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ON AN ISLAND

David Gilmour

 

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Silent Knight
4 stars What a pleasant surprise by David Gilmour-I enjoy this all over the album diffused atmosphere of calmness and relaxation-a sense of fullfilled dreams and a life complete despite the combination of difficulties, bad times or good times...the man has found his esoteric balance and this reflects upon his face and especially upon his music. Castellorizon and On An Island could have been easily stand either in DSOT or in Division Bell, the first is a sound retrospection of his last 21 years of music career-all the passages and the melodies are combined harmonically until the break of Gilmour's always excellent guitar play...which leads to On An Island which is another winner-beautiful song with great refrain and vocal harmonies provided by David Crosby and Graham Nash. Take A breath is another highlight of this album-harder at sound and bit darker-to my ears this song comes as an interpretation of some notes taken by Astronomy Domine. Red Sky At Night is an excellent song flavored by nostalgia and melancholy-an atmospheric piece of music with saxophone passages played by David Gilmour himself, another nice surprise of this album. The rest of the songs are just a step downhill but no fillers with A Pocketful Of Stones and Where We Start closing the album decently. Plus, is the excellent production and the musicianship, not to mention the carefully offered package of the album. Above the 3 star rate...
Silent Knight | 4/5 |

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