1947 – David Gilmour of “Pink Floyd” is born today in 1947.
David Jon Gilmour CBE (born 6 March 1946), is an English musician, best known as the guitarist, lead singer, and one of the main songwriters in the band Pink Floyd. In addition to his work with Pink Floyd, Gilmour has worked as a record producer for a variety of artists, and has enjoyed a successful career as a solo artist. Gilmour has been actively involved with many charity organisations over the course of his career. In 2003, he was appointed CBE for services to music and philanthropy and was awarded with Outstanding Contribution title at the 2008 Q Awards.
Gilmour was born in Cambridge, England. His father, Douglas Gilmour, was a senior lecturer in zoology at the University of Cambridge and his mother, Sylvia, was a teacher and film editor. In Live at Pompeii, David describes his family, somewhat tongue-in-cheek, as nouveau riche.
Gilmour attended The Perse School on Hills Road, Cambridge, and met future Pink Floyd guitarist and vocalist Syd Barrett who attended Cambridgeshire High School for Boys, also situated on Hills Road. He studied modern languages to A-Level, and along with Syd, spent his lunchtime learning to play the guitar. They were not yet bandmates however, and Gilmour started playing in the band Joker’s Wild in 1963. Gilmour left Joker’s Wild in 1966 and busked around Spain and France with some friends. However, they were not very successful, living virtually a hand-to-mouth existence. In July 1992, Gilmour stated in an interview with Nicky Horne on BBC radio that he ended up being treated for malnutrition in a hospital. In 1967, they returned to England, driving a van with fuel stolen from a building site in France.
Gilmour was approached in December 1967 by drummer Nick Mason, who asked if he would be interested in joining Pink Floyd, which he did in January 1968, making Pink Floyd briefly a five-piece band. He was used to fill in for Syd Barrett’s guitar parts when the front man was unable to take a consistent part in Floyd’s live performances. When Syd Barrett “left” the group (the band chose not to pick him up one night for a gig due to his erratic behaviour), Gilmour by default assumed the role of the band’s lead guitarist and shared lead vocal duties with bassist Roger Waters and keyboard player Richard Wright in Barrett’s stead. However, after the back-to-back successes of The Dark Side of the Moon and then Wish You Were Here, Waters took more control over the band, writing most of Animals and The Wall by himself. Wright was fired during The Wall sessions and the relationship between Gilmour and Waters would further deteriorate during the making of The Wall film and the 1983 Pink Floyd album The Final Cut.
After recording “Animals”, Gilmour thought that his musical influence had been underutilized, and channeled his ideas into his self-titled first solo album (1978), which showcases his signature guitar style, as well as underscoring his songwriting skills. A tune written during the finishing stages of this album, but too late to be used, became “Comfortably Numb” on The Wall.
The negative atmosphere surrounding the creation of The Wall album and film, compounded by The Final Cut’s virtually being a Roger Waters solo album, led Gilmour to produce a second solo album, About Face (1984). The “About Face” tour suffered from weak ticket sales; a similar situation confronted Waters’ tour for The Pros and Cons of Hitchhiking.
In 1985, Waters declared that Pink Floyd was “a spent force creatively”. However, in 1986, Gilmour and drummer Nick Mason issued a press release stating that Waters had quit the band and they intended to continue without him. Gilmour assumed full control of the group and produced A Momentary Lapse of Reason in 1987 with some contributions from Mason and Richard Wright. Wright officially rejoined the band for a lengthy world tour and helped create 1994’s The Division Bell as well. Gilmour explained:
“ I had a number of problems with the direction of the band in our recent past, before Roger left. I thought the songs were very wordy and that, because the specific meanings of those words were so important, the music became a mere vehicle for lyrics, and not a very inspiring one. .. Dark Side of the Moon and Wish You Were Here were so successful not just because of Roger’s contributions, but also because there was a better balance between the music and the lyrics than there has been in more recent albums. That’s what I’m trying to do with A Momentary Lapse of Reason; more focus on the music, restore the balance. ”
In 1986, Gilmour purchased the houseboat Astoria which is moored on the River Thames near Hampton Court, and transformed it into a recording studio. The majority of the two most recent Pink Floyd albums, as well as Gilmour’s 2006 solo release On An Island, were recorded there.
