38 thoughts on “'Comfortably Numb'”

  1. Enjoyed the video. Thanks FEd and David and the rest of the gang, great seeing these previews!!!!

    Professor was in hospital last week. Had an angioplasty done. He’s to go to doctor today for followup. Friend is keeping me updated.

    Little hard to be in Louisiana knowing what is going on in PA.

  2. Arggh, I wasn’t going to watch any more clips before the DVD was released but I couldn’t resist seeing this one.

    There’s a great mix of shots in there so you really get a feel of what it might have been like actually being there at the time.

    Sorry I missed everyone in the chat earlier today. I tried to get in using a computer at school but the website was blocked.

    Hope everyone has a good weekend.

  3. This video does not leave me ‘Comfortably Numb’. It takes me back to April in Chicago at the Rosemont (even tho this has the orchestra) to what was best concert I have ever seen.

    One never gets tired of listening to Mr. G.’s beautiful voice and spine tingling guitar!

    Jan

  4. ‘Tomorrow’s Saturday, la, la, la’…

    Bon weekend, FEd!

    Michèle

    [The same to you. Have a good one. (We’re almost there…) – FEd]

  5. That’s not fair!!!

    I did all my best not to see and not to hear and you Evil Fed throw this video right on my face …. now waiting 22 September will be terribly difficult!

    I hope that at least the Italian release date will be on Friday as usual (19)… 😉

  6. Fantastic! Thanks for the link FEd. Hope that everyone has a good weekend.

    Patiently awaiting the release,
    James

  7. Looks great, cant wait to see the rest. Roll on Sept 22nd.

    Hmmmm….Late for chatroom, yet again.

  8. Hi Dave…have a good life, you and your family!

    We hope that your artistic flair gives us other songs and guitar solos like On The Turning Away.

    Ciao.

  9. Fed, I’m curious….

    Apparently on the 5 disk deluxe version there is a DVD with a 5.1 version of “On an Island”.

    When you play this, is there going to be a picture slide show or something while the album is being played? Call me silly, but I’ve never owned a DVD audio item before.

    [The 5.1 plays like a DVD, offering a choice of Dolby Digital or DTS. No slide show. – FEd]

  10. Am listening to Delicate Sound of Thunder. Two selections I would have loved to see done live…’Sorrow’ and ‘Yet Another Movie’. Beautiful guitar. Wow.

    Know that’s nothing to do with today, but had to add.

    Hope you are all having a great day.

    Jan

  11. Oh, wow; it’s perfect.

    I am so excited for both the discs and the movie premiere here in America. I had thought that RTN was close to perfect, but this seems, if anything, to be better.

    Thank you, thank you. What a great gift for a Friday at work!

  12. Mmmmmmm, so good! Time to hit the Live in Gdansk site to hear the audio of Comfortably Numb in it’s entirety … I need the full-fix this morning.

    I hope your weather has been better than my BBC homepage shows … nearly every day London seems to forecast ‘Showers,’ ‘Heavy Showers,’ and ‘Thundery Showers,’ with only the very occasional ‘Party Sunny.’ The Gdansk release will provide a musical ray of sunshine regardless of what the weather might be. ;^) Really looking forward to it …

    Have a good weekend, FEd and Friends!

    Peace!
    Gabrielle

  13. Isn’t it kinda ironic how for a few years folks were clamoring for a live album and now that a live album is being released, all focus appears to be on the DVD and video that is being released with the album?

    Thanks.

    Andrew

  14. I’ve just been on the homepage for the first time in a while (I usually just come here for news and stuff), and discovered a nice surprise in the form of the video snippets of various tracks from Gdansk. It looks and sounds amazing.

    I agree with Andrew’s point about the promotion of the album. Do we have any audio tracks coming up as previews, considering the live CD album is the main feature of the set?

    [Yes, two at MySpace next week. – FEd]

  15. Olás…

    Sempre é um prazer ouvir e “ver” Confortably Numb. Apresento alguns programas de rádio no Brasil numa pequena cidade chamada Brusque (Santa Catarina) e é lógico que nunca deixo de tocar as excelentes músicas de David Gilmour…

    Um Grande Abraço… e Apareçam no Brasil.

