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Thursday, 12 October 2006

A week ago, we brought you the announcement from Columbia Records of a special "expanded" edition of David Gilmour's On An Island. The album was originally released earlier this year, on March 6th (David's birthday).

Gilmour's own website has now provided an update on what this new, limited edition will bring people when it appears on November 20th (Europe), and November 28th (North America and rest of the world).


The CD (exactly as previously released) will be partnered with a bonus DVD. This will feature the Pink Floyd guitarist's complete April 2006 AOL Sessions in New York, presenting all six tracks: "On An Island," "This Heaven," "Smile," "Take A Breath," "High Hopes," and "Comfortably Numb."

The DVD also includes from the Abbey Road Session in August 2006, Syd Barrett's "Astronomy Domine" as a taster of the Channel 4 special being shown in December. And, as a taster for David's live concert DVD, due out early next year, is "Take A Breath" from London's Royal Albert Hall.

David's website have clarified the presentation of this edition. They say: "the packaging will be different from the original album release. In Europe, it will be contained in the original 'book' case, but with a dark red spine cloth instead of the regular black one. There will be silver foil block lettering on the back stating that it is a limited edition. That's the EMI version.

"The Sony version (for the rest of the world) will have the DVD housed in a cardboard wallet, featuring one of Polly's tour photographs. This will be shrink-wrapped to the original 'book' style CD." They also clarify that the sound is PCM Stereo, not 5.1 Surround Sound, and that the release of this bonus DVD "has no impact upon the release of David's forthcoming concert DVD, which documents the 'On An Island' tour. That's still to come and will be available next year."

We should have ordering information for this limited release shortly...

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 28 November 2006 )
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