• Friday 30th November 2012
    David Gilmour In Concert Android App Out Now, Apple App Delayed

    • As previously announced, the Android version of the 'David Gilmour In Concert' App is available, but release on Apple devices has unfortunately been postponed, due to technical issues which have not yet been resolved. As soon as there is a definitive release date, it will be posted here, but in the meantime please accept our apologies for the inconvenience.



  • Monday 19th November 2012
    David Gilmour In Concert Android App Out Now

    • As previously announced, release date of the App version of 'David Gilmour In Concert' is today, on Android devices around the world. Please look on your local Android store to find the App, which is entitled, simply 'David Gilmour In Concert'.

      Release on Apple devices has been postponed until Monday 3rd December, due to technical issues, but it is planned for release on Apple's iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch, and should be available from the Apple iTunes Store from that date.

      As well as the interactive features already announced, the App also includes links to David's Facebook and this, the official Website.

      You can find it on the Google Play Store here.



  • Sunday 18th November 2012
    David Gilmour In Concert Android App Out Tomorrow

    • As previously announced, release date of the App version of 'David Gilmour In Concert' will be tomorrow, on Android devices around the world. Please look on your local Android store to find the App, which is entitled, simply 'David Gilmour In Concert'.

      Release on Apple devices has been postponed until Monday 3rd December, due to technical issues, but it is planned for release on Apple's iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch, and should be available from the Apple iTunes Store from that date.

      As well as the interactive features already announced, the App also includes links to David's Facebook and his official Website.



  • Tuesday 6th November 2012
    David First In Personal Space: David Gilmour In Concert As An App.

    • In a new development, DVD authoring group The Pavement have created a new technique to convert DVDs into smartphone Apps, and the first one in the world will be David Gilmour In Concert. The programme has already been a big success on DVD, but this new App is a way to enjoy it on the move for anyone who may not already own it.

      Released on November 19, 2012, the App will be available for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, with a version for Android phones to follow shortly afterwards.

      With all the content of the original DVD – including the extras – it will be available worldwide on the Apple App store at a price of £5.99, $8.99, €6.99 or equivalent.

      Directed by the award-winning 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 works exactly like its source DVD – full of rich video and audio material with interactive motion, menu navigation options and bonus extras. The quality of the HD footage can be especially enjoyed on the latest range of tablets, many of which have enhanced screens for HD viewing. For more details, see the Stuff pages.



  • Friday 11th May 2012
    David In Conversation

    • David has given an exclusive interview to high50 editor Tim Willis about recording The Dark Side Of The Moon.

      Click here for more information.



  • Sunday 11th March 2012
    A Galaxy Of Hitmakers

    • Douglas Adams, the much-missed creator of The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy, would have been 60 years old today, and his birthday was marked by a lengthy comedy and music gala staged at the former Hammersmith Odeon, now the HMV Apollo. David joined the musical lineup for the last portion of the show, which included the musicians Adams described as his 'dream band', many of whom used to perform at Douglas Adams' home: David and Robbie McIntosh (vocals, guitars); Gary Brooker (vocals, keyboards); Paul 'Wix' Wickens (keyboards); Jody Linscott (percussion); Dave Bronze (bass); Paul Beavis (drums); and Margo Buchanan, also on vocals and guitar.

      Douglas Adams: The Party

      After a three-hour show of comedy sketches, filmed inserts, interviews and reminiscences, drawing on all aspects of Adams' career, Robbie McIntosh opened the musical segment with a solo acoustic instrumental and a further original song, Scarecrow, backed by the band, minus David. Margo Buchanan sang her own Rockstar and Etta James' I Just Wanna Make Love to You, and Procol Harum's Gary Brooker led the ensemble in an emotive version of Procol's A Salty Dog, title track of their third album.

      Margo then introduced David, who performed the apposite Wish You Were Here to a rapturous reception, which was followed by Gary Brooker's rendition of Chuck Berry's Too Much Monkey Business, with rousing solos from both lead guitarists. Last song of the night was also the most emotional, as Gary Brooker played and sang A Whiter Shade Of Pale, in which David's solo tore the roof off the hall. The whole affair was all the more impressive because, as we were assured by the closing announcement, it was all done with no rehearsal whatsoever.

      The event was in aid of Save The Rhino; for more information about the event and the long lineup of performers, click here. For information on Save The Rhino, click here.



  • Tuesday 6th March 2012
    A Tribute To Robert Sherman

    • We are sad to report the death of songwriter Robert B. Sherman, who, with his brother Richard M. Sherman, wrote Hushabye Mountain, performed by David as part of his 2001/2002 concerts. As a tribute to Robert Sherman, please see the clip below of David performing the song from the DVD David Gilmour In Concert.


      Robert and Richard Sherman began writing songs together in 1951 on a challenge from their father, Tin Pan Alley songwriter Al Sherman. After their initial success, the brothers were hired as staff songwriters by Walt Disney Studios, for whom they wrote more motion-picture musical scores than any other songwriters in the history of film. In 1965, the Sherman Brothers won two Academy Awards for Mary Poppins, which includes the songs Feed The Birds, Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, and the Oscar-winning Chim Chim Cher-ee, going on to score many more accolades, awards, nominations and gold and platinum albums.

      Hushabye Mountain appears twice in the movie of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and has been covered by, amongst others, Richard Hawley, Tony Bennett, and Julie London.



  • Tuesday 6th March 2012
    Remember That Day

    • Hard to believe, but it was six years ago today that David's album On An Island was released in the UK, entering the charts at No. 1 (and No. 6 in the US). To commemorate that, we have arranged via EMI UK (and Sony in North America) a free download and streaming of A Pocketful Of Stones, written by David with lyrics by Polly Samson.

      One of the most beautiful tracks on the album, it features Polish classical/jazz musician Leszek Mozdzer on piano, Alasdair Malloy on glass harmonica and David on guitars, percussion, Hammond organ and bass, as well as vocals.

      If you heard it, we hope you enjoyed it. It was only available until 11.59pm (UK) on Wednesday 7th March.