David Gilmour, ex-guitarist and lead vocalist of Pink Floyd, has taken some time out from promoting his solo LP to pay homage to The Beatles. Although recently confirming that Pink Floyd is definitely over, he’s shown no signs of slowing down. First we saw preview of the title track from upcoming album Rattle That Lock, along with a stunning animated video created by the design group who made the iconic images for Dark Side of the Moon; now comes his sweeping rendition of The Beatles’ Here, There and Everywhere.
His take on the McCartney ballad is true to the original, but you can hear the otherworldly guitar solo that has Gilmour written all over it.
While The Beatles cover won’t appear on Rattle That Lock, it will be included in this month’s issue of MOJO Magazine which features Gilmour on the cover. In his interview with MOJO, Gilmour talked about the impact The Beatles had on him as a musician. “I really wish I had been in the Beatles,” Gilmour said. “[They] taught me how to play guitar; I learnt everything. The bass parts, the lead, the rhythm, everything. They were fantastic.”
If Gilmour couldn’t be a Beatle, Pink Floyd guitarist is a solid runner up. Check out Gilmour’s cover below.