The deluxe set

The five-disc 'Live in Gdańsk' set

It’s proving to be quite elusive in some parts of the world, this five-disc deluxe set.

As is hopefully now clear, Best Buy have an exclusive deal to sell this in the US. If you’re in the US and you want the five-disc, for simplicity’s sake, it has to be Best Buy.

The following countries (I omit Europe deliberately as I’m only covering Sony regions for now) have ordered the five-disc version for local retailers, so it should be possible to find it locally (that’s possible, not easy): Australia, Brazil, Canada, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, Taiwan and Thailand.

The vinyl should be available in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Hong Kong, Korea, New Zealand, Taiwan and Thailand.

If city stores show no signs of stocking it, please ask why. Someone, somewhere, should be able to order it for you.

If your country is not listed, then you will need to order it.

Anthill can deliver the five-disc set around the world – just not to the US.

Here’s one for Australia, with a nice breakdown of the package and its contents.

The guitar pick/plectrum, by the way, is the same size (354), shape and material (celluloid) as the ones that David uses. Tortoiseshell in colour with gold print, one side has ‘David Gilmour – Gdansk’, with Wireman on the reverse.

Anyway, if you know of a store or site anywhere that is taking pre-orders for the five-disc set, and can deliver to the music world’s oft-forgotten regions, please let us know.

59 comments

  1. Howard Bayliss

    Hey Fed,

    I just gave myself a well deserved kick in the head.

    When I sent the links to you for getting the boxed set in Canada and you mentioned free shipping..I went huh?? I want back to Chapters and there it was. I didn’t see that. So I tried to cancel the Musictoday order to save myself some cash but was too late, LOL.

    Anyway at least it is via David’s official site so I only gave myself one kick.

    Cheers, Howard

    [That’s a shame, Howard. Funny how it’s rarely possible to cancel an order, isn’t it? – FEd]

  2. Paul Sexton

    Have a nice weekend everybody….let’s hope for tomorrow, Fed..

    Cheers
    Paul

    [I wonder if Riera will start… (C’mon, Red Men.) – FEd]

  3. Omer

    Hey FEd,

    Do you happen to know what stores in Israel have ordered the five-disc version? I really want to get my hands on one. :)

    [I’m afraid I don’t have that information, Omer, although it would be very helpful. Sorry I can’t help. – FEd]

  4. Paul Banks

    When I click the Anthill link the 5 disc set is not shown on that page…just the 4 disc set.

    [Great. Thanks for letting me know, Paul. I’m sure that will please The Management. – FEd]

  5. Rudders - Toronto

    [If you’re in the US and you want the five-disc, for simplicity’s sake, it has to be Best Buy. – FEd]

    Don’t forget the Indie Stores. :-)

    [Well, officially, they’ll only be able to get you a European import. I wouldn’t be surprised if a few Sony/Columbia five-disc versions end up on sale outside of Best Buy, but you’d be lucky to find one. – FEd]

  6. Melissa(*_*)

    That’s a very nice photo of David in the Press Section. He looks fit as ever in that Associated Press article.

  7. Fran

    I’m not getting any work done today!

    I just wanted to say that I can’t understand Sony. They never show South America the respect they should show. Fans are crazy about David and Pink Floyd down there! I went to Brazil in 1996 and met so many wonderful people.

    They understand that a concert might be asking too much, but this album should not be so hard to find.

    I hope that all versions of “Live in Gdansk” will be on sale in Rio for the friends I made there.

    David, you will never find more passionate support anywhere! Shame on your record company for this poor treatment of South America. They want this album as much as anybody.

    [Well said, Fran. – FEd]

  8. FEd

    By the way, Anthill are just updating their site.

    You will be able to order the five-disc version shortly (as long as you’re not in the US, that is).

  9. Darran

    Is it just me or I am getting ridiculously overexcited about this release!!!

    I am like a child on Xmas Eve!!!

