Along with his Pink Floyd work, Gilmour has released two very fine solo albums - David Gilmour (1978) and About Face (1984). The latter contained a song called Murder about the death of John Lennon, which got some airplay at the time. In my humble opinion, these two albums are far superior to Gilmour's post-Roger Waters Pink Floyd work, simply because he was being himself. About Face came out at roughly the same time as Waters' The Pros and Cons of Hitchhiking, but wasn't as popular - which may explain why Gilmour reformed Floyd.