The Word

The Word magazine's coverage of June's Cadogan Hall concertAs Byron pointed out earlier this week, the current (that’s August) edition of The Word magazine has a two-page spread on last month’s Cadogan Hall show, which included a special performance of the ‘Atom Heart Mother’ suite.

You can now read this article in full by clicking the image to your right.

Thanks again to Byron for bringing it to my attention.

If you ever spot anything Gilmour-related in the media, be it press, television or radio, please do continue to let me know so that I can, hopefully, let others know.

Well, that’s another week been and gone. The Blog will be taking a short break next week, so Sunday’s post will have to be enough to tide you over until the end of the week. I’m sure you’ll survive without me.

Perhaps a more worrying prospect for some, there will be no chat sessions for a while, either. News of when the chatroom will next be swinging open its doors can be found, as always, here.

We’re not quite there yet, but we’re close enough, so…

Have a good weekend, everyone.

Author: FEd

Features Editor of David Gilmour’s official blog, The Blog (‘Features’ previously being its rather naff title), affectionately – or lazily – shortened to ‘FEd’.

45 thoughts on “The Word”

  1. Thanks for the reading material and also for building up the anticipation for ‘Sunday’s post”.

    Oooooooo what’s that going to be then. 😉

    Have a great break FEd!

    [Well, if I didn’t, you just did. Sorry to disappoint you, but it’s nothing to get excited over. – FEd]

  2. Nice article.

    Having an appreciation for the likes of Frank Zappa, King Crimson and the earlier Floyd material I confess that I happen to like Atom Heart Mother and periodically will play the cassette with headphones on and enjoy some of the more esoteric nuances of the piece that is Atom Heart Mother.

    I liked it because I believe for Pink Floyd it was a dangerous album. It pushed boundaries for them and opened up new horizons. Far be it that I would call it my favourite album, it has a special place.

    There are some other great tracks on the album. Probably one of most favourite being ‘Summer of ’68’. Roger’s ‘If’ is great too. But of course my next favourite next to ‘Summer…’ would be ‘Fat Old Sun’. Love the guitar work in that !!!

    Well, hope all is well with everyone. Have a great weekend, FED. Got any special plans ? Going to any particular favourite haunts or just relaxing ?

    Peace and Much Love To All !!!

    Have a Great Weekend Everybody !! Cazart!

    [Just relaxing, hoping that this Saturday is not as wet as the last one. – FEd]

  3. Have a nice weekend and enjoy your free week(?), too, FEd!

    Best regards,

    Taki
    Bavaria

    [Thank you. Maybe not a whole week, but certainly two or three days. – FEd]

  4. Apologies if this was asked previously, but do you know if there are any plans for this concert (or at least the Atom Heart Mother part 😉 to be released in any way? A bonus feature to something else perhaps? 🙂

    [There are no plans that I know of, sorry. – FEd]

  5. FEd, have a nice one next week.

    I’m off next week as well. We are going to our annual Adirondack mountain stay, at Tupper Lake.

    David’s music will go nice with the scenery up there.

    Have a nice week everybody.

    [Enjoy, Amedeo. Sounds lovely. (I was thinking of a few days in Beddgelert, Snowdonia. There’s nothing quite like retreating to the mountains to get away from it all, is there?) – FEd]

  6. FEd,

    I realize there is a vow of silence on the piece playing when we open the main page of the website… but I wanted to say I think I know what it is… It’s On An Island playing backwards. I suppose it must be from the upcoming live disc?

    Ed

  7. FEd,

    I think someone on the previous blog entry already guessed that bit on the main page is On An Island. I just can’t figure out… is it backwards? Is it remixed somehow? I know you won’t tell. Either way, quite an interesting way to play it. Sounds great, actually.

    Ed and Marie (we were both trying to figure it all out).

  8. Have a great week Fed. I’m off the following one to see friends and family. Take Care!

    [Thank you, Frank. Hope you have a good one. – FEd]

  9. Hello Fed!

    Today will be released the new issue of the magazine Klangspuren/Songs&Sound Tracks (Zeitschrift für Literatur und Kunst, magazine for arts and letters, German language). At pages 205-208 you can find an interesting story about Pink Floyd and the song High Hopes.

