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Astoria is a grand houseboat, adapted as a recording studio by its owner, Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour. It is moored on the River Thames near Hampton Court. Gilmour purchased the boat in 1986, because he “spent half of [his] life in recording studios with no windows, no light, but on the boat there are many windows, with beautiful scenery on the outside”.
The boat was built in 1911 for impresario Fred Karno, who wanted to have the best houseboat on the river. He designed it so that there could be an entire 90-piece orchestra playing on deck.
Parts of each of the last two Pink Floyd studio albums, A Momentary Lapse of Reason and The Division Bell, were recorded on the boat, as were parts of Gilmour’s most recent solo album On an Island. It was also used for mixing the Pink Floyd live albums Delicate Sound of Thunder and P•U•L•S•E as well as the P•U•L•S•E film, Gilmour’s Remember That Night DVD and his 2008 live album, Live in Gdańsk.
Bob Ezrin has mentioned, however, that the…

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