Lukas Nelson + POTR’s Cover Of Pink Floyd’s “Echoes” Is Absolutely Stellar

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One of the best live covers I’ve seen in a long, long time.

Lukas Nelson & POTR are currently out on tour, and a couple weekends ago at The Sound in Del Mar, California, they delivered an absolutely kick*ss cover of Pink Floyd’s “Echoes.”

The song was of course the sixth and final track of their 1971 album Meddle, coming in at 23 and a half minutes long and taking up the entire second side of the original LP.

While the entire band received credit for the music of the song, it was mainly written by Richard Wright and David Gilmour, with Roger Waters’ lyrics addressing larger themes like human communication and empathy. It obviously evolved from quite a few different themes and ideas, with several long instrumental parts woven throughout.

The song is often credited as one of their best, and remains a fan-favorite to this day.

And Lukas’ live cover comes in at 17 minutes, which is obviously a little shorter than the original but still doesn’t feel long enough, even though it’s almost 20 minutes long. He stays true to the original in terms of giving the instrumental and guitar parts his full attention, and it’s quite magical to watch.

The son of the great Willie Nelson, Lukas is an incredible musician and guitarist in his own right, and I don’t know if I’ve seen that on display any better than what he does in this video. I’ve seen Lukas + POTR many times in concert, and this seems to be a new addition to the set list that I could not love any more.

It’s hard to put into words just how good it really is, but one of the top Youtube comments really summed it up best:

“‘YEEEHAWWW Floyd,’ y’all. Incredible!!”

“Yeehhaw Floyd.” I’m so here for that.

Do yourself a favor and check it out… you certainly won’t regret this magical, almost transcendent, experience:



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