    The translation of the words: “Beyond the horizon of the place we lived when we were young…” is very amazing.

    The story called “… was die Glocke hat geschlagen” and is written by Jürgen Krätzer. (Click my name, you could read the story online).

    Have a very nice weekend Fed!

    Best regards from Berlin
    Ina

    [Many thanks for that, Ina. – FEd]

  10. [Well, if I didn’t, you just did. Sorry to disappoint you, but it’s nothing to get excited over. – FEd]

    Ah… I was just being silly… a bit like these muppets (click my name) who appear to be incapable of clicking on the link to…. The Blog.

    “Did they perform Young Lust? We don’t have a track listing yet…”

    What are they on? … and aren’t they ‘late’ with the news? 😉

    [Never mind that, no 3-D glasses? Why, that’s just selfish. – FEd]

  11. Hi Fed,

    I went to the top of The Great Orme once…what a view!

    Have a nice break and David’s Sig Strat looks well in the snaps.

    Cheers
    Paul

    [It’s a very nice part of the world, that. – FEd]

  12. That’s a great article. I’m not sure why it matters that Geesin wrote AHM in his underpants, unless it’s an explanation for why he performed it that way. That might not be a pretty sight.

    Left unanswered is the question of why David performed this work some 38 years on, when he has said he doesn’t like it.

    It seems to me that David likes to work with his friends in one-of-a-kind situations, and this is a chance for him to do just that.

  13. It must have been a great performance. It’s a pain that I couldn’t attend the gig.

    Well, I’m in Italy once again, it’s been a great academic year in Spain, David’s music has been the soundtrack of the most beautiful year of my life, thank you very much Mr Gilmour.

    Thanks Fed for your great blog, so many topics and things always to talk about in it. Now I’m waiting for “Live in Gdansk” to be released.

    Hope everything is ok for everybody. Have a great week.

    Piero

    [The same to you, Piero. I’m glad that your Spanish adventure was a happy time. – FEd]

  14. Have a nice week FEd.

    I’m off the following two weeks, having holiday in Portugal (Algarve).

    Take Care!

    Ernest

    [Very nice, Ernest. – FEd]

  15. [Enjoy, Amedeo. Sounds lovely. (I was thinking of a few days in Beddgelert, Snowdonia. There’s nothing quite like retreating to the mountains to get away from it all, is there?) – FEd]

    You are absolutely right. I love it. Too bad we have to come back.

    [Oh, I hear you. Too often it feels like dragging yourself away from heaven and back to a droning, humming, machine-like existence… C’est la vie. – FEd]

  16. Have a lovely break, FEd.

    By the end of next week Imogen, Kevin and I will be going camping near Aberystwyth for 7 days. That way we can go for days out along the coast and look out for castles too. Perhaps I will take my easel with me.

    Best regards.

    Julie

  17. [Enjoy, Amedeo. Sounds lovely. (I was thinking of a few days in Beddgelert, Snowdonia. There’s nothing quite like retreating to the mountains to get away from it all, is there?) – FEd]

    FEd is planning an escapade to Mt. Everest. Don’t forget the Sherpa.

    Seriously, enjoy the time. Getting away is great, it’s the coming back that is difficult at times. Then again no one here is a rock star that can afford to be away all the time. With the exception of maybe Guy…lol…who really hasn’t posted anything or hijacked the Blog for a long, long, long time.

    Thanks.

    Andrew

  18. I must be truly gone fishing. I’m jealous of the blog for taking a break. I want a holiday, too!

    Seriously, have a nice break, FEd and anyone else lucky enough to be going on holiday.

  19. Have a nice time off FEd and I hope the rain takes time off for you too!

    Happy weekend all as we move one week nearer to “Gdansk!”

    Paul

  20. [… At pages 205-208 you can find an interesting story about Pink Floyd and the song High Hopes. – Ina]

    [Many thanks for that, Ina. – FEd]

    I echo that! Very interesting article!

    Best regards,

    Taki
    Bavaria

  21. Fed, I hope you have a long and relaxing weekend, we all know you deserve it. I’m looking forward to it myself, it’s the first weekend in a month I’m not at a funeral or a wedding.

