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DAVID GILMOUR IN CONCERT

David Gilmour

 

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3.83 | 78 ratings

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Sean Trane
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Prog Folk
3 stars I rounded that DVD to the upper star-unit to avoid creating havoc!!

This acoustic concert came about seven or eight years to late as it could have been in the MTV Unplugged series as this is mostly instrumental. However you are thrown into Floyd nostalgia, one should not overlook the fact that this album is almost soporiphic no matter how many Floyd classics Dave can pull out of his bag. I was extremely curious (but forewarned by the specialized press - prog or not) of the versions available on here. Well except for a few tracks, I am solidly disappointed at Shine OYCD (1 to 5) and other WYWH with just Fat Old Sun saving the day. Comfortably Numb is just correct especially with Wyatt singing the verses (the Geldof version does not hold the same charm) but Gilmour had to resort to pick up the electric guitar to charge up the audience well asleep by that point. A bunch of solo tracks complete the set and maybe only the I put A Spell On You can still bring you a slight smile in an otherwise rather dull night.

Pity the poor sods who probably paid a fortune to get in the door only to have a very uncomfortable nap on a old seat and having it interrupted by those who have insomnia and were politely obliging Gilmour with subdued applause. David has announced his retirement shortly after the release of this DVD, and seeing this, it was high time he did, for he does not have much enthusiasm left (he looks completely bored on stage).

Around that time, David put in a stellar performance on The Pretty Thing's SF Sorrow at Abbey Road studios, dishing out good solos. OK, I agree my review is slightly exaggerated but reading the ecstatic (and much exaggerated) reviews on here, I felt that there should be some kind of counterweight.

Sean Trane | 3/5 |

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