WATCH: Pink Floyd's David Gilmour cover Syd Barrett songs in lock-down

Watch 13/05/2020

Pink Floyd's David Gilmour covered a couple of songs from his former bandmate Syd Barrett in a recent livestream. 

Gilmour and his family have been doing weekly "Von Trapped Family" livestreams, where they've drunk wine, sung songs, read poetry and answered fan submitted questions. 

In the most recent livestream, Gilmore shared some stories about his time working with Barrett, and reflected on when they were friends as teenagers. 

“He was a couple of years younger than the other guys, but he was very, very bright

Somehow, very, very sadly, he lost his mind. There are all sorts of theories as to why he lost his mind, and certainly I suspect it was exacerbated by his drug use. But he was an enormous amount of fun and a brilliant poet.”

Gilmour performed stripped back covers of 'Octopus' and 'Dominoes', two songs Barrett composed and Gilmour co-produced.

'Octopus' featured in his 1970 album The Madcap Laughs, while 'Dominoes' featured in Barrett, released later that year. Gilmour added 'Dominoes' is his favourite Barrett song, saying "there's something very still about it."

Watch the video above, and skip to 17:35 for Gilmour's cover of 'Octopus', and 35:20 for 'Dominoes'.