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IN CONCERT - DELICATE SOUND OF THUNDER

Pink Floyd

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.62 | 130 ratings

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tdfloyd
5 stars This is the 1988 version of Pink Floyd with David Gilmour in charge. DSoT captures the PF tour supporting the "A Momentary Lapse of Reason" album. The Nassau Coliseum concerts, which make up the bulk of the footage, were that last of a year of solid touring.

PF augments the band with 5 musicians and 3 female background singers. The size and scope of the visuals that the Floyd bring to a concert are second to none. They mixed lasers, the circular screen showing old and new footage, the morphing disco ball, exploding beds, giant pigs, and army of lighting effects which includes the "Floyd Droids" which are rotating lights placed over the crowd.

The playing was tight and the setlist contained many of the well known songs from Meddle, Dark Side, Wish, The Wall and 5 tracks from AMLoR, which I like quite a bit. The only drawback is that Shine On You Crazy Diamond, which opens and closes the video, is only in a very abridged version. It was stunning but time restrictions necessitated its cut job. There is a tasteful amount of visual gymnastics that plague many of the videos of the era. Also note that when Nick Mason uses the glow in the dark drumsticks, they are actually in a different song. One of the many highlights is a killer version of Comfortably Numb with an out of this world solo by Mr. Gilmour. Wright's Great Gig with the three ladies soloing, always is a treat. The concert ends with Run Like Hell from the Wall with all of the stops removed on the visual side.

4 plus stars rounded up to 5 cuz I was there!

tdfloyd | 5/5 |

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