How the song “Sultans of Swing” by Dire Straits it would be sounded if it was written by Pink Floyd? That’s a really interesting question. Thanks to Laszlo Buring we have the answer to that question and it is down below.
Laszlo Buring is a 25-years-old musician, guitarist, and producer from the Netherlands. On his YouTube channel, you can find many interesting adaptations and performances of famous songs. Also, you can find some of his original music, fingerstyle arrangements, covers, and backing tracks.
In June 2021 on our blog, we’ve shared the first post about Laszlo. Then we’ve been talked about one of his best video adaptations for the song “Layla” by Eric Clapton.
Also, the video that we shared then was about how “Layla” could be sounded if it had been written and performed by Dire Straits. You can read more about it by clicking HERE.
Today, we’re sharing the second video adaptation by Laszlo and it’s about one of the greatest classic hits ever. Namely, he has made a video adaptation and guitar solo of the song “Sultans of Swing” but in the Pink Floyd style and rhythm.
“It wasn’t very easy to combine these two sounds, because while Mark Knopfler is known for playing fast melodic lines, David Gilmour is known for making the most beautiful solos using just a few notes,” he said.
“So, I had to find a bit of middle ground there, and add some of Gilmour’s recognizable techniques; one and a half step bends, double stops, and long drawn out notes,” he added.
“The rest of the track is the chord progression to ‘Sultans of Swing’, but the beat is in the style of ‘Comfortably Numb’. With an organ, a piano, drums, and guitars to resemble the sound of Pink Floyd,” he finished.