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David Gilmour at "Miller Strat Pack" charity concert - radio broadcast Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Saturday, 13 November 2004

Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour appeared alongside a whole host of top musicians at the London Wembley Arena charity event on September 24th to celebrate the Fender Stratocaster guitar, and Friday night had around 80 minutes of highlights broadcast on UK radio station Capital Gold.

The highlights were mixed and edited in David's studio by David and Andy Jackson. So, it was a surprise to hear the broadcast, to find that the sound quality was lacking, and that David's three songs had been reduced to one - leaving out Marooned and Coming Back To Life. With other artists having two songs aired, it seems strange that one of the headliners only has one.

Brain Damage listened via digital satellite, and whilst there were some moments with clear stereo separation, the sound generally was fairly muddy and lacking in definition. We're hoping that the sound on the DVD (see below) is significantly better, and also features David's performance in full.

In the meantime, here's what was actually broadcast on Friday night:

Oh Boy - The Crickets
That'll Be The Days - The Crickets (with Brian May)
Wonderful Land - Hank Marvin
Apache - Hank Marvin
All Along The Watchtower - Mike Rutherford and Paul Carrack
I Can't Dance - Mike Rutherford and Paul Carrack
Red House - Gary Moore
Alright Now - Paul Rodgers (with Brian May)
Can't Get Enough - Paul Rodgers (with Joe Walsh)
Life's Been Good - Joe Walsh
Rocky Mountain Way - Joe Walsh
Sorrow - David Gilmour
Ooh La La - Ronnie Wood

As you can see, the big finale, with all the artistes, wasn't actually broadcast! Rather strange...

The DVD of the show is now scheduled to be released in April 2005, and is expected to help raise a lot more money for the Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy charity. The concert alone raised £175,000 for the charity, and the DVD is expected to swell this figure dramatically. We are also hoping to have news soon about the event t-shirt, which sold out early on the night, and might well be made available again shortly as an online purchase.

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