Boring Machines Disturbs Sleep: Dave Gilmour's Christmas Tribute To Syd Barrett

Boring Machines Disturbs Sleep

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Dave Gilmour's Christmas Tribute To Syd Barrett

Dave Gilmour will release a tribute ep to his former bandmate and friend, Syd Barrett, who sadly passed away earlier this year. Barrett was a founding member of Pink Floyd, and was the major creative force in writing "Piper At The Gates Of Dawn". Which, in my opinion, is the greatest Floyd album.

The ep will be available for download on Christmas day and in the shops 1 day later and will featutre two new versions of "Arnold Layne", one recorded by Gilmour and another by long time fan, David Bowie.

In fact upon hearing about his death, Bowie had this to say about the reclusive Barrett, "His impact on my thinking was enormous. A major regret is that I never got to know him. A diamond indeed".

The ep will be wrapped up with a live version by Dave Gilmour of "Dark Globe", from Syd Barrett's "Madcap Laughs" solo album.

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