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David Gilmour


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2.86 | 268 ratings

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3 stars Although this album is not as carefully produced and wrote as any other of PF albums, although this album's sound is not as bright as it could be, although it's not an album full of constantly strong material, there's one thing which makes this album kind of exceptional: David Gilmour has a style of his own. Not only as a guitarist, but also as a singer and composer. Imagine the songs from this album sang by some Real Singer with Rich Voice and Full Range. It would fail to atract anybody (reminds me an album of Bob Belden Big Band covering Sting's song with great jazz singers, who sing perfectly but none of them is Sting). Even when Mr. DG plays the rock'n'roll ("All Lovers..."), it is pretty recognizable, who is the performer. My favourite track is "You know I'm right", but this doesn't mean that I hate the other songs (although I think I don't need to listen to "Cruise" much...). By the way- the rhythm section is tight and there are some "hidden moments" where both Jeff and Pino show their best- but always "in the name of groove". So: "About Face" is not an essential prog-album. But it's an solid singer/songwriter album with strong moments. If you like Pink Floyd's "Comfortably Numb", "Fearless" or "Wish You Were Here", this one is for you...
KuDo | 3/5 |


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