Thank you all for the intriguing suggestions yesterday.
It seems there are slightly mixed views on adding an orchestra to what you consider to be predominantly ‘rock’ songs. Bear in mind that no one has said that David intends to play Pink Floyd classics on tour, never mind that he plans to play them with an orchestra behind him. This is all wild conjecture purely for fun’s sake.
Indeed, we haven’t said that he won’t play Pink Floyd classics on tour, but you have to confess that it would be very odd to tour with a new album out and yet omit the new songs – and you haven’t heard what ‘On An Island’ sounds like yet.
Don’t forget that these photographs are of album recording sessions, not rehearsals for the live shows.
Who said anything about taking an orchestra on the road, anyway? Maybe there will be an orchestra. Maybe there won’t be. You’ll just have to wait for the official announcement when all will be revealed.
As for waiting to hear what ‘On An Island’ sounds like, then you won’t have to wait too much longer, so be patient.
We’ve got another of Polly’s pictures for you, and here we see David photographed with the rest of the ‘On An Island’ production team. From left to right: Andy Jackson, Chris Thomas, Phil Manzanera and, of course, David.
Chris Thomas has worked with Pink Floyd since January 1973, when he was asked to assist with the production of ‘The Dark Side of the Moon’. He has also worked with some of the most influential artists in music, including The Beatles, The Who, Procol Harum, Roxy Music, The Pretenders, The Sex Pistols, Elton John and many others.
If you’re not already aware of the fact, then these fantastic pictures can also be viewed at the Gallery, if you’d like to see them in a larger size.