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Written by Matt   
Monday, 09 November 2020

High Hopes: David Gilmour - book by Glenn Povey and Warren DosanjhMany of you will be fully aware of the literary skills of Glenn Povey. Founder of Brain Damage magazine (the forerunner of this website) and author of a string of essential books about Pink Floyd (in particular In The Flesh, revised as Echoes, and most recently in its fullest iteration, The Complete Pink Floyd listing every concert, appearance and song in their history).

Glenn has now turned to a slightly more specialised, or focused, history. High Hopes: David Gilmour, The Origins of the Voice and Guitar of Pink Floyd has just been announced and published in a limited, numbered edition of 500 hardback books, signed by Glenn along with his co-author Warren Dosanjh. The 124 page book is the most detailed biography of David Gilmour's early history in print, with Glenn, along with Warren - a lifelong Cambridge resident and also the manager of Syd Barrett's pre-Pink Floyd band Those Without - tracing Gilmour's career from the very beginning.

The book tells the story of Gilmour's upbringing, childhood and influences as well as the bands he performed in and sets into context the relationships developed in his hometown of Cambridge.

A wealth of previously unpublished photographs, anecdotes from school friends, former band mates and family are brought together to tell the definitive story of a shy yet determined teenager who went on to become the voice and guitar of Pink Floyd. Many of the recollections and earliest photos are from David's younger brother Peter Gilmour, along with David's various early bandmates.

We've now seen a copy; the amount of detail and information within the book is quite breathtaking at times, and there are many incredible pictures of David in his youth, both in family/childhood contexts, and in his early bands. We urge you to act fast if you want to secure a copy with it being so limited in nature.

You can order High Hopes: David Gilmour - The Origins of the Voice and Guitar of Pink Floyd directly from the publisher's website, which is

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