New release dates

cover_blog.jpgI have some good news, and some bad news, for you today.

The bad news is that, regrettably, the release dates for the limited edition ‘On an Island’ CD/DVD have been pushed back one week. Bah.

It will now be out across Europe on Monday 27 November, and everywhere else the following day.

However, the good news is that we have taken serious steps to ensure that fans who already have copies of the album, and who therefore only wish to purchase the bonus DVD, will not miss out.

You will be able to purchase the bonus DVD directly from David’s site, you will be limited as to how many you can buy (details to follow) and you will be able to pre-order your copy very soon. Rest assured that I’ll let you know before we start taking any orders.

This DVD boasts live versions of ‘On an Island’, ‘This Heaven’, ‘Smile’, ‘Take A Breath’, ‘High Hopes’ and ‘Comfortably Numb’ – all of which were recorded in New York for the AOL Sessions – plus ‘Astronomy Domine’ from London’s Abbey Road and ‘Take A Breath’ – a taster from the forthcoming ‘Live at The Royal Albert Hall’ DVD, which is due out early next year.

Actually, there’s more bad news…

Sadly, we’ll have to wait until the New Year to see the rest of the band’s dynamic Abbey Road set, as the programme isn’t going to be aired on Channel 4 on Sunday 3 December after all. I’ll let you know the new broadcast date just as soon as I know it.

Thanks to everyone who submitted a question for drummer Steve DiStanislao. As good as they were, please note that I’m not taking any more questions into consideration.

If you’re really bored, could you help us to clear up a disagreement about the blog? Have a look at our latest poll to see what we mean.

There’s no chat today, but there’s one tomorrow from 4PM (UK time).

Until then, here are more answers to the questions you sent in for long-time Floyd bassist and resident blog funny man, Guy Pratt.


Who inspired you to pick up the bass? (Bas Swanenberg)

John Entwistle.

Who is your favourite other bass player? (Tim C)

Bernard Edwards.

If you had to choose just one, which is your absolutely favourite bass line of all time? (Nickster)

‘Good Times’ or ‘Forget Me Nots’ by Patrice Rushen. Or any number of Disco classics, which I’m afraid to say is where I think all the greatest bass lines are. Or ‘Teentown’ by Weather Report, or ‘What’s Goin’ On’, or any number of Studio 1 Reggae classics, or practically any Bob Marley song, or ‘The Real Me’ by The Who, or…

Do you like playing guitar the same way as bass? (Gian Luca)

No, I’m not as good. I really like playing guitar, but not the same way at all.

Was the bass your first instrument? (TomiSue)

I did briefly wrestle with the clarinet previously.

What’s you preferred bass guitar? (Dom)

Fender Jazz.

Author: FEd

Features Editor of David Gilmour's official blog, The Blog ('Features' previously being its rather naff title), affectionately - or lazily - shortened to 'FEd'.

44 thoughts on “New release dates”

  1. hello!!! I’m a David Gilmour Fan from Poland, I’ve been on a Gdansk show, and i have a question maybe if Guy Pratt know this answer, when will be DVD from Gdansk??

    [There isn’t going to be one. David’s DVD, due out early next year, features the London concerts. – Features Editor]

  2. Oh gosh we need more blogger girls here… come on you don’t be jealous and share your love for David with your girlfriends, daughters, mothers, aunties… possibly single and looking… 😉

  3. That’s two, one more to go. I can’t actually remember what that one was.

    I wonder if Guy’d lend me one of his Jazz basses…

    Take care all
    Dom
    x x x

  4. Thanks for the update FED.

    I’ll probably buy the 2-disc version. It won’t hurt to have an extra copy of OAI around.

    Is ‘Live at the Royal Albert Hall’ the official title for the tour DVD?

    [I was expecting that question. I’m afraid I couldn’t say, but hopefully it will stop people from asking if the DVD features the entire Gdansk gig if we spell it out. Having said that… – Features Editor]

  5. CAPTION: Hysteron proteron, the last human on planet Earth, argued vehemently to a flock of cormorants from his soap box island….. 😉

    Guy, embrace the Disco side of the force. There is no escape, it IS your destiny….

