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David Gilmour album/tour musician line-up builds! Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Sunday, 01 January 2006

Despite the Christmas break, one aspect of David Gilmour's website (DavidGilmour.com) has been updated throughout on a daily basis.

The fascinating "blog" (aka weblog) has had news and information posted each day, along with an exclusive picture from the sessions taken by David's wife Polly. Whilst some of the pictures are of David, others are of the various musicians who are involved with the project, and as each day passes, little bits of information are appearing which are building a bigger picture of the line-up!

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The latest bit of information has come our way courtesy of Dolf van Stijgeren, who runs the Crosby Stills Nash & Young fansite 4waysite.com.

He tells us that Stevie DiStanislao, the master drummer of CPR (David Crosby's band), has been added to David's band for the 2006 World Tour.

David attended a Crosby, Stills & Nash concert in London, and Crosby and Nash both contribute to David's new album.

Rehearsals for the tour are reported to start around now, in the UK.

In terms of other touring personnel, things are quite vague at present. You may recall that recently, we posted information on Guy Pratt's solo tour.

Guy plays bass guitar on David's new album, and we've had a couple of emails from people who've also realised that Guy's dates cunningly avoid David's dates, meaning that he could be in the touring band. Make of that what you will!

From various entries on David's blog (which is a fascinating glimpse inside the album recording process) it is clear that the following are involved in the album recordings:

  • Richard Wright - keyboards
  • Guy Pratt - bass guitar
  • David Crosby - vocals
  • Graham Nash - vocals
  • Paul "Wix" Wickens - keyboards
  • Phil Manzanera - guitar
  • Ged Lynch - drums
  • Lucy Wakeford - harp
  • Caroline Dale - cello
  • Robert Wyatt - trumpet
  • Jools Holland - piano
  • Leszek Mozdzer - piano
  • Zbigniew Preisner - orchestration
  • Chris Stainton - keyboards
  • Rado (Bob) Klose - guitar

The very last of these names will be familiar to a number of you - Rado was one of the very early members of the band, who left the band before they became successful. Seen in the fascinating Dark Side Of The Moon classic albums documentary, it was a shock to read on David's site that he is involved in this new project. An excellent guitarist, Rado should add a new element to the album.

The other surprise element to current knowledge about the album, is that David performs the saxophone duties. He took up the instrument to assist Charlie, his son, in Charlie's studies of the sax.

Obviously, more news (and realistic rumours) as we get them! And bear in mind, that although someone might be involved in the recordings, until the album is mixed and the tracks selected, any performers or performances could be left in the editing suite!

In other news, a reminder that David's guest appearance in the BBC comedy "Three Men In A Boat" airs tomorrow night. We understand that he appears in just the first part of this two-part show, but cannot guarantee this - so tune in to the second part just in case!

Finally, our friend Titus Jenning's DG Guest Spot Special radio show gets a timely repeat this week, on Pipeline Radio. The Special is a two hour show of material on which David guests as either a guitarist or vocalist, on other people's recordings.

Artists included in the line-up include Paul McCartney, BB King, Kate Bush, Dream Academy and Snowy White.

As this is a web-based station, they don't have specific time slots at present - rather the programmes "loop" across the server, so it airs on rotation up until January 5th or 6th. However, listeners in Scandinavia and The Baltics can also pick Pipeline up on 1386 AM every Wednesday night from 23:00 CET for two hours.


 
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