  22. Hope you have a good week and don’t forget to pay Ivor the Engine a visit. Are you having a short break before the place is invaded by families because of the school holidays?

    Sorry I haven’t posted for so long and have missed all the chats but I rather spectacularly managed to tear a muscle in my knee last week so I haven’t really been able to sit at the computer until now. Still it did mean that I missed a couple of General Studies lessons so it isn’t all bad!

    [I’m sure you’ll survive without me. – FEd]

    We will so long as there isn’t a repeat of the Christmas break where a week off became a two month redesign of the blog. Then we really would start getting withdrawl symptoms.

    [That will never happen again. The re-design only took a day or two, by the way. The rest of the time was spent waiting for someone to give a toss. I hope your knee is better soon. – FEd]

  23. Have a great weekend FEd, same to the bloggers.

    Hope to see another post on a David Gilmour collaboration, like the one on The Law, soon.

    Best,
    Ed

    [There will be many more, Ed. – FEd]

  24. Enjoy your time off, FEd! Unplug, relax, put your feet up…You deserve it! Have a good one!

    [Thank you very much. – FEd]

  25. please david gilmour, do a show in brazil!!

    we (brazilian people) need it!!!

  26. Hi FEd,

    take care and switch off your brain!

    Do you stay in UK? If in Italy and near Rome, if you wish, I’m in Italy, at work in this period and I could be an excellent guide of the town…..Have a nice break!!!

    diana

    [Thank you very much for that kind offer, Diana. (I’ll probably end up staying at home, finishing odd-jobs, if previous breaks are anything to go by.) – FEd]

  27. I’ll keep my eyes and ears open for anything about the wonderful Mr. Gilmour.

    A non-topic comment. I think that all the work that David has done now with the older songs is better than the originals. I just downloaded Echoes from iTunes and it is so much better on the Live at the Royal Albert Hall DVD.

    Thanks for always improving your work David.

  28. FEd, I hope you enjoy a relaxing holiday, even if it is ‘short and sweet’. Maybe you’ll get some warm sunshine before you grow webbed feet!

    Your break will give me some time to play catch up on the blog. I’ve been so busy working 24/7 that I haven’t found the time to participate much lately.

    Funny, isn’t it? I am living in a remote, beautiful, mountain location with so much to offer someone looking for peace and quiet, yet I’m so busy attending to paying guests that I sometimes forget that. It’s only when I have to run a thousand errands that I can actually remember what brought me here and why I’m willing to work so hard to stay — the gorgeous mountains, rivers, trees, wildlife and the beautiful blue sky.

    Lynn once told me that I live in a postcard — I think I’ll take a breath and try harder to appreciate what I’ve got instead of worrying about what I’m missing.

    As Simon would say, ‘Happy Days’ … and, I agree, he should take that job!!

    Peace and love everyone!
    Gabrielle

    [£25k? He’s a muppet if he doesn’t. – FEd]

  29. Have a lovely break FED.

    [Thank you, Tomasz – and everyone. You’re all too kind. – FEd]

  30. FEd:

    As many have already said, hope you have a wonderful break. But do come back.

    Like the previous mention about the long drought at Christmastime, the blog would be very much missed.

    [The rest of the time was spent waiting for someone to give a toss. – FEd]

    Can I assume this translates to ..gives a darn?

    In the meantime, will have this article to read and think of the upcoming Gdansk releases.

    Gabrielle: I hope you don’t mind me asking what area you live in in Washington? My husband and I looked at Sequim and Port Angeles as a prospect for retirement. We love the area and Jim has a good friend in Bellingham.

    Some time ago we started to look at the Willamette Valley in Oregon. Alot like the midwest. It is the wine country and has lots of small towns yet a short drive to the ocean or Portland. (Pardon my asking if this is out of line.)

    Rest up FEd. Hope you aren’t starting another project like the kitchen?

    Jan

    [Yet another case of peculiar use of the English language, there. (You guessed correctly, by the way.) No new projects. I’ve got about a million incomplete ones to wrap up before I’m foolish enough to embark on another. – FEd]

  31. [£25k? He’s a muppet if he doesn’t. – FEd]

    I guess I’m a muppet then. I have declined it. There are reasons; no career ladder, little job satisfaction, I’d like to relocate and I think I’d be crap at door-to-door.

