David Gilmour has produced two spectacular covers of Leonard Cohen as part of a new online live stream.
With the tour dates put on ice, the couple have followed the example of many other artists and taken their performance to the world of online streaming.Now, with their collaborative tour dates postponed,
Gilmour and Samson live-streamed a similar event from home. Below, see numerous different readings as well as Gilmour’s rendition of Cohen tracks ‘Bird on the Wire’ and ‘So Long, Marianne’.
As for gear, David is mostly known for playing Fender Stratocaster(s). Perhaps his best known guitar is a 1969 model with black finish and matching pickguard, which he started using around 1970. In the 80s he mostly relied on 57′ Stratocaster reissue models, and on his solo album he 1995 Fender Esquire nicknamed “Workmate”. One piece of equipment that is perhaps David’s signature thing is the Electro-Harmonix Big Muff Pi, which he used extensively over the years.
Gilmour tells us about his favorite guitars, effects, and why no matter what he does, he always ends up sounding like himself.
“The Stratocaster obviously has to take first place. That was the guitar I always wanted when I was a kid—mostly because Hank Marvin had one. I just loved the Strat, but I couldn’t afford one, so I played other guitars. The one I played most often while I was in bands in my hometown was a Hofner Club 60, which was a very nice little guitar. Then, when I was 21, my parents—who lived in New York at the time—bought me a Telecaster, which was the first actual Fender
Pink Floyd and many others did solo on for hours. It’s a lot of fun to do. I can’t quite imagine being in the audience and listening to it.”, the only thing on our minds was: “Dude, I will sit in the audience and listen to you and Pink Floyd jam on for hours, days or even weeks.”
Recently David Gilmour told : “I Wish I’d Been in the Beatles”“I really wish I had been in the Beatles,” Gilmour reveals “[They] taught me how to play guitar; I learnt everything. The bass parts, the lead, the rhythm, everything. They were fantastic.”
Though more lush than the original, his cover is faithful up to his soulful guitar solo, a Gilmour trademark. Mojo says the guitarist sent them his cover of “Here, There and Everywhere” two years ago but needed some convincing before he agreed to let them release it.