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5 stars What a fantastic concert!

Since six or more years ago, my best friends and I use to make a Christmas gift-exchange night, normally I ask for things that have to do with music. Three years ago was not the exception because I asked for the (back then) newest David Gilmour DVD, and fortunately my wish came true. Since then, I've truly enjoyed it every single time I watch it.

The reasons are several. First of all, I am a Pink Floyd follower, so almost everything that has to do with them is guarantee to me, secondly, I am a Gilmour follower, I really love his style, the way he plays guitar and transmits things, and also, I like his voice. Then, the show offers both quantity and more important quality, so despite spending a lot of time watching it, it is worth it, believe me.

"Remember that Night: Live at the Royal Albert Hall" is a strong DVD where one can enjoy both, Gilmour and Floyd songs, with guest musicians and singers, a show played with all the heart and with so good vibes that the fan who is watching it can feel. The show is divided in two sections, the first starts with three songs from the Darkside of the Moon, in my opinion it was a clever decision to start with some well-known material in order to attract the audience. And then, the whole "On an Island" which had been just released, was played in its entirety.

An extraordinary line-up that Gilmour gathered can be appreciated here, starting of course with Rick Wright; some old time Floyd friends like Jon Carin, Dick Parry and Guy Pratt; the Roxy Music guy Phil Manzanera, and Steve DiStanislao on drums who played with Nash and Crosby. And speaking of them, David Crosby and Graham Nash supported Gilmour with their voices in the album itself, and now in this show, their first appearance can be seen in the "On an Island" track. In the same first part, Gilmour invited Robert Wyatt as a special guest for the "Then I Close My Eyes" song.

The second part of the show features better-known songs, starting with "Shine on you Crazy Diamond", and alternating classic songs from the different Floyd eras, I mean, you will enjoy to "Fat Old Sun" and immediately after to a couple of "Division Bell" tracks. The musicianship all over the concert is awesome, the sound is clean, and what the music shares and provokes to the listener is wonderful, I, as a watcher feel like being in the Royal Albert Hall itself, because the sound transports me there.

In my humble opinion, the best moment of this show is their performance of "Echoes". Goose bumps, tears and a big smile on my face appear where I watch this exquisite track. I wish I really saw it live but now it is almost impossible. What a track like this transmits you, is unbelievable, while the song sound my mind has gone to not only one, but several unknown worlds with distinctive features, atmospheres, nuances, images, colors, textures, etc. But well, I am not talking about a sole track, but the concert as a whole, I just wanted to share my favorite moment.

Crosby and Nash share the stage with Gilmour to perform a song of theirs: "Find the Cost of Freedom". And the last two songs have one awesome guest: David Bowie, whose voice gives a particular sound to a song like "Comfortably Numb".

The show is outstanding in my opinion, since the first moments if you let the music, it will catch you and won't let you go until the very end, so you better sit comfortable and enjoy this concert. The DVD has also extra and interesting features, such as bonus tracks like "Dark Globe" or "Wearing the Inside Out". Three documentaries including tour and studio footage that will complete this long trip with Gilmour, Absolutely enjoyable!

My final grade, five stars. Enjoy it!

memowakeman | 5/5 |


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