(from The Division Bell, 1994) Authentic Floydian bucolic wrapped in authentic Gilmour gloom.
David Gilmour ends Floyd’s second stab at creative life after Waters with a glance back at Cambridge beginnings, haunted by “the embers of bridges” and subsequent “slow decay” like the big old Eeyore he is. Jon Carin’s opening piano figure, answering the church bell, is one of the late group’s most striking gambits and the stately subsequent music, more like the Volga than the Cam, is simultaneously unFloyd-like yet full of heavy feeling. Gilmour finishes with a guitar solo whose shrillness says ‘fretful’. CP