A key element to Pink Floyd's sound, both as a vocalist and instrumentalist, David Gilmour hasn't been a regular presence as a solo artist. Still, his occasional albums have tended to focus on the band's more accessible side, and always showcase his distinctive guitar voicings -- ensuring that they will resonate with fans. He has collaborated over the years with Paul McCartney, Pete Townshend, David Crosby and Graham Nash, while producing the Dream Academy and his former bandmate Syd Barrett, among others. Along the way, Gilmour's solo work has informed, and echoed, his career with Pink Floyd. The guitarist demoed a song for his 1978 self-titled debut that became Floyd's 'Comfortably Numb,' and also collaborated on that album with Roy Harper -- who sang 'Have a Cigar' on 1975's 'Wish You Were Here.' Gilmour's follow up 'About Face' was co-produced by Bob Ezrin, after he served in the same capacity for 'The Wall' sessions. 'On an Island' featured Rick Wright and Bob Klose, who'd both worked with Pink Floyd, as well.
David Gilmour’s Iconic ‘Comfortably Numb’ Solo Was First Take
Pink Floyd guitarist tried again but nothing matched emotion of the original, producer Bob Ezrin says.
Pink Floyd Return Is ‘One-off’ Says David Gilmour
He reveals Ukrainian vocalist was “suspicious” when the pair made contact.
David Gilmour and Roger Waters Solo Albums Ranked Worst to Best
LPs provided lasting insights into the parts of the past that they still wanted to carry forward.
Great Gigs With This Guy: David Gilmour's Top 10 Guest Turns
Pink Floyd guitarist has collaborated with friends, peers and surprising artists.
Most Underrated Song From Each David Gilmour and Roger Waters LP
Their shared time together brought Pink Floyd's highest acclaim, but it never seemed to come easy.
David Gilmour Blames Roger Waters for 'Animals' Remix Delay
Former bandmates still don't see eye-to-eye on album's liner-notes fiasco.
Roger Waters to Dispute David Gilmour's 'Gobbledygook' in Memoir
He claims ex-bandmate has exaggerated his involvement in certain Pink Floyd songs.
Hear Peter Green and David Gilmour on Revamped Fleetwood Mac Song
Newly issued "Need Your Love So Bad" features Green vocal from 1968 and a Gilmour guitar solo.
New Peter Green Book to Feature David Gilmour, Kirk Hammett Music
Rockers contributed to two tracks included with 'Peter Green - The Albatross Man.'
Watch David Gilmour Perform Fleetwood Mac's 'Albatross'
New video comes ahead of a full concert film celebrating Peter Green and the early music of the band.