David Gilmour – David Gilmour – Our Shootout Winner from 2013

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David Gilmour – David Gilmour

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A distinguished member of the Better Records Rock and Pop Hall of Fame.

Side one here was about as good as they get, earning a grade between A++ and A+++. The sound is big, rich, and open. The bass is killer — tight with real weight — and the drums have lots of punch. The average copy doesn’t give you silky, extended highs like this one does — that’s for sure!

Side two is also excellent, rating A+ to A++. It shares many of the qualities that made side one so good, but could open up a bit more. Still, it’s a nice step up from most copies out there.

TRACK LISTING

Side One

Mihalis
There’s No Way Out of Here 
Cry from the Street 
So Far Away

Side Two

Short and Sweet
Raise My Rent 
No Way 
It’s Deafinitely 
I Can’t Breathe Anymore

AMG  Review

By the time of Gilmour’s solo debut, he had not only established himself several times over as an underrated, powerful guitarist in Pink Floyd, but as a remarkably emotional singer, his soothing approach perfectly suited to such songs as “Wish You Were Here.” The self-titled album, recorded with journeyman bassist Rick Wills and Sutherland Brothers drummer Willie Wilson, later to be part of the touring Floyd lineup for its Wall dates, isn’t a deathless collection of music in comparison to Gilmour’s group heights, but is a reasonably pleasant listen nonetheless.