sound like the right sort of vibe for me."

The guitarist performed the Pink Floyd classic, “Wish You Were Here”, during a surprise appearance with the Bombay Bicycle Club at London’s Earls Court on December 13.

Last November, Pink Floyd released their final album, “The Endless River.”

The project features material recorded by Gilmour, keyboardist Rick Wright and drummer Nick Mason during sessions for 1994’s “The Division Bell.”

The album serves as the band’s tribute to Wright, who died from cancer in 2008 at the age of 65.

Pink Floyd were named the No. 10 Rock News Artist of The Year as part of the 5th annual hennemusic Rock News Awards.

See also:

Rock News Artist Of The Year No. 10: PINK FLOYD
VIDEO: David Gilmour performs Pink Floyd classic in London
Pink Floyd drummer participates in UK fundraiser The Paddington Trail
AUDIO: Pink Floyd preview Surfacing from The Endless River
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