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ON AN ISLAND

David Gilmour

 

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3.54 | 283 ratings

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snobb
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3 stars OK, long waited Gilmour third solo album-what to expect? From last PF albums (actually almost Gilmour solo project) yuo can imagine, what is Gilmour music and sound.So, what we have here right now?

First of all - it is not Pink Floyd (any version), and even isn't something similar. Just different kind of music. Main diffrence - another verve, another atmosphere. Gilmour's music here brings you in old leather chear long warm summer evening somewhere in Bahamas. Slow, very melodic, little bit melancholic, but very balanced , well rounded and mature-happy music.

Perfect team of musicians, good recorded, with few Gilmour guitar solos. If you are rock-star (not prog-star) in your sixtees, have everything you wanted to have ( stardom during your young life, family , children, good yacht, very safe savings, serious name in music business) and are talented enough just to play nice, laid-back music - it is this!

OK, to be honest, you will hear plenty of small but recognisable Pink Floyd signs in that album's music. But again, they are important part of this Havana Rum Coctail: generaly music is based on another rules and traditions. Strong pop-rock sometimes with bluesy roots, sultry arrangements, very safe and too fast and loud for oldering PF fans , at least that their part with good pension. Pink Floydian signs are here just as "Coca Cola"sign on your pub entrance: you will pay for your usual bear, but pub door without "Coca" 's logo will looks a little bit ... unusal, even revolutionary!

Between 3 and 4, or 3,55 :)

snobb | 3/5 |

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