  6. I’ll buy the special edition,of course…but my question is: are we all men here???? I’ll bring here some girls ’cause we all need colour…

    ciao!!
    emi

  7. hi fet ed good news about the pre order for the aol session / 2 extra songs dvd . at least it will save the site crashing as we all try and get a copy when it goes on sale on the 27th .

    the maxium purchase limit is a good idea as it gives everyone a fair chance of getting this dvd . it is after all a limited edition .

    hate that about the abbey road session . lets hope it is shown after 5th januray as i have to go to the uk for the wedding of a friend of our family’s just after new year 🙂

    i see there have been debates over the gender division on this site . i would guess the majority on the floyd fans and thus people posting here are male as progressive rock is not a genre seen to appeal to women on the whole .

    having said that . who ever made the comment should come to the chats there are a good few women there myself being one . ( i won’t try naming them as i am bound to leave someone out and cause offence i have had a long and taxing day and my head is in reverse )

    as to the chat tommorrow you might not be graced with my presence . i have a drop to do in town . i will see if i can get to a cyber cafe but don’t hold me to it . if i don’t make it i wish everyione a good weekend .

    take care fet ed .
    peace
    Linda Island lady .

    p.s i see you have arsenal on sunday . i think you might do well there

    [Oh yeah, they’re rubbish. It’ll be easy. – Features Editor]

  8. One week delay isn’t that bad. However, I don’t think there are plans for the Abbey Road session to be aired in North America (are there?), and *that* is bad news..

    By the way, by the results of the poll so far, I could have sworn there were more of us girls!

    Maybe they haven’t gotten around to voting yet…

    -ayako-

  9. “We have some good news, and some bad news, for you today. FE.d”

    Isn’t there something about good things come to those who wait? So not really ‘bad news’ just a delay. And for good David Gilmour dvd’s, I am willing to wait.

    Some good posts today on the ‘state of the planet’. Good to see so many different views, shows that at least people are thinking about it.

    Even if you don’t believe that we can make a difference, I believe it is folly to just throw up your hands and quit everytime problems look insurmountable. If not for people trying, we would have had no cures for some diseases. A small but important area of change. I know global warming is a grand scale problem. But still I wish to hope.

    Oh, well, maybe I am just an eternal optimist (except when my wine glass is ‘half empty’)

    Any chance we can pack up and head to another galaxy? I have my Hitchhiker Guide in hand.

    Good night all.
    jan

  10. Hi Fed,

    I have been reading articles about the possibility of a David Gilmour Signature Series Strat in possibly 2008, any truth in the matter??????.

    I dont know any one better to ask :-)and please dont shoot me down with one of your legendary short replies.

    [You want a long reply? – Features Editor]

  11. Thanks Fed for the update. As you must know that these set back happens to everyone. I know that if Davids cd/dvd is going to be delayed, Thats ok for when it does come out I plus many of the loyal fans will be ready for it.

    Plus I really want to thank David for offering the dvd only when it is released. Put I’ll still buy the whole set .For Christmas is just around the corner and I need stocking stuffers.

    Take Care,
    Thomas

  12. The Guy interview is awesome. Thanks to Guy for being so awesome 🙂

    [There’s more of it to come, Spence. Glad you’re enjoying it. – Features Editor]

  13. [What’s you preferred bass guitar? (Dom) – Fender Jazz. – Guy]

    I have a Fender Jazz bass, but for some reason it doesn’t quite sound the same as Guy when I play it. Hmm, I wonder why that could be…

    And the disco songs do have the best bass lines. I can’t play those either. Good thing I have a day job.

    I’ll be second in line for the DVD, since Parish beat me to the first spot.

