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03-06-2006, 02:06 PM
If you subscribe to sirius they are doing a tribute to David Gilmour for his 60th Birthday 24/7 from the 6th through 12th. They are playing anything Gilmour including Floyd and his Solo career. In fact they are playing some of his new stuff. The Channel is 16 the Vault. You can register for a free trial membership for 3 days if you arent a subscriber.
When is his new CD due out?
03-06-2006, 04:06 PM
When is his new CD due out?
I think it is due out tomarrow Dmac.
Here is the track listing and a review from Amazon.
The CD is called: On An Island
2. On An Island
3. The Blue
4. Take a Breath
5. Red Sky at Night
6. This Heaven
7. Then I Close My Eyes
9. A Pocketful of Stones
10. Where We Start
David Gilmourís solo career hasnít exactly been creatively restless; this is but the third album by the Pink Floyd guitarist, and first in 18 years. But that seemingly lackadaisical career ethos hasnít prevented Gilmour from producing some of his finest work here, an album whose soaring, lyrical guitar lines will be familiar to Floyd fans, yet one also blessed by often surprising nuances and delicate musical textures. Gilmourís Division Bell collaborator Polly Samson is credited with most of the writing, helping conjure a moody, texturally rich "island" thatís as much musical as it is personally and lyrically metaphorical. "Castellorizon," the impressionistic opening instrumental collage, presages much of whatís to come in subtle ways, with Gilmourís emotionally-charged guitar lines climbing into realms usually staked out by contemporary Jeff Beck.
Gilmourís choice of collaborators is equally compelling, from the evocative orchestrations of Polish classical modernist Zbigniew Preisner and expected contributions from Floyd (Richard Wright and proto-Pink mate Rado "Bob" Klose) to a host of guest turns that span both decades and styles: Georgie Fame, Phil Manzanera, Jools Holland, Caroline Dale and Robert Wyatt. The title track is graced by the stately harmonies of David Crosby and Graham Nash while the instrumental "Then I Close My Eyes" spins a hypnotic, bayou-meets-boho ethos where Daleís gentle cello lines meet the melancholy cornet flourishes of Wyatt to challenge the very notions of genre itself. "This Heaven" finds Gilmour in unexpected R&B territory, weaving playful riffs with Ď60s London scenester Fameís Hammond organ and finding its lyrical spirituality in simple, personal intimacy, a subtext that wafts through the upbeat airiness of "The Blue" to the spare "Smile," spinning a surprisingly romantic elegy that comes satisfyingly full circle on the closing "Where We Start." No man may be an island, but Gilmour has nonetheless crafted a rewarding artistic oasis on this, his finest and most gently personal album. -- Jerry McCulley
03-10-2006, 11:34 AM
Daaang! I had no idea he was that friggin' old!
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