David Gilmour, Romany Gilmour Combine On ‘Between Two Points’

New album 'Luck And Strange' is incoming...

David Gilmour joins with Romany Gilmour on ‘Between Two Points’ – tune in now.

The Pink Floyd legend is back, with new album ‘Luck And Strange’ – his first in nine years – set to be released on September 6th via Sony Music. New details of the deluxe editions have been confirmed; it’ll be limited to one run only, and will include bonus tracks and a very special hardback book by Thames & Hudson featuring exclusive photographs taken by Polly Samson during the recording of the album.

Indeed, the record seems to be something of a family affair – David Gilmour cites some lockdown broadcasts as being a catalyst for the project.

Around that time, David and Romany Gilmour collaborated on the song ‘Yes, I Have Ghosts’, which will appear on the CD and Blu-Ray editions of ‘Luck And Strange’. He comments:

“I realised that Romany has exactly the right sort of vulnerability and youth for the song. In fact, she was halfway through an essay with a train to catch when we asked her: “OK, I’ll sing it once, put the mic on” and that is 90 percent of the finished vocal. 

New release ‘Between Two Points’ is a beautiful piece of baroque-tinged psychedelic pop – it’s actually a cover, with David and Romany Gilmour re-working a 1999 song from cult favourites The Montgolfier Brothers.

Beloved by Creation Records founder Alan McGee – who released their music via his Poptones imprint – the song caught David Gilmour’s attention more than 20 years ago. He comments:

 “I’ve had that song on my playlist since it was released. More recently I mentioned it to one or two people: I assumed that it had been a hit, but no one knew it. I asked Romany to give it a go”. 

A deeply evocative rendering, the two transform the song into something that is truly their own. Mark Tranmer of The Montgolfier Brothers is greatly enamoured with this new version, commenting:

David and Romany’s version of our song is a great arrangement and production. Like all the best covers, it diverges from the original but keeps the spirit. Romany’s vocal phrasing of Roger Quigley’s words and the harp playing are both truly beautiful. David Gilmour’s distinctive guitar adds a whole new dimension. I still find it incredible that David and Polly chose to cover our song from all the songs out there.” 

Tune in now.

Catch David Gilmour at London’s Royal Albert Hall on October 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 14th, and 15th.

Related: So You’ve Decided To Get Into Pink Floyd

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