  16. I’m not watching CN, I’ll wait for the real deal which if I may say, can and will preorder right now thanks to the email recieved today. So much easier and less hassle.

    Thanks again!

  17. I’m sure it’s an awesome clip.. but I chose not to watch it so it doesn’t spoil the experience watching and hearing it in good quality on its release…

    Just need to find a way to get it, since the local record store will not have the 5 disc version. :S

  18. […since the local record store will not have the 5 disc version. – markus]

    My local record store said they won’t be carrying the 5 disc set either. They told me it was only available as an import??

    [It’s looking increasingly likely that, as some have suggested, this will only be available in the US at Best Buy. Confirmation on that when I have it. – FEd]

  19. A true masterpiece I never get bored of. Amazing, maybe you could add an extra minute to it this weekend.

    [I wish I could, Sami. – FEd]

  20. Very nice!

    I’m curious, had David ever played Comfy Numb with an orchestra before? I’m sure some fans good on this sort of minutia has an answer.

    Also, as a musician, I’m wondering what Jon Carin was playing since the strings and horns were taken care of….

  21. [It’s looking increasingly likely that, as some have suggested, this will only be available in the US at Best Buy. Confirmation on that when I have it. – FEd]

    Hi FEd, the US DG webstore is taking in pre-orders for the 5 disc and vinyl.

    Something else, do you know if the Wot’s… Uh The Deal 1 track CDs will also be available in the DG webstore?

    Cheers,
    Robert

    [No, I don’t, sorry. – FEd]

  22. [Am listening to Delicate Sound of Thunder. Two selections I would have loved to see done live…’Sorrow’ and ‘Yet Another Movie’. Beautiful guitar. Wow. – Jan]

    Jan – You can see the live version of “Sorrow” from both PULSE and STRAT PACK; though it was taped many years back but it’s worth watching.

    Sorrow is a beautiful piece and it caught my attention the first time I heard it. The guitar play was powerful, commanding and raw … Wish David Gilmour would play the song live again some day.

  23. Hey FEd

    Is it really true that “Wot’s… Uh The Deal” will be only in the LP version??

    [Yes and no. It’s complicated. Please click your name for more, but the gist of it is that everyone can download it for free using the DVD web pass. Those that choose the basic two-disc version (the live concert on CD only) will not get a DVD and, therefore, will not have a web pass. – FEd]

  24. I am not going to watch it…
    I am not going to watch it…
    I am not going to watch it…

    ….until the DVD comes out!

    Testing self control.

    With over a week to go, it’s gonna be hard, but I did quit smoking that way!

  25. Since its debut Comfortably Numb has been the number one song way before its time, yet it’s telling the true story of the players in so many bands.

    Comfortably Numb contains the world’s greatest guitar solo ever recorded ….but I have only one question, the last part of the solo is always cut off. Why? It’s the solo from the gods ….! ! !

    I’m willing to bet you laid down a piece of your heart when you first did that!

    David you are outstanding ! !

    P.S. Are you coming back to Dallas Texas any time soon? PLEASE!

  26. dave! i`m a 25 year old argentinian guy that is discovering pink floyd! i love it!

    when are u coming down here?

    greetings…..

  27. [Yes and no. It’s complicated. Please click your name for more, but the gist of it is that everyone can download it for free using the DVD web pass. Those that choose the basic two-disc version (the live concert on CD only) will not get a DVD and, therefore, will not have a web pass. – FEd]

    Man, I buy the DVD version, thank goodness!

    It’s a beautiful song, it’s sad that IT will not be on the CD…

    Hey FEd, about the “solo” from the song, it’s awesome??

    [I won’t disagree with you. – FEd]

  28. It’s my birthday on the 22nd of September. I’ll be 30. I’ll give you all one guess as to what I’ll be expecting to unwrap that day…! Can’t wait!

    (That said, if it happens to be the Gilmour Signature Strat, also released that day, I may just experience a cerebral event and require a long sit down. Ill keep you posted.)

    [I hope it’s a good one, Neil. – FEd]

  29. [Sorry, but the quality at YouTube is pants, LOL! – Ben]

    I have to agree. That’s why I’m not watching anymore.

    MySpace good, YouTube bad.

    Any chance we can have all the tracks offered as YouTube videos at MySpace instead?

    [Sorry, no. – FEd]

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