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5.0 out of 5 stars A Revelation
"David Gilmour" was the first solo album by a Pink Floyd band member that quite clearly and powerfully revealed what that individual's contribution to the band actually was. Waters had his "The Body" much earlier but it was really a side-project that didn't quite give one much insight into what his input into the band really was. "David Gilmour" is just that, a...
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WOULD RECOMMEND THIS CD. THE DELIVERY WAS ON TIME. THE PRICE WAS WHAT WAS ADVERTISED. THE MUSIC & THE PRODUCTION WAS NOT LIKE FLOYD THOUGH..
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Revelation, Sept. 8 2009
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Richard S. Warner "Saraswati-Son" (Toronto, Canada) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: David Gilmour (Audio CD)
"David Gilmour" was the first solo album by a Pink Floyd band member that quite clearly and powerfully revealed what that individual's contribution to the band actually was. Waters had his "The Body" much earlier but it was really a side-project that didn't quite give one much insight into what his input into the band really was. "David Gilmour" is just that, a revelation.

Back when it first came out it was striking, that revelation, and you realized that a HUGE part of what was known and loved as Pink Floyd came from it's main vocalist and guitarist. This was Gilmour's very first step on the road to his massive success, both artistically and commercially, that eventually reached it's full flower with his "Live in Gdansk" Release.

It was a long haul over a few decades and this first effort did little to burnish Gilmour's name into the public consciousness. It took his battle to retain the Pink Floyd name after Waters' departure and the success of post-Waters Floyd to finally achieve that name recognition.

All that as history now, a listen to this album is still, 30 years later, a revelation. It's all there, everything the taciturn genius is capable of - great melodic development, rich, tasteful, distinctive guitar work, impeccable arrangements and ... that voice, that silky, honey toned voice that's capable of growling with grit as well.

Right from the start, "David Gilmour" has got you hooked and it stays that way right until the last massive chords of "I Can't Breathe Anymore" fade out at the end of it all. As good as Gilmour has become, and the man is an undisputed master, this album still contains some of his best work. I don't think there's been too many solo efforts from artists from famous bands that have worked as well, and stood the test of time, as David Gilmour's first solo album.

If you like, or love, Pink Floyd and have wondered if this album is worth it's price ... allay that fear immediately. Indispensible for anyone who loves Pink Floyd and richly rewarding to anyone who likes to listen to really damn fine music.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Novmacar, April 28 2011
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Classic Gilmour, I don't know how I missed this one when it came out. If you like David Gilmour you will like this album.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Gilmour, April 24 2011
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E. Janzen "Erv" (Abbotsford B.C.) - See all my reviews
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David Gilmour has forever been one of my favorite guitar players.
The songs on this release are relatively simple, but all contain that distinctive David Gilmour guitar tone that is uniquely his. You can definitely hear some lead guitar riffs that would resurface later on future Pink Floyd albums. (Animals and the Wall).
His voice is also familiar as one of the voices of Pink Floyd, the other being Roger Waters. Gilmour's voice has a soothing quality that always gave Pink Floyd that unique touch.
For some reason I missed this album when it was released in 1978, but "discovered" it just recently.
What a treat! It's a must have for any Pink Floyd/David Gilmour fan.
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3.0 out of 5 stars MUSIC, June 18 2013
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WOULD RECOMMEND THIS CD. THE DELIVERY WAS ON TIME. THE PRICE WAS WHAT WAS ADVERTISED. THE MUSIC & THE PRODUCTION WAS NOT LIKE FLOYD THOUGH..
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5.0 out of 5 stars PURE MAGIC.....even still, June 6 2010
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D. Jarrett (Ontario Canada) - See all my reviews
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After all these years, these songs still blow me away. This is pure Gilmour - no one can play like he does - smooth, sure, but oh so powerful. The voice, music and lyrics move you to your core. David Gilmour was clearly the heart of Pink Floyd, and Rick Wright the soul, may he rest in peace. This is a must have for any Floyd fan. And if you weren't around or old enough in the seventy's, take a chance and listen to this, listen to the master of the strings.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best Glimour (or "Floyd Solo") Album, July 21 2006
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Murray Moman (Winnipeg, MB, CAN) - See all my reviews
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This is by far Gilmour's "truest" Pink Floyd-like solo album. His least commercial but his best sound by far. Every track is tight and he's backed by great bass & drums. Not a concept album like many Floyd efforts but certainly laid-back rock and roll. Subsequent solo albums might be slicker but are not nearly as pleasing to Floyd fans.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very Pleasant ablum to say the least, June 24 2006
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Curtis Oneil (Ottawa, ON CA) - See all my reviews
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I bought this album on a limb and was very surprised with it's structure and flow. Lyrically average but that's not why anybody would buy this album. A definite must have for any Floyd fan.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best Pink Floyd solo effort, June 20 2004
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Terrence J Reardon "Classic rock guru" (Lake Worth, Florida, USA) - See all my reviews
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Pink Floyd guitarist and vocalist David Gilmour released his self-titled solo debut in June of 1978. The album was recorded during down time in Pink Floyd's history. While David was making his solo album, bass player/vocalist Roger Waters created demos for The Wall and Pros and Cons while drummer Nick Mason was producing The Damned and Steve Hillage and keyboardist Rick Wright was making a solo album of his own Wet Dream. David's album was recorded in late 1977/early 1978 in Superbear Studios in France with David producing and handling guitars, vocals and keyboards. Also joining him were Roxy Music/future Foreigner bassist Rick Wills and Quiver drummer Willie Wilson, whom both had played with David in the power trio Bullet in 1967. This album kicks off with the great instrumental Mihalis which is a great guitar workout for Dave. The next song is There's No Way Out Of Here which is a laid back classic delivered with the minimum of fuss and overdubbing; Gilmour's voice rarely rising above a breath. This track was originally recorded by the band Unicorn as No Way Out of Here and this song was the single off the album doing well on rock radio in the US in 1978. Cry From the Street is a great number with some great playing. So Far Away is a nice ballad which has Dave singing calmly throughout. Short and Sweet kicks off the second half and was co-written by Dave with Roy Harper and is a great song. Raise My Rent is the second instrumental with more fretwork from Dave on the Fender Strat and the riff was inadvertently resurrected in 1994 on Pink Floyd's The Division Bell on What Do You Want From Me. The bluesy No Way follows and has a great Dave vocal and superb lap steel guitar work. It's Deafinitely follows and has superb guitar work from Dave. The album closes with the atmospheric I Can't Breathe Anymore which sounds like it could have appeared on a Floyd album. The album was a modest success as it peaked at #29 in the US and went Gold. The album has held up well over the years and is Highly Recommended!
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5.0 out of 5 stars a superb addition to your growing pink floyd catalogue, June 9 2004
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Jonathan Schwartz "music guru" (arcata, ca) - See all my reviews
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this album captures david gilmour at his peak musically, right after animals. i'd describe the music as bluesy 70's rock n roll, but it has the floyd flavor. it's probably my favorite david gilmour album (including a momentary lapse of reason and the division bell) and it's definately my favorite floyd solo album.
buy this album.
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5.0 out of 5 stars SUPERB GILMOUR CD, May 16 2004
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THIS WAS AN ABSOLUELY DELIGHTFUL SOLO DEBUT CD FROM THE LEGENDARY DAVID GILMOUR FEATURING GREAT SONGS THERE IS NO WAY OUT OF HERE AND RAISE MY RENT.VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
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