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David Gilmour

Daryl Easlea, Record Collector, March 2003

ROCK HISTORIANS HAVE a problem with David Gilmour because he is, well, so very balanced. Displaying little of the madness or angst of Pink Floyds major writers, the two Rogers (Barrett and Waters), he acted as a midwife to many of their ideas, writing some of the most haunting guitar figures of 20th century pop music, and, after Syds sing-song and before Waters increasingly maniacal sprechtspiel, he added that sweet voice atop many a Floyd classic.

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