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David Gilmour’s third album ‘On An Island’ is due to be released worldwide on March 6th, 2006.

Produced by David, with Phil Manzanera and Chris Thomas, the album features orchestrations by renowned Polish composer Zbigniew Preisner.

David’s unique vocal and instrumental talents are to the fore, but ‘On An Island’ also features many very special guests: David Crosby and Graham Nash sing harmonies, Robert Wyatt plays cornet and percussion, Caroline Dale contributes on cello, Guy Pratt on bass and Alasdair Molloy on glass harmonica. Pink Floyd’s Richard Wright guests on Hammond organ and vocals.

Of the album’s ten tracks, all music is written by David Gilmour, with lyrics by writer Polly Samson, (they collaborated on lyrics on two songs), while three tracks are purely instrumental, with David’s expressive guitar to the fore. ‘On An Island’ sees David’s full range of instrumental ability, including his performances on piano, bass guitar, percussion, bass harmonica, Hammond organ and his recording debut on the saxophone. Other contributors include Jools Holland, Phil Manzanera, Georgie Fame, Andy Newmark, B. J. Cole, Chris Stainton, Willie Wilson and Rado ‘Bob’ Klose on guitar.

David has commented “It’s my best and most personal work. Making it with my musician friends has been a positive experience on so many levels.”

 

Press Release

ON AN ISLAND
The new album from David Gilmour
Release date: 6 March 2006
EMI Records

On An Island is the third David Gilmour album and his first studio recording since Pink Floyd??s 1994 multi-platinum The Division Bell. From the first moments of the sound collage that begins On An Island, you know it’s a special experience that not only bears comparison with the best of Pink Floyd, but also confirms their lead guitarist and singer as an outstanding solo artist. Here he reveals a personal vision and a breadth of styles – folk, jazz, orchestral and rock – brought together as a unified piece by his lyrical guitar playing and instantly recognisable voice.

With orchestrations by the renowned Polish composer Zbigniew Preisner and a luminous production (assisted by Roxy Music’s Phil Manzanera), there is virtuosity a plenty. Crosby and Nash sing harmonies, Robert Wyatt plays the
cornet, Caroline Dale the cello and Alasdair Molloy the glass harmonica. Pink Floyd’s Richard Wright guests on Hammond organ, while Gilmour sweeps and soars with his often soul-piercing guitar and vocals. Yet the album never
becomes grandiose. At its heart, it remains a reflective piece, not least because of the lyrics.

Although Gilmour takes some writing credits, most go to writer Polly Samson, continuing a collaborative partnership that began with The Division Bell. The songs tell of shared experiences that evoke a breadth of moods, from the
hauntingly beautiful title track On An Island (with a guitar performance set to enter the Gilmour canon of classics) to the meditative The Blue and A Pocketful of Stones, as well as the heavier rock and blues numbers Take A Breath and This Heaven. In the spirit of intimacy, this album sees Gilmour’s debut on the saxophone, as well as contributions by contemporaries from his pre-Floyd days.

On An Island is a collection of songs and instrumentals that had its genus in the critically acclaimed 2002 London Festival Hall concerts. Gilmour has stepped out of his super-group to discover he’s still at his peak – and he’s rightly pleased. It’s my best and most personal work, he says. “Making it with my musician friends has been a positive experience on so many levels.” And touring it this spring can only take him to a new high.

The ten tracks on the album, which has been produced by David Gilmour, Phil Manzanera and Chris Thomas, are:

Castellorizon
On An Island
The Blue
Take a Breath
Red Sky at Night
This Heaven
Then I Close My Eyes
Smile
A Pocketful of Stones
Where We Start

Additional performers on the album include David Crosby, Graham Nash, Richard Wright, Robert Wyatt, Phil Manzanera, Jools Holland, Georgie Fame, Caroline
Dale, Guy Pratt, Willie Wilson, and, from Pink Floyd’s earliest incarnation, Rado “Bob” Klose.

The ON AN ISLAND tour starts in Europe in March, goes to USA in April and returns to the UK at the end of May, with concerts in Manchester, Glasgow and London.

