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David Jon Gilmour, CBE (born 6 March 1946) is an English rock musician, best known as the lead guitarist, one of the lead singers and one of the main songwriters in the progressive rock band Pink Floyd. In addition to his work with Pink Floyd, Gilmour has worked as a producer for a variety of artists, and has enjoyed a successful career as a solo artist. Gilmour has been actively involved with ... Read more in Amazon's David Gilmour Store

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  • Audio CD (22 Sept. 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Live
  • Label: EMI
  • ASIN: B001C4Z6SE
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (104 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,840 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Speak To Me
2. Breathe
3. Time
4. Breathe (Reprise)
5. Castellorizon
6. On An Island
7. The Blue
8. Red Sky At Night
9. This Heaven
10. Then I Close My Eyes
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Disc: 2
1. Shine On You Crazy Diamond
2. Astronomy Domine
3. Fat Old Sun
4. High Hopes
5. Echoes
6. Wish You Were Here
7. A Great Day For Freedom
8. Comfortably Numb

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EMI 2354882; EMI ITALIANA - Italia; Pop Internazionale

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32 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Carsten Doig on 1 Oct. 2008
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This seemed like a pretty competent live album, especially if you start with disc 1 and its replication of the 'On An Island' album. From that album 'Take a Deep Breath' is pretty powerful.

But like a lot of other people, I bought this because I love Pink Floyd and I was keen to hear some old favourites, hence disc 2. 'Shine On...' is slightly different, more mellow (if that is possible) but more interesting after two previous live renditions on the last two Floyd albums.

However, if you are a Floyd fan then you need to buy this album for another classic, 'Echoes'. Quite simply, it is stunning, from Rick Wright's opening keyboards, to the vocals, Gilmour's funky guitar, the ambient section and then the return with Gilmour showing why he is the greatest guitar player in the world.

As if that wasn't enough, watching the concert on DVD only adds to the occassion of this magnificent song.

Oh yes, and after that there is an emotional rendition of 'Great Day for Freedom' although I do beg as to why Jon Carin's piano and the orchestra seem to dominate the sound over any keyboards Rick plays. Gilmour's solo on the other hand is majestic, and likewise on the final track 'Comfortably Numb'. Although, it's been done before, there is still something unique about this version and its particularly poignant on the DVD when you see Rick singing Waters' vocals.
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40 of 41 people found the following review helpful By Keyzer Soze VINE VOICE on 29 Sept. 2008
Format: Audio CD
Superb production values, as you'd expect from the Pink Floyd camp. Both sound on the CDs and sound and visuals on the DVDs and DVDs are fautless.
The band appear relaxed and play as a well knit unit throughout, clearly enjoying themselves.
Gilmour's guitar playing, as ever, is precise and dynamic. Perhaps even better than on his "Remember The Night" DVD. He's not a guitarist from the fast and flash camp, but he always plays the right note at the right time with the right tone. I lost count of the shivers he sent down my spine. Most impressive of all though is the fact that this was the only show the band played with a string section. The strings are used magnificently. They don't intrude on any number, but always compliment the songs perfectly. I've had this CD/DVD package for three days now but have already watched the show twice as well as listening to the CDs twice. I think that's nearly 12 hours in all.

Sadly this show is also one of the last, if not the last, recording of a performance by Richard Wright. On the DVD he appears to be really at ease and enjoying himself. A craftsman of the highest order. He will be missed.
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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Red9 on 23 Sept. 2008
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David Gilmour once again shows his incredible talent, by collating an exceptional live set, that will delight both Floyd fans and those(if any)who lean to his solo work. Poignantly, this album features Rick on keyboards, and also vocals (he solo's on Comfortably Numb, covering Roger's pieces)so is a lasting memory as his last recording.

Now,what makes this album so great, is not only the superb balance of songs over the Floyd era (from Astronomy, Echoes, Dark Side, WYWH through The Wall and ending up with Division Bell, and the best of his more recent solo album "On an Island", but the production quality and final arrangement are amazing for a live album.

The Floyd tracks are perfectly reproduced, with the exception of "Shine On" which starts as per the original, but the chorus is simply David, Guitar and Piano - it works beautifully!. Comfortably Numb is probably even better than the "Pulse" version, with Gilmour squealing the guitar through the epic ending riff - superb. The only Floyd track missing which I would have expected to hear is "Sorrow".

As mentioned, the solo set list misses out completley David's first two albums and focuses on a selection of tracks from On an Island - tracks I have slated on this website for being dull and boring, yet on this new live album they seem to have come to life and fit in with the set so well.

Live albums by the nature need some crowd sing - along to the opening verses, but the Polish crowd listen intentley and clap politely, with no oversinging the opening verses!(Wish you were here comes to mind where at Earls Court the crowd can be heard singing every word - on this album silence!)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Michael Botham on 3 May 2010
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I have always been a Pink Floyd fan and have also enjoyed David Gilmour's solo work.
Having decided to buy the 2 cd/2 dvd version,I was expecting something good, but this exceeded my expectations.
I liked the On An Island cd, but really feel that Gilmour performs this album live so much better than the original studio recording. Maybe it is the musicians he plays with on tour but the album seems to take on a new dimension. This is especially true of this recording which he performs with the addition of an orchestra.
The whole album is played in the original track sequence and sandwiched between various Pink Floyd tracks. All the material, whether new or old, is excellently delivered. It even seems to sound better and better with repeated playing!
The dvd is also excellent. Good sound and picture quality. I have watched it several times and the individual tracks just seem to flow from one to another. However, I really must disagree with the common trend of having different tracks on the cds compared to the dvds. This happens so often on music dvds, even with some tracks appearing as "bonus" material and added as extras, out of sequence from their original running order in the concert. With this package, it is just that some of the concert cd tracks are ommitted from the dvd. I suppose this may have something to do with the time capacity of the dvd but I suspect they are just left out rather than having identical material on both. However, this is soemthing I would like to have - the same music and the same running sequence on both.
The second dvd is a gem in its own right though, with the band perfoming material in a variety of other settings. Some tracks were not included in the concert so it makes for a genuine addition to the package.
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