UK LP pressing on heavy weight vinyl. Includes a bonus fold out poster.
On An Island is the third David Gilmour solo album and his first studio recording since Pink Floyd’s 1994 multi-platinum ‘The Division Bell’. 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 by his lyrical guitar playing and instantly recognisable voice. 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.’ EMI. 2006.
|On An Island||6:47|
|Take A Breath||5:45|
|Red Sky At Night||2:51|
|Then I Close My Eyes||5:27|
|A Pocketful Of Stones||6:17|
|Where We Start||6:45|