Special Gilmour edition Q Magazine
Written by Matt   
Tuesday, 03 October 2006

Over the years, Q, the well respected UK music magazine, has covered the past and present members of Pink Floyd in detail. To mark a very special anniversary for the magazine, Floyd fans can now pick up the latest issue with a nice portrait of David Gilmour on it, photographed by master lensman Ross Halfin.

Hitting the shelves this week in the UK, the magazine (cover date November 2006) marks its 20th anniversary. Not doing things by halves, the magazine features 20 separate cover stars, each one a musical icon, and each one exclusively photographed and interviewed for Q.


q1106Apart from the aforementioned Mr Gilmour, the rest of the twenty who have given exclusive shoots and interviews are Paul McCartney, David Bowie, Madonna, Noel Gallagher, Pete Townshend, Paul Weller, Damon Albarn, Britney Spears, Dave Grohl, Dido, Ian Brown, Keith Richards, Michael Stipe, Jimmy Page, Johnny Borrell, Kate Bush, Beyonce, Richard Ashcroft and U2.

To release a magazine with twenty different collectable covers is a publishing first. (In fact, they've done twentyone covers - subscribers get an edition which features all the covers reduced in size).

As well as the exclusive interviews in which the above artists exclusively talk about what Q means to them and their own personal highlights and low points over the last 20 years - including David talking candidly about his life - the issue also includes Q's nominations for the best 20 albums and songs during its lifetime.

Elsewhere in the magazine is a feature on "The Essence of Greatness", identifying twenty songs with "the x-factor, that special indefinable bit of magic that creates musical gold". Pink Floyd feature with "Comfortably Numb".

The magazine is in UK stores now. Naturally, with people picking up the magazine with their favourites on, certain covers are proving quite hard to find (Kate Bush's and David Gilmour's covers in particular seem to be very tough to track down!). If you cannot find your choice, you can order your choice (subject to availability) from the magazine's subscription department - call them on (within the UK) 01858-438806 (international: +44-1858-438806), or email them on This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

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