David Gilmour

A key element to <a href="http://ultimateclassicrock.com/tags/pink-floyd/">Pink Floyd</a>'s sound, both as a vocalist and instrumentalist, David Gilmour hasn't been a regular presence as a solo artist. Still, his occasional albums have tended to focus on the band's more accessible side, and always showcase his distinctive guitar voicings -- ensuring that they will resonate with fans. He has collaborated over the years with <a href="http://ultimateclassicrock.com/tags/paul-mccartney/">Paul McCartney</a>, <a href="http://ultimateclassicrock.com/tags/pete-townshend/">Pete Townshend</a>, <a href="http://ultimateclassicrock.com/tags/david-crosby/">David Crosby</a> and <a href="http://ultimateclassicrock.com/tags/graham-nash/">Graham Nash</a>, while producing the Dream Academy and his former bandmate <a href="http://ultimateclassicrock.com/tags/syd-barrett/">Syd Barrett</a>, among others. Along the way, Gilmour's solo work has informed, and echoed, his career with Pink Floyd. The guitarist demoed a song for his 1978 self-titled debut that became Floyd's '<a href="http://ultimateclassicrock.com/pink-floyd-comfortably-numb-top-100-classic-rock-songs/">Comfortably Numb</a>,' and also collaborated on that album with Roy Harper -- who sang 'Have a Cigar' on 1975's 'Wish You Were Here.' Gilmour's follow up 'About Face' was co-produced by Bob Ezrin, after he served in the same capacity for '<a href="http://ultimateclassicrock.com/pink-floyd-the-wall-immersion-edition-album-review/">The Wall</a>' sessions. 'On an Island' featured Rick Wright and Bob Klose, who'd both worked with Pink Floyd, as well.

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