David Gilmour Discusses Legendary Pink Floyd Album Cover

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In the Pink Floyd latest limited-edition podcast series, “The Lost Art Of Conversation, David Gilmour shares his idea’s for the cover art for Pink Floyd’s 1987 album, “A Momentary Lapse Of Reason”

According to Antimusic, Gilmour said that this particular album cover began with a basic sketch of a single, empty bed.

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The drawing, one of his own creations was later embellished by artist Storm Thorgerson into the epic image of around 500 hospital beds as captured on Saunton Sands in Devon.

Thorgerson was a school pal of Syd Barrett and Roger Waters founding members of the band. Thorgerson designed many album covers for Pink Floyd throughout their career.

The group’s first studio project without Waters, “A Momentary Lapse Of Reason” was the first studio project without Water, it was a Top 5 record in many countries, including the UK and US, where it sold more than 4 million copies.

Pink Floyd’s forthcoming box set, “The Later Years 1987-2019” which is due out December 13.

Included in the set is an updated version of “A Momentary Lapse Of Reason”, an expanded edition of 1998’s live album, “Delicate Sound Of Thunder”, a series of 1987 & 1994 live recordings and unreleased studio material.

Also full versions of the group’s 1989 Venice Concert and 1990 appearance at Knebworth, as well as an extensive series of video projects.