  10. Ben

    [When I click the Anthill link the 5 disc set is not shown on that page…just the 4 disc set. – Paul Banks]

    Thank God they’re only updating the site and didn’t screw up again, LOL!

    I hope you guys around the world will be able to find a copy of this album near you. It shouldn’t be so difficult to buy something and you shouldn’t have to buy from Anthill who screwed up big time last time.

    Have you seen how long they say you could have to wait? 5 weeks!!!!

  11. andrey

    [David, you will never find more passionate support anywhere! Shame on your record company for this poor treatment of South America. They want this album as much as anybody. – Fran]

    Oh yeah, I agree with Fran. XD

    By the way, the LP set will be available here in Brazil?
    Great! I have to buy a Vinyl Player… Who knows if I can get money to buy that!! (I hope so!)

    Do you know this? In PULSE tour, Pink Floyd came near here, like Chile and Costa Rica, but nothing of Brazil…

    This makes me sad (I know, I know, I would not be able to go to the show because I was very, very young, maybe 4 years old). So we’ll have to pull ourselves together and pray to David to come here!

    Roger came in 2007, that show was incredibly awesome, one of the best moments in my life, but to hear Money without the voice and guitar of Pink Floyd was sad… Of course Snowy and Kilminster make good work, but are not better!!

    Anyway, if Dave came here in Brazil, we will be waiting with much kindness and happiness!

    [Please let us know if you see the LP or five-disc set in the shops, Andrey. – FEd]

  12. Marco

    Hi Fed,

    For the 5 disc deluxe set, Best Buy US are claiming to have exclusive material. If I buy this from a Canadian retailer, am I missing out? I.e., is the guitar pick and all the tour memorabilia the same for ALL deluxe packages or is the Best Buy deluxe set really the ULTIMATE set?

    I just want to ensure I get all the bells and whistles…

    Thanks.

    [There’s no exclusive material from Best Buy, that’s absolute rubbish. It’s exactly the same set – in the same packaging, with the same content – whether you get it from Best Buy or a Canadian retailer, a Brazilian retailer, a Mexican retailer… The way they’re advertising it, you’d be mistaken for thinking that there’s an extra CD in there, but that’s not the case at all. – FEd]

  13. Andrew

    [Well, officially, they’ll only be able to get you a European import. I wouldn’t be surprised if a few Sony/Columbia five-disc versions end up on sale outside of Best Buy, but you’d be lucky to find one. – FEd]

    Yeah, some of the indie stores will probably “import” it from Best Buy. They can mark it up 20% and sell it locally. They won’t even have to pay for shipping.

    Thanks.

    Andrew

    [Bingo. – FEd]

  14. Pepe

    Will they sell the T-shirts in Mexico as well??…

    Yeah, I know, stupid question.

    [Not stupid at all. They should be able to ship all that you see in their store to Mexico. – FEd]

  15. Lewis McInnes

    i’m looking forward to the set, can’t wait to get it.

    also looking forward to man u beating you lot tomorrow.

    [Don’t you start. – FEd]

  16. Thomas Robinson

    I’d just like to thank you FEd for all the hard work you’ve put in this week clarifying various things and making a complicated situation, that wasn’t of your making, more easy to understand.

    With regards to there being too many versions I don’t see what all the fuss is about. As several people have already said, no matter what is done people will always moan about it. Since there is a version that contains everything I don’t see what the fuss is all about. No-one says you have to buy every version.

    It’s not like there’s a 3 CD, 1 DVD version and then a 2 CD, 2 DVD version, so that to get all of it you would have to buy two sets. No, instead if you want all of it buy the deluxe box, and if you’re on a tighter budget or just aren’t that fussed about the extra CD or the DVDs you don’t have to buy them.

    [I appreciate that, Thomas. Thanks very much. – FEd]

  17. Thomas Robinson

    I’ve just been checking Anthill’s website and I’m glad to say that unlike most websites that span several areas or countries (cou-Amazon-gh) they’ve decided that an import of the vinyl release from the North America section of their website shouldn’t cost less than the vinyl release from the Europe section.

