Live Concert Footage

 


David Gilmour (featuring Richard Wright)

“Time” (with on-screen lyrics)
Royal Albert Hall, London, England
2007

UPDATE 2019-05-18: Remastered using Pinnacle Studio 22

An amazing performance of perhaps the most excellent song on Pink Floyd‘s album, “The Dark Side of the Moon”. Gilmour really shines here, faithfully performing one of the most soulful lead guitar solos I’ve ever heard in my life.

It also features Richard Wright on keys and vocals, who was sadly claimed by cancer the following year, in 2008.

Widely considered one of the greatest albums of all time, it spent a total of 942 weeks in the Billboard album chart as of January 2019… That’s over 18 years! And, it still pops in and out of that chart to this very day.

It’s estimated that this ultra-classic album has sold over 45 million copies worldwide, and that one in every fourteen people in the USA under the age of 50 is estimated to own, or to have owned, a copy.


Rush

“All The World’s A Stage” Tour
Capitol Theatre, Passaic, New Jersey
Full Concert, with introduction by Gene Simmons.
12-10-1976

The video of the main concert section isn’t too good, but what can you expect from a B&W video tape which was recorded 41 years ago? At least the entire thing is pro-shot, and amazingly the sound is quite good. At any rate, it’s a classic piece of Rock and Roll history.

I was destined to see Rush for the first time with a friend who had a spare ticket ($7.00) at the same venue two years later, during their support tour for “Hemispheres”. That experience changed my musical life forever, and I went out the very next day and bought every single one of their albums. Since that first concert, I’ve seen them live an additional 23 times, sitting in the 1st and 2nd row for their last two tours. However, the tickets for those seats were a tad more than $7.00. ;^)

No doubt about it, I’ve been a total Rush fanatic for 38 years now. From here, they’ve developed into the best Progressive Rock band ever, and no one will ever match their musicianship.


Dream Theater

Two of their best 20th anniversary tour performances, which took place in 2006. Both are wonderful examples of Progressive Rock at its finest…

“The Spirit Carries On” (with on-screen lyrics)
Radio City Music Hall, New York City

From the album “Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory”, here’s a short summary of the tale it tells, from the Dream Theater web site:

“The final version of the story became a concept album, dealing with the story of a man named Nicholas and the discovery of his past life, which involves love, murder and infidelity as Victoria Page, and as such was heavily inspired by the 1991 film Dead Again, more so than the original ‘Metropolis—Part I’.”

The band will be performing the complete album, throughout its 2019 tour.

“Under A Glass Moon” (with on-screen lyrics)
Radio City Music Hall, New York City

A jaw-dropping performance of what is easily my favorite Dream Theater song. In my opinion, it contains John Petrucci‘s finest lead guitar solo.