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Is David Gilmour the “real” sound of Pink Floyd?

If, like me, you’re something of a Pink Floyd fan then no doubt you’ve already struck gold by listening to David Gilmour’s solo album from 2006 “On An Island” from which this track is taken…I guess if you haven’t then you’re in for a treat. 

“Castellorizon” is the opening track from that album and should give a strong feel for what’s to come. It’s an eerie blend of strings and guitar impros overlaid with sound effects and incorporates mood swings which conclude with that oh so recognisable wailing guitar that features on classics like “Shine On You Crazy Diamonds.” In other words, if you heard this without being told who it was, how long would it take to shout out “Pink Floyd!”?

Which brings me back to the original question…is Gilmour the “real” sound of Floyd?

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About the Curator: Richard Parsons

Richard Parsons - Musicto Curator

I grew up listening to music from the late 60’s onwards. Pirate pop radio; swapping LP’s with friends; exploring genres; daydreaming over the latest woofer and tweeter.

In reality I spent thirty years imparting imperfect knowledge of English literature and drama to young minds in school. Regrets? No. I loved teaching; loved the interaction with the pupils, and made lifelong friends as a result. And what better way to keep up to date with music? I always played stuff in my lessons, and as a result, I’d be bombarded with suggestions from my flock! “Sir! Have you heard…?