The Pink Floyd guitarist was planning "to make a live album out of the show tour" supporting his latest solo album, "On An Island." But the Gdansk show, staged at the city's historic shipyards and featuring an orchestra, changed his mind.
"It's slightly not representative of all the shows from the tour," Gilmour said, "but so many of the best (songs) for the album seemed to come from that night, anyway.
"So in the end we thought, 'Oh, we'll just do the whole (album) from Gdansk. That's the one we'll do. It'll be great."
"Live in Gdansk" is available in five different CD, DVD and vinyl album combinations.
The album also features one of the last recorded performances of Pink Floyd keyboardist and Gilmour band member Richard Wright, who died Sept. 15 of cancer at age 65.