On 2 July 2005, Gilmour played with Pink Floyd — including Roger Waters — at Live 8. The performance caused a temporary 1343% sales increase of Pink Floyd’s album Echoes: The Best of Pink Floyd. As a result, Gilmour vowed to donate all of his resulting profits to charities that reflect the goals of Live 8 saying:
Gilmour at Live 8 in July 2005
“ Though the main objective has been to raise consciousness and put pressure on the G8 leaders, I will not profit from the concert. This is money that should be used to save lives. ”
Shortly after, he called upon all artists experiencing a surge in sales from Live 8 performances to donate the extra revenue to Live 8 fund-raising. After the Live 8 concert, Pink Floyd were offered £150 million to tour the United States, but the band turned down the offer.
On 3 February 2006, he announced in an interview with the Italian newspaper La Repubblica that Pink Floyd would most likely never tour or write material together again. He said:
“ I think enough is enough. I am 60 years old. I don’t have the will to work as much anymore. Pink Floyd was an important part in my life, I have had a wonderful time, but it’s over. For me it’s much less complicated to work alone. ”
He said that by agreeing to Live 8, he had ensured the story of Floyd would not end on a sour note.
“ There was more than one reason, firstly to support the cause. The second one is the energy consuming an uncomfortable relationship between Roger and me that I was carrying along in my heart. That is why we wanted to perform and to leave the trash behind. Thirdly, I might have regretted it if I declined. ”
On 20 February 2006, Gilmour commented again on Pink Floyd’s future when he was interviewed by Billboard.com, stating, “Who knows? I have no plans at all to do that. My plans are to do my concerts and put my solo record out.”
In December 2006, Gilmour released a tribute to Syd Barrett, who had died in July that year, in the form of his own version of Pink Floyd’s first single “Arnold Layne”. Recorded live at London’s Royal Albert Hall, the CD single featured versions of the song performed by Pink Floyd’s keyboard player (and Gilmour’s band member) Richard Wright and special guest artist David Bowie. The single entered the UK Top 75 charts at number nineteen and remained steady for three weeks.
Since their Live 8 appearance in 2005, Gilmour has repeatedly said that there will be no Pink Floyd reunion. However, in a 2007 interview with Phil Manzanera, he stated that he’s “not done with yet” and that he plans on doing “something” in the future.
Pink Floyd songs composed solely by David Gilmour
* “A Spanish Piece” from Soundtrack from the Film More (1969)
* “The Narrow Way part 1-3″ from Ummagumma (1969)
* “Fat Old Sun” from Atom Heart Mother (1970)
* “Childhood’s End” from Obscured by Clouds (1972)
* “Round and Around”, “A New Machine part 1-2″, “Terminal Frost” and “Sorrow” from A Momentary Lapse of Reason (1987)
* “Country Theme”, “Small Theme”, “Big Theme” and “Mexico ’78” from La Carrera Panamericana (1992)
* “Coming Back to Life” from The Division Bell (1994)
Taking time off from Pink Floyd’s schedule, Gilmour also took up various roles as a producer, sideman and even concert sound engineer for a wide variety of acts which included former bandmate Syd Barrett, Kate Bush, Grace Jones, Tom Jones, Elton John, B. B. King, Paul McCartney, Seal, Sam Brown, Jools Holland, Bob Dylan, Pete Townshend, The Who, Supertramp, Levon Helm, Robbie Robertson, Alan Parsons, and various charity groups among others. In 1985, Gilmour performed with Bryan Ferry at the Wembley Live Aid concert.
David Gilmour also took part in a comedy skit titled “The Easy Guitar Book Sketch” with comedian Rowland Rivron and fellow British musicians Mark Knopfler, Lemmy from Motorhead, Mark King (musician) from Level 42, and Gary Moore. Guitar tech Phil Taylor explained in an interview that Knopfler used Gilmour’s guitar rig and managed to sound like himself when performing in the skit.
He has also recorded four solo albums, all four of which charted somewhere in the U.S. Top 40 (2006’s On an Island peaked at #6 in 2006, 2008’s Live in Gdansk peaked at #26, his 1978 self-titled solo debut peaked at #29 in 1978 and 1984’s About Face peaked at #32 in 1984) thus making him the only member of Pink Floyd to have a commercially successful solo career.
