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Ferrari owned by David Gilmour for sale

Posted June 24, 2017 by Floydian Slip

A 1988 Ferrari F40 Berlinetta first owned by David Gilmour will go on the auction block June 30.

The car, purchased by Gilmour in July 1988, is expected to fetch as much as £1 million at Bonhams’ Goodwood Festival of Speed auction.

Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason purchased a similar model at the same time as Gilmour at the Ferrari factory in Maranello, Italy, after Floyd’s Modena leg of its Momentary Lapse of Reason Tour. The pair are said to have driven them back to the U.K. following their purchase.

List price for the F40 in 1988 was £163,000. Just more than 1,300 were produced.

Though the car can reach a respectable 201 mph, its interior is spartan, sporting a pair of red body contour seats.

The auction takes place at Chichester, Goodwood.

See dozens of photos of the car at the Bohmans website.


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David Gilmour Pompeii concert coming to theaters one night only

Posted June 1, 2017 by Floydian Slip

“David Gilmour: Live At Pompeii,” a concert film of David Gilmour‘s 2016 shows at the ancient amphitheater, is coming to theaters this fall.

Directed by Gavin Elder and presented in 4K resolution with Dolby Atmos sound, the film will show on a single date, Wednesday, Sept. 13, at more than 2,000 theaters.

Gilmour’s shows took place July 7 and 8 last summer, 45 years after Pink Floyd famously played the same venue to an audience of none for the film “Pink Floyd: Live at Pompeii.”

Music for the show is taken from Gilmour’s “Rattle That Lock” (2015) and “On an Island” (2006), and also includes a number of Floyd classics.

The film is presented by Trafalgar Releasing. You can search participating theaters to purchase tickets in advance, and request a screening, if there are no participating venues near you.

Fathom Events offered a similar arrangement for “Roger Waters The Wall” in September 2015. Also originally billed as a “one-night only” affair, in that case, an additional screening was added immediately after the first one concluded.


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Happy Birthday, David Gilmour

Posted March 6, 2017 by Floydian Slip

Happy 71st Birthday to David Gilmour (b. March 6, 1946, Grantchester, U.K.)


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“Floydian Slip” songlist #1090

Posted March 6, 2017 by Floydian Slip

David Gilmour Birthday Special

  1. Rattle That Lock
    Rattle That Lock (David Gilmour) (2015)
  2. Island Jam
    EP (David Gilmour) (2006)
  3. No Way
    David Gilmour (David Gilmour) (1978)
  4. Murder
    About Face (David Gilmour) (1984)
  5. Comfortably Numb
    Volcano Disaster Appeal Concert (David Gilmour) (1986)
  6. Smile
    On an Island (David Gilmour) (2006)
  7. Je Crois Entendre Encore
    David Gilmour in Concert (DVD) (David Gilmour) (2002)
  8. Take a Breath
    Live from Abbey Road (David Gilmour) (2006)

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“Floydian Slip” preview #1090

Posted February 28, 2017 by Floydian Slip


Join us this week for Floydian Slip #1090: It’ll be a special program devoted to David Gilmour on his 71st birthday:

  • David from all four of his studio solo albums
  • A Floyd classic from an ’86 charity concert
  • David recorded live-in-studio at Abbey Road in 2006
  • And much more

“Floydian Slip” is heard across the 80 stations of our Random Precision Radio Network. Learn where and when to listen.


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Win: Pete Townshend’s Deep End Face the Face

Posted September 13, 2016 by Floydian Slip

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Register to win a copy of Pete Townshend’s Deep End: Face the Face, a DVD/CD double-disc performance from 1986 featuring David Gilmour.

Prizes courtesy of Eagle Rock Entertainment. Deadline to enter: End of day Sunday, Sept. 18.

Register to win now


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Vintage BBC recording, video released

Posted September 1, 2016 by Floydian Slip

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Pink Floyd has released a new video featuring an early performance of “Grantchester Meadows.”

The video includes film of the band’s Roger Waters, David Gilmour and Rick Wright in a 1970 KQED (San Francisco) performance and new nature footage shot by Aubrey “Po” Powell of Hipgnosis, set to audio from a BBC performance recorded May 12, 1969.

The song comes from the band’s 1969 album “Ummagumma.”

The video is the first taste of the rarities coming our way when the group releases ‘The Early Years 1965-1972″ boxset Nov. 11.

Read more about the boxset


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David Gilmour 1986 performance coming to DVD/CD

Posted August 4, 2016 by Floydian Slip

face-the-faceA 1986 show that was part of David Gilmour‘s stint with Pete Townshend‘s Deep End band is about to be released.

“Face to Face” will be a two-disc DVD/CD set of the band’s appearance on German TV’s “Rockpalast” program. The performance was recorded at Marché International du Disque et de l’Edition Musicale (MIDEM) in Cannes on Jan. 29, 1986.

The discs will be released Sept. 16. The package will also be available digitally.

In addition to Townshend solo songs and classics from The Who, the band performs Gilmour’s “Blue Light” from his ’84 “About Face” album.

The band includes: Townshend (vocals, guitar); Gilmour (guitar, vocals); Peter Hope-Evans (harmonica); Chucho Merchan (bass); Simon Phillips (drums); John Rabbit Bundrick (keyboards); Jody Linscott (percussion); The Kick Horns: Simon Clarke, Roddy Lorimer, Tim Sanders, Pete Beachill and Dave Plews; and backing vocalists Billy Nicholls, Ian Ellis, Chris Staines, Gina Foster and Coral Gordan.

“Blue Light” will appear on the DVD and the CD.

Thanks to Ian Schulze for the heads-up.


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David Gilmour made honorary Pompeii citizen

Posted July 7, 2016 by Floydian Slip

David Gilmour

David Gilmour has been made an honorary citizen of the Italian city of Pompeii.

The honor was bestowed upon him yesterday by the city’s mayor, Ferdinando Uliano.

“Thanks to everyone,” Gilmour said. “Here in Pompeii I feel safe, as if I was at home.”

Gilmour is set to play two shows tonight and tomorrow at the ancient amphitheater where Pink Floyd shot its live concert film in 1971.


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Video: David Gilmour on CBS This Morning

Posted March 29, 2016 by Floydian Slip


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