 

Album Credits

 

Castellorizon
(Gilmour)
David – guitar

On An Island
(Gilmour/GilmourSamson)
David – vocals, guitars, electric piano, percussion
David Crosby – vocals
Graham Nash – vocals
Richard Wright – Hammond organ
Rado Klose – guitar
Guy Pratt – bass
Andy Newmark – drums

The Blue
(Gilmour/Samson)
David – vocals, guitars, bass, percussion, piano
Richard Wright – vocals
Andy Newmark – drums
Jools Holland – piano
Chris Stainton – Hammond organ
Rado Klose – guitar
Polly Samson – piano

Take A Breath
(Gilmour/Samson)
David – vocals, guitars
Guy Pratt – bass
Ged Lynch – drums
Phil Manzanera – keyboard
Leszek Mozdzer – piano
Caroline Dale – cello

Red Sky At Night
(Gilmour)
David – guitars, saxophone
Caroline Dale – cello
Chris Laurence – double bass
Ilan Eshkeri – programming

This Heaven
(Gilmour/GilmourSamson)
David – guitars, vocals, bass
Georgie Fame – Hammond organ
Phil Manzanera – keyboards
Andy Newmark – drums
Drum samples courtesy of Adam Topol and Jack Johnson

Then I Close My Eyes
(Gilmour)
David – guitars, bass harmonica, cumbus
B J Cole – Weissenborn guitar
Phil Manzanera – piano
Robert Wyatt – cornet, voice, percussion
Andy Newmark – percussion
Caroline Dale – cello
Alasdair Malloy – glass harmonica

Smile
(Gilmour/Samson)
David – guitars, vocals, percussion, Hammond organ, bass
Willie Wilson – drums
Polly Samson – vocals

A Pocketful Of Stones
(Gilmour/Samson)
David – guitars, vocals, Hammond organ, piano, bass, percussion
Leszek Mozdzer – piano
Lucy Wakeford – harp
Alasdair Malloy – glass harmonica
Chris Laurence – double bass
Chris Thomas – keyboard
Ilan Eshkeri – programming

Where We Start
(Gilmour)
David – guitars, vocals, bass, percussion, Hammond organ
Andy Newmark – drums

Orchestral arrangements:
Conducted by Robert Ziegler
Orchestra recorded at Abbey Road Studios by Simon Rhodes
Orchestral Leader David Juritz
Strings contracted by Hilary Skewes, Buick Production Ltd

Produced by David Gilmour, Phil Manzanera and Chris Thomas

Recorded by Andy Jackson and David Gilmour
Assisted by Damon Iddins, Devin Workman and Jamie Johnson Technical support by Phil Taylor

Recorded at Astoria, Abbey Road, British Grove, Gallery Studio and at home

 

Tour Dates

March 10, 2006: GERMANY – DORTMUND

KONZERTHAUS
Brückstrasse 21
44135 Dortmund
Tel: (+49) (0)231 22 69 60

National ticket website/hotline:
www.eventim.de
(+49) (0)1805 570 000 (Euros 0.12/Min).
Tickets also available from local outlets.

March 11, 2006: GERMANY – HAMBURG

CONGRESS CENTRUM HAMBURG
Tiergartenstrasse 2
20355 Hamburg
Tel: (+49) (0)40 35 690

National ticket website/hotline:
www.eventim.de
(+49) (0)1805 570 000 (Euros 0.12/Min).
Tickets also available from local outlets.

March 15, 2006: FRANCE – PARIS

LE GRAND REX
1, Boulevard Poissonnière 75002 PARIS

Ticket sales (not at venue):
(In France only) 0892 78 2000 (Euros 0.34 per minute).
www.gdp.fr

March 16, 2006: FRANCE – PARIS

L’OLYMPIA
28, Boulevard des Capucines 75009 PARIS
Box office tel: (In France only) 0892 68 33 68 (Euros 0.34 per minute).

Ticket sales (not at venue):
(In France only) 0892 78 2000 (Euros 0.34 per minute).
www.gdp.fr

March 18, 2006: GERMANY – FRANKFURT

ALTE OPER
Opernplatz
60313 Frankfurt
Tel. (+49) (0)69 13 400

National ticket website/hotline:
www.eventim.de
(+49) (0)1805 570 000 (Euros 0.12 per minute).
Tickets also available from local outlets.

March 19 & 20, 2006: THE NETHERLANDS – AMSTERDAM

SOLD OUT

THE HEINEKEN MUSIC HALL
Arena boulevard 590
1101 DS Amsterdam

Tickets available at Ticket Service Postoffices, GWK offices and the VVV’s.
In Holland only: tickets can be ordered by phone 0900 3001250.
Outside Holland: tickets can only be reserved through the Ticket Service website: www.ticketservice.nl
Payment: VISA or MasterCard.
Internet sales are possible until 2 days prior to the event.

