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Live in Gdansk Discography

Live in Gdansk

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 GdaÅ„sk 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.

It’s also the final Pink Floyd-related recording to feature the late Richard Wright, who died on September 15, 2008, one week before the album’s official release.

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.

Release
The releases dates for the album are as follows:

Europe, Brazil, Israel, New Zealand – 22 September 2008
North America, Argentina – 23 September 2008
Australia – 27 September 2008
Japan – 8 October 2008

Versions
The 4 different available versions of Live in Gdańsk are:

2 disc version containing the concert on CD
3 disc version containing the above plus a DVD featuring 114 minutes of concert footage, plus a 36-minute documentary
4 disc version containing the above plus a 5.1-surround sound mix of On an Island and 11 extra audio-visual tracks taken from various TV appearances
5 disc version containing the above plus an extra CD containing 12 bonus live tracks from the 2006 tour as well as a wallet of memorabilia.
The DVD that comes with the 3 and 4 disc sets allows the purchaser to download free of charge via a web-pass:

All 12 of the CD tracks from the 5 disc version.
Bonus tracks, one per month starting with the September 2008 release.
September track: “Wot’s…Uh the Deal?”
October track: “Shine On You Crazy Diamond” (Live from Venice)
November track: “Dominoes”(Live from Paris)
December track: “The Blue” (Live, Vienne)
January 2009 track: “Take A Breath” (Live, Munich)
February track: “Wish You Were Here” (Live, Glasgow)
March track: “Coming Back to Life” (Live, Florence)
April track: “Find the Cost of Freedom” (Live, Manchester)
May track: “This Heaven” (Live, Vienne)
June track: “Wearing the Inside Out” (Live, Milan)
July track: “A Pocketful of Stones” (Live, Vienne)
August track: “Where We Start” (Live, Vienne)
September track: “On the Turning Away” (Live, Venice)
Exclusive to independent record retailers, the American version includes a bonus CD containing the track Wots… Uh The Deal?, unavailable in Europe.

Track listing
Below are the official track listings for the different versions of the album.

Standard Edition:
The standard 2CD edition is the most basic form of the album and is simply the recording of the GdaÅ„sk show, omitting “Wot’s… Uh the Deal?”:

Disc 1:
“Speak to Me” – 1:23
“Breathe” – 2:49
“Time” – 5:38
“Breathe (Reprise)” – 1:32
(Above tracks are from The Dark Side of the Moon – Pink Floyd, 1973)
“Castellorizon” – 3:47
“On an Island” – 7:26
“The Blue” – 6:39
“Red Sky at Night” – 3:03
“This Heaven” – 4:33
“Then I Close My Eyes” – 7:42
“Smile” – 4:26
“Take a Breath” – 6:47
“A Pocketful of Stones” – 5:41
“Where We Start” – 8:01
(The above tracks are taken from On an Island – David Gilmour, 2006)

Disc 2:
“Shine On You Crazy Diamond” – 12:07
(Taken from Wish You Were Here – Pink Floyd, 1975)
“Astronomy Domine” – 5:02
(Taken from The Piper at the Gates of Dawn – Pink Floyd, 1967)
“Fat Old Sun” – 6:40
(Taken from Atom Heart Mother – Pink Floyd, 1970)
“High Hopes” – 9:57
(Taken from The Division Bell – Pink Floyd, 1994)
“Echoes” – 25:26
(Taken from Meddle – Pink Floyd, 1971)
“Wish You Were Here” – 5:15
(Taken from Wish You Were Here – Pink Floyd, 1975)
“A Great Day for Freedom” – 5:56
(Taken from The Division Bell – Pink Floyd, 1994)
“Comfortably Numb” – 9:22
(Taken from The Wall – Pink Floyd, 1979)
3 Disc Edition
The 3-disc edition contains the 2CDs above and the following DVD:

DVD (Disc 3):
The album comes with a bonus DVD containing a 114-minute film of the concert featuring:
“Castellorizon”
“On an Island”
“The Blue”
“Red Sky at Night”
“This Heaven”
“Then I Close My Eyes”
“Smile”
“Take a Breath”
“A Pocketful of Stones”
“Where We Start”
“Astronomy Domine”
“High Hopes”
“Echoes”
“A Great Day for Freedom”
“Comfortably Numb”
GdaÅ„sk Diary – a 36-minute documentary.
Web-pass to download 12 additional live tracks and Wot’s…Uh the Deal?
4 Disc Edition
The 4 disc version contains the above three discs as well as the following:

DVD (Disc 4):
Disc 4 contains the following:
A 5.1 surround sound mix of On an Island (Audio only)
Three never-before heard jams from The Barn, January 2007
Barn Jam 166
Barn Jam 192
Barn Jam 121
(All “Barn Jams” are written by Gilmour)
“Shine on You Crazy Diamond”
“Wearing the Inside Out”
“Comfortably Numb”
(From the Mermaid Theatre performance in 2006)
“On an Island”
“High Hopes”
(From the AOL Sessions, 2006)
“The Blue”
“Take a Breath”
“Echoes (Acoustic)”
(From Live from Abbey Road)

Deluxe Edition:
Disc 5:
The Deluxe Edition has the double-album + the two above DVDs + a third CD containing the 12 live tracks that are available free of charge via the web-pass on the DVD from the 3 and 4 Disc versions, taken from the On an Island 2006 tour. In the US, this edition was only available as the Best Buy retailers and bestbuy.com while outside the US was readily available.

