Gilmour to release Syd Barrett cover
Three-song EP includes appearances by Rick
Wright, David Bowie
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
song will be a Gilmour solo acoustic recording of "Dark Globe,"
a number from Barrett's "The
Madcap Laughs" (1970).
will be available as downloads Christmas Day, and then on CD the
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