Former Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour will be featured in a 14-track cover album to be released by Mojo Magazine with their October 2015 issue. The album, simply entitled David Gilmour and Friends, also includes guest appearances by A Momentary Lapse of Reason, On an Island and The Endless River collaborator Phil Manzanera, famed guitarist David Crosby, British singer-songwriter Graham Nash and electronic duo The Orb of Metallic Spheres fame, among other artists.
David Gilmour’s featured contribution to the album, an atmospheric rendition of The Beatles’ “Here, There and Everywhere”, from their 1966 album Revolver, was recorded with his son Joe Gilmour two years previously, according to Mojo Magazine. Gilmour cited The Beatles as a major influence in his work and had stated in an interview with Mojo that “[They] taught me how to play guitar, I learnt everything. The bass parts, the lead, the rhythm, everything.” David Gilmour and Friends was created as a tribute to the long-time musician, described by Mojo as “[a] collection of music designed to celebrate the Pink Floyd leader’s life, work and influence.”
The promotional CD comes a month before the release of Gilmour’s long-anticipated fourth studio album, Rattle That Lock; his first solo album since 2006’s On an Island. Rattle That Lock is set to be released on September 18 by Columbia Records. You can watch an animated music video for the album’s title track below:
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