Guitarist David Gilmour just celebrated his 65th birthday on March 6th.
I’ve recently re-listened to his solo albums, my favorite is his self-titled solo album David Gilmour, released in 1978. Probably the best track is “There’s No Way Out Of Here,” but they’re all good.
I’m also liking his 2006 solo album On An Island more and more. I just love the layers of different sounds that he mixes together on some of the songs, like “Castellorizon” and “Then I Close My Eyes.” Gilmour has some great guest artists on the title track “On An Island;” David Crosby and Graham Nash on vocals, plus Pink Floyd bandmate Richard Wright on Hammond organ.
Least expected was the Metallic Spheres album released by The Orb last year, featuring David Gilmour on guitar and lap steel guitar, plus some of his vocals from his charity song Chicago. Alex Paterson contributed sounds, keyboards and turntables, with Youth on bass and keyboards, and Youth also produced the album. See our post on the album here.
The most exciting event last year was the collaboration between David Gilmour and Roger Waters for the Hoping Foundation’s fundraising charity concerts. Gilmour’s website has video from last summer’s concerts, with proceeds going to HopingFoundation.org
Monday, March 7th, 2011
Written by: Mike Withrow
Posted in Classic Rock