New David Gilmour Album – On An Island

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David Gilmour and wife Polly Sampson

David Gilmour and wife Polly Sampson

Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour has more than one reason to celebrate on his 60th birthday next year – March 6th 2006 sees the long-awaited release of his new solo album “On An Island”.

Released on EMI Records, the album is the first solo release from David since 1984’s “About Face”. Following the release of “On An Island”, David will embark on a European and American tour during the months of March, April and May 2006 – and we should have details of these dates soon.

“On An Island” is produced by David, along with Chris Thomas and Phil Manzanera. Orchestrations are by the renowned composer Zbigniew Preisner and were recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London.

The title track teams Gilmour with David Crosby and Graham Nash – three of the greatest voices in contemporary music. Richard Wright, Robert Wyatt, Jools Holland, and Guy Pratt also feature on the album.

Tour Dates So Far

* 11th March – CCH, Hamburg
* 15th March – Grand Rex, Paris
* 16th March – Olympia, Paris
* 24th/25th March – Teatro degli Arcimboldi, Milan

Source: [ Brain Damage ]