In June 2019, David raised $21.5m from the Christie's sale of more than 120 of his instruments and artefacts. He gave the proceeds to ClientEarth, a charity which uses the power of the law to protect the planet and its people.

"The global climate crisis is the greatest challenge that humanity will ever face," said David. "I hope that the sale of these guitars will help ClientEarth in their actions to use the law to bring about real change. We need a civilised world that goes on for all our grandchildren and beyond, in which these guitars can be played and songs can be sung."

For more information on ClientEarth, their work and how you can help, please visit

Wednesday 22nd November 2023
The Orb and David Gilmour Launch Metallic Spheres In Colour AI Global Remix Project For Fans

The Orb and David Gilmour recently released Metallic Spheres In Colour, a visionary re-interpretation of their 2010 ambient classic Metallic Spheres. Now, in a new use of artificial intelligence led by major recording artists, they are stretching the creative possibilities of the remix project even further by inviting fans around the world to reimagine music from the new album, as well as its cover art, with AI-powered tools.

Fans can now visit to create their own personalized AI track and artwork remixed from portions of Metallic Spheres In Colour. Visitors to the site will follow a series of prompts indicating the emotion they want the album's artwork to convey, plus mood and tempo preferences for the available audio. The site, using artificial intelligence capabilities, then generates a new version for playback. Fans can share links to their creations via social media along with their reimagined album covers, and there will be an opportunity to purchase full length remixes as a download in the coming weeks.

In addition, select fan remixes of the Metallic Spheres In Colour album cover image, based on the original image by artist Simon Ghahary, may be included in an upcoming music video supporting the album.

The album is available on LP/CD/Streaming/DOLBY ATMOS/360RA here.

Friday 29th September 2023

To celebrate today's release of Metallic Spheres In Colour, a video for Movement 3 – Excerpt has been created once more by Kavi Karnapura das and premieres at 5.15pm UK time on the David Gilmour YouTube channel, here.

The album is available now on LP/CD/Streaming/DOLBY ATMOS/360RA here.

Friday 1st September 2023

Metallic Spheres by The Orb and David Gilmour has been reimagined and remixed as Metallic Spheres In Colour and will be released on Friday 29th September. The video for Seamless Solar Spheres Of Affection Mix: Movement 1-Excerpt has been made by Kavi Karnapura das and premieres today at 5.15pm UK time on the David Gilmour YouTube channel here.

Metallic Spheres In Colour has been masterminded by Alex Paterson, founder of The Orb, alongside writing partner Michael Rendall (current member of The Orb and mix engineer on the remix), and producer Youth, and features new artwork created by Simon Ghahary.

It will be available on LP, CD and digital formats and can be pre-ordered here.

Thursday 10th August 2023
Metallic Spheres In Colour

Metallic Spheres by The Orb and David Gilmour has been reimagined and remixed as Metallic Spheres In Colour and will be released on Friday 29th September.

Of this new reimagining, producer Youth says: 'The idea for Metallic Spheres In Colour, was that Alex Paterson (founder of The Orb) could have done more on the first version, and he didn't really have the opportunity because we had a philosophy of making the music like the Blade Runner soundtrack meets Wish You Were Here. So, I asked him why don't we remix it and make it like an Orb classic? And in doing that, it's almost like a completely different album'.

The original Metallic Spheres album was initially released in 2010 was created almost by accident. In late Spring 2009 David Gilmour entered the studio to record the Graham Nash track Chicago/Change The World, originally by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, in aid of the British Hacker Gary McKinnon, who was facing extradition to the USA. The song also featured vocals from Chrissie Hynde, Bob Geldof and Gary himself and the campaign was also supported by Peter Gabriel, Sting, and the actress Julie Christie.

Ambient pioneers The Orb and producer Youth also lent their support to the campaign by remixing the track and they asked if David Gilmour would contribute further guitar parts at Youth's studio, The Dreaming Cave, in Wandsworth. Youth and Orb leader Alex Paterson turned this session into a two ambient suites, the 28-minute Metallic and the 20-minute Spheres and released under the name Metallic Spheres. The album was one of the first major releases to be issued in a version of surround sound called 3D60 Audio and remains to be a favourite among headphone aficionados.

