I had a lunch appointment today, and I arrived about ten minutes early. As I was preparing to get out of the car, the DJ on the radio station I had tuned in started talking about a new solo album by Pink Floyd lead guitarist David Gilmour. His first solo album came out in 1978, and a few months later I was just beginning my stint as a college radio DJ. Until The Wall came out in late 1979 it was the freshest Floyd-like material available and I remember playing songs from it quite frequently, particularly There's No Way Out Of Here. The new disc, On An Island won't be released until March 7th, but it's already in Amazon's Top 100 (currently 92). It features vocal harmonies by David Crosby and Graham Nash, and contributions by Richard Wright, Jools Holland, and various others.
They played one track on the radio, but I didn't catch the name. With time to kill, I sat in my car listenting -- but time to kill had nothing to do with it. I was transfixed. It had all the texture of classic Floyd with the welcome addition of Crosby Nash vocals. The result was something of a cross between an Alan Parsons Project sound and Pink Floyd. with Gilmour's distinctive guitar style combined with the full texture of a Parsons Project production. If the rest of the album is on a par with the track I heard, it will be a real must-have for any Pink Floyd fan's collection.
1. Ray "The Lion King" Bilyk02/13/2006 10:55:57 AM
Thanks for the heads-up! I can't wait!!!