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David Gilmour All Lovers are Deranged/Blue Light album cover
1.73 | 11 ratings | 1 reviews | 18% 5 stars

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Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, released in 1984

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. All Lovers are Deranged (3:14)
2. Blue Light (4:35)

Total time 7:49

Line-up / Musicians

- David Gilmour / guitar, vocals
- Ian Kenley / Hammond organ, piano
- Pino Palladino / bass
- Jeff Porcaro / drums, percussion
- Roddy Corimar, Barbara Snow, Tim Sanders, Simon Clerk / horns

Releases information

12 inch 33 rpm single with two songs (1984)

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DAVID GILMOUR All Lovers are Deranged/Blue Light ratings distribution

(11 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of rock music(18%)
Excellent addition to any rock music collection(18%)
Good, but non-essential (18%)
Collectors/fans only (36%)
Poor. Only for completionists (9%)

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Review by Easy Money
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1 stars This two-sided 12 inch single came out in the mid-80s . in a lot of ways this review could end right here, but what the heck, let's continue. Poor David Gilmour, during the roaring 80s all his old buddies had signed off their creative souls and were making big bucks in bands like Asia, Whitesnake, Genesis (without Hackett and Gabriel) and Yes (without most of Yes). I guess David thought he was due, so he put out this plodding attempt at commercial success.

This music is pretty much the exact opposite of progressive rock; boring cliche song structures, predictable pounding rock beat and a slick over-produced sound add up to one big loud snooze-fest. Side two's Blue Light also contains some horribly misplaced funky horn lines. I thought Genesis had already proven that few things sound worse than a syncopated horn line on top of a dull thudding rock beat.

David adds a few gratuitous solo lines here and there, but his guitar has none of his old signature sound. Instead, Gilmour's guitar, on these two songs has the standard overly compressed hair-metal sound that was all the rage in the 80s. Unless you need to own everything David Gilmour ever recorded, I would pass on this and get something good like Meddle or Ummagumma.

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