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Video: David Gilmour’s “Rattle That Lock”

Posted July 31, 2015 by Floydian Slip

The animated music video for David Gilmour‘s new song, “Rattle That Lock,” was released today.

The animation was created by Alasdair & Jock from London’s Trunk Animation, under creative directorship of Aubrey Powell of Hipgnosis.

“Rattle That Lock” is the title track from Gilmour’s new album coming Sept. 18. from Sony Music/Columbia.

“I love animation when it does something that can’t be achieved any other way,” Gilmour says. “(It) highlights a darkness in the song that couldn’t have been shown any other way.”

“The animators have done a fine job: paying homage to Gustave Dore, bringing his illustrations for ‘Paradise Lost’ alive, making a powerful visual for the song,” adds lyricist Polly Samson.

The black and white, hand-drawn animation draws from John Milton’s “Paradise Lost,” Samson’s inspiration. The poem encompasses 12 books and tells Biblical story of the fall of man: the temptation of Adam and Eve by the fallen angel Satan and their expulsion from the Garden of Eden.

The video required a team of 12 animators, artists and compositors three months to complete. Working with sound designer Barnaby Templer and his team at Fonic, the film was layered with foley and sound effects, which were then mixed with the music track.

The video follows the fall of Satan from Heaven and his journey through Pandemonium, Purgatory and Chaos on his way to corrupt the virgin Earth.

Satan takes on new forms as the story is told. Starting as the beautiful Fallen Angel, he’s re-born as a sinister, masterful Cormorant before transforming into a Serpent that wreaks havoc on Earth.


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“Floydian Slip” preview #1007

Posted July 28, 2015 by Floydian Slip

lp-wywhJoin us this week for Floydian Slip #1007:

  • Floyd from Meddle (1971) and Wish You Were Here (1975)
  • Live stuff from Pulse (1995)
  • Roger Waters with an uncredited Pink Floyd backing him up from a 1970 solo project
  • And much more

“Floydian Slip” is heard across the 65 stations of our Random Precision Radio Network. Learn where and when to listen.


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Contest: Win “Amused to Death”

Posted July 27, 2015 by Floydian Slip

amused_reissue_smRegister now to win a CD copy of the newly remastered “Amused to Death” by Roger Waters.

Deadline to enter: Sunday, Aug. 9.

Read more about the 2015 edition of “Amused to Death.”

Register to win now.

Prizes courtesy of Legacy Recordings.


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“Floydian Slip” songlist #1006

Posted July 27, 2015 by Floydian Slip

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  1. One Slip
    A Momentary Lapse of Reason (1987)
  2. One of These Days
    Delicate Sound of Thunder (1988)
  3. Lost Boys Calling
    The Legend of 1900 (Film soundtrack) (Roger Waters f/Eddie Van Halen) (1999)
  4. Sheep
    Animals (1977)
  5. Nile Song
    More (Film soundtrack) (1969)
  6. In the Beginning, Darkness (*Floydian Slip Up*)
    Solar Fire (Manfred Mann’s Earth Band) (1973)
  7. Rattle That Lock
    Rattle That Lock (David Gilmour) (2015)

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Roger Waters reveals new song at Newport

Posted July 25, 2015 by Floydian Slip

Roger Waters started his set at the Newport Folk Festival at Fort Adams State Park in Rhode Island yesterday with a new song.

JamBase.com reports Waters played piano on “Crystal Clear Brooks,” backed by guitarist G.E. Smith, My Morning Jacket and Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig from Lucius.

Waters moved to acoustic guitar for the rest of the performance. The entire set was as follows:

  1. Crystal Clear Brooks
  2. Mother
  3. The Bravery Of Being Out Of Range
  4. Hello In There (John Prine)
  5. Wish You Were Here
  6. Wide River To Cross (Buddy Miller)
  7. Amused To Death
  8. Brain Damage/Eclipse
  9. Forever Young (Bob Dylan)

There are photos of the performance on the Instagram account of Josh Antonuccio, owner of 3 Elliott Studio, in Athens, Ohio.


