Gilmour on "Tribute To The King" DVD
Written by Matt   
Thursday, 29 September 2005

Those of you with good memories will recall a couple of news stories at the tale end of last year (most recently, on 14th December), concerning David Gilmour taking part in a special concert held at London's legendary Abbey Road Studios, to record a a celebration of 50 years of rock'n'roll.

David's part of the show on 3rd December was a performance of "Don't" accompanied by Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings. The concert, helmed by Scotty Moore, guitarist for Elvis Presley for the recording of That's Alright, Mama, which has been taken as the official starting point of rock'n'roll in 1954, included Ringo Starr (The Beatles), Keith Richards, Ron Wood and Bill Wyman (the Rolling Stones), Mark Knopfler, and the aforementioned Mr Gilmour. The show was recorded in high definition for release on DVD this year, and we have just received full details of this!

Released on 3rd October 2005 by Universal Music, "A Tribute To The King" includes the concert alongside a number of additional goodies. The DVD features the songs made famous by Elvis Presley, performed by "Scotty Moore and friends". Moore was joined at Abbey Road by a roster of international guitar heroes including Eric Clapton, Pink Floyd's David Gilmour, Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits, Rolling Stones past and present Bill Wyman and Ronnie Wood, Steve Gibbons, Mike Sanchez and many more.

Over two dozen Presley classics including 'Heartbreak Hotel', 'Shake, Rattle And Roll', 'All Shook Up' and 'Blue Suede Shoes' are captured for DVD in dts 5.1 Surround Sound, 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround Sound and 2.0 Dolby Stereo. The producer also conducted extensive interviews with Moore, Jerry Schilling, and the musicians who gathered at Abbey Road, in order to present a collection of bonus feature interviews.

Universal Music plan to produce an exclusive limited edition version of A Tribute To The King. Alongside the standard DVD amaray packaging, 25,000 slipcase amaray's will be released, complete with stunning red foil lettering.

The DVD has no region coding, and is presented in 4:3 (standard TV shape) format. The main feature lasts for 1 hour and 20 minutes.

Concert Tracklisting
1. Blue Moon Of Kentucky (Mark Knopfler)
2. My Baby Left Me (Mike Sanchez)
3. That's All Right Mama (Eric Clapton)
4. Heartbreak Hotel (Steve Gibbons)
5. Trying To Get You (Albert Lee)
6. Baby Let's Play Out (Mark Knopfler)
7. Shake, Rattle And Roll (Paul Ansell)
8. Mess Of Blues (Paul Ansell)
9. One Night With You (Paul Ansell)
10. Don't Be Cruel (Steve Gibbons)
11. Money Honey (Eric Clapton)
12. All Shook Up (Mike Sanchez)
13. Lawdy Miss Cloudy (Mike Sanchez)
14. Blue Moon (Martin Taylor)
15. I Forgot To Remember (Paul Ansell)
16. Reconsider Baby (Paul Ansell)
17. Ready Teddy (Paul Ansell)
18. Heartbreak Hotel (Martin Taylor)
19. Don't (David Gilmour)
20. Jailhouse Rock (Steve Gibbons)
21. Good Rocking Tonight (Paul Ansell)
22. I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine (Steve Gibbons)
23. Baby I Don't Care (Albert Lee)
24. Blue Suede Shoes (Albert Lee)
25. Tennessee Waltz (Martin Taylor)
26. Mystery Train (Eric Clapton)
27. Hound Dog (Albert Lee)

Bonus Features
• Interview with Scotty Moore
• Interview with Jerry Schilling
• Interview with friends
• Approx 25 minutes behind the scenes/rehearsal footage

The DVD can be ordered through our special Amazon links.