Wednesday, April 30, 2014

There might be better guitarists but no better solos…

Than this one by David Gilmour and Pink Floyd capping off “Comfortably Numb” from their Pulse Dvd
concert of 1994.

Gilmour like Eric Clapton always seemed to put out just the right amount of notes, no more and no less, than required to make the music come alive.

Film buffs will remember that line from Amadeus by the Emperor to Mozart who had the temerity to ask His Majesty which notes did he have in mind to cut or words to that effect.

“Simply too many notes!”

Just the right amount of notes!”

In the above concert footage, Gilmour plays an extended second solo which coincides with the stage
show, below is the original solo from the studio version of the song.

Listen to both, which solo do you prefer?