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« Reply #40 on: October 01, 2019, 01:15:33 PM »

Gilmour played?  Holy moly.

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« Reply #41 on: October 01, 2019, 01:18:02 PM »


Gilmour played? †Holy moly.

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Yes, he was on the guest list right from the start. Bizarrely I have read comments elsewhere this morning from people who went specifically to see him and think he "stole the show".
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« Reply #42 on: October 01, 2019, 01:25:03 PM »

Trash - total codswallop. IMHO. His voice is pretty much shot, although he traded guitar with RT pretty well still.
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« Reply #43 on: October 01, 2019, 01:28:33 PM »

Meanwhile - Blair with Derek....
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« Reply #44 on: October 01, 2019, 01:34:29 PM »


Gilmour played? †Holy moly.

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Oddly, this is what I posted on my FB page when I saw a rehearsal pic: David Gilmour and Richard Thompson together ? Holy Sh...moley !
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« Reply #45 on: October 01, 2019, 01:37:59 PM »


 His voice is pretty much shot, .


Theres a lot that you could say that about from that era though. Stephen Stills , Peter Green, Bob Dylan, Kate Bush to name a few. Its called getting old.
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« Reply #46 on: October 01, 2019, 01:47:33 PM »

Indeed! But some are blind/deaf to the changes....
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« Reply #47 on: October 01, 2019, 01:55:16 PM »

Fantastic night! I loved Eliza Carthy singing The Great Valerio unaccompanied, and it was great seeing Loudon and Richard together again (both still have fantastic singing voices).  I never thought Iíd hear peaches live, and nearly fell off my chair when Bob Mould launched into If I canít change your mind (one of my all time faves).
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« Reply #48 on: October 01, 2019, 02:26:01 PM »

Peaches did it for me too, sheer exuberance!
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« Reply #49 on: October 01, 2019, 02:58:36 PM »


Trash - total codswallop. IMHO. His voice is pretty much shot, although he traded guitar with RT pretty well still.

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« Reply #50 on: October 01, 2019, 03:13:02 PM »

...and it was really good to see Danny Thompson playing on numerous numbers...
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« Reply #51 on: October 01, 2019, 03:17:29 PM »

oh, wasn't it - a highlight when he initially snuck on unnannounced. Finds it hard to manoevre his Victoria, unfortunately.

Hoping he's on the Transatlantic Sessions tour in January.
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« Reply #52 on: October 01, 2019, 03:24:02 PM »

It all sounds fantastic. Iíd have loved it

(Wandering Steve.....the comment about voice quality was prefaced with IMHO, not presented as Ďfactí, and it was polite which is why people didnít react, I suspect)
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« Reply #53 on: October 01, 2019, 03:41:49 PM »


It all sounds fantastic. Iíd have loved it

(Wandering Steve.....the comment about voice quality was prefaced with IMHO, not presented as Ďfactí, and it was polite which is why people didnít react, I suspect)

IMHO Richard Thompsonís voice has survived much better than other members of FC and long may it do so. Shocked
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« Reply #54 on: October 01, 2019, 03:44:12 PM »

where's the 'like' button when you need one? completely agree. So has Simon Nicol's survived (and Ralph McT's for that matter)
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« Reply #55 on: October 01, 2019, 04:10:01 PM »


Peaches did it for me too, sheer exuberance!


Totally agree.  My favourite highlights (among many) were the Stranglersí segment at the beginning and a gorgeous version of ĎThe Grey Funnel Lineí sung by Maddy, Teddy, and Richard.  Thatís a vocal combination I would like to hear more of.

There may be quite a bit more footage to come online.  At times there were so many lit-up phones that it was almost like getting a preview of Xmas fairy lights.  An interesting contrast to RTís normal gigs, where he is very strict about banning all forms of filming/recording.

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« Reply #56 on: October 01, 2019, 04:43:00 PM »

If they're not already out there, audience recordings are definitely coming.  But I really do hope it gets a full release (highly unlikely, I'd have thought, but what do I know) and I can contribute to the pension fund in absentia.
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« Reply #57 on: October 01, 2019, 05:37:20 PM »

Nobody 'stole the show'. Everyone, doubtlessly, had their favourites. However, the nature of the show was generally that a leading guest would sing/play an RT tune, then RT would support them on one of theirs. It worked very well and the mix of styles meant there was something for everyone.

David Gilmour's voice is not 'pretty much shot', although he did initially appear to struggle with a high note in Dimming of the Day. There is enough on YouTube for an objective assessment.

It was a credit to all concerned that there were no egos on display, just a lot of respect all round and immense enjoyment.

A wonderful concert and very special occasion.
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« Reply #58 on: October 01, 2019, 05:51:25 PM »


Nobody 'stole the show'. Everyone, doubtlessly, had their favourites. However, the nature of the show was generally that a leading guest would sing/play an RT tune, then RT would support them on one of theirs. It worked very well and the mix of styles meant there was something for everyone.

David Gilmour's voice is not 'pretty much shot', although he did initially appear to struggle with a high note in Dimming of the Day. There is enough on YouTube for an objective assessment.

It was a credit to all concerned that there were no egos on display, just a lot of respect all round and immense enjoyment.

A wonderful concert and very special occasion.


I am sure that is true. The point was not than anybody actually did steal the show but that there seems, from the evidence of other forums, to have been a very small coterie of Floyd/Gilmour fans who attended only because of his presence and who were unable to see beyond him. It seems very peculiar to me that anyone would spend that kind of money to attend a show celebrating a particular artist purely to witness the two songs performed by one of the guests.
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« Reply #59 on: October 01, 2019, 06:32:48 PM »



Nobody 'stole the show'. Everyone, doubtlessly, had their favourites. However, the nature of the show was generally that a leading guest would sing/play an RT tune, then RT would support them on one of theirs. It worked very well and the mix of styles meant there was something for everyone.

David Gilmour's voice is not 'pretty much shot', although he did initially appear to struggle with a high note in Dimming of the Day. There is enough on YouTube for an objective assessment.

It was a credit to all concerned that there were no egos on display, just a lot of respect all round and immense enjoyment.

A wonderful concert and very special occasion.


I am sure that is true. The point was not than anybody actually did steal the show but that there seems, from the evidence of other forums, to have been a very small coterie of Floyd/Gilmour fans who attended only because of his presence and who were unable to see beyond him. It seems very peculiar to me that anyone would spend that kind of money to attend a show celebrating a particular artist purely to witness the two songs performed by one of the guests.

If thatís the case FC should be pulling out all the stops to get DG to play at cropredy
That would put a few on the gate so to speak
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