Title: David Gilmour – Remember That Night. Live At The Royal Albert Hall
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Progressive Rock
Director: David Mallet
Cast: David Gilmour, Richard Wright, Phil Manzanera, Jon Carin, Guy Pratt, Steve DiStanislao, Dick Parry
Special guests: David Crosby, Graham Nash, David Bowie, Robert Wyatt
Duration: 02:32:17 + 01:33:06
Video codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Audio codec: DTS, PCM
Video: VC-1 Video / 29895 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps / 16:9 / Advanced Profile 3
Audio#1: English / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit
Audio#2: English / Dolby TrueHD Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3753 kbps / 24-bit (AC3 Embedded: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 512 kbps / DN -5dB)
Subtitles (docu): English, French, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese
Size: 42.93 + 43.21 GB
Remember that Night directed by David Mallet was filmed over three nights, May 29, 30 and 31, 2006 at London’s beautiful Royal Albert Hall during Gilmour’s short tour promoting his latest project On An Island. Featuring songs from this latest project, and some Pink Floyd hits as well, Gilmour delivers an exciting performance that delights and mesmerizes the engaged audience throughout the concert. Gilmour also brought several guest stars onstage in the form of David Crosby, Graham Nash, and David Bowie who I almost did not recognize. David is backed by the same group of musicians that joined him on his last tour, except for Nick Mason. Also joining Gilmour is British jazz musician Robert Wyatt who plays a beautiful rendition of “Then I Close My Eyes”.
This concert video is a performance package, with every element delivering at a high level. The band is excellent, from Richard Wright’s keyboard playing to Guy Pratt’s bass playing. There is not a week musician in the bunch. Crosby and Nash deliver very sweet delicate harmonies to Gilmour’s vocals on “Shine On You Crazy Diamond”. There is a cool 23 minute rendition of “Echoes” and David Bowie’s made “Arnold Layne” and “Comfortably Numb” his own, as he turned in a fine performance as well. The lighting design by Marc Brickman is exciting, at times eye popping, creative, and completely complimentary of the musical performance. Lasers are also apart of the colorful lighting show, and are not used as gimmicks, but as a complimentary part of the lighting design.
This Blu-ray concert video release is one of the best values released on the format. With a total of five hours of material to scour over – half of that just the concert only, you get two and a half hours of quality bonus features that I found as watchable as the concert itself. There are 13 extra live performances from the tour, three documentaries, and a two promotional music video’s. I watched every bit of it, and enjoyed it all. If you are a fan of Pink Floyd, or David Gilmour himself, you must get this concert video as fast as you can.