    Oh, who am I kidding? Of course they haven’t. I’ve been working it out and with postage the vinyl is £95 from Europe Anthill, but only £64 from North America Anthill.

    OK, so it might take longer to get to me, and it might have the Sony logo instead of the EMI logo but are those really worth an extra £31? Not to me they aren’t.

    When are prices in Britain finally going to match those in Europe and America?

    Fortunately I’ve found a British website that I can get it from for £60, but that doesn’t stop me from feeling that it should be a bit cheaper. I might just take a chance on amazon.fr instead.

    Sorry about the long moan. Have a good weekend everyone, and good luck for tomorrow FEd.

    [The same to you. You make a good point. – FEd]

  18. ash

    Hey Fed,

    I’ll join Thomas in applauding your hard work on this. It’s been a whirlwind of a week for you.

    Bet you’ve enjoyed the challenge though, eh?

    Have a good weekend and I hope your team do well. :)

    ash X

    [Thanks, Ash. Have a good one. – FEd]

  19. andrey

    [Please let us know if you see the LP or five-disc set in the shops, Andrey. – FEd]

    Your rules FEd!

    By the way, yesterday my “Remember That Night” came to me, I bought it in a shop online, the delivery was not delayed… I wanted to share my happiness with you! XD

    (Ah, I watched yesterday the extras from Remember That Night, and Guy Pratt said he would meet with the bloggers and he said: “I have to admit, I am one of them”… So, hey Guy, say hello if you come here!)

  20. Raymond McAteer / RabidSoul

    Hello FED and All !!!!

    Well, I am certainly looking forward to picking up the set if possible. I’ll be going to Best Buy to buy some new speakers, another CD (I won’t mention the artist) and check to see if they will have the set as well.

    On a more sombre note, the reason I have not been able to get in here is that I had been caring for my Gram and my Mom for the past seven months. Unfortunately, they ultimately succumbed to their afflictions and have died.

    My Gram died Sunday, August 31st, 2008, peacefully in her sleep at the age of 85 at 1:43 a.m.. My Mom (sigh) died early Tuesday morning at 1:38 a.m.. Oh S*** ! Another jag ! They both had cancer. My Gram’s was colon cancer. My Mom’s was lung cancer.

    Needless to say say, I am hurting. I would appreciate if, with your discretion FED, if anyone has a care to click my name and read my blog.

    Thank you all for being such Great Friends !!! Peace and Much Love To ALL !!!

    Miss ya FED ! Cazart !

    [I don’t know what to say, Raymond. Can anyone say anything, for that matter? – FEd]

  21. Sonia

    Andrey:

    As for him waiting until after his latest releases to get out on the market and sell…. and then turn around and say “OK Roger, let’s do a final show for all our fans” don’t hold your breath because as he said before it “ain’t gonna happen.”

    Sorry.

  22. Andrew

    It takes a post like Raymond’s to put everything back into perspective.

    My sympathies go out to Raymond and his family.

    Thanks.

    Andrew

  23. Michèle

    You were beside them when they needed you, Raymond, you must have been a great comfort to them.

    Michèle

  24. Kurt

    While looking around for pictures of the David Gilmour Signature Stratocaster, I came across this one (click my name).

    It appears to have David’s name misspelled on the inside of the case, as you can clearly see the letters “MORE” as in David Gilmore Signature Model.

    I certainly hope that this is not the case for the actual shipping product… FED can you shed any light on this?

    -K

    [I can’t… and daren’t pass comment. – FEd]

  25. damian cunningham

    Hi,

    Just off subject: for you Brits out there Brian Wilson is live tonight on more4 at 12.45 from Abbey Road live.

    Regards
    Damian

  26. Andrew

    Green is the new blue?? It certainly is a different look.

    Thanks.

    Andrew

    [It’ll grow on you. – FEd]

  27. Amedeo

    Sorry for your losses Raymond. I hate that damn cancer.
    It took my father (lung cancer)when I was a teenager, and took my dog last year.