    [The race starts when we give you the green light. You could still be the first. – Features Editor]

  14. FEd,

    Thanks for the info on the DVD. Will there be a possibility for those of us in the States to obtain the UK versions? (It looks like it’s going to be the cooler version)

    I checked out the latest poll. It looks like even though the ladies are only 28%, so far, they make up for the lack of numbers with participation. Way to go to all the lady fans of Mr. Gilmour.

    Have a nice chat tomorrow, as usual I will be in class. (no classes on Tues. or Thurs., hint hint!)

    Slurps,
    Penny

    [Making the European/EMI version available around the world and the Sony BMG version available in Europe is something we’re still trying to decide, Penny. We’ll let you know soon. – Features Editor]

  15. Rise * and * Shine!!!!!!

    Time to get up you sleepy heads. Hear in the Divided States of Amerika, we are just getting our visit with the Sandman.

    Today I was listening to “About Face”, and do you know, there are days when a particular song will sound more than good to you. Today, “Murder” fit me like a glove.

    Hope to see you guys in the barn l8ter (sounds a little like a rendevous)

    Fed, thanks for the full scoop on everything. It’s excitingly bipolar.(lots of ups and downs)

    Melissa(*_*)

  16. Thanks for the update, PLEASE include myself to purchase the AOL DVD. If it is signed by all, I’ll be in Heaven. Fat chance eh Fed??? Have a great weekend.

    P.S. Where’s the ladies contest, us guys are waiting for a cat fight. LOL.

    [I hate to break it to the dreamers among you, but it won’t be signed by anyone. – Features Editor]

  17. Morning FEd, Irregulars,

    CD/DVD release one day after my B-day 🙂

    Good timing, nice B-day present. Thank you David, thank you FEd 😉

    See you later today on the chat,
    Ralph

  18. A surprise, looking at the poll results so far i have to say!Did it solve the argument though Fed?

    & thanks for keeping us updated regarding the DVD

    [The results are surprising. I thought it would be more even than that. – Features Editor]

  19. caption: The seagull diarrhea was so ferocious it knocked David clean off his feet.

    I voted bloke, although thats not quite true every other tuesday ;p

  20. Great news about the DVD only availability through this site. That totally made my day. Many thanks to David/Polly and everyone at DG Mgmt for keeping our best interests at heart.

    Have a great weekend everyone.

    Nisha

  21. Hey guys and FEd. Just a quick pop in to talk about the last few days.

    Firstly, I congratulate David’s and Polly’s march in London. Very worthy cause and lets all hope that this implementation is put in by this ‘government’ (God, I hate that word!)

    Secondly, the DVD looks like it’s going to be yet another top-seller. Nice job.

    Thats all for now. Remember Wales are playing Canada this weekend!!! COME ON YOU WALES! DYRMY LAN I CYMRU!!!

    P.S To GianLuca, last week we were on ‘Chat’ talking about the hopeful reformation of a certain ‘Genesis’. Well, yet again, I was right buddy!!!!

    [After Australia, Canada will be easy. – Features Editor]

  22. Happy Friday,

    Yep, definately up for a dvd when they become available. But ohhhh sh***t, I see an electronic booking coming up.

    I tell you no lies here. Me and computers………you cannot buy better entertainment.

    Pete – Coventry

  23. When David comes to Portugal? Liked immense of him see. I am a huge fan of Pink Floyd and in Portugal there are many more fans! David return to Alvalade Stadium!

  24. Happy Friday everyone…

    Great answer to my question Guy. I’m delighted that you chose a Weather Report bassline as one of your faves as Jaco is/was one of my bass heroes. I’m not going to have to go find some Patrice Rushen and have a listen.

    As for the disco stuff, there’s no way you can hide it (your inner funkmeister deluxe) – as much as you may try to keep that part of you unnamed it tends to leak out of you on stage in the form of the Guy groove 🙂

    As for the DVDs and the broadcast, whenever is good with me. Of course I want more more more now now now but I can wait. Good things come to all those etc…

    Have a great weekend everyone – gonna try and make this pm chat…

    N

  25. Happy Friday,

    If I cross dress, am I allowed to enter the ladies only competition?

