Wednesday 9th April 2014
Ben Watt 'The Levels' featuring David

As reported elsewhere, David plays on a track on the new Ben Watt album Hendra, to be released next week. A video has just been posted featuring Ben, on acoustic guitar and vocals, and David, on lap steel guitar, performing a stripped-down version of The Levels.

Ben's Website has more details on the album, including his forthcoming tour dates.

Thursday 6th March 2014
Happy Birthday David

All at would like to wish David a Happy Birthday for today.

Photo: Jill Furmanovsky.

Friday 25th October 2013
In Concert App on Apple

With many apologies for the unforeseen delay, we are now happy to announce that the App created to enjoy David Gilmour In Concert has now been approved by Apple. It follows its release for Android devices, and is now available for iPhone and iPad in their App Store, which operates in 155 countries.

Directed by David Mallet, the original programme's features have been retained in full. The concert songs are: Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts 1-5); Terrapin; Fat Old Sun; Coming Back To Life; High Hopes; Je Crois Entendre Encore; Smile; Wish You Were Here; Comfortably Numb (featuring Robert Wyatt); Dimming Of The Day; Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts 6-8); A Great Day For Freedom; Hushabye Mountain; Breakthrough (featuring Richard Wright); and Comfortably Numb (featuring Bob Geldof). Extras include: Spare Digits (closeups of David's guitar parts); Home Movie (shot at rehearsals); High Hopes Choral; I Put A Spell On You (with Jools Holland and Mica Paris); Don't; and Sonnet 18.

The 2001 songs (concert tracks 1-13) were shot in HD, while tracks 14-16 of the concert footage and the extras were shot in standard definition. The App is full of rich video and audio material with interactive motion, menu navigation options and bonus extras.

As with the DVD, the App has interactive menu navigation options and bonus extras, and is compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

N.B. If outputting to secondary displays, 'Video Out' is not currently supported for iPod Touch up to 4th generation, iPhone 4 or earlier, or first generation iPad. 'Video mirroring' is, however, supported for suitable devices. System requirements: requires IOS5 or later.

UPDATE: Within 24 hours of the David Gilmour In Concert App being available in the Apple App Store, it entered the App Charts at No. 2. Developers eacreate have sent us some 5-star user reviews, which should appear there shortly. Here is a portion of one:

This is a must for any true Music fan *****
by TravHally – Oct 25, 2013

This app is a snapshot of the man in concert, it's a great performance and it should lead all that buy this app to other great performances David Gilmour has been involved in. I would recommend the following for all that enjoy this.... PULSE – Pink Floyd, David Gilmour – Live at the Albert Hall, David Gilmour – Gdansk. Listen to this man play guitar, never have I heard such emotion and feeling. This leaves you wanting more. Thanks and great work here.
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