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ON AN ISLAND

David Gilmour

 

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Patique
2 stars I regret to admit that "On An Islansd" is very dissapointing album. Fisrt of all: almost all of these tracks are made in the same tune. After the first listening there's not much left in your memory (except the opening track "Castellorizon", great title song and more agressivly "Take A Breath"). Undenyalble thing is that you can find on "OAI" many songs which bring the climate of Pink Floyd music. Some of them are very close to "Obscured By Clouds" sound, but the rest are awful pseudo-coutry-rock songs like "The Blue" (respectable level of this song is held only by great guitar solo at the end of the track) or "Smile" which sounds like a nightmare. More ambicious compositions like "A Pocketful Of Stones" and "Where We Start" seems to have undeveloped concepts. But "OAI" has some advantages. Another great track is "Then I Close My Eyes" - nice mixture od jazz-rock and psychodelic music elements. The voice of David is another advantage. His singing is warm and friendly. It's great thing that it stood the test of time and didn't change at all (like Greg Lake's voice did). He didn't fogret what guitar is for. On this album is some fine guitar solos but it's not enough for his talent. Some of you can say that this is the climate of this album: sleepy and peacful. Maybe, but on "OAI" somethnig is missing. There's is no such thing called "spirit". That's why this album is so dissapointing.
Patique | 2/5 |

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