1. (00:05:17) David Gilmour - Until We Sleep
2. (00:04:59) David Gilmour - Murder
3. (00:04:19) David Gilmour - Love On The Air
4. (00:04:36) David Gilmour - Blue Light
5. (00:03:36) David Gilmour - Out Of The Blue
6. (00:03:15) David Gilmour - All Lovers Are Deranged
7. (00:05:06) David Gilmour - You Know I'm Right
8. (00:04:40) David Gilmour - Cruise
9. (00:04:10) David Gilmour - Let's Get Metaphysical
10. (00:05:37) David Gilmour - Near The End
Playing Time.........: 01:13:20
Total Size...........: 268.14 MB
NFO generated on.....: 9/7/2008 12:25:27 AM
About Face is the second solo album by the Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour,
released in March 1984. The album was co-produced by Bob Ezrin and David
Gilmour. Two songs were co-written by Gilmour (music) and The Who's Pete
Townshend (lyrics), the rest by Gilmour himself. In May of the same year,
fellow Floyd counterpart Roger Waters released his first official solo album
The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking.
The album was recorded in France with engineer Andrew Jackson at a time
when Pink Floyd's future was uncertain. The album was mixed by James
Guthrie at Mayfair Studios in London.
Some of the musicians helping Gilmour out were Jeff Porcaro, Pino Palladino,
Deep Purple keyboardist Jon Lord, Roy Harper, Michael Kamen (who also
worked on Waters' album The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking), Sam Brown and
Gilmour on the In the Studio with Redbeard episode spotlighting his 2006 solo
effort On an Island commented on About Face saying, "Looking back on it, it
has some great moments on there but the whole flavour of it is too '80s for
my current tastes."
The album featured the disco-style single "Blue Light" (later remixed by
François Kevorkian and which was often voted as worst Floyd solo song
according to the Floyd fanzine The Amazing Pudding) and another single,
"Love on the Air". "All Lovers Are Deranged" and "Murder" were released as
singles for North American rock radio and hit numbers 10 and 11 respectively
on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Charts.
The album reached #21 in the UK and #32 in the U.S. and was certified Gold
by the RIAA.
About Face was re-released by EMI Records in Europe as a digitally
remastered CD on August 14, 2006. Legacy Recordings/Columbia Records
released the remastered CD in the US and Canada on September 12, 2006.
Another piece of music written for the album was not used by Gilmour.
He asked Roy Harper and, separately, Pete Townshend, to supply lyrics, but
felt that those provided were not messages that he could relate to. Harper
subsequently used the tune, with his lyrics, as "Hope", on his 1985 album
with Jimmy Page, Whatever Happened to Jugula?. Townshend used it with
his as "White City Fighting", which has a markedly faster tempo, on his 1985
album White City: A Novel.