In 1994 Gilmour played guitar for the video game Tuneland, along with the additional saxophonist for Pink Floyd, Scott Page.
In 2001 and 2002, he held a small number of acoustic solo concerts in London and Paris, along with a small band and choir, which was documented on the In Concert release. In 2003, Rolling Stone included Gilmour in the list of hundred greatest guitarists of all time.
On 6 March 2006, his 60th birthday, he released his third solo album, On An Island, and a day later it was released in the US; it debuted at #1 in the UK charts. Produced by Gilmour along with Phil Manzanera and Chris Thomas, the album features orchestrations by renowned Polish composer Zbigniew Preisner. The album features David Crosby and Graham Nash on harmonies on the title track, Robert Wyatt on cornet and percussion and Richard Wright on Hammond organ and vocals. Other contributors include Jools Holland, Phil Manzanera, Georgie Fame, Andy Newmark, B. J. Cole, Chris Stainton, Willie Wilson, Rado ‘Bob’ Klose on guitar and Leszek Moz.dz.er on piano. The album also features Gilmour’s debut with the saxophone.
Gilmour toured Europe, US and Canada from 10 March to 31 May to promote On An Island. There were 10 shows in the US and Canadian leg of the tour. Pink Floyd alumnus Richard Wright, and frequent Floyd collaborators Dick Parry, Guy Pratt and Jon Carin also accompanied him on the tour. More shows were held in Europe during from July through August in 2006.
In a press release to promote the tour, David Gilmour stated:
“ “I’m rather hoping that with this tour announcement, people will believe me when I say, honestly, this is the only band I plan to tour with!”. ”
On An Island peaked the UK charts by reaching number one. On 10 April 2006, the album was certified platinum in Canada, with sales of over 100,000 copies. The album also gave Gilmour his first US Top 10 album as a solo artist.
A video recording of a show from Gilmour’s solo tour, entitled Remember That Night – Live At The Royal Albert Hall was released on 17 September 2007. The double DVD, directed by David Mallet, contains over five hours of footage, including an on-the-road documentary and guest appearances by David Bowie and Robert Wyatt. The two and a half hour concert features band members Richard Wright of Pink Floyd, Phil Manzanera of Roxy Music, Steve DiStanislao on drums, and various Pink Floyd regulars such as Dick Parry, Guy Pratt and Jon Carin. The 20-page booklet accompanying the DVD, features over 80 photos selected from studio recording and touring. The album is now available on Hi-Definition Blu-ray Disc with TrueHD surround sound. As TrueHD is not a mandatory format for Blu-ray players, and the disc carries no other surround channel, some players will only play it in stereo.
The final show of David Gilmour’s On an Island tour was held at the Gdan’sk Shipyard on 26 August 2006. The concert was held before a huge crowd of 50,000, and marked the twenty-sixth anniversary of Poland’s 1980 revolution. The concert was notable for the inclusion of “A Great Day For Freedom” as part of the encore.
The live album marking the Gdan’sk show was released 22 September 2008 and is called Live in Gdan’sk. The album was recorded during the last concert of Gilmour’s 2006 summer tour, which was held in front of 50,000 people at the shipyards in Gdan’sk, Poland. The concert was the only occasion on which Gilmour performed the tour material with an orchestra, using the 40-strong string section of the Polish Baltic Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Zbigniew Preisner, who was responsible for On An Island’s orchestral arrangements.
Gilmour is best known for his lead guitar work. Gilmour’s solo style is often characterised by blues-influenced phrasing, expressive note bends and sustain.
Although mainly known for his guitar work, Gilmour is also a proficient multi-instrumentalist. He also plays bass guitar (which he did on some Pink Floyd tracks), keyboards, banjo, harmonica, drums (as heard on the Syd Barrett solo track “Dominoes”, and other songs where he opted to play all the instruments) and lately, the saxophone.
In his early career with Pink Floyd, Gilmour played a multitude of Fender Stratocasters. One of his popular guitar solos (“Another Brick in the Wall Part 2″) was played on a Gibson Les Paul guitar.
In 2005, Gilmour was rated the 82nd greatest guitarist by Rolling Stone. In January 2007, Guitar World readers voted Gilmours solos, Comfortably Numb, Time and Money into the top 100 Greatest Guitar Solos (Comfortably Numb was voted the 4th greatest solo of all time, Time was voted the 21st greatest solo of all time and Money was voted the 62nd greatest solo of all time).
