Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour Confirms 1st New Solo Album In 9 Years, ‘Luck And Strange’

The forthcoming LP’s title track fincludes contributions from the late Pink Floyd keyboardist Richard Wright recorded in 2007.

By Scott Bernstein Apr 24, 2024 9:06 am PDT

Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour returns with Luck And Strange, his first new solo album in nearly a decade. The LP, which includes a posthumous appearance from Pink Floyd keyboardist Richard Wright, will be released on September 6 via Sony Music.

David Gilmour will preview Luck And Strange tomorrow (Thursday, April 27) when he unveils its first single, “The Piper’s Call.” Co-produced by Gilmour and Charlie Andrew (alt-J, Marika Hackman), the set was recorded over five months during sessions held in Brighton and London. Contributors include Guy Pratt and Tom Herbert on bass; Adam Betts, Steve Gadd and Steve DiStanislao on drums as well as keyboardists Rob Gentry and Roger Eno with string and choral arrangements by Will Gardner.

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Luck And Strange is a true family affair as David’s wife, Polly Samson, composed the bulk of the album’s lyrics. Gilmour’s daughter, Romany, added vocals and harp to “Between Two Points,” while his son, Gabriel, provided backing vocals. Additionally, David’s other son, Charlie, wrote lyrics for the song “Scattered.”

Richard Wright appears on the album’s title track. His part was recorded during a 2007 jam at a barn within Gilmour’s home. The Pink Floyd guitarist sadly died in 2008 at age 65.

“We invited Charlie to the house, so he came and listened to some demos, and said things like, ‘Well, why does there have to be a guitar solo there?’ and ‘Do they all fade out? Can’t some of them just end?’ Gilmour said of working with Charlie Andrew. “He has a wonderful lack of knowledge or respect for this past of mine. He’s very direct and not in any way overawed, and I love that. That is just so good for me because the last thing you want is people just deferring to you.”

Anton Corbijn photographed and designed the album’s cover image. David Gilmour’s last album, Rattle That Lock, was released in 2015.

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Luck And Strange Tracklist

  1. Black Cat
  2. Luck and Strange
  3. The Piper’s Call
  4. A Single Spark
  5. Vita Brevis
  6. Between Two Points – with Romany Gilmour
  7. Dark and Velvet Nights
  8. Sings
  9. Scattered

Bonus Tracks

  • Yes, I Have Ghosts
  • Luck and Strange (Original Barn Jam)
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