    [Fair enough, mate. Money’s not the most important thing. – FEd]

  32. Off to Snowdonia, Fed? Perhaps Robert Plant might get you in at Bron Yr Aur?

    Enjoy it any way you can get it. I’ll be taking my family up to the White Mountains in New Hampshire come the 19th of July. Rustic cabin with no electricity. Can’t wait!

    Cheers,
    Mike

    [Sounds good. Hope you and the family enjoy it. – FEd]

  33. Agree about the mountains F’ed… we’re big fans of Cumbria and have tended to neglect Snowdonia but the spirit is much the same.

    Of course this makes living in Norfolk a splendid choice but you know what they say about absence ..

    Enjoy your mini-break and don’t just do chores !

  34. Hello Fed, have fun and thanks for a job well done.

    George

    [Thank you, George, but now you’re all starting to worry me. Just what will the messages be like when I tell you that I’m finally calling it a day? I’ll have to sneak off quietly. – FEd]

  35. I really hope that you’ll have a great vacation break and I just wanted to say that I arrived in London yesterday and it’s really nice here. I just can’t wait to check out the record shops and find the artists you told me about.

    Take Care,
    Thomas

    [Good stuff. Remember, don’t pay more than £10 for any CD. – FEd]

  36. Fed, have a good break, I hope you get good weather. 🙂

    Have you been to Portmeirion? (I’m sure you know it’s near Beddgelert.) It’s on my list of places to visit, maybe this summer.

    ash X

    [I’ve never been there, but it looks beautiful. – FEd]

  37. [Thank you, George, but now you’re all starting to worry me. Just what will the messages be like when I tell you that I’m finally calling it a day? I’ll have to sneak off quietly. – FEd]

    Don’t even say that sort of thing in jest. If that ever happens, it will be a sad day in my book.

    Now off with you, and have a nice break.

    Jan

  38. [Just what will the messages be like when I tell you that I’m finally calling it a day? I’ll have to sneak off quietly. – FEd]

    Fingers crammed tightly in ears, not listening to this crazy talk.

  39. [Thank you, George, but now you’re all starting to worry me. Just what will the messages be like when I tell you that I’m finally calling it a day? I’ll have to sneak off quietly. – FEd]

    Fed, you have more friends than anyone I know. You can’t hide, we’ll find you.

    You know why they can’t find Bin Laden? Cause he’s Bin Hidin.

    Later.

    George

  40. Beddgelert, Snowdonia? Must be wonderful. Just back from Thollon Les Mémises, French Alps, so quiet…

    So, petite annonce, dans le cadre de l’amitié Franco-Galloise, au nom du développement culturel et linguistique (omniprésent sur ce blog):

    Echange une semaine à Thollon contre une semaine à Beddgelert, yeah!

    *à Thollon:

    Рaccueil chaleureux, grand air (pur), authenticit̩, silence, s̩r̩nit̩, repos.
    Рnombreuses randonn̩es p̩destes, libert̩ garantie.
    – tartiflette (au reblochon), fondue Savoyarde (aux 3 fromages), raclette, berthoud, vin de Savoie (ou bière) à volonté.
    – industrie musicale inexistante.
    Рacc̬s internet (possible en cas de manque, mais fortement d̩conseill̩).
    Рvaches, brebis, ch̬vres, ̢nes, quelques marmottes (tr̬s farouches, so, no camera, please).
    – chiens acceptés (et même bienvenus s’il sont noir-et-blanc).
    – une seule règle à suivre: respect de la nature.

    *What about Beddgelert?

    Off topic? Joke? Maybe, but good deal, I think…

    Michèle

    [Yes, very good. As it turned out, I had a day gardening, a day shopping and a day to sort out my car insurance. Beddgelert, as wonderful as it may be, will have to wait. – FEd]

  41. [I had a day gardening, a day shopping and a day to sort out my car insurance. Beddgelert, as wonderful as it may be, will have to wait. – FEd]

    Well, 1+1+1=3, le compte n’y est pas ! Admit it, you have a secret life!

    Michèle

    [Well, arranging car insurance really didn’t take a whole day, but it sure as hell felt like it. – FEd]

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