    David’s music, with or without Pink Floyd is a good soother.

    Hang in there buddy, it will get better.

  28. LynnR

    Ooh…the blog’s gone lime green and yellow. Is this an indication that you are feeling ill FEd? I think you need a break after everything that’s been happening this week.

    I hope you have a relaxing weekend.

    [But does it make you feel ill when you look at it, Lynn? – FEd]

  29. Michèle

    Wow! Les sept couleurs de l’arc en ciel, la diffraction de la lumière blanche à travers un prisme (DSOTM cover): violet, indigo, bleu, vert, jaune, orangé, rouge… I thought of that immediately…

    Such a nice way to go from blue to red, that is from ‘On An Island’ to ‘Live in Gdansk’… I am mistaken?

    Pure genius, FEd! Bravo!

    Michèle

    [Just a bit of a change, really. I’m not sure about changing to red. – FEd]

  30. Parish

    For all you do, this Bud’s (or insert beer of choice) for you F*Ed…

    Thanks.

    [Thanks very much (it’s Grolsch this week). – FEd]

  31. ash (+shades)

    I see. . . . . been decorating Fed. A little acidic. NOT that I’m complaining or anything. :)

    ash X

    [You can complain all you like, I quite like it. Reminds me of the summer we never had. – FEd]

  32. Kev

    I pre-ordered the 5-disk set some weeks ago, unaware that there would be a host of other goodies included too. :-)

    Anyway, and I digress a little, does FEd or anyone else know where I could get hold of some extra DG guitar picks? His GHS signature strings are widely available, but I haven’t seen his picks for sale anywhere.

    Cheers
    Kev

    [They’ve never gone on sale, at least to my knowledge. – FEd]

  33. Tim_C

    Is it my PC or has the blog gone techicolour crazy?

    [It’ll give those tired old eyes a workout. – FEd]

  34. andrey

    [As for him waiting until after his latest releases to get out on the market and sell…. and then turn around and say “OK Roger, let’s do a final show for all our fans” don’t hold your breath because as he said before it “ain’t gonna happen.” – Sonia]

    I know this will never happen, but, I believe with heart that David Gilmour will come here!

    FEd, I love the new colours, it reminds me… Our country’s flag!

    Green, woods and forests, blue like the seas, yellow gold the wealth of our country and the white is the light from our mind. XD

    Or something…

    “Thank you very much you need, good night!”

  35. frank par

    Green is the colour. My fave Fed, Blue #2.

    Raymond, I read your Space. It’s so good to get a vibe into one’s soul.

    Peace bro. Be well.

  36. Alex Paterson

    Just tried the wee guy’s 3D glasses to see your new site redecoration. Wiped me right out, mate.

    Sorry to hear of your loss Raymond.

  37. Tim_C

    Ironically F’ed, I’ve just had an eye test today and need glasses for the first time, so it’s very kind of you to think of me in this way!

    [Thinking all the time, me. – FEd]

  38. facundo

    Hello!! I’m Facundo from Argentina.. and I want to know, how can I get your new 5 DVD/CD???

    And I wonder when will you do a show in my country?

    I love David’s music.

    [Hi Facundo. I think you will need to order it online, maybe from a store in Brazil or Mexico. You could also order it online from the official David Gilmour webstore (now that the site has been updated to include the five-disc set). Please click your name above to visit it. – FEd]

  39. Veronica_from_Miami

    What a refreshing look! It’s striking and uplifting, the colors remind me of all these acidic fruits – HEALTHY, just looking at it.

    Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

  40. Tim_C

    A change of blog colour and a change of fortunes at Anfield as well …

    Sounds like it was a deserved victory F’ed, so enjoy an extra Grolsch tonight.

    [It was a good performance and Liverpool deserved the win, but United were below par. Funny old game, football. – FEd]

  41. Julie Davies

    [You can complain all you like, I quite like it. Reminds me of the summer we never had. – FEd]

    Ha, ha, ha. Great stuff, FEd.

