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David Jon Gilmour, CBE (born 6 March 1946) is an English rock musician, best known as the lead guitarist, one of the lead singers and one of the main songwriters in the progressive rock band Pink Floyd. In addition to his work with Pink Floyd, Gilmour has worked as a producer for a variety of artists, and has enjoyed a successful career as a solo artist. Gilmour has been actively involved with ... Read more in Amazon's David Gilmour Store

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  • Audio CD (14 Aug. 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: EMI
  • ASIN: B000GFLEWW
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Simon T. on 12 Sept. 2008
Format: Audio CD
David Gilmour's second solo effort from 1984 see's him deliberately getting away from the distinctive, timeless sound of Pink Floyd. In doing so, About Face today sounds very much 'of its time' - drenched in mid-eighties synth, drums and an awful 'Phil Collins-esque' horn section.

Thats not so say there aren't redeeming factors here. Gilmour's solo's - when allowed to break through the horrid 80's gloss - are great, and there are some decent songs (Murder, Out Of The Blue, Near The End) but there is a lot that is instantly forgettable.

If you want Gilmour on top solo form get his 2006 'On An Island' album, or check out his amazing live DVD's.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By The Truth Seeker on 29 Mar. 2015
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[9]..After the recording of 'The Final Cut' released in March 1983, it seemed obvious to them that they would never record together again.....At the time David Gilmour said "there are three of us in what is laughingly called the Pink Floyd, & none of us have any plans at the moment to work together on any project"......The three being Roger, David & Nick......

Roger went off & did his first solo album, 'The Pros & Cons of Hitch hiking' & David did THIS album, 'About Face'.....his second solo album, it was released in March 1984 one year after 'The Final Cut' & on his 38th Birthday....It was co-produced by himself & Bob Ezrin, with engineer, Andrew Jackson, Michael Kamen orchestration & mixed by James Guthrie........

'About face' is mainly Blues/Rock based,..With American Jeff Porcaro on drums, who is best known for his work with Toto & Steely Dan. ....& The bassist, Welshman Pino Palladino, who is best known for his work with the 'John Mayer Trio' & playing with high profile bands like; Tears for fears, Peter Townshend, Peter Gabriel, Joan Armatrading, Phil Collins, Don Henley & many more....

...Although Ian Kewly did the bulk of the hammond & piano parts...Other Musicians on this album include the likes of; Jon Lord, Deep Purple's Keyboardist,.. Stevie Winwood, who plays keyboard on 'Blue Light' & 'Love on the air'.... 'Love on the air' was co-written by David Gilmour's long time friend Peter Townshend, along with, 'All Lovers are deranged'.....
David Gilmour commented on 'About Face', in 2006, saying "Looking back on it, it has some great moments, but the whole flavour of it is a bit too 80's for my current tastes".......... I agree that it has a flavour of the 80's.......But even so, It's definitely worth a listen, it's musically very good.....
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Phil Murray on 5 April 2014
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As with another reviewer, I'm a big fan of David Gilmour and particularly liked his first album released in 1978 which I purchased on vinyl then CD some years ago. The eponymously titled album from 1978 had several stripped down standout tracks such as Mihalis, There's No Way Out of Here, So Far Away, No Way, It's Definitely and I Can't Breathe Anymore. This album from 1984 has only one in my opinion which is Murder and even this track sounds much better live than on the album. I can't think of another standout track. The production is slick but generally bland with no "wow factor". This is surprising considering the talent involved including Steve Winwood, Bob Ezrin, Jon Lord, Sam Browne, Roy Harper and Michael Kamen among others. Perhaps there is TOO much talent involved - whereas Gilmour's first solo album stands the test of time with a simplicity not generally found in Pink Floyd's music, About Face suffers from typical 80s over-blown production and sounds extremely dated. Two stars for this album and four for the debut.
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43 of 50 people found the following review helpful By Alan Sturgess on 23 Nov. 2006
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If you hanker for a solo Gilmour album that still has the influence of Pink Floyd as well as plenty of his own distinctive individuality, then look no further. It's all here in this, his second solo recording from several years back - great melodies; electric and acoustic playing; richness and loneliness. None of the chanting style of singing that bedevils 'Island'. This is pure vintage Gilmour - the album that everyone hoped he would surpass with his third solo effort, but didn't.

I've played 'Island' several times - but I wore out the original vinyl of this record and the re-mastered CD has rarely been out of my top 10 favourites.

Quite simply - if you love Gilmour's style of playing, you will love this. It's everything that Island isn't but should have been.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Mr RGL Williams on 22 July 2002
Format: Audio CD
After the great Floyd schism that followed the (in my view) dreadful "The Final Cut", David Gilmour produced this, his second solo album, and showed all those who'd ever doubted it (not me!) that Roger Waters may have got the plaudits, but he was just as crucial to the mighty Floyd.
With an impressive band behing him (including Bad Company's Mick Ralphs on Guitar and legendary session man Pino Palladino on bass), About Face showed Gilmour at his musical best. Not the most pyrotechnic of singers, his voice suits the material so well, and the guitar work is stunning, with simple but clever solos liberally scattered throughout.
Stand out tracks for me are the opener "Until We Sleep", with the its driving bass line; "Murder" - a bit eerie this one; "Let's Get Meta-physical" where DG meets the London Philharmonic and blows the speakers, along with the mind; the Album closer "Near The End" is beautiful, atmospheric and completely unsuitable for anyone suffering from Depression!
Chuck in the Funky "Blue Light"; add a dash of Pete Townsend guesting on "All Lovers Are Deranged", light the blue touch paper and retire to have your mind blown!
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