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David Gilmour to release Syd Barrett cover
Three-song EP includes appearances by Rick Wright, David Bowie

David Gilmour will release a three-song EP as a tribute to the late Syd Barrett, the Pink Floyd co-founder who died this past summer.

The disc will include two versions of Barrett's "Arnold Layne," which was the Floyd's first single in 1967.

One of the new versions is a live version featuring vocals by David Bowie, who appeared at one of Gilmour's concerts this summer at Royal Albert Hall. The other will feature Floyd's Rick Wright.

The third song will be a Gilmour solo acoustic recording of "Dark Globe," a number from Barrett's "The Madcap Laughs" (1970).

The songs will be available as downloads Christmas Day, and then on CD the following day.

(Nov. 26, 2006)

 

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