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This Is Where We Begin

This Is Where We Are
David Gilmour
This Is Where We Begin
On An Island
The Blue
Take A Breath
Red Sky At Night
This Heaven
Then I Close My Eyes
A Pocketful of Stones
Where We Start
Live From An Island
Videos From An Island
This Is Where We Go

On An Island

"a laid-back, utterly elegant English record"
-Thom Jurek reviewing On An Island (AMG)

On An Island 2006
EMI 3556952 2006


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
BJ ColeWeissenborn 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 by Zbigniew Preisner.
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.

1. Castellorizon
2. On An Island
3. The Blue
4. Take A Breath
5.  Red Sky At Night
6. This Heaven
7. Then I Close My Eyes
8. Smile
9. A Pocketful of Stones
10. Where We Start

On An Island [click for larger image]

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.

On An Island [click for larger image]

related internet links

David Gilmour's recording studio

simple but very effective

the Wikipedia entry

some lovely shots of the creation
of this incredible album

Lucy Wakeford and David Gilmour [click for larger]

"On An Island is a positive, affirming work. There's nothing dramatic to set the pulse quickening, but with a title like On An Island such moodswings could scarcely be contemplated. Instead, this is the sound of a man enjoying life who has nothing to prove and no-one to answer to. As David Gilmour is well on the way to being declared a national treasure, it rings true."

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