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David Gilmour


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4 stars First of all: I'm not a Pink Floyd fan. Second: I'm a Gilmour fan... Weird? I don't think so...

The truth is that I really enjoy Gilmour' solo albums and On An Island didn't disspointed me. I just think why Mr. Gilmour doesn't make more solo albums. All his releases and specially this one sounds very intime, full of emotion, pretty nostalgic most of the time and over all, floating, athmospherical and passionate; a totally different Gilmour of the guy who plays in Pink Floyd...

This album shows the maturity level of Gilmour as a musician and composer. Even when there are a lot of guitar solos full of his classic style, every note is perfectly played at the right time making every song a beautiful and quiet piece. And if you add to Mr. Gilmour talen a bunch of awsome musicians (such as Robert Wyatt, Guy Pratt, Andy Newmark and Phil Manzanera) you had as a result a consistent and poetic album full of high lyrical moments.

Some of my highlights: On an Island, Take a Breath, This Heaven, A Pocketful of Stones and Where We Start.

At last, a confirmation that David Gilmour is not just a legendary musician but a great one. The problem is he grows under de PF inffluence and maybe that's the reason why he doesn't make more solo albums denying to us the possibility to know more about his awsome talent making his personal and sincere music... That's just my opinion of course...

Great addition to any prog colection...

progadicto | 4/5 |


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