David Gilmour Covers Leonard Cohen Deep Cut "Fingerprints"

The Pink Floyd guitarist also performed "Hey, That's No Way to Say Goodbye"

BY Calum SlingerlandPublished Apr 13, 2020

Recently, David Gilmour has been performing Leonard Cohen covers as part of a livestream series from wife, author and co-lyricist Polly Samson. Now, the Pink Floyd guitarist/vocalist has returned with two more interpretations of the iconic Canadian's work.

On a second livestream for Samson's new novel, A Theatre for Dreamers, Gilmour first performed "Fingerprints," from Cohen's 1977 album Death of a Ladies Man, complete with harmony help from his family.

Gilmour and family then perform "Hey, That's No Way to Say Goodbye," from 1967's Songs of Leonard Cohen. You can watch them perform the songs at 15:45 and 32:30, respectively.

The first broadcast for A Theatre for Dreamers saw Gilmour perform "Bird on the Wire" and "So Long, Marianne." All four of his selections have ties to Cohen's time on the Greek island of Hydra, where Samson's book is also set.

Gilmour's last solo album was 2016's Rattle That Lock, which he followed with concert film Live at Pompeii in 2017. Last year, he auctioned off 120 guitars from his personal collection, raising nearly $30 million.

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