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David Jon Gilmour, CBE, was born on March 6, 1946 in Cambridge, England. His father was a senior lecturer in Zoology at the University of Cambridge. Although David Gilmour is best known as the guitarist, vocalist and writer with the UK band and international phenomenon Pink Floyd, he has a growing reputation for his solo work. The international success of On An Island has caused many to ... Read more in Amazon's David Gilmour Store

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  • Audio CD (September 12, 2006)
  • Original Release Date: 2006
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Sony
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (170 customer reviews)
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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. It's Deafinitely
9. I Can't Breathe Anymore

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Digitally remastered reissue of the first solo album from the Pink Floyd guitarist/vocalist, originally released in 1978. Features musical assistance from Steve Rance, Willie Wilson, Rick Wills, Mick Weaver and others. Nine tracks including 'There's No Way Out Of Here', 'Cry From The Street', 'I Can't Breathe Anymore' and more.

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It shows that he has some musical talent as well.
Ken Bailey
If you like Pink Floyd then you must try this solo album by David Gilmour.
Charles Evans
Some great songs on this album that will stay in your head for days.

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92 of 93 people found the following review helpful By D. Allen on February 26, 2007
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I've owned the original CD since it's initial release in the '80s, and I've always felt that it sounded flat and lifeless, so I ordered this remaster with hope of at least modest improvement. After fetching it from the mailbox, I popped it in my player, hit play, and I couldn't believe what I was hearing. This disc has depth, dynamics, warmth, and perfect tonal balance - all way beyond anything I had hoped for. Who remastered it? Doug Sax. He and his company, The Mastering Lab, do a lot of work for audiophile labels, and he is considered by many to be the best in the business. Apparently he was given a lot of freedom on this project, because even the volume level isn't jacked up to todays record company norms. He gave it plenty of headroom and no noticeable compression, and it sounds sweet! This is an audiophile quality disc for the price of standard admission. I wish they'd clone this guy.
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55 of 56 people found the following review helpful By Dave P in CT on October 8, 2007
Format: Audio CD
I always feel somewhat guilty buying remastered editions of CDs I already own - like I'm the ultimate surrogate whore to the record companies who have somehow tricked me into laying down my hard-earned cash for stuff that's already on the shelf at home (and don't even get me started on the whole "3-disc extended unrated directors cut limited edition" DVD thang...). What's the old P.T. Barnum saying? "There's a sucker born ev'ry minute?" Exactamundo, P.T. - but NOT with this remaster of the first David Gilmour solo LP, thank gawd! First of all, the sound on this CD is VASTLY superior to the original Columbia issue. Second of all, many of the tracks on this remaster are noticeably longer than the ones on the LP and original issue CD - some by a good 30+ seconds! What does that mean? Well, on the now-longer tracks, you get MORE blazin' Gilmour guitar solo outros - which is AWESOME because I often thought that with many of the tracks on the original edition, the fade started just when he was staring to rock out. Well, these new versions let Mr. G go OFF - full on! I'm tellin' ya: when I was listening to this CD in my car, one of the "extended fades" came on and I actually asked out loud (to no one in particular, of course), "What's up with THIS?! I've never heard THIS guitar work before!" This remaster is worth every PENNY - even if you already have the original!
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47 of 49 people found the following review helpful By Bud Sturguess on November 18, 2004
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It's now been an entire decade since Pink Floyd released a new studio album, and the likelihood of a forthcoming album or tour is getting drearier. So, once new fans have collected all of the albums of those legendary titans, and are perplexed as to where the "next Floyd album" is, they can find a silver lining in collecting the solo albums of the five past and present members. Aside from being a great place to start, David Gilmour's eponymous solo debut (along with fellow PF member Richard Wright's "Wet Dream") is significant for students of Floyd history; it captures the missing period of time between the 1977 "Animals" album and the long, tension-racked sessions for 1979's epic "The Wall." Released in 1978, Gilmour's first album is both as atmospheric and varied as "The Wall" due to his signature guitar work, and often as rough as "Animals." The opening instrumental 'Mihalis' and another interesting instrumental 'Raise My Rent' are like the instrumental demos Gilmour recorded during these sessions which would eventually become 'Comfortably Numb' and 'Run Like Hell.' But the top songs on the album present Gilmour as a strong songwriter, or in the case of the melodic 'There's No Way Out Of Here,' an interpreter. 'So Far Away' and 'I Can't Breathe Anymore' prove the guitarist is an excellent crafter of songs, and it's been speculated that 'No Way' could be Gilmour's description of Floyd's dominant presence Roger Waters, while 'Short and Sweet' (co-written with Roy Harper) is the kind of radio-friendly song that makes this album such a joy for even non-Floyd fans to listen to.
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27 of 29 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 18, 2000
Format: Audio CD
This album proves David Gilmour's mastery of the guitar and vocals. It is a far cry from Waters's solo work, which sacrifices musical quality for lyrical complexity and flashy effects. Gilmour's solo album, however, has just the right amount of subtlety and charm to be considered a serious musical album. Even though it dosn't revolve around a specific concept like 'The Wall' or 'Animals', 'David Gilmour' shows remarkable cohesiveness. This album is strongly reminiscient of 'Wish You Were Here' in the way it is put together. Every track has importance, and they're all very good. The soothing but magnetic 'Mihalis' opens the album, and 'I can't Breathe Anymore' closes the piece with a guitar power trip. The instrumentals are great, and every song shows it could stand on its own. 'David Gilmour' shows immense replay value and wonderful texture. If you think Roger Waters was the only genius of Pink Floyd, think again.
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Format: Audio CD
Let's start with the important difference here between this edition and the previous one available from Sony/Columbia. "David Gilmour" sounds terrific in this remaster with better depth and detail as well as more warmth to the original recording. Unfortunately there are no bonus tracks (no demos, etc.) included as part of the package.

Between the three solo albums that Gilmour has released this sounds the most like vintage Floyd (how it could it not with Dave's lead vocals and guitar parts). From the bluesy "There's No Way Out of Here" to "I Can't Breathe Anymore" (which found have made fine additions to any of the Floyd albums). "Raise My Rent" an instrumental has some nice characteristic playing from Gilmour. One of the best tracks though is "Short and Sweet" a rocking number written with Roy Harper.

Each of Gilmour's solo albums have had his basic sound intact but because of the years between them (1978, 1984 and 2006) each is unique. The years between allow enough difference in the songwriting, textures and arrangements to make each a unique experience.
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Who knows on release date with these remasters???
The first date I saw was on Amazon was June 26, 2006. I just signed on to order and Amazon is now showing January 01, 2010. I'd be happy with July!
Jun 26, 2006 by Robert A. Power |  See all 5 posts
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So (according to your opinion) why don't you do the "big deal"?.


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