Like the single, the proceeds of the album were also donated to the Gary McKinnon campaign and, in 2012, it was finally ruled that McKinnon could not be extradited to the USA on human rights grounds and he faced no prosecution in the UK.


Round Side
Seamless Solar Spheres Of Affection Mix (20.07)

Flat Side
Seamlessly Martian Spheres Of Reflection Mix (19.44)


Seamless Solar Spheres Of Affection Mix (20.07)
Seamlessly Martian Spheres Of Reflection Mix (19.44)


Seamless Solar Spheres Of Affection Mix Movement 1 (11.29)
Seamless Solar Spheres Of Affection Mix Movement 2 (8.52)
Seamlessly Martian Spheres Of Reflection Mix Movement 1 (10.47)
Seamlessly Martian Spheres Of Reflection Mix Movement 2 (09.16)

Album artwork by Simon Ghahary



Friday 21st July 2023

Ian Emes, British film director, animator, artist, writer and pioneer of experimental film techniques, famous for his work with Pink Floyd, has died. Our sincere condolences to his family and friends.

Ian's eye-catching animated film French Windows (set to Pink Floyd's One Of These Days) from 1972 came to the attention of Richard Wright, and his unforgettable animation for other Floyd songs such as the spinning clock faces of Time, and the heartbeat of Speak To Me, were mainstays of the band's concerts for many years. In more recent years he also created an absorbing 55-minute film for Pink Floyd's The Endless River.

Saturday 8th July 2023
The Solo Works of Syd Barrett

"Well, that's the last we'll ever hear of Pink Floyd."

With his presence looming so large over the band, it's not hard to believe the apocryphal quote that Pink Floyd was genuinely considered without a future upon the 1968 exit of cofounder and primary songwriter Syd Barrett.

Barrett led the legendary band and helped steer the surrounding scene out of the limiting constraints of its blues-based R&B roots and full speed into the expanse of the lysergic late 1960s. Yet his subsequent solo work, in the shadow of Floyd's impending world-spanning omnipresence, exists as a quixotic, mythical output that's equally confounding and delightful, earning a cult following of adventurous ears over the ensuing fifty years.

While Syd Barrett may not be the first nor the most successful to dive into the convergence of the psychedelic and folk realms, he is, without question, the quintessential archetype from which all others must be compared. His influence and reach cannot be overstated. Barrett's overexaggerated reputation for experimentation with hallucinogenic drugs tends to propagate the mystique behind his art, but do not mistake that for importance. The music speaks for itself. Syd Barrett's body of work is of the highest caliber.

Individually out of print on LP for almost ten years and NEVER previously available together on vinyl, Third Man Records in conjunction with Sony Music Entertainment is humbled to present Syd Barrett's solo albums – The Madcap Laughs, Barrett, and Opel – as the 57th installment of the Vault subscription series.

Originally released in January 1970, The Madcap Laughs serves as Barrett's best-known and most fully-realized solo effort. Standout tracks like the debut single Octopus charm with whimsy and consciousness-expanding lyrical exploration. Recorded at Abbey Road Studios (then known as EMI Recording Studios) with production help from former Floyd bandmates David Gilmour and Roger Waters, the album surprisingly reached number 40 on the UK charts. The reissue is pressed lovingly on golden hair colored vinyl.

Released in November of 1970, Barrett again enlisted former bandmates' production guidance (Gilmour again in addition to Richard Wright) at Abbey Road Studios. Featuring surreal gems like Baby Lemonade and the explorative Gigolo Aunt the album compels with a softly focused hazy introspection. Here it is presented on baby lemonade colored vinyl.

Consisting of outtakes and previously unreleased material from the 1968-1970 era, 1988's Opel fills in the blanks of the two previous albums. Properly illuminating the full picture of Barrett's studio work, where no two takes were ever the same, the significance of Opel is two-fold. First, as an early example of a record label reacting to an underground, cult following. At that time it was almost odd for an imprint to dig into the vault. But with Syd being held in such high regard and interest in his work unflagging, countless illicit bootlegs would be rendered obsolete by the depths dug on Opel. For these purposes it is offered on milky way opal colored vinyl.

