2008 – David Gilmour – Live in Gdansk

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David Gilmour - Live in Gdansk

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Track Listing:


01. Speak To Me
02. Breathe
03. Time
04. Breathe [Reprise]
05. Castellorizon
06. On An Island
07. The Blue
08. Red Sky At Night
09. This Heaven
10. Then I Close My Eyes
11. Smile
12. Take A Breath
13. A Pocketful Of Stones
14. Where We Start


01. Shine On You Crazy Diamond
02. Astronomy Domine
03. Fat Old Sun
04. High Hopes
05. Echoes
06. Wish You Were Here
07. A Great Day For Freedom
08. Comfortably Numb


01. Castellorizon
02. On An Island
03. The Blue
04. Red Sky At Night
05. This Heaven
06. Then I Close My Eyes
07. Smile
08. Take A Breath
09. 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


01. Shine On You Crazy Diamond – From The BBC Mermaid Theatre Concert
02. Wearing The Inside Out – From The BBC Mermaid Theatre Concert
03. Comfortably Numb – From The BBC Mermaid Theatre Concert
04. On An Island – AOL Sessions
05. High Hopes – AOL Sessions
06. The Blue – Live At Abbey Road Studios
07. Take A Breath – Live At Abbey Road Studios
08. Echoes [Acoustic] – Live At Abbey Road Studios
09. Barn Jam 166 – January 2007
10. Barn Jam 192 – January 2007
11. Barn Jam 121 – January 2007

On An Island [5.1 Surround Sound Version]:

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
22. Credits – Red Sky At Night


01. Shine On You Crazy Diamond – Live In Venice And Vienne
02. Dominoes – Live In Paris
03. The Blue – Live In Vienne
04. Take A Breath – Live In Munich
05. Wish You Were Here – Live In Glasgow
06. Coming Back To Life – Live In Florence
07. Find The Cost Of Freedom – Live In Manchester
08. This Heaven – Live In Vienne
09. Wearing The Inside Out – Live In Milan
10. A Pocketful Of Stones – Live In Vienne
11. Where We Start – Live In Vienne
12. On The Turning Away – Live In Venice

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Live In Gdańsk is a live album by David Gilmour. It is a part of his On an Island project which includes an album, tour, DVD, and live album. It was released on 22 September 2008.

It is a recording of the final show of his On an Island tour in 2006, where he played to an audience of 50,000 at the Gdańsk Shipyard to celebrate Poland’s 1980 revolution.

The show is notable for being the only show on the tour to feature the song A Great Day for Freedom, which appears on Pink Floyd’s final studio album The Division Bell from 1994. It was last performed by Gilmour during his semi-acoustic shows in 2002.

Gilmour and his band were backed by the Polish Baltic Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Zbigniew Preisner and Leszek Możdżer on piano.

The album debuted at #10 on the UK Album chart and debuted at #26 on the US Billboard album chart.

Miscellaneous Information

Easter Eggs

There are hidden “Easter Eggs” (extras) on the two DVDs:

    * Play the “Gdańsk Diary”, at the very end (after the credits) the Wireman will appear, when he does – click your “Enter” button to see more from the documentary.
    * On Disc 3 (the Gdańsk concert DVD), go to Track Selection and hover the cursor over “Echoes”, after a while it will begin to blink, when it does hit “Enter” on your remote control. This will lead to a video of David and Rick explaining to the rest of the band how Echoes was written.
    * Another hidden extra lies behind Barn Jam 166. On the main menu of Disc 4 go to [Performances] > [Next] and highlight “Barn Jam 166”, then hit the left-directional button on your remote control this will take you to another menu asking if you want subtitles or not. This is a video of Dave and Rick talking about jamming at The Barn.


UK Television – Gilmour guested on Jools Holland’s live TV show Later! Live…. with Jools Holland on BBC2 on 23 September 2008, originally to promote the new live album, performing the songs Astronomy Domine, The Blue and Fat Old Sun but with the death of Richard Wright on the 15 September he changed his set to Remember A Day (One of Rick Wright’s contributions to the A Saucerful of Secrets album) and The Blue.

On Friday 26 September 2008, BBC Four held a David Gilmour Night, showing part of the “Gdansk” DVD and “Gdansk Diary” documentary.

US Television – VH1 Classic ran parts of the Gdańsk concert on several nights in late October. The programme includes songs omitted from the DVD: Speak To Me / Breathe, Time, Shine On You Crazy Diamond, and Wish You Were Here.

US Cinemas– Selected US cinemas gave showings of the “Gdańsk” concert during release week.

US Radio – Westwood One aired a world première of the “Gdańsk” concert the weekend before release and included new interviews with David Gilmour.

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