David Gilmour: 'Live in Gdansk' Album

David Gilmour has announced the release of Live In Gdansk in September, 2008 on Columbia Records.

David Gilmour: 'Live in Gdansk' Album
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David Gilmour has announced the release of Live In Gdansk in September, 2008 on Columbia Records.The album was recorded during the last concert of Gilmour's 2006 summer tour, which was held in front of 50,000 people at the shipyards in Gdansk, Poland.The concert was the only occasion on which Gilmour performed the tour material with an orchestra, using the 40-strong string section of the Polish Baltic Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Zbigniew Preisner, who was responsible for On An Island album's orchestral arrangements. Other unique features of the show included the special 6-screen design, created by lightmeister Marc Brickman to allow each band member his own dedicated screen for the edification of the audience; the performance of A Great Day For Freedom with the orchestral arrangement of the late Michael Kamen, and a guest appearance by prominent Polish pianist Leszek Mozdzer, who reprised his piano part from On An Island's A Pocketful Of Stones. David Gilmour's most recent offering, On An Island, was multi-platinum around the world, hitting number 1 in Europe, number 1 in the UK and number 6 in the U.S. Best known as guitarist, vocalist and writer with Pink Floyd, Gilmour is also renowned for his solo work and collaborations with other artists including Kate Bush, Paul McCartney and Pete Townshend.

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    Stampede
    First! And this is going to be a must buy for me man. On an island was absolutely great. Can't wait for this one.
    tands
    there already is a DVD lolz. man I love what they have done with Echoes, sooooo good!
    Beximus
    I'll be getting this as soon as it comes out. Gilmour is my guitar hero, and On An Island is awesome. More solo stuff too please Mr. Gilmour
    Gh.
    For your information - it was founded by Polish people in 997, so it used to be Gdansk, then Danzig, and - finally - Gdansk again.
    +1
    zombiak
    ExtremeMetalFTW wrote: USed to be the port of Danzig...
    For your information - it was founded by Polish people in 997, so it used to be Gdansk, then Danzig, and - finally - Gdansk again. On topic - it's great that he has chosen the concert from my country, I wanted to be there but I couldn't. Seems that I'll have a second chance
    ValoRhoads
    Even the UGers are all in agreement that this will be chocked full of win! Thank you David Gilmour! You have brough UG a moment of peace, remarkable!
    Gh.
    Preisner with Gilmour? It'll be mine. I remember hearing the snippets of that show on the radio... It's still in my head.
    BrainDamage
    Kepulix wrote: Sounds awesome! A DVD couldn't hurt either
    Remember That Night? Gilmour + orchestra...mmm, sounds good.
    MeGaDeth2314
    Gunpowder wrote: Definitely going to pick this one up. Loved "On An Island," though it was almost too chill...
    There is no such thing as too chill! ...But this album comes awfully close. It's still amazing though. David Gilmour is and always has been my favorite guitarist.
    The_lizard_king
    Thefallofman wrote: It'll be interesting to hear how "Time" sounds. They messed it up at the show.
    They'll take a bit from a different show to replace the messed up part. Thats what they did for the pulse album. I can't wait for this. I also hope wot's uh the deal will be on there because they did a good version on this tour.
    Mojo89
    pink floyd reunion already what a twist of events even roger waters wants to do it and david gilmour doesnt
    Gunpowder
    Definitely going to pick this one up. Loved "On An Island," though it was almost too chill...
    Stampede
    Kepulix wrote: Sounds awesome! A DVD couldn't hurt either
    Same thing i was thinking! If they released one then I'm down.
    Stampede
    Beximus wrote: More solo stuff too please Mr. Gilmour
    I agree! More solo stuff would be great! But so would a PF reunion tour.