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Live In Gdansk (2CD/1 DVD)
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I thought the ending of 'take a breath' was transcendent, with Gilmours' and his friends' playing with the Baltic Philharmonic Symphony Orch. was literally stunning. Gilmour's voice is dark chocolate silk on my favorite 'pocketful of stones'. Richard Wright, his last appearance unfortunately, god bless this angel and may he rest in eternal joy, received a roar from the crowd who then broke into a chant of 'richard..richard..' . If you can stay dry eyed after that you are a stronger person then I am.
'Astronomie Dominé' and 'echoes' are simply astounding,aurally perfect.
Gilmour once again soars into comfortably numb, which has been voted the best guitar solo ever performed. These cd's and DvD's are simply something no floyd fan could possibly afford to miss.
the number of songs in this dvd + cd, with the dvd performances of the other included excerpts from concerts and the barn jams, the documentaries, make this set worth every penny it cost.
I don't know how many more concerts can be expected from Gilmour, many of us are getting a bit older, but 'pulse', 'remember' and this concert from Poland are simply gifts that i have been privileged to have experienced. thank you David.
There's 2-CDs which feature 23 songs from his Gdansk, Poland performance recorded at the Gdansk Shipyard on August 26, 2006. 15 of the 23 songs (marked with *) are on the third disc and the first of two DVDs in this set which also has a documentary and webpass to download 13 tracks (including "Wots...Uh the Deal (performed at the Gdansk show but left off the CDs for time constraints) on this set).
Gilmour for this last show on his On an Island tour is backed onstage by PF 1987 alum which were keyboard player Jon Carin and bass player Guy Pratt, Roxy Music guitarist Phil Manzanera, drummer Steve DiStanislao and the recently deceased Pink Floyd keyboard player Rick Wright. Plus, there's appearances by Zbigniew Preisner (who did the orchestrations and conducts the Baltic Symphony Orchestra) and Leszek Mozdzer on piano.
CD one begins with four from Dark Side of the Moon which are "Speak to Me", "Breathe", "Time" and "Breathe (Reprise)" (all are excellent versions). The next ten tracks are the On an Island* portion of the show this time with an orchestra. "Castellorizon" is amazing. "On An Island" is superb (even without Crosby and Nash's harmonies). "The Blue" trumps the studio version. "Red Sky at Night" is more haunting live with orchestra and Jon Carin's Lap Steel playing counterpointing Gilmour's rare sax playing appearance. Next is a jazzy but rocking "This Heaven". We follow with "Then I Close My Eyes" (with lap steel replacing Robert Wyatt's cornet) and an excellent version. "Smile" is superior to studio counterpart. "Take A Breath" is excellent here. "A Pocketful of Stones" is also superb.Read more ›
In 2005, Floyd fans got a surprise that brought our moods up and raised our hopes when the classic line up got together one last time at Live 8. Even though it was a farewell performance, there was a chance another world changing event would bring the band back together for another brief performance.
Then the first sucker punch of Syd Barrett's passing smashed away the mysterious character that we all hoped would at least come out one last time to play something before going into hiding again. That would never happen now.
Then, David Gilmour's On An Island hit the shelves. I bought it just because I am a fan of PF and wanted to see what Gilmour was up to. I expected it to be a decent album. It was not. It was an outstanding album that, despite not being called Pink Floyd, was more like pink Floyd's classic sound that anything since Wish You Were Here. It hearkened back to Pre DSOTM Floyd in a big way. It was another great peak on the roller coaster ride.Read more ›
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A great offering for Pink Floyd/Dave Gilmour fans, but still not as great as their earlier stuff performed in the early 70s.Published 16 days ago by Flynn1963
I am a David Gilmour fan and I must say that this is my favorite recording of his music. All around, a pure joy to listen to. Also, it is a great set list.Published 29 days ago by christopher m Lackey
product is great , sound is awesome I am a big fan of David Gilmour
going to see him in concert next spring
Gilmour and Wright at possibly their best or close to Royal Albert Hall.
SOYCD is a version that grows on you immensely
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|The 5 disc version at Best Buy||
Man, I wish the CDs and DVDs were in jewel cases, at least the really thin (slim) jewel cases you get with blank CDs at the store. I put my Joshua Tree CDs (the deluxe box version from last year) in thin cases and then put those in the box. I'll have to do the same for the Gilmour discs, if they... Read More
Sep 24, 2008 by bass boy | See all 4 posts
It will probably get a blu-ray release since I just saw a hd broadcast of the Gdansk concert on satellite.
Nov 28, 2009 by B. Matthews | See all 8 posts
|Will the 3CD / 2DVD version be issued in the US?||
This won't help answer the question much, since I don't know about the availability of each package here in the US either, but I do have a possible alternative for high import costs:
If the 3CD/2DVD version is what we are after, and it will not be available in the US, I suggest waiting a little... Read More
Aug 30, 2008 by B. Dobie | See all 13 posts
|DVD video of concert||
One DVD has video of the concert and the other has rehearsal/jam footage and an audio only 5.1 surround mix of the "On An Island" album. Unfortunately, the first DVD does not contain the entire show and I'm hopeful there will someday be a Blu-ray release with the full show.
May 28, 2014 by Rushead 2112-Hemispheres | See all 2 posts
|DVD -region 1 or region 2 or all regions||
The North American release is region 0, but it may only play well in the U.S., Japan, and parts of North and South America because it is NTSC. It is not region encoded, and I find most of Sony BMG's videos for North America are not region encoded.
Sep 23, 2008 by Ford Madox Prefect | See all 3 posts
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