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Pink Floyd


Psychedelic/Space Rock

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3 stars Review #17

Almost every progressive rock band of the seventies has at least one live album published in that same decade (ELP has "Pictures at an exhibition", King Crimson has "USA", Gentle Giant has "Playing the fool", Camel has "A live record", Yes has "Yessongs", etc.) but Pink Floyd didn't publish a live album in the seventies, they published their first live album in 1988 when Roger Waters wasn't part of the band anymore and all the legal issues in what the band was involved were finally over.

"Delicate sound of thunder" is a double album recorded in New York as a part of the "A momentary lapse of reason" tour, so the album has many songs of this album among some hits from "The dark side of the Moon", "Wish you were here", "Meddle" and "The Wall".

Some songs in here were played really well but there are two versions in this album of early songs that I really don't like: "Money" and "One of these days"; the first one is played as a reggae song, (I adore Easy-Star All Stars' "Dub Side of the Moon" which is a reggae version of "The dark side of the Moon", but in here I found it really boring and I just want to skip to the next song), while the second one is played with a sad lack of passion because "One of these days" is a really hard rock song in which Nick Mason's drums are mind-blowing (the Pompeii version is exquisite) but in here Nick sounded like he was playing as we say in Mexico "con hueva" (very lazily).

About the rest of the album I'd only say that they made a nice performance, but if I want to listen to Pink Floyd playing live I'd rather listen to "Ummagumma", "Pulse" or "Is there anybody out there?", but this is an album which I rarely enjoy listening to. What I like the most about this album is the cover, the music not so much.

Uruk_hai | 3/5 |


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