The onstage reunion of the band members of legendary British group Pink Floyd eventually years Dwell 8 live performance sparked rumours of the band probably reforming to document a brand new album.
Sadly that wasn’t to be, however guitarist David Gilmour offers these holding out hope a glimpse of what might have been on his new solo album On An Island.
It has solely been 22 years since his final solo launch however like his one time protege Kate Bush, who’s personal current new album had loyal followers ready over 12 years, it has been effectively definitely worth the wait.
The album which mixes jazz, people and Gilmour’s hovering rock guitar, has been described as very Pink Floydian.
The opening observe Castellorizon is harking back to Indicators of Life from 1987’s A Momentary Lapse of Motive whereas the title observe, On An Island, sparks immediate comparisons to Shine on You Loopy Diamond from 1975’s Want You Had been Right here with the atmospheric instrumental constructing across the haunting lyric.
Crimson Sky At Night time, one other hovering instrumental might sit comfortably towards different Gilmour favorites like The Nice Gig In The Sky from the legendary 1973 album Darkish Aspect of the Moon, whereas Take A Breath evokes recollections of Studying to Fly from Momentary Lapse of Motive.
Visitor appearances embrace Jools Holland, David Crosby and Graham Nash, ex-Floyd members Richard Wright and Man Pratt, and Phil Manzanera from Roxy Music co-producing.
A lot of the album was recorded in Gilmour’s non-public studio aboard his houseboat named Astoria and co-written along with his spouse, Polly Samson.
Gilmour mave have mellowed considerably since his final solo launch About Face in 1984 which featured tracks like Homicide and All Lover’s are Deranged. In spite of everything On An Island was launched within the U.Okay. on the identical day as his sixtieth birthday.
However his definitive guitar type and soothingly haunting lyrics nonetheless recall the basic Pink Floyd components, making this new launch effectively price a pay attention.