    [When are prices in Britain finally going to match those in Europe and America? – Thomas Robinson]

    In a word, never! The Brits are well and truly ripped off for every single thing every single time. And we the blind Sheep (Brits) are just going to dimly shell out more of our hard earned cash without batting an eyelid. Baa, baa, baa.

    Sorry folks, my hours have just been cut, so has everyone else’s in my office and I am feeling the pinch. But I am getting sick of everything going up and not our salaries. I am slowly getting sick of being ripped off.

    I guess because I have been on the outside looking in for far too long, i.e. I am British born but American bred and now reside back over in the motherland; I am getting sick of how we the Brits just follow like sheep and pay for things without uttering a word.

    Sorry, I will get off my soapbox now.

    Regards.

    Julie

    [I’m with you on that, Julie. And just how much is the chief executive of whoever owns British Gas nowadays paying himself this year? He’s getting a bonus of up to £1.6m on top of his £915,000-a-year salary. According to The Times, “he will also be given up to £1.8m in shares, a £366,000 lump sum in lieu of pension payments and £64,000 in additional perks such as medical insurance, life cover, a top-of-the-range company car and a driver.” Good to know what a 35% hike in gas prices is really paying for, eh? Thatcher’s got a lot to answer for. – FEd]

  42. Rudders - Toronto

    Yuch…

    [If I remember correctly, you didn’t like the change from white to blue, either. – FEd]

  43. Stephanie

    I like the page colors! Just some suggestions since I noticed. No need to post this!

    I can’t find a link to the Main Page?

    I would also like to suggest correcting the following sentence. I think it should be has or Best Buys: “As is hopefully now clear, Best Buy (have) an exclusive deal to sell this in the US.”

    Thank you for giving me something to look forward to everyday!

    [Thank you for picking up on the strangeness of English grammar, Stephanie. Either word fits, but ‘Has’ is usually reserved for singular nouns; if you can count more than one noun, ‘Have’ is used instead. In this case, there are many Best Buy stores, I refer to Best Buy as being a collective group (of stores), exactly as you’d refer to the police or a team of some sort. Therefore, I use ‘Have’. (You wouldn’t say that police ‘has’ the right to stop any vehicle, for example.) You could count Best Buy as one ‘thing’, of course, and some would argue that you should. (And US English is often quite different to UK English.) But, as a recent blog theme has been independent shops trying to eke out a living when up against a multi-national corporation with over a thousand stores across North America, South America and China, with plans to start popping up all over Europe as well, I think its dominance should be highlighted, and its individuality squashed, at every available opportunity. There’ll be a link to the main page when the webmaster sends me a suitable graphic, by the way. – FEd]

  44. Bryan

    Well, I’m pretty happy about the whole release. Now that I know Best Buy has the 5 disc set and that a theater here in town is showing the concert the same night, I’m in heaven.

    Now if I could just get a break on the Gilmour sig Strat….

  45. cerebus

    Other sources for Australia:- ezydvd.com.au (click my name above).

    And whilst JB HiFi don’t have the deluxe set in their online store, I asked and was able to order a copy instore (they’d better have ordered it anyway, their ordering process is a bit casual, but has always worked for me in the past: Blade Runner limited edition, Sigur Ros ‘Heima’ limited edition etc).

    [Thanks for that, it’s much appreciated. – FEd]

  46. Kev

    [Thanks very much (it’s Grolsch this week). – FEd]

    Ah!! My beer of choice!! How I miss the proper clay stoppers on the pop-top bottles. The new-fangled plastic jobbies just don’t cut it.

    I’m proud to say that I was drinking Grolsch way before Matt and Luke Goss made it a fashion accessory.

    Hic…

    If anyone missed it, this month’s Guitarist mag gave Live In Gdansk a positively glowing review (the 2CD, 2DVD version). Reading it almost brought tears to my eyes – good to know that hardened hacks find DG’s music as moving as I do.

    Probably been mentioned elsewhere, but seeing as I’ve got some Grolsch pumping through my arteries, it’s worth posting again.

