Next month, David Gilmour will release his first solo album since 2006 and launch his first tour since ’08. But right now, in the dead of August, you can watch a new animated video for his upcoming track, “Rattle That Lock.”
Created under the leadership of Aubrey Powell of Hipgnosis (the design group that produced the iconic artwork for Dark Side of the Moon and other Pink Floyd LPs), the animation pays homage to Gustave Doré, whose illustrations of Dante, Poe and Cervantes we’ve featured here before. And the lyrics themselves, they draw inspiration from John Milton’s Paradise Lost, reports Rolling Stone. Gilmour, Doré, Milton — surely a trifecta for many OC readers.
Gustave Doré’s Dramatic Illustrations of Dante’s Divine Comedy
Gustave Doré’s Splendid Illustrations of Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven” (1884)
Gustave Doré’s Exquisite Engravings of Cervantes’ Don Quixote
William Blake’s Hallucinatory Illustrations of John Milton’s Paradise Lost
Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour Sings Shakespeare’s Sonnet 18
Gilmour, Doré, Milton….Paradise Regained!
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