David Gilmour Expresses Regret Over Pink Floyd’s 13th Album ‘A Momentary Lapse Of Reason’ In New Interview

Words by Riley Fitzgerald
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It was an alarming time,” Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour states in a new interview with UK newspaper The Sun. “It was a big thing to carry on Pink Floyd with Roger having gone.”

He was a big, big part of it,” he continues, “a major talent and our primary lyricist. So it was difficult.”

Gilmour, who joined the band as Syd Barrett was beginning his exit in 1967, sees he and Roger Waters as having two very different musical personalities.

I would think of myself as more of a melodic type and Roger is more of an aggressive wordsmith,” he muses. “Different sides of us came together to create what we became.”

The Sun then shared extracts from another interview with Gilmour from soon to be released podcast The Lost Art Of Conversation.

Here Gilmour delves further into Pink Floyd‘s post-Waters career.

A key focus of the conversation is the band’s 13th album A Momentary Lapse Of Reason.

In the Eighties,” he asserts, “there was a mass of new technology — new keyboards, synthesizers — and we were keen to make a record of its time. We embraced this technology with massive enthusiasm. But it was a fashion and fashions go out of fashion.”

In years after the album, there were moments when I thought that we hadn’t followed the timeless template that perhaps we should have done,” he then laments.

Gilmour also talks about 14th album The Division Bell and the growing role of wife Polly Samson in Pink Floyd as the band’s chief lyricist.

You can read the full interview here.

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