About Face (Remastered) David Gilmour

Album Info

Album Veröffentlichung:
2006

HRA-Veröffentlichung:
21.10.2021

Label: Parlophone UK

Genre: Rock

Subgenre: Modern Rock

Interpret: David Gilmour

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  • 1Until We Sleep (2006 Remaster)05:17
  • 2Murder (2006 Remaster)04:59
  • 3Love on the Air (2006 Remaster)04:20
  • 4Blue Light (2006 Remaster)04:36
  • 5Out of the Blue (2006 Remaster)03:40
  • 6All Lovers Are Deranged (2006 Remaster)03:15
  • 7You Know I'm Right (2006 Remaster)05:06
  • 8Cruise (2006 Remaster)04:40
  • 9Let's Get Metaphysical (2006 Remaster)04:09
  • 10Near the End (2006 Remaster)05:43
  • Total Runtime45:45

Info zu About Face (Remastered)

David Gilmour's second solo album entitled About Face was released in March of 1984 in both the US and UK. The album reached #32 in the US and was certified Gold by the RIAA. The album was co-produced by Bob Ezrin and David Gilmour. All songs, except as noted were penned by Gilmour himself. Two songs were co-written by The Who's Pete Townshend.

After Pink Floyd's "The Final Cut" (1983), which was a Roger Waters solo album in all but name, guitarist David Gilmour ventured forth on his own. At the time, the future of the group Pink Floyd seemed doubtful. After at least two albums of turmoil, Waters had left the group to go on to "The Pros and Cons of Hitchhiking," a concept he had as far back as 1978, when he presented rough demos to Floyd, along with demos of "The Wall." (Floyd chose the latter as its follow-up to 1977's "Animals.")

"David Gilmour released his second solo venture in 1984, following the apparent dissolution of Pink Floyd. He had released a record on his own in 1978, but About Face is much more accessible. Gilmour has a stellar band backing him, including Jeff Porcaro (drums), Pino Palladino (bass), and Anne Dudley (synthesizer). The songs on About Face show a pop sensibility that Pink Floyd rarely was concerned with achieving. Although the album didn't attract the attention of a Floyd release, several cuts did manage to get airplay. "Until We Sleep" is rife with shimmering synthesizers and cavernous drums, and "Blue Light" was a minor pop hit, with Gilmour's trademark delay-drenched guitar giving way to a driving, horn-laced rocker. Pete Townshend wrote two of the tracks: "Love on the Air" and the propulsive "All Lovers Are Deranged." Of course, there's more than enough of Gilmour's fluid guitar playing to satisfy, including the gorgeous "Murder," a gentle acoustic track that explodes with some fiery organ by Steve Winwood and concludes with a fierce coda. About Face is well-honed rock album that is riveting from beginning to end." (Tom Demalon, AMG)

David Gilmour, vocals, guitars, co-producer
Bob Ezrin, keyboards, orchestral arrangements, co-producer
Ian Kewley, Hammond organ, piano
Steve Winwood, piano (3), Hammond (4)
Jon Lord, synthesiser
Anne Dudley, synthesiser
Steve Rance, Fairlight CMI programming
The Kick Horns:
Roddy Lorimer, trumpet
Barbara Snow, trumpet
Tim Sanders, saxophone
Simon Clarke, saxophone, flute
The National Philharmonic Orchestra
Michael Kamen, orchestral arrangements
Pino Palladino, bass
Jeff Porcaro, drums, percussion
Luís Jardim, percussion
Ray Cooper, percussion
Vicki Brown, backing vocals
Sam Brown, backing vocals
Mickey Feat, backing vocals
Roy Harper, backing vocals

Produced by Bob Ezrin & David Gilmour

Digitally remastered




David Gilmour
is guitarist, vocalist and writer with Pink Floyd, but is also renowned for his solo work: his highly acclaimed 2006 platinum album On An Island was Number 1 in the UK and achieved Top Tens in many countries. In September 2014, Pink Floyd released The Endless River and David confirmed that it would be the band's final album: it topped the charts in over 20 countries. His fourth solo album Rattle That Lock will be released worldwide on Friday 18th September 2015, with the first single, also titled Rattle That Lock, available digitally now. Pre-order details are on the front page of davidgilmour.com.

David Gilmour and Roger 'Syd' Barrett met as children in Cambridge, UK, and later began playing guitar together. In 1965 Syd joined Roger Waters, Richard Wright, and Nick Mason to form Pink Floyd, while David continued playing with a succession of his own bands. In 1968 David was asked to augment the Pink Floyd line up as the singer and guitarist, only for Syd to leave the group five gigs later. David's guitar playing, singing and song writing became major factors of Pink Floyd's worldwide success, including his distinctive vocals and guitar playing on The Dark Side Of The Moon, the third most successful album of all time.

