Last Saturday, July 4th, David joined Jeff Beck on stage at the legendary Royal Albert Hall in London. David was introduced late in the show as a special guest. Totally unannounced and naturally a huge surprise for the audience. Together they performed two Beck classics – Jerusalem and Hi Ho Silver Lining. David used his black Strat, the scaled down Pete Cornish ’06 pedal board and what appears to be three Alessandro heads powering two WEM cabs.
Jeff Beck was apparently a candidate for replacing Syd in 1968 although the band probably never had the nerves to approach him and of course, he played guitar on Roger’s Amused to Death album. Gilmour has stated many times that Beck has always been a huge contemporary influence, which is no surprise when listening to early albums like Beck-Ola (my favourite). In fact, the original solo on Hi Ho Silver Lining could very well be Gilmour. Anyway… It’s good to see these two legends on the same stage!
(Thanks to Rafal for spotting the pedal setups!)