David Gilmour previews his new solo album on Chris Evans’ BBC Radio 2 show tomorrow morning, July 17. The track, Rattle That Lock, begins with the four notes that precede announcements at French SNCF railway stations – grounds for instant strike action, surely, by the sensitive employees on the chemins de fer.
A nine-track album of the same name is to be released on September 18, 2015. Rattle That Lock is David Gilmour’s fourth solo album and follows his 2006 Number 1 On An Island. The album is co-produced by Roxy Music’s Phil Manzanera with lyrics by Polly Samson. Rattle That Lock’s cover art has been directed by Dave Stansbie from The Creative Corporation under the creative tutelage of Aubrey Powell from Hipgnosis.
Full tracklisting for Rattle That Lock...
1) 5 A.M (Gilmour) 2) Rattle That Lock (Gilmour/Samson/Boumendil) 3) Faces Of Stone (Gilmour) 4) A Boat Lies Waiting (Gilmour/Samson) 5) Dancing Right In Front Of Me (Gilmour) 6) In Any Tongue (Gilmour/Samson) 7) Beauty (Gilmour) 8) The Girl In The Yellow Dress (Gilmour/Samson) 9) Today (Gilmour/Samson)
Gilmour will chase the album release with solo dates in the UK over September and October, plus shows in the US in March and April 2016
24 March 2016 – Los Angeles - Hollywood Bowl 31 March 2016 – Toronto - ACC 6 April 2016 – Chicago – United Center 11 April 2016 – New York – Madison Square Garden
Rattle That Lock will be available to pre-order from Friday, July 17. For details on its many formats, download the pdf.