David Gilmour Reveals How Roger Waters ‘Ruined’ Pink Floyd


Pink Floyd singer/guitarist David Gilmour, during an interview for the debut episode of the Pink Floyd podcast entitled, ‘The Lost Art of Conversation: A Pink Floyd Podcast’ was asked to discuss the kind of creative dynamic between Rick [Wright] and himself at the point when you were working on the new version of Momentary Lapse of Reason. This Pink Floyd reunion for ‘two albums’ was recently discussed.

Gilmour then proclaims how it’s a ‘difficult thing to discuss’, pointing the topic to one famous former Pink Floyd member.

It’s a difficult thing to discuss. It’s a painful thing for all of them to discuss because Roger Waters’ departure had damaged people. I had talked about it at the time but it’s very tricky.

Fans recently took to social media to discuss the legacy and impact of another masterclass Pink Floyd record, Wish You Were Here. David Gilmour revealed why Roger Waters quit Pink Floyd the other day.

As one reviewer explained: “The title says it all for me! This package is something I have wanted for a long time. For years, I had asked myself when Pink Floyd would re-release the quad version of WYWH on today’s technology. I still have the original quad vinyl disc, tucked away but having sold my last turntable several years ago it doesn’t get much play anymore. It’s not just about quad though. It’s about getting the best sounding version of an album I have listened to for years. When I first bought the 33 rpm album in the 70s, the dynamic range was limited on most albums and unless you were into Mobile Fidelity, audiophile-quality was rare. Not that most kids my age bought this album with that in mind, but I for one, was into all things quad.”

The reviewer continued: “I’m focusing on the technology only because I assume that anybody that bothered to purchase this package is probably a die-hard Pink Floyd fan and knows the songs in and out. I was fortunate to have seen the band three times over the years. My first time was at Soldier Field in Chicago. They had (you guessed it) a quadraphonic setup for that concert and it blew me and another 80,000 fans away! I have listened to several of the discs in this set and cannot complain. The mixes have their own strengths and I suspect everyone will have their own favorite. As for me, it is great to once again enjoy the quad mix. It’s like a homecoming. It definitely has a different flavor than the surround and stereo mixes, and to me, it’s the original “surround” sound. Floyd is my favorite band and this set was long overdue.” Pink Floyd revealed a disturbing Roger Waters phone call not too long ago.