David Gilmour In Concert available as an App for the first time

In a new development, DVD authoring group The Pavement have created a new technique to convert DVDs into smartphone Apps, and the first one in the world will be David Gilmour In Concert. It has already been a big success on DVD, but this new App is a way to enjoy it on the move.

Released on November 19, 2012, it is available now for Android devices and should be available from around December 3rd on iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.

Including all the content of the original DVD – including the extras – it is priced at £5:99, $8.99, €6.99 or equivalent.

The App is full of rich video and audio material with interactive motion, menu navigation options and bonus extras. The quality of the HD footage can be especially enjoyed on the latest range of tablets, many of which have enhanced screens for HD viewing.

You can find it on the Google Play Store here.

Programme details:

In 2001 and 2002, Pink Floyd's singer and guitarist David Gilmour performed some solo dates, originally as part of Robert Wyatt's Meltdown Festival at London's Royal Festival Hall, returning to the venue in the subsequent year. Playing in a solo context, the critically acclaimed run of concerts saw David performing some tracks with just voice and guitar, and others with a mostly acoustic group including double bass, guitar, cello, drums, a large vocal choir, and the late Michael Kamen on piano and cor anglais. In 2001, Robert Wyatt guested on Comfortably Numb, while the 2002 concerts also saw contributions from Bob Geldof (Comfortably Numb) and Pink Floyd's Richard Wright (Breakthrough).

Directed by the award-winning David Mallet, the original programme's features have been retained in full.

The concert songs are: Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts 1-5); Terrapin; Fat Old Sun; Coming Back To Life; High Hopes; Je Crois Entendre Encore; Smile; Wish You Were Here; Comfortably Numb (featuring Robert Wyatt); Dimming Of The Day; Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts 6-8); A Great Day For Freedom; Hushabye Mountain; Breakthrough (featuring Richard Wright); and Comfortably Numb (featuring Bob Geldof). Extras include: Spare Digits (closeups of David Gilmour's guitar parts); Home Movie (shot at rehearsals); High Hopes Choral; I Put A Spell On You (with Jools Holland and Mica Paris); Don't; and Sonnet 18.

The 2001 songs (concert tracks 1-13) were shot in HD, while tracks 14-16 of the concert footage and the extras were shot in standard definition.

It is envisaged that this new process could open the door for many other classic musical performances to be made available as Apps to be enjoyed on mobile devices, away from the restrictions of the home DVD player.