David Gilmour Explains Use Of Ex-Prison Inmates On New Album

(Classic Rock) David Gilmour included vocals from ex-prison inmates on solo album title track Rattle That Lock, he's confirmed. He brought in singers who'd served time in the jail where his son was incarcerated in 2011.

Charlie Gilmour was sent to Wandsworth Prison for violent disorder following a tuition fees protest the previous year. That led to his father's interaction with The Liberty Choir, which arranges sessions behind bars between inmates and members of the South London Choir, and continues them when sentences come to an end.

Confirmed that seven former prisoners lent their voices to Rattle That Lock, Gilmour tells the BBC: "It's wonderful - they have a place outside prison where they feel part of of the community."

He adds: "We got to see how the system worked, and there's a lot wrong. There are many initiatives, but this one, with the dual thing of doing it inside prison and on the outside as well, is a different step that we think is very good." Read more here.

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