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