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David Gilmour


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2 stars An excellent DVD for Pink Floyd Fans

This is one of the DVDs that got only one chance for me to see it and never played it twice. Nope, it's not that this DVD is bad or disappointing, but I fell like I'm getting bored seeing songs that I have heard so long and now being played again, even though in different versions, like legendary "Speak To Me", "Breathe", "Time" from a masterpiece Pink Floyd album "Dark Side of The Moon". Why Gilmour had to start his "solo" concert (even though Rick Wright was accompanying him at this show) with Pink Floyd songs? Well, I was almost throwing up when I watched this DVD at the first time when my order from Amazon arrived. I did not check the setlist prior to ordering the DVD but I was disappointed with the Pink Floyd tracks as opening of the show. To me, it seems like David Gilmour was not confident enough to do a concert with his own solo album.

I think, David Gilmour should learn a lot from Peter Gabriel who has never looked back on his glorious days with Genesis. See, how Peter has always done with his concert? None of Genesis tune was performed, at all! He was so confident about his solo albums even though he knew (I am pretty sure) that when he performed one of Genesis songs the crowd would be extremely happy and made the concert much more successful. But he did not do it. He stood very firm on his ability to present / perform his own makings through solo albums. I salute Peter Gabriel on this!

Let me put things into perspective. I know that most people praise this DVD by David Gilmour. But, have they ever thought that if Gilmour only played his music from his solo albums, would people still praise him? It's probably not. I am not saying that his solo albums are bad - not at all. But I think his charisma has been built around Pink Floyd. So, there must be plethora of good memories from the past that surround listeners experience watching this DVD. I would rather urge Mr Gilmour more to focus on his own work rather than living in the past. If he is doing so, he would not start his show with "Dark Side of The Moon" tracks. It shows his lack of confidence with his own work.

The concert DVD itself is actually fine and I think most people would not have any problems digesting the music and the show. For me personally, nothing is so compelling that I can draw a lesson from this DVD. In fact, I only played it once and no desire to replay the DVD. This will serve an excellent DVD for die hard fans of Pink Floyd.

Peace on earth and mercy mild - GW

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