David Gilmour - On An Island

Limited Edition 180 Gram Vinyl Reissue with Poster

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On an Island is the third solo album by British musician David Gilmour, released in March 2006 via EMI Records and Columbia Records.

It was his first solo album in twenty two years since 1984's About Face and twelve years since 1994's Pink Floyd album The Division Bell.

The album features Robert Wyatt, Jools Holland, Georgie Fame, David Crosby, Graham Nash, late Pink Floyd keyboardist Richard Wright, early Pink Floyd member Bob Klose and Pink Floyd session and touring musician Guy Pratt.

Chris Thomas and Roxy Music's Phil Manzanera assisted with production. The lyrics were principally written by Gilmour's wife, Polly Samson.

Much of the album was recorded in Gilmour's private studio aboard his houseboat Astoria.  Other sections were recorded at David's farm in Sussex and Mark Knopfler's British Grove Studios

Orchestrations on the album were arranged by noted Polish film composer Zbigniew Preisner and conducted by Robert Ziegler. The orchestra was recorded at Abbey Road Studios by Simon Rhodes.

The album also produced two singles; the title track On an Island (which peaked at #27 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart) and Smile (peaking at #72 on the UK Singles Chart).

Promo Single edits of Take a Breath and This Heaven were issued to coincide with the US leg of the tour, while "Smile" was the second single in the UK.

On an Island entered the UK charts at #1, giving Gilmour his first ever chart-topping album outside of Pink Floyd. It reached #1 on the European Chart, and #2 in Canada, Portugal and Iceland. It has also provided Gilmour with his first US Top 10 album, reaching #6. The album has sold over 1,000,000 copies worldwide.

This LP Record is a Reissue on 180 Gram Vinyl housed in a Gatefold Sleeve with Inner Sleeve and Poster, pressed in Europe.

(0094635569513)

Tracklisting:

A1

Castellorizon

 

A2

On An island

 

A3

The Blue

 

A4

Take A Breath

 

A5

Red Sky At Night

 

B1

This Heaven

 

B2

Then I Close My Eyes

 

B3

Smile

 

B4     

A Pocketful Of Stones             

         

B5

Where We Start

SKU 0094635569513
Record Label Parlophone Records
Label / Model # Warner
Catalogue Number 0946 3 55695 1 5
Country EU - Europe
Release Date (Year) 09 October 2015
Original Release Date (Year) 06 March 2006
Barcode # 0094635569513
Shipping Weight 0.4700kg
Shipping Width 0.008m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000789000m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition Reissue on 180 Gram Vinyl, Gatefold Sleeve, Inner Sleeve, Poster
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Progressive Rock
Genre Rock
Format VINYL LP

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