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Cover - "On an Island" (2006) by David Gilmour. [Video just added]


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Here is the promised cover of David Gilmour's track On an Island (2006) from the album of the same name.

 

I met Martin Hale out of the blue in 2014 here on Australia's Gold Coast.  The same age, retired, both from the UK, and with the same sense of humour, we got on well (and still do).  We share many of the same musical influences but, as he has played in bands all his life, he is more ensemble rock, and I am more solitary folk.  It was the first time I've ever played with someone who can do tasty lead guitar!   The sparks led to us releasing our debut album "Prescient" in 2015 which we wrote, performed, and home-produced ... he did his tracks on Logic, I did mine on Pro Tools.  While totally self-contained in our own home studios, we helped each other scale the DAW steep learning curve.

 

For On an Island (a project instigated by Martin), I created the timeline/framework and supplied the backing (12-string, bass, organ and drums).  My guitar was recorded simultaneously on two tracks, DI and Mic, for extra sonic oomph, and the hardest task was playing in time accurately this S-L-O-O-W-WWW.   I also provided a guide-only vocal as it is at least two semitones too high for my comfort zone!  I sent Martin the components as unprocessed stems as well as MIDI files (in case he wanted to substitute instrument sounds).  He then mixed the tracks and laid on the lead guitars parts and the final vocals.

 

Again, the main benefit of doing this together was to have TWO sets of ears ... one often heard issues that the other person didn't.

 

Audio-only is here:

 

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