David Gilmour Pays Subtle Tribute To Prince With Comfortably Numb/Purple Rain Mashup

David Gilmour

One music legend paid tribute to another on Sunday, April 24, when former Pink Floyd singer/guitarist David Gilmour paid his respects to Prince, who passed away a week ago.

Gilmour was performing for the Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday and shared an audience recording of Floyd’s megahit “Comfortably Numb”, into which he worked Prince’s guitar solo from his iconic hit, “Purple Rain”.

“This is an audience recording of David Gilmour performing Comfortably Numb, with the inclusion of Purple Rain as a tribute to Prince,” reads the video’s description.

Following the second chorus of the song, the stage lights went purple and instead of Floyd’s solo, Gilmore seemlessly took off into the “Purple Rain” solo, blending it into the song without missing a beat before going into the actual “Comfortably Numb” solo. Check it out below.

Gilmour’s fourth solo album, “Rattle That Lock”, was released on September 18, 2015.


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