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Delicate Sound of Thunder (1988 Master)(2CD)

Delicate Sound of Thunder (1988 Master)(2CD)

  • Remastered

2014 Re-Release (1988 Master)
2 CD’s/ Parlophone Records # R2-541007

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  • Terrence J. Reardon says:
    34 of 37 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Happy to see the first official double live Pink Floyd album PHYSICALLY AVAILABLE AGAIN!, May 13, 2014
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    Terrence J. Reardon (Wareham, MA) –
    This review is from: Delicate Sound of Thunder (1988 Master)(2CD) (Audio CD)
    Pink Floyd’s first official multiple disc live album entitled Delicate Sound of Thunder was released in November of 1988 (the satellite video was released in June of 1989).
    Up until the release of this live album, Pink Floyd only had available the half-live/half-studio album Ummagumma which was in 1969. Then they did record shows over the years for British radio and also their shows at Wembley Arena in 1974 and The Wall at Earls Court in London in 1980/81 but those shows remained unreleased for many years (the Wembley shows would emerge as bonus discs on The Dark Side of the Moon and Wish You Were Here re-releases and the Earls Court Wall shows emerged on the live Is There Anybody Out There? album in 2000). When Pink Floyd (now singer/guitarist David Gilmour, drummer Nick Mason and the late keyboard player Rick Wright) re-convened without Roger Waters in 1987 and released A Momentary Lapse of Reason, the band went on tour and recorded shows in its first leg but the band were not too happy with the performances so they decided to try again and record (and film) their five night stand at the Nassau Coliseum in New York in August of 1988 (the end of the regular Momentary Lapse tour ’87-’88. The band would tour Europe again in 1989/90 in support of Delicate Sound with the tour called Another Lapse). The results were excellent, as I found out when I first acquired the cassette in November of 1988 and was also the very first CD my father would buy for yours truly whilst upgrading my Floyd canon to CD in 1991.
    Delicate Sound of Thunder has superb live versions of “the Momentary Lapse tracks Yet Another Movie”, “Round and Around”, “On The Turning Away” and the fans’ much reviled track “The Dogs of War” were superior to their studio counterpart with Nick Mason playing drums this time and Rick Wright playing on keyboards like he did in the old days (the two are the only two original Floyd members who did every tour) and of course David Gilmour’s vocals and superb guitar work.
    Other standouts are “One of These Days” (with Gilmour’s lap steel screaming and crying like no tomorrow), “Wish You Were Here” and “Learning To Fly”. The other tracks are great like “Shine on You Crazy Diamond (Parts 1-5)” and “Comfortably Numb” (with Gilmour’s epic guitar solo). The versions of “Time” and “Us and Them” are excellent. “Money” is stellar, especially with its breakdowns into reggae, a bass solo, a jazzy solo from Wright and David’s Stratocaster leads just hit it out of the park. “Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2)” is stellar. The finale “Run Like Hell” hits the album out of the ball park for a home run fit for a king!
    Missing on the album was “Signs Of Life”, “On the Run”, “The Great Gig in the Sky” and “One Slip” which all appeared on the long out-of-print video version. “A New Macine 1″, “Terminal Frost”, “A New Machine 2″ and “Welcome to the Machine” were recorded and filmed but unfortunately did not appear on either the video or album.
    Gilmour produced the album and mixed it at Abbey Road Studios with Buford Jones (the sound mixer for the Lapse tour).
    The album did reasonably well for a live album as it peaked at #11 on the album charts in the US and #4 on the US CD charts and went Triple Platinum upon release with 3 million copies sold in the US alone. Not too shabby for a live release.
    Now in 2014, after Pink Floyd’s catalog transferred to Warner Music Group (following the demise of EMI), Parlophone/Warner Brothers re-releases Delicate Sound of Thunder on CD (after being out of print in the States for over FIVE YEARS) and comes with a cool booklet (including some different live shots compared to those that appeared on the original US version released on Columbia Records and some different coloring on the lettering of the band compared to the original US version as well) and the sound quality is excellent and didn’t need to be remastered as the album was originally recorded and mixed and mastered digitally.
    Highly recommended!

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  • Steve Lukas says:
    7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    This album has the best performance of Comfortably Numb ever recorded, November 14, 2014
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    This review is from: Delicate Sound of Thunder (1988 Master)(2CD) (Audio CD)
    The first live album of the post Roger Waters Pink Floyd line up delivers with a vengeance!
    A must have for Pink Floyd fans, and a casual listener.
    This album has the best performance of Comfortably Numb ever recorded.
    My only hope is that one day a Blu-Ray is released of this incredible show!

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  • neville lusty says:
    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Gives good memories of seeing the Floyd in auckland-should include “welcome …, October 7, 2014
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    This review is from: Delicate Sound of Thunder (1988 Master)(2CD) (Audio CD)
    Gives good memories of seeing the Floyd in auckland-should include “welcome to the machine” among a few others though.

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