10 Songs, 51 Minutes


Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
196 Ratings

196 Ratings

dsg23 ,


People who have heard David Gilmour's guitar playing know that David Gilmour is above the rest of the crowd. He isn't a good guitar player for the same reasons as most. He isn't breakneck fast, he doesn't employ many fancy techniques. He uses his guitar as a paintbrush, and creates a beautiful landscape, his quiet voice and cryptic lyrics only adding to it. This album is Gilmour at his absolute best.

pretentious indie fan ,


When I bought this album I knew I was taking a risk because some musicians solo careers are, well not to great. But man when I started listening to this album, it was amazing! It has awesome guitar solos, features Crosby, Stills, and Nash and even has some orchestra in it. Its a great album to lay back and relax to, and great to listen to after a long day of work while you're stuck in traffic. If you don't have enough money, buy on an island.

djsmed ,

David does it again... Put's me on an island every listen!

I absolutely love this music. It is pleasantly visual music. I could not take this one out of my listening rotation for months after I got it. David plays memorable and melodic solos throughout the entire album. His voice and the harmony vocals with Rick Wright sound like Floyd's Meddle. For me, it puts me in the same mood as "Fat Old Sun" or "Obscured by Clouds". You can hear the musical influence Dave had on Floyd all over this album. There are no strong, unsettling political views here as with most of Roger Water's recent material. Don't get me wrong, I am a big Floyd and RW fan. Roger is amazing as a lyricist with Floyd and as a solo artist. But where Roger tends to “make you think”, this album from David Gilmour tends to put the mind at rest conjuring thoughts of moonlit nights, calming woodland scenes and a bit of melancholy “Shine On” style instrumental work that act as glue to link it all together. In my opinion, it achieves exactly what the title says. It takes you away to an island. Simply beautiful!

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