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David Gilmour - Rattle That Lock (9/18/15)

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David Gilmour - Rattle That Lock (9/18/15)

Pink Floyd legend David Gilmour’s new solo album, Rattle That Lock, will be released worldwide on Friday, September 18th via Columbia Records. The first single, also titled “Rattle That Lock”, is released digitally today. Listen to the new track below.
Rattle That Lock follows the 2006 #1 platinum album On An Island, and once again features novelist Polly Samson as primary lyricist, as well as Phil Manzanera, who co-produced the album with David.


Tracklisting:

“5 A.M.”
“Rattle That Lock”
“Faces Of Stone”
“A Boat Lies Waiting”
“Dancing Right In Front Of Me”
“In Any Tongue”
“Beauty”
“The Girl In The Yellow Dress”
“Today”
“And Then…”

“Rattle That Lock” begins with the four notes, created by Michaël Boumendil, which precede announcements at French SNCF railway stations which David recorded on his phone at Aix-en-Provence station. Polly's lyrics were inspired by Book II of John Milton's Paradise Lost, which is also featured in her recent acclaimed novel, The Kindness. The single also features The Liberty Choir, as well as singers Mica Paris and Louise Marshall.
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The Rattle That Lock album will be available in a CD edition with clothbound, foil-blocked cover, including a 22-page booklet, but also on heavyweight vinyl, digital download and a deluxe box edition, which includes 4 Barn Jam films, 4 non-album audio tracks, 4 documentaries, and 2 promo clips. Available in CD+DVD or CD+Blu-ray versions, the deluxe edition also includes 2 hardback books, a double-sided poster, a postcard in a dedicated envelope and a David Gilmour plectrum.
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Re: David Gilmour - Rattle That Lock (9/18/15)

I just hope it's better than the last one.
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Re: David Gilmour - Rattle That Lock (9/18/15)

I actually enjoyed 'On an Island'. Had some Floyd as well as 'About Face' in there.
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Re: David Gilmour - Rattle That Lock (9/18/15)

On An Island was the best sleep medication ever invented. I am surprised that Ambien hasn't sued Gilmour over the competition.
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Re: David Gilmour - Rattle That Lock (9/18/15)

Anyone give this a listen? It's surprisingly good. Best new album I've heard today, and I also listened to the new Keith Richards, Lana Del Rey, Metric, and Scorpions.
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Re: David Gilmour - Rattle That Lock (9/18/15)

Pink Floyd is my favorite band of all time, but Gilmour's songwriting is overwhelmingly mediocre. I love his guitar sound, but when every song devolves into the same solo over and over again, it gets old quickly.

As for Rattle That Lock, I haven't listened to the whole thing yet, but based on the first few tracks, it's already better than On An Island. By default it's probably his best solo album. I'm eager to listen to the rest and I'll report back when I do.
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Re: David Gilmour - Rattle That Lock (9/18/15)

I haven't listened to his first two solo albums in a while, but I wouldn't use the term overwhelmingly mediocre for them, nor for this one.

Is he as good of a songwriter as Roger Waters? No, but he's not awful either.
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Re: David Gilmour - Rattle That Lock (9/18/15)

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I haven't listened to his first two solo albums in a while, but I wouldn't use the term overwhelmingly mediocre for them, nor for this one.

Is he as good of a songwriter as Roger Waters? No, but he's not awful either.
I didn't say he was awful. Just that he's mediocre. In general his solo work is pretty forgettable. I haven't listened to the first two albums in a while either, but that's because they've never really grabbed me. The best track on David Gilmour is There's No Way Out of Here, which isn't even written by him. The rest of it is relatively pleasant to listen to, and certainly sounds like late 70's Gilmour, but it's mostly inconsequential. About Face is probably the more fully realized and memorable of the two, but it sounds pretty dated today. Murder might be my favorite Gilmour solo song, and the only thing on those first two albums worthy of Pink Floyd, but some of the lyrics on it are really weak. There are some other decent tracks, and all of them have at least a kernel of something really good, but ultimately it's nothing I'd ever go out of my way to listen to.

