"We had a glass or two of wine and jammed for hours. For some reason that I can no longer remember I had chosen the fretless bass as my instrument of the day."
Yet Another Movie, a track that has been a dormant giant in Pink Floyd's catalog, is finally receiving the attention it deserves. After thorough research that traced the songs origins and details of its construction (published here, late last year), David Gilmour has released a stripped down recording of what eventually cemented into the final version of the track.
"Pat Leonard and I met up at Astoria in September 1986 a couple of days after I had played on a Bryan Ferry track that he was producing. We had a glass or two of wine and jammed for hours. For some reason that I can no longer remember I had chosen the fretless bass as my instrument of the day. It turned into a beautiful song."
The stripped down recording is promoting the A Momentary Lapse Reason reissue due on October 29th. Gilmour plays a fretless bass on this version.
Guy Pratt commented: "I was at Air Studios for the session David's talking about. I'd already met Pat Leonard having been flown to LA to play on the stuff he was doing with Bryan Ferry before they came to London. Pat took a shine to me and thus began a lifelong friendship that led to some of the best records I ever played on, including the career highlights of Like a Prayer and Toy Matinee. It's also where I first met David properly so a pretty momentous afternoon all round. (Apparently Pat also suggested me to David for the Floyd gig)."
Jon Carin, who has provided some great details on the history of the song stated that "this is incredibly exciting." He added: "No one has ever heard this before including me and the very small team who made the record. With such a flood of unheard old jam sketches suddenly materializing these days, first Marooned and now what eventually became Yet Another Movie, one could, in theory, release a box set that covers rarities and outtakes from the last several Pink Floyd records. It could also include my demos of Learning To Fly, Colours Of Infinity, Phil Manzanera’s demo of One Slip, and so many more in the can, so far unreleased. This rough jam is a wonderful illustration of how a nice moment in time can be transformed into a proper song with just the right amount of love and care from the people who were involved."
For more information on the A Momentary Lapse of Reason re-issue, you can visit this link. For additional news on Guy Pratt, visit his website, linked here. For news on Jon Carin, visit his official Facebook page here.
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