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David Gilmour - first two album remasters - out now Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Monday, 14 August 2006
We reported previously that the promised reissues of David Gilmour's highly regarded first two solo albums, were on their way. They finally hit the stores yesterday, in Europe (via EMI), and are due to arrive today, in the US, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand (via SonyBMG).

David Gilmour solo album cover
David Gilmour solo album cover
Many of you have commented over the last five months or so, that you wished David had played material from these albums on his recent solo tour, and for those of you yet to discover these gems, now's the ideal time!

For those of you who haven't heard one/both of these, you are in for a treat. The first album has a bluesy feel, a contrast to David's work on the then recently released Animals album, whilst the second brings a more contemporary feel, a precursor to later period Floyd albums (A Momentary Lapse Of Reason and The Division Bell).

David's website notes that "David Gilmour (1978) has been remastered by Doug Sax and Sangwook Nam at The Mastering Lab, California, from the original analogue master tape. About Face (1984) had some tape edits on its original master, so audio legend James Guthrie transferred it to a high-quality digital master and created a new edit-free master, while ensuring the highest sonic quality."

We understand that the packaging is identical to the original releases, but with some additional pictures of David from the time of release, within the pages of the CD booklets. Also, contrary to very early reports about these titles, there are NO additional tracks.

UPDATE: We've had a number of emails from people in the US and Canada, all reporting that there is no sign of the CDs in stores. We've also had a couple of people who work in stores/distribution companies who also report that they haven't arrived. The situation in the UK is different - we've had reports that the new versions ARE now on sale. More on this soon...


David Gilmour (first solo album, released 1978)

  1. Mihalis
  2. There's No Way Out Of Here
  3. Cry From The Street
  4. So Far Away
  5. Short And Sweet
  6. Raise My Rent
  7. No Way
  8. It's Deafinitely
  9. I Can't Breathe Anymore
About Face (second solo album, released 1984)
  1. Until We Sleep
  2. Murder
  3. Love on the Air
  4. Blue Light
  5. Out of the Blue
  6. All Lovers Are Deranged
  7. You Know I'm Right
  8. Cruise
  9. Let's Get Metaphysical
  10. Near the End
The albums can be ordered through the following special links at Amazon: Any item bought through these links at Amazon (not just Floyd items) helps with the running costs of the site, and we really appreciate it.
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