Although I enjoyed my Deluxe CD/Blu-Ray edition of "The Endless River", I was initially hesitant to plunge down similar money for David Gilmour's new solo album "Rattle That Lock", but once I did...boy, I sure made the right decision.
Not since his 1978 self-titled solo debut has Gilmour sounded so inspired. "Rattle That Lock" easily outdoes any ill-will left on "On an Island" and the two pre-Endlesss River PF albums released under his leadership following Roger Waters' departure.
Sure, it isn't a prog-rock classic and at times, barely even qualifies as prog-rock, but the material presented is quite charming and enjoyable enough to make it a worthy addition to any self-respecting Pink Floyd fan's music collection.
As for this Deluxe CD/Blu-Ray package, I say that the extra dough for this release is greatly justified by what is contained inside. A CD of the album, a blu-ray with higher bit-rates, multi-channel mixes, outtakes, music videos, documentaries and other such assorted goodies, plus a guitar pick, a poster, a booklet of the album AND a mini-novel all help make this a very worthy total package that lives up to its "Deluxe Edition" name.
A great album with great, seemingly endless extras both in and out of the discs themselves.