Mike’s pick of the new releases: The Stockholm Syndrome (2CD) by David Gilmour

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SUPERB FM RADIO RECORDING FROM DAVID GILMOUR & BAND IN 1984 The first member of Pink Floyd to release a solo album, David Gilmours eponymous 1978 record was met with largely positive reviews and reasonable success, reaching as it did a respectable No.17 on the UK album chart.

Fast forward 6 years and it was time for album No. 2 from Gilmour, the highly regarded About Face, released 5th March 1984, with lyrics to two cuts by Pete Townshend, and featuring a sublime roster of musicians which included Steve Winwood, Jeff Porcaro, Anne Dudley, Jon Lord and The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

Within a month of its release, Gilmour and band set out on the road to tour the record, a jaunt which lasted from March 31 to July 16, 84, covering Europe and North America. On 24th April the entourage performed an electric show at Stockholm s Johanneshovs Isstadion, which captured the essence of the entire tour better than any other date on the outing. Featured on this double CD package is a perfect FM broadcast recording of this Swedish concert, including the entire show which is now available for fans to own for the first time.