Gilmour releases solo album 'Rattle That Lock' on September 18
The rendition of the band’s 1966 ‘Revolver’ track was recorded by Gilmour for this month’s issue of Mojo. Gilmour’s version remains mostly faithful to the original but with added, bigger-sounding production.
Gilmour releases his new solo album ‘Rattle That Lock’ on September 18. It’s his first solo album since 2006’s ‘On An Island’ and only his second in the 21 years since 1984’s ‘About Face’.
The album is produced by Gilmour with Roxy Music guitarist Phil Manzanera. Guests include occasional Pink Floyd bassist Guy Pratt and Crosby, Stills And Nash drummer Steve DiStanislao, with the album also including keyboards by Pink Floyd’s Richard Wright, who died in 2008.
Gilmour plays a sold-out six-gig residency at London’s Royal Albert Hall from September 23 to October 3.
Meanwhile, Gilmour recently confirmed that Pink Floyd are over. The 69-year-old guitarist said it would be “fakery” to reform with his two surviving bandmates, Roger Waters and Nick Mason, explaining that the iconic rock band had “run its course.”
“I’m done with it. I’ve had 48 years in Pink Floyd – quite a few of those years at the beginning, with Roger,” Gilmour told Classic Rock Magazine.
“And those years in what is now considered to be our heyday were 95 per cent musically fulfilling and joyous and full of fun and laughter. And I certainly don’t want to let the other five per cent colour my view of what was a long and fantastic time together.”
“But it has run its course, we are done – and it would be fakery to go back and do it again.”