Another first for you…
Available for a limited period over the Christmas holidays – and dedicated to the memory of Syd Barrett, who passed away in July – will be an ‘Arnold Layne’ single featuring two live versions of the song: one with David Bowie on vocals, the other with Richard Wright (both from the Royal Albert Hall).
Poignantly, it will also include a live acoustic cover of ‘Dark Globe’, from Syd’s debut album, ‘The Madcap Laughs’.
There will be a limited press of 7″ singles in Europe and 10″ singles in North America.
These will be available in all good record shops (and probably some rubbish ones as well) from 26 December.
The tracks will also be available for download from Christmas Day.
I’ll give you more details a bit closer to the time.
There was no chat today, but the chatroom will be open from 3PM (UK time) tomorrow.
We’ve reached the end of Guy’s Q&A, but thank you all for your questions and comments. I’ll leave you with Guy’s answers to some of your sillier ones and wish our competition winners, Tony K and Martin S, a fabulous time at Guy’s stand-up show tonight.
Last, but certainly not least, the winner of David’s very own ‘On an Island’ T-shirt is… Susan.
Many congratulations, Susan. I hope you’ll like it and trust that it’s going to a good home.
Did you ever play any of the original Tomb Raider games? (George Maciver)
No, but I know someone who found a way to make her repeatedly bang into the wall and moan in a way that was supposedly erotic.
Margaritas. Frozen or Iced? (Rudders)
Have you ever been sideswiped by any pigs on the wing onstage? (Beau)
Now you’re being silly.
Holidays. Beach or Adventure? (Rudders)
Adventure with the missus, Beach with child. Although we did drag him around Cambodia, which was fairly adventurous.
Did you know for an extra 50p your trainers come in a deluxe edition with shoe laces? (Gary Hurley)
Actually Converse John Varvates are a deluxe edition, as they are elasticated and the holes are ornamental. Ner ner ne ner ner…
Blogs. Yours or DG’s? (Rudders)
DG’s every time.
What do you want to be when you grow up? (George Maciver)
A Lion Tamer!