Gilmour’s first marriage was to American-born Virginia “Ginger” Hasenbein and he had four children from this union, Alice (born 1976), Clare (born 1979), Sara (born 1983), and Matthew (born 1986). They originally attended a Waldorf School, but Gilmour called their education there “horrific”. He has four children from his second marriage to Polly Samson – Charlie (Samson’s son with Heathcote Williams) whom Gilmour adopted and Joe, Gabriel and Romany. Charlie’s voice can be heard on the telephone to Steve O’Rourke, at the end of “High Hopes” (The Division Bell).
David Gilmour CBE in November 2003
Gilmour has been associated with various charity organisations. In May 2003, Gilmour sold his house in Little Venice to the ninth Earl Spencer and donated the proceeds worth £3.6 million to Crisis to help fund a housing project for the homeless. Apart from Crisis, other Charities to which Gilmour has lent support include Oxfam, the European Union Mental Health and Illness Association, Greenpeace, Amnesty International, The Lung Foundation, and Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy.
Apart from music, Gilmour is also an experienced pilot and aviation enthusiast. Under the aegis of his company, Intrepid Aviation, he had amassed an impressive collection of historical aircraft. He later decided to sell the company, as his venture, which had started as a hobby was becoming too commercial for him to handle. In an interview to BBC, he stated:
“ Intrepid Aviation was a way for me to make my hobby pay for itself a little bit, but gradually over a few years Intrepid Aviation became a business because you have to be businesslike about it. Suddenly I found instead of it being a hobby and me enjoying myself, it was a business and so I sold it. I don’t have Intrepid Aviation any more. I just have a nice old biplane that I pop up, wander around the skies in sometimes… ”
On 22 May 2008, Gilmour won the 2008 Ivor Novello Lifetime Contribution Award
Later, he was awarded for outstanding contribution for music by Q Awards. He dedicated his award to his late bandmate Richard Wright.
Main musical equipment
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The following is a list of equipment Gilmour either has used on his solo or Pink Floyd recordings, as well as on current or previous tours.
+ His main guitar, much modified over the years, is a (1970) black Stratocaster with black pickguard and cream-coloured pickup covers and knobs, currently with a 1957 vintage re-issue ” soft V shape” maple neck. It also includes a small toggle switch that combines the neck and bridge pickups (Note this guitar was for brief time fitted with a Kahler locking tremolo system, the system was subsequently un-installed and the removed wood filled with a replacement piece of timber and repainted to match as can be noted by close examination of the guitar behind its reinstalled Fender tremolo). This guitar has a Seymour Duncan bridge pickup and currently has a strap which once belonged to Jimi Hendrix.
+ His main guitar for the post-Roger Waters era Pink Floyd tours in support of A Momentary Lapse of Reason, Delicate Sound of Thunder (dubbed “Another Lapse”) and The Division Bell was a Candy Apple Red ’57 reissue (made in 1984) fitted with a set of EMG SA active pickups with the two standard tone controls replaced with an EMG SPC mid boost control, and an EXG treble/bass expander (which cuts the mids while boosting bass and treble). On the “On An Island” tour it was used every night of the tour on “Shine On You Crazy Diamond”.
+ Gilmour is the owner of Strat #0001. However, this is not the first Stratocaster ever made, but the first to be given a serial number. It was last seen at the Strat Pack Concert in Wembley Arena in 2004.
+ Cream coloured ’57 reissue. Used at 1984 solo tour and at the early parts of the 1987-1990 tour. In the 1994 tour it was used as spare guitar. Tim Renwick played it with David and the rest of Pink Floyd at their Live 8 set. This Strat was fitted with the same EMG set of pickups and tone circuits as the aforementioned Candy Apple Red ’57 reissue and after it’s use at Live 8, the cream finished guitar’s neck was transferred to David’s main Black Strat.
+ ’57 Lake Placid Blue. (Serial number #0040). Used at The Wall sessions.
+ Double-neck Stratocaster. Used live (1970-72).
