Live in Gdansk [2 CD/2 DVD]

Live in Gdansk [2 CD/2 DVD]

by David Gilmour

CD(Bonus DVD)

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Former President of Poland Lech Walesa and Mayor of Gdansk Pawel Adamowicz invited David Gilmour and his band to perform this very special concert to mark the 26th Anniversary of the founding of Trade Union Solidarity. The concert, funded by the City of Gdansk and Solidarity, was titled “It Started in Gdansk – The Space Of Freedom” and was held on August 26, 2006, a National holiday for the Polish people commemorating the founding in 1980 of The Solidarity Trade Union. Nine years later The Solidarity Trade Union toppled the Communist Government, with its leader Lech Walesa elected President of a democratic Poland. The double live album David Gilmour Live In Gdansk, produced by David Gilmour and Phil Manzanera, features the Gdansk concert and demonstrates a musician and his band playing at the very peak of their musical brilliance. The six piece band is accompanied for the only time on the On An Island Tour by an orchestra: the 40-strong string section of the Baltic Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra conducted by Zbigniew Preisner, orchestral arranger on David Gilmour’s critically acclaimed solo album, On An Island. It is the first ever live recording with an orchestra of Pink Floyd’s "High Hopes" and "A Great Day For Freedom," the latter performed here as a one-off for this special Solidarity anniversary. This four-disc version, comprised of two CDs and two DVDs, boasts 114 minutes of the concert on video plus a 36-minute documentary. A second DVD includes 11 bonus tracks (three previously unreleased) and a 5.1 Surround Sound (audio only) version of the On an Island album.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/23/2008
Label: Sony
UPC: 0886973454725
catalogNumber: 734547
Rank: 4486


Disc 1

  1. Speak to Me
  2. Breathe (In the Air)
  3. Time
  4. Breathe (In the Air) (Reprise)
  5. Castellorizon
  6. On an Island
  7. The Blue
  8. Red Sky at Night
  9. This Heaven
  10. Then I Close My Eyes
  11. Smile
  12. Take a Breath
  13. A Pocketful of Stones
  14. Where We Start

Disc 2

  1. Shine on You Crazy Diamond
  2. Astronomy Domine
  3. Fat Old Sun
  4. High Hopes
  5. Echoes
  6. Wish You Were Here
  7. A Great Day for Freedom
  8. Comfortably Numb

Disc 3

  1. Castellorizon
  2. On an Island
  3. The Blue
  4. Red Sky at Night
  5. This Heaven
  6. Then I Close My Eyes
  7. Smile
  8. Take a Breath
  9. A Pocketful of Stones
  10. Where We Start
  11. Astronomy Domine
  12. High Hopes
  13. Echoes
  14. A Great Day for Freedom
  15. Comfortably Numb
  16. Gdansk Diary
  17. Bonus Material

Disc 4

  1. Shine on You Crazy Diamond
  2. Wearing the Inside Out
  3. Comfortably Numb
  4. On an Island
  5. High Hopes
  6. The Blue
  7. Take a Breath
  8. Echoes
  9. Barn Jam
  10. Barn Jam
  11. Barn Jam
  12. Castellorizon
  13. On an Island
  14. The Blue
  15. Take a Breath
  16. Red Sky at Night
  17. This Heaven
  18. Then I Close My Eyes
  19. Smile
  20. A Pocketful of Stones
  21. Where We Start

Album Credits

Performance Credits

David Gilmour   Primary Artist,Guitar,Drums,Saxophone,Vocals
Phil Manzanera   Guitar,Vocals
Richard Wright   Keyboards,Vocals
Jon Carin   Keyboards,Vocals,Lap Steel Guitar
Dick Parry   Keyboards,Saxophone
Guy Pratt   Bass,Guitar,Vocals
Zbigniew Preisner   Conductor
Steve DiStanislao   Bass,Drums,Vocals
Leszek Mozdzer   Piano,Guest Appearance
Lukasz Lisowski   Viola
Magdalena Amilkiewicz   Cello
Maria Baczynska   Double Bass
Baltic Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Ewa Baranowska   Violin
Ewa Fredrich   Viola
Malgorzata Bellwon   Cello
Hanna Bereza   Violin
Jacek Birr   Double Bass
Tomasz Bock   Double Bass
Zdzislaw Cichocki   Double Bass
Sylwia Cieslinska   Viola
Marek Czulak   Viola
Blazej Golinski   Cello
Marzena Kaczmar Kaminska   Viola
Pawel Kapica   Violin
Elzbieta Karmelita Wojciechowska   Viola
Malgorzata Kolcz   Double Bass
Sylwia Kolinska   Violin
Marek Kordas   Violin
Anna Kulowska   Cello
Tomasz Diakun   Violin
Bozena Kwasiborska   Violin
Robert Kwiatowski   Violin
Wieslawa Merong Calusinska   Violin
Jadwiga Moskal   Double Bass
Eliza Napierala   Violin
Michal Nesterowicz   Conductor
Henryka Orzechowska Cichosz   Violin
Krzysztof Pawlowski   Cello
Malgorzata Piotrowska   Violin
Bozena Pruss Czaja   Violin
Anna Reinholz   Viola
Krystyna Rychlicka   Violin
Anna Sliwa   Violin
Miroslawa Sobczak   Violin
Piotr Staniszewski   Violin
Joanna Szmit Macidlowska   Violin
Maria Wiczynska   Viola
Lidia Zawadzka   Violin

Technical Credits

Syd Barrett   Composer
Phil Manzanera   Producer
Roger Waters   Composer
Michael Kamen   Orchestral Arrangements
Nick Mason   Composer
Stephen Sinclair   Lighting Technician
Richard Wright   Composer
Michael Gleason   Producer
Peter Bell   Merchandising
Jon Carin   Programming
John Crawley   Audio Technician
David Gilmour   Composer,Lyricist,Producer
Steve Hatton   Merchandising
Andy Jackson   Engineer
Anthony More   Composer
Norman Perry   Merchandising
Peter Van Hooke   Producer
Ben Ward   Management
Doug Wright   Publicity,Promoter
Andrew Murray   Management
Zbigniew Preisner   Orchestral Arrangements
David Mallet   Direction
Colin Norfield   Engineer
Ian Sylvester   Engineer
Shauna O'Brien   Producer,Direction
Damon Iddins   Engineer
Paul Loasby   Management
Steve Prior   Guitar Techician
Mike Clement   Bass Technician
Polly Samson   Composer,Lyricist
Rocky Oldham   Producer
Devin Workman   Engineer
Chris E. Thomas   Producer
Claire Singers   Publicity,Promoter
Phil Taylor   Production Design,Guitar Techician
David MacIlwaine   Sculpture
Gavin Elder   Director,Direction,Camera Operator
Paul Makin   Lighting Technician
Dione Orrom   Producer
Elena Bello   Management
Nick Belshaw   Management
Barry Branford   Lighting Technician
Clarissa Faran   Score Copyist
Cathy Cleghorn   Merchandising
Gary Corrigan   Direction
Dave Hallybone   Accounting
Rachel Hands   Accounting
A.J. Jankel   Direction
Nick Kelsey   Accounting
Jonathan Dunlop   Audio Technician
John Lahiffe   Lighting Technician
Jon Lewis   Monitor Engineer
Barry MacLeod   Audio Technician
Stefan Perskiewicz   Promoter
Jaroslaw Sellin   Author
Radek Sikorski   Author
Nikki Treharne   Merchandising

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