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DAVID GILMOUR IN CONCERT

David Gilmour

 

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3.83 | 82 ratings

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memowakeman
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4 stars A delicious concert, really! Have to admit that I had seen several copies of this DVD but for some strange reason I never wanted to buy it, but fortunately, after last week that I watched it for the very first time at my girl's place, I really changed my mind, and it is now on my wish list's priorities. After that first time, I have found some free time and have used it to re-watch it twice, so I am reviewing this after three times, all of which I enjoyed the concert a lot and wanted immediately to review it.

So you know, David Gilmour is an extraordinary guitar man whose style has inspired several musicians for more than three decades, a musician whose legacy with Pink Floyd (and without) is a constant talk topic within the musical realm, not specifically in the prog realm. I personally, consider him one of my favorite guitar players, and even I like a lot his voice, so his work overall is very attractive to me.

Anyway, when I watched this DVD I was very surprised (positively), because I found a pleasant and relaxing performance, not the typical Floyd concert full of energy and visual things, but a truly intimate and beautifully arranged concert.

Since the beginning, a solo performance of Gilmour with his acoustic guitar, playing Shine on You Crazy Diamond, not the usual version, but quite interesting and comfortable, using his guitar, his voice and a pedal, later, little by little other musicians appear and add their grain of sand to the music, pretty good.

Gilmour chose a pretty good set list, as you can imagine, there are songs from the Division Bell, also classic ones such as Wish You Were Here or Comfortably Numb, and songs composed by Syd Barrett such as Terrapin or Dominoes, playing those as a tribute to his old friend, he also played some songs from his solo repertoire, besides a couple of covers.

It is important to mention that there are excellent musicians (as usual) here, but not the ones you may know (like Guy Pratt or Jon Carin), here people of the quality of Michael Kamen playing keyboards and Chucho Merchan in the double bass contributed to Gilmour in order to offer a beautiful night. Another very important thing, is the fact that there is a gospel choir, whose work fit perfectly in that gently performance, there are a couple of moments that caused me goose bumps, the first was the performance of "Coming Back to Life" which was really sweet, beautiful, and the second "Je Crois Entendre", the ambient and the feeling is nothing but calm, something really relaxing. Worth mentioning that there are some guests appearances, such as Robert Wyatt, Bob Geldof (both singing Comfortably Numb) and Richard Wright singing his wonderful "Breaktrhough".

This concert is really special because as I previously said, it is not the typical Floyd or Gilmour show, it is an intimate and confident show, that only few people could enjoy live, in general, the concert is excellent and the calm you get while you are watching it, is not an everyday thing, so this is very special, and really good.

My final grade will be 4 stars, highly recommendable!

Enjoy it!

memowakeman | 4/5 |

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