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A MOMENTARY LAPSE OF REASON

Pink Floyd

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.07 | 1731 ratings

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Uruk_hai
3 stars Review #15

After Roger WATERS left PINK FLOYD, Richard WRIGHT returned to it and the bloody legal fight over the band's name took place, in 1987 Pink Floyd published "A momentary lapse of reason"; an album pretty different from the BARRETT's PINK FLOYD era, WATERS-GILMOUR-WRIGHT-MASON era and WATERS-as-a-leader era, here started the age of GILMOUR.

The cover of the album is great, clearly designed by Storm THORGERSON and it seems as if this album would bring a lot of reminiscences of the 70's PINK FLOYD sound but it doesn't: it's more oriented into a Neo-Prog style that reminds bands such as IQ, PENDRAGON, MARILLION or ILLUVATAR. David GILMOUR made excellent guitar solos along with the album while Nick MASON and Richard WRIGHT were playing more in a kind of accompaniment way among with a lot of session musicians including Tony LEVIN (Peter GABRIEL, KING CRIMSON) playing bass and Chapman stick and Carmine APPICE (VANILLA FUDGE, CACTUS) playing occasional drums.

It has very good moments and songs that became big hits like "Learning to fly" and "Sorrow", songs that were well received by their fans in the tours that followed the album. Not a concept album, not a lot of space rock experimentation, and definitely not one of their best albums but still a nice piece with very interesting and changing musical passages.

Uruk_hai | 3/5 |

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