“Shine On You Crazy Diamond” – 13:09
Venice, 12 August 2006 & Vienne, 31 July 2006
“Dominoes” – 4:53
(Taken from Barrett – Syd Barrett, 1970)
Paris, 15 March 2006
“The Blue” – 6:21
Vienne, 31 July 2006
“Take a Breath” – 6:43
Munich, 29 July 2006
“Wish You Were Here” – 5:17
Glasgow, 27 May 2006
“Coming Back to Life” – 7:10
(Taken from The Division Bell – Pink Floyd, 1994)
Florence, 2 August 2006
“Find the Cost of Freedom” – 1:27
(Taken from 4 Way Street – Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, 1971)
Manchester, 26 May 2006
“This Heaven” – 4:27
Vienne, 31 July 2006
“Wearing the Inside Out” – 7:32
(Taken from The Division Bell – Pink Floyd, 1994)
Milan, 25 March 2006
“A Pocketful of Stones” – 6:27
Vienne, 31 July 2006
“Where We Start” – 7:37
Vienne, 31 July 2006
“On the Turning Away” – 6:06
(Taken from A Momentary Lapse of Reason – Pink Floyd, 1987)
Venice, 12 August 2006
The Deluxe Edition also contains a twenty page booklet (the other versions have a 12 page booklet) and these items of memorabilia:
Reproduction postcard
Ticket
Backstage pass and artist’s pass
A large double-sided poster
A guitar plectrum
Seven photographs
Vinyl Edition
The vinyl edition of the album is no longer in production.

LP 1:

Speak to Me
Breathe
Time
Breathe (Reprise)
Castellorizon
On an Island
The Blue
Red Sky at Night
This Heaven
LP 2:

Then I Close My Eyes
Smile
Take a Breath
A Pocketful of Stones
Where We Start
LP 3:

Shine On You Crazy Diamond
Wot’s… Uh The Deal?
Astronomy Domine
Fat Old Sun
High Hopes
LP 4:

Echoes
Wish You Were Here
A Great Day for Freedom
Comfortably Numb
LP 5:

On The Turning Away (Venice, 12 August 2006)
The Blue (Live from Abbey Road, August 2006)
Echoes (Acoustic) (Live from Abbey Road, August 2006)
Barn Jam 166
Barn Jam 121
Plus a 20-page booklet and a web-pass which allows a single download (mp3) version of one of the tracks from Disc 5 of the Deluxe Edition which can be downloaded to only one computer.

iTunes Edition:
Speak To Me
Breathe
Time
Breathe (Reprise)
Castellorizon
On an Island
The Blue
Red Sky at Night
This Heaven
Then I Close My Eyes
Smile
Take a Breath
A Pocketful of Stones
Where We Start
Shine On You Crazy Diamond
Astronomy Domine
Fat Old Sun
High Hopes
Echoes
Wish You Were Here
A Great Day For Freedom
Comfortably Numb
Wot’s… Uh The Deal? (except US and Canada)
(Taken from Obscured by Clouds – Pink Floyd, 1972)
and the following:
Wearing the Inside Out video (from the Mermaid Theatre)
Take A Breath video (from “Live from Abbey Road”)
Speak To Me/Breathe/Time/Breathe (reprise) video (from Gdansk) (US and Canada only)
Shine On You Crazy Diamond partial video (from Gdansk) (US and Canada only)
Digital booklet

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

Play the “GdaÅ„sk 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 GdaÅ„sk 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.

Promotion
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” (a track from On An Island to which Wright contributed organ and vocals).

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 “GdaÅ„sk” concert during release week.

US Radio
Westwood One aired a world premiĆØre of the “GdaÅ„sk” concert the weekend before release and included new interviews with David Gilmour.

Personnel
Tour Personnel/Musicians:

David Gilmour – Guitars, Vocals, CĆ¼mbĆ¼Å?, Lap Steel Guitar on “High Hopes”, Alto Saxophone on “Red Sky at Night”
Richard Wright – Hammond Organ, Farfisa Organ, Synthesizer, Vocals
Jon Carin – Keyboards, Vocals, Lap Steel Guitar, Programming
Guy Pratt – Bass Guitars, Vocals, Double bass, Guitar on “Then I Close My Eyes”, Glass Harmonica on “Shine On You Crazy Diamond”
Phil Manzanera – Guitars, Vocals, Glass Harmonica on “Shine On You Crazy Diamond”
Dick Parry – Saxophones, Keyboards, Glass Harmonica on “Shine On You Crazy Diamond”
Steve DiStanislao – Drums, Percussion, Vocals
Zbigniew Preisner – Conductor, Orchestrations
Leszek Możdżer – Piano
Polish Baltic Philharmonic Orchestra
Igor Sklyarov – Glass Harmonica on “Shine On You Crazy Diamond” (Venice performance only)

Other:
Polly Samson – Tour photographer
Anna Wloch – Tour photographer
Steve Knee – Package design & artwork
Peter Robson “FEd” – davidgilmour.com
Marc Brickman – Visual design
David McIlwaine – Wire-man sculpture

Barn Jam Personnel:
David Gilmour – Guitar, Lap steel guitar, Drums
Richard Wright – Keyboards
Guy Pratt – Bass, Guitar
Steve DiStanislao – Drums, Double bass

The above article is courtesy of Wikipedia.

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