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Listen to Pendragon's Nick Barrett cover Pink Floyd's The Final Cut

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Pendragon's Nick Barrett has been keeping himself busy during Covid-19 lockdown, recording cover songs which he's been posting on YouTube. Most recently he turned his hand to Gary Moore's Johnny Boy. Today he's tackled the title track of Pink Floyd's 1983 album The Final Cut.

"Here's how I spent my afternoon," writes Barrett. "My version of Pink Floyd's The Final Cut. Someone asked where I got the backing tracks for the last song, Johnny Boy from [Hi Ian!] but all the parts are recorded and played by me, overdubbed onto Pro Tools. For this song I recorded the piano and voice live, then overdubbed some strings, a bit of brass and the guitar solo later on. Having a lot of fun doing this stuff!"

You can watch Nick's take on the Floyd in full below.

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.