Released by EMI Records, the double Blu-ray DVD
of David Gilmour
contains over five hours of viewing, including an on-the-road documentary and guest appearances by David Bowie
and Robert Wyatt.
One critic described David Gilmour
's 'On An Island'
Royal Albert Hall concert, as 'a near-perfect gig, where the magic kept coming, as did the surprises'. Now music fans, who may have missed the 2006 tour, get a chance to share in that magic, with the release of this double DVD
, lasting more than 5 hours, which includes the rave reviewed London concert with special guest appearances from David Bowie
, Robert Wyatt
, David Crosby
and Graham Nash
as well as 2 hours and 40+ minutes of extras, notably an amazing fly on-the-wall documentary following Gilmour and his band on tour.
The 2 disc Blu ray DVD set, Remember That Night, has on disc 1 the five star reviewed concert comprising the number 1 album 'On An Island'
and Pink Floyd classics such as 'High Hopes', 'Shine on You Crazy Diamond', 'Comfortably Numb' and the first filmed performance (since Pink Floyd
's Live at Pompeii
) of Echoes, the 20 minute tour de force.
The two and a half hour concert features band members Richard Wright
of Pink Floyd
, Phil Manzanera
of Roxy Music
, new boy Steve DiStanislao
on drums, plus Pink Floyd regulars Dick Parry
, Guy Pratt
and Jon Carin
The concert's lasers and smoke come courtesy of lighting genius Marc Brickman
and it is filmed by David Mallet
, one of the world's leading music directors; for the 23-camera shoot David Mallet
used the very latest high definition digital technology, and the results are stunning. This groundbreaking must-have DVD will be available in Standard DVD, HD-DVD
and in BluRay
.Remember That Night
disc 2 is packed with rarities and previously unreleased material. 'Breaking Bread, Drinking Wine'
is a 46-minute road movie filmed during the 2006 tour and allowing fans a unique 'seat on the tour bus'. It shows a rare glimpse of David Gilmour, the man and musician, his band and crew enjoying and enduring the highs and the lows of life on tour: from flashfloods, a collapsing stage, a Russian wine-glass player, and problems with German trains!
Other extras include bonus tracks from the Royal Albert Hall, Gilmour's first ever performance of the Syd Barrett
classic 'Dark Globe', 'Astronomy Domine' at Live From Abbey Road
, and the AOL sessions recorded while on tour in LA. Five songs from the BBC Mermaid Theatre
concert are also on disc 2, along with a five-minute documentary shot on tour whilst in LA. Plus a photo gallery featuring the tour crew, shot by tour photographer Polly Samson
A 20-page booklet accompanies the DVD
- the booklet features over 80 photos selected from studio recording, touring, and time off.'Remember That Night'
gives fans a backstage pass to share many of the musical highlights from David Gilmour
's 2006 tour, including the making of his Number 1 album, 'On An Island'
, released in March 2006. Tours in Europe, the US and the UK followed, with the concerts held in theatres chosen by Gilmour, preferring the intimacy of such venues after a lifetime of stadium rock.
It was his first tour since Pink Floyd
's 1994 Division Bell tour
"It's an extremely enjoyable tour, fantastically good fun and very, very satisfying." David Gilmour
"It's probably the most fun, most professional and easiest tour I've ever done in my life." Rick Wright