News

Polly Samson category

Polly Samson: New David Gilmour album completed

Posted June 29, 2015 by Floydian Slip

polly_tweet

David Gilmour‘s upcoming album, “Rattle That Lock,” is finished, according to wife/lyricist Polly Samson.

Polly tweeted the news within the last hour.


Posted in David Gilmour, Merchandise, Personnel, Polly Samson, Recordings | 2 comments

Happy 20th anniversary to David Gilmour, Polly Samson

Posted July 29, 2014 by Floydian Slip

wedding_photo

Today Polly Samson, wife and writing partner of Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour, tweeted a photo of the two on their wedding day, two decades ago.

She captioned the photo, “20 years has whizzed by.”

Many happy returns …


Posted in David Gilmour, Personnel, Polly Samson | 2 comments

Reports: New Pink Floyd album coming this fall

Posted July 5, 2014 by Floydian Slip

Two individuals close to the Pink Floyd camp are posting to social media that a new Pink Floyd album will be released in October.

Polly Samson, wife of Floyd guitarist David Gilmour and his writing partner for the past couple decades, tweeted today: “Btw Pink Floyd album out in October is called ‘The Endless River.’ Based on 1994 sessions is Rick Wright’s swansong and very beautiful.”

Vocalist Durga McBroom-Hudson, who’s toured with Floyd and Gilmour, posted a photo previously posted to Instagram by Samson (“Photo may show David Gilmour working on new album”), with the caption, “During a session recording the NEW PINK FLOYD ALBUM!!”

More details as they’re available.


Posted in Durga McBroom-Hudson, Merchandise, Personnel, Polly Samson, Recordings | 5 comments

Gilmour’s birthday serenade for Polly

Posted April 29, 2012 by Floydian Slip

Contact Music reports Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour threw a 50th birthday party for his wife, writer Polly Samson, on Friday.

The event took place for family and friends at the 20th Century Theatre in Notting Hill in London. It also marked the couple’s 20th anniversary together. Samson’s birthday is actually today, April 29.

Gilmour played “Where We Start” from his 2006 “On an Island” album, a song Samson inspired.


Posted in David Gilmour, Personnel, Polly Samson | 3 comments

Polly Samson helps rescue drowning man

Posted January 28, 2012 by Floydian Slip

 

polly samson

This past Wednesday, Polly Samson, wife of Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour, helped rescue a man drowning near the couple’s East Sussex home.

Reports vary, but Samson is said to have aided the man who was flailing in the sea and, who, after rescue, refused help by trying to return to the water.

The man, who was in his 40s, was eventually taken by police to Royal Sussex County Hospital for mental evaluation.

Gilmour and the couple’s 21-year-old son, Charlie, reportedly assisted in the rescue.

Samson is a writer and photographer.


Posted in David Gilmour, Personnel, Polly Samson | 1 comment

Gilmour-signed photos up for bid

Posted April 21, 2011 by Floydian Slip

Three signed, framed photos of Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour are up for bid on eBay to benefit relief efforts in Japan.

View the listing and place your bid.

The auction, which ends at about 2 p.m. EDT, includes three photos taken of Gilmour and his guitars on Aug. 26, 2006, at the “It Started in Gdansk — The Space of Freedom” concert.

The event took place at the invitation of Lech Walesa to celebrate the 26th anniversary of the founding of Solidarity, the Polish trade union. The photos, taken by Anna Wloch, show Gilmour during sound check; a selection of his guitars; and David and his wife, Polly Samson, with Walesa.

As of this writing, bidding stands at £1,550 — about $2,540.


Posted in David Gilmour, Merchandise, Other, Personnel, Polly Samson | No comments

David Gilmour buys new home

Posted October 29, 2009 by Floydian Slip

gilmour_housePink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour has purchased a £3 million beachfront home in the southern English town of Hove.

He and his wife, Polly Samson, have hired an architectural firm from nearby Brighton to renovate the six-story structure, which is at the corner of Medina Terrace and King’s Esplanade, yards from the beach.

The home has six bedrooms, five baths, and includes a two-bedroom apartment on the ground floor.

According to the architect’s Web site, which lists the owners as “Mr. and Mrs. Samson,” the renovation will use low-carbon technologies and incorporate a solar water heating system, grey water recycling and a ventilation system with heat recovery.

The property previously belonged to Karron Eubank, former wife of boxer Chris Eubank.


Posted in David Gilmour, Personnel, Polly Samson | 26 comments

David Gilmour DVD coming Sept. 18

Posted August 28, 2007 by Floydian Slip

remember that night photo

Columbia Records will release “Remember That Night — Live at the Royal Albert Hall,” a 2-DVD set by Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour, on Sept. 18.

Disc 1 consists of a show from Gilmour’s 2006 tour recorded in London. Songs include tracks from his 2006 solo album “On an Island,” as well as Floyd songs “High Hopes,” “Shine on You Crazy Diamond,” “Comfortably Numb” and “Echoes.”

Backing Gilmour are Floyd’s Rick Wright, Phil Manzanera (Roxy Music), and Steve DiStanislao on drums, as well as Floyd regulars Dick Parry, Guy Pratt and Jon Carin. The show features guest appearances by David Bowie, Robert Wyatt, David Crosby and Graham Nash.

Disc 2 includes “Breaking Bread, Drinking Wine,” a 46-minute road movie filmed during the 2006 tour; bonus tracks from the Royal Albert Hall; Gilmour’s first performance of Syd Barrett‘s “Dark Globe”; “Astronomy Domine,” live from Abbey Road; and the AOL sessions recorded while on tour in Los Angeles, Calif.

Five songs from the BBC Mermaid Theatre concert are also on Disc 2, along with a five-minute documentary shot on tour in L.A.; and a photo gallery featuring the tour crew, shot by Gilmour’s wife and tour photographer Polly Samson.

“Remember That Night” will come with a 20-page booklet featuring more than 80 photos of studio recording, touring, and time off.

Attendees at 166 movie theatres in the U.S. and Canada can enjoy an 85-minute theatrical version of “Remember That Night” on Saturday, Sept. 15.

The one-time event, beginning at 3 p.m. Eastern time and broadcast in high definition, will include a one-song live performance by Gilmour prior to the concert, and end with a question and answer session, both live via satellite from Ritzy Picturehouse in Brixton, London.

Tickets for the theatre event will be $12.50 U.S./$12.95 Canadian.

View a list of U.S. theaters taking part in the event. View a list of Canadian theaters.

No tickets are being sold for the Ritzy performance.

Order “Remember That Night — Live at the Royal Albert Hall” DVD or order the Blu-Ray DVD online now.


Posted in David Gilmour, Polly Samson, Recordings | 1 comment