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“Amused to Death” artwork displayed on Houses of Parliament

Posted July 24, 2015 by Floydian Slip

eyeballArtwork from Roger Waters‘ “Amused to Death” was projected onto the Houses of Parliament last night, on the eve of the album’s re-issue.

The 1992 album from Pink Floyd co-founder Waters is being re-released by Columbia Records/Legacy Recordings today on a variety of media, including in a new 5.1 Surround Sound remix on Blu-ray disc and a newly remastered stereo mix on compact disc by longtime Floyd/Waters collaborator James Guthrie.

The album’s cover and gatefold art has been updated by Sean Evans, creative director of Waters’ 2010-2013 “The Wall Live” tour and film, coming to theaters Sept. 29.

The new editions of “Amused to Death” are available on:

  • CD
  • CD/Blu-ray
  • SACD
  • Hi-resolution digital download
  • Double LP 200-gram vinyl (pressed at Quality Record Pressings)
  • Limited edition, numbered 2 LP picture disc vinyl

Legacy Recordings collaborated with Analogue Productions/Acoustic Sounds on the release of the vinyl as well as SACD and DSD download audio products.

“Amused to Death” is available at RogerWaters.com, which is offering exclusive music and merchandise bundles.

Listen for your chance to win a CD copy of the 2015 edition of “Amused to Death” on an upcoming “Floydian Slip.” And listen for “Roger Waters Amused to Death,” a syndicated radio special from Joyride Media hosted by Floydian Slip’s Craig Bailey, airing on select stations now.


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David Gilmour on cover of new Uncut

Posted July 23, 2015 by Floydian Slip

uncut_smThe upcoming issue of Uncut magazine features David Gilmour on the cover.

Uncut spoke to Gilmour aboard Astoria, his houseboat recording studio moored on the Thames, about his new album “Rattle That Lock” and other topics.

“In some ways, I think I’ve found my feet,” Gilmour tells the magazine. “It’s quite late in life to start finding one’s feet, I must admit. Or at least, to find them again …”

The new issue goes on sale beginning July 28.


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More American concert dates for David Gilmour

Posted July 21, 2015 by Floydian Slip

david gilmourFour new dates have appeared at Ticketmaster for David Gilmour:

The full roster now stands at:

Thursday, March 24, 2016
Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood, Calif.

Friday, March 25, 2016 (NEW)
Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood, Calif.

Thursday, March 31, 2016
Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario

Friday, April 1, 2016
Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario

Monday, April 4, 2016 (NEW)
United Center, Chicago, Ill.

Friday, April 8, 2016
United Center, Chicago, Ill.

Monday, April 11, 2016
Madison Square Garden, New York, N.Y.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 (NEW)
Madison Square Garden, New York, N.Y.

The new dates go on sale at 10 a.m. July 27.


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“Floydian Slip” featured at AllAccess.com

Posted July 21, 2015 by Floydian Slip

allaccess“Floydian Slip” is the subject of this week’s “Ten Questions” at broadcasting trade website AllAccess.com.

We answer 10 questions about our show, Pink Floyd, and the state of rock radio thrown at us by the site’s Rock Editor Ken Anthony.

Read “Ten Questions” online now.

AllAccess.com is owned and operated by All Access Music Group Inc. It was formed to keep the radio and music industries informed and up to date.


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“Floydian Slip” preview #1006

Posted July 21, 2015 by Floydian Slip

lp-animalsJoin us this week for Floydian Slip #1006:

  • Floyd from A Momentary Lapse of Reason (1987) and Animals (1977)
  • Live stuff from Delicate Sound of Thunder (1988)
  • Plus … the new track from David Gilmour, along with details of his North American concert dates for 2016

“Floydian Slip” is heard across the 65 stations of our Random Precision Radio Network. Learn where and when to listen.


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