180 Gram Vinyl Record
New solo album from the Pink Floyd guitarist/vocalist
180-gram vinyl, mastered by James Guthrie and Joel Plante at das boot
Gatefold jacket, photo inner sleeves, full color labels, download card
Full size 16-page photo/lyric booklet including artist photographs by Kevin Westenberg and album session photographs by Polly Samson
Creative Director: Aubrey Powell, Hipgnosis / Jacket design by The Creative Corporation
Produced by David Gilmour and Phil Manzanera
Rattle That Lock is famed guitarist and co-vocalist of Pink Floyd, David Gilmour's fourth solo album. It follows his No. 1 in the U.K. album On An Island. The primary lyricist for the new album is Gilmour's long-term writing partner, Polly Sampson, and the album is co-produced by David Gilmour and Roxy Music's Phil Manaznera.
Rattle That Lock feaures an uptempo bass groove, rousing choir and lyrics drawn from John Milton's Paradise Lost. As Gilmour previously revealed, the melody for the title single was inspired by "four notes, created by (sound designer) Michaël Boumendil, which precede announcements at French SNCF railway stations which David recorded on his phone at Aix-en-Provence station."
"It's a jingle, a four-note jingle, and every time I heard it, it would make me want to start dancing," Gilmour says in a making-of video for the single. Gilmour's wife and novelist Polly Samson contributed the track's lyrics. "It's about a journey, but it's also about that journey of not accepting the status quo," Samson said. "It's based on two journeys, both inspired by Paradise Lost."
"Rattle that lock and lose those chains," Gilmour sings on the single, which features surprising dub elements midway through the song. The track is punctuated by a pair of Gilmour's trademark, unmistakable guitar solos, the first arriving around the 90-second mark, while the second soars on the track's closing minute.
|1. 5 A.M.|
|2. Rattle That Lock|
|3. Faces of Stone|
|4. A Boat Lies Waiting|
|5. Dancing Right In Front Of Me|
|6. In Any Tongue|
|8. The Girl In The Yellow Dress|
|10. And Then…|