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Friday, 14 April 2006

Plenty more news of vintage Pink Floyd radio performances and interviews with David Gilmour, to coincide with his current tour, for you all.

First off, whilst David was in Canada, he undertook an interview with CBC - the Canadian Broadcast Corporation - for a show called "The Hour". The interviewer George Stroumboulopoulos is a highly regarded journalist in Canada, and his chat with Gilmour is an interesting look at the man, the music, and his life.

David Gilmour
David Gilmour
David Gilmour on CBC, April 2006
Stroumboulopoulos is known for his knack of getting some different aspects of his subject to the surface, and certainly his questioning of David is interesting, and keeps away from the obvious questions.

The uncut version of the interview, running for some twelve minutes, can be seen by visiting www.cbc.ca/thehour. Scroll down the page until you see David and the link to his interview. Our thanks to YOP/Johannes Hage and Brent Ingalls for the info.


On April 11th, David Gilmour called up WMMR Radio and talked with Pierre about his new album, "On An Island", and the future of Pink Floyd during an hour long Pink Floyd special. An edited version of the interview (basically, missing the music) can be downloaded through the following link at www.gmppodcast.com. Our thanks to Scott for the info on this interview.


One of the best known, and most loved, early performances by Pink Floyd was that done for the BBC, aired on September 30th, 1971. Other of the band's early BBC concert recordings - the July 1970 and November 1974 shows - have both recently been aired on the BBC's digital service, but this will be the first time that the 1971 performance will have had this honour.

This is all thanks to the hard work (and pestering!) of an old friend of Brain Damage, Dave Carlin, who was the person responsible for the 1974 rebroadcast!

BBC 6 Music have now confirmed that the show will be broadcast on Monday May 29th. Listeners should perhaps be forewarned that although the broadcast date is *technically* Monday, it is in reality a case of staying up late on Sunday May 28th, with the broadcast starting at midnight!

The BBC almost certainly won't broadcast the full 64 minutes (i.e. 'Blues' will probably get the chop, as this normally gets excised) but certainly 60 minutes will be very welcome. Of the three BBC In Concerts, this one is still not available in 'pristine' quality. Thankfully we've not got long to wait now!


 
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