David Gilmour talks Shine On, on BBC Radio 4 this month
Written by Matt   
Friday, 07 December 2018
BBC Radio 4 - Soul Music

Just announced is a UK radio broadcast which should be worth tuning into on Boxing Day (December 26th).

The BBC's Radio 4 continue their Soul Music series on that day, with a show to be aired at 9am UK time (and repeated at 9:30pm the same day) taking a detailed look at Shine On You Crazy Diamond.

The series is an analysis of pieces of music that have a powerful emotional impact, and in this edition, David Gilmour recalls the day that Syd Barrett unexpectedly appeared at Abbey Road Studios when the Floyd were recording Wish You Were Here, and talks about the song which bookends the album.

Other contributors will also discuss what makes the song so special for them. After broadcast, it will be available as a podcast on the BBC Sounds app, or via their website.