Pink Floyd’s ‘Delicate Sound of Thunder’ Restored, Remixed

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Pink Floyd’s 1988 live concert album, Delicate Sound of Thunder, has been restored, re-edited and remixed for various editions to be released November 20 on Blu-ray, DVD, 2-CD, 3-disc vinyl and as a deluxe 4-disc box set edition, with bonus tracks.

Alongside the classic live album and full concert film (restored and re-edited from the original 35mm film and enhanced with 5.1 surround sound), included in 2019’s The Later Years box set, all editions feature 24-page photo booklets, with the 4-disc box edition including a 40-page photo booklet, tour poster and postcards. The 3-LP 180-gram vinyl set includes nine songs not included on the original release of the album, while the 2-CD release includes eight tracks more than its original release.

From the Sept. 24 announcement: 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.

Guitarist/singer David Gilmour and drummer Nick Mason proceeded to create the multi-platinum A Momentary Lapse of Reason album, a global success, which also saw the return of Wright to the fold.

Fans 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 two years, and, as a celebration of the enduring talent and global appeal of Pink Floyd, was unsurpassed at the time.

Filmed at Long Island’s Nassau Coliseum in August 1988 and directed by Wayne Isham, the 2020 release of the Grammy Award nominated Delicate Sound of Thunder is sourced directly from over 100 cans of original 35mm negatives, painstakingly restored and transferred to 4K, and completely re-edited by Benny Trickett from the restored and upgraded footage, under the creative direction of Aubrey Powell/Hipgnosis. Similarly, the sound was completely remixed from the original multitrack tapes by longtime Pink Floyd engineer Andy Jackson with Gilmour, assisted by Damon Iddins.

Watch “Learning to Fly” from the performance

Pink Floyd’s supporting cast for the live dates included: Jon Carin (Keyboards, Vocals), Tim Renwick (Guitars, Vocals), Guy Pratt (Bass, Vocals), Gary Wallis (Percussion), Scott Page (Saxophones, Guitar), Margret Taylor (Backing Vocals), Rachel Fury (Backing Vocals) and Durga McBroom (Backing Vocals).

The setlist balances the then-new material and Pink Floyd classics, including songs from The Dark Side of the Moon (“Time,” “On the Run,” “The Great Gig in the Sky” and “Us and Them”), the anthemic title track of Wish You Were Here, and The Wall‘s “Comfortably Numb” and “Run Like Hell.” The 2-CD version features all the songs from A Momentary Lapse Of Reason.

Watch the restored performance of “Run Like Hell” from the concert film

Other formats include a variety of songs – see detailed content lists below the links.

2-CD Edition
REMIXED FROM THE ORIGINAL MASTER TAPES
24-Page Booklet
Features 8 songs not on 1988 2-CD*
Also included in The Later Years box set

Disc 1 (Part 1)
1. Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Parts 1-5
2. Signs Of Life*
3. Learning To Fly
4. Yet Another Movie
5. Round And Around
6. A New Machine Part 1*
7. Terminal Frost*
8. A New Machine Part 2*
9. Sorrow
10. The Dogs Of War
11. On The Turning Away

Listen to “Shine On You Crazy Diamond” from the collection

Disc 2 (Part 2)
1. One Of These Days
2. Time
3. On The Run*
4. The Great Gig In The Sky*
5. Wish You Were Here
6. Welcome To The Machine*
7. Us And Them
8. Money
9. Another Brick In The Wall, Part 2
10. Comfortably Numb
11. One Slip*
12. Run Like Hell

Blu-ray and DVD Editions
RE-EDITED FROM THE ORIGINAL RESTORED 35mm FOOTAGE
AUDIO REMIXED FROM THE ORIGINAL MASTER TAPES
Blu-Ray – Stereo PCM 96/24, 5.1 dts Master Audio (96/24)
DVD – Stereo PCM (48/16), 5.1 Dolby Digital (48/16), 5.1 dts (48/16)
Also included in The Later Years Box Set
24-Page Booklet

1. Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Parts 1-5
2. Signs Of Life
3. Learning To Fly
4. Sorrow
5. The Dogs Of War
6. On The Turning Away
7. One Of These Days
8. Time
9. On The Run
10. The Great Gig In The Sky
11. Wish You Were Here
12. Us And Them
13. Money
14. Comfortably Numb
15. One Slip
16. Run Like Hell

4-Disc Box Edition
Deluxe Box includes 2-CD (23 Songs), Blu-ray (21 songs inc. 5 Bonus Tracks), DVD (21 songs inc. 5 Bonus Tracks), 40-Page Booklet, Double Sided Poster, 5 Postcards
Blu-ray – Stereo PCM 96/24, 5.1 dts Master Audio (96/24)
DVD – Stereo PCM (48/16), 5.1 Dolby Digital (48/16), 5.1 dts (48/16)

RE-EDITED FROM THE ORIGINAL RESTORED 35mm FOOTAGE
AUDIO REMIXED FROM THE ORIGINAL MASTER TAPES

2-CD Remixed From The Original Master Tapes

Disc 1 (Part 1)
1. Shine On You Crazy Diamond Parts 1-5
2. Signs Of Life
3. Learning To Fly
4. Yet Another Movie
5. Round And Around
6. A New Machine Part 1
7. Terminal Frost
8. A New Machine Part 2
9. Sorrow
10. The Dogs Of War
11. On The Turning Away

Disc 2 (Part 2)
1. One Of These Days
2. Time
3. On The Run
4. The Great Gig In The Sky
5. Wish You Were Here
6. Welcome To The Machine
7. Us And Them
8. Money
9. Another Brick In The Wall Part 2
10. Comfortably Numb
11. One Slip
12. Run Like Hell

Blu-ray and DVD
Blu-ray – Stereo PCM 96/24, 5.1 dts Master Audio (96/24)
DVD – Stereo PCM (48/16), 5.1 Dolby Digital (48/16), 5.1 dts (48/16)

1. Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Parts 1-5
2. Signs Of Life
3. Learning To Fly
4. Sorrow
5. The Dogs Of War
6. On The Turning Away
7. One Of These Days
8. Time
9. On The Run
10. The Great Gig In The Sky
11. Wish You Were Here
12. Us And Them
13. Money
14. Comfortably Numb
15. One Slip
16. Run Like Hell

BONUS TRACKS
Blu-ray: Stereo PCM 96/24 / DVD: Stereo PCM 48/16
1. Yet Another Movie
2. Round And Around
3. A New Machine Part 1
4. Terminal Frost
5. A New Machine Part 2

3-LP Vinyl Edition
Heavyweight 180g Vinyl, 24-Page Booklet, Slipcase
23 Songs
Features 9 Songs not included on the 1988 2-LP*

Vinyl One : Side A
1. Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Parts 1-5
2. Signs Of Life *
3. Learning To Fly

Vinyl One : Side B
1. Yet Another Movie
2. Round And Around
3. A New Machine Part 1 *
4. Terminal Frost *
5. A New Machine Part 2 *
6. Sorrow

Vinyl Two : Side A
1. The Dogs Of War
2. On The Turning Away
3. One Of These Days

Vinyl Two : Side B
1. Time
2. On The Run *
3. The Great Gig In The Sky *
4. Wish You Were Here
5. Welcome To The Machine *

Vinyl Three : Side A
1. Us And Them *
2. Money
3. Another Brick In The Wall, Part 2

Vinyl Three : Side B
1. Comfortably Numb
2. One Slip *
3. Run Like Hell

Related: Our review of The Later Years box set

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