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Instrumental by David Gilmour
from the album On an Island
Released6 March 2006 (2006-03-06)
GenreProgressive rock
Songwriter(s)David Gilmour
On an Island track listing
10 tracks
  1. "Castellorizon"
  2. "On an Island"
  3. "The Blue"
  4. "Take a Breath"
  5. "Red Sky at Night"
  6. "This Heaven"
  7. "Then I Close My Eyes"
  8. "Smile"
  9. "A Pocketful of Stones"
  10. "Where We Start"

"Castellorizon" is the opening track on David Gilmour's third solo album, On an Island.[1][2] It is an instrumental guitar solo, which starts off with an overture of various sounds from other tracks of the album before the guitar is introduced. The song is based on a night Gilmour spent on the Greek island of Kastellorizo. It segues into "On an Island", the title track. The song received a nomination for Best Rock Instrumental Performance at the 49th Grammy Awards. The song was nominated for the same Grammy Award again at the 51st Grammy Awards for a performance from Gilmour's Live in Gdańsk album.


  1. ^ Mabbett, Andy (2010). Pink Floyd - The Music and the Mystery. London: Omnibus. ISBN 9781849383707.
  2. ^ On an Island - David Gilmour | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic, retrieved 2022-01-03