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David Gilmour: And This Is Me...

Phil Sutcliffe, MOJO, April 2006

STRINGS SHIMMER, a bowed double-bass growls, a saxophone sighs. Heads bowed before the sound desk, David Gilmour and his two engineers listen. Again and again and again. 'Red Sky At Night', a short instrumental from his just completed solo album, On An Island, is his recording debut on sax and the bloke who does the mastering reckons there's something off about it. Not Gilmour, perish the thought, it's the orchestra that's flat, he says. They run it again...

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