David Gilmour Guitar UK

On 6 March 2006, Gilmour’s 60th birthday, he released his third solo album, On an Island.  It debuted at number 1 in the UK charts, and reached the top five in Germany and Sweden. Robert Wyatt on cornet and percussion, and Richard Wright on Hammond organ and vocals. Other contributors include Jools Holland, Georgie Fame, Andy Newmark, B. J. Cole, Chris Stainton, Willie Wilson, Rado ‘Bob’ Klose on guitar and Leszek Możdżer on piano.  The album also features Gilmour’s debut with the saxophone.  Gilmour toured Europe, US and Canada from 10 March to 31 May 2006 to promote On an Island.  The album earned Gilmour his first US top-ten as a solo artist, reaching number six in Billboard 200. Produced by Gilmour along with Phil Manzanera and Chris Thomas, the album features orchestrations by renowned Polish composer Zbigniew Preisner,  and lyrics principally written by Polly Samson. The album features David Crosby and Graham Nash performing background vocals on the title track.

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