Offered for sale is an original 1978 Japanese white label promotional pressing of David Gilmour, the first solo album by Pink Floyd singer/guitarist David Gilmour, including the original obi.
About this copy: This copy of David Gilmour is a 1978 pressing on the white/orange CBS/Sony label.
The cover is VG, with slight general wear and moderate edge and corner wear. The obi is VG+ with slight wear on the front.
The lyric insert is M-.
The white label promo disc is VG++ with a couple of faint sleeve scuffs, but no significant marks. It’s a clean disc that has had very little play.
A nice copy of a terrific LP and the only white label promo copy we’ve ever had for sale.
Background: Released in 1978, David Gilmour was the first solo album by Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour.
The album reached #17 on the UK charts and #29 on the U.S. charts.
By the time of David Gilmour’s solo debut, he had not only established himself several times over as an underrated, powerful guitarist in Pink Floyd, but as a remarkably emotional singer, his soothing approach perfectly suited to such songs as “Wish You Were Here.” The self-titled album, recorded with journeyman bassist Rick Wills and Sutherland Brothers drummer Willie Wilson, later to be part of the touring Floyd lineup for its Wall dates, isn’t a deathless collection of music in comparison to Gilmour’s group heights, but is a reasonably pleasant listen nonetheless. …Numbers of note include “Cry From the Street,” with its fully rocked-out conclusion, the sweetly sad “So Far Away,” one of his best vocal showcases, and the concluding “I Can’t Breathe Anymore,” capturing the recurrent Pink Floyd theme of isolation quite well. While one would be hard-pressed to hum a memorable melody outside of “There’s No Way Out of Here,” it’s still a good enough experience for those who enjoy his work.
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