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ON AN ISLAND

David Gilmour

 

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Matti
4 stars The driving force and the voice of PINK FLOYD (post-Waters) hasn't been very active as a solo artist through the decades, nor have his two previous albums long ago been very worthy. But when you listen to this album, you get the sense that now the man has really found himself and the inner strength and maturity to make exactly the album that probably has slowly grown inside him. A mellow, calm album full of happiness of here-and-now. An album that couldn't have appeared under the name of pink Floyd, thanks for that.

The opener 'Castellorizon' is a quietly eerie instrumental featuring only his innovative guitar sounds. Then comes two lovely slow-tempo songs, 'On An Island' and 'The Blue', which reflect perfectly the spirit of the cover art. More rocking 'Take a Breath' is my least liked track. Another instrumental 'Red Sky at Night' shows that Gilmour can play also saxophone pretty well. Beautiful! The three songs ending the album are also lovely.

The list of guest musicians is long, e.g. Robert Wyatt, Phil Manzanera, Jools Holland, Graham Nash... Most songs Gilmour has written with his wife Polly Samson.

Matti | 4/5 |

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