March 24 & 25, 2006: ITALY – MILAN

TEATRO ARCIMBOLDI
Viale Dell’Innovazione, 1
20126 Milano

In Italy only: tickets can be ordered by phone 899500022.
Outside Italy: tickets must be bought online from www.ticketone.it

March 26, 2006: ITALY – ROME

AUDITORIUM PARCO DELLA MUSICA
(Sala Santa Cecilia)
Viale Pietro De Coubertin, 30
00196 Roma

In Italy only: tickets can be ordered by phone 0039 06 802411
Outside Italy: tickets must be bought online from www.auditorium.com

May 26, 2006: UK – MANCHESTER

THE BRIDGEWATER HALL
Lower Mosley Street
Manchester
M2 3WS

0161 907 9000
0161 832 1111
www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk
www.ticketline.co.uk

Tickets on sale Friday 13 January 2006:
Ticket prices: £50.00 and £40.00

May 27, 2006: UK – GLASGOW

CLYDE AUDITORIUM
SECC
Glasgow
G3 8YW

0870 040 4000
0141 222 2211
www.secctickets.com
www.ticketline.co.uk

Tickets on sale Friday 13 January 2006:
Ticket prices: £50.00 and £40.00

May 29 & 30, 2006: UK – LONDON

SOLD OUT

THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL
Kensington Gore
London SW7 2AP

Box Offices:
Royal Albert Hall (+44) (0)20 7589 8212 www.royalalberthall.com
SEE (+44) (0)871 230 0333 www.seetickets.com

May 31, 2006: UK – LONDON

THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL
Kensington Gore
London SW7 2AP

Box Offices:
Royal Albert Hall (+44) (0)20 7589 8212 www.royalalberthall.com
SEE (+44) (0)871 230 0333 www.seetickets.com

Live dates: USA & Canada

Ticket presales online go live in each city at 10:AM local time, Tuesday 20 December 2005.

April 4, 2006: USA – NEW YORK

RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL
1260 Avenue of the Americas
NY, NY 10020
Tel: 212-247-4777

National ticket website:
www.ticketmaster.com/artist/769001/
Local Ticketmaster phone number: 212-307-1000

April 5, 2006: USA – NEW YORK

RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL
1260 Avenue of the Americas
NY, NY 10020
Tel: 212-247-4777

National ticket website:
www.ticketmaster.com/artist/769001/
Local Ticketmaster phone number: 212-307-1000

April 9, 2006: CANADA – TORONTO

MASSEY HALL
178 Victoria Street
Toronto, Ontario
Tel: 416-872-4255

National ticket website:
www.ticketmaster.com/artist/769001/
Local Ticketmaster phone number: 416-870-8000

April 10, 2006: CANADA – TORONTO

MASSEY HALL
178 Victoria Street
Toronto, Ontario
Tel: 416-872-4255

National ticket website:
www.ticketmaster.com/artist/769001/
Local Ticketmaster phone number: 416-870-8000

April 12, 2006: USA – CHICAGO

ROSEMONT THEATRE
5400 N. River Road
Rosemont, IL 60018
Tel: 847-671-5100

National ticket website:
www.ticketmaster.com/artist/769001/
Local Ticketmaster phone number: 312-559-1212

April 13, 2006: USA – CHICAGO

ROSEMONT THEATRE
5400 N. River Road
Rosemont, IL 60018
Tel: 847-671-5100

National ticket website:
www.ticketmaster.com/artist/769001/
Local Ticketmaster phone number: 312-559-1212

April 16, 2006: USA – SAN FRANCISCO

OAKLAND PARAMOUNT THEATRE
2025 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612
Tel: 510-893-2300

National ticket website:
www.ticketmaster.com/artist/769001/
Local Ticketmaster phone number: 510-444-8497

April 17, 2006: USA – SAN FRANCISCO

OAKLAND PARAMOUNT THEATRE
2025 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612
Tel: 510-893-2300

National ticket website:
www.ticketmaster.com/artist/769001/
Local Ticketmaster phone number: 510-444-8497

April 19, 2006: USA – LOS ANGELES

KODAK THEATRE
6801 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, CA 90028
Tel: 323-308-6300

National ticket website:
www.ticketmaster.com/artist/769001/
Local Ticketmaster phone number: 213-480-3232

April 20, 2006: USA – LOS ANGELES

GIBSON AMPHITHEATRE
100 Universal City Plaza #5454
Universal City, CA 91608
Tel: 818-622-4440

National ticket website:
www.ticketmaster.com/artist/769001/
Local Ticketmaster phone number: 213-480-8700

Source: [ David Gilmour ]

 

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