Live album cover

The 'Live in Gdańsk' coverHere’s a first peek at what will be the cover of David’s ‘Live in Gdańsk’ album, due to be released, it is hoped, sometime in September.

Please click for a closer look.

You can just about make out the large Solidarność banner at the foot of the stage, signifying the 26th anniversary of the founding of Solidarity, the inspirational trade union which helped defeat communism in Eastern Europe.

David was invited to help mark the occasion by Poland’s former President and leader of Solidarity, Lech Wałęsa, and the Mayor of Gdańsk, Paweł Adamowicz.

Do you like it? Your thoughts, as always, are welcome.

There’s also a new tune from Wireman on the homepage today, so be sure to listen out for that.

Enjoy the extended weekend, if you have one. The Blog will be back on Tuesday, with the chatroom open from 15:00 (UK).

111 comments

  1. paul

    No, I do not like it…nothing original…

    Oh and by the way… when are the fans going to wake up and stop being milked like cows…first the cd then the limited cd, the lp, the dvd, the blu-ray dvd and now the live cd..what’s next??

    I think the cd and vinyl was just fine and why wasn’t this concert included in the dvd??

    Anyway cheers everyone,
    Paul

    [Because the DVD was already chock-a-block with about a dozen other things. And perhaps also because you’ll probably buy whatever comes out next, anyway? Please do consider that, if the CD and vinyl really was enough, fans wouldn’t have bought all the other things and still kept on asking for more. But believe me, I take your point about fans being milked, because I usually tend to agree. All I can say, speaking as a fan, is this: If you don’t want it, don’t buy it. – FEd]

  2. Greg

    I do agree with the milking of fans with Pink Floyd related material…

    “Oh By The Way” was a terrible offering from the label that included absolutely nothing of value for 99% of the fans that would have purchased it… just another way for the desperate record labels to use the name “Pink Floyd” for profit.

    Aside from the CD and the CD/DVD combo, I’ve been very happy with all the releases that have been offered.

    One question however:

    WHERE IS THE 5.1 VERSION OF ON AN ISLAND THAT WAS TALKED ABOUT???

    [Who talked about that? If we’ve talked about it here, it was only ever mentioned as a possibility. – FEd]

  3. pemmax

    David, when will you come back to Poland? I missed this fantastic show in Gdańsk.

    I hope this DVD will be available in Poland. I must have it.

    All the best regards for David for his music. Thank you!

  4. tim_c (on an island)

    I rather take exception to being likened to a dairy cow.

    Although I quite like dairy cows actually and dairy cows rather like being milked, or their poor udders would burst and we wouldn’t have nice tasty milk shakes … but I digress.

    The fans are not, in my humble opinion being milked by having a live CD to accompany a live DVD … as far as I am aware they are different products, like t-shirts and beanie hats …. try driving and watching the DVD for example (but don’t run over any dairy cows please).

    We would be more milked if the CD was the same content as the DVD … but it’s a different show, a special show, and I imagine 99% of us here are bustin’ to buy it …

    Now where’s that icecream, it’s bloomin’ hot here today ….

  5. Andrey Alex

    This is great, I’m really excited with this new album…

    It’s sad because I’m never gonna see Dave live, ’cause he’s never gonna play again, much less in Brasil.

    Sorry if I’m being ungrateful, at least we have a live album to buy.

    Thanks Dave, tell him that FEd, even if he never comes here, we still love him!

    I speak for all true fans of Pink Floyd, not the RW widows!

  6. Greg

    A few questions, hopefully you can look into for some of us…

    1. Pulse – will it see a HD release?
    2. In Concert (Meltdown show) – Will it see a HD release?
    3. Delicate Sound of Thunder – Will it see a HD or even a DVD release?
    4. David Gilmour In Concert (1980s VHS) – Will it see a HD or even a DVD release?

    I know I’m asking for a lot here, but I seriously think there is a market for these and I for one would love to have upgraded versions from my standard DVD, VHS and VCD.

