Watch David Gilmour perform guitar in a live version of the song “The Levels” from Ben Watt’s forthcoming album Hendra. This live version was recorded at David’s Medina Studio in Hove last month.
Ben Watt spent 20 years in the band Everything But The Girl and this song is a beautiful piece of music. Take a listen below and note that the album, featuring David Gilmour on guitar, is released on 14th April 2014.
Feel free to leave a comment and let us know what you think of the song and if you are more excited now about the prospect of David Gilmour himself releasing the new album he has been working on!
Chatterings/rumours have started about David Gilmour releasing a new original studio album and touring it in 2012/2013. David Gilmour’s wife Polly Samson said in an interview the other month that she had been writing lyrics for husband David and recent information has come to light that David is looking through his collection of demos deciding on what would make the next David Gilmour new album!
Once David Gilmour has selected his songs I am sure he will waste no time getting himself onto his Astoria Houseboat Studio which is moored on the Thames River up stream from London. As yet, no such recording has taken place so, technically there is no album and subsequently no tour venues has been booked for a possible David Gilmour tour in 2012 or 2013. However, I am hopeful that in the next 6-18 months, perhaps more information will start becoming available about such things!
Recording in France Now?
A fan on a Pink Floyd RoIO website posted, “According to information I had thanks to a French friend from the PF French forum, Gilmour is currently recording is new solo album in the South of France. Phil Manzanera is involved, as well as drummer Claude Salmieri.” He is said to be recording at Studios La Fabrique in Saint-Rémy de Provence in France.
Roger Waters has been working on a couple of new albums for years now and they have not been mentioned recently either. Perhaps he has given up on them in favour of his Wall Live tour of 2010-2013.
So, you will have to wait and see if a new David Gilmour album transpires and what that may look like in terms of it being toured. I doubt it will be in 2012 though although stranger things have happened!