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Written by Matt   
Sunday, 07 December 2003

Further to the previous news story, David Gilmour was interviewed by BBC Radio 3 as part of their tribute to the late Michael Kamen, broadcast today. Details and the chance to listen to the programme on demand for the next seven days via this link. For those unable to do this, we at Brain Damage have done the work of transcribing Gilmour's segment for you, which is aired as the lead-in for The Trial, which is played in full...

"We first came across Michael during the making of The Wall album. We were all in the South Of France, working away in a studio on it, and Bob Ezrin, who was producing with us, recommended Michael. He was one of those people that... he did great scores, obviously (laughs) but he was just one of these cuddly, warm people that you just liked the first time you meet them, and... it's infectious, that sort of thing - not with many people, but with Michael, it was".

You went on from there, with The Wall? "Well, then The Wall developed into a movie, and we all went off to Pinewood Studios to make the film, and Michael was summoned over to come and do additional music, orchestral instrumental versions of things, and to create incidental music. And it was a long, long, hard slog and so Michael came over with his family, and we kept him here so long that he practically became English by the time it was finished, and he decided to stay".

The Trial is where it really explodes, I suppose... ("Mmm") the album itself, and also the orchestration. "Yeah, very Brecht and Weill, isn't it?" (laughs)

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