Restored. Re-edited. Remixed.
In 1987, Pink Floyd made a triumphant resurgence. The legendary British band, formed in 1967, had suffered the loss of two co-founders: keyboardist/ vocalist Richard Wright, who left after sessions for The Wall in 1979, and bass player and lyricist Roger Waters, who had left to go solo in 1985, soon after the 1983 album The Final Cut.
The gauntlet was thus laid down for guitarist/singer David Gilmour and drummer Nick Mason, who proceeded to create the multi-platinum A Momentary Lapse Of Reason album, a global chart smash, which also saw the return of Richard Wright to the fold.
Released in September 1987, A Momentary Lapse Of Reason was quickly embraced by fans worldwide, who flocked to attend the live tour dates, which started within days of the album’s release. The tour played to more than 4.25 million fans over more than 2 years, and, as a celebration of the enduring talent and global appeal of David, Nick and Richard, supported on tour by 8 other stellar musicians, it was unsurpassed at the time.
Although the actual final live date was in June 1990, the critically acclaimed, Grammy Award-nominated, Delicate Sound Of Thunder concert presentation celebrated the last shows of 1988 – a 5-night run filmed and recorded at the Nassau Coliseum in Long Island, New York, in August of that year. The restored version was sourced directly from hundreds of cans of original 35mm negatives, painstakingly transferred to 4k by Adrian Bull at Cinelab London. Originally directed by Wayne Isham, the concert was completely re-edited from the restored and upgraded footage by Creative Director Aubrey ‘Po’ Powell and editor Benny Trickett.
Similarly, the sound was completely remixed from the original multitrack tapes by longtime Pink Floyd engineer Andy Jackson with David Gilmour, assisted by Damon Iddins.
The setlist carefully balances the then-new material and Pink Floyd classics, and as a record of the creative power of David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Richard Wright at their incendiary best, Delicate Sound of Thunder is an engrossing and uplifting experience.