Animals, guitarist David Gilmour stepped away to release his first solo album in 1978.
The self-titled effort is a bluesy straight-up prog-rock album without all the sound effects & cold disant emotions of the Floyd of that time. In fact it's more of a melancholy album, filled with notions of loneliness, exhaustion and questions of one's own worth. He's never been the imaginative one in Floyd and that lack of sticks out like a sore thumb here. There's nothing really too special on the table but Gilmour's ear for beauty and his soothing voice is what carries the whole record which is something Waters' solo efforts are missing.
3 Joker's Wild reunions out of 5
Songs Of Note: Cry From The Street; Short And Sweet