In 1978, David released his first solo album, David Gilmour, which charted in the UK and the US. His second solo album, About Face, was released in 1984, again hitting the Top 20 in the UK.

David assumed control of Pink Floyd in 1985, after Roger Waters' departure, creating the new Floyd album A Momentary Lapse Of Reason with Richard Wright and Nick Mason. It was followed in 1994 by The Division Bell, which contained the instrumental Marooned, composed by David and Richard Wright, for which Pink Floyd won their sole Grammy Award. Both albums charted at Number 1 on both sides of the Atlantic and were supported by sell-out world tours. Live album and video, P.U.L.S.E., followed in 1995.

In 1996, Pink Floyd were inducted into the US Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, followed by the same honour in the UK in November 2005. In 2002, following a concert for Robert Wyatt's Meltdown Festival, three semi-acoustic concerts were performed by David Gilmour and friends at London's Royal Festival Hall, released on DVD as David Gilmour In Concert.

David is one of the all-time guitar greats, with an instinctive and distinctive sound; he was voted 'Best Fender Guitar Player Ever' in a poll in Guitarist magazine, beating such greats as Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton. In 2005, David was made a CBE for services to music. In July 2005, Pink Floyd reunited with Roger Waters for a one-off performance at Live 8 in London's Hyde Park, which was regarded by many as the highlight of an astonishing show.

On 6th March 2006, David released his third solo album, On An Island, which entered the UK Charts at Number 1, subsequently hitting the top position in the pan-European Charts, as well as hitting multi-Platinum around the world. On An Island was accompanied by tour dates in the US and Europe, including a one-off performance in the historic dockyards of Gdańsk, Poland, with a 40-piece orchestra. David's live show at London's Royal Albert Hall was filmed by director David Mallet and released in 2007 as a DVD, entitled Remember That Night – Live At The Royal Albert Hall, which topped the charts upon release.

In May 2008, David was awarded an 'Ivor' for Lifetime Achievement by the British Association of Composers and Songwriters. In September 2008, Fender Guitars made available their David Gilmour Signature Black Strat model, in 'Relic' and 'New Old Stock' models, a month which also saw the release of Live In Gdańsk, David's live album from the outdoor show there.

In 2009, David was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Arts from East Anglia's Ruskin University of Cambridge and Chelmsford for his outstanding contribution to music as a writer, performer and innovator. In 2010, David gave a performance with Roger Waters in aid of the HOPING Foundation charity in Oxfordshire, UK. Following that appearance, David appeared at one of Roger Waters' stagings of 'The Wall' at the O2 Arena, London, on 12th May 2011.

In 2010, an album entitled Metallic Spheres, by The Orb featuring David Gilmour, was released to help the cause of UK alleged computer hacker Gary McKinnon, who was then fighting extradition to the US, subsequently winning his battle. The album entered the UK charts at Number 12.

In September 2014 Pink Floyd released The Endless River, and David confirmed that it would be the band's final album: it topped the charts in over 20 countries. David then returned to working on his forthcoming album Rattle That Lock, released worldwide on Friday 18th September 2015, with the first single, also titled Rattle That Lock, available digitally now. Live dates around the release of the album include sold-out shows in Croatia, Italy, France, and the UK, in September and October 2015. Additionally, North American dates have been confirmed for March and April 2016, with stops in Los Angeles, Toronto, Chicago, and New York. Details are: March 24, 2016 – Los Angeles, Hollywood Bowl; March 31, 2016 – Toronto, Air Canada Centre; April 8, 2016 – Chicago, United Center; April 11, 2016 – New York, Madison Square Garden. See the Live Dates page for all details.

Rattle That Lock once again features novelist Polly Samson as primary lyricist, although David has also written lyrics for two songs himself. Longstanding collaborator Phil Manzanera of Roxy Music co-produced the album with David. The striking cover was art directed by Dave Stansbie from The Creative Corporation under the creative directorship of Aubrey Powell from Hipgnosis. The title track begins with the four notes, created by Michaël Boumendil, which precede announcements at French SNCF railway stations which David recorded on his phone at Aix-en-Provence station. Polly's lyrics were inspired by Book II of John Milton's 'Paradise Lost', which is also featured in her recent acclaimed novel, 'The Kindness'. The single also features The Liberty Choir, as well as singers Mica Paris and Louise Marshall.

The Rattle That Lock album will be available in a CD edition with clothbound, foil-blocked cover, including a 22-page booklet, but also on heavyweight vinyl, digital download and a deluxe box edition, which includes four 'Barn Jam' films, four non-album audio tracks, four documentaries, and two promo clips. Available in CD+DVD or CD+Blu-ray versions, the deluxe edition also includes two hardback books, a double-sided poster, a postcard in a dedicated envelope and a David Gilmour plectrum.

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