Smile (David Gilmour song)
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|Single by David Gilmour|
|from the album On an Island|
|Released||13 June 2006|
|Genre||Progressive rock, art rock|
|David Gilmour singles chronology|
The song was first performed at Gilmour's 2001 and 2002 live shows (and also on the accompanying DVD) where Gilmour introduced it as "This is a new one so if you are bootlegging, start your machines now." It was eventually recorded at his houseboat studio, the Astoria, for the 2006 album On an Island. The song is in 3/4 time.
During the three nights at the Royal Albert Hall during his On an Island Tour in 2006, empty CD wallets bearing the Smile single cover, and a CD-sticker were left on seats of audience members who would discover them on arrival, each one bearing a unique number. The idea was to download the single from iTunes, burn it to a CD-R, place the CD shaped sticker onto the burnt CD and keep it in the wallet.[original research?]
"Island Jam" was initially available via Gilmour's website before being made more widely available.
- "Smile" (David Gilmour/Polly Samson) – 4:03
- "Island Jam" (Gilmour) - 6:33
- David Gilmour - guitars, vocals, bass guitar, piano, slide guitar, percussion, Hammond organ
- Polly Samson - backing vocals
- Willie Wilson - drums
- Zbigniew Preisner - orchestration
- "David Gilmour | Artist". Official Charts. Retrieved 12 July 2012.
- Manning, Toby (2006). "Which One's Pink?". The Rough Guide to Pink Floyd (1st ed.). London: Rough Guides. p. 146. ISBN 1-84353-575-0.
- Schaffner, Nicholas (2005). "Afterword – High Hopes". Saucerful of Secrets: The Pink Floyd Odyssey (New ed.). London: Helter Skelter. p. 326. ISBN 1-905139-09-8.
- Mabbett, Andy (2010). Pink Floyd - The Music and the Mystery. London: Omnibus. ISBN 9781849383707.
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