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    • On Rick Wrights death

      David Gilmour: No-one can replace Richard Wright - he was my musical partner and my friend. In the welter of arguments about who or what was Pink Floyd, Rick's enormous input was frequently forgotten. He was gentle, unassuming and private but his soulful voice and playing were vital, magical components of our most recognised Pink Floyd sound.

    • On Pink Floyds album Wish You Were Here

      David Gilmour: For me, "Wish You Were Here" was very satisfying. I'd rather listen to it than "Dark Side Of The Moon". I think we achieved a better balance of music and lyrics. "Dark Side" went a bit too far the other way -- too much importance was placed on the lyrics. And sometimes the tunes were neglected.

    • David Gilmour: After Dark Side we were really floundering around. I wanted to make the next album more musical, because I felt some of these tracks had been just vehicles for the words. We were working in 1974 in this horrible little rehearsal room in Kings Cross without windows, putting together what became the next two albums, "Wish You Were Here", and "Animals".

    • (About the feud with Roger Waters)

      Roger Waters: I'm not very good at holding grudges for very long, but he's done some terrible things.

    • (About the Pink Floyd reunion for Live8)

      David Gilmour: Any squabbles Roger and I have had in the past are so petty in this context.