All three LPs are pressed on 180-gram vinyl at Third Man Pressing in Detroit and will come housed in a newly-designed slipcase featuring a recursive portrait of Syd by New York Times bestselling author and illustrator Greg Ruth. Executed in one continuous line without lifting the pen, the image is hypnotizing, mesmerizing and easy to get lost in, just like Barrett's music.

An added bonus to this collection is a 7-inch single by David Gilmour covering two Barrett compositions. Dominoes was recorded at Royal Festival Hall in January 2002 and plucks an undeniable playful jaunt, decidedly ebullient and fresh. The take on Dark Globe was recorded live, shortly after Syd's death in 2006. Celebratory, heartfelt, joyous and sad all at once, the rendition here is sparse and unfiltered. If you can look past all the lore and history and is simply an earnest tribute to a departed friend.

Order by midnight local time July 31st to guarantee yourself a copy of this essential collection.

Only available at

Vault Package 57
Syd Barrett
3xLP in slipcase


The Madcap Laughs
1. Terrapin
2. No Good Trying
3. Love You
4. No Man's Land
5. Dark Globe
6. Here I Go
7. Octopus
8. Golden Hair
9. Long Gone
10. She Took A Long Cold Look
11. Feel
12. If It's In You
13. Lat Night

1. Baby Lemonade
2. Love Song
3. Dominoes
4. It Is Obvious
5. Rats
6. Maisie
7. Gigolo Aunt
8. Waving My Arms In The Air
9. I Never Lied To You
10. Wined And Dined
11. Wolfpack
12. Effervescing Elephant

1. Opel
2. Clowns And Jugglers
3. Rats
4. Golden Hair
5. Dolly Rocker
6. Word Song
7. Wined And Dined
8. Swan Lee (Silas Lang)
9. Birdie Hop
10. Let's Split
11. Lanky Pt. 1
12. Wouldn't You Miss Me (Dark Globe)
13. Milky Way
14. Golden Hair – Take 1

David Gilmour 7-inch single
Dark Globe b/w Dominoes

Monday 27th February 2023
A Great Day For Freedom

Friday marked one year since Russia invaded Ukraine. Our thoughts are with the brave and resilient people of Ukraine, coping as best they can with the awful situation.

A Great Day For Freedom is the B-side from the Pink Floyd single, Hey Hey Rise Up. Taken from a PULSE rehearsal during Pink Floyd's two-week run at Earls Court, London, in 1994, the recording, using the original drums and bass by Nick and David, has keyboards by Rick and backing vocals by Claudia, Sam and Durga. New piano, Prophet 5 synthesiser and Hammond are played by David, as on the original demo.

Stream / Download Hey Hey Rise Up here.
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Friday 24th February 2023

Today marks one year since Russia invaded Ukraine. Our thoughts are with the brave and resilient people of Ukraine, coping as best they can with the awful situation. We are taking the opportunity to revisit Hey Hey Rise Up today; all proceeds from the sale of the single, and the associated merchandise, goes to help those in need in Ukraine. The single, recorded on 30th March 2022 with Andriy Khlyvnyuk of the Ukrainian band Boombox, has so far raised over £500,000 to help alleviate the suffering of the Ukrainian people. David Gilmour and Nick Mason contributed to the amount raised so far, which is being distributed to the following humanitarian charities, who accept donations directly as well:

A Ukrainian voluntary organization of paramedics.

A grassroots initiative that has grown out of the volunteers' time on the Polish-Ukrainian border, helping refugees with their immediate needs in Ukraine and as they arrive in Poland.

Vostok SOS
Provision of assistance in the search for housing for temporary displaced persons, the logistics of safe departure from the conflict zone, the search, release, and rehabilitation of kidnap victims.

Livyj Bereh
A volunteer group providing medicines, food, and assistance with the reconstruction of houses and schools in remote and often disadvantaged communities affected by the war.

Kyiv Volunteer
The charity emerged as a food-community response to the war in the country and is currently engaged in providing aid and helping feed civilians.

The charity also has an initiative to rebuild the bridge between children. "Kids for kids" is a project that will allow kids who are now far from the war to put their peace and care in a box and send it to children in Ukraine.

You can also stream / buy Hey Hey Rise Up and purchase fundraising merchandise via

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