David Bowie guests on Arnold Layne, too
David Gilmour will release a cover of “Arnold Layne” in December in tribute to former Pink Floyd bandmate Syd Barrett.
Gilmour announced the single’s release on his website, there are three tracks: two version’s of Arnold Layne – penned by Barratt and Pink Floyd’s first ever single in March 1967.
Gilmour’s new versions of “Arnold Layne” were both recorded live at his triumphant shows at London’s prestigious Albert Hall earlier this year.
David Bowie guests on vocals on one version and Richard Wright, another Floyd member appears on the other.
A third live recorded track will also be available, an acoustic version of “Dark Globe” from Syd Barratt’s first solo album “The Madcap Laughs.”
Gilmour says on his website, “This single is dedicated to the memory of Syd Barrett, who passed away in July.”
The tracks will be available to download from Christmas Day.