About face (album di David Gilmour del 1984)

ABOUT FACE è il secondo album di David Gilmour uscito nel 1984, prodotto dallo stesso coadiuvato da Bob Ezrin e composto da 10 canzoni.

La prima è Until we sleep, con chitarre ad effetto e solida ritmica. Segue Murder, traccia bucolica con una notevole seconda parte strumentale. Love on the air è un pezzo radiofonico con una linea vocale d’impatto immediato. La latineggiante Blue light crea un’atmosfera festosa. Out of this blue lancia echi tragici filtrati da un motivo coinvolgente. All lovers are deranged è un impeccabile formato canzone di tre minuti. You know l’m right apre con una leggera e accattivante chitarra che poi cede il passo a quella elettrica: il brano sfocia poi in un epico passaggio musicale che ritorna successivamente. Cruise possiede un’andatura dolce e rilassante su una melodia radiofonica. Poi ecco un allegro passaggio che strizza l’occhio al reggae, Let’s get metaphysical, che esalta le capacità compositive e di chitarrista d’assolo di Gilmour. Chiude Near the end, canzone che evoca nostalgia, col suo avvolgente calore.

Sette anni dopo il debutto con il suo album omonimo, Dave concede il bis con un disco aperto a momenti musicali d’impatto e virtuosismo, alternati ad altri distensivi e d’atmosfera, rendendo felice tutti coloro che nella musica cercano una compagna inseparabile. Ospiti dell’album tre fuoriclasse quali Jon Lord, Pete Townshend e Roy Harper.

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