Wow! Talk about bringing the roof down! If you haven’t already be sure to check out David and Roger’s complete performance together at the Hoping Foundation homepage. It’s also possible to donate for the cause if you want to.
Although the filming is of rather poor quality it’s great to see them together again – greatâ€¦ what an understatement! Hard to believe that it’s almost five years to the day since last time. Then David wasn’t really up for it and now he was the one to suggest them playing together! One can only speculate why he seems to have changed his mind about certain things (he’s getting older, friends dies, time heals, Polly has told him wise word or two… etc) but it’s good to know that the two are enjoying each other’s company again.
Roger seems to be having an out-of-body experience and forgets to play his bass, plays too loud and waves his arms a bit too hystericallyâ€¦ just like we like to see him and it brings back great memories from that day in Hyde Park in 2005. I’m sure David had the time of his life as well but a true british gentleman doesn’t ramble around the stage but rather nods and smile as polite as he can :)
I always love hearing David play Floyd in settings like this. He seems to be more relaxed and doesn’t have to think about signature licks and album versions etc. He just plays whatever he feels like and that’s when he really shines as a musician. Wonderful blues work on Phil Spector’s old classic To Know Him is to Love Him and amazing tone one Comfortably Numb. I can see him on top of that wall already with the Black Strat, the Hendrix strap andâ€¦ oh, man it’s gonna be the show of the decade! Hands in the air everybody who wants to see those Yamaha cabs on stage again!
And of course nice to hear Another Brick again! They haven’t performed that one together since The Wall tour in 1981 and David hasn’t played it since the PULSE tour. The song was “bought” by one of the attendees and was done without any rehearsals but David seemed to remember most of it. I’m glad this is charity thoughâ€¦ The bidding sounded awfully close to a TV preaching show ha ha! Empty your pockets and touch the screen!
As listed in a post below David’s rig featured the Black Strat, Alessandro Bluetic 20w head with a matching 2×12 cabinet, Hiwatt SA212 combo, MXR Digital Delay II and a Conn Strobo tuner. I can’t make out which pedal board he used but it’s for sure either the 2006 Cornish or the 1999 board (as seen with Al Green earlier this summer). Effectswise it sounds like he mostly used a Tube Driver for To Know Him with the middle/bridge pickup combo (4th position), Tube Driver and delay for Another Brick and Muff (+ possibly a mild Tube Driver) and delay for Comfortably Numb. Wish You Were Here was performed with a Gibson Western ’59 fitted with a LR Baggs M1 pickup (as seen on the 2006 On An Island tour).