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David Gilmour


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5 stars Now, this is what I call a real masterpiece. Even though the live concerts are not taken much into account because most of the times it is just about the same music played live, a friend and I have always thought that a live concert is the one that shows what a true band is, performing live as accurate and close as they can to the original studio version. David Gilmour gathered an incredible set of musicians: Guy Pratt, Jon Carin, Steve Di Stanislao and masters Dick Parry, Phil Manzanera, and obviously the incredible Richard Wright, along with the Baltic Philarmonic Orchestra, to play some of the greatest songs by Pink Floyd and his entire "On an Island" album. The music chosen is beautiful, precise, and perfectly arranged (just take for instance "A Pocketful of Stones" or "A Great Day for Freedom" which sound amazing with the orchestra), trying, as it is a custom with any Floyd member, to improve what was done in the studio years ago and make it sound much better and fresh. I was left speechless when I saw (in the Remember that Night DVD) and heard the live version of ECHOES, maybe one of the best songs by the Floyd and here it is played ingeniously with all the effects the original song had, I think by far the best song in the concert. The rest are as well incredible. The only things that maybe were missing in this album is the participation of Graham Nash, David Crosby, David Bowie and of course, Robert Wyatt ("Then I Close My Eyes" is not the same without Wyatt's trumpet solo), but the idea is wonderful: Then, buy the Remember that Night DVD and you are complete! (I have both). Master Gilmour, you are great among the greatest!
Memo_anathemo | 5/5 |


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