David Gilmour On An Island 180g Import LP
David Gilmour On An Island 180g Import LP
Genre: Pop Rock
Label: EMI
Format: 33RPM,
Size: 12"

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David Gilmour On An Island 180g Import LP

David Gilmour

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EMILPI56951
UPC:
094635569513
180g Vinyl Import LP!

David Gilmour's 2006 solo album, and first one since his 1984's experimental About Face, sees the Pink Floyd frontman return to the style of his 1978 debut, which is more in keeping with the classic Pink Floyd sound. Gilmour's trademark slow-tempo delivery is thankfully intact and his voice is on fine form throughout. The songs are largely excellent, particularly the title track and the intoxicating "Take A Breath".

From the first moments of the sound collage that begins On An Island, you know it's a special experience that not only bears comparison with the best of Pink Floyd, but also confirms their lead guitarist and singer as an outstanding solo artist. Here he reveals a personal vision and a breadth of styles folk, jazz, orchestral and rock brought together as a unified piece through his lyrical guitar playing and instantly recognizable voice.

With orchestrations by the renowned Polish composer Zbigniew Preisner and a luminous production (assisted by Roxy Music's Phil Manzanera), virtuosity abounds On An Island Guest artists include David Crosby and Graham Nash singing harmonies, Robert Wyatt playing the cornet, Caroline Dale on cello, Alasdair Molloy on glass harmonica and Pink Floyd's Richard Wright guesting on Hammond organ.

Gilmour shares writing credits with writer Polly Samson, continuing a collaborative partnership that began with The Division Bell. The album's songs tell of shared experiences that evoke a breadth of moods, from the hauntingly beautiful title track 'On An Island' (with a guitar performance set to enter the Gilmour canon of classics) to the meditative 'The Blue' and 'A Pocketful of Stones,' as well as the heavier rock and blues numbers 'Take A Breath' and 'This Heaven.' In the spirit of intimacy, this album sees Gilmour's debut on the saxophone, as well as contributions by contemporaries from his pre-Floyd days.

On An Island is a collection of songs and instrumentals that had its genus in the critically acclaimed 2002 London Festival Hall concerts. Gilmour has stepped out of his super-group to discover he's still at his peak - and he's rightly pleased. "It's my best and most personal work," he says. "Making it with my musician friends has been a positive experience on so many levels."

Additional performers on the album include David Crosby, Graham Nash, Richard Wright, Robert Wyatt, Phil Manzanera, Jools Holland, Georgie Fame, Caroline Dale, Guy Pratt, Willie Wilson, and, from Pink Floyd's earliest incarnation, Rado 'Bob' Klose.

This is the long-anticipated third solo project from guitarist/singer/songwriter David Gilmour, who of course is best known for his historic work with Pink Floyd. We've all been waiting 22 years for another Gilmour solo effort, and On An Island will reward any fan's patience. Gilmour simply wasn't going to release anything until he'd composed another masterpiece. On An Island is a laid-back affair with six of the 10 tunes co-written by Gilmour and his wife, Polly.

Features:
• 180g Vinyl
• Import

Selections:
Side A
1. Castellorizon
2. On An Island
3. The Blue
4. Take a Breath
5. Red Sky at Night
Side B
1. This Heaven
2. Then I Close My Eyes
3. Smile
4. A Pocketful of Stones
5. Where We Start
Description
180g Vinyl Import LP!

David Gilmour's 2006 solo album, and first one since his 1984's experimental About Face, sees the Pink Floyd frontman return to the style of his 1978 debut, which is more in keeping with the classic Pink Floyd sound. Gilmour's trademark slow-tempo delivery is thankfully intact and his voice is on fine form throughout. The songs are largely excellent, particularly the title track and the intoxicating "Take A Breath".

From the first moments of the sound collage that begins On An Island, you know it's a special experience that not only bears comparison with the best of Pink Floyd, but also confirms their lead guitarist and singer as an outstanding solo artist. Here he reveals a personal vision and a breadth of styles folk, jazz, orchestral and rock brought together as a unified piece through his lyrical guitar playing and instantly recognizable voice.

With orchestrations by the renowned Polish composer Zbigniew Preisner and a luminous production (assisted by Roxy Music's Phil Manzanera), virtuosity abounds On An Island Guest artists include David Crosby and Graham Nash singing harmonies, Robert Wyatt playing the cornet, Caroline Dale on cello, Alasdair Molloy on glass harmonica and Pink Floyd's Richard Wright guesting on Hammond organ.

Gilmour shares writing credits with writer Polly Samson, continuing a collaborative partnership that began with The Division Bell. The album's songs tell of shared experiences that evoke a breadth of moods, from the hauntingly beautiful title track 'On An Island' (with a guitar performance set to enter the Gilmour canon of classics) to the meditative 'The Blue' and 'A Pocketful of Stones,' as well as the heavier rock and blues numbers 'Take A Breath' and 'This Heaven.' In the spirit of intimacy, this album sees Gilmour's debut on the saxophone, as well as contributions by contemporaries from his pre-Floyd days.

On An Island is a collection of songs and instrumentals that had its genus in the critically acclaimed 2002 London Festival Hall concerts. Gilmour has stepped out of his super-group to discover he's still at his peak - and he's rightly pleased. "It's my best and most personal work," he says. "Making it with my musician friends has been a positive experience on so many levels."

Additional performers on the album include David Crosby, Graham Nash, Richard Wright, Robert Wyatt, Phil Manzanera, Jools Holland, Georgie Fame, Caroline Dale, Guy Pratt, Willie Wilson, and, from Pink Floyd's earliest incarnation, Rado 'Bob' Klose.

This is the long-anticipated third solo project from guitarist/singer/songwriter David Gilmour, who of course is best known for his historic work with Pink Floyd. We've all been waiting 22 years for another Gilmour solo effort, and On An Island will reward any fan's patience. Gilmour simply wasn't going to release anything until he'd composed another masterpiece. On An Island is a laid-back affair with six of the 10 tunes co-written by Gilmour and his wife, Polly.

Features:
• 180g Vinyl
• Import

Selections:
Side A
1. Castellorizon
2. On An Island
3. The Blue
4. Take a Breath
5. Red Sky at Night
Side B
1. This Heaven
2. Then I Close My Eyes
3. Smile
4. A Pocketful of Stones
5. Where We Start
Genre
Pop Rock
If Can Be Discounted
YES
Discontinued
NO
Inventory
.00
Construct
0
Dropship
0
Artist
David Gilmour
Title
On An Island
Composer
Additional Artists
Record Weight
180G
Record Speed
33RPM
Record Speed Record Size
12"
Multi Channel
Stereo
1
Mono
Colored
Picture Disc
1/2 Speed
DMM
Out of Print
Sell Hold/Repressing
Direct to disc
Creation Date
10-05-2015
Availability
Expected On 06-12-2020
Format
Vinyl
ISBN
Release Date
06-06-2006
ASSOC
R
Scratch & Dent
0
EXPECT_ON
2020-06-12 00:00:00.000
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