+ Sunburst Stratocaster. ’63 rosewood neck with ’59 body. This guitar was given to David by Steve Marriott of Humble Pie and the Small Faces, and though David didn’t like the guitar enough to use it very long, he preferred the neck to the original one on his black Strat and switched the two. The sunburst Strat was used as his spare and slide guitar in subsequent years (sporting the maple cap neck with a large heastock from the black Strat), and the rosewood neck remained on the black Strat until 1978.
+ White with white pickguard. Used in the late 1960s. Received as a gift from the rest of the band. Stolen in equipment heist in 1970.
+ Blonde body with white pickguard. Used on the On an Island tour.
+ ’52 Butterscotch Reissues with black pickguard. Used between 1987 and 1995. The first guitar was tuned in Drop D than a standard tuning and used for Run Like Hell. The second served as a backup instrument and had a regular guitar tuning. Gilmour used this guitar for Astronomy Domine.
+ ’59 Sunburst body with sunburst ash body and white pickguard. Used on Animals’ recording sessions. Last seen on rehearsals during the On an Island tour.
+ ’61 Telecaster used during The Wall recording sessions. Also used live in post-Waters era for “Run Like Hell”. Last seen on the Syd Barrett memory concert in 2007.
+ 1960s brown-faded body. Used in the late 1960s.
+ 1960s blonde ash body with white pickguard. His main guitar during his first year with Pink Floyd, which was lost by an airline company in 1968, and prompted Gilmour to buy the brown-faded Telecaster.
+ ’55 Sunburst body aka “The workmate Tele”. Neck pickup added. Used at the recording sessions for his first solo album, The Wall recording session and the following tour. Also seen when performing with Paul McCartney in the late 1990s.
o Lap Steel guitars
+ 1950’s Stringmaster twin neck pedal steel. Used in the early 1970s.
+ Fender Deluxe lap steel. First time seen during The Division Bell tour in 1994.
o Fender Bass VI. Used during The Wall recording sessions.
o Fender Precision bass guitar
o Fender Jazz Bass. Used during The Wall recording sessions.
o A Gibson Les Paul Goldtop (P-90 pick-ups, Bigsby vibrato bridge)
o Gibson EH150 Lap Steel guitar
o Gibson “Chet Atkins” classical guitar
o Gibson J-200 Celebrity acoustic guitars.
* Gretsch Duo-Jet
* Bill Lewis 24-fret Guitar. Used at Meddle and Dark Side of the Moon recording sessions.
o Ovation Legend 1619-4 steel string guitar. Used during The Wall recording sessions .
o Ovation Legend 1619-4 high strung steel string guitar. Used during The Wall recording sessions.
o Ovation Legend 1613-4 nylon string guitar. Used during The Wall recording sessions.
o Ovation Magnum bass guitar. Used during The Wall recording sessions.
* Takamine acoustic guitar.
* Martin acoustic guitars.
o Martin D-35.
o Martin D12-28 12-string acoustic guitar.
o Martin D-18 acoustic.
* Taylor acoustics
* Jose Vilaplana nylon string guitar
* Steinberger GL. His main guitar during A Momentary Lapse of Reason recording sessions.
* Charvel Fretless Fender Precision style bass guitar. Used during The Wall recording sessions.
* Music Man Fretless Stingray bass guitar. Used by Gilmour while running the house band at the 1991 Amnesty International concert, during Spinal Tap’s performance on “Big Bottom.” (All guitarists played bass on this song, and Gilmour played a solo.)
* Jedson lap steel guitars. One red (1977-tuned D-G-D-G-B-E for Shine On You Crazy Diamond Parts 6-9, 1987-2006: Tuned E-B-E-G-B-E) and one blonde.
* ZB pedal steel guitar.
