What does it sound like?:
David Gilmour returns to the site of Pink Floyd’s early seventies performance – this time with an audience! Those who attended his UK shows will know what to expect set list wise, a mixture of solo material plus a selection of Floyd classics. As you’d anticipate, the solo stuff is weighted in favour of his last studio effort, Rattle That Lock, including the Rick Wright tribute A Boat Lies Waiting – in fact, Echoes has now been retired from the live shows since his passing. Of the Floyd songs, you get the better pieces from the post Waters era, notably Sorrow and High Hopes, combined with the usual Shine On, Wish You Were Here, Run Like Hell, Comfortably Numb, Time, etc – these are all undoubtedly great songs, but over familiarity with them over the years has sadly led to them becoming a little bit dull to hear yet again. Waters is as guilty of this in his own shows, but maybe there’s a section of the audience that will be dissatisfied if they don’t make an appearance on any given night. It is pleasing though to hear Fat Old Sun and One Of These Days being dusted off. As you’d expect, the performances are spot on, with great musicianship and sublime guitar playing. Gilmour’s voice is still is still as mellifluous as ever despite his advancing years, and of course the huge audience is in raptures throughout.
What does it all *mean*?
This is a fine souvenir of Gilmour’s last tour – whether there will there be any more remains to be seen, but if not, then this is a fine testament to his enduring talent.
Goes well with…
Remembering what great music Pink Floyd produced over the years.
Might suit people who like…