David Gilmour Covers The Beatles’ “Here, There and Everywhere”

August 25th, 2015

By Damian Fanelli

David Gilmour, who—as some of you might know—used to be a member of Pink Floyd, has premiered his new cover of the Beatles’ “Here, There and Everywhere.”

The guitarist’s faithful cover of this Revolver track will appear—exclusively—in the new issue of Mojo magazine, which happens to feature Gilmour on its cover.

Although credited to John Lennon and Paul McCartney, “Here, There and Everywhere” was written entirely by McCartney, who even recorded a second version of the tune on 1984′s Give My Regards to Broad Street.

Although McCartney has nothing to do with Gilmour’s new cover, the pair have worked together several times over the years. Gilmour plays lead guitar on McCartney’s “No More Lonely Nights,” which is also from Give My Regards to Broad Street; “We Got Married” from 1989′s Flowers in the Dirt; and on McCartney’s 1999 album of rock and roll covers, Run Devil Run.

Gilmour’s new album, Rattle That Lock, will be released September 18.

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  1. Posted by Dave James on August 27th, 2015, 16:09 [Reply]

    Not a good idea. Vocally, “Here, There” is well out of Gilmour’s comfort zone and does neither him nor the song any favors. And, please don’t assume I just don’t like the guy, ’cause I really do.

  2. Posted by Ben Tidea on August 27th, 2015, 17:10 [Reply]

    Yep, I agree with Dave James and for the same reasons. Nice guitar work though, as always!!

  3. Posted by Steven Marks on August 27th, 2015, 17:54 [Reply]

    Well said. Agree completely.

  4. Posted by Jery Martin on August 27th, 2015, 21:26 [Reply]

    Have to agree with Dave James…a basic cover at best. Guitar solo is uninspired. And like Dave, I’m normally a big fan.

  5. Posted by S. Earl Jarosh on August 28th, 2015, 11:26 [Reply]

    There is always room for interpretation and alternative arrangements. As a bluegrass musician Siloa Creek I have rearranged “With a little help from my friends” and it sounds different. Kenny Rankin is well known for his different arrangements including Beatles’ songs. Blue Highway brought Sting’s “I Hung my Head” back to its roots, and Tim O’Brien took the well known Jimi Hendrix’s rendition of “Hey Joe” to a completely different level in the Celtic Connections 2009, Glasgow Scotland. I think David did a nice job with a different vocal color and he is a friend of Pauls. Dave, you need to expand your mind a little as there is no reason to do it just like the original version, might as well just stick with the original version.


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