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David Gilmour


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3.55 | 416 ratings

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4 stars This is a pleasant surprise. I was expecting it to be good, but not this good.

Firstly, it's really not fair to criticise this album for not being like Floyd, because it isn't, and it doesn't try to be. This is David Gilmour doing his own thing, and doing it well.

From the opening instrumental track you get a feel of what the album will be like: beautiful, mellow and extremely evocative. As it progresses we have the sensual vocals of Gilmour washing over his guitar playing, emotional as always. The first four or five tracks are also guitar solo Heaven, Gilmour unleashing his prowess to wonderful effect.

After this the tracks mellow a little, a bluesy style that truly is beautiful. The lyrics are personal and well-written, keeping you hooked until the very end.

There are a couple of moments that bring back memories of Floyd, but these are brief, showing that there is life after Floyd for Gilmour.

This certainly isn't prog, but that should by no means be held against such a great album as this.

Degolas | 4/5 |


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