    Peteula – Coventry

  26. Ok, any info on this would be nice. Thanks.

    [In that case, we’ll have more on this rumour shortly. – Features Editor]

  27. Dear F.Ed.

    I’ve just “voted” the last poll.

    But…do you have any doubt about the bloggers’genus? (ambiguous nicknames?) or it ‘s just to calculate how many women could take part in their own expected competition?

    Have a very nice week end
    ciao Elisabetta

    [It’s just something that cropped up earlier in the week (‘Your favourite photo’, 6 November) and I couldn’t think of a better way to help determine whether or not we have more female visitors than male visitors than by running a poll. Nor could I think of anything else to use as a topic for a new poll, but that’s entirely coincidental. – Features Editor]

  28. The poll results…

    Don’t worry, ladies of the blog, we all know that Quantity doesn’t mean Quality !!! don’t we ?

    I wish all ladies and gentlemen a wonderful weekend.

    Michèle

  29. Just something funny about your poll… I know there are more male fans than female for David and Pink Floyd. When i was at the show in Toronto, at the intermission everybody went to the washroom, there was a line in the staircases for the man only. When i realised it ,i passed beside all those gentleman who were twisted, and i went to the lady s room where a lot of doors were opened; it was empty!

    Sylvie de Montréal

  30. I might be a bit late for the chat people! I got to go and have a nice flu-jab. Unlike most normal people, I miss my spleen!!

  31. I will say…one benefit to having fewer female fans at David’s and Roger’s concerts is that the restroom line moves fairly quickly. No complaints here!

    I’ve enjoyed reading all the posts about climate change. Great discussion, everybody! Hope everyone has a great weekend.

  32. I too heard about a signature David Gilmour “strat” .

    As tempted as i may be to buy one, i know i will still sound like me & not Mr Gilmour.

    Will the signature “Strat” be the black one or the white one with the #000001 serial number, i’d rather it be the black one myself,or was the white one really the black one just repainted with a new neck, or original neck , or replaced neck with that funny extra knob & shortened trem arm, or… an elastic band David twangs across fingers when hes bored…

    i reckon he could play anything & it would still sound like him, whereas i play my guitar & can make it sound like an elastic band…on a good day.

  33. Great caption Angelo!

    So Fed, regarding the DVD. . .It seems to me that the UK version is somehow different then the one in the states, correct? If so, will you guys be offering both on the site, or only the UK version?

    I’m technologically declined, but moving in the other direction now 😉 I got the cord to hook up my cell phone to my computer and have made up ringtones for everyone I know. I’ve had quite a few calls go to voicemail now. I need to change the setting so it will ring longer. Thanks all for the idea.

    See yah soon in chat
    ~Erin

    [Incorrect. Why would you think that the DVDs will be different? The special edition CD/DVD set is different because there are two different record labels putting them out: EMI for Europe and Sony BMG for the rest of the world. As a result, there will be ever-so-slight differences to the packaging. However, if you only want the bonus DVD, then it will be exactly the same DVD… except for the obvious fact that the Sony BMG version is in NTSC (US) format and the EMI version is in PAL (UK) format. As soon as we have all the little details, we’ll let you know. – Features Editor]

  34. Many moons ago, a girlfriend of mine dragged me to a Rod Stewart concert at Ibrox stadium. Never did much like Rod Stewart but it was a fun evening all the same. Until the break and I decided to head to the loos.

    Ibrox stadium had I think 10 men’s toilets and 2 ladies toilets and for this particular concert no one had thought about perhaps changing this state of affairs and balancing things up a bit. I could only feel sorry for the long, long queues of desperate ladies as I wandered into one of the empty male loos, picked a cubicle, dropped my trousers and hummed Pink Floyd tunes to myself.

    Then there was a commotion outside. Geez, what’s happening? Someone rapped on my cubicle door and a ladies voice told me to hurry up as this particular loo had been commandeered. Hundreds of ladies had invaded! I could see their ankles underneath door as they stood waiting for me to get out.