    Cheers
    Kev

    [Half price at Co-Op… £2.49 for four. Guitarist can be found in the Press archive. – FEd]

  47. Greg

    [There’s no exclusive material from Best Buy, that’s absolute rubbish. It’s exactly the same set – in the same packaging, with the same content – whether you get it from Best Buy or a Canadian retailer, a Brazilian retailer, a Mexican retailer… The way they’re advertising it, you’d be mistaken for thinking that there’s an extra CD in there, but that’s not the case at all. – FEd]

    Best Buy told me in person today that there WILL be an extra CD in the 5 disc set, he said a total of 6 discs were in a limited edition package. I spoke with the store manager himself.

    Is this going to be like the On an Island Best Buy deal where there actually is a bonus that you may not be aware of? Perhaps the Wot’s… Uh The Deal CD is included?

    I plan to get the 5 disc set, but I don’t want to get it and then find out that there is another release coming with more stuff… (like the many releases of Island).

    Can you recheck into this 6 disc limited edition for me please?

    Thanks,
    Greg

    [Of course I can, Greg. I’ll let you know just as soon as I get a response from DG Management (which will probably be tomorrow, as I expect I’m the only sucker working on Sunday night.) I am terribly sorry for all this confusion and sincerely hope that my follow-up can end it once and for all. The ‘Wot’s…’ CD is exclusive to indie stores, so that cannot be included. – FEd]

  48. Michèle

    Re – the strangeness of English grammar (has/have, is/are…)

    Me, I say in good French “Liverpool n’ EST (is) pas assez fort pour battre Marseille le 16”, but you, you say “Liverpool ARE not good enough to beat Marseille on 16th”…

    Correct? Do we agree?

    Michèle

    [That’s a trick question, surely. You know I cannot agree. Liverpool is a fine city, Liverpool are the greatest (and will beat Marseille comfortably on Tuesday). – FEd]

  49. FEd

    [Best Buy told me in person today that there WILL be an extra CD in the 5 disc set, he said a total of 6 discs were in a limited edition package. I spoke with the store manager himself… Can you recheck into this 6 disc limited edition for me please? – Greg]

    According to David’s manager, the store manager is wrong. It’s still the same version that EMI are putting out in Europe and there is no extra disc.

    The only exclusive (for the US only) is the independent stores’ ‘Wot’s… Uh The Deal’ CD.

    Please let me know which Best Buy store you visited.

  50. Andrew

    [It’ll grow on you. – FEd]

    Continuing on the theme of the strangeness of English….

    I certainly hope nothing green will be growing on me….lol.

    So now it is back to blue. Too many bugs with the green look?? Or are you just keeping us on our toes??

    Thanks.

    Andrew

    [Nah, we’ll stick with the green, yellow and blue combo for a while. – FEd]

  51. Phil

    I have bought the 5 Disc set. How do I get the Wot’s… Uh The Deal CD?

    [I already told you, didn’t I? You download it. You put one of the DVDs – I forget which one – into your computer, follow the on-screen instructions and download it. Free. If you want the CD, you need to make arrangements to have one sent to you from an independent music store in the States. – FEd]

  52. ash

    Is it me, or my computer or is it from your end Fed? There IS something weird going on, isn’t there?

    These colours (and I do like them) change very subtly as you scroll but also if you are at an angle to the screen it looks like different shades completely. I didn’t do lots of head bobbing or strange angles with the other colours so I can’t tell if it’s the computer.

    I’m having quite a nice light show here all to myself I think!

    ash X

    [It’s the blog that keeps on giving, what more can I say? – FEd]

  53. Fran

    My sympathies to Raymond and his family.

    I agree with Thomas, Julie and FEd about rip-off Britain. It makes me sick that our elderly will go without food because it’s the only way they’ll be able to afford to keep their homes heated this winter, when the chief executive of Centrica gives himself a £1m bonus just because they made record profits. They’ve made record profits because they charge us so much for gas!