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David Gilmour Audio CD
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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 (12 Sep 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered, Import
  • Label: Sony
  • ASIN: B000ELJBAK
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 409,219 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Mihalis
2. There's No Way Out Of Here
3. Cry From The Street
4. So Far Away
5. Short and Sweet
6. Raise My Rent
7. No Way
8. Deafinitely
9. I Can't Breathe Anymore

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34 of 34 people found the following review helpful
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Format:Audio CD
This, the first solo work by the Pink Floyd guitarist, did not fare as well as the later, and more commercial offering "About Face", but is arguably better in terms of guitar work, singing (I always preferred his soulful style to the more nasal and harsh Roger Waters) and sheer musicianship. OK, it has an unoriginal title, and the cover photo is very naff, but please don't be put off- this is Gilmour at his finest.
It is clear that by 1978, when this album was released, Gilmour must have been becoming increasingly frustrated by Roger Waters' insidious taking over of Pink Floyd and lack of any new Floyd material (Waters was just starting to write 1979's monumental yet self-obsessive masterwork "The Wall") so that we have here an outbursting of creative talent which Gilmour had been unable to express within the confines of the band (with "Dogs" an honourable exception on the previous years "Animals" album). What is outstanding about his first album is the sheer breadth of styles covered, from melodic instrumentals, to blues, ballads and out-and-out rockers, and we see here the beginnings of the style which came to characterise post-Waters Pink Floyd (see "A Momentary Lapse of Reason" and "The Division Bell"). Stand-out cuts include the opening instrumental "Mihalis", the excellent "There's no way out of here" (a reference to being increasingly stifled within Pink Floyd?) and best of all "Cry From the Street".
Dave's continued friendship with the folk-rock genius Roy Harper is seen in the track "Short and Sweet" which was penned by Harper and later reappeared on his album "The Unknown Soldier". Harper remains the only non-member of Pink Floyd to sing on a Pink Floyd album ("Have a Cigar" on the magnificent 1975 masterpiece "Wish You were Here").
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I like it more now .... than then 21 Aug 2006
Format:Audio CD
When this was first released I have to admit that I was disappointed and quite disliked it. I also thought that "About Face" and "A Momentary Lapse of Reason" fell well below the standards you would expect from David Gilmour. However, revisiting this 20 odd years on, I now cannot understand why I didn't like it. It's a little on the bluesy side of rock and relatively under produced - that may have been why I didn't like it - but now I think this really is a very good release and of course the remastering gives it a sonic quality way above that of my old vinyl copy. The overall sound and feel of this is not too far remmoved from "On An Island" For some reason I still don't like "About Face" though!
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
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Recorded between Animals and The Wall this album sounds nothing like either. There are no solos to compare with Comfortably Numb, there are no harsh, biting, scaving lyrics. O.K., I know Waters was the main lyricist but once he left Gilmour still maintained a strong leaning towards bleakness. Even with his wife co-writing part of The Division Bell the feelings were gloomy. However, what this album achieves for me to be able to claim it a masterpiece is its sheer charm. It is my favourite guitarist being laid back and reflective. Sure I love Gilmour's axe attacks but there aren't any Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Part 6)s here. Shame as this is the greatest piece of sound ever recorded. Instead of a Floyd album we are left with something that beats Supertramp, Fleetwood Mac, Gerry Rafferty (except City To City which is my No.1 soft rock lp).
So, to sum up, imagine the melodies of Floyd's Obscured By Clouds, the voice of Gilmour on Comfortaby Numb and the ambience of the sort that Brian Eno delivers on U2 albums, blend them all together and what do you get? Yes that's right, David Gilmour by David Gilmour. (If you what to rock out more try Gilmour's About Face, a harder edged album).
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4.0 out of 5 stars Gilmour’s quiet solo-experiment from 1978... 20 Mar 2004
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Whilst Roger Waters was still reeling from the angst and aggression of the Animals tour - as well as preparing for that legendary rock monster the Wall - David Gilmour packed up some selected friends and family members and booked himself into a quiet French studio to tinker around with some things. The result of that tinkering would be one of the most pleasant creations any Floyd member could ever create. The fact that this hardly gets a mention these days is a sad fact, with music critics to busy proclaiming whiny twenty-something bands like Franz Ferdinand and the Libertines to be the epitome of musical genius - didn’t they learn their lesson from crap like the Music... (where are they now?) - as opposed to giving up any column inches to rediscovering little gems like this.
Here, Gilmour has none of the pretensions of his wayward band mate Waters, who’s eventual solo records would carry on the concept, high production benchmark set on records like Dark Side of the Moon and Wish You Were Here, instead his goal is to ape the sound of the blues guitarists he so admirers... So there’s bits of Muddy Waters, bits of John Lee Hooker, Junior Wells, even some early 70’s Eric Clapton, though it’s all tied together by the trademark Gilmour idiosyncrasies that we all know and love. There are echoes (no pun!) of the Pink Floyd sound, particularly the combined guitar/harmonica harmonium from Animals that reappears a number of times here, whilst listening to Gilmour’s gruff, rock-star vocals, can’t help but bring to mind classic Floyd moments like Fat Old Sun, Time and Shine On You Crazy Diamond.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars David Gilmour
I like the album but it is not as good as his album 'live in Gdansk' as that album is absolutely fantastic with 2 CD's and a DVD. Brilliant.
Published 2 months ago by Lesley
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent solo album
This is an excellent solo album from Pink Floyd's David Gilmore & despite its age, it still delivers today which should come as no surprise. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Mr. James A. Long
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent albumn. Of its time
Excellent albumn. Music of its time
Great songs - excellent guitar playing - Truly, David is the voice & sound of Pink Floyd.
Published 2 months ago by Graeme Stewart
5.0 out of 5 stars without floyd
nice offering from david gilmour post pink floyd some nice songs in there surprised he managed to write anything at all considering the fallout from the less than amicable breakup... Read more
Published 3 months ago by tiddleypips
5.0 out of 5 stars onlyme
I think this is a really good album I would recommend it to anyone , I know it takes a few hearings to get into all of it but it is worth it I think mind you it has had thirty five... Read more
Published 4 months ago by a guy
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome first solo album
In my opinion, this is the best solo album by Dave Gilmour. I owned this on vinyl many years ago when it was first released. To this day it still remains a classic album..! *****
Published 8 months ago by Terry Hollingsworth
5.0 out of 5 stars I love it.
A lot of Pink Floyd influences from their earlier career.
This album shows the idea for the musical direction where Pink Floyd should have gone before making The Wall album.
Published 8 months ago by Robert Rudelic
5.0 out of 5 stars David Gilmour !
The great David Gilmour,on his first solo album.i would recommend this CD to any Pink Floyd fan if they ain't already got the CD.
Published 9 months ago by Michael Couling - M,R Couling
5.0 out of 5 stars i love it
not very often a solo cd is good after hearing the band for so many years but this is excellent and will be treasured
Published 12 months ago by stephen taylor
4.0 out of 5 stars ΑΓΑΠΗΜΕΝΟΣ ΚΑΛΛΙΤΕΧΝΗΣ
Αγαπημένος καλλιτέχνης, ο David Gilmour στον πρώτο προσωπικό του δίσκο, χωρίς το super group των pink floyd, έχει 3-4 πολύ καλές συνθέσεις, αλλά είναι και το κλίμα, είναι αυτή η... Read more
Published 12 months ago by VASILIS LAMPRIDIS
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