    Perhaps you could do a poll (Random Nonsense?) and see just how many would be interested, then offer the results to David’s Management co. for them to consider…

    David has a Hardcore following and in an interview recently he stated stated “fans would embrace anything from him” and I think the above metioned items would be much appreciated by his fan base.

    Yes I know, I post asking for a lot, but at least I’m not asking for The Wall on DVD also, right?

    [True, but I don’t remember inviting questions about old releases (when we’re talking about a new release, which obviously interests David much more than anything you’ve mentioned), nor suggesting that it’s somehow my place to get answers for you (which would then be twisted and exaggerated and repeated lazily on God-knows how many websites). If there were any plans for any of those things, I’m sure you’d find out about them. – FEd]

  7. piter

    Guess if Rick’s version of ‘Time’ will be included in this edition..

    I will never forget Guy Pratt’s laugh at his father-in-law.. :))

  8. Tomasz

    [WHERE IS THE 5.1 VERSION OF ON AN ISLAND THAT WAS TALKED ABOUT??? – Greg]

    [Who talked about that? If we’ve talked about it here, it was only ever mentioned as a possibility. – FEd]

    There were only some fans (me included) hopes expressed here, but nothing was officially declared, anyway this is no excuse to ask in such a rude way.

    Advanced resolution audio (sacd, dvd-audio) release would be a rather niche product, maybe twice as much as vinyl 10.000 copies worldwide and taking into account some additional costs (multichannel mix preparation, new advertising campaign and limited press which can be sold).

    I do not think it is the most important topic for David’s management nowadays. And I can understand such an approach. For me it will not be a tragedy if OAI won’t be released in 5.1 at all.

    However I have some hope, because I think that David’s music is perfect for multichannel presentation, when I listen to Roxy Music’s “Avalon” or Bryan Ferry’s “Boys and Girls” in 5.1 sacd, I start to imagine how On An Island would sound in 5.1 and I’m sure it would be great.

  9. Greg

    [Who talked about that? If we’ve talked about it here, it was only ever mentioned as a possibility. – FEd]

    Yes, it was mentioned here by you that he had plans to do such.

    [I don’t remember inviting questions about old releases (when we’re talking about a new release, which obviously interests David much more than anything you’ve mentioned… – FEd]

    1. It is that history that he seems to want to ignore that made us the fans we are of David’s.

    […nor suggesting that it’s somehow my place to get answers for you – FEd]

    2. Are you not a representative of him by running his official site?

    […which would then be twisted and exaggerated and repeated lazily on God-knows how many websites). – FEd]

    3. I agree.

    [If there were any plans for any of those things, I’m sure you’d find out about them. – FEd]

    4. I have not seen anything, and as a fan am interested in these things. Seeing as how rereleases have been prevalent, the above metioned material would be good in modern formats.

    [Firstly, I don’t remember saying that David had plans to do anything of the sort. I do, however, remember Sound & Vision quoting David on the topic, and the usual sites pouncing on it, then people coming here looking for more details from me. All David said was that he’d thought about it. The trouble with admitting that you’ve thought about something is that people then hold you to that thought and expect you to deliver, when you might have just changed your mind or started thinking about something else instead. Please click your name above for the interview, remembering that there were more live dates added after “the tour and the summer holidays” (these had not been planned at the time of the interview), then there was a DVD, and now there’s a live album. As for your other points, then: 1. I understand that. I don’t think David wants to ignore anything, though; he’s just focusing on the present rather than the past. 2. I give you the information that David wants me to give you, as and when he wants me to give it to you. I wouldn’t be representing him very well if I just blurted out his passing ideas and the careless whispers of those around him. Hell, there are plenty of sites doing that as it is. 3. Shame, that, isn’t it? 4. Fair enough. I’m sure that many other fans feel the same way. (Paul?) – FEd]

  10. Jan

    That looks beautiful. Can’t wait.

    Sorry so abbreviated a post, but then F’Ed, less for you to have to wade thru.

    Bless you all,
    Jan

  11. liilliil

    Gdansk is a good city, but… you forgot about Russia? No concerts since 1989!!