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Watch David Gilmour with The Pretty Things

The Pretty Things featuring David Gilmour on guitar

The Pretty Things has released their Final Bow recording from last year in a deluxe 5 disc box set and features Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour along with lots of other guests on stage.

It seems like perfect timing for the release just in time for Christmas and is competing with Pink Floyd’s own epix box set for The Later Years.

The band played what they called their “final bow” – their last-ever concert – at London’s O2 last year, and the show featured some high-profile guests. David Gilmour came out for five songs during the band’s second set, playing on a handful of songs from their S.F. Sorrow LP, among others, and joined in for encores of “L.S.D.” and “Road Runner.” Van Morrison also joined them, in their third set, for a cover of “Baby Please Don’t Go” and two Bo Diddley numbers, as well as coming back to sing “Road Runner.”

David Gilmour joins The Pretty Things November 2019

Gilmour had previously joined the band for a live recording of S.F. Sorrow at Abbey Road, which later came out as Resurrection. The O2 concert marked the first time he’d played with them in front of an audience. For a lengthy rendition of “L.S.D.,” which came at the end of the third set, he added some slow-moving, tasteful blues licks during his time soloing.

David Gilmour Playing Guitar
David Gilmour Playing Guitar

For the group’s 1965 single, a cover of Diddley’s “Road Runner,” Morrison came out in his signature hat and sunglasses to sing the song, as Gilmour and the members of Pretty Things provided the soundtrack. It ended with frontman Phil May thanking the guests.

Limited Edition 5 disc (2CD + 2DVD NTSC 0 + 10″ vinyl) in 52 page deluxe hardback book.

The legendary cult heroes’ final electric performance, recorded at the O2 Indigo London in December 2018. Celebrating 55 years of the greatest band most people have never heard of, The Final Bow captures The Pretty Things at their rocking and unique best across 3 sets of classic tracks featuring guest appearances from David Gilmour and Van Morrison.

Limited deluxe 5-disc 52-page hardback book edition. The first 500 copies will include an insert signed by Phil May and Dick Taylor. The Final Bow represents TPT’s remarkable history on 2 concert film DVDs and 2 live recording CDs as well as a special 10″ of Phil May and Dick Taylor’s track selections.

The 52-page hardback book is packed with live photography by Judy Totton, ‘The Gospel according to Mark St. John’ extensive sleeve notes and Phil & Dick’s individual sleeve notes telling their tales of the ballsy, arrogant and ambitious band. The audio was recorded by Ben McCusker, mastered by Gwyn Matthias and produced by Mark St. John.

Invaluable to the development of British music, The Pretty Things have been a critical success and a huge influence on artists as diverse as David Bowie, Aerosmith, The Ramones, Bob Dylan, The Sex Pistols, The White Stripes, Kasabian and many, many more – who site their outrageous behaviour, incandescent stage performances and astonishing catalogue of remarkable, ground-breaking recordings as fundamental in the creation of their own work.

This electric performance features all of the youthful and incendiary vigour from their 60s beginnings, showing off a technical prowess by performing tracks from their full range of styles: first wave R’n’B, psychedelic rock, and the blues.

Led by founding vocalist and guitarist Phil May & Dick Taylor, the band was driven by their current line-up consisting Frank Holland, Jack Greenwood & George Woosey and featured returns from original recording band members Skip Allen, Wally Waller & John Povey.

The evening was transformed from unmissable to sensational with the guest performances of Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour on classics including “Cries from the Midnight Circus” & “L. S. D. “, and legendary vocalist Van Morrison on blues classic “Baby, Please Don’t Go” & soul standard “You Can’t Judge a Book by it’s Cover”.

The Final Bow should be compulsory for anyone with the slightest interest in popular music and the youth and social revolution of the 1960s.

David Gilmour To Join Mick Fleetwood and Friends in 2020 Concert

Tickets go on sale tomorrow (Friday 15th November 2019) for an epic celebration of the music of Fleetwood Mac’s co-founder Peter Green, and to raise money for Teenage Cancer Trust.

Mick Fleetwood
Mick Fleetwood

Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour will be joining the one off concert in 2020 in London and looks like it will be a spectacular show and one not to miss! David played to support Teenage Cancer Trust back in 2016 at the Royal Albert Hall.

David Gilmour will join the band on stage in 2020

The concert will take place on February 25 at the London Palladium and will see Fleetwood joined onstage by a raft of musicians including Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour, ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons, Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler, Johnny Lang, Andy Fairweather Low, John Mayall, Zak Starkey, Bill Wyman and his Fleetwood Mac bandmate Christine McVie.

Fleetwood says: “The concert is a celebration of those early blues days where we all began, and it’s important to recognise the profound impact Peter and the early Fleetwood Mac had on the world of music.

Fantastic Poster to promote the event in London in 2020

“Peter was my greatest mentor and it gives me such joy to pay tribute to his incredible talent. I am honoured to be sharing the stage with some of the many artists Peter has inspired over the years and who share my great respect for this remarkable musician.”

Tickets for the concert will go on general sale this coming Friday (November 15) through Ticketmaster, with a donation from the show going to the Teenage Cancer Trust.