David Gilmour’s musical career spanning over 50 years has been truly remarkable. His iconic guitar solos with Pink Floyd and his solo masterpieces have solidified his reputation as a musical genius.
Therefore, when a piece of music captures his attention, it is indeed remarkable, as is the case with Fleetwood Mac’s songs.
During a conversation in 2007 at London’s Odeon, an attendee inquired about a guitar solo that Gilmour wished he had created.
After some contemplation, Gilmour admired several songs, stating that it was difficult to single out just one. He further added that in terms of pop perfection, ‘Waterloo Sunset’ by The Kinks holds a special place.
However, if the focus is purely on guitar, he would choose ‘Albatross’ by Fleetwood Mac.
‘Albatross’, a lyrical guitar piece, was created by Peter Green, a foundational member of Fleetwood Mac, in 1968. Initially released as a standalone single, it later featured on The Pious Bird of Good Omen and English Rose albums.
In a recent update, Gilmour has teased fans with news of a release. It is not a collection of fresh songs but a revival of ‘Metallic Spheres in Colour’, a collaboration with the electronica mavens, The Orb, from 2010. Stay tuned for further insights.