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David Gilmour announces new album “Luck and Strange”

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David Gilmour announces new album “Luck and Strange”

The Pink Floyd guitarist and singer David Gilmour announced “Luck and Strange”, his first solo studio album in 9 years. The new record will be out next September 6 on Sony Music and was recorded over five months in Brighton and London. Produced by David and Charlie Andrew, most lyrics were composed by Gilmour’s wife Polly Samson.


The album features eight original tracks and a cover of “Between Two Points, originally recorded by The Montgolfier Brothers. Besides Gilmour, also played on the album bassists Guy Pratt and Tom Herbert, drummers Adam Betts, Steve Gadd and Steve DiStanislao.

On keyboards, the album had Rob Gentry and Roger Eno, while Will Gardner took care of the choral arrangements. The title-track also features the late Pink Floyd keyboardist Richard Wright, using a recording of a jam session which happened in a barn at Gilmour’s house back in 2007.

David Gilmour: “Luck and Strange” tracklist

  1. Black Cat
  2. Luck and Strange
  3. The Piper’s Call
  4. A Single Spark
  5. Vita Brevis
  6. Between Two Points – with Romany Gilmour
  7. Dark and Velvet Nights
  8. Sings
  9. Scattered

Gilmour’s wife and lyricist, talked in an official statement about the songwriting process. “It’s written from the point of view of being older; mortality is the constant. We spent a load of time during and after lockdown talking about and thinking about those kind of things.”

About the collaboration with the producers, Gilmour said: “We invited Charlie to the house, so he came and listened to some demos, and said things like, “Well, why does there have to be a guitar solo there?” and “Do they all fade out? Can’t some of them just end?”. He has a wonderful lack of knowledge or respect for this past of mine. He’s very direct and not in any way overawed, and I love that. That is just so good for me because the last thing you want is people just deferring to you,” David Gilmour said.

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