    My goodness! Geez, I hope it doesn’t smell in here. Please toilet, flush properly first time. Don’t leave anything floating around in the pan huh. Phew, thank goodness for that, it all flushed away. Wave arms around to disperse any lingering smells, check trousers and done up properly.

    Wow, that was one embarrassing time as I opened the door and sheepishly hung my head as I walked past the long lines of grinning women.

    Long live ladies loos!

  35. Looking forward to the AOL session DVD release… especially since I no longer have internet at home and have no sound card on my work computer. It will be cool to see Take A Breath from the RAH show and forthcoming tour DVD, but to be honest- I don’t really “need” the taste of the show as I know I will be buying the whole thing as soon as it comes out. Really it will just be a teaser while we wait (patiently???) for its full release.

    Thanks for the info Fed… and keep me on your list when its time for the AOl sessions from this site.

    Tim

  36. [except for the obvious fact that the Sony BMG version is in NTSC (US) format and the EMI version is in PAL (UK) format. – Fed]

    This is the difference I meant. The UK format won’t work on my DVD player right? Sorry, I don’t know to much about this kind of thing. I just don’t want to get one that I can’t even use.

    ~Erin

    [Anthill will be handling sales, as they handle all of David’s merchandise, so you’ll get a DVD that works on your DVD player if you order from their North American store. – Features Editor]

  37. that’s not so bad. we’ve had to wait longer for dvds in the past.

    i’ve really enjoyed guy’s answers. guy, if you’re reading this, thanks for doing this for us.

    i’m looking forward to steve’s answers as well.

    off to enter the ladies competition now…

    have a good weekend everyone.

  38. [Guy, embrace the Disco side of the force. There is no escape, it IS your destiny….]

    No never we have mim hiden at the rebel BASS.

    Rgds Geoff Duffy ( Dublin )

  39. I’m so pleased that the ‘On an Island’ DVD is being made availble to those that have already bought the album. I’d normally expect to be fleeced in such a situation and be asked to buy the album twice. Much appreciated!

  40. [However, if you only want the bonus DVD, then it will be exactly the same DVD… except for the obvious fact that the Sony BMG version is in NTSC (US) format and the EMI version is in PAL (UK) format. As soon as we have all the little details, we’ll let you know. – Features Editor]

    [Anthill will be handling sales, as they handle all of David’s merchandise, so you’ll get a DVD that works on your DVD player if you order from their North American store. – Features Editor]

    So just to be crystal clear, the DVD that will be available on this site will be EITHER the NTSC (U.S.) region or the PAL (European) region. It will not be an all region DVD.

    Andrew

    [That’s right. Click your name below and you’ll see two options. I’ve been told that, if you order from the North American store, you’ll get a DVD in NTSC format. If you order from the UK/Europe store, it will be in PAL format. – Features Editor]

  41. [That’s right. Click your name below and you’ll see two options. I’ve been told that, if you order from the North American store, you’ll get a DVD in NTSC format. If you order from the UK/Europe store, it will be in PAL format. – Features Editor]

    Excellent. Do you think people will still be confused as to which one they should order? Bet you can’t wait for those e-mails: “I ordered the DVD from the site and it doesn’t play on my machine.”

    By the way, is David planning a Brazil tour?? (tongue in cheek here, FEd, tongue in cheek)

    Andrew

    [I’m just waiting for the day to arrive, Andrew. The day David plays in Brazil, that is. I’m sure there’ll be no problems whatsoever with the DVDs. (Did that sound convincing to you?) – Features Editor]

  42. [I’m just waiting for the day to arrive, Andrew. The day David plays in Brazil, that is. I’m sure there’ll be no problems whatsoever with the DVDs. (Did that sound convincing to you?) – Features Editor]

    Totally.

    Andrew

    [Phew. Glad I got away with that. – Features Editor]

  43. [Phew. Glad I got away with that. – Features Editor]

    it will be fine, fed. it’s not your fault if people aren’t reading.

    hey everyone, the answers are here. look for them!

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