David Gilmour - Self Titled Album David Gilmour

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5 - Best
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13%
4
18
35%
3
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38%
2
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6%
1- Worst
4
8%
 
Total votes: 52

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Re: David Gilmour - Self Titled Album David Gilmour

Post by Steph22 » Tue Sep 08, 2009 9:09 pm

Dosen't do much for me except for Short and Sweet.

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Re: David Gilmour - Self Titled Album David Gilmour

Post by dearboy » Thu Sep 10, 2009 8:05 pm

"Cry From The Street" is my fave. I love that scorching guitar tone. I've always wondered why, to my knowledge, he never played it live. (Maybe because it's not in one of his usual keys...)

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Re: David Gilmour - Self Titled Album David Gilmour

Post by Steph22 » Mon Sep 28, 2009 3:42 am

Steph22 wrote:Dosen't do much for me except for Short and Sweet.

Ok I take it back, this is a pretty good album. I was looking for something different to listen to the other night so I put this on. Now I have listened to it three times in two days. :)

Cry from the Street and the rockin' instrumental Deafinitley are my favorites. Mihalis is good chill background music. I still like Short and Sweet too.

Not a classic album, but one I will be definitley listening to more from now on.

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Re: David Gilmour - Self Titled Album David Gilmour

Post by Keith Jordan » Wed Oct 28, 2009 10:07 pm

I was just listening to the band Rise and was thinking that David Gilmour's self-titled album is very shoe-gazer!

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Re: David Gilmour - Self Titled Album David Gilmour

Post by oldperfume » Fri Oct 30, 2009 6:00 pm

Damn good album.Holds up well after all these years. Short & Sweet is a personal fave, great guitar work on this album.

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Re: David Gilmour - Self Titled Album David Gilmour

Post by 30yrsydfan » Tue Nov 03, 2009 5:51 pm

it kicks the crap out of anything waters did solo!

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Re: David Gilmour - Self Titled Album David Gilmour

Post by Bumr50 » Wed Dec 30, 2009 2:05 pm

30yrsydfan wrote:it kicks the crap out of anything waters did solo!
While David at least seems to be exploring music, Roger's material tends to be stuck in adolescent angst, as though he's not matured.
And as I'm generally at odds with Rogers over-the-top and sweepingly generalized anti-any-government themes, I find this Gilmour album to be the most listenable.
I should note that 'Smile" was used briliantly in my wedding DVD (produced by Palace Resorts Aventura Spa Palace), and so I now have a soft spot in my heart for OAI. While the song wasn't used during the ceremony, on the DVD they used it as background for a slide show of pictures of us while dating and travelling before we were married.

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Re: David Gilmour - Self Titled Album David Gilmour

Post by Enish » Fri Aug 05, 2011 8:47 pm

I really like this one. It's much more subdued than About Face, but not in a lounging sort of way like On an Island. It features some nice instrumentals and "There's No Way Out of Here" always manages to worm its way into my brain and never leave. Rated it a 3, but really gets a 3.5/5 from me.

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Re: David Gilmour - Self Titled Album David Gilmour

Post by J Ed » Thu Aug 25, 2011 11:20 pm

following AHM my next Floydian purchase:
I had a cassette dub of Gilmours 1st solo album for ages, then purchased my own copy on vinyl sometime after completing their core catalog as I'd longsince decided this album was essential
more essential in my opinion than the 2 1/2 soundtracks, which it took me decades to add to the Archives

Daves 1st solo makes for a nice soundtrack to a doobowski
even if the songs are a bit halfformed they are all sweeping and eerie and completely relaxed
almost the opposite to his next solo album, where he was blatantly trying way too hard to be relevent, he doesnt even seem to care here and is saying exactly what he wants to say

stoopidly I missed his 84 tour that featured a lot of this material
I was dissapointed he didnt play any of this on the 87 Floyd tour, as I would have thought showcasing his own songs would have added credibility to his claim to be the legitimate leader of the band ... plus I just wanted to hear them more than Dogs of War or even some of the more predictable vintageFloyd stuff
and he never played it on his 2006 tour either, I dont think he's played any of it since

there was a live-in-studio film of him and his band performing maybe 5 of these songs in 78, done as a promotional thang but I have no idea where it was ever seen prior to circulating as a bootleg ... there was no mtv back then, Don Kirschners Rock Concert maybe?
if I can find YouTube footage from that I'll link to it here, as its pretty cool

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Re: David Gilmour - Self Titled Album David Gilmour

Post by drafsack » Fri Aug 26, 2011 5:54 am

This album has to be the best solo work DG did. My stand out track is Raise my Rent and as J Ed says it's not forced and there are no disco mixes either.

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Re: David Gilmour - Self Titled Album David Gilmour

Post by Morty » Sun Nov 16, 2014 12:15 pm

This is okay. Some good songs, but all in all a little flat. You can listen to it, but it does not stick out. So I rate this a strong 3.