On an Island (song)

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"On an Island"
Single by David Gilmour
from the album On an Island
B-side "On an Island (edit)"
Released 15 February 2006 (2006-02-15)
Genre Progressive rock, art rock
Length 6:47 (Album version)
4:42 (Single version)
Label EMI (UK)
Columbia Records (U.S.)
Songwriter(s) David Gilmour
Polly Samson
Producer(s) David Gilmour
Phil Manzanera
Chris Thomas
David Gilmour singles chronology
"String Module Error: Match not found"
"On an Island"
"Love on
the Air"
"On an Island"
On an Island track listing

"On an Island" is the second song and title track from David Gilmour's third solo album, On an Island. It segues from the previous track, "Castellorizon", and is very placid in nature. It was released as a preview of the album some weeks prior to the album's official release. The song is both based on a night Gilmour spent on the Greek island of Kastelorizo, as well as being about remembering and honouring those who have died. It, like the entirety of the album of the same name, was performed live during Gilmour's 2006 tour and appears on the official tour DVD/BD Remember That Night (2007) and the live album/DVD Live in Gdańsk (2008).

Track list[edit]

  1. "On an Island" – 6:47 (Gilmour/Polly Samson)
  2. "On an Island" (radio edit) – 4:42 (Gilmour/Samson)