I think what's most interesting about both Gilmour and Waters' solo albums (and Wright's for that matter) is that they pretty clearly outline just who was bringing what to the band's sound. Gilmour obviously has the musicianship and can whip up a decent riff, whereas Waters' strengths (lyrics aside) lie more in the structure and flow of a piece and in the ability to give the material some weight. Comfortably Numb is the perfect example. Gilmour's original demo dates back to his self titled album and listening to it it's so easy to imagine it becoming another forgettable track on that album. Instead, Waters was able to get his hands on it and gave the thing some shape and a purpose and it became an unquestionable classic. It's really a shame what became of their relationship. They really were a great team and brought out the absolute best in each other, at least as far as songwriting goes.
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Re: David Gilmour - Rattle That Lock (9/18/15)

is there anywhere to listen to Gilmour's original demo of Comfortably Numb?
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I believe it was on the Wall boxset that came out a few years ago. It's been around for years on the bootleg circuit. It's probably on Youtube somewhere.
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Re: David Gilmour - Rattle That Lock (9/18/15)

Are his wife's lyrics as cringe worthy as they have been in the past?
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I haven't had a chance to sit down and really listen to the album with the lyric sheet in front of me, so at this point I can't say. I'm not a huge fan of Polly's lyrics, but I think they're passable most of the time. Hopefully there's nothing as bad as Louder Than Words on the album. The opening line to that one is one of the most cringe-worthy things I've ever heard. I feel embarrassed for Dave every time I hear it.
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Re: David Gilmour - Rattle That Lock (9/18/15)

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I haven't had a chance to sit down and really listen to the album with the lyric sheet in front of me, so at this point I can't say. I'm not a huge fan of Polly's lyrics, but I think they're passable most of the time. Hopefully there's nothing as bad as Louder Than Words on the album. The opening line to that one is one of the most cringe-worthy things I've ever heard. I feel embarrassed for Dave every time I hear it.
I find these pretty darn cringeworthy from the title track

Let's go do it
Have it all our way
Go back to where we blew it
And lose our heads along the way
So long Sin, au revoir Chaos
If there's a Heaven it can wait
So long Sin and au revoir Chaos
If there's a Heaven...
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I find these pretty darn cringeworthy from the title track

Let's go do it
Have it all our way
Go back to where we blew it
And lose our heads along the way
So long Sin, au revoir Chaos
If there's a Heaven it can wait
So long Sin and au revoir Chaos
If there's a Heaven...
I've been able to listen to the whole thing straight through now and had a look through the booklet. I think I can safely say that these are the worst lyrics on the entire album.
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Re: David Gilmour - Rattle That Lock (9/18/15)

I scratch my head and ask myself, why cant he makes solo album thats even half as good as "momentary lapse of reason" the pink floyd album he did after roger water's departure
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I think what's most interesting about both Gilmour and Waters' solo albums (and Wright's for that matter) is that they pretty clearly outline just who was bringing what to the band's sound. Gilmour obviously has the musicianship and can whip up a decent riff, whereas Waters' strengths (lyrics aside) lie more in the structure and flow of a piece and in the ability to give the material some weight. Comfortably Numb is the perfect example. Gilmour's original demo dates back to his self titled album and listening to it it's so easy to imagine it becoming another forgettable track on that album. Instead, Waters was able to get his hands on it and gave the thing some shape and a purpose and it became an unquestionable classic. It's really a shame what became of their relationship. They really were a great team and brought out the absolute best in each other, at least as far as songwriting goes.
This I agree with wholeheartedly.
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I finally got this after going back to the solo albums of the band, it has some pretty good musical work with Today sounding like what Mason-Gilmour-Wright Pink Floyd would create if it was still making music. An incredibly well done track with some great bass work prominently in the front of the mix but yeah the lyrical work is average. The problem is that the lyrics are not musical in how they are constructed and it comes off as almost spoken word. And in the case of Today, they are non-sequiturs in the only straight rock song on the album.

I would love to see him work with a contemporary artist because he's still got that sense of wonder but there should be a new creative team from the last two albums.

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