* Hiwatt (main) DR 103 heads into WEM 4×12 cabinets loaded with Fane Crescendo speakers
* Fender ‘56 Tweed Twin amp (used for smaller concerts)
* Fender Twin Reverb combos
* Fender Twin Reverb II 1983 105w heads
* Mesa Boogie Mark II C+
* Alembic F2-B bass preamp
* Custom-built ‘Doppola’ rotating speakers (driven by the Hiwatt heads)
* Gallien/Krueger 250 ML combo amp
* Selmer Stereomaster 100w
* Maestro Rover rotating speaker
* Leslie 147 rotating speaker cabinet
* Marshall 1960 100w head
* Yamaha RA-200 revolving speaker cabinet
* Magnatone 280-A 50w combo
* Alessandro Bluetick Coonhound High-End, 20w Tube Amp
* Hiwatt SA212 combo
* Electro-Harmonix/Sovtek Big Muff
* Vintage Electro-Harmonix Big Muff (early 70’s “Triangle” and “Ram’s Head” versions)
* Electro-Harmonix Electric Mistress
* Electro-Harmonix Small Stone phaser
* MXR Dyna-Comp (pre-Dunlop ‘Script’ logo)
* MXR Phase 90 (Used for the famous “four note” Syd riff on Shine On Pts. I-V)
* MXR Phase 100 (Used live during the 1977 In The Flesh tour but removed early in the tour
* MXR Noise Gate/Line Driver
* MXR Digital Delay System II
* Colorsound Power Boost
* Demeter Compulator
* AnalogMan Sun Face
* Chandler Tube Driver
* BK Butler Tube Driver
* Boss CS-2 Compression Sustainer
* Boss GE-6 EQ Pedal
* Boss GE-7 EQ Pedal
* Boss MZ-2 Digital Metalizer
* Boss HM-2 Heavy Metal Distortion
* Boss SD-1 Overdrive
* Boss DD-2 Digital Delay
* Boss CE-2 Chorus
* TC Electronics Booster+ (Line Driver/Distortion)
* TC Electronic Sustain and Parametric Equalizer
* TC Electronic Dual Parametric Equalizer
* TC Electronics TC-2290 Dynamic Digital Delay
* Pro Co RAT Distortion
* Pro Co RAT 2
* Heil Talk box
* Dallas Arbiter Fuzz Face (first with NKT-275 transistors and then with BC-108 transistors)
* Ibanez CP9 Compression Sustainer
* Ibanez Tube Screamer
* Ibanez TS10 Tubescreamer
* Uni-Vox Univibe
* Vox Wah-Wah pedal
* Dunlop Cry Baby Wah-wah pedal
* Binson Echorec II
* Binson Echorec PE
* Digitech Whammy
* Ernie Ball Volume Pedal
* Pete Cornish all tube Pedal Boards and Custom effects
* Pete Cornish Soft Sustain
* Pete Cornish Soft Sustain 2
* Pete Cornish P-1
* Pete Cornish P-2
* Pete Cornish G-2
* Pete Cornish ST-2
* Pete Cornish Line Driver
* Pete Cornish Linear Boost
* Pete Cornish Tape Echo Simulator (T.E.S)
* Pete Cornish Custom Tube 6 Band EQ
* Lexicon PCM70 Digital Effects Processor
* Yamaha SPX-90 II Digital Effects Processors
* Zoom multi effect
* DigiTech ISP-33B Super Harmony pitch shifter
* Dynacord CLS-222 Leslie simulator
* Roland SDE 3000 digital delay
* Heil Talk box (used in “Keep Talking” and “Pigs (Three Different Ones)”)
* EMS Hi-Fli Prototype
* EMS Synthi-AKS
* EMS VCS3
* GHS Boomer strings in a custom set 10-12-16-28-38-48
* Herco Flex 75 plectrums (picks)
* Cross-stitched leather guitar strap used by Jimi Hendrix and bought for David by Polly Samson as a 60th birthday present
* Shaffer-Vega wireless system for The Wall concerts 1980-81 and his 1984 About Face tour
* Pete Cornish wireless system for the 1987-96 live Gilmour appearances
* Evidence Audio Cables
In November 2006, Fender Custom Shop announced two reproductions of Gilmour’s “Black” Strat for release on 22 September 2008. Gilmour’s website states the release date was chosen to coincide with the release of his “Live In Gdansk” album. Both guitars feature:
* Vintage Style Frets
* Black Dot Position Inlays (Narrow Spacing)
* American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo with Custom Beveled Tremolo Block
* White Tremolo Back Cover
* Shortened Tremolo Arm
* Fender/Gotoh Vintage Style Tuning Machines
* Nickel/Chrome Hardware
* 1 Ply Beveled Black Acrylic Pickguard (11 Hole)
* Aged White Plastic Parts
* Aged White Plastic Knobs
* One Master Volume Knob
* Two Tone Knobs (Neck and Middle Pickups)
* Five Position Pickup Selector Switch
* A Saucerful of Secrets – 29 June 1968.
