Delicate Sound Of Thunder review by Pink Floyd

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  • Released: Nov 22, 1988
  • Sound: 8
  • Lyrics: 9
  • Overall Impression: 9
  • Reviewer's score: 8.7 Superb
  • Users' score: 8.6 (50 votes)
Pink Floyd: Delicate Sound Of Thunder
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Sound — 8
Pink Floyd has always had a strange sound of their own that make them stand out from other bands. The songs on this two-disc album are all played live. While the music is wonderful, the songs lack extended improv solos that ususally make up a band's live album or DVD. Most of the show was controled by huge light set-ups instead of the music.

Lyrics — 9
The lyrics are genius. On each track, the lyrics go great with the music, and the lyrics contain so much meaning. But, the downside is that Gilmour is lacking a little emotion on some tracks. Gilmour, in my opinion, is a fantastic singer. But, as everybody knows, everyone has a bad night at some point.

Overall Impression — 9
This album is great. Disc one contains songs from the Gilmour era as disc two is all songs from the Waters era. Disc one contains songs such as "The Dogs Of War", "Learning To Fly", and "On The Turning Way". Disc two has songs like "Wish You Were Here", "Money", and "Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2)". This album is definitely worth purchasing. The booklet has many photos of the performances. You get to see the lights, lasers, and fireworks used on stage. There are also pictures of all the band members. This album has a great track listing, inspiring lyrics, fantastic music, and some pretty cool photos. I definitely advise people to buy this album. Even if you're not a big fan and only know a few songs.

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    mikec32001
    Get this if you want to hear/see a GOOD live performance. On the other hand, Water's cheapo "In The Flesh" with his band of-under-powered musos (Graham ****ing Broad is drummer??) is mediocre material at best, and the Amused To Death songs just sound awful and only serve to remind us why that album bombed. All the songs written and sung by Waters sounds terrible, and it really feels like a lackluster commercial sellout from a lackluster, no-frills arena tour. The only good thing that came out of the 99 to 2002 tours were that they separated the TRUE Floyd fans from the phonies. The phonies took Waters' garbage in, while the TRUE Floyd fans went to see Gilmour live instead. and Gilmour, incidentally had just had a no.1 solo album, something Waters can only dream of doing. Waters' live album has no bollocks. This does.
    who1973
    Get Roger Waters' "In the Flesh Live" CD/DVD if you want to hear/see a GOOD live performance. This is mediocre material at best, and the AMLOR songs just sound awful. All the songs written and sung by Waters sound terrible here, and it really feels like a lackluster commercial sellout album from a lackluster commercial sellout stadium tour. The only good thing that came out of the '87 and '94 tours were that they seperated the TRUE Floyd fans from the phonies. The phonies took this garbage in along with all their other bubble gum crap, while the TRUE Floyd fans went to see Roger Waters live instead. Waters' performances have heart and soul. These do not.