David Gilmour Covers The Beatles For MOJO

“I wish I had been in The Beatles,” the Pink Floyd man tells MOJO, as we give away his cover of Here, There And Everywhere exclusively on the free CD available with our new issue – on sale this Tuesday (August 25).

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SOME TWO YEARS ago, David Gilmour very kindly sent MOJO a cover version of The Beatles’ Here, There And Everywhere.

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Patti Smith on the cover of MOJO, on sale from August 25, 2015.

We enjoyed his reworking of the Fab Four so much that we wanted to share it and after a spot of cajoling he’s finally agreed to let us include it on the free CD that comes with the new edition of MOJO (October 15 / #263), on sale from Tuesday, August 25.

“I really wish I had been in The Beatles,” Gilmour tells MOJO of the genesis behind his cover. “[They] taught me how to play guitar, I learnt everything. The bass parts, the lead, the rhythm, everything. They were fantastic.”

That love is manifested on the wonderful harmony-filled cover of the 1966 Revolver original recorded with his son Joe. Previously unreleased anywhere, it forms the cornerstone of our collection of music designed to celebrate the Pink Floyd leader’s life, work and influence, David Gilmour & Friends.

A number of Gilmour’s closest collaborators appear on our bespoke compilation while the guitarist is featured on six of the tracks himself, including songs from Phil Manzanera, Robert Wyatt and The Pretty Things.

“I really wish I had been in The Beatles.”

David Gilmour

The CD is accompanied by a major new interview with Gilmour, which saw MOJO’s Tom Doyle visit him at his home, a very appropriate venue considering his forthcoming album – his first solo effort in nine years – sees him collaborate with Polly Samson, his wife. Get MOJO – on sale in the UK from Tuesday (August 25) – for the full interview and exclusive CD.

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PHOTO: Tom Oldham