* More – 27 July 1969.
* Ummagumma – 25 October 1969.
* Atom Heart Mother – 10 October 1970.
* Meddle – 30 October 1971.
* Obscured by Clouds – 3 June 1972.
* Dark Side of the Moon – 17 March 1973.
* Wish You Were Here – 15 September 1975.
* Animals – 23 January 1977.
* The Wall – 30 November 1979.
* The Final Cut – 21 March 1983.
* A Momentary Lapse of Reason – 8 September 1987.
* Delicate Sound of Thunder – 22 November 1988.
* The Division Bell – 30 March 1994.
* P•U•L•S•E – 29 May 1995.
For the full discography, see Pink Floyd discography.
* David Gilmour – 25 May 1978
* About Face – 27 March 1984
* On an Island – 6 March 2006
* Live in Gdan’sk – 22 September 2008
* “There’s No Way Out Of Here/Deafinitely”, 1978
* “Blue Light”, March, 1984
* “Love On The Air”, May, 1984
* “On An Island”, 6 March 2006
* “Smile/Island Jam”, 13 June 2006
* “Arnold Layne/Dark Globe” (Live) 26 December 2006
* David Gilmour Live 1984 (VHS) – September 1984
* David Gilmour in Concert (DVD) – October 2002
* Remember That Night (DVD/BD) – September 2007
* Live in Gdan’sk (DVD) – September 2008
Collaborations and work for other artists
Year Artist Album / Work
1970 Syd Barrett The Madcap Laughs
Syd Barrett Barrett
Ron Geesin and Roger Waters “Give Birth to a Smile” on Music from The Body
1974 Unicorn Blue Pine Trees
1975 Roy Harper “The Game” from HQ
1978 Kate Bush Executive producer for two tracks in The Kick Inside
1979 Wings Back to the Egg
1980 Roy Harper “Playing Games”, “You (The Game Part II)”, “Old Faces”, “Short and Sweet” and “True Story” credited to Harper/Gilmour from the album “The Unknown Soldier”. Gilmour is credited as a musician on the album.
1982 Kate Bush “Pull Out The Pin” in The Dreaming?
1983 Atomic Rooster Headline news
1984 Paul McCartney No More Lonely Nights in Give My Regards to Broad Street
1985 Supertramp Brother Where You Bound
Bryan Ferry “Is Your Love Strong Enough?” in Legend
Bryan Ferry Boys and Girls
Nick Mason and Rick Fenn “Lie for a Lie” (vocals) in Profiles
Pete Townshend “Give Blood” and “White City Fighting” in White City: A Novel “White City Fighting” credited to Townshend/Gilmour.
Arcadia So Red the Rose
The Dream Academy Co-produced The Dream Academy?
Roy Harper and Jimmy Page Whatever Happened to Jugula?,”Hope” credited to Harper/Gilmour.
1986 Berlin Count Three and Pray
Pete Townshend lead guitar in Pete Townshend’s Deep End Live!
1987 Dalbello “Immaculate Eyes” in she
1988 Peter Cetera “You Never Listen To Me” in One More Story
1989 Kate Bush “Love and Anger” and “Rocket’s Tail” in The Sensual World
Paul McCartney “We Got Married” in Flowers in the Dirt
Rock Aid Armenia Smoke on the Water in The Earthquake Album
Warren Zevon Transverse City
1990 Roy Harper “Once” in Once (w/Kate Bush on backing vocals)
Propaganda “Only one word” in 1234
1991 All About Eve “Are You Lonely” and “Wishing the Hours Away” in Touched by Jesus
1992 Elton John “Understanding Women”, in The One
1993 Paul Rodgers “Standing Around Crying” in Muddy Water Blues: A Tribute to Muddy Waters
1996 The Who Quadrophenia (1996 Hyde Park concert)
1997 B. B. King “Cryin’ Won’t Help You Babe” in Deuces Wild
1999 Paul McCartney Run Devil Run
2001 The Triumph of Love soundtrack Plays guitar over several chamber orchestra pieces
2003 Ringo Starr Ringo Rama
2004 Alan Parsons “Return to Tunguska” in A Valid Path
2005 Various artists “Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn’t’ve)”