With so many of you attending the UK & Europe premiere of ‘Remember That Night: David Gilmour Live at The Royal Albert Hall’ on Thursday 6 September at London’s Leicester Square, I thought you might welcome a dedicated space to arrange a pre-show get-together.
Everyone is very welcome, so don’t be shy. If you know of a good place to meet for a drink before the event, send us your suggestions. Or, when a venue is agreed upon, just drop in on the evening and join in. A warm welcome is guaranteed to all.
Two suggestions so far, courtesy of Howard, are:
– The Imperial, 5 Leicester Street, WC2H 7BL and
– The Moon Under Water, 28 Leicester Square, WC2H 7LE.
5PM seems like a good time to start, perhaps to get a few pints in before making your way across to the Odeon? Thoughts, please.
More thorough plans can be drawn up (directions for those that need them, a fixed meeting point for all, etc.).
Please note that e-mail addresses will not be published. I will only publish a recognised venue and an approximate time.
Please keep your questions for David rolling in. There have been some very good ones. Just please be sure to leave yours at the right place… Say, here? If it ends up anywhere else, it won’t count.
I only want questions for the North American premiere this week. I’ll take questions for the European event all next week, so bear with me. You’ll have a full week to submit your question and as much consideration as the current batch of questions are receiving, so your patience could pay off.
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With that out of the way (God, I feel so dirty), here’s the latest from Phil Manzanera.
I’d read in an interview last year that you met David through your older brother. David agreed to meet to lend advice on getting started in the music business. What are your memories of that meeting and your initial impressions of him? (Buffalo Phil)
It was 1968 and I’d just turned 17. I distinctly remember the Italian restaurant and this person that looked identical to the David sitting on the stool on the cover of ‘Ummagumma’. Neither of us can remember what we spoke about, but David says it must have been good because I ended up in Roxy Music four years later.
Were you a fan of the Floyd 25 years ago? (Sylvie)
Damn right… and well before.
When did you work with David for the first time? (Ina)
1987. We worked together writing on a couple of tracks for Pink Floyd’s ‘Momentary Lapse of Reason’ album. One track, called ‘One Slip’, ended up on the album.
I was wondering if there was any particular reason why you didn’t dig out ‘One Slip’ for the tour, as you co-wrote it with David? (Jonathan)
No room on the list.
Could you compare the making of ‘A Momentary Lapse of Reason’ with the making of ‘On an Island’? I mean, how is it different to work with Floyd’s Gilmour and solo Gilmour? (Adriano Capeto)
No different, it’s the same person.