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David Gilmour


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4 stars David Gilmour is truly one of the greatest guitarists in progressive rock. His talent is shown in full circle on this incredible DVD. His solo interpretations of Shine On You Crazy Diamond Part one (that's right, he plays it all by himself), his solo on Breakthrough, his guitar work on every individual song is perfect and suits the mood perfectly.

The concert begins with Gilmour noodling on stage before he begins SOYCD, using foot pedals to create the rich synth tones with his guitar. He made the song feel warmer, and more colorful then before. Then before you know it, Dick Perry comes out and gives out a great sax solo. Gilmour also plays some more obscure tracks, such as 'Terrapin' by Syd Barrett and 'Fat Old Sun' off of Atom Heart Mother. The Division Bell stuff is also top notch, with special guest Michael Kamen (RIP) playing the keys and the english horn on such songs as 'High Hopes' and 'Comfortably Numb'. Although Gilmour keeps the show to a strict acoustic feeling, he couldn't replace the incredible tone of the Comfortably Numb solo with an acoustic guitar, so he stops mid song to put on the electric and slings out a solo of a lifetime. You don't only get David Gilmour's vocals here, too. On 'Breakthrough' you get Rick Wright singing and playing the keyboard (with a great Gilmour solo as well), and the two versions of Comfortably Numb each have different vocalists (The first one is Robert Wyatt, whose version is sub-par compared to the second Bob Geldof version).

Overall, this is a great DVD that no fan of Pink Floyd should miss. 4.5/5.

Cygnus X-2 | 4/5 |


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