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David Gilmour


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3.54 | 389 ratings

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5 stars I was very suprised with this album.

This is actually my dad's cd, and even after he heard it, he said it was pure Pink Floyd, and in a way he was right, Dave (who has the same first name as my dad, ironically) on this album was able to capture the atmosphere of Pink Floyd, and it was really the atmosphere of the band that I was attracted to.

The songs are also extremely well written and are very mature.

Hoepfully, Dave'll see sense and another album like this, being it is his most successful solo effort.

1. Casterllorizon - Collection of themes from the album, along with some lovely guitar work. Pretty interesting. 9/10

2. On An Island - Very Pink Floyd. Beautiful vocal melodies and harmonies. Amazing chorus, but the vocal harmonies really make this song what it is, amazing. 10/10

3. The Blue - Beautiful arrangment. Love the vocals and the guitar work. 9/10

4. Take A Breath - Pure Floyd. Quite dramatic. Great instrumental work. 9/10

5. Red Sky At Night - Beautiful saxaphone work by Dave. Great atmosphere. 9/10

6. This Heaven - Love the acoustic guitar riffs. The melody of the chorus is great. 10/10

7. Then I Close My Eyes - Nice instrumental. Beautiful arrangment.Very soothing. 9/10

8. Smile - A beautiful acoustic ballad. Amazing composition. 10/10

9. A Pocketfull Of Stones - Quite odd arrangement. The orchestration is amazing. Very eerie, but melancholic. 10/10

10. Where We Start - Nice ending. Nice lyrics. Great guitar work. 8/10

CONCLUSION: Just an amazing album. Very beautiful and incredibly soothing on the soul (there is no such thing as a soul, just play along)

arcane-beautiful | 5/5 |


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