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ON AN ISLAND

David Gilmour

 

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3.54 | 408 ratings

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4 stars 3.75: After 20 years of releasing About Face (most a pop/rock and hard rock album than prog, although it has good moments) and 12 years after Division Bell, Gilmour decided to release his third album in his birthday, March 6th. Commercially got very well recevement, charting in UK, Canada, Portugal, US and other countries. As always the lyrics were composed by himself and in most of the cases with the collaboration of his wife. One day after his 73th year, I decided to give it a look. the most progressive songs are on an island, castellorizon, then i close my eyes, this heaven and other instrumental parts. It has a very strong beginning, but the second part is better, is more the floyddian feeling, without evolving in to something spectacular, beginning with red sky at night, the lyrics are mainly romantic, and I think is referring to his wife and his family mainly, but they are good, at least tries to show that we have to appreciate what we have in life. Smile reminds me the style of some of the acoustic songs of ELP, with a nice voice and a different way of singing than he do it regularly. Its a good album, softer from his better times in Pink Floyd, I considered pop progressive, more than anything, although it has a really good moments. The lyrics are not so inspiring either, but they are not bad.
mariorockprog | 4/5 |

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