RATTLE THAT LOCK is David Gilmour’s fourth solo album and follows the No. 1 platinum release ‘On An Island’ (although in the interim there was of course the Pink Floyd release ‘The Endless River’ which went to No. 1 in 21 countries). It was released worldwide on Friday 18th September 2015, and went to No. 1 in 11 countries around the world.
Rattle That Lock includes 10 songs, all with music by David: five with lyrics by novelist Polly Samson, two by David himself and three instrumentals. The album was recorded at various places, including David’s Astoria houseboat studio and in Hove, Sussex, UK. As with ’On An Island’, production was by David Gilmour and Roxy Music’s Phil Manzanera, with engineering by Andy Jackson, assisted by Damon Iddins.
Click below to see our video of the deluxe box and vinyl content.
In advance of David's North American tour dates, a video was completed for the full track of In Any Tongue, one of the stand-out tracks from Rattle That Lock and the live show. Aubrey 'Po' Powell, David's Creative Director, was looking for a talented animator to work on a video for The Girl In The Yellow Dress, and discovered in America a young film maker named Danny Madden, whose short film Confusion Through Sand had won recognition at the 2014 SXSW Film Festival. Po was so taken with the work that he showed it to David and lyricist Polly Samson, who immediately employed Danny to make the Yellow Dress film. However, David and Polly had also written In Any Tongue about the futility of war, and by chance some of the illustrations in Danny's film fitted the mood exactly. Danny gave his permission to use an edited part of Confusion Through Sand to fit In Any Tongue, and the die was cast.
Danny's animation has been laid on to the complete album track (see video, above right).
Rattle That Lock’s striking cover was art directed by Dave Stansbie from The Creative Corporation under the creative directorship of Aubrey Powell from Hipgnosis.
Front cover photograph is by Rupert Truman of StormStudios, while artist photographs in the various release formats are by Kevin Westenberg, with recording session photographs by Polly Samson.
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