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IN CONCERT - DELICATE SOUND OF THUNDER

Pink Floyd

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.60 | 132 ratings

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Cluster One
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3 stars The editing of this film is quite good, with many a video of the actual song being played spliced into the shot. The "Momentary Lapse of Reason" videos ADD to the film's songs, whereas the older videos, such as those from Time and Money, don't do too much for the viewer. Most of the footage comes from the 1988 Nassau Colliseum shows in New York.

High Point about this concert: Rachel Fury. She is nice to look at, but she can't sing. No wonder she didn't make it to The Division Bell tour a few years later. Also, Nick Mason's gimmicky glow-in-the-dark drumsticks are of fleeting interest. Although they must surely haved looked a lot 'cooler' if you were actually at the concert in 1988.

Low Point about this concert: Gary Wallis and Scott Page. Wallis (the backup percussionist) looks like a caged animal jumping around, whilst Scott Page and his overdramatic sax playing is extremely distracting. Page oftens "jams" with Mr. Gilmour, who has to be saying to himself "Why did I ever hire this moron?" And don't get me started on Page's three-foot long mullet! You actually see Scott Page MORE in this video than you do Richard Wright!?!

Many of the songs included on the VHS are similar to those offered on the Double-CD audio release, but many are definitely different (inferior?) takes. As well, although the song list states that 'Shine On You Crazy Diamond' is played at the beginning and end of the show, it is merely a 20-30 second intro and outro, so some may be disappointed at this.

Delicate Sound of Thunder makes for a decent concert film, but is far from essential. It is out-of-print, only available on VHS, and will not be re-released on DVD. If you want to see FLOYD at their finest, either take a time machine back to 1973-77 OR go buy "P*U*L*S*E" when it is re-released on DVD in a few months time